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Le Marabout Hotel
Ranked #16 of 35 Hotels in Sousse
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Hotel Marabout is definitely a hotel to consider if you're looking for a good-value, child-friendly place to stay in Tunisia. Apart from the obvious attractions of the aqua park, water slides and various beach activities, the Marabout animation team organizes activities for children and adults round the clock - and when they are not engaged in zumba, salsa, water polo, beach volley, water aerobics, children's mini-disco, night time family entertainment and what have you, they hang around the pool area and goof around with the kids. These people are some of the most energetic and hard-working people I've ever met (these guys are at it from 9 in the morning till midnight - seven days a week!) Charming, amiable, great with kids - and they are all fantastic dancers! Definitely one of this hotel's best features - and guaranteed to make your children's holiday a very special one.

The pool area is large and clean and has several life guards on duty from 9 to 5 - most of whom are there to secure safety on the water slides. The beach is wonderful. Clean, turquoise water, powdery sand, beach chairs and parasols available for a small fee and hotel life guards on duty there as well.

In general staff is very friendly and service-minded. Especially when treated with dignity and respect. Make sure to leave a tip from time to time. Not that it is demanded or even expected. Just as a small token of appreciation for the hard work they do.

Reception staff can be a bit stand-offish though and seem to cater mainly to the vast number of Russian guests.

Room are spacious, air-conditioned and clean and all have nice balconies. Some facing the backyard, but all with a view to the Mediterranean Sea. Don't expect accessories like hairdryers, shampoo or mini-bars. Bring your own.

Wifi is a bit wobbly. Do not expect internet access at your convenience. Best chances are by the pool - and early in the morning.

All inclusive food is so-so and appears to be adapted to Russian taste on most days, Mondays excepted. (Monday is Tunisia night food and entertainment wise and the Tunisian dishes are really enjoyable.) However, there is a nice, inexpensive restaurant by the pool where you can vary the menu form time to time. You might also want to try a meal by the Medina where restaurants are plentiful and most are excellent.

Down sides: The many Russian guests take a bit getting used to. They vastly out-number all other nationalities and some of them behave abhorrently. Rude, loud, inconsiderate and pushy at the buffet, bar and water slides. Try to ignore them...

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool tend to be a bit noisy. If you are traveling with small children you may...
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5  Thank Margit_Lundsten
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

The beach is really nice and the rooms are airconditioned, spacious and very clean. And there was quiet at night in ourwing. But the breakfast is really bad and disappointing - long lines, bad tasting tea, russians without manners, no omelet guy etc - and the dinner is not much better. The salads are good though.
If you havent bought all inclusive - which the people that have advise against - you must pay for sunbeds, drinks etc and there is no place to sit down. The staff e.g the waiters and the nice hairdresser work hard and are generally friendly, except in the reception.
Avoid this hotel if you dont like people from Russia and eastern Europe.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank marcor66
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed here for one week.
We enjoyed our stay here.the room was clean, the staff friendly(mostly), food is definetly catered toward Continental Europe( think pasteries, cereal & strangely enough hot dogs!).the swimming pool & slide area was great. They have volleyball, aqua aerobics, salsa lessons, yoga & much more and all done poolside. They have an "Animation Team" who try get you to join in, they are pushy to a point but know when to back off!!! They have evening entertainment some of which is questionable( Miss Marabout was probably not family entertainment!) but mostly good fun! The spa was an enjoyable experience. They also have a beach with sun loungers & umbrellas.
The only downfalls were sporadic wifi & the smell of smoke everywhere (they still allow indoor smoking in Tunisia) & the smell of horse urine right outside the main hotel doors.

Room Tip: Ask for a room as far away as possible from the night-time entertainment stage or your in for a bit...
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2  Thank EmilyM2
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I stayed in this hotel in June, fortunately, I booked only one week. I chose ALL INCLUSIVE, but it didn't mean much to most of the staff in this hotel. They tried to charge me everything what is included in ALL INCLUSIVE. Juice in the restaurant, cotton mattress, which is nonsense, on the beach they have plastic and cotton mattress, and boys tried to convince me that there is a difference and that I have to pay. Room maid didn't clean my room 4 days. She lied that I put "don't disturb" ( 4 days ????). Actually she wants to be payed in advance, every day, to clean our rooms. Most of the guests from my group told me that they did it. I informed the reception, that did not pay attention firstly, but, since I was persistent to report these things after 2 days they reacted and talked to the head room maid. Nevertheless, my room wasn't cleaned after. I decided to inform the manager about this.He was polite and promised that I won't have problems with my room any more. And, that ALL INCLUSIVE guests don't pay for this what I was told to pay. But... Everything repeated next day on the beach. The boys there explained that they know better about the thing on the beach, although I told them that I spoke with the manager. When they face facts, and you show the bill that you really payed something what you don't have to pay they start with " oh, I didn't understand you". Of course , there is no need to understand you for these things because you have the sign ALL INCLUSIVE on your arm.
This happened many times every day, and not to mention that it is the same in the city. Every step you make somebody will try to sell you something and to cheat you. But, in the hotel ????
These people are allowed to do that, because they repeat that and they don't care about the manager and the reception.
I traveled with Kon Tiki, Serbia. Their answer was that it is the folklore of Tunisia. Cheating in the hotel, your hotel, every day and everywhere is the folklore of Tunisia???
And don't take taxi. There is a little touristic train which drives every 30 minutes. Nobody will tell you that. Maybe your guide/representative, receptionists "don't know" about that. Our guide didn't even mention that. It is clearly solidarity with taxi drivers which will charge you 2-3 times more for a drive.

Room Tip: Check which room you will get. There are two or three wings in the hotel. One is terrible, the secon...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank EminaJ
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Location is great as its close to everywhere, hotel has its own private lovely beach. Swimming pool with the water slides awesome! WiFi in reception area could improve as it was hard to connect few times. Breakfast was absolutely good choice of everything... The food in 2 restaurants (beside the pool and beside the beach) was lovely and they give you always (tunisian yummi yummi) starter for free. It only shows what a hospitality is in this hotel!!! Rooms in new block are modern and clean. Staff, barmains, enterteiners really nice and helpful. Would recommend that hotel for 100%!!! It's fantastic!!! Greetings from 2 polish girls!!! Dziękuję ! Thank You شكرا

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4  Thank AniaPolskaIreland
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Our room was noisy and full of mosquitos but it was a good holiday. Helpful staff and good catering.
A lot of children and a lot of russian guests.
The beach was clean. Mattress for 2 TDN/person.
The hotel's location is very good. I recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Agnes T
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

I was in this hotel for10 days the only one think is good in this hotel is the bar and we like to say thanks for all the bar man .I was in the shop in the hotel other is 1 old men he speak so bad whit USS and he is so expansive you can go about side to the hotel you get whit the half prise and if you need sun bad you have to pay for it the room is not clean the hotel is so dirty we will never come back to this hotel

Room Tip: I sad to the ather guest that hotel is not good
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Address: Boulvard du 7 Novembre, Sousse, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Sousse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sousse
Price Range: £24 - £348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Marabout Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 324
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