Hotel Marabout Hotel 3 star
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Opened in 1969, the Marabout was one of the first hotels to be built in the small city of Sousse. Renovated and expanded, it now has a hundred guest rooms with a contemporary look. The other guests will just have to be content with the somewhat outdated standard rooms. However, everyone can take advantage of the leisure facilities, such as the swimming pool with its waterslides. Sure to be appreciated by the whole family!

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    Location 4.6 /10

    The Marabout was one of the first three hotels in this tourist resort. The Marhaba still exists but the Boujaafar was torn down. Keep in mind that the Wi-Fi access is only available at the snack bar.

    Accommodation 7.40 /10

    Opened in 2009, the new building contains 103 pretty surprises. The new guest rooms, known as the superior rooms, are quite tasteful. Although the amenities are the same as in the standard rooms (a safe at reception, a refrigerator for hire, central air-conditioning, etc.), the new accommodations also have a wall-mounted flat-screen satellite television and a contemporary decor: padded headboard, red bedspread, dark and modern furniture, etc. The same goes for the bathrooms equipped with a stylish wash basin and a new toilet. Next to these the standard rooms seem rather boring, even though they do pay tribute to their host country with a mosaic headboard, Berber bedside rugs and bedspreads, etc. Actually, this is the style of decor that you will find throughout the entire hotel. The standard bathrooms could also do with a fresh coat of paint!

    Overview 7.30 /10

    Guests enter the hotel via a pretty multicoloured glass door. Last renovated in 1996, the reception could definitely do with another update! The traditional decor may be charming but outdated and there is just too much of it. Marble everywhere, wood panelling, old leather armchairs, earthenware walls, etc. Regularly maintained and renovated several times, there is nevertheless a lack of uniformity in the quality of the infrastructures, both in terms of the guest rooms and the common areas. While the snack bar is brand new, the stage on the terrace beside the main swimming pool could do with a fresh coat of paint! In general, though, the facilities are good and numerous: sports pitches, a small well-being centre, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool with waterslides. However, children and their parents will have to make to do with the special extra activities that are offered since the hotel does not have a children's club.

    Food and drink 7.40 /10

    Contrary to almost all of its competitors, the Marabout only proposes a half-board formula! Beware of all the extras, then (lunch, snacks and other drinks), and the final bill! It's difficult to move around the tables in the main restaurant since they have all been placed so close together, and in a room with an outdated decor to boot. In addition to the traditional international buffet, Italian and Tunisian-themed evenings are held here once a week. The Marabout also has a snack bar and an international à la carte restaurant, where Tunisian cuisine is sometimes served. Keep in mind that the latter is only open in high season, just like two of the five bars.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    The Marabout can be proud of its location right next to the water, since many of its competitors have had to settle for being one row back, on the other side of a busy street. You will just have to cross the park to finally be able to dig your toes in the fine sand of the vast beautiful beach. Equipped with everything you need to sit back and relax (plastic and wooden deckchairs, mattresses and parasols) it also has a large beach-volleyball court and a restaurant (that was under construction when we were visiting). You will also find a water sports club nearby. Some of the activities offered here include banana and pedalo boating, jetskiing and parasailing, all for an extra fee.

    To know

    By the sea, 16 mi from the Monastir airport, the hotel is located in the city centre of Sousse. It takes about an hour and a half to reach Hammamet by car.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      stretching, hammam, sauna, spa, wellness, massage, beauty salon, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      aerobics, aqua gym, dance, fitness, step, water-polo, beach volley, football, tennis, paddle boats, jet ski, golf

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2014 Posted on 2014-09-16 En famille - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel agréable et propre. Il est situé à proximité du centre et de la corniche. Le Port El Kantaoui n'est pas loin si vous prenez votre voiture ou un taxi. La plage est privé et propre. Les piscines sont biens équipées avec des jets d'eau, jacuzzi, et toboggans.

      • Advantages

        Parking surveillé par deux gardiens. Plusieurs activités comme le parachute, le jet ski ou la banane sont proposées sur la plage (payant)

      • Disavantages

        Les transats de plage et de piscine sont vite pris. Les touristes les réserves auprès du personnel qui pose leurs serviettes.

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2011 Posted on 2011-10-21 En famille - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        nous avons passer de bonnes vacances malgres le vent

      • Advantages

        a coter d la plage pas loin de tout

      • Disavantages

        les repas ne sont pas terribles heureusement l acceuil aide beaucoup et les photos des chambres ne corresponde pas

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      • Overall Score 5.00/10
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