We visit Tunisia regularly as we have a 6 yr old child who we always feel safe travelling here with. This was our first stay in the Marco Polo in Jasmine Hammamet and were very happy with the Hotel and its location.
The staff are second to none in their desire to keep you happy during your stay. The rooms and the hotel itself were very clean and well maintained.
The layout of the complex is quite long, but using different stairs and lifts to the main ones gave us good access around the hotel facilities.
The Animation team are fantastic, although we weren't interested in the evening entertainment past the children's disco, they were great with the children on the complex and played some fun adult games during the day without being pushy to those not wishing to join in.
The outdoor pool is stunning, but very chilly at this time of year. unfortunately so was the indoor pool for several days until it started being heated for the weekend. The Spa smelt wonderful and looked great, but we didn't use it. Pool towels are part of the all inclusive package that can be changed as necessary at reception.
Unfortunately, their season starts officially on the 1st May, so the beach had yet to be cleared and not all facilities were available, such as the pool bar and alternative eating areas. Saying that, the food was very good and the staff were happy to do alternatives for children when requested. There was a coffee and a juice machine in reception from 10am, self service, and freshly cooked pancakes at 3pm which were perfect on our cooler days.
At this time of year, the location was great, as it is only a short walk into the Marina and Medina to do a little retail therapy when the weather wasn't nice enough to site around the pool.
Yes, the sellers are pushy, but if you're happy to barter then you can get some great bargains. Always remember to start at a third of their price and never pay more than half. Converse trainer are made in Tunisia so pay around 25DN which is less than £10 currently.
There were market stalls in the hotel complex on the Saturday morning and these were quite competitively priced. But remember, never start with numbers if you don't want to buy.
Would we go again? Yes, but probably out of season again.
Would I recommend it to my friends and family? Most definitely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4-star hotel, directly on the beach, ideally situated in the well-known touristic zone of Yasmine Hammamet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clubhotel Riu Marco Polo Hammamet