Just back after a week in the Hotel Marhaba, Sousse, Tunisia. I went on a late deal, all inclusive package which was cheap. Much was promised but not much was delivered.
I was first assigned a dusty room with no balcony or terrace with a child's cot in the corner, and then was moved to a room with cockroach problems, and eventually to a third room on day four of my visit.
The food was adequate but nothing special. Quantity over quality. We had to queue for drinks and the food was buffet style - more queues. Queues for everything, even a glass of cola, juice (vile cordial mix), food, pool side items, everything. The real-juice bar and smoothies were nowhere to be seen.
The entertainment was simple and basic. The animation team did their best but ...
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If you want a cheap holiday in a 1965 built hotel with basic comforts, which include lots of unexceptional food, limited internet access (one computer in the lobby) and unlimited alcohol (limited only by the endless queues), then this is the holiday for you!
Things I liked - it was low cost, location was a mile from Sousse on the beach, inexpensive massages in gym centre,a day trip to local sights, room staff were friendly and thorough in their work, although did expect tip for bottle of water that they were required to leave in room.
Happy to be home! Will chalk this up to experience and consider it a life lesson.