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5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Arbaa Arsat Street, Tripoli Old Town | P.O. Box 10070, Tripoli, Libya
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Ranked #1 of 20 Tripoli B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

You will not be disappointed by this boutique hotel in the medina. Excellent service, decent breakfast, nice decor. The credit card machine even works most of the time. There is even a pool and a great restaurant adjacent.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

You arrive to the El Khan on a tiny bumpy rode in the middle of the old town. You walk in and it is a true old villa. Gorgeous Berber textiles and black and white photos of an earlier, happier era on the walls. Aref meets you at his desk, and he knows everything and everyone. He is so accommodating... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed at the El Khan for two nights in March 2013 and loved every second. The hotel is in the middle of the old town, near the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, so you get to experience a more authentic taste of Tripoli than staying at the Raddisson or the Corinthia. Aref, the owner, is extremely helpful and will bend... More

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Cairo, Egypt
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed two weeks and really loved the place - very friendly and helpful staff, extremely tastefully decorated rooms and lobby, quite central location (no suitcase dragging, your taxi can drop you right at the doorstep). The only downsides: restaurant is overprized for what it offers (good, but not excellent food) and breakfast stays well beyond the otherwise exeptional level... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I stayed at the El-khan for 80 days and could not have been a happier traveler. The staff became my Libyan family, keeping me comfortable and making me laugh. The hotel is beautifully and tastefully appointed, full of lovingly, carefully chosen antiques and artifacts. It is endlessly photographable. I loved being in the medina where I could walk easily my... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

For the intrepid traveler, a delightful surprise awaits in Tripoli, Libya, in the form of the El Khan Hotel in the midst of the Medina, or old city. It is a first-class hotel without the glitter and lack of personality of the nearby 5-star hotels. It's a family-run, utterly charming and well-maintained. The rooms are wonderful, the food is superb,... More

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Co Clare
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I stayed in the El Khan in 2009. At that stage it was just up and running and Mr Arif had plans for a pool and restaurant. We stayed in the hotel at the beginning and end of our tour. It was the perfect place to stay in Tripoli; at the edge of the Medina, where strolling around made one... More

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Menlo Park, California
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10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Just back from Tripoli where I spent a week at the El Khan, Charming boutique hotel in the Medina. Couldn't do better in location. Staff were outstanding. Recommend it highly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Great to stay in a hotel with character as well as comfort. To step in from a narrow street in the old town is to enter a world of calm and a feeling of space. The rooms are individually designed and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Very convenient for local restaurants that are reasonably priced and serve excellent... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
69 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in the very beginning of January. The hotel is in a great position, in walking distance of everything - the souk, the museum, Green Square etc. We had 3 rooms in all and they were all large and very comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and they definitely served the best... More

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Address: Arbaa Arsat Street, Tripoli Old Town | P.O. Box 10070, Tripoli, Libya
Location: Libya > Tripoli District > Tripoli
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Hotel Class:5 star — El Khan 5*
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A charming small hotel with 15 rooms beautifully done in Arabic/Oriental style. Located in Tripoli's old town with under 10 minutes walk to the National Museum. We strive to make guests feel at home rather than being in a hotel. ... more   less 
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