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Hotel Sidi Driss

Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070, Tunisia
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Hotel Sidi Driss
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Would I stay here with my wife and daughter, no. Do I consider my night at the Sidi Driss one of the greatest hotel experiences of my life, yes! Star Wars is in my blood. I'm not just a casual fan, but a serious fanatic. When we arrived I actually got goosebumps. If you like Star Wars then you HAVE... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

For about the same price as an organised trip for 2 you can hire a car and make your own adventure. The hotel is easy to find in Matmata or you can give a local youth a dinar or 2 and he will lead you to it. Didn't stay over, but the rooms don't look very comfortable. The food here... More

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Blaine, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you want to get away from the beaches and tourist towns of the Tunisian coast, Matmata is the destination to choose! We came to the Hotel Sidi Driss because we knew that many Star Wars films were actually filmed here, and, yes, that was the ONLY thing we knew before coming. Matmata is on the edge of the Sahara... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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86 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Pros: You can sleep overnight in Luke sky walkers house!! Berber food was pretty good to my young palate. Some of the original Star Wars props and decor are still hanging on the walls. Chance to sleep in a real troglodyte house. Cons: Kind of in the middle of nowhere. Middle of desert. You're probably not coming here unless you... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
50 hotel reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I think you have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate this place - I am, and I did. We called for lunch and drinks during a two-day tour of Tunisia. Firstly, it is very undeveloped - no Star Wars gift shops; no-one dressed up as the characters from the film; and no razzmatazz. This is an underground, tired... More

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Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I didn`t sleep at the hotel, just visited to see with my own eyes, interior . I loved it. Great place to refresh memoires from the movie. On the small monitor movie is presented - love the atmosphere. From outside one can even overlook, but when you finally got there - one could be in heaven

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Well I've been, I can tell you it's a load of old crap. First off (when we went) when we arrived there were (no word of a lie) 2, that's 2, smouldering bodies outside our apartment. Further investigation also revealed several smouldering piles of what looked like midgets! God knows what was going on there? We were then taken on... More

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13 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We visited on a tour but did not stay here. The place stank like putrid chicken, and there was nothing to hold your interest for even 10 minutes. No photos from the film, nothing for the casual fan to even remember the scene from the movie. And boy did it stink! I cannot imagine the misery of an overnight guest.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We visited the Sidi Driss out of curiosity having already accepted a room /cave at the Hotel Marhala (see separate review). We understood that the Sidi Driss was used in the StarWars Movies but not having seen one for about 30 years, the strange faded futuristic props nailed to the walls just looked weird. We wandered in and a man... More

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Tunis, Tunisia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We visited Matmata 2 days ago and spent one night at Sidi Driss hotel. We arrived late at night and after a cold walk to the hotel (with a glue-like escort), we were only greeted by grumpy men who have never heard the word "hospitality".. not even remotely. The room rate for BB was 10$ but was not worth a... More

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Address: Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Gabes Governorate > Matmata
Also Known As:
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