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Le Diar el Barbar

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matmata 6070, Tunisia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Abbotsford, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Hotel lobby & dining room floors and walls covered in grey & white marble looks more like a bathouse, lobby bathrooms need cleaning Cave rooms are stuffy ,pillows are poor , bathroom in need of an update. Resturaunt steam table food same selection for lunch & dinner not great. Bar downstairs by the pool needs cleaning dusty. WIFI only in... More 

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Aix en Provence
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed here for one night with 6 adults and 6 children. I think we had the best room of the hotel, which was 311. It has two bedrooms with two large (double) beds and one single one. We added a matrace from out neighbouring room and had the 6 kids sleeping there together. Food was limited (quantity and quality,... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The hotel by outside look very nice the architecture its amazing. I didnt like that was dirty , the bathroom the most and alao the blanket had some markes on it (we didnt use it ).the dinner and breakfast was poor and not good. Its good for one night and its the best choise in the area.so id i think... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Berber themed hotel in Old Matmata. Rooms have an entry area and bathroom, but bed is in a cave-like hole. Weak AC/fan only blew warm air that did not reach the cave so bedroom was hot and stuffy. Bedroom ceiling is low and walls are dusty. I'm 5'10" and I smacked my head against the ceiling twice. Bathroom is passable... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Me and my 7 year old son knocked one evening on the door asking for a room. For about £20 a night, we had the most amazing room, sleeping in a 'modern cave'. My son being a Star Wars fan was thrilled. We were served a three course set meal that was included and although simple, very delicious. Soup, Salads... More 

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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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 helpful votes 6 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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Address: Matmata 6070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Gabes Governorate > Matmata
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Diar el Barbar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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