We returned home yesterday after a week at the Riu Imperial Marhaba. we went for a week of sunshine and rest which is basically what we got. Hotel's public area's, are, as previously posted absolutely stunning, marble, water features and fabulous chandeliers.Check in was swift and efficient and we were asked which floor we wanted to be on (we chose the 4th) Room I guess was adequate with a small balcony overlooking the front of the hotel. We had a seperate bathroom and toilet. Bed was two singles pushed together and VERY hard even for someone used to a medium hard bed.
Service was pretty good in the restaurants with most service personnel working extremely long days with much cheerfulness.Have to agree with a previous post that bar service was a bit hit and miss at times, especially in the lobby bar, the pool bar was fine.So here's the BIG downside, the spa.Far too expensive and didn't seem to be used much by anyone at all ever.BIG white elephant.Would we visit again ? I guess the answer to that one is yes, we got what we paid for and enjoyed our stay.Just one more thing, we bought leather jackets from the Marina and also one in Sousse in the Medina, be prepared to barter hard and they can be an absolute bargain. Leather handbags are also cheap and seem to be fair quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Partially renovated in winter 2007/8 * 3 km from Port El Kantaoui * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 5-story building * 14 km from the center of Sousse * 200 m from various shops * 23 km from Monastir airport * 200 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Amex ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA and Agoda so you can book your STEIGENBERGER Kantaoui Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Imperial Marhaba