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“Luxury hotel, superior food”
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Carthage Thalasso
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Gammarth
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This hotel was under brand new ownership when we stayed there for 3 days in late December 2013, so some of the problems we encountered will probably be taken care of by the time you read this. Our main complaint was with the front desk, where the staff seemed incompetent at times, making us wait forever to get us towels for the swimming pool, and giving us wrong information time and again. Also, the maids would come and pick up towels in the morning but didn't bring clean ones until much later, and one day not at all!
On the positive side, the grounds were beautiful, the room spacious and the bathroom gorgeous. We had demi-pension meaning breakfast and dinner included, and the food there was the best. The chef was really excellent and used fresh ingredients, fish and lots of vegetables. Desserts were also fabulous. There are several dining options with a buffet restaurant and a lovely menu restaurant. The only complaint I had was coffee at breakfast which consisted of an espresso machine. Compared to the rest of the quality of the restaurants, this was a disappointing surprise. Sadly we could not use the beautiful outdoor pools due to the season, but the indoor pool, hot tubs, and "hammam" were lovely.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a single bed unless you want twins. We asked for a queen or king, and got two...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Im really confused how it got 5 stars. Most the services is not 5 stars level.
I will never come to it again. Also theres no entertainment facilities in it.
The tip of the bathroom is broken for 24 hours.
The breakfast is not 5 stars level and I requested a dinar in the room and I surprised that the diner is too low.. Is not nice at all.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
1  Thank elghanai
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I do not know how it managed to get a 5 stars ranking!!! this is absolutely not a 5 stars hotel , not even a good 3 stars hotel!! the staff is horrible (some are ok) the rooms are BLAND and stupid, yes stupid, and there are no drawers, I kept my stuff the whole trip in the suitcase, the safe was closed and because of the "friendly "staff I preferred not to ask for it to be opened, they gave me a room with no carpet and the floor was so cold and of course there are no slippers..no iron, no tea or coffee maker as in almost all 5 stars hotels in the world.. rusty water in the bathroom, I took a photo, water was copper color!! no complimentary drinking water!! and you r in the middle of nothing , had to go to the supermarket close to the hotel to buy water everyday.. actually that was the only fun I could have in this hotel ?!?!? hotel??? the room has no lock or security chain,, I asked for the room to be changed the "sweet"!!! manager said the hotel is full and it was obvious he was lying!! big liar!! my room was like a 5 mn walk from the lobby!!! I guess they keep the best rooms for the ghosts!! the lobby 'tea lounge" or I don't know what is that has no service,, I was thirsty and hungry waited for 20mn nobody came and there was no menu...nothing... the breakfast is nonsense...the towels seem to be first edited in the 90s, do not expect anything from this place... one day I had to spray my fancy perfume in the room because of the horrible smell coming from I don't know where :(
if you go there for a 2 stars hotel that should be fine, you will be ok...but when they insist this is a 5 star hotel!!! please come on!!!
I could talk about this hotel for a hour and sure nothing good will be there,, the lunch is somehow ok...but beware of breakfast! the only thing I enjoyed in breakfast was a fired dough I had to beg for and wait 20/30 mn before his excellency the cook decided to fry it..
anyway, just in case you have an event and cannot escape being in this place please keep your expectations at home and it should be fine....do not expect anything.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank azizaMuscat
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Good hotel ..Big nice rooms ..don't keep the balcony's door open otherwise you will be attacked by mosquito bites .. The house keeper never disinfect the room to get mosquito away . Services not good enough with hotel of 5 stars ..Very nice and clean swimming pools ..Food are not good tasty specially during dinner ..Breakfast it's ok ..The hotel location is good for relaxing also there is (Carfuer) super market very close to the hotel ..
Staying from 03/09/2013 till 10/09/2013.

Room Tip: Take the third floor facing the pool.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank gosbiu
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Very nice club and spa! Perhaps one of the best in the area! The hotel is not as modern as Movenpick, but has a nice touch of the andalusian architect. The pool are is clean and has a great garden view. Hotel has a clean priviate beach; which is a 5 minute walk from the pool area on a bamboo path. Beach has a bar and a restaurant that offers a nice selection of fish. Overall a nice experience! Thalasso is about 15-20 min drive from the city center.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Otti15
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Good property. A bit out of town but its calm a quite a perfect place for relaxing. The rooms are big and spacious.
There are good restaurants serving good food.
I was there in an off season and the price was amazingly good.
There is also a big heated swimming pool with a slide.
overall it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

Good resort to relax, but the service & hospitality must be more, in general the value was not bad, Also the health club was not bad but the best place is the closing pool, the food is good but I'm not satisfied when I ordered from room service , it was not nice food.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank IBousaty
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Additional Information about Carthage Thalasso

Address: Les cotes des Gammarth BP 720, Gammarth 2070, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Gammarth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Gammarth
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gammarth
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gammarth
Price Range: £74 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Carthage Thalasso 5*
Number of rooms: 239
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