Marhaba Royal Salem
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... day caught me by surprise. I had to go back to Sousse to catch the train back to Tunis, so I arose early to have the day in Sousse to explore it's rabat and medina. However, the streets of Monastir were oddly empty, and then the streets of Sousse were deserted, Everything was closed like it was a Sunday in Italy. I finally found an open cafe and learned that it was an Islamic holiday - Aid al Adha. Double oops! Its a four-day ****er to ...
... front of Mr. Snobby and probably validated his original impression of me (a boorish, classless oaf from North America), I tucked my tail between my legs and slunk out of there before I could cause any more trouble.
I wandered the waterfront, found Hassan (who did not eat with me – I presume the agency did not want to pay for him) and made our way to the front of the marina. As we passed a little stand, a fellow offered me some kind of coated almond. I took one taste and ...
... buildings that had been excavated were very well preserved allowing a visitor to fully appreciate the actual dimensions of each building. This was pretty unusual in that many Roman sites have a part of a wall or part of the foundation visible with a close to completely intact building here and there. So to have the opportunity to wander a site and really appreciate the size of each building was pretty cool.
Anyways, the ruins featured a forum, an amphitheater, temples, ...
This morning we visited Monastir, which is just south of Sousse. The town has a fine ribat (fort) built by the Muslims to defend against the potential Christian invaders in the 10th century. It has been extensively restored & was used in "The Life of Brian" as a set. The major attraction apart from beaches is the Bourguiba mausoleum that he had built for himself during his long presidency. It houses the tombs of his family also & is ...
... historian about the position of Tunisia in the Arab world. He talked of the developments by Bourguiba, the first president in bringing in universal free education & health care & freedom for women & the subsequent development under the 2nd president who has been exiled. He is extremely worried about all the money being spent by the Saudis to encourage the introduction of Sharia law instead of the present secular ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marhaba Royal Salem Sousse
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Marhaba Salem start of March for a week, half board. We both had a fantastic holiday even though weather wasnt that good. Our room was adequate size, cleaned and fresh towels given everyday.
i recently stayed at the marhaba salem hotel in sousse,its the smaller 3* version of the marhaba royal salem,what a fantastic hotel.okay,the rooms were basic but the staff were incredible.they couldn`t do enough for you.in my opinion this hotel should be at least a 4*.the facilities were good,the entertainment was excellent,the waiters were superb,the food was excellent and the trips to the sahara were mind blowing.complete and utter value for money.i paid £370 for two people half board for a week.i would definatly go back again year after year.
I stayed in the Mahaba Royal Salem in 2004 on my 3rd trip to Sousse and was delighted. The hotel is beautiful to look at, perfectly situated on the beach, and not too close to the hustle and bustle of the city centre but close enough to walk. The rooms were brilliant with the biggest double bed I have ever seen!! And the food was equally as superb. The royal salem has some light evening music until 10 pm, then its over to the sister hotel, the marhaba beach for bingo and entertainment with Rashid, Moo Moo and their team of entertainers. This gang was fantastic providing all day entertainment and going out of their way to help you. The Hotels also have their own nightclub on the site, perfect for dancing till the early hours to cheesy club music! The indoor pool at the royal is brilliant although the outdoor pool is very small and in shade for much of the day, the pool of the sister hotel is only 100 yards away and is big enough for everyone to share.
lovely hotel,clean good food friendly staff.
would visit again.
close to town,but away from traffic.
should be rated 5*
Not my cup of tea !!!!
Just getting back from my first and last Tunisia holiday.
The hotel was ok if not a little old-bathroom and furnishing.
The hotel staff was first class!!!! very friendly and very helpful.
The food was not so good...every day was the same.
But when you went outside the hotel the surroundings where shocking. Litter everywhere you looked. All the men were hassling me and my friends.
We went further afield but it no better in most other resorts.
Taxis are very cheap and I got told there are 1300 taxis in Sousse alone.....but most of them are not road worthy. There also very dirty.
And another problem was the toilets in the surounding resturants...minging!
We absolutely loved this hotel
We absolutely loved this hotel, the hotel was clean,rooms cleaned every day, maid left notes on how to get fresh towels. Staff was friendly, helpful and polite.
We will be going back again.
Having stayed at various hotels in Tunisia over a period of twenty years, the Marhaba Royal Salem in Sousse exceeded all expectations. The staff were always extremely friendly and most helpful. Our bedroom was enormous, with a king,king size bed (7ft wide)! and the room was cleaned thoroughly every day.
Just returned from 2weeks at Hotel Salem,Sousse,Tunisia which was an"on arrival"package and we were made welcome even at 3am when we arrived!
Hassel free Tunisia not!
My daughter & son & i went to sousse as a quick get away from the hussel and bussle of england looking for a relaxing break this was far from the truth the hotel was very good staff very friendly but people outside and around area were very pushy and menaceing to say the least, every bit of advice from locals was then met with now give me a couple of dinhas watch if you have young daughters like myself they are pestered constant to buy silver & jewelery they become intimadating if you dont buy thats the shop keeper i add after you browse.I would not advise to go if looking to relax choose greece or spain any where because its a very dirty& run down country