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Le Diar el Barbar

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matmata 6070, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Matmata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The hotel was the best in Matmata, you can experience a Troglodite house, food was good. The staff was very nice and Matmata's location it's great to stay two nights if you are travelling without a group, to visit the Bere Bere Fortifications and Ksar Grihlane, in the Sahara Matmata it is also worth seeing, really special and unique

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a tour. Hotel room was good. The buffet was not. Had dinner and breakfast here. Food that should have been hot was cold. Great views thought over the desert from the grounds though. Friendly staff.

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is an enormous hotel - presumably designed for large package groups which, when we stayed, simply weren't there. In fact, nobody was there apart from us. Most of the place was in darkness. It was like something out of The Shining. The troglodyte room was nice enough but the bathroom needed a good scrub. The swimming pool looked very... More

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Montreal, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were in Tunisia for a 12-day trip. This hotel was our stop on our 5-day trip called "Le fond du désert". This hotel is builted like the gorfas in the south of Tunisia. We did sleep in a berber gorfa-style room, which was really exotic. The interior-court of the hotel are beautifull with all the flowers and the decorations.... More

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Cesano Maderno, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This hotel was very good, very clean and well maintain and probably the best hotel in Matmata. The food was good and have a nice variety. The staff are friendly, the berber room underground are amazing they are very cool in the summer without need for air conditioning. The bad thing is there are no entertainments!!! and the pool was... More

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Carlentini, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I loved this place. You sleep in a room dug out of the cliff. My favorite place we stayed in during out Tunisia trip.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

Wouldn't have stayed here given the choice, but as many others have said there aren't many places to stay in the area. The room would have been OK after a good clean. The pool would also have been lovely after a good clean, but outside area very shabby and dirty and STANK of sewage which was visible in a big... More

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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

In that Region, this hotel is the Best. no other alternative are available unless you go to zarzis ou djerba. the rooms are clean and well kept. bathroom are outdated and need some TLC. the worst drawback is food. really bad quality food is served here. probably left overs recycled over and over again. no fruits or fresh vegetable available.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

This is the most expensive hotel in town, but is only ordinary. It's perfectly clean and comfortable and the food was OK, but at the price I expected better. It's an average hotel at a top (for the area) price.

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47 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

The only nice thing about the hotel is the nice panoramic view from the swimming pool and the pseudo berber-styled bedrooms. Service is very lacking and the hotel is located about 10 mins' drive away from Old Matmata town, which makes you captive of the hotel as there are no other facilities around for food. The restaurant feels like a... More

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Address: Matmata 6070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Gabes Governorate > Matmata
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Diar el Barbar 3.5*
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