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Iberostar Selection Royal El Mansour 5*

Mahdia 1st coastline
Irina Boukadida
Tunisia Destination Manager | mainland, Djerba island
1st coastline|Activities for children|Conference facilities|Thalasso center|
Meals: All inclusive|

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

The international hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1986. It includes four- and five-star hotels, and it is represented in 15 countries. A distinctive feature of the chain is that all its hotels are located on the first coastline, on the best beaches of tourist regions. Iberostar hotels are a great choice for families with children and adults, couples, and elderly people.

The Hotel

It’s a headliner among Iberostar Hotels in Tunisia, the hotel is deservedly in the top 5 of the best Iberostar Hotels in the world, according to the list announced by the Alliance One group as part of the Special Awards 2021. It also has other prestigious awards, for example, Travellers’ Choice for 2021 from TripAdvisor.

The hotel can be recommended for family holidays, holidays with school-age children, as well as for sophisticated fans of thalassotherapy. One of the main advantages of the hotel is its location. Mahdia is a perfect choice for those who are tired of constant stress and negative emotions. Take into account that if you’re looking for total tranquility, you should book a sea view room which will guarantee a picturesque scenery and silence that can be broken only with live music after dinner. Otherwise, in the city view room noise from the street can be expected. 

Location

  • Resort: Mahdia
  • Aeroport: Tunis-Carthage – 217 km, Enfidha – 112 km, Monastir – 45 km
  • Distance: to the city center – 2 km

Infrastructure

There are 3 bars and 2 restaurants, 3 swimming pools (an outdoor pool with a children’s area, an indoor fresh water pool and an indoor seawater pool in thalasso center ($)), a mini club Star Camp, a children’s playground, a well-equipped fitness room ($), one of the best thalasso centers in Mahdia ($), 3 conference rooms ($), mini-foot field ($), 2 tennis courts. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, public areas and rooms.

Beach

The hotel is situated on the 1st coastline and has a private sandy gently sloping beach. Sun loungers, beach and pool umbrellas and mattresses are provided free of charge, beach towels are available with a deposit.

Bars & Restaurants

There are 3 bars and 2 restaurants in the hotel. All Inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the main restaurant. A la carte restaurant BBQ Snacks with a varied menu of Tunisian and grilled dishes is chargeable.

All Inclusive bars are located in the lobby and by the pool. Hookah, traditional Tunisian tea and Turkish coffee are served in the Moorish Café for extra payment.

Rooms

There are 447 rooms in total. The rooms are located in a 5-storey building equipped with an elevator. There are 10 Room Types: Basic Room, Standard Room, Superior Room, Superior Room Sea View, Sea View Room, Sea View Junior Suite, Side Sea View Room, Basic Family Room, Sea View Family Room, Family Room. Maximum occupancy is 5 people.

The basic equipment of a room = the equipment of a Basic Room:

  • 20 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 2;
  • hotel territory view;
  • air conditioning;
  • mini bar (empty);
  • safe;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • TV;
  • bath/ shower;
  • hairdryer;
  • toiletries in an individual package, daily replenished

In addition to the basic equipment Standard Room features:

  • 25 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • hotel territory view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Superior Room features:

  • 28 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • hotel territory view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Superior Room Sea View features:

  • 29 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • sea view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Sea View Room features:

  • 25 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • side or frontal sea view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Sea View Junior Suite features:

  • 42 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed and a sofa bed;
  • frontal sea view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • living room

In addition to the basic equipment Side Sea View Room features:

  • 25 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 3;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • side sea view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Basic Family Room features:

  • 46 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 4;
  • 1-bedroom room with a double bed or twin beds;
  • hotel territory view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • living room;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Family Room features:

  • 42 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 5;
  • 2-bedroom room with a double bed and twin beds;
  • hotel territory view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

In addition to the basic equipment Sea View Family Room features:

  • 48 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 5;
  • 2-bedroom room with a double bed and twin beds;
  • frontal sea view;
  • furnished balcony;
  • a sofa is provided as an extra bed

Additional Information

Changes of the List and Terms of Provided Services

In Tunisian hotels the Open Space service (serving the clients outdoors) is usually provided from 01/06 till 30/09. The actual schedule correlates with weather conditions.

The mandatory air conditioning period in Tunisia lasts from 15/06 to 15/09.

The hotel reserves the right to change the list and terms of provided services before the start of the season, and even during the season, in accordance with current circumstances if these circumstances don’t affect the conditions of tourists’ stay significantly.

Tourist Tax

According to the law of the Tunisian Republic which came into force on December 8, 2017, tourists traveling to Tunisia must pay a hotel tax on arrival to the hotel.

The tax is 3 TND per person per night in four- and five-star hotels, 2 TND per person per night in three-star hotels, and 1 TND per person per night in two-star hotels.

The maximum number of nights the tax can be charged is seven, so customers staying longer than seven nights will only be charged for the first seven nights of their stay. If tourists stay in a hotel for less than a week, they pay only for the actual number of nights.

Children under 12 are exempt from paying the tax. If a child turns 12 in the first week of a hotel stay, from that moment the tax is charged for the number of nights remaining till the end of that week.

Accommodation in Hotels during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the situation in the world, additional sanitary and safety measures have been introduced, measures to protect guests and hotel employees have been implemented in Tunisia in accordance with local regulatory requirements. Special attention is paid to the compliance with hygiene standards and sanitary safety rules on all the way from arrival of tourists to their departure. Moreover, employees of tourist organizations and tourist accommodation facilities follow protocols on sanitary safety introduced by local authorities.

Certain hotel facilities and services may be unavailable or limited.

Mahdia

Mahdia is a small and very pretty Tunisian resort with magnificent beaches. It’s a perfect place for relaxation and beach zen: tourists can enjoy taking thalassotherapy courses, visiting interesting sights and soaking up the sun on the best beaches of the country. In addition, there’s a train from Mahdia to Sousse, another Tunisian resort where there are entertainment facilities to suit all tastes.

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