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Dar El Medina

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   64, Rue Sidi Ben Arous, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
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Ranked #19 of 48 Hotels in Tunis
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to stay in a museum like building - and the plumbing etc though ancient does work - this is the place for you. But be prepared for a very odd breakfast (a small ration of cake, orange juice, bread, processed cheese, butter, halva and jam) served in a ritual and painfully slow fashion. The staff are well... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Based on their website, I had great expectations of this hotel. It's just the sort of place I love: atmospheric, exotic, off the beaten track,full of character. And, in those areas, it did not disappoint. But. The staff (especially the male desk clerk who works the late afternoon/evening shift) was incompetent at best. Within the first few minutes of my... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Dar El Medina is a lovely small hotel / riad at the edge of the Medina. The hotelier is quite nice and the rooms were spacious. When my air conditioning didn't work (and it must in that humidity!), I was quickly moved to a larger room that had working a/c. Terrific place to visit Tunis from.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

very nice roof top terrace without bazar hassle at one of the highest points in Tunis center, Rue Sidi Ben Arous is a nice street with local artists without the hassle of the two tourist streets. super relaxing atmosphere!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights based on the Conde Nast Traveler recommendation from a few months ago, but after booking, I became worried after reading a number of negative reviews. Upon arriving, the taxi called the hotel from the medina, & the hotel sent someone to get me. It was just a few minutes walk, and once I got... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were there three nights. Location in the Medina is great, but $140/night for a hotel that promises Wi-Fi and delivers none is absurd. (Some may say "You're in Tunisia, do you really need Wi-Fi?" Well, yes, if it's promised as part of the purchase price.) The cleaning staff was very nice. Our room was cute, if dark. The rooftop... More

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Tripoli, Libya
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40 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very very nice private hotel with great staff (apart from the owners who often hang about putting everyone else on edge) and lovely decor, rooms and bathrooms. The rooms are a bit dark, as one would expect in this traditional style house, and made worse by lights not working (bit of simple maintenance). Wi-Fi was supposedly available but basically dysfunctional.... More

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Firenze
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I spent one night at the Dar El Medina with my family. We were given two rooms very far away from one another, in spite of having reserved in advance. The common areas did reek from smoke. On the evening of our arrival, we discovered that the rooms were not serviced, towels and toiletries were missing. The manager sort of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

a beautiful magical place with very friendly staff. the location is very strategic during the day since it's in the heart of the medina, however a bit spooky at night once the shops close and the streets turn ghostly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Dar El Medina at the end of a 2 week holiday travelling round Tunisia. The location was excellent in the middle of the Medina and it was quiet although it was very close to the souks. As described in the guidebooks, it is full of character but shared many problems with the Dar Said... More

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Address: 64, Rue Sidi Ben Arous, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Tunis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar El Medina 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Dar El Medina Tunis, Tunisia, Africa
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