We have been told by several people in Djerba that this was the best and most expensive hotel on the island.
That said do not expect the luxury and amenities of a 5 * hotel. What we found was a charming, unique and appealing to tradition hotel, with rooms not very large, beds on the floor on top of stone platforms, tucked under a vaulted ceiling, with little furniture, stone floor with a carpet in front of the door. The bathrooms are open to the rooms (no door), very rustic, water from the shower ran with very little strength.
The rooms and common spaces are connected by a maze of small streets and charming courtyards, white and ocher, many plants ( beautiful bougainvillea), places to sit and enjoy. It has two small pools in two different areas of the hotel and an excellent Haman, we have used and recommend.
One of the nights we had dinner at the hotel, very well-placed tables in the courtyard by the pool, the service good, the food is not bad but didn´t dazzled and i consider it an expensive dinner for Tunisian prices (85 euros per couple with wine). We were not fans of fish and shellfish we eat in several Tunisian sites. Our (Portuguese) is incomparably better.
Breakfast is served in the hotel's courtyards, a small buffet with basic things, yougurt, bread baguette, cheese, jams (try the fig). Simple, but good quality.
We had a problem during our stay, our room have been flooded (luckily not spoil anything), we were moved to a suite (the Emir) which seemed to be under renovation and I did not like it, and we just got back to our room (Princess Gemma) because going out for dinner on the second day we talked about it with the owner of the hotel who apparently knew nothing. We believe that these situations happen, but this one could have been better resolved.
If you decide to stay at this hotel it is important to make sure you like this kind of hotels (which is our case) for example one of the friends in our group did not like because she found the rooms claustrophobic, however my husband and I liked very much the bed on the floor under the arch, so it's really a matter of taste - for those who enjoy this type of experience is very interesting and recommend , to anyone who does not is better not to go.
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- Unique and charming place on the island of Djerba ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Dhiafa Djerba
- Dar Dhiafa Hotel Djerba