Holiday Village Manar

Huge pools, a waterpark, and a white-sand beach on the doorstep – this all-action family hotel has plenty to keep you busy.

This place has a first-class setting – right next door to a white-sand beach. Location aside, the big pull is the pool scene. There’s one for activities, another for relaxing, plus a waterpark with slides.

The hotel's a Holiday Village between April and October, so there’s a bumper line-up of activities – think sports like tennis and football, and extras like an Aerial Adventure course, and non-stop kids’ clubs.

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Based on 1237 reviews

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  • 2Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 333Rooms
  • Lifts: 4 in main building Manar 1, 2 in family building Manar 2

The ultimate family holiday

  • Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
  • Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
  • Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
  • Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
  • Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
  • 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.1 visit per week to the Indian à la carte restaurant.

Drink

Local alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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First Choice Kids' Club

First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.

Aquapark

With 2 pools and water chutes. Little ones need to be at least 1.10m tall to use the slides here.

Evening entertainment programme

Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.

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superior family swim-up room

Superior swim-up family room sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with a double bed in bedroom, twin beds in second bedroom and 2 sofa-beds suitable for children in the lounge. Rooms have a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in the high season.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.

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EXCELLENT 9.5 OUT OF 10!

Out of all the FC holiday villages and resorts we have stayed in over the years , this has been one of the best, the only negative i would say is food is a bit boring and repetitive, daytime wise there is so much to do, if you want a great family holiday then this is the place to go, Clean ,polite friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. First choice staff at HV Manar are fantastic again nothing was too much trouble. special tahnks to CARLY,DAVEY,FLO,SARAH AND DAVE & Tom shame that FC dont keep you together as a team fro next year, Credit to your craft and wish you all the best for the future. Donna ,Kev & KayleighMore

kevingillett, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Some tips

We are currently staying here and thought we would offer some tips. Bring fly spay, swatter and repellant. Theres currently an infestation. Bring some fabreeze. All the linin smells musty. Bring some air freshner. Theres is quite a strong smell of bowel contents arising from some toilets. The indoor entertainment area is the worst. Bring some ear plugs. There is nowhere in the grounds where you can escape loud blasting music. A pen and paper might help ordering at the bar too for the same reason. Avoid the sea. Its full of rubbish. Avoid the pool. Two code brown situations already this week. Bring some cash. You cant get much local money in the UK and they all want tipping. You have to pay for the sports bar and disco. 'All inclusive' see. On the plus side, nice staff and good weather 😄 More

Firsttimetunisia2014,

Missing something but cant tell you what it is.

Currently still here at hv manar. So don't really know where to begin. Weather fantastic. Food what I would describe as good all inclusive. Not amazing but good. Drinks are avail and plentiful. But small urk that not all typed available every bar so if your like me and enjoy a gin by the pool. Its not happening. This note has umpteen bars and places to sit and the biggest entertainment team I've seen (all British) but yet there just seems to be nothing to do. Think it might just be me. Best feature we gave found is the relentless hard work.of the tunisian staff who cant do enough for you. Its basically like a big butlins in the sun. If you like holiday parks this is most prob for you, whereas I had come for a holiday to experience a different culture and I feel it lacks. Too British for me im afraid. More

Ann T, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Def initely not a 5 star

My husband and i stayed at this hotel for a week beginning of october 2014. I'll start with the positives. First choice staff very friendly and helpful. They have alot of knowledge about the excursions, markets and where to go and eat. The swimming instructor Lauren was also lovely. The beach is great, although the bar plays the music quite loud. The weather was great 30 degrees everyday but very humid in the evenings. The guy who cleaned out room everyday was also very friendly and did a good job. We went on the Legends of Tunisia excursion which was the HIGHLIGHT of our holiday. really enjoyed that day. Also went to yasmine hammamet market and got some great souvenirs and had a good time haggling. Now the negatives......Unfortunately we had to change rooms as the bathroom sink in our first room smelt like someone had done a No2 in it!! constant PONG! we contacted reception who sent out an engineer (who spoke no english). After the 2nd visit from the engineer and the pong still there they finally offered us an alternative room and 2 complimentary massages which was a nice touch and not expected. so thank you Katerina we really appreciated the gesture and our massages. The food was beyond average to say the least and hygiene in the dining area isn't always great. Crumbs on the table and seats not cleaned away from the previous guests who were sitting there. Sticky table. As it was a buffet we always managed to find something we liked...chips, deep fried turkey, fried fish! There was a good selection of food but there was a serious lack of quality. We did try the a la carte indian restaurant and again were not impressed by the food but the seating area was really nice, set outside. I think we got really spoiled from a previous holiday in Turkey and the food in the 5* hotel there was AMAZING hence we had high expectations for Tunisia and were unfortunately left very disappointed. No fresh juices, all concentrated and the fanta is luminous orange! Also your eggs at breakfast are cremated and the pizza dough at lunchtimes was left raw on many occassions. The relax pool (momo's pool area) isn't really a relax area at all. Very noisy as there were lots of children in that area too. The indoor pool area was very dark and it was dirty as people had brought in dirty shoes which had been worn outside. The evening entertainment was quite fun and the reps all worked really hard. The comedian was quite funny. HOWEVER the room smelt very STALE and DAMP!! when you see the room in the daytime you'll realise why!! Its filthy. The carpets and the chair covers, all of them were dirty and stained and some of them even had mould growing on them!! That room needs a good clean. The windows were open on the last few nights of our stay which helped ALOT! My husband also got stuck in the dodgy lift!! It had an engineer working on it everyday which didnt make us feel good everytime we got into it. He luckily managed to prise open the doors and get out on the 6th floor as the emergency alarm didnt work and he said it was getting really hot in there!! He did inform the reception after he got out. we avoided that elevator for the rest of the holiday. Some of the staff try to be funny and come off very offensive at times. I was hounded on afew occassions by a guy in the dining area who felt the need to scrutinize the food on my plate. It might have been the language barrier but i didn't find it funny and tried to avoid him the rest of the holiday. There was also a rude guy behind the bar in the lobby who makes the cocktails. I asked for a non alcoholic cocktail as i dont drink alcohol and he asked me if i was a muslim to which i replied yes. He then asked me why i dont cover my head?!?!?! To which i smiled and waited for my drink, he then continued to ask me AGAIN why i dont wear a scarf on my head?! By this time my drink was ready, i took it and simply walked off feeling really upset and angry! He has no right to ask a guest staying in the hotel a question like that because its very personal and very hypocritical of him considering he's a muslim himslef and serving ALCOHOL from behind a BAR!! This was thankfully the last day of our holiday and by this time id had enough and was ready to go home. Hence why ive given this review a 1*. Don't think well return to Tunisia in a hurry and if we do, due to the negatives, won't be at the holiday village manar. Definitely more suited towards families with children and id say more a 3* than a 5* Hotel.More

Shy A, London, United Kingdom

Great all-rounder!!

Just returned from a fabulous week of sunshine at the Holiday Village Manar. The weather was perfect, 30'C most days, the food was lovely and the hotel offered everything we needed for a perfect family break. I would happily book again. The staff are very kind and helpful and although it is not expected, if you give a few dinar tips you get some nice extras like a pre-laid out table for your evening meal with all your favourite drinks, your mini bar stocked up and the good sun loungers. Our favourite pool was Momo's pool! (We love you too!) and the football academy was excellent. This did cost a bit extra but worth it if you have a kid who just wants to play football all the time!! The beach is fantastic and has it's own bar. It is just a 3-4 min walk from the main hotel block. We booked a family themed room but I wouldn't do that again as we didn't gain much and lost out in not having a balcony, if nothing else but for drying our towels and swimwear. We didn't bother much with the evening entertainment but went into the venue one evening and it had a funny damp pong - not sure why! The reps were always buzzing around so, although we didn't need them for much, they were always available. All in all, delighted with the holiday, the hotel, the staff and the food on offer. We would definitely book to go back! More

Cathy G,

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