Eccellent place to stay
I spent 1 week totally relaxing in this hotel, tipical family holiday.
I suggest the place if you need to restore mind and body: beach, huge swimmingpool, confortable rooms and good service, lovely cuisine international and local, place not so far from tunis, carthago, and other turist sites to see.
There was no noise, and the rooms and all the hotel were perfectly cleaned.
I booked a last minute trip...
I booked a last minute trip from a tour operator in Germany - it was super cheap and I ended up in a 5 star hotel (the Mahdia Palace - run by the Tryp hotel chain). The tour operator in the hotel told me that she had never once seen an American there. It was full of Germans, Italians, and French. The rooms were nice, but it was definitly a tourist hotel. Breakfast and dinner buffets were included in the price. Breakfast was decent, but did not change from day to day. Dinner was better, but the only excellent night was the Tunisian cuisine night - with typical specialities like Brik, couscous, etc. Usually the resort hotels have a good variety of fresh fruit, but I went in April when only oranges and dates were in season (go in Sept. for the best fruit selection).
In high season (july, august), you won't get a room, but in low season, it costs about 70 Dinar a night for a double. If you book a package deal, it can turn out very cheap. The hotel is directly on the beach, and the view is quite lovely. There are all the typical amenities of a five star hotel - just don't eat lunch at the hotel! The food is expensive and bad.
Skifa el-Kahla - Black Gate
The ruins of....something, Mahdia
Cemetery from Borj el Kebir, Mahdia
Borj el Kebir, Mahdia