We arrived in Bizerte with no reseration so set about trying to find a hotel for one night. We aimed for what the Lonely Planet referred to as the Tourist Zone but that seemed to be stretching the term somewhat- there wasn’t much there. Between the Tourist Zone and the City Centre, off a side road we found two new hotels, The Nour and another which I believe was called the Andalus. I tried there first and was told by the receptionist that there were no rooms available…however if we stayed more than one night, there could be!? How that works I don’t know so I left and went to the Nour next door.
I liked it as soon as I entered the stylish open plan reception looking out to a nice big pool and the beach and sea beyond. I was shown a room which was a bargain at 116 Diram (about £45). The room had a balcony and looked over the pool and to the sea. It was a good size and was actually an apartment with fridge and cooking facilities. It was modern, light and airy and very clean. There were also a number of swallows nests above the balcony and it was nice to watch the birds swooping in and out of the nests (good for keeping mosquitos down too).
The hotel was quiet and we were able to enjoy the pool with only a few other people present. The beach is through a security gate and across a scrubby dune but was very nice- one of the best we saw in Tunisia with a nice clean sea, and not too crowded.
We ate at the hotel at night and the food was Ok and service was good. Breakfast was included in the price, was buffet style and we probably didn’t see it at its best as we arrived around 9.45 and it ended at 10- therefore it was nothing to get too enthusiastic about.
Bizerte itself is a low key place that doesn’t seem to attract many overseas tourists. It has a very picturesque harbour overlooked by a Kasbah though and was one the most scenic spots we saw during our trip. The harbour is lined by cafes (no alcohol as is the norm in Tunisian towns away from tourist resorts) and is a nice place top spend an afternoon. The Nour is about a 15 minute walk from the harbour.
In summary, this is a really nice hotel -good service, nice rooms and facilities and well situated. A good price too. Recommended.
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