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“Clean and Cheerful” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel 20 Mars
rue 20 Mars, Douz, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Douz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Clean and Cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Hotel 20 Mars is popular with locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Probably the cleanest and most comfortable dwelling for it's price, it was fully booked out for the whole time we were there during the Douz festival. The room we had was at the back of the courtyard on the ground floor and was tiny. The little extra details such as the locally crafted lamps and small Berber carpet made it look cheery though. Our shared shower did not have hot water all the time and the mattress was a little thin. Still it was a nice experience here and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This hotel organises trio in the Sahara as you wish, from a 2hours camel ride to a full week in the dessert called Méharé.
They are very friendly and obliging.
We spent a night in their camp in the Sahara and it was a great experience, and it did not break the bank as it was really resonably priced.
Star gazing in the dessert is a must, even if you are not into astronomy. What a sight.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel 20 Mars is on a die street near the main square. It has a typical Tunisian house layout - two off-set vestibules leading to a courtyard. The rooms are set out round the courtyard and the upper floor rooms are accessed via balcony all round The rooms are fairly basic with a small shower & bathroom off.
The joy of this place is that it is remarkable economical (£8 B&B Oct '12), simple, clean and the people are warm and friendly. Highly recommended

Room Tip: We liked the upper floor; and if you avoid a corner room, you should have a view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Amazing location in Douz, near anything you'd need.
Staff are very friendly and accomodating.
Very reasonably priced, best value I found in Tunisia.
Compfortable spacious rooms, ensuite available.
Breakfast optional but worth it as very good, large servings and cheaper than anywhere else.
Lots of excursions on offer which can be arranged too.
Nice little roof top patio area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is the first place in Tunisia we stayed where we actually had no problems. The Inn Keeper was a very nice man and the breakfast was excellent. The 20 DInar price is definitely worth it! The room was clean and well kept. We took a camel trek through the desert (2 hour ride plus dinner) for 35 dinars each. I would absolutely recommend this place!

Room Tip: Second Floor Courtyard rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed April 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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Hong Kong
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31 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

Staff are helpful and nice.

The room is a bit small but clean and tidy. they have a beautiful interior countyard.

the room rate is cheap. They offer free shower after our Desert Trip.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Very nice and cosy hotel that is not in the touristic area but close to the market place. Air conditioned room and friendly staff, ver did think this was a very good hotel and liked it a lot.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: rue 20 Mars, Douz, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Kebili Governorate > Douz
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Douz

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