Hotel Thalassa Sousse  

This smart-looking hotel has a handful of pools, plus a beach on the doorstep.

This hotel is surrounded by acres of greenery, dotted with whitewashed buildings. Inside things are just as smart, with a minimalist vibe. In the lobby squared-off slate grey armchairs nuzzle floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The bedrooms also looks the part, dressed in candy stripes and splashes of fuchsia.

The best thing about this place, though, are the pools. There are four of them scattered throughout the grounds. The main pool is so big it could be mistaken for a lagoon, especially with its palm tree island. Next to it you have a waterslide and two twisty chutes. Smaller children have their own pool, and there’s an adults-only number down by the beach.

On the food front, the main restaurant has a sleek monochrome look, with high-back chairs and funky spot-lighting. It offers up an international buffet, but during the summer you can also try one of the à la carte restaurants.

As for where you’ll find it, the hotel fronts a great stretch of sand. The centre of Sousse is only five minutes away by taxi, but you’ve also got restaurants and bars closer to home.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  All local drinks in restaurants and lounge - time restrictions will apply.  Snacks at set times.

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Onsite waterpark May to Oct

There are plenty of slides here, with fast-paced Kamikaze drops to inflatable-ring rides. Kids over 5 years get their own fun-filled area, too.

Just so you know the waterpark is open from May-October and kids need to be at least 110cm tall to use the slides. The Aqua Tower is for little ones over 5 years, who must be supervised be an adult. Soft drinks are included in your All Inclusive package at the snack bar here.

Cleopatra buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, head to the buffet restaurant where you'll find a selection of international dishes, plus local dishes, pizzas, grilled meat, fish, pasta and salads.

Elyssa spa*

Relax and indulge in one of the treatments offered at the spa, you can pick from a massage and a range of spa treatments. Whether it's a special occasion or you'd just like to treat yourself and there's a hairdresser too.

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twin room

These twin rooms with their neutral backdrop and colourful soft furnishings sleep up to three. There's air-conditioning from June to September and heating from November to March for your comfort.

family room

These family rooms with their neutral backdrop and colourful soft furnishings sleep up to four with twin beds and extra beds. There's air-conditioning from June to September and heating from November to March for your comfort.

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A fun long weekend for the family

My kids wanted a fun weekend at Sousse as we were wrapping up our stay in Tunisia. There are many hotels to chose from but the kids saw the slides as we browsed tripadvisor and immediately the choice was made. I booked directly via their website using my credit card. We are a family of 3 adults and 4 children (10,8,3 and 8 months) I was quite skeptical given the mixed reviews on this hotel and crossed my fingers as we approached the hotel. The entrance is not reassuring as there is no parking within the hotel but a paid parking is available adjacent to the hotel and in front of some construction site. I held my breathe as we paid for the parking and made our way inside. It was not too bad and I began to get my confidence back. Our reservation was there and I paid the balance via my credit card. A porter helped take our bags to our two rooms facing the poolside. The rooms were decent, clean and well made. The kids could not wait to jump into the large pool. Looked for a fridge to put the babies food but there was none. Rang the reception and was informed that one has to rent one. They kindly offered to keep the food for me in one of their fridges but I preferred to rent the fridge.The safe too is not free. Once that was sorted, it was swimming time and the kids loved it. Tried the different slides and the music from the animators kept us entertained. A few tour sales people approached you with extra activities if one was interested to get out of the hotel. Drinks (not the best kind as in most all-inclusive hotels) were available round the clock...the drinking chocolate always seemed to run out. Delicious pancakes are served at 4pm. Buffet dinner was at the main restaurant. Though one can book in advance to eat at one of the a la carte restaurants. The food was nice with good variety. Waiters not very helpful though and seemed to chose who they wanted to assist. The bar tenders were however very friendly. The evening entertainment was ok. However one of them was not sensitive to the kids...maybe it was a language problem. One show/animator was really funny...it cracks us up to this day. There are a lot of thrilling slides to choose from. The food is good The rooms are clean The beach is clean The little kids area could do with some upgrading. The emergency room is not open all the time (one of mine got a cut and no help was in sight...even after asking a couple of life savers. So carry your first aid kit). Enjoyable during summer and autumn. I think they shut the slides during winter. The kids did not want to go back home at the end of the trip.More

Charles N, Nairobi

Amazing holiday

There were 8 of us went on this holiday in August, 4 adults and 4 kids and had the most fantastic holiday. The hotel was so clean with the rooms being cleaned and towels changed every day. The rooms were a little small for a family of 4, as it felt like one of the extra beds had been put in at the last minute. The food was great - plenty to choose from icncluding pasta, pizza, chips, kids section, as well as local dishes. The drinks were ok although we had to wait a while for each round of drinks. We found though that if you tipped the waiter you got glasses rather than plastic cups and they just brought you drinks each time they were on their rounds rather than waiting - a bargain for 10 dinars a night. If you want diet coke though - you will need to tip the waiters in the restaurants! The theme restaurants on the other hand weren't very good. The Lebanese was chicken and rice, chicken kebabs and rice or beef kebab and rice. The tunisian took a bit long to get out so kids were fed up, and it was a set meal. The english one was good for dinner but not breakfst. The italian was gorgeous during the day with pasta and pizza as well as beach bbq but only served seafood at night. The entertainment team were all so friendly and really looked after the kids during the disco and games. The only negative were some of the shows - they were a bit crap. Pools were all clean and tidy but you will need to get up early to get a good sunbed. Loads of slides too for the kids so they didnt get bored - plenty for the adults too. Kids club is a bit basic but they did plenty of different activites, including movies every night after the mini disco. Thank you Thalassa SousseMore

SarahFoggy, Manchester, United Kingdom

NOT a 4 star, never again, worst hotel I ever stayed in!

No basic services, how can they claim to be a 4 star! No WFI, no air con, no soap or shampoo, to use safe you have to pay for the service. Hotel does not accept credit cards. Staff after your money, local treated as royalty and fast tracked in the queue. Staffs have no respect for the guest. Rooms are dirty and bath, toilets, shower are completely need of repair. Restaurant Cutlery not cleaned properly, food not tasty, aubergine in almost all dishes and every day. Do not recommend, only facility is the water park but not worth it!More

Momtaj B, Ilford, United Kingdom

Mostly great!

I stayed there for a week with my two teenagers! Was pleasantly surprised on arrival at how spacious and comfortable the reception area is. I found most of.the reception staff helpful although a smile wouldn't have gone amiss! Our room had what it promised, adequate beds, a tired but clean bathroom and a terrace! We.stayed in a.bungalow close to.the main pool! Sadly I come.to the downside.of.this.hotel.......the food!! It was very repetitive and barely hot and was always surrounded.by a.worrying number of flies.....this may explain the stomach bug which took almost 2 weeks to entirely resolve! The upside.to the.main restaurant was the waiter who after a.small tip (3 td) treated us like.royalty for the rest of.the week! The "Italian" restaurant on beach was equally tedious and don't even.start me on the lebanese....we upped and left mid meal!!! Tip......take a cheap taxi to "Farmers "...... Delicious!!! The resort itself however was lovely.....spotlessly clean pools, beautiful sandy beach and endless evening entertainment which I'm.sure appealed to some lol! 10 out of 10 for effort though to entertainment team! First choice reps were extremely professional and friendly. Hotel staff on the whole.were a.delight and instantly assisted us with any requests...including help with a rather creepy stalker!! Re others complaints about air conditioning.....I asked nicely and immediately had mine turned.on......sometimes it's the way you treat others that dictates the outcome! All in all....probably wouldn't go back as we paid for a weeks worth of.food we didn't enjoy or just couldn't eat but that aside I achieved what I'd.set out to do.... ..spend a week being totally idle in the company of.my kids and came.home with a deep suntan :-) More

snowqueenScotland, scotland

Not bad but not brilliant

This is a strange one really, whilst I wouldn't recommend that other people don't go to this hotel, I wouldn't return myself. The hotel itself is very clean and tidy, the rooms (try and get one by the sea if you can! Lovely view) were really big for a family of 4 and the way the whole complex is set out is great. However the fittings and fixtures are shabby to say the least, the hotel needs quite a bit of tlc. This could be because we went late in the season and they were going to replace everything at the end of the season which I understand the theory of but I have still paid good money to go to the hotel and would expect there to be enough glasses, plates, bowls and seat pads that weren't dirty and ripped. Eventually we got glasses from elsewhere and just took them with us everywhere we went. The food was hit and miss really, some of the dishes were lovely and some were not so great and a little cold. Overall the staff were friendly, they appreciated an attempt at their language and as a result were very helpful. The pool was great and although I didn't personally use the water park my kids assure me that it was fantastic!!! Due to the time of year that we went, there were no queues, so they had plenty of turns on all the slides. I am not sure what it would be like in he height of summer. The hotel is situated brilliantly between Sousse and Port El Kantaoui, a road train goes between the two making travelling to both places really easy. The beach is a bit dirty with quite a bit of rubbish but the hotel has it's own designated bit of the beach with free sunbeds, pedalos and canoes. So as an overview and compared to what we have paid for holidays in the past I think that this hotel is value for money but it is definitely don't expect it to be all shiny and polished!!!More

Kerrica_11, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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