Many of the previous reviews capture the way we also felt. If you are looking for an alternative to the large, impersonal hotels with a high price located in the Tourist Zone along the beach, then give Dar Zina a try. For my wife and I, it was a great "local" stay with good food, a beautiful suite room (1st floor), and great hospitality. Our room was large with a beautiful bedroom area, a sitting area, and a large bathroom. Everything was very clean, plenty of hot water, good wifi connection, and a good mattress. For meals, you had the option to eat in the inner courtyard (with their pet turtle) or inside the house in the dining room. The breakfasts were excellent and were different each day. For dinner, you had the option to eat at the B&B or walk into town. The dinners we had at Dar Zina were well cooked and plentiful. And, for what you got, were reasonably priced.
If this wasn't enough, our stay included a "hostess" that made sure that we were taken care of each day. Her name is Meriem, and she made our stay extraordinary. She ate dinner with us the night we arrived and answered the many questions we had about the Island. Each morning she ate breakfast with us and gave us recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants. We got to know her quite well and learned a lot from her about Tunisian life. She is upbeat, humorous, and well spoken in English and French. She accompanied us several times into Houmt Souk to see the fish auction or help my wife and I with buying souvenirs and jewelry at a reasonable rate.
The location of the B&B is about a 15 minute walk into town and is safe day and night. The walk gave us a pretty good perspective of local Djerban life. If you wanted to go to the beach for the day, a taxi ride costs 5 or 6 dinar each way and took about 5 to 10 minutes depending which hotel beach you were going to (some hotels allow you to use their beach and some don't/check before you go).
We were fortunate to have made the choice to stay in town and have a colorful and memorable experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dar Zina Djerba Island, Tunisia