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 two 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 two half-Olympic sized pools. Edged with a sprinkling of lustrous palms, lie back and relax on a sunbed overlooking the spectacular sea views.
Head to the 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 three 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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Another great holiday
Just returned from a 3rd stay at this hotel. This time cannot fault it, the reception staff were spot on, the Thomson holiday rep was really good, all the staff were excellent. Food was far to good as I have put a few pounds on. Already booked for September this year.More
angela w, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
lovely hotel but poor restaurant
beautiful hotel and location staff very friendly and accommodating but the holiday was disappointing because of the restaurant.the choices of dishes and poor accessibility of the food due to lack of space around the serving area .also at any one time there was only one bar open which meant having to travel a hundred metres just to get a coffee or soft drink.More
derek h, Wigan, United Kingdom
Very pleasant hotel although sonetimes let down by drink english people !!!!! They know How to Shane themselves . The food was good but felt the spirits were watered down ! Overall a nice Holiday very relaxed and no pushy sales people which i enjoyed .... Would i go again Yes Ive Been to Tunisia 5 times and thought This was a good hotel !!! Sarah Cox !More
Returned the beginning of may after a weeks holiday at this hotel, Ignore the bad reviews I think they are wrong some people you just can not please, The hotel is lovely and clean, The staff are excellent, The food is good and what you would expect all inclusive in Tunisia I would look forward to return againMore
Great hotel, clean and friendly - really enjoyed stay
Booked 11 nights holiday at this hotel, from 26th April to 7th May, following a 35 minute transfer from Enfidha Airport, we arrived at the hotel at about 20.30. The first thing we noticed was a massive atrium where the lobby and reception are situated. Looking skyward we saw the glass roof 3 stories above us, it is so impressive. We checked in at reception, we were informed that dinner was still being served, in Restaurant Alyssa, till 21.30, so we had plenty of time to go to our room before having dinner. We were warmly welcomed to the hotel by the Reception Manager, Mr Adel, we were also introduced to the Hotel Manager, Mr Omar. It was the most enthusiastic welcome we have ever received at a hotel. Our room, was a junior suite which was on the 3rd floor in the Atrium part of the hotel. The living room was massive and the bedroom was very spacious, there was a separate bathroom and toilet, the suite was spotlessly clean. We went down to dinner, it was a buffet style, with a very varied and wide selection of starters and food for main courses. There are 2 sittings for dinner, 18.30 to 19.45 and 20.15 to 21.30, you choose your sitting and a table is reserved for you for the rest of your stay. After dinner we went to the Lobby bar for a few drinks before bed. The bar staff were friendly and efficient and did their best to serve people in the correct order. This was at times difficult for the staff as some guests would form a queue at one end of the very long bar, while others would randomly walk up to the other end and expect immediate service. Guests are allowed to smoke in this bar, some guests would smoke at the bar while waiting for a drink, others were very considerate and went outside on to the terrace for a smoke. Think the bar area should be non smoking. The seating area in the Lobby Bar was kept very well with tables and ashtrays regularly cleaned and empty glasses collected. The Lobby Bar, also called Wonder Bar, is open from 17.00 till midnight, think on one occasion we made it to closing. We did tip the bar staff a number of evenings during the holiday, a few dinars every now and again. There is a room off the Lobby Bar where guests could smoke the pipe thingy, it had nice little tables and stools and a bit colourful. There is another bar, the Piano Bar but this was closed. In the morning breakfast was served in the same place as dinner, Restaurant Alyssa, this is free seating, where you like. We never encountered a problem finding a table that was set up for breakfast. There was a wide choice on offer, cereal, toast, fresh juices, breads, croissants, the list goes on. There was a chef on hand to cook omelette with your choice of filling. Breakfast is served from 07.30 till 10.00. However, if you missed breakfast, there is another little restaurant that serves continental breakfast from 10.00 to 11.30. Lunch is also served here between 12.30 to 14.30. As is afternoon tea and cakes from 15.00 to 17.00. At all meals the hotel provided a wide choice for varied foods, we always found something good to eat. It was always hot and you could see the staff regularly testing the food with a probe to ensure correct temperature. Then there was Mr Omar, the Manager, to contend with he was always on hand to see all was ship shape, it was soon corrected if not. We picked up our beach/pool towels from the little hut which was open from 09.00 to 10.00. There are 3 pools, there is the massive one, a designated pool for swimming and the kiddies pool, you can lounge around here for a while or all day, what ever you like. The hotel also provides mattresses for the sunbeds. We chose to lounge on the beach, sunbeds and mattresses provided there. (Have written comments about the beach, water sports and beach sellers as forums as there was nothing set up on TripAdvisor). We would go back to the hotel for lunch, then back down beach till about 16.30 we would then adjourn to the pool bar to enjoy the last rays of the day with a beer. The pool bar is open from 10.00 till 17.00. The pool bar staff would keep the bar open longer depending on the weather and the number of guests sitting there. The pool areas and gardens were maintained in top order, clean and tidy as was the rest of the hotel. Forgot to mention earlier the fantastic view from the Lobby, through the vast window, to see the big pool, gardens and subsequently out to sea, stunning. The hotel, quiet rightly asks that male guests wear long trousers in the evening. The evening entertainment was held in the conference room, which did not have a bar. We went one evening, not really our thing, but others enjoyed it. The entertainment staff were a good bunch and hard working. Not everywhere is perfect and there were a few things that niggled us. Although we had a great room at night it got very hot even with the balcony doors open, we told reception the air conditioning was not working in our room. We were informed that air conditioning is not turned on in the hotel till the 1st June, no great help on the 4th May, we were given a fan that was rather noisey. As stated earlier our room was on the 3rd floor of the atrium, if we sat in the living room during peek times in the lobby below, we could hear the noise through the door, luckily it never lasted long. The safe in the room was situated on the floor of one of the wardrobes it was awkward to access and get things out. As I said earlier just a few niggles and nothing major. The end on a positive note, all of the staff from the Manager downwards, were friendly and polite to guests and they all worked hard to their jobs to ensure everyone en joyed and had a good time at the hotel. Can see why people return to this hotel again and again, would recommend it and we will be backMore
David D, London, United Kingdom
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