I stayed at this hotel for two nights in April 2010. Overall, I thought it was a good choice in Tataouine, and I would definitely stay here again.
– I loved the “desert ambiance” of this hotel – beautiful xeriscaping, stone walls, tan desert colors. It’s snuggled up against a mountain (with the hotel’s name prominently noted in white stones on the mountain’s face!), and the rooms closer to the mountain become more and more uphill. My room was in a block of four (it’s a bungalow-style hotel) near the tennis courts, very quiet and pleasant.
– My bed was firm but comfy.
– I had a shower only (no bathtub, which suits me fine) . The hot water pressure and temperature in the shower were both excellent.
– I find it very rare for any buildings outside the US to have screens on their windows. The Hotel Sangho did! This meant I could leave my window open at night and let the cool desert air flow in. Wonderful.
– There were two bright (!) reading lights by the bed! Not common in Tunisia.
– My room was quite large, with an alcove area that contained a built-in seat large enough to be used as a bed for a small person.
– The toilet plumbing worked fairly well, usually. Sometimes it had to be encouraged.
– The hotel was very quiet at night - I heard no noise from other rooms, or from outside, even though I had my window wide open both nights (I consider myself fairly sensitive to room noise).
– The dinner buffet had a large selection of good-quality food (breakfast buffet a little less so; mostly sugary stuff). There is a beautiful large pool that you can have dinner outdoors next to - very nice. A few friendly but hungry and fairly assertive cats roam this area, and occasionally make it to the indoor dining area as well, so if you’re allergic, be warned! They like to bat your hands if they think you are reaching down to them with food. A sparrow or two occasionally made it indoors as well.
– Like many of the nicer Tunisian hotels, this one is located in a “Zone Touristique” well out of town. For many people it would probably not be within walking distance to the center of Tataouine. However, the charming “Memories of the Earth” geology/paleontology museum is right across the street! (Come on... you know you want to see dinosaur fossils! :-)
– Tunisian hotels don’t turn on A/C in March or April regardless of outdoor temperatures, but most of them have fans that mitigates this. Not here. However, because of the screen on the window (see above), it was nice and cool in the room at night.
– Some of the rooms are very distant and rather steeply uphill from the lobby and dining rooms, so if this is important to you, ask about it when checking in. The paths are also rather maze-like; most are labeled with room numbers, but not all of them are.
– Although the shower temperature and water pressure were great, the drain was not; it drained very slowly, and even a short shower (5 minutes) backed up the drain enough so that water spilled out over the shower lip and got all over the bathroom floor.
– My room was mostly quite clean, but there were some tissue scraps lying around in it when I first got into the room.
In summary, I enjoyed the Sangho very much, despite its location and (few) quirks, and would happily stay here again if I returned to Tataouine.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.