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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Great holiday

After the comments we read on here about this hotel we were pleasently surprised how good this hotel was. When we first arrived we had drinks bought to us and we're well catered for. The rooms were very clean and well kept. We had a garden view which was nice and quiet. The pools and grounds were the best part of the hotel it was set out over a large area and maintained well. We stayed by the quieter pool which was right next to the beach. The beach was our main attractment and made our holiday. The pools were supervised by lifeguards who were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The water slides were amazing, all that needs to be said about those. The food was a bit of a let down however we both found something each night. Pizzas made fresh and pancakes in the morning were nice. Overall we would visit again without hesitation. Don't be put off by the negative reviews.More

harvey123456789hc,

Thanks for people that have agreed with us

Would like to thank people who have agreed with this hotel,about everything,thought it was only us who spoke our minds,food cold,ants in room,rep for thompson someone earlier had commented about her attitude ,who sometimes could be quite offensive,as we found out,thanks for other comments.More

Bernard W, Goxhill, United Kingdom

8 days holiday in this hotel

Generally its a nice hotel, but the price is too much if compared it with the value and services of this hotel, rooms was nice and clean, water slides and beach are super, now if we talk about restaurant generally nice but you can see some mess and very old spoons and other tools, broken tables, the restaurant need to be maintained or renewed totally, about the variety of food you can find some variety but almost the same things every day, but no worries you can find every day something to eat,the animation not bad really you can pass time nicely,the most thing who made really upset is the tickets for a bottle of water you have a right every day in 1 bottle !!!! and internet you must pay for it because you can find WiFi signal available in rooms,my opinion is not recommended for All In,you can enjoy this hotel in the aqua park and beach this is the most important places to have fun, hopefully mangers of this hotel can enhance it more and make the prices lower.More

Freeman G, Annaba, Algeria

Was ok! Not the best

Stayed here for 2 weeks in September with my boyfriend and after reading reviews on here after booking, was a bit unsure. However, I went with an open mind! On arrival, it seemed like a lovely place and the staff we're helping but after travelling all day and arriving at 2am, I just wanted to sleep. Was put in a room on the ground floor which seemed to have quite a few ants & a broken shower so asked to be moved. After pestering the reception a few times into the next day, we got a better room which felt a lot cleaner and at least the shower worked. The rooms wasn't too bad, was ok for a holiday but could do with a bit of improvement. The buffet in the main restaurant was ok, mainly had fish as the main dish which I wasn't too keen on, tended to be pizza, pasta and chips that I lived off with a bit of salad every now and then. If your a fan of fish then you'll be ok but I'm not too keen on it when it's laid there staring at you! The bars had a good variety of drinks and was always served quickly! One barman stood out in particular working at the pool bar, couldn't do enough for the two of us! Always bringing us drinks when he walked by and was friendly as out! Couldn't have asked for more from a barman. The water park was good fun too with that been on majority of the day! Overall, it was a good stay with a few shops outside of the hotel. The little train stops and takes you to port el kantoui which is a lovely place to visit for something daft like 3 and half dinar return! The hotel itself was ok overall, could have been better in certain ways but I still enjoyed the holiday. Wouldn't go back anytime soon but thanks to the animation team and the bar staff for making the holiday better! The animation on a night was good but repetitive if your there over a week. Tunisia is a lovely place to visit and I would recommend going! More

Roxanne U,

Worst holiday we've ever had... won't be returning

We stayed here mid September. The brochure showed a nice smart looking hotel with nice rooms. When we arrived around lunchtime we were given some forms to fill in and told our room would be ready at around 2pm which was fine. We enquired whether we had been allocated a bungalow as requested as we both have trouble at times with walking, but was told we may not get one, again this was ok, until we were shown to our room which was in the front of the hotel. It was filthy with black dirt on the surfaces in the main sleeping area and bathroom and had obviously not been cleaned. We refused this room and was told that we could have a room just behind the Lebanese restaurant if we didn't mind waiting. We had a look at the location and said this would be ok and we paid for fridge hire whilst we were waiting However after a lengthy wait, we were shown to a room right over the far side of the complex facing one of the water slides. The first thing we noticed was the curtains were dirty with holes in and it was quite a hike to reception and with our walking difficulties and no tea or coffee making facilities in the room, was not ideal, but not wanting to spoil our holiday, we unpacked our cases and went to get a much needed shower. The bath is very deep and quite hard to get in and out, as soon as i turned on the shower, the shower head fell to pieces into the bath, so we had to go back to reception to sort it out and was told someone would come to our room to fix it. Well we waited and waited in our room, and nobody turned up. By now we were tired, dirty and getting rather fed up. So we enquired with the holiday reps to see if we could be moved to a room nearer to the main facilities. We were told that we could do this the following day at 11am if we didn't mind staying in our room for the first night. By 11 am the next morning, nobody had been to fix the shower, and we went to meet the reps to get our new room sorted. We were then told it would not be ready until 4pm that day, but someone would come and fix the shower so we could at least get freshened up. We got a call at 3pm to say our new room was ready, but still nobody had fixed the shower! nor had they delivered the fridge we had paid for. after repacking our things, we were shown to a room near the main pool. We were happier with this room as it was clean and seemed to suit our needs. By now it was the second day of our holiday, and as we were only there for a week, we were eager to enjoy the rest of it. I decided to go for a swim as the pool seemed nice. The water was warm and i enjoyed the pool, but when i got out near the pool bar, i slipped on a large slimy area and hurt my ankle and back. Other guests that assisted me, told me that i was not the first that week to have slipped in that area, as the water had collected there and had not been cleaned away. We went out to the pool bar one evening, to find no cushions on the metal chairs that were available so we had to sit on one of the plastic sunbeds. The beer was served in tiny plastic cups which my husband said contained no more than two mouthfulls. Ridiculous for all inclusive. Other drinks were very limited and over the week, although the hotel was not full, they continuously ran out of beer, We got some larger glasses from a shop in the end which we used for our drinks. on our 3rd evening, we found that the patio light did not work, and as we like to sit out in the evening and play cards and have a drink, we reported this to reception. It took them another day and a half to send someone to look at it, only for the repair man to discover there was no wiring in the wall so there was no working light, which meant we could not sit on the patio and reception said there was nothing they could do. By now,we were rather fed up with things not being sorted and with only 2 days left of our holday, the reception did say they could maybe find yet another room with a working light if we wanted. There was no way we wanted to pack all our things up yet again, so we refused. On top of these problems, on the main seating area outside near reception, there are some sofas with tables. The majority of these were filthy with huge rips in them. The food on the whole was bland and half the time, not very hot. Plates in the main dining room had chunks missing from them, as did some of the cups. Now as we wanted to make the most of our holiday, we decided to have a go on the slides. Most of them were good fun, but one of the handrails came away in my husbands hands when climbing onto the slide. He pointed this out to a lifeguard, who just banged it back on with his hand and then carried on as normal even though the bolts were missing on one side of the handrail and looked like it had been fixed on at some point with putty. This should have been attended to and the slide closed until fixed. The waterpark is the only thing that was good at this hotel. The whole place needs a total overhaul and Thomson need to send someone out to look at the place and stop displaying it in brochures as it probably looked when it was new because they don't seem to believe that there is a problem, despite having photos to show them. The staff on the whole were quite friendly, although one or two soon forgot you if you did not tip them every time. The reps did their best, but were run off their feet as so many people were complaining about various things. Trip to the zoo and the zulu evening was worth the money but our holiday was ruined overall and we shall not be returning. A very expensive holiday for the state of the place. If you don't mind spending time and a lot of money in a run down hotel, then you will be fine. if it was giving some tlc it has potential.More

nodwas, grimsby

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