This beachfront hotel gets full marks for its grand-scale pool. It comes with in-the-water loungers, whirlpools and sea views. Plus, with a RiuLand kids’ club and sports like tennis and football, boredom isn’t an issue. On top of that, you get Asian and Italian themed restaurants, modern bedrooms with flatscreen TVs and a private beach just footsteps away.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
All meals. Snacks. Coffee and cakes.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 01.00 in summer, or 24.00 in winter.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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With sunbeds, sun terrace, parasols and towels with a deposit.
RiuLand kids' club
Suitable for 4-7 and 8-12 years.
Themed buffet at least twice a week. Highchairs are available. Please be aware that gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers at mealtimes.
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double room with sea view
Double room with sea view sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with twin beds. This room comes with a mini-fridge and air-conditioning or heating at the hotel's discretion.
Double room sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child with twin beds. This room comes with a mini-fridge and air-conditioning or heating at the hotel's discretion.
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Great - For what we paid
We booked the Riu Marco Polo for 2 reasons - 1. We have been to several Riu's in the past and have always found them to be great. 2. We wanted a stress free holiday sitting around a pool to relax. We had no intentions of site seeing. This holiday match these 2 expectations perfectly. The kids club was great Rabaa was fantastic with our daughter (7) and helped to make her holiday whilst giving us time to relax.. All staff were great, tip Lotfi at the ent hall bar and you will be rewarded with good measures and excellent service. The staff do appreciate tips. Downsides I would imagine at peak times this hotel could be a nightmare for pool side space and food queues. Go off peak, but be prepared for closed bars and restaurants. People do try and sell you trips, photos but a polite 'no thanks' works. Beach dirty and not welcoming - at least at off peak times. There was some theft, my wife had some makeup disappear and at least one guest had their phone stolen. However they did not use the safe provided. All in all, there are a few things that could be improved, but overall this is an excellent value for money hotel and we would return. More
caking99, Swindon, United Kingdom
Disappointed, but maybe expectations were too high . . .
We've just got back from the Marco Polo after a week there. We met up with family who had already done one week of a two week holiday and were allocated a room directly opposite them (nice touch). On arrival we were met by the hotel manager Salah and shown straight to our rooms after a quick introduction. At the welcome meeting with Tracey, the First Choice on site Rep, the heads of department introduced themselves and said if there were any problems, to see them. The weather was OK, but then again it is only mid April. We were disappointed that the pool had a green slime on the bottom, but a quick chat with Tracey and the pool cleaner was in the pool the next day and for two or three days after that. The rooms were OK, but nothing special, our view was over the back of the hotel, but did include a sea view - thanks again another nice touch. The room was cleaned every day, nice idea to tip one or two dinar per day so the housemaid who actually cleans the room every day gets the tip. Generally the staff were great, James and his animation team worked really hard during the day and the evening as well - Thanks to Pepito, LiLou, Mario, Abdoul, Magda and the others. Bar staff were friendly enough and helpful, no branded drinks, but it's a family style hotel so we did not expect anything else. Also starting this week (17th April) the evening meal has been split for two sittings, so if you want to see the kids disco and games, it's the early sitting. The beach was dirty, but being cleaned all week we were there. The harbour is lovely and you don't get too much grief from the local shop keepers, generally a polite no thank you worked - although the number of supposed chefs from our hotel was amazing, they got short shrift after a while. . . Our main gripe was having to order bottled water from reception, then it not turning up. . . . Don't think I could handle that in high season. All in all I'd recommend this hotel for families, but not couples wanting a nice quiet break.More
Keith M, Preston, United Kingdom
Ditto To Two Happy Customers
DITTO, to the last review. I think she said it all. A very chilled relaxing week. Please dont listen to the negative reviews on this hotel. If you want Hilton and Savoy accommodation pay the price and stay in London. I would like to add I have stayed in many hotels and this by far is at the top of the list. Go and see for yourselves..More
2 very happy customers! :)
Just got back from a weeks stay at the marco polo and could not speak highly enough about it.... On arrival although early morning, we were welcomed with a cocktail by hotel team who talked us through the facilities at the hotel. Everyone had a room ready and waiting for them and these were to a very good standard - extremely spacious for just me and my friend, our beds were comfortable and balcony looked out onto the courtyard and marina. We even had a large flat screen tv (not that we watched it, as thats not what we went on holiday to do!) Rooms were cleaned daily and towels replaced as often as you wanted - all you had to do was leave them in the bath if you wanted them changing! Every room also had secure safe which we used. Food is often something people moan about with all inclusive but the food here was great! There was so much variety daily including lots of vegetarian options for those of us who wanted it. Loads of traditional tunisian dishes to try but also your standard pizza, pasta and chips for the less adventurous! We never once went hungry or had any complaints about any of the food... really was delicious! Drinks were also fine - lots of soft and alcoholic options which you could have as much as you wanted of until midnight. You could also request bottles of water to be delivered to your room daily which we did- every room has a fridge to keep it cool! The pool was amazing. It is massive! Having previously read on here that it was "filthy" I was a little worried however I saw nothing of the sort and swam in it daily! In fact whilst we were there there was a man that spent the entire day in it cleaning every tile from top to bottom! The pool is surrounded by sunbeds and beach towels are provided. There are also life guards who worked all day every day. It does have a large pool bar however as we were there in april this was not yet open. Waiters still wandered around the pool constantly and took orders if you asked. The indoor pool is equally as nice and my only complaint Is sadly we had to use it as weather was not consistently good - that was in no one's control though! The animation team were fantastic. James, Abdul, Mario, Yani, Pipito, Lilo and the rest of the team worked all day every day to offer endless activities if you wanted to do them. We soon tried yoga, archery, French boules, aerobics, hip hop dancing, salsa dancing, belly dancing and Arabic language lessons!!! There was no pestering if you didn't want to do these though! There evening shows were mixed and all equally entertaining...They really did all work so hard and the amount of languages they could all speak left us speechless - definetley put us to shame! Being in our 20's me and my friend also tried a couple of nights out, there are bars and discos locally which were fine and also we went into hammamet itself to a disco there which was great fun. Taxis to and from places were very easy to get - just agree a price first! Beach is lovely but not really being sand people we didn't use it. On our last 2 days water sports started as it tured into high season... and they looked great. You can also get camel and horse rides up and down the beach front. List of tours offered by first choice were good too - we just didn't try any so can't really comment on them. We wandered down to the local medina which was enjoyable... there was no hassling. It is culture for them to try and get you into the shops but a polite no thank you was good enough and they left you alone! Holiday was fantastic overall and as said before could not fault it... my only issue now is saving up to get back there ASAP! Thank you everyone who worked there... and we'll hopefully be back soon! Justine and Jemma :) More
Juz86, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Just got back from spending a week here, 3rd visit to this hotel, staff are great and so welcoming and always remember you, they all work hard for little money and will always look after you. I travelled with my 16 year old daughter and always feel safe here, have made some great friends over the years going to Tunisia and is great to see them all again, have already booked to go back in August our usual time of year. Never been in April before, was shame the pool bar wasn't open yet but the waiters were walking around and would fetch you drinks and didn't even want a tip for it. The animation team are great at what they do also. Was a shame the week went so quick, looking forward to going back in August.More
Claire V, Reading, United Kingdom
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