The big news here is the duo of pools – they’re both huge. The beach is on the doorstep, too.
The Riu Marillia is on a sandy beach in peaceful Yasmine Hammamet. It’s around 10 minutes’ walk from the medina, and there are more shops and restaurants in the centre, about 15 minutes’ drive away.
The hotel’s biggest feature is the pool scene – there are 2 mammoth pools to choose from. You’ve got options on the dining front, too, with a buffet restaurant and à la carte Asian.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Asian restaurant open 1st June-30th September. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks 10.00-01.00 May-October and 10.00-24.00 November-April. And tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
Make a splash in either of the 2 half-Olympic sized pools. Edged with a sprinkling of lustrous palms, lie back and relax on a sunbed overlooking the spectacular sea views.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample the delicious international cuisine, with some dishes prepared on the spot. Enjoy the themed evenings held here 3 times a week.
Asian à la carte restaurant
Try the delectable Asian dishes at Alyssa. Open 1st June to 30th September, don't forget to make your reservation in advance. And there's a formal dress code.
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Returned from the Rui two days ago. The best thing about Tunisia is the weather and unfortunately nothing else. The hotel was very clean and the majority of the staff were very friendly. The service seemed at times false in order to get tips from you and some waiters were too familiar and became annoying after 14 days. The entertainment is shocking it consists of the animation team doing mimes and dancing that only the foreigners seem to appreciate. The team itself are hardworking especially Fifi. The saving grace was the last night of our stay when there was a fire show.The food was repetitive and we expected more. The cocktails were a let down full of squeezy juice from a bottle.There is a lovely stray dog on the beach my fiance gave her some water. The beach was okay but further down if you decide to walk it was bad, nappies and food, plastic bags in the sea. Do not go for a walk it's so scruffy with litter everywhere. We went to Hammermet in a taxi which cost 20 dinar return which was fair and when we got out we got hassled by a man who claimed to be a waiter at our hotel, turn your wristband around so they don't know which hotel you are at we got this many times! The management are very good we were very annoyed as a towel card went missing from my room which we believe the maid took,we had a telling off from one of the men behind the desk requesting that we had to pay for the towel when we told him, we think it's a scam to make you pay as they are very strict about the towels. The assistant manager sorted it out for us he was lovely and was always asking if our room was alright etc.These comments appear negative but I did enjoy my stay, the snags were mosquito bites and I have a stomach bug still after one week and was unable to eat for the last 3 days of our stay. The pools are lovely the indoor pool had no water in and the disco was not open which was a shame when you have two teenage boys with you, WIFI very slow.Will not be returning to Tunisia ever again I'm afraid and it puts me off returning to a Rui. More
deborah c, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Probably the best
Just returned from this hotel with my partner and daughter.this hotel is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed,considering I have been to many hotels around the globe this one will stay firmly in my mind.the food is excellent and nobody will starve regardless of what your taste is.but the highlight in the food department is the asian ala carte.chinese.indian and sushi bars.roast duck.several beef and chicken dishes and best of all you can eat there as many times as you please,just book at reception the day before.the reception staff are very kind and helpful and a big thank you to adel the reception manager.the drinks are not the best quality but with a cocktail menu you can get practically any drink you want,if drinking coca cola ask for diet coke as its straight out of the bottle.around the pool during the day look out for hadi the waiter,we gave him a small tip on first day 10 dinar= Â£3 and we didnt have to go to the pool bar at all,constantly looking after us all holiday so we tipped him again on second week.the animation team work tirelessly all day.fifi the memory man is great.just a quick do you want too join in whichever activity.yes or no and away they go,not pushy at all which I liked.my only small gripe would be evening dress code for men,long trousers only.its a joke,people in tracksuit bottoms and ripped jeans. but as soon as I finished up to room and a quick change into smart shorts.the beach activities are great.paragliding,jetski etc we went paragliding and paid 60 dinar for 2 of us =Â£20 great experience and professionally run.our room was cleaned every day and a small tip to maid gets you towel art etc.feeding time at lunch 12-3pm is a bit manic and a free for all but just wait a bit longer until 1-2 and its fine.being a fisherman,when on holidays I like to get up early and go fishing around 5am.so I would sort out our 3sunbeds for the day. But a lot of people would be there doing their sunbeds and not use them until the afternoon. But there is plenty of room and you can get a bed sonewhere.the beach is ok.a lot of weed most days and some big waves.but im sure its not always like this.getting back and forth the centre of yasmine is easy.either a 15-20 min walk which is flat and easy or jump in a taxi which are everywhere and your there in a few minutes for 3dinar daytime 5 dinar night time.or the small train which is lovely if you have young children.but please be very careful about using the tuk tuks we got into one down the marina,sat in the back and a taxi driver ran over grabbed the tuk tuk driver and pulled him out,then said to us please get out hes drunk.well it shocked me a bit and my partner and 12year old daughter.and after the altercation we could clearly see he was steaming drunk.the taxi man had a big thank you from us and he explained to us many tuk tuk have no license.we then flagged a taxi down and safely back to our lovely hotel.so please just be sensible and use taxis or trains.have to give the rovers return a big thumbs up.great food.great value.any animal lovers going here please look out for sandy (mr+mrs bear) the dog on hotel beach if your going here within the next few weeks Please get some chicken or beef she especially likes the duck from asian lol wrap it up leave it in room fridge and feed her in morning time,she really needs this food right now for a particular reason.I like a helpful review and I hope that mine will be useful.So to sum it up,a great hotel.huge pool. Biggest I have ever seen in any hotel. Great food wonderful staff all in all a great and memorable holiday.2nd time to tunisia and already looking for next year.come with an open mind and enjoy tunisia.More
took 2 hours to get through passport control as not enough staff (told this is regular occurrence) hotel was lovely and clean but staff were rude and unhelpful. excursions were badly organised and was basically dumped at place and left for few hours. Room was lovely and spotlessly clean but air con didn't work (even after they supposedly fixed it. Food was fantastic but waiters only decided to be friendly on our last day (presume they were after a tip). Entertainment was good and they are great with kids (Fifi is fantastic). Beach was beautiful but you need to be a great swimmer to swim in sea as a bit rough (not for kids). Was really disappointed, this was supposed to be our honeymoon but couldn't wait to come home, definitely not for us but i know others loved it.More
First time visit
First impressions were that this was a 4* hotel. The wi fi could be improved somewhat. The cleanliness was as expected, Food was excellent, you could not go hungry, plenty to choose from and lots of it. The restaurant staff were really friendly and looked after you. The pool was clean and sunbeds plentiful. The animation team for Tunisia was second to none, Fifi, Mario, Mohair, Ramzi,Sam and the funny one whose name we don't know, were brilliant, working non stop from morning to night.They really made the holiday. During the day there was darts ,archery, keep fit, aqua aerobics and many other thing to do if you didn't want to just sunbathe all day. Most of the bar staff were friendly with the exception of one who let. himself down BIG time, I will not mention his name but will say that it started with the initial J and ended with L. I'm sure that if you come across him you will agree with me. If you were not a young single girl or didn't give him a tip every time he served you then whoa betide you, he blatantly ignored you and would not serve you. A very rude employee indeed. Apart from this the holiday was brilliant and ended up with a super tan.More
220ValA, Billingham, United Kingdom
We went to this hotel in July, was a bit worried because of the recent bad reviews, but shouldn't have worried, we had a lovely time, food was lovely and people so helpful and friendly. Animation team worked so hard to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves. Fifi was amazing how did he remember everyone's name! Our room was clean but quite basic and had not a very nice view over roofs below, but only slept in it so didn't bother us. Brilliant destination for a short break only 2.5 hours from uk, sometimes it takes you that long on the M25 getting to airport!More
TerrieG24, Warfield, United Kingdom
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