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Dar El Medina

64, Rue Sidi Ben Arous, Tunis 1006, Tunisia
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Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Tunis
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Sousse, Tunisia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a wonderful room up top and it was very nicely done. The breakfast was great also. Lots of bread as is the Tunisian way. It could have used a little more fruit. This place is a traditional house/ hotel in the Medina and you won't go wrong staying here. The location is great also.

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L’hôtel Dar El Medina et son personnel s’excusent d’éventuels désagréments involontairement survenus et nous espérons que vous avez passé ou... More 

Brindisi, Italy
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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second stay at the Dar and yet again they accommodated us at short notice. This is a great hotel with the most helpful and pleasant staff, but with little things detracting that could so easily be fixed: Good breakfast, but the same thing every day; staff smoking in reception (Tunisia is still a "smoke-indoors-country"); dead light bulbs, etc. The heating... More 

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The hotel Dar El Medina and his staff apologize for any inconvenience occurred . we are sorry for this misunderstanding please be advised that we are currently training our staff Again , your comment is helpful and welcomed in order to improve our shortcomings Thank you for continuing to give us your feelings. Marahbé. More 

trieste
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We expected a lot from this hotel, after seeing its pictures from the web site and after reading some reviews. The result was sad, unpleasant and absolutely deceiving. The hotel in itself is a restored, lovely and not large old building with plenty of romantic and exotic touches. The cleaning however leaves much to be desired (a lovely old sitting... More 

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The hotel Dar El Medina and his staff apologize for any inconvenience occurred Thank you for your comment ; we appreciate it . Please be advised that dar El Madina is situated at the heart of the medina of Tunis .and as you know the traditional houses have their own characteristics and charms. Concerning , the breakfast,please , be informed... More 

Sacramento, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent the last two nights of our 12 days in Tunisia here. It's a beautified older house right smack in the medina, down the street from the Casbah, where there's the changing of the guard and other government buildings. We were in a top floor "junior suite" that had sweeping views of Tunis. The room was a bit odd;... More 

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julien020, Propriétaire at Dar El Medina, responded to this review

The hotel Dar El Medina and his staff apologize for any inconvenience occurred. We are sorry for this missunderstanding Again, your comment is helpful and welcomed in order to improve our shortcomings we hope that you spent or will spend a great time with us. Thank you for continuing to give us your feelings. Marahbé. More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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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The hotel Dar El Medina and his staff apologize for any inconvenience occurred. Thank you for your critics we appreciate it. Concerning, the breakfast,please , be informed that is composed by : -An orange juice -Homemade cake - Coffee, chocolate milk or tea - Melaouis( Tunisian pancakes ) - Traditional Breads -Butter, jam and chamiya -Boiled egg -cheese ,Tomatoes and... More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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julien020, Propriétaire at Dar El Medina, responded to this review

The Hotel Dar El Medina and its staff apologize for any inconvenience accrued. We are sorry for this miss understanding. Please be advised, that we are currently training our staff. Again, your comment is helpful and welcomed,in order to improve our shortcomings. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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“Hotel Dar El Medina and its staff apologize for any inconvenience accrued. Thank you for this comment. We will always guarantee you , with our best services and will be at your disposal. Again, your comment is helpful and welcomed, in order to improve our shortcomings. More 

Berlin, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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The Hotel Dar El Medina and its staff apologize for any inconvenience accrued”. Thank you for this comment. We are pleased that you have spenta great time. We would be glad that you will come back. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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julien020, Propriétaire at Dar El Medina, responded to this review

“he Hotel Dar El Medina and its staff apologize for any inconvenience accrued” Thanks for your comment, we do appreciate it. Please be advised that Dar El Medina is situated at the heart of the Medina of Tunis. And as you know, The traditional houses have theirown characteristics and charms. Concerning the bathroom, Please, be informed that this luxury hotel... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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julien020, Propriétaire at Dar El Medina, responded to this review

The Hotel Dar El Medina and its staff apologize for any inconvenience accrued.” Thank you for being in our hotel. We appreciate any comment coming from you. Please, be informed that,the dinner is 20€, starts with: - A soup or a salad: Typical Tunisian salad called Mechouia - Grilled ( fish or meat) - A dessert - Mint tea. Please,... More 

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