Tej Marhaba Hotel
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We stayed at Tej Marhaba in Sousse in a big apartment. We had taken this trip with a plane from a travel company , but had arranged the apartment our self directly to the hotel. The apartment block is in a segment for it self nearer the beach and the main road, but since we knew the area from several stays there we knew what to expect. The main …
... and was economically inclined to the west, and he is still revered by some as the Father of modern Tunisia. It looks like a big mosque and has a casket inside. OK,
This area, or somewhere in Tunisia, was also used for Tattooine in Star Wars (and was in every Star Wars film except Episode 5). The Monastir Rabat was used for Jersusalem in Life of Brian. A nearby city was used as Cairo in Raiders of the Lost Ark. And some place was ...
... Islamic studies), a mosque and a place to house pilgrims. The buildings featured a rather ornate stucco motif and a beautiful marble passageway.
We left the mosque and proceeded to drive a few blocks to the second stop: the Reservoir of the Aghlabids. The reservoir was actually a series of water tanks built around the 9th century by the Arabs and were used to store water that came from the hills 36 km from Kairouan via the Roman aqueducts. Originally, there were 7 large ...
... apparently makes it the oldest minaret in the world. It was really distinctive.
The enormous studded wooden doors at the southern end of the courtyard date to the early 19th century and were quite beautiful as was the carved panels adorning the top of the door.
I was not permitted in the prayer hall, but from what I could see, there was nothing particularly striking about the interior, which featured a myriad of columns and the standard mihrab and minbar ...
... preservation. The tessera (stones) were tiny & the detail in them was amazing comparable with anything we have ever seen. The craftsmen & artists of the area were famous throughout the Roman Empire. Apparently only the Bardo museum in Tunis has as good works. Our guide then led us through the old quarter back to our hotel in Sousse. Still no sense re the AC so we slept with the balcony door open & were visited by the mosquitoes much to Dick's ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Tej Marhaba Hotel Sousse
Hotel was really very average, i cant say i feel compelled to write about it at all - was clean and tidy, most staff were pleasant (except for a lady on reception - rude as you like...) - pool as we are now in summer (first week of May) is unheated but that wasn't a problem for us.
Our first impression of this hotel was not a good one. The carpet in corridor leading to our rooms (we had two) was stained and shabby, and the one in the rooms was pretty much the same. To cap it all, we had asked for twin beds in one of the rooms for my daughter and her friend, but they had what appeared to be a double. We went to reception to complain, but we were told (I think) that they didn't have such rooms available, so decided to take it up with the tour rep the next day.
Just returned from Tunisia spent two weeks at the Hotel Tej Marhaba. This hotel is well situated for Sousse and Port El Kantoui. Service from the staff and cleanliness of the hotel were excellent. Food was of a high standard.
I would return to this hotel and recommend it to any one visiting Souse
worth every pennie spent, great hotel, enjoyed breakfast in bed which is 2 dinar extra if you go half board, food was plentiful,shopping complex on hotel was great and hotel right near to local town and you must visit the medina, the lacal market, be prepared to haggle and be hassled , but apart from that can get a great bargain on jewelry and clothes and designer fake bags, very humorous day out,
Had a week at Tej end of February 2005. The hotel has friendly staff and the service and standard of food in the restaurant is excellent. The croissants being extra good and the eggs must come from very happy hens! The only negative comment over the whole week is that the bathrooms need upgraded, although have been in worse! Like the previous review we also had hammering noise as they replaced the marble on the reception area, it would have been better NOT to do this at 4am! For all those people who like to wash their hair there are definitely no hairdryers in the rooms, TAKE YOUR HAIRDRYER! You will also need to buy an adapter when you arrive as normal european adapters do not work at this hotel. You can pick up an adapter at a local supermarket and may have to take a pin out of your plug to make it fit. Have fun at the medina, do not take it seriously, just have a laugh! Single ladies be warned, you will be chased relentlessly by the locals. A tip is not to make eye contact, unless you want to of course! If I had to go back to Tunisia I would go back to the Tej and enjoy it again!
Tej Marhaba for winter break
February 20 -27th 2005
Four ladies of a certain age ~ Sutton Coldfield UK
Just returned from brilliant week at Tej Marhaba. Quality of food and variety excellent, staff very friendly. Hotel spotlessly clean, apart from normal wear and tear in bedrooms. Some minor plumbing problems which were quickly and efficiently dealt with. Only complaint, buldings works going on in the reception area during the night and hammering noises could be heard in the bedrooms.
Evening entertainment excellent, the "Egyptian" dancer being the highlight of the week.
Would definately return.
We have visited Tej Marhaba on three previous occasions and have found it to be great value for money.
You do have to be careful of some of the waiters as they make friends with you then you end up buying all their drinks and their friends too !!!!
Overall the staff are excellent especially Mohammed who looks after the pool area.
We are looking forward to our fouth visit when we will be staying five weeks.
This hotel was fantastic!!! Lovely marble, clean reception! Tej Marhaba has its own shopping centre attached to it which is the biggest in Tunisa! Here you can find great clothing and shoes that are much cheaper than back home. Large swimming pool and plenty of sun loungers...no rushing to reserve them with towels early in morning!! The hotel is spotless, with maids cleaning every minute of the day. The rooms are nice and large and are also cleaned everyday! The staff are fabulous, very friendly and efficient. The food is varied and is suited to all tastes, from lasagne and chips to typical tunisian dishes. Only 5 minute walk to the beach, where the tej marhaba has its own designated area on the beach.
Will def be going back, well worth the 4*s!!