Riu Marillia  

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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Food & Drink

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

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.

Buffet restaurant

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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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3.

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A weeks stay

Well where do I start ,this is not a four star hotel even though it's part of the Rui chain !The food isn't much good to be honest we survived on chips cheese and bread which got harder to chew as the day's went on ,on the fifth day are room was flooded with sewage from the toilet so don't stay on the bottom floor as in room 30 and the bed had very annoying squeaking noise too which we complained about ,the beach was okay but the sea was full of plastic bags and other assorted rubbish ,on a postive note the stray dog known as sandy had 8 healthy puppies but they didn't eat the sausages! The pool was clean and warm but you need too be up very early too get a sun bed oh the alcoholic drinks are horrible as well but the weather was very warm ,we did go on two excursions as in 4x4 adventure and market /wine tasting and lunch was provided ,nice bread !! So if you do go one case for clothes and the other for pot noodles we will not be returning best of luck .More

gary m,

Fantastic holiday

Visited the Riu Marillia 14th-21st September with five friends. We arrived late at night and had a fab welcome with complimentary drink. The staff at this hotel are faultless from the cleaners, waiters, animation team upto the management. they cannot do enough for you and not in an over powering way. The hotel and pool area were spotless and the pools are large with plenty of sunbeds. There is plenty to see around the hotel with the marina, madina, water park and zoo a decent stroll away. Taxis and the "disco bus" cheap enough if you don't want to walk. Meals were superb, plenty of choice and something for everyone, if you can find fault there is something wrong with you....drinks plentiful and lovely cocktails on the all inclusive menu. Would have gladly stayed for two weeks and will definately be returning.More

dawn d,

Lovely hotel

We arrived at Riu Marilla Sept 11th late at night. The first impressions of the hotel were excellent, every member of staff greeted us and we felt very welcome. The hotel including our room was spotless and continued to stay that way the whoke time we were there, the cleaners came during breakfast hours to us and the room was spotless by the time we had eaten! Good choice of food on offer for every meal, and dining hall is large (however was very busy so a lot of the time we had to queue for our meals and drinks). Good selection of drinks, soft and alcoholic including cocktails. We stayed in room 220 and the view from our balcony was beautiful, it overlooked both pools and we had clear sea views (the beach backs straight onto the pools, with access to the hotels private beach). The only bad thing I can say is the location. Hammamet was absolutely filthy with litter everywhere, be warned from your rep that there are locals that try and 'con' you into either getting in there shop and having to buy something or paying extra for taxi rides (some taxi drivers make a deal e.g 4 dinar back to the hotel, when you get there it becomes 4 dinar each) and tbh there isn't a great deal to do. There is a very small marina, plenty of shops to haggle in in medina and some beach activities at the hotel, there are some excursions on offer from Thomson but none of them really appealed to us - a few are, a camel ride, visiting the shops and lunch, visiting uthina stadium and a sunset boat trip. If your just looking for a relaxing holiday this hotel is perfect, if your looking for more to do here this probably isnt the best location. After never staying in a riu hotel before I definately will be again in the future!!!More

LKWalker, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Sorry for delay, Amazing Hotel

First, we must apologise for the delay in this review, I keep killing computers, sorry. OK, what a holiday 15th - 29th June 2014, we have used the Riu chain for about 12 years now and know what to expect, same with Tunisia. We go there about twice a year for the last 11 - 12 years, when Riu dropped the El Kebir in Hammamet we thought we would never find the true Riu quality again, how wrong we were. From check in to check out top quality ( ok the ladies on reception were better suited to handling and helping people than the men were ) Rooms, spacious, spotless, yes a bit old fashioned but that's the comfort of a old glove, wicked. Our maid was truly amazing, didn't just " clean " the room each day, she nuked it from top to bottom, best ever maid , also they found time to laugh and joke in corridor with all visitors. Pool area, wicked !! enough said. Food , excellent , only issue was when unlike other Riu establishments, when it came to lunch. No choice of restaurant or snackbar it was snackbar take it or leave it, too small to cope with demand on its own, staff tried valiantly , but fell on their own swords ( due to Management ). Now that I have mentioned them , lets look at the management , these two gentlemen have not only embraced the Riu culture , but truly want to be the best at carrying it forward. I have never seen managers in the restaurant at 06:00 in the mornings giving team briefings and explaining WHY things are done this way , and then working until after midinight before, but these two really care about their hotel, they are aware that being a Riu for only 12 months means that some things need tweaking, but they give it their ALL, every day every mealtime they ask " have you any problems?, any issues?, anything that needs fixing ? please tell me " and they did live up to it, from silly people who lost their sunbeds due to being a bit " under the weather "to when someone had an accident and broke their leg, NOTHING was too much trouble. I have to take my hat off to the animation team , one of the best ever, when not working on activities, they did what Tunisians do best, wander among the guests and talk to them and befriend them, I have NEVER seen anyone like Fifi before in my life, he ( yes HE ) could walk around all the pools and remember EVERYONES name and where they were from, truly amazing, bar staff fantastic all day long and evenings too, quality of drinks was excellent no hands out for a tip each time, also declining tips , wicked. This hotel is the total package. W enjoyed it that much that we booked for next year within a week of getting home, looking forward to the return and putting some weight back on. Stay here , you will not be disappointed we promise you.More

carlandsue, Cardiff

Why did I have to leave?!

Arrived on the 17th August for 2 weeks and what a lovely time we all had! Do not have anything bad to say about this hotel. Adel the manager cannot do enough for you and makes sure everyone is not just happy but very happy. Rooms were lovely with comfy beds and always spotlessly clean. All the staff were very friendly and do a great job. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby! The pool area is lovely with 2 massive pools, one was a 25m pool good for swimming lengths in. The other was at least 50m long and was used for all of the activities. The animation team at the hotel are great and work very hard, doing activities during the day and the shows at night. Within a couple of days all of them had come and introduced themselves to us and always made the effort to have a chat throughout the holiday. So shoutout to Ramzi, Maher, Mario, Sam and Fifi. The food was lovely and there was always plenty of choice with themed evenings a few times a week. There was usually a Tunisian dish out at lunch and dinner which was great as we got to try some of the local dishes. We also visited the Asian restaurant which is at the same high standard, and is well worth a few visits. The evening entertainment was on every night down by the pool bar, majority of the shows were performed by the animation team and were enjoyable. There was also a traditional folklore show and the fakir show – complete with fire breathing, laying on nails and all other stuff like that! There was a lovely stray dog on the beach, Sandy, that had 8 puppies a couple of weeks before we arrived, which many of us fed. There is a great shop a 5 minute walk from the hotel, some things are fixed price but he will do you a good deal. The medina is also worth a visit – about a 15 minute walk but taxis are cheap, only a few dinars.More

Rebecca P, Guildford, United Kingdom

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