The Thalassa Sousse laughs in the face of the ‘less is more’ theory. At this place, more is more. Especially when it comes to waterslides. Its rainbow-coloured waterpark – brand new for 2013 – counts black holes, twisters, freefalls and a couple of 100-metre-long hair-raisers among its army of slides. That’s not to mention the dinky chutes designed for younger kids that twist around the pirate-themed splash zone.
It goes all out on pools, too. A big lagoon-style pool is the main attraction, but the one next door to it – complete with a waterslide and two twisty chutes – is hot on its heels. There’s a big stretch of beach right on the doorstep, too, that’s armed with tons of loungers, a sea-view restaurant and a bar.
International chefs head up the kitchens in the hotel’s buffet and à la carte restaurants. And post-dinner entertainment is laid on in the 1000-seat amphitheatre, the flatscreen TV-equipped mojito bar, and the African-themed nightclub.
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- Buidings: 2 blocks + bungalows
- Floors: 3 storey main building + bungalows available
- Rooms: 469 - rooms are located in 3 storey buildings or bungalow style
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. All local drinks in restaurants and lounge - time restrictions will apply. Snacks at set times.
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These lagoon style pools are huge with a palm tree island in the centre, plus 2 twisty water chutes and a waterslide close by for the kids' to explore. Some of the water slides may not be suitable for small children and height and age restrictions apply. There's 1 attraction with minimum age 5 years and 12 attractions with minimum height 110cm.
Cleopatra buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a selection of international dishes are offered including local dishes, pizzas, grilled meat, fish, pasta and salads.
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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Some very good bits and some bad bits - but overall great relaxing Holiday :)
Most of the flights into Tunisia are morning which poses a problem straight away when you arrive at the hotel as check in is 2pm - this is not noted anywhere and when you have had a 2 hour airport queue to have your passport and visa checked you do not want to then wait around for 2 hours just to get into your room ! We travelled in October and it was still very busy and very hot - YET no air con ! this only runs between june and september ?????? As a result we had the room doors open and were eaten alive by mosquitos - easily solved with some spray but annoying more than anything as it was still very warm and we struggled some nights with no air con The flies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then more flies - there were hundreds on everything and although the bars and restuarants were cleaned daily by the end of your sitting or the afternoon the flies were abundent and the bars outside in particular very sticky ! Apart from the above and the odd bad day with the all inclusive the staff were great and the rooms very nicely done out and cleaned daily The different restuarants is a good idea but the food wasnt that much better or different to that in the main all inclusive and I would say that breakfast was the worst meal.......... Very modern hotel with some areas needing attention but not overly noticeable The best bit for us was the beach which is private and beautiful topped off with the beach front cabana and restaurant/bar where the waiters after one day rememebred you and your drinks :) Tipping is a big must and the staff deserve it as they do really look after you We relaxed totally and there were plenty of children around but they tended to stay by the pools and the water park which looked fantastic and very good to keep the children entertained Overall it was a short transfer with great weather and location along with it being a large resort so you didnt feel like you were doing the same every day/night :) I would recommend and the price of £400 pp ai for a week was good value :)More
Amanda K, Bristol, United Kingdom
2nd time loved it
This is the second year we've Been here great the first time but now with the new water parks its greater even The food sometimes is not the best but if you buy a mini don't expect a rolls royce plenty of choice. We had a bungalow down near the beach which was kept nice and clean and all the staff were very helpful and curtious. Wish the air conditioning had been on rather hot at night Booking again for next October bringing more family members along one thing that was lacking was some decent evening entertainment except when the ruskies got drunk entertainment. In itself can't wait for next timeMore
Jill M, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Holiday with grandchidren
We booked this hotel specially because of the water park, and that was great fun for the boys of ten and thirteen years. Otherwise we have divided feelings for it. Standard room was small and really basic, only one chair, even that very small. Bed was good, however. Balcony yes, bathroom quite large and ok. There was safe deposit locker in the room but it was opened next day only and charged. Air condition was shut up from end September for the cool winter period but in the first week 11. - 17.10.13 there was day temperature + 35 C and in the nights well above 25 C and humid, so A/C had definitely been necessary when rolling around in soaked bed sheets. -Was there A/C in the rooms advertised in the hotel info of travel agency net pages for this hotel? The rooms were cleaned daily and that part of the service was ok. Restaurants: Food was always the same regardless of the restaurant of your choice of 3 or 4 of them, There was constant shortage of plates, glasses and cups in the main restaurant. The purpose seemed to be that the waiters fetched the drinks to the customers tables but the waiters were obviously to be tipped to get proper service of drinks or you had to queue up in sometimes very slow and long queue. It looked that with extensive tipping you might have the drinks served in glasses to your specially reserved tables with flower decorations, sometimes surprisingly even in the wineglasses. The bars served drinks as promised but quite often in plastic cups. Evening programs by animation team were mainly under any expectations and standards, and we have seen them in almost ten years in El Gouna Rihana so there is something to compare. The public areas were spacious and furniture large of size but cushions dirty if not filthy both inside and outside on terraces. The hotel was marketed as four star but according to our experience, only the white tablecloths in the restaurant, spacious public areas and the new water park represented that level. All the rest was far behind this standard. However, we had a good holiday with our daughters family and their boys for the first week mainly due to the water park facilities and crepes and pizza available. The second week we spend more on golf course and reading.More
ekuvita, Espoo, Finland
Well what can I say stayed here in June & had an amazing holiday & after being home for one week we rebooked to go back in October! Just got back from another amazing 2 weeks!! Hotel all in all is beautiful and kept very clean at all times! Food lovely and alot of selection especially the chicken nuggets Reception staff & bar staff very helpful and always polite especially Bridgader Hosni in the american bar- such a lovely guy and always has a smile on his face! Animation team always happy & definately entertaining! Especially Mido, Mamado, Raoule & dido! Have been a great laugh & made our holiday! Wouldnt of been as good without you all!! Sad to see some of the team no longer there like Kiki, gogo and speedy!!! Loved being invited to Momos wedding! what an experience and lovely to have met the families & managed to see other parts of Africa.Miss you all but will definately be back to see you all!! Last of all would like to thank Mr Mark Vine for making it the best 2 weeks ever wouldny of been the same without you! Loved every minute of it with you and could not stop crying when we had to leave you!! Cannot wait to see you again! many more fun times and hardworking times ahead! Will be back very soon to see you again! Would definately recommend this hotel to everyone!!! Amazing holiday and cannot wait to come back next year More
HarrisonRichards, Southern Wales, United Kingdom
BEST HOLIDAY EVER
I can't put into words how much I've loved this holiday, I went in June for 2 weeks and within a week of being home I booked for another 2 weeks in October and once again had the best time of my life. The hotel is so clean and all of the staff are ever so lovely, the animation team are the best especially Mido, Didou and Mamadou, they're always looking after us and getting us up to loads of activities so we were never bored and they made me and my friends laugh constantly throughout the day and night. I wouldn't change anything from this holiday, after going here I never want to go on another holiday ever again. Big thanks to Mark Vine who also looked after us and took us out of the hotel to have a look around Tunisia, it's such a beautiful place and I highly recommend Thalassa Sousse to anyone who's looking to book a holiday for 2014 to have an absolutely amazing time. I will be back for sure!!!!!More
TeighlorRichards, Newport south wales
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