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 …
... the medical wisdom of the Arabs? I didn't want to hold a steaming glass of coffee to my eye, that sounded painful!
-----But, anything was better than paying for a taxi.
-----I allowed gray-skinned Haikl, Semia's brother, to become my doctor for the evening. To my surprise, he didn't try to burn my cut closed with a hot cup of coffee. He simply placed dry coffee grains onto my cut. After a few minutes and a bit more coffee, the bleeding was stopped. And I ...
We walked to Carthage's military harbour, inward from the commercial harbour. In the distant left was the de-consecrated Cathedral of St Louis [IX]. The world's seemingly smallest museum held replications of the Punic harbour and the later Roman harbour.
A slipway has been reconstructed. Carthage was about half way between Tyre and its Spanish mining interests. Carthage means 'new town'.
We reached the WHS portion of Carthage by 1115. ...
... in beach attire. In addition, there were a number of buildings symbolizing the height of hedonism: casinos! Hassan asked if I wanted to stop and go inside one and I told him no. I said I have money in the U.S. stock market and with the way the US Government was behaving that was enough of a gamble for me. (I am certain he did not “get” my comment.)
Anyway, beach and casinos aside, our first stop was the Sousse Archaeological Museum and Kasbah. The museum had just ...
... the columns were brought from the Roman and Byzantine ruins in Carthage and no two columns are alike in the prayer hall. However, because I was not permitted inside, I couldn't tell you what it actually looked like.)
We left the mosque and went over to the La Kasbah Hotel to check in. (The hotel is a converted kasbah and has an incredible ceiling and wooden paneling).
Now the first think I noticed about the hotel (and for that matter the town) was a very strange, ...
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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!!