Hotel Marhaba Royal Salem Hotel 4 star
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Boulevard 7 Novembre Sousse, Tunisia -
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We can't even count the number of Marhaba hotels there are in the city of Sousse! Although it is difficult to stand out as a holiday resort in this city, the Royal Salem does have some notable extras. In addition to its modern rooms and large swimming pool with a waterslide, the hotel benefits from a splendid location right beside the beach.

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    Location 7.0 /10

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

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    With its 314 renovated guest rooms (doubles, triples and family) the Marhaba Royal Salem shows off its modern side, and you can't help but notice the effort that has been made with the decor. The old-fashioned bedspread matching the curtains has been replaced by a flower-patterned one. As for the light-coloured wooden furniture, it is simple but tasteful. Although the interior design may not be as modern as at the Marhaba Beach, it isn't too far off, with its striped chairs and various fabrics. The amenities are typical of a 4-star Tunisian hotel: an old-style TV set, a safe at reception for an extra charge and a fridge upon request. The same goes for the bathrooms which have hardly changed? In terms of the view, it's up to you to decide whether you prefer looking out over the sea or the garden.

    Overview 7.40 /10

    If you're already suffering from vertigo by looking at the main 5-storey building from the outside, wait until you get inside and try out the glass lift! It may not be the largest hotel on the coast but the Royal Salem does have what it takes to bring on a case of vertigo. In addition to the main building, the hotel has three 2 to 4-storey annexes scattered around a 17-acre park. It also has all the facilities typical of a Tunisian hotel: two outdoor swimming pools (saltwater and freshwater) with slides, an indoor heated swimming pool with a whirlpool tub, a 'calm' pool, a gym, two tennis courts (which are a little worn) an archery pitch and a small well-being centre with two massage rooms and a beauty salon. It's great that all these facilities are here, but they could really do with a fresh coat of paint, especially the children's club.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    There's nothing very special about the catering! Like most of the establishments on the Tunisian coast, the Marhaba Royal Salem has a main restaurant (proposing an international buffet with show cooking), a snack bar and a bar-restaurant on the beach, which is only open during high season. Theme nights (Italian and Tunisian) are proposed in the main restaurant and the snack bar is lit up with a thousand lights in the evening. A buffet by day, it turns into a Tunisian restaurant at night! Plus, guests can have a late breakfast here too, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

    Beach 7.45 /10

    The Marhaba Royal Salem 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 just have to cross the park to be able to dig your toes in the fine sand of the large beach, which is quite terrific despite the number of tourists during high season and the dykes intended to keep it from receding. In fact, it even has the honour of holding a Scandinavian 'Blue Flag' quality label. Equipped with everything you need to sit back and relax (plastic deckchairs, mattresses and parasols), the beach also has a snack bar and toilets. A nearby water sports centre makes it possible to try out some different activities for an additional fee: banana and pedalo boating, jet-skiing, parasailing, ringo rides, waterskiing, etc.

    To know

    The Marhaba Royal Salem stands in the same courtyard as the Marhaba Salem and thus the two establishments share some of their facilities. Note that the Wi-Fi connection (charged extra) is only available in the guest rooms in the main building and in the lobby.

    Equipment

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

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

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, horse riding, golf, jet ski, paddle boats, dance, step, archery, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Private beach
    • Meeting room

    Traveller Reviews

    2
    • Overall Score 6.00/10
      • Package deals in juillet 2012 Posted on 2014-01-14 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        lhotel est super beau les gens sont tres agreable et sourian piscine a l interieure hammam jaccuzi la mer a meme pas 5 minute de l hotel les repas super je vous recommende sette hotel

      • Advantages

        souriant bien acceuilli plusieur piscine la mer a proximité chambre climatisé

      • Disavantages

        la chaleur est pe supportable

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Jean R. Jean R.  
      3 Opinions
      • Package deals in October 2010 Posted on 2011-10-16 Single - 3 to 5 nights (Room without a view)

        beautiful marble interior, very hospitable staff.Basic rooms but very cool with a pool view. Excellent meals with a wide variety of foods.

      • Advantages

        Set on its own beautiful beach with palms, flower filled gardens. Free entertainment and nightclub.Near Sousse bazaar and PortAlKantoui.

      • Disavantages

        A lot of fruit and other sellers on the beach.Long walk from main road to hotel.

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      • Overall Score 6.29/10
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