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Hotel Sidi Driss

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Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070, Tunisia
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Hotel Sidi Driss
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Matmata
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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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Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The welcome when I arrived was fine and the lunch was good. I soon found out how basic the facilities were - no en suite rooms for a start. I used 3 of the 6 toilets for males during my stay and not one flushed properly. No hot water (pretty bad in winter). No proper locks on the rooms, just... More 

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turners hill
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

just visited as part of sahara trip, was worth it, is a museum as well as hotel. cost 1 dinar (40p) donation to view. the owner friendly and welcoming, put star wars film on, got light sabres out from behind bar and masks lol. lots of photos about. dont know that I could of stayed as very basic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This hotel is definitely worth a stay if your a star wars fan, it isn't everyday you get to stay in a movie set. The rooms themselves are very basic but the bed was comfortable enough. We didn't arrive until quite late due to travelling but the person who was working offered to make us food if we wanted it,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Initially this was an amazing experience. We had the Star Wars set to ourselves and dinner was very good. A family of cats jumped on the table and ate our leftovers which seemed quite amusing... Now I've stayed in hostels all over the world so I was prepared for a basic room. What we found was basically a smelly damp... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Midlands
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18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
100 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
66 hotel reviews
479 helpful votes 479 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Gabes Governorate > Matmata
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
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