Marhaba Royal Salem
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... like domes.
-----I saw only one woman in a "niqab". The people of Kerouan didn't seem any more religious than Tunisians elsewhere.
-----I returned to my very religious host. He was waiting for me to finish my tour, and speaking to a friend of his. This friend informed me that ...
-----Mr. Idriss was a direct descendant of the prophet!
-----He was a direct descendant of Mohammed's daughter, Fatima, whom the prophet had considered to be one of ...
... better, at least aspects of it.
Off we headed early [not a theme of the day]. We headed out on a causeway. On our left side was Lake Tunis, man made and containing fresh water.
Our vehicle is a fair step down from Algeria. There are only three empty seats. Noubi Wan Kenobi has a microphone to interrupt our discourse and/or chills at his whim. Microphone Man told us there are some eleven million Tunisians of which 1.25 million live in Tunis.
... before packing it with my other stuff.
And with that, I pranced down the remainder of the staircase, thrilled that the streak continues.
We then hit the road for the one hour drive to the coastal (Mediterranean) city of Sousse, which is located in the rich Sahel agricultural region of Tunisia. As a result, the terrain was pretty flat, agricultural land (ie not particularly stunning scenery) dotted by hundreds and hundreds of olive groves.
Now rather than ...
... also the first Islamic city in what is now Tunisia. It became the capital of the Ahglabid dynasty in 797 AD establishing itself as a place of Islamic education and worship. This reputation was solidified when the Great Mosque (or Jama Sidi Oqba) was constructed in 670 AD. Now while Kairouan lost its capital status, it never lost its status as one of the most important sites in the Islamic world.
Today, thousand of Muslim people make the pilgrimage to Kairouan to visit the ...
... that sells refreshing mint tea, so we are forced to quench our thirst from a can.
We're flying back to London Gatwick on a charter flight TOM 353 which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 and arrive at 15:10. Insha'Allah.
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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