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Mahdia Palace & Thalasso

Zone Touristique, Mahdia 5100 Tunisia
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#2 of 17 hotels in Mahdia
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Opened in 1996, this fabulous Palace of 5 stars lying on a 6 hectare site is located on one of the best beaches of Tunisia's coast. The MAHDIA PALACE THALASSO offers 452 rooms and suites inspired by the style of the Tunisian pure art. Located in the centre of the touristic area next to a turquoise blue sea and a sandy beach, the MAHDIA PALACE THALASSO offers modern comfort to its guests and a real sense of relaxation and well being. This mixture of modernism and tradition, associated with the harmony of colours and style is worthy to the warmth of this jewel of the city of Mahdia. Distance: 3 Km from the centre of the city, 55 Km from "Skanes-Monastir airport", 35 Km from the Coliseum "El Jem.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Golf course
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Mark P wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have just returned after a 7 night stay. I can understand why this hotel received 5 stars, 7 years ago, however it probably would not get 5 stars if rated now. First impressions are wonderful, the reception area is magnificent, the pool area looks great and the bar areas have 'hundreds' of comfortable looking leather sofas. The rooms are large, seperate toilet and bathroom, ok balcony but its all a bit dated. Now the food. At best it would be classed as 3 star food. If you like salad, there are about 10 different types every meal. If you like desserts, you can try about 20 different types of dessert every meal. The rest of the food is disappointing, its almost always cold or luke warm if youre lucky, if something runs out it will be replaced but it will take a while. more like 20-30 minutes. The restaurant is like a Butlins, it shares no resemblance to the standards of the public areas of the hotel. This is what you get for about £5 per meal as the hotel only charges about £20 a night for half board. The hotel is at the end of Mahdia, a quick cheap taxi trip will get you to the town itself, where you realise that it wasnt worth the effort. So you are stuck with whatever the hotel offers for entertainment. The hotel was quiet by 10pm, that sums up how poor the entertainment was. This is not an all inclusive hotel, they make a lot of money from the inflated prices for drinks, but the hotel makes no attempt to keep guests entertained and therefore spending money. Its a good hotel for Tunisia, if you pay about £400 - 500 per person for a week, with flights, then you won't be disappointed. If you pay more than that, you won't be too pleased. I would not return to Mahdia, as its not welcoming or developed enough for tourists, If the Mahdia Palace was somewhere else, then I probably would return for a cheap quiet break but only if the price was tempting.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 6 Nov 2023
Hello dear customer, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our five-star hotel Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa Hotel for your stay, as well as for the time and effort spent in writing your reviews. We deplore your disappointment regarding certain points of our services because our desire is to offer our customers a comfortable stay to enjoy their vacation. We understand that each customer has different needs and requirements although our aim is to satisfy all tastes, it is sometimes difficult to achieve this. As we are constantly striving to improve all of our services, we have taken note of your observation and will forward it to the responsible department. We hope to welcome you soon for another unforgettable moment. Best regards, Webmaster Mahdia Palace & Thalasso Hotel
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Compass34865524656 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Bad service and racists against muslims. My wife could not get a thallaso threatment because she is wearing a hijab. Also she could not swim in the pool because she wears a burkini. This hotel is very bad against muslims.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Helen T wrote a review Oct 2023
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Worst food ever - 5 star hotel? Dear Chef Curcuma is not the only spice in the world, you don't need to add it to everything, especially soup. Hot spices are really spicy for us tourists, we don't need to sprinkle them with spoons. There are cows in Tunisia, so you can serve butter, not margarine. I know everything is supposed to be cheap, but it doesn't have to be tasteless. Sometimes less is better!!! And we like to drink warm drinks with every meal, is it such a problem to put out hot water not only for breakfast?
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 8 Oct 2023
Hello dear customer, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our five-star hotel Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa Hotel for your stay, as well as for the time and effort spent in writing your reviews. We deplore your disappointment regarding certain points of our services because our desire is to offer our customers a comfortable stay to enjoy their vacation. We understand that each customer has different needs and requirements although our aim is to satisfy all tastes, it is sometimes difficult to achieve this. As we are constantly striving to improve all of our services, we have taken note of your observation and will forward it to the responsible department. We hope to welcome you soon for another unforgettable moment. Best regards, Webmaster Mahdia Palace & Thalasso Hotel
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Monika Z wrote a review Sept 2023
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Thank you for a wonderful vacation. We were very satisfied with the hotel. The room was big and they cleaned us every day. Everything was great - food, cleaning and staff. the food was excellent and there was always something to choose from. There were domestic specialties to choose from, but also European classics. Pizza and Arabic bread were famous! And they have the best cakes here. We also took advantage of dinner at the restaurant, where they served us seafood salad, fish soup, and grilled sea bream. An amazing experience. The program was secured for the whole day for both - children and adults. Animators took care of the program during the day - aqua aerobics, zumba. In the evening we could listen to a singer, a saxophonist or a violinist. Everyone was amazing. The beach was clean, with beautiful fine sand, turquoise water. The lifeguards were willing. Sellers were not allowed to walk among the people. The beach was controlled by a security guard. Everyone was very pleasant, willing to help and pleasant to talk to. I especially want to highlight your staff who were always smiling and nice. Our requests were always met. Please convey our thanks to the staff - especially in the dining room and on the beach. I don't understand the negative reviews about this hotel. Tunisians, you are nice and kind people. we thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 28 Sept 2023
Hello dear customer, First of all, we thank you for choosing our Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa hotel for your recent vacation. We are delighted to read that you had a very good stay in our establishment. Rest assured that your comment has been shared with all of our staff which will serve as encouragement to continue offering the best quality of service. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Best regards, Webmaster Mahdia Palace & Thalasso Hotel
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Marija H wrote a review Sept 2023
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From the moment of arrival, everything was well organized. The hotel is beautiful, clean and well organized. The rooms are big and nice. They are cleaned every day and towels are changed. The hotel staff is very friendly. The food is perfect as are the bars. The animation is excellent. The beach is beautiful with wonderful clear sea. I recommend the hotel for vacation
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 12 Sept 2023
Hello dear customer, It is with great pleasure that we read your comment regarding our Mahdia Palace & Thalasso hotel. We are delighted to learn that you had a great time with us. We are delighted that you have particularly enjoyed our services, because our very first priority is to offer our guests an impeccable stay of exceptional quality. It is with joy that we will be delighted to welcome you back among us and offer you a new magical experience. Best regards, Webmaster Mahdia Palace & Thalasso Hotel
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alekssakira wrote a review Aug 2023
Belgrade, Serbia17 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent two weeks at the Mahdia Palace hotel, from the end of July to the beginning of August. We have very good impressions. The hotel is clean, very well maintained. The staff is friendly, especially our wonderful maid Rashida. The security on the beach and in the hotel is excellent. The rooms are very large, the beds are comfortable, especially the toilet, and especially the bathroom. The beach is beautiful, big and clean. The only complaint is the restaurant, which serves an all-inclusive meal. The hall is not big enough to accommodate all the guests, so schedules are made and people wait. 15 minutes to the next shift, in front of the door..I don't think that's right for a 5 star hotel. It's very crowded, we couldn't enjoy the delicious meals. It feels like we're in a student restaurant. When people are on vacation, they don't want to to look at the clock and calculate when the lunch shift is. After 20 years, we decided to go to Tunisia, in previous years we visited Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Malta, Italy, etc. and we have not experienced such a bad organization of restaurants, as here. He hoped that the managers would work on it. Aleksandra
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 18 Aug 2023
Hello dear customer, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa hotel for your recent vacation. We are delighted to read that you had a very good stay in our establishment. Rest assured that your comment has been shared with all of our staff, which will serve as encouragement to continue to offer the best quality of service. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Best regards, webmaster Hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
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Matej V wrote a review Aug 2023
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I spent a few days at the resort, where we got to know the animators...Simo, Aziz and Moskito.... who made a good show... entertained people and every program with them was funny and entertaining... we had a lot of fun with them and thanks to them we had a nice vacation with wonderful experiences... Thanks guys
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Hello dear customer, Thank you very much for sharing your excellent experience during your stay in our hotel Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa We are proud to know that you appreciated all of our services and the little details that make this establishment a very special hotel. We hope that we can welcome you again among us. Best regards, webmaster Hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
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Simona J wrote a review Aug 2023
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Just came from our holiday from Tunisia, another great vacation in this hotel. The staff was good, food also. The program was good everyday, animators Moskito, Simo and Aziz too, especially Moskito and zumba with him. These three guys were very friendly to us and it felt like they already belong to our friend group. Greetings to these three from Slovakia.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Hello dear customer, It is with great pleasure that we have taken note of your comment concerning our hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. We are delighted that our services and facilities have particularly pleased you, because our very first priority is to offer our guests an irreproachable stay of exceptional quality. It is with joy that we will be delighted to welcome you back among us and make you live a new magical experience. Best regards, webmaster Hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
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Jasb wrote a review Aug 2023
24 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent service in all departments. A good choice of food in the restaurant. The only slight issue is the tables need to be laid up properly at all mealtimes after each guests.Plenty of sunbeds and parasols even in high season.Hotel very clean no dirt to be seen.cleaners are constantly cleaning throughout the day.Reception very quick and efficient on checking in.Animation team are all very chatty and pleasant and excellent at there Job.Live entertainment every night.Also a kids club and a disco.Bar staff and waiting staff in the restaurant very chatty and polite and efficient and helpful.Also porters and all the reception staff and the maids and not forgetting the maintence staff and the gardeners and all the chefs and kitchen staff.l have still got a few days left of my stay.l have been visiting tunisia for many years and this is one of the best hotels l have stayed at.l will return again in the future.Everything is excellent apart from the above mentioned issue in the dining room.There is a shop and sauna and Jacuzzi here is some shops and cafes across the road and a coffee shop in the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Excellent service and on the beach.
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Hello dear customer, Thank you very much for sharing your excellent experience during your stay in our hotel Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa We are proud to know that you appreciated all of our services and the little details that make this establishment a very special hotel. We hope that we can welcome you again among us. Best regards, webmaster Hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
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Roving24527367523 wrote a review Aug 2023
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Loved the architecture and the spacious gardens in this hotel, also the reception is very catchy and luxurious,but i don’t think this hotel is a 5 stars one. Rooms need some renovations but they are clean, also shoutout to the maids for taking their job seriously. The staff are nice and kind especially the receptionists. The beach is lovely and clean. Animation was kinda off since they only care about the tourists. In conclusion the hotel is well arranged and well organised and clean but i don’t find it as a 5 stars hotel(nothing special as a 5* hotel). But i would love to revisit it as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Hello dear customer, We would like to thank you for choosing our Mahdia Palace Thalasso & Spa hotel and for taking the time to publish your experience with us. Taking your point of view into account is the best way to adapt to you. At Mahdia Palace, we strive daily to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, we hope that we will welcome you again among us. Best regards, webmaster Hotel Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
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£46 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mahdia palace thalasso hotel mahdia, palace hotel mahdia, mahdia palace hotel
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TunisiaMahdia GovernorateMahdia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mahdia Palace & Thalasso
Which popular attractions are close to Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Nearby attractions include Mahdia Beach (3.4 miles), Mahdia's Old Town (3.3 miles), and Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Café Sidi Salem La Grotte, El Asfoor, and Le Lido.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Mahdia Palace & Thalasso have airport transportation?
Yes, Mahdia Palace & Thalasso offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mahdia Palace & Thalasso offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mahdia Palace & Thalasso?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.