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Dar Dhiafa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Erriadh, Djerba Island 4146, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 114 hotels in Djerba Island
Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“one of the best home of Maghreb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Having in the 10 last years many journeys in Tunisia and Morocco, in different hotels and houses, we are really falling in love with this house and her so charming "proprietaire": rooms, services, surroundings, atmosphere.

A so quiet place, with so astonishing peaceful corners, what a fantastic place.
and in addition to all that, the owner is a really ethical minded employer. a unique jewelry in this peaceful island...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Staying in the Dar Dhiafa was a very interesting enjoyable experience. We stayed two nights and were so glad we had the two rather than the one we first planned. The rooms, with their alcove double bed-spaces, were full of character. The food was excellent and all staff involved were eager to please. We had a lovely candlelit meal by the pool on our final night. Both the A la carte (pricey) and set menu were very good. (We don't know what the set menu cost as it was part of our package.) Having 1\2 bottles of wine available was a benefit to us. It was definitely worth the extra distance to the beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Having visited several hotels in the awful, sanitized 'Zone Touristique' that stretches south of Houmt Souk, we were SO pleased we had decided to stay here instead. If you don't have a car/private transport it could be a bit of a hassle to find, but taxis should be able to locate it quite easily if you are coming from the airport or Houmt Souk. It is an atmospheric and photogenic property consisting of four old homes and it's a real breath of fresh air in a country where service is often very average at best. You are welcomed on arrival; the rooms are charming and well-maintained; the place is clean and well looked after. There's an excellent restaurant in the hotel, with friendly and efficient staff, although the prices are a little steep and I suspect a number of clients may opt to eat elsewhere. Perhaps the hotel should consider a cheaper 'set menu' to encourage its customers to eat here. This is my only criticism.
We spent 12 days in Tunisia. We stayed in Dar el Medina (Tunis), Le Kasbah (Kairouan) and Dar Said (Sidi Bou Said). Dar Dhiafa was by far the best experience.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Charming, characteristic and staff that will bend over backwards for you this is great place. Food is excellent. The rooms are full of character and a perfect pool to laze round on a sunlounger. The only thing you need to worry about is having to leave

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights and really loved the place. Quiet, beautifully designed and comfortable, this was the perfect place to finish our travels across Tunisia. Welcoming staff and the restaurant team in particular were very well trained. The food was excellent, with a good choices of local produce served in a palm covered courtyard. It doesn't have the facilities of a large hotel, but frankly it doesn't need to. If your idea of a hotel is concrete, hustle and bustle and crowds, then this isn't the place for you. This hotel is about sitting in the shade, reading the paper or your book, dipping in the pool and enjoying a cheeky siesta. Perfect!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Faro
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

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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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Words can't quite capture the beauty of Dar Dhiafa or the wonderful experience we had there. Everything about the place -- from the food, to the tasteful, relaxing decor, to the doting hospitality of the owners and staff -- is extraordinary. I've never stayed anywhere so magically relaxing.

Djerba island is a remarkable place in itself, historically home to a number of minority communities and a resting spot for passing traders. While it hasn't avoided the failings of Tunisia's other beaches -- the large, all-inclusive hotels with few independent ventures -- it is certainly more pleasant and interesting than other destinations like Hammamet. Dar Dhiafa sits in an older quarter of Erriadh, a bit removed from Houmt Souk and the main beaches, but easily accessible by taxi.

The hotel is the restored combination of several homes, but the basic architecture has been unaltered. Each of the 14 rooms/suites is unique and authentic, made of stone and mortar. As you'll begin to see from the photos here and elsewhere, each room is laid out beautifully and furnished with charming touches like antique cabinets. Several also have rooftop terraces. Between the rooms are lovely courtyards, including two lovely, small pools and a cafe. The first-class restaurant and attentive staff stand ready to bring anything you need. It's cliche to say we never wanted to leave the hotel, but in this case completely true. We ended up spending a few hours each afternoon at the beach, and the rest of the time around their pool.

If you're looking to relax, or if you come with some quiet work, as I did, you will find no better place to stay in Tunisia. For that matter, I'm not sure if you'll find a more pleasantly quiet and refreshing hotel anywhere.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Erriadh, Djerba Island 4146, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Djerba Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Dhiafa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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