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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you want to experience living in a cave, this is it. You can experience life as a Berber. It's not very clean but ok. Bathroom ok too, but you gotta bring your own toiletries. The hotel is very basic, food-wise too. Don't expect a delicious meal, just food to fill your stomach. No kettle either. There's a swimming pool... More 

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Gabes Governorate, Tunisia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had the most awful hotel experience ever with this so-called 'hotel' , this place doesn't have good food , clean lobby , good wifi , hospitality and clean Swimming Pool and proper parking spot ! wouldn't visit again

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Sousse, Tunisia
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2015

This hotel has a sunken courtyard, in emulation of the troglodyte pit dwellings that dot the landscape here. It's a pleasing effect, and the rooms that open onto it are also done troglodyte style, which was fun. The bedroom itself was clean, but the bathroom had lots of mold on the window frame and was otherwise in need of refreshing.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We went to this hotel for a night. first the site is beautiful and the hotel really original. staff were very friendly. The Cave room was nice and naturally warm. food was correct. and price is affordable for the quality of service we highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2015

This hotel was definitely different! Its location is simply spectacular and the grounds are quite beautiful. BUT, do yourself a favour and ask for a room on the ground fllor - we were assgined a room on the second floor and it was a hassle getting our luggage all the way up. The cleanliness of the bathrooms could also use... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2014

Hotel lobby & dining room floors and walls covered in grey & white marble looks more like a bathouse, lobby bathrooms need cleaning Cave rooms are stuffy ,pillows are poor , bathroom in need of an update. Resturaunt steam table food same selection for lunch & dinner not great. Bar downstairs by the pool needs cleaning dusty. WIFI only in... More 

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Aix en Provence
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night with 6 adults and 6 children. I think we had the best room of the hotel, which was 311. It has two bedrooms with two large (double) beds and one single one. We added a matrace from out neighbouring room and had the 6 kids sleeping there together. Food was limited (quantity and quality,... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The hotel by outside look very nice the architecture its amazing. I didnt like that was dirty , the bathroom the most and alao the blanket had some markes on it (we didnt use it ).the dinner and breakfast was poor and not good. Its good for one night and its the best choise in the area.so id i think... More 

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Orange, California
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Berber themed hotel in Old Matmata. Rooms have an entry area and bathroom, but bed is in a cave-like hole. Weak AC/fan only blew warm air that did not reach the cave so bedroom was hot and stuffy. Bedroom ceiling is low and walls are dusty. I'm 5'10" and I smacked my head against the ceiling twice. Bathroom is passable... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Me and my 7 year old son knocked one evening on the door asking for a room. For about £20 a night, we had the most amazing room, sleeping in a 'modern cave'. My son being a Star Wars fan was thrilled. We were served a three course set meal that was included and although simple, very delicious. Soup, Salads... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Le Diar el Barbar

Address: Matmata 6045, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Gabes Governorate > Matmata
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Diar el Barbar 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“For good wifi reception, stick near the Lobby Reception.”
 of 5 bubbles jq236, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a berber corner room with 2 separate rooms, really worth the price.”
 of 5 bubbles 999Vince, May 15, 2013 | Read review
“sleep only in the cave room because it is a amazing expereince”
 of 5 bubbles amintounsi, Apr 21, 2013 | Read review
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