My wife and I have just returned from our holiday in Tunisia. We used the Hotel El Faracha in Sousse as a base for our backpacking trip around the south of Tunisia.
We stayed in rooms 404 for two nights at the beginning of the week and room 505 at the end of the week. While room 404 was a corner room, a double bed and a single bed, my wife Heather preferred room 505 as the en suite bathroom was bigger. Both rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The shower fixtures and fittings could have done with a with a bit of love, but the hot water was hot and the cold water was cold, so not a problem.
Both rooms had balconies, with a view over the neighbourhood. Both rooms had a tv with local channels. Both rooms had air conditioning, which we didn't need (it being January and all)
The reception staff were friendly and helpful, they all spoke English and French and let us leave our luggage at the hotel while we travelled around the rest of the country.
Breakfast was hot fresh coffee served in a pot along with a pot of hot milk, baguette bread slices butter and jam, croissants and or pain chocolate and on some days a boiled egg or a yogurt. Simple, but a good start to the day. My wife loves her coffee in the morning and was happy with the freshly brewed coffee served to us.
The room cost us 25 tunisian dinar, per person per night for a non-smoking double room with en suite toilet and shower and continental breakfast. This is the low season rate and both my wife and I thought this was great value for money.
The Hotel El Faracha is walking distance from both the town centre and the railway station. There is an ecumenical church 200 metres away with a Catholic Mass at 9.30am and a Protestant service at 11am on Sunday mornings. The sea front with a sandy beach is 200 metres down the hill across the road. If you don't want to walk then a taxi into town should cost you no more than 2 dinar or 3 dinar to the louage station. There is a cafe on the corner and shops where you can buy water, soft drinks, sweets and toiletries etc on the main road. There is also a small supermarket open during the day, less than 5 minutes walk away down the main road in the direction heading away from the town centre.
So if you are looking a great value for money hotel, simple accommodation without any extra frills and thrills in a location close to town, then the Hotel El Faracha is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the city center of Sousse, a bautiful city which associates quiet and leisure and 50 m from fascinating “Boujaafar ”beach, the hotel EL FARACHA will charm you with its great confort and priviliged situation, it is luxiriously equipped and air conditionned. ... more less
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