I have just spent two weeka at the Marhaba royal salem in sousse. I was a bit nervous after reading some of the reviews about this hotel regarding building work etc. I was booked into the Marhaba but when we arrived we were told that we would be in the sister hotel which is 4 star I thought oh good 4star at 3 star prices.....wrong! this is definitely not a 4 star hotel . I was put in one of the garden rooms, which was down some steps, across a garden up some more steps up another three flights of stairs, luckily I had a very nice porter take my luggage for me, he certainly earns his wages. The room was very light and airy, and spotlessly clean, lovely white bed linen, and decent towels,it had a large balcony with a view over the gardens and a sea view. But the thought of all those steps, and the traipse through the gardens to get to the dining room was very off putting luckily the weather was good,but it would have been a different thing in the rain. The food was interesting breakfast consisted of cereals fruit salad and yoghurt, but try and find a spoon to eat it with, if you wanted toast be prepared for a long wait as the toaster is useless it took me 5 goes to get my bread brown and then it was only on one side, they have achef making pancakes and omeletts, and there was boiled eggs sometimes scrambled eggs, and what looked like the previous nights vegetables,the croissants and pastries were very nice. At lunch and dinner there was usually grilled meat, turkey or veal a good variety of vegetables, and always pizza and chips! The main building of the royal looks as if it has been a good hotel in the past but I think it is well past its sell by date, and seems to attract a strange kind of person at one point I thought I had stepped ontp the set of The Jeremy Kyle show, I have never seen so many shaved heads and tattoos, part of the lounge is a smoking area and it stinks! The beach is ok if you ignore all the beach salesmen trying to sell you anything, from T shirts to fruit cigarettes to sheepskin rugs, For the price I paid for 2 weeks all inclusive it wasn't bad value for money all though some people were getting more than their moneys worth judging by the amount of drink they were pouring down their throats. I cannot fault the staff they were all very friendly and helpful but I will not be returning to the Marhaba Salem.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Ebookers, LoveHolidays and getaroom.com so you can book your Marhaba Salem reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Marhaba Salem Hotel Sousse
- Marhaba Salem Sousse