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“Atmospheric, friendly and characterful”
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Hotel Arischa
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Houmt Souk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Atmospheric, friendly and characterful”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Well-located right in the middle of Houmt Souk, I spent one night here at the end of a week's trekking in the Sahara in January 2013.

First impressions are of a very characterful boutique hotel - it's definitely kept the qualities of the caravanserai, including the quite tricky door keys! Rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped, although very cold at that time of year.. and we could probably have done with more than a couple of minutes of hot water, too.

Still, these are minor quibbles. It's very peaceful and relaxing, very easy to find your way back to, and a real 'step back in time' treat. The food was lovely, too! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

looking for a special place to spend some days in Djerba, I found this beautiful hotel in houmt souk the capital of djerba. A nice atmosphere, confortable room and excellent restaurant with a reasonable price. People are cool and freindly. A bit noisy at night but the music was so cool. we strogly recommend the the arischa hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

I stayed here for three nights in May. If you are looking for a four star hotel with all the amenities, this is not probably for you. But if you want a charming, very comfortable hotel at a ridiculously inexpensive price, right in the souk, you can't go wrong with the Arischa. I didn't eat at the restaurant, but my friend said the food was good. They also have a little bar there, with a fantastic bartender.
Also, everyone knows the hotel, so someone can always point you in the right direction if you get lost! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2009

I stayed in this hotel with my mother, what a hotel, at what a price, our friends in tunis / hammamet all say that djerba is expensive, well here is the 'exception that proves the rule'
I hope to go there again in may.

  • Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed November 7, 2008

If you're not into resort hotels along the Djerba coast, and prefer small special boutique hotel with a reasonable price, Hotel Aricha is your choice.

Located at the heart of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba, this hotel used to be a caravaneserail--or small hotels for Mediterranean traders who makes stop in this market town. The ground floor were used to house animals, while the traders would stay on the upper floor. Today, all rooms have been individually redesigned and decorated with a local touch.

The cistern that used to gather water from rainfalls have also been transformed into a small swimming pool.

With rooms surrounding a beautiful courtyard, the hotel, located right in the historic town center and busy winding streets with souvenir shops, is surprisingly quiet.

The PER PERSON price we paid for bed and breakfast was 26DT; half-board price is 38DT; while full-board is 44DT per person.

But prices could vary according to the season, we stayed there on 22-24 October.

Here's the hotel's website: http://www.hotelarischa.com/

  • Liked — The environment, the ambience, spacious rooms, decoration, tranquility, friendly staff, convenient location.
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Arischa
Address: Rue Mustapha Ghaz, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island > Houmt Souk
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Houmt Souk
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four century old rich caravanserai, perfectly preserved. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Arischa Hotel Houmt Souk
Hotel Arischa Djerba Island, Tunisia

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