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“Good hotel for 1 night before starting a circuit” 3 of 5 stars
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Le Diplomat
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   44 AvenueHedi Chaker, Tunis 1002, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Tunis
Lisbon, Portugal
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“Good hotel for 1 night before starting a circuit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

I stayed in this hotel just for 1 night, included in a package that contained a circuit to the south of Tunisia and a beach stay in Yasmine Hammamet. I consider it a good hotel for 1 night before starting a circuit through Tunisia. In a leisure trip I don't see the reason why you should stay more than 1 night in Tunis. Diogo Costa - Portugal

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

i will stay at this hotel and i will recomend it to my freinds and family the only thing is quite far from the city center the services was very good

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

I stayed only one night, and found it a pleasant place to be for the night. The room was big enough and airy, and clean (albeit not overly so). A safe was present in the room, and I did have (free and fast) Internet connection.

Staff during my stay was helpful and friendly.

Breakfast is not very nice though - not too much choice and set up in a room that is run-down and in which smoking seemed to be allowed (a curse all over Tunis, I'm afraid).

In short: good value and recommended, if perhaps not a "top tip".

  • Liked — Good value for money, and a working Internet connection
  • Disliked — The breakfast arrangements
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Kent
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

Well, this will be a mixed review because there were some good points and it was certainly not a horrible hotel. The hotel itself is a star, except it really should be 3 as it is in need up updating and plenty of repairs.

Our room was big and you could see that at one point it was probably very nice similar to say an English Hilton International,

The bathroom had had a bidet which had been removed and left behind was an awful brown mark! The toilet brush was literaly covered in faeces!!! There was mould around the sink, a nnails coming out of the wall by the shower and the plug holes were filthy. The floors looked as though they needed a good scrub and the lighting played up. We had to ask for replacement bulb for a strip light but it did not arrive. The lamp flashed on and off with dodgy electrics. My partner was taking his clothes out of one of the draws and pulled out a used sanitary towel!!! We were horrified and decided at that point to leave.

The food was not too bad, but I did end up very poorly for 5 days and I did not eat much while there through fear of being ill.

The bedding was changed every day which was good and the towels, though the towels looked like old ones used from a salon.

The service was quite good in as much as they tried to be helpful but at one point our lighting had gone and we were in total darkness. We phoned down 4 times and waited what was a good half hour before someone came!!!

We left after 6 days and booked into a hotel in Hammamet which was better and only 3 star!

My advise, always listen to the reviews and try to get a balanced view from them all. Tunis is not very nice it is incredibly dirty and uncomfortable for a women as it is a strict Muslim country. It is more relaxed around the coast and I would seriously recommend Sousse and Port El Kantaoui especially for first timers in Tunisia.

I hope this review has been of some help and please feel free to ask any questions.

  • Liked — It was spacious
  • Disliked — The cleanliness
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

I actually was expecting much worse. Yes the rooms are a little aged ( its a 70s hotel) but for the money it was not bad, The food was ok, the location is nice and the staff were pretty friendly. There were a few issues with the room but all and all I actually having been to Tunisia 3 times do not have alot bad to say about this hotel. I found the staff to be really nice. Its not 5 stars but you are not paying for 5 stars. You don't pay alot and frankly it was like kind of a fancy motel 6. The room was pretty adequate and maid service good and the phone was not expensive to use to call overseas. I found it all and all very nice. I would stay there again knowing how much the rooms cost other places and the hotels are not that much better

  • Liked — the location, friendliness
  • Disliked — some of the stuff was old but it was not that bad
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2006

Toilet leaking onto bathroom floor, very dusty everywhere, wooden panels falling off, sockets falling out of walls, lights not working. When shower was first turned on pipes groaned loudly followed by a stream of rusty brown water which took 10 minutes to clear. Basically it seemed that the room hadn't been used or cleaned for several months prior to our arrival. Only paid about £20 per night and location isn't bad. However, I certainly wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone except hardened backpackers.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The brown water emerging from the hot tap
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't stay here
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2006

This was a strange experience. I stayed for nine nights and had the full range of experiences, from kind and helpful desk clerks to those who yelled at me to call the airport myself (I had, like about half the guests there, lost my luggage and had to taxi back to the airport at my own expense to retrieve it.) As opposed to the insinuations on the website, there was no internet available in the room, and the "Business Centre" consisted of two desks with pricey and iffy-internet connection. While the breakfast was lovely, there was nothing for a vegetarian to eat after breakfast (dinner was a set menu). My room was very large and attractive, with a gorgeous marble tub--and the toilet leaked sewage, and the towels smelt of must. Clearly, this hotel is a remnant of bygone grandness, and as such is a bit sad....but is very inexpensive and was a nice, if quirky, air-conditioned refuge from the insanity of Tunis. A feature that characterizes my whole time: breakfast was included in the price, and one could have breakfast in-room, also included in the price, by leaving the card out on one's door. Whether or not one would actually *get* the breakfast, or--if it was delivered--whether or not it would even remotely resemble what was ordered, was anyone's guess.

  • Liked — reliable air conditioning and marble bathtub
  • Disliked — hostile staff (some); constant traffic noise; frayed electrical outlets
  • Tips/Secrets — great place to base oneself for Tunis; otherwise, stay ourside the city!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 44 AvenueHedi Chaker, Tunis 1002, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Tunis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Tunis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Diplomat 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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