Hotel Marhaba Beach

This Moorish-inspired hotel has a couple of pools to lounge by and a white-sand beach just steps away.

The Marhaba Beach is in a great spot, right near the beach. The centre of Sousse isn't far, either – it's about 10 minutes' drive away.

The oasis-like gardens are home to 2 pools and 8 tennis courts. They border right on to the beach where you’ll find plenty of watersports on offer, from pedalos to jet-skis.

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Based on 1528 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 4Floors
  • 254Rooms
  • 2Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late breakfast. Snack bar for lunch in high season 12.30-14.00. Snacks including pizza and French fries. Afternoon tea. Late dinner snacks.

Drink

Local drinks 08.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Thalasso and spa centre*

Offering relaxation treatments like Turkish bath, sauna and massage.

Hotel-run miniclub

Suitable for 3-12 years.

Outdoor pool

With sun terrace and sunbeds.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3, with 2 or 3 beds and satellite TV with BBC World and CNN. Air-conditioning from mid-June to late September, with central heating in winter. Safety deposit boxes and cots are available on request.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3, with 2 or 3 beds and satellite TV with BBC World and CNN. Air-conditioning from mid-June to late September, with central heating in winter. Safety deposit boxes and cots are available on request.

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Needs work

Marhaba Beach is a nice enough hotel but I didn't think it deserved its high rating on TripAdvisor. Maybe it is a reflection on other Tunisian hotels. We were not off to a good start as we arrived at 4.00am to find a receptionist and a porter probably called Mister Grumpy One and Mister Grumpy Two. Although Mister Grumpy One spoke good English when necessary he just asked who our operator was and then our name mainly with a series of grunts, indicated for us to put our wrist out and attached our band. No welcome and no welcoming drink. Mister Grumpy Two took us to our room, put our case down and left. There was a pleasant welcoming bowl of fruit which was nice until we found it had been invaded by a mass of ants which were all over our table. I immediately went down with the bowl and explained about the ants. Mister Grumpy Two just took the bowl off the reception counter and put it on the floor leaving a mass of ants on the counter. No apology or any offer of a replacement bowl. I had to ask for a spray to kill the ants in our room. After that I have to say that the majority of staff were smiling and helpful but there were still about 20% Mr Grumpys. How nice it would have always been to be served with a smile. We had a couple of problems being vegetarians. The beach bar served snacks in the afternoon and the menu included cheese sandwiches and pizza margarita. There were never any cheese sandwiches and sometimes no vegetarian pizza. To his credit the waiter made us cheese and bread but it was hardly a sandwich. One evening my wife asked whether some food at the buffet contained any meat. 'No meat' said the waiter. She was then nearly sick biting on sausage. We went back to complain to one of the supervisors who told us we should have asked one of them not the waiter. So it was our fault! A half hearted apology but no confidence that anything would be done about it. The fact that it could have been advice that potentially killed someone with an allergy did not seem important. Enough of the grumbles though, Our room was immaculate with a nice balcony and a massive bed. Shower over the bath with plentiful hot water. The hotel is in the centre of the Sousse beach, alongside in either direction it is smaller and more stony. The beach is private so we did not get hawkers every few minutes, it was cleaned each night and we always had enough sunbeds and parasols readily provided by surly (not burly) beach men. It seemed commonly known that you could bribe the beach men to keep a parasol and sunbeds for you as a previous reviewer stated. Why do management allow this to happen? Is it company policy? A comical point though, were the lifeguards. They have the usual lifeguard station with ladders up to a platform. This only seemed to be used as a sunshade as we never saw a lifeguard go up it. They, without exception, sat on a chair looking towards the shore. Not really much comfort if you or your children are drowning. Great pools and gardens with sunbeds around them. A nice lobby and several bars with comfy chairs to relax in. Wifi worked well in the lobby and occasionally worked in our room on the second floor. There was entertainment each night and the Animation staff certainly worked hard. Food was plentiful all day although not always the best. Each area of the dining hall has a waiter and ours, Hisham, was always helpful getting us drinks whenever we wanted. To sum up I would recommend the hotel and would probably go there again if I decided to return to Tunisia. However it is not good for vegetarians and certainly not if you have an allergy. We met many people who had been coming here for years but the overwhelming opinion was that the hotel was not as good as it used to be. It seems the management of the hotel read these reviews. I would point out to them that to rectify all these faults would not cost any money. With staff training I would have given the hotel 5 out of five. If there is no change then we know how much they value their customers. More

MicandTez, Stockport, United Kingdom

fantastic holiday again :)

i have to apologise for the delay in leaving this review firstly. we stayed here in may for the 2nd time and again had an amazing holiday. the rooms are lovely and clean, with towels changed daily. air con is not on at this time of yr but we asked for fans and had the brought to the rooms without delay. food is of an amazing standard, always lots of choice and of a high quality. pool area is nice, only thing we found hard work is the ditance you have between the water and the pol edge, you have about half a meter to climb down but it doesnt spoil it really. beach is lovely and food served there is also of a high standard, with a bar aswell. the guy who manages the sunbeds however is a right misery, we ended up having a laugh at his expense after a few days as he was so miserable it became funny :) the animation team are AMAZING!!! so friendly and always around doing activities in the day. they find time to come n have a chat and are really funny ( sam, alex, bebo, tiga, william, mustafa) that really made our holiday fun in both visits and remembered us from our previos trip which i thought was nice. all in all a fab hotal highly recommended :)More

Sarah-Jane B, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Fabulous holiday!

We just returned from a week's stay at the Marhaba Beach Hotel in Sousse and are feeling completely relaxed and refreshed. This is not an especially 'posh' hotel, and if you are determined to look for flaws you will find them. However, what makes this hotel particularly special (in addition to the lovely pool grounds and beach area) is the warmth, friendliness and genuine caring of the staff towards guests. We left the hotel feeling like friends rather than customers. We would highly recommend this hotel. We would also highly recommend Tunisia as a holiday destination, in general. It has everything a holidaymaker could want: beaches, history, culture and warm, welcoming people. For those travellers looking for something a little bit different beyond the shores of Europe, this is a great country to explore. Enjoy!More

Cory48, Edmonton, Canada

well helllllllloooooooo, where do i start

well where to start, this has been the most amazing holiday iv ever been on. The staff at this hotel are by far amazing people, they work so hard everyday. to start with, the waiters and bar staff they were absolutely fantastic always made sure you had a drink especially Rafick and Isam they were amazing and of course my friend 'yum yum' he never stopped. The cleaners were amazing fresh sheets and towels everyday and always polite. The food was good considering they have to cater for a lot of different people, the waiters in the restaurant are amazing too they are always so happy and work so hard. well last but defiantly not least the fantastic animation team well they truly made my holiday, they work so hard from morning till night and are a fantastic bunch of lads jimmy, sam, Tiga, Sofien Will and Moostafa (hellllloooooo).It was that good were booking next month to go back in march cant wait to see you all again. xMore

becky1212014, Wales, United Kingdom

Tunisia holiday

Just returned from holiday 15 October , had a great time would go back again. Would recommend it to anybody, Great staff and service. Staff can't do enough to help, spotless ,Good variety of food also you can pick first sitting 6-30 7-30 or 8-00 8-30.More

bren1946, yorkshire

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