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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An incredible holiday!!

My partner and I had a fabulous stay here. The hotel was fantastic and the staff a real credit. The pool sizes are great, the food varied and the location is good to. There is a beautiful medina not far from the hotel and there is plenty to see elsewhere in Tunisia. We arrived in Tunisia very work stressed people and came home so relaxed. We were fortunate enough to use the wonderful spa in the hotel and to take part in activities both organised through the hotel and thomson staff. Tunisia is great value for money and there is plenty to see. My only advice would be to only change money to dinar as and when you need it-the hotel couldn't change ours back to GBP but said the airport could. We got to the airport and they told us only the hotel can and they had to give euros!! Overall, a wonderful holiday :DMore

Jessie H,

Simply wonderful

Ok so I honestly do not know where to start with this review, we have just arrived back to the UK after a week here it was amazing. From arriving at the hotel we were checked in and in our room (34) within 10 minutes we also had our bags brought to us. We recieved an Incredibly friendly welcome from the start. The room was lovely with purple decor and very spacious! Immaculate also. The cleaner everyday did something special with our bed sheets. The animation team are the true heart of this place Fifi, Mario, sam, ramsey and mohair all went out of their way to make us welcome. Even had to take part in some games on stage one evening! They are a true credit to this hotel and we miss them already! We did wander down to the spa one day this proved to be fantastic for 120 dinar which equates to around 40pounds you got the steam room a full body scrub and seaweed application, a turn in the hydro-bath and a full and I mean full oil body massage. Such good value for money and the ladies in there are so sweet! The bar areas are also very welcoming a small tip goes along way with all staff tip the bar and they will bring you drinks for the whole duration of your stay, we fount they gave you alot more alcohol too! We fount the upstairs bar with the outdoor balcony the best. Now for the pool we were lucky and had gorgeous weather we were getting up around 10am most days and we did struggle a little for sunbeds as most people were up at the crack of dawn to reserve them however we didn't ever go without. The pool is HUGE and very relaxing looks so beautiful out there too. The food would be my only little niggle. Whilst there is a shockingly huge choice of food me and my partner were a little disappointed it all looks absolutely beautiful however we fount it was incredibly bland, we never went hungry though but we did miss our british grub ha-ha. There is a pub just up the road called the rovers return though which is there for if you fancy something british like pie or a burger!. However a massive thankyou to our waiter he was amazing. From day one he would take our plates off of us and carry them to our table. After 2 days he already knew what we liked to drink and it woyld be sat on the table ready he truly went out of his way to help us and is also a true credibility to this hotel thankyou so much! On our last night he even decorated our table with heart shaped napkins and rose petals!! We did 2 days trips via thomson excursions which was Friguee park and the capital sights both were enjoyable and worth the money. Overall this holiday was absolutely amazing the perfect break we needed and I would happily recommend this hotel and all its wonderful staff to anybody we WILL be back next year. Thankyou so SO much, Love Paige and Shaun (room 34) More

Paige H,

Amazing!

Me and my friend stayed here for two weeks mid September and we still have the holiday blues! We arrived early hours Monday morning and within 10 minutes of arriving we were in our very spacious and spotless room and had our bags brought to us. We wanted a relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we had. The weather was extremely hot but we had a few cloudy days in between and patches of rain which they told us was normal for the time of year. We read a lot of poor reviews about the food but we enjoyed the food, something there for everyone and they had a couple of themed nights a week which was nice to try different things. The Asian restaurant is also really nice, a lot more chilled out and nice to have something different. It did get slightly repetitive towards the end of the two weeks but if you were to eat in the same restaurant at home every day and night for two weeks then it would be the exact same which is what people forget! The staff in the restaurant were so pleasant and attentive. Our room was cleaned every day and sheets changed every other day with flowers left on the bed. The maids were really pleasant and friendly. We mainly stayed by the pool every day which was huge and very clean with another pool at the other side. There are lots of sun beds but you do need to get up at 6/7 to put towels on. The towel guys are really nice and do a good job of looking after the pool area. If there aren’t any sun beds, they will gladly get some more out of their room for you! Really great that the beach is on the door step! The bar staff during the day and night are fantastic. They work so hard all day and night. The drinks are fairly weak but if you ask for larger measures they will top them up. The beer and red wine are nice!! We tipped a few of them throughout our holiday, look out for Momo (Mohammed) on an evening, he is absolutely lovely and always makes sure you have a drink and don’t have to go to the bar! Last but not least is the animation team! On our first day, one of the guys came up to us and asked where we were from, how long we were staying for etc. we made the mistake of automatically assuming that they would be like what we have previously experienced in Turkey and Greece of being harassed for the whole of our holiday but we couldn’t be more wrong! I would say that they really made our holiday what it was. They spoke to absolutely everyone, not just young girls like us, but everyone. You can tell that they really enjoy their jobs, you never ever see them flagging or sighing or complaining that they are tired. They are a credit to the hotel and I don't think it would be the same without them. Overall, we could not fault one little thing about this holiday (maybe the weather but that is no ones control). I really think the staff make the hotel what it is. They strive for excellence and to make everyone enjoy their holiday as much as we did. From the receptionists to the cleaners, animation team to the chefs they all work so so hard and can’t do enough for you! We will definitely be returning to this hotel within the next 12 months!More

SandyMelons, West Yorkshire

Very nice stay

Just returned from riu marillia last night.went with my husband for two weeks.i must say it is a very good standard hotel.we had a really nice time.the first week was ok until a whole load of people turned up seemed they were all together.it looked like there were about 150 of them.couldn't get near the bars, they did seem to take over the hotel.after about 5days they went and it turned back to normal with better service.i can't really find a fault as travelled many places and hotels, and this one was up there at the top of my list.had lovely weather,so that was good as well.felt very relaxed for the whole of the 2 weeks, which is what I like, and feel I am entitled to.all in all a very nice holiday I would return to this hotel. .More

rinathecleaner, aylesbury bucks

Return visit to Tunisia

Just returned 3 Octoer with a sun filled fortnight. Sadly, my wife caughy a viral infection and I with diarrhoea. the Hotel Doctor and Infirmary nurse speedily assisted our needs. Thank you. ALL staff from top Manager chain down to resturant staff showed concern. Our accommodation was most comfortable, the cleaner and general cleaners were forever ensuring our room and public areas were kept to the highest standards. the resturant floor managers and waiters were polite and attentive ensuring we were looked after. There was a great choice at all meal times, sadly the meat choice was poor although plenty of alternatives to fill the plate. We were very impressed with the attention to staff dress turnout and theme evenings. We had one good experience in the Asian resturant and one bad one but this might of been caution because of the bug we caught. The Animation Team were the best we have seen and they all were very persuasive in ensureing their sporting periods were attended. The Amature Drama evening were well received and dance routines in time. Two large pools with plenty of lounge chairs/beds to accommodate everyone, also good to have the choice down by the beach. It was nice not to be drowned out by unsocial music round the pool and NOT pestered by sales staff selling their wares. Well done. Reception staff were very helpful when required. We did see the Hotel Dog and pups and whilst there and were informed good homes were found for them. This our first RIU Hotel visit and we will return to this Hotel Group. The bugs we caught and food quality stoped us giving full marks.More

Michael H,

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