Just returned after having stayed at the Marharab Beach Hotel for 10 days. We usually go to Egypt, however fancied somehwere different and didn't want to spend too long getting there, a 2hr45minute flight was ideal.Our stay was purely to relax and chill out, we had a brilliant time the weather was excellent spent most of the holiday on the lovely white sandy beach and in the warm sea. The marina at Port El Kantaoui and the Medina in Sousse are a taxi ride or road train away worth a visit however be prepared for a lot of hassling so be strong, this is the same in Egypt and Turkey we bartered for 3 t-shirts starting price 140DN and managed to get them for 43DN in the end, that’s not to say we took advantage just good haggling skills by my other half!!
Can’t believe people have been disappointed with the food in the hotel there was plenty and a variety. We heard people moaning about the food it is 4 star and not a 5 star hotel message to all those: if you want English food go to Tenerife or Spain as I sure don’t want to eat fish and chips and Sunday roast, be adventurist and try the local cuisine or stay at home! The Maitre'D will ask you to share a table something that is done in Tunisian hotels just inform him that you would like to sit on your own they are very accommodating. Our waiter for the stay was a lovely chap called Riadh very attentive and polite and always had a smiley face.
The pool area is pleasant however does need updating the swimming pools in Tunisia are never big as they have the beach. When we first arrived we did compare to Egypt - don’t?
The rooms were absolutely fine I have been in far more antiquated rooms in a supposedly 5 star. The rooms are cleaned every day with fresh towels and bed linen every 2 days. There are no tea/coffee facilities or mini bar or fridge in your room this is because the facilities are available to you 24hrs a day just ring reception and place your order.
We didn’t have a safety deposit box just placed all valuable in a secure case with lock, doesn’t’ take much.
Staff are attentive and pleasant the odd one that isn’t happy but I think they get their fair share of moaning visitors that ask for the earth.
The sunbeds on both the beach and pool are a problem however once again that is everywhere. In Egypt the Italians were getting up at 0430hrs to reserve a bed.
The animation team especially the young lads and the young lady work extremely hard to entertain the guests on a daily basis.
We travelled independently so had no rep but I did speak with the Thomson rep Michael who was extremely helpful.
If you can have a massage in the treatment room full body massage for only 25DN (about £10) excellent.
Overall we had a lovely time and it met the requirements we wanted from a holiday: sun, beach, good food and a relaxing time like any of the hotels they now start getting busier due to the season, if we go again it will be early June or mid to late September.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marhaba BeachLocated in Sousse and 3 km away from Port El Kantaoui resort, between the white sands and crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Marhaba Beach has been created in the 80’s.His creators have established a contemporary and Moorish interiors of some suites … An ideal place for soaking up the sun of Tunisia and to relax on the beach, and the advantage of having nearest a new Thalassotherapy center : Les Neréides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marhaba Beach Sousse