a VirtualTourist member from Berwick-Upon-Tweed
We are off to Sousse Feb 10th for 2 weeks staying at the Marhaba Beach hotel. It is our first time to Tunisia and are looking forward to it very much despite reading quite a few negative things the hotel seems to have a good reputation. What is the weather like this time of year and will the sea be warm enough to swim in? Can anyone reccommend any day trips or places worth a visit. Many thanks.
Hi Just returned this week from two weeks at the Marhaba Beach Hotel with Thomson Holidays. We had a fantastic holiday, the hotel is very good,lovely staff, very comfortable rooms, quiet and relaxing, food great,it is in a complex of four hotels with lovely grounds. The only downside is that the indoor pool is badly in need of refurbishment but usable, try a Sauna/Steam Room and or Oil Massage, all good value for money. The entertainment is mainly Tunisian, but there are English bars in the Taj Marhaba and Rihayd Palms hotels Ten minutes walk down the road, and an Irish bar in Kantoui. The weather was better than the average January 68 in the shade most of the time, whilst we were there we only had one day without SUN, but at this time of year it can be windy and is always cold in the evening. We have been to Tunisia three times before and have done most of the trips, by far the best if you can afford it is the 2/3 day trip to the Sahara Desert it is absolutley unforgetable. This time we have done both evening excursions on offer the Showstoppers and the Zulu evening. The wildlife park is worth a visit, and you can take yourself into Monastir by metro (1dinar each 2nd class 2.1/2 dinar 1st class, and into Port El Kantoui 4 dinar by taxi. Another reccommendation always leave a small tip 1/2 dinar 20p or 1 dinar 40p is always gratefully received in bars cafes etc. Most of the Tunisians are lovely people and crime is quite low compared with the UK, but like everywhere you will find the odd opportunist!! keep you personal possessions close, change money only when you need it, the hotel bank is open twice a day, and there are safety deposit boxes if you feel the need. The Tunisians do pester for you to buy from there shops, don't be rude, just say not thank you with a smile, tell them you like there goods but you don't need any and just keep on walking, you should not have any problem then!! I hope this info will be useful to you