There are plenty of good points about this hotel, spotlessly clean, food of good quality - staff very friendly. We have been to Tunisia a couple of times before but not to Mahdia. The area around the hotel is barren littered with hundreds of used plastic bags - no bars etc.- so you are stuck with the hotel - only six nights a week entertainment which is not in keeping with other Riu hotels which provide 7/7. The team worked very hard and again very friendly. We were provided with a leaflet advising us who and how much we should tip and whilst we are sure this was meant as a useful guide we found it a bit offensive. We tip when we are provided with a good service - the better the service the better the tip. But to expect a tip - as most seem to - was uncomfortable to deal with and this is the main reason we have only rated 3 stars. We had a couple of cloudy days and decided to go to the indoor pool for a swim as it had looked very inviting in the brochure. When we arrived we found that the 'inviting pool' was for the users of the spa only (extra cost) and that the 'indoor pool' was at the rear and looked more like a muddy puddle - to which it was referred to for the rest of our holiday - we did not use it. Back to the good bits - the beach - amazing and secure. All kinds of traders pass on the sea edge but the 'sellers' do not over pester. We witnessed may bargains bartered for. We made the most of our two weeks there - a trip on the train to Monastir was an education, Would we return to Tunisia - I do not think so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Mahdia. 4-Storey main building and bungalows. Andalusian-Arabic style. Partially renovated in winter 2006/7. Located on the beach. Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach. 3.5 Km from downtown Mahdia. 1 Km from various shops. 50 Km from Monastir airport. 200 M from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu El Mansour Hotel
- Riu El Mansour Mahdia