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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Really nice hotel people lovely entertainment staff were great , room was nice , sea view , beach lovely , food not to bad but wasnt keen on it , think they should have music louder near pool , extra late breakfast was good , pool was cold though should have gone later More
Brilliant can't wait to go back
Amazing 7 night stay from 11th-18th of March. What a laugh my husband and I had, the lads of the animation team worked tirelessly to entertain all the guests they were great with adults and children a lovely and funny bunch of lads. The service was great and the food was of an excellent standard and a great choice,( we did see a couple of people complain about the food, but I wonder what they eat at home!?). All the staff from reception to bar and room service were friendly and welcoming. Michelle the Thompson holiday rep was great nothing was to much trouble for her, she is a credit to the company. We met some lovely people staying at the hotel and we cannot wait to meet up with them again. My husband and I cannot wait to go back back, we are already looking at another booking.More
Had a fantastic 2 weeks at the Marillia,8th march to 22nd the hotel is lovely and has very friendly staff, the animation team are great lads, work all day to amuse and entertain you, the food was good, service was excellent, already booked to go back end of April for a birthday celebration, with friends, that says it all.More
david n, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Excellent value for money
Stayed here 8th to 18th March. Good flight on time from Manchester. Arrived at hotel about 11.30am. Checked in, as Riu diamond card holders, had emailed to ask for quiet room with sunny balcony. We were pleased to find we had been upgraded to a lovely big suite. room 124. Enjoyed the hotel, all staff very pleasant, some of the staff recognised us from a previous stay at the Riu Palace. Hotel very clean, Good choice in the dining room. For what we paid a real bargain. Will visit here again. Nice to see and talk to management. The only negative point ,sometimes in the dining room, staff a little slow in replenishing the buffet. But quickly sorted if you asked.More
Another great Riu Hotel in Tunisia
Our first time at the Marillia, but not our first to Tunisia. First impressions were very good. We were met at reception with a welcome drink and were immediately taken into the lounge bar with other new arrivals to get checked in. The reception manager explained the features of the hotel, meal times etc and gave us the check in documents which were quickly completed. We had arrived at around midday but were told that our rooms were ready for us immediately. We had no sooner entered our room when our luggage was immediately delivered. The room was a good size with an excellent sized bathroom. We had booked a sea view room and that was exactly what we got, Room 344, a room on the third floor with a very large terrace. Excellent for trapping the sun right throughout the day. The beds were firm, but very comfortable and the pillows were one of the softest I have had whilst abroad. The only problem we had with the bedroom was noise from the corridor. In normal circumstances, this probably wouldn't be a problem, but we had a very inconsiderate neighbour across the corridor from us who was very noisy when going to the room and continued talking very loudly for quite lengthy times in the early hours of the morning. This was not the hotel's fault. Meals were very good, plenty of variety if you don't mind trying different foods. There was always a choice of meat and fish dishes and at dinner there is a carvery choice as well. As with all All Inclusive restaurants, the meat and vegetables available do seem repetitive, but what else can you expect. If you were eating out at home twice a day, you would find exactly the same. The food could have been a bit hotter than it was but if you want it hotter, there is a microwave available. Food was regularly replenished and staff were constantly monitoring availability to make sure that things did not run out. Occasional queues formed whilst waiting for the 'show cooking' food to be cooked. However, during our stay this did not happen too often and the waiting time was very short. Staff in the restaurant were very friendly and very attentive. Bar facilities were limited to one during the day and one in the evening. There was a good selection of drinks and despite other comments on this site, I did not think that the spirits were watered down. However, one of our party did think that on occasion, if having a spirit with a mixer, the spirit measure was smaller than normal. As I didn't have a mixer, I was satisfied that the measure and strength were OK. Waiter service was a bit slow at times, but we did not find that this depended on whether or not you tipped them. The pool area was very good with plenty of beds, the pool attendant was very quick at bringing out the cushions for the beds. What it would be like in the height of the season, I wouldn't be able to comment on, but there is plenty of room both around the pools and on the beach. The animation team were very good and very friendly, making a point of speaking to all the guests throughout the day and the evening. We did go to see a couple of the shows and compared to many animation team productions, they were quite good. All the staff were very friendly and very keen to make sure that we had a good holiday. Overall, a great place to stay. I would agree with some of the comments about mobility issues, as access to the bars, pool, restaurant and beach was either up or down quite a few steps. It was not a problem for us, but would be for somebody in a wheelchair or with severe mobility problems. The hotel is located away from the town centre and shopping areas, but was within walking distance. Taxis however are cheap enough and are readily available outside the hotel. Wifi is available in the reception area, although we were in room 344 and could still access wifi in the room and around the pool area.More
Alan H, Blackpool
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