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“Feels Like a Homestay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Quartier Taourit, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia   |  
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“Feels Like a Homestay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The first thing to say is that of your idea of holiday heaven is sitting on the beach at Djerba's tourist zone, lathered in oil and cooking like a lobster , then Hamt Souk and Dar Zina probably aren’t for you. If however you want to experience life in a nice little Tunisian seaside town, in a restored traditional home, then look no further.

Dar Zina is situated about 10 minutes walk from the centre of town but isn’t easy to find. Make sure you get directions from Eric, the Belgian owner. We got to within 100 yards of the house with the directions he sent us but we then had to call him to come and find us. Some signs on the road would be useful to help with navigation.

You enter the house up a dusty backstreet.surrounded by locals houses and through a large wooden door. This takes you into the kitchen and then through to the peaceful, whitewashed courtyard which is where the 3 rooms are. All are traditionally and simply decorated with large wood framed beds and shuttered windows with good insect screens. The room was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a good size and the shower was hot and had good water pressure. Theres a nice roof terrace with a fruit tree providing shade to sit and relax at the end of a hot day. I can’t remember whether our room had A\C but we didn’t need it and we stayed in June when the daytime temperatures were in the high 30’s.

You really feel like you’re staying in a real Tunisian home staying at Dar Zina, and that’s because you are! Eric and his Tunisian partner Hamina made us welcome like old friends. They spent time advising us where to go and what to see, which roads to take etc. They also provided a delicious home made breakfast which they sat and ate with us each day. Expect to be joined by other members of their family - 2 dogs, a cat and a tortoise!

Eric and Hamina offered to cook dinner for us on an evening but we prefer to experience the local nightlife so went into Hamt Souk town. We found a nice restaurant near the Souk called L’isle and I can recommend the food, and wine!

In summary, if you want to visit Djerba but stay away from the tourist zone and stay in a comfortable,clean, traditional house then Dar Zina is a great choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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darzina, Propriétaire at Dar Zina, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
thanks a lot for your comment on our house. Unfortunately it is not allowed to have sign on the road for a B&B but we will make it as soon as possible.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Very nice house, quiet, well decorated, furnished with care and taste.
Warm and friendly hosts, very available and full of knowledge & good tips about the Tunisian experience.
More than anything, the food was the best in all Tunisia : delicate spicies, full of taste and character, a discovery of very different meals (the way Halima is preparing the tajine is superb).
If coming back to Tunisia, this will .be the first place to go.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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darzina, Propriétaire at Dar Zina, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Sven,
Thanks a lot for this article on our house
Best regards

Eric & Halima
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Additional Information about Dar Zina

Address: Quartier Taourit, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island > Houmt Souk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Houmt Souk
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed & Breakfast in Djerba in a typical house (riad) near of the city center and 500m far from the sea. ... more   less 
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Dar Zina Djerba Island, Tunisia

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