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.
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.
Visited with my Wife and two older teenage sons mid June, Upon arrival we were checked in with minimal delay and our cases taken to the room while we enjoyed a welcome drink and were given the opening times of the facilities.
Our rooms were of a good size with spacious balcony they were clean and comfortably furnished, The main restaurant has allocated seating and operates two sittings for evening meals, Be aware men are required to wear full length trousers, Lunch is served at the open air poolside restaurant the food in both was hot and tasty if a little lacking in variety, There is also an Asian themed restaurant reservation required, which serves good food including pork spare ribs.
The hotel is spacious and located on the beach front with two huge well maintained pools. There were many activities to join in with throughout the day although you were never pressured to participate, There are three bars however one of them was closed, it apparently opens in the winter when they close the pool bar, The staff were friendly and helpful working hard to make your stay enjoyable, during our stay the air conditioning in our sons bedroom failed and could not be repaired they were immediately given a new room with no fuss, The management were very visible and were always willing to talk often asking opinions on what we felt would improve the hotel.
My only gripe was the smoking I expected a lot of smokers with it being Tunisia but there was a complete lack of no smoking areas save for a small area in the centre of the lobby.
Overall an enjoyable holiday that if it were not for the tragic recent events we would happily repeat.More
Lostyeti73, Aberfan, United Kingdom
second time to hotel not as good as the first time but we still had a fab holiday :)
ok so after visiting tunisia (yasmine Hammamet) in nov 2014 (vincci taj sultan hotel) just myself and my 4yr old daughter, i decided to return again in january 2015. We loved tunisia that much my little one drove me crazy over christmas to go back all she wanted was to be back with our new friends :) we couldnt get the hotel we had stayed in previously so we ended up taking a chance and booking the Riu Marillia instead - we wasnt disapointed we had an excellent time lovely hotel, right on the beach, our room over looked the four pools and beach ....stunning !! staff were great,very helpfull, from the begining of the holiday till the end,the room was kept clean and tidy the maids were lovely and yes it always helps to tip them (to say thank you and show appreciation) the evening entertainment was ok the hotel also have other entertainers come to the hotel which were good mini disco was good theres plenty to do around the pool during the day and mini club (10-12, 3-5) wifi only in lobby area, didnt think much of the beauticians at the hotel i broke a nail had it fixed looked horrendous and paid 30 dinars for one nail repair. doctor here is great i was so ill on 2nd visit had to have injection everyday and tablets (becarefull of the charges for medication ) and the injections are in your bum ! lol so be prepared i wasnt ha .....
the food - variety of all sorts, for the weeks we stayed here it was ok the usual pasta salads chips pizzas etc o and of course ice cream always a winner with the kids only available at meal times not all day bit of a let down for the little ones ... and theres no room service for food and drinks unlike previous hotel. this can be helpful in the morning if your little one wont get ready to go to breakfast .....
if you dont like the food theres a place not far away called the rovers return all english food :) and english management also the english bar is across the road from the rovers return (on the beach) they too are nice
my first stay here was brilliant - the male staff are a little friendly when they know you are there on your own but as long as you are straight with them and tell them you wont have any problems (give respect and youll get respect back) this is also the same outside the hotel ladies you will get alot of attention if you are travelling without men. (one way to avoid attention out of hotel is to turn your wrist inside out this stops the shop keepers harrassing you and stops people bothering you saying they work at your hotel - dont fall for that they dont and will try get you to book excursions with them or let them be your guide ...dont !)
This did cause a problem on the second visit when i took a friend and her child along with me because i think people had seen us outside the hotel in the day with my tunisian friends and then on our last night at 2am i returned to the hotel to hear my friend crying and security at her hotel room a member of the hotel staff managed to get into her room thinking he could try his luck before we left to go home a few hours later at 6am he came unstuck and was forced back out the room by being pushed out she immediately called reception and ali the night guy quickly sorted this out we was told he would be loosing his job etc however i still have not heard from the manager about this as i left my email address for them to get back to me,due to i planned to return in july/aug i was really disapointed this had happened i was out the hotel at the time so my friend was alone with her child this left her really upset and had ruined the end of her 1st ever holiday this was the only major problem we had as any other time i felt we were safe
my first visit here i was told of the entertainment team stealing mobiles etc from guests however a number of times my little one lost my mobile on one time i didnt even realise till the next day a member of the waiting staff came and told me he had put it at reception for me from the night before :D ( i still managed to loose it before coming home and was told this time it wasnt found)
bar staff one guy wouldnt listen to what i asked him for and was just adding vodka to everything which is annoying when your trying to get the kids their drinks and his adding vodka to it when i told him no he got really angry and rude so i told him to forget it and refused to be served by him after no matter what i was saying to him he insisted on adding the vodka even when i said ok ill take them but now can i have two orange juice only he still put vodka in it - i gave up
other than that on both visits 1st time for 1 week 2nd time 2 weeks we had a good time i would deffinately recommend that you venture out the hotel avoid buying from the shop its a lot cheaper outside the hotel especially the noisey monkey teddy 4-5 dinar just up the road from hotel 15-20 dinar in the hotel
i recommend the enfidha animal park (zoo) the dolphins are amazing and its not expensive to see 15dinar you can also have pictures taken with the dolphins and swim with them at extra cost but again i dont think it was expensive ... Â£25 picture and Â£100 to swim roughly - cant remember how much i paid wasnt alot
carthage land (medina) was also good (theme park and water park) again not expensive- theres also shops and resturants there
marina - boats pirate ships and cafe resturants
i would also recommend to book on to the excursion for the pirate ship it was wicked dancing singing food we had a great day out with them would do it again we got 2adults 2 kids for 80-100 dinars booked with the man on the beach at the marillia hotel haggle him on the price :)
para gliding i was able to do with my 4yr old she loved it and the jet ski's again on the beach at the marillia hotel
*all of these are not far from the hotel - but becarefull getting taxi some will over charge you some wont, some will wait for you ... no more than five/six dinar to go medina , marina the zoo november i paid 30 dinar there and back this time i paid 75 dinar the taxi driver waited and the cost got us into the zoo as well so ... just haggle
watch out for pick pockets at the markets, no different to if you was at home shopping its not a dangerous place but you do have to still be carefull
we done so much !! you will love tunisia and im sure youll love this hotel too
my review is long but hope it helps you :) Would i recommend this hotel to anyone even after the problems ... yes i would three times to tunisia and only on that time i had a problem.
i planned to return during the school holidays however this is now going to be november instead due to what happened in sousse and no available flights for now
so the place cant be that bad ..........enjoyMore
Emibaby83, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely week in the sunshine
Had a nice relaxing week here with a friend. The entertainment team were fantastic and worked all hours of the day! The cocktail reception every evening was lovely and I looked forward to it every evening. I would definitely return.More
Nicole S, London, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel & staff
Went on an amazing holiday at this hotel with my wife and little baby girl the hotel staff couldn't of done more for us, the entertainment staff were great and where always there if you needed them and worked really hard. The food and drink was good and there was always plenty, the Thomson rep was ok and help were she could, I would advise against the Bedouin meal as we did not like that, but that wasn't the hotels or the reps fault then things are just pot luck when you go on them. We are so impressed with the hotel we are looking forward to coming back as soon as possible to see everyone and enjoy another great holiday More
older510, Aldershot, United Kingdom
Beautiful hotel . Amazing staff and entertainment team . Food is delicious and hotel right next to beach . My kids aged from 10-19 loved it and didn't want to leave the hotel grounds . Brilliant water sports right on doorstep . Would Defo go back . More