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“A reliable place to stay for a few days” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Salammbo

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Hotel Salammbo
Ranked #34 of 54 Hotels in Tunis
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A reliable place to stay for a few days”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Decent hotel close to Avenue Bourguiba (main avenue in Tunis).
It has only 2 rooms with private bathrooms per floor. Ours (with private bathroom) was quite clean, with beautiful wooden shutters painted in blue. You could hear the street in the morning, but this could be quite picturesque if you're in the right mood. Beautiful old furniture, not the "antique" kind but with a certain charm.
A little bit cold during winter time, but this is to be expected for almost each and every hotel in Tunisia. Altogether, central heating is functioning during night time (we were there in february 2012, an exceptionally cold period) and there was no problem with the hotwater.
Poor breakfast, as everywhere else in Tunisia: baguette, a piece of butter and one of fig-jam. Coffee/ the a la menthe included. Ask at the reception for a good restaurant in the area, you will save a lot and get a good tunisian dinner.
All in all, it is not "an experience" but a good reliable place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank zina_andreea
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tripoli, Libya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

I stayed one week in the hotel, and I found that it is safe and good one for the limited budget people,

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Asem E
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New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
146 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

This hotel seems to be well known, as our taxi from the airport took us straight there, no problem. The reception is on the first floor, no lift, and watch your step as the marble stairs are quite worn down. The staff are incredibly friendly and communication was fine, although only one person speaks any English (not really expected, anyway!). Rooms were clean, if worn down a little. Got woken at dawn by the call to prayer, which wasn't a bad thing, as it meant we could experience the Tunis medina nice and early. The breakfast was fresh and simple. Bathroom was adequate. Hotel is in a great location, 5 minutes from the medina gate. The staff were happy to let us leave our luggage until late in the evening the day we left, as we had a late train. Overall a good experience.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank PrincessBella67
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Hong Kong
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2010

The hotel is in a very central location that within walking distance for main 5 minutes walk to Train Station, 3 minues walk to Metra Terminal, 7 minutes walk to Medina.

The hotel is quiet and overall clean (despite a bit shabby) and staffs are friendly and helpful. For this price range, it is totally acceptable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EllieChan
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Torun, Poland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2010

We booked the hotel via email before our trip and were fortunate enough to speak a little French, which made the process far easier.

On arrival, which was quite late at night, the youngest of the staff came out and helped us with our bags and even negotiated down our taxi fare from the airport. We were shown to our room, which was very basic, but spotlessly clean with clean linen and a substantial bathroom. There was abundant hot water and the bed, though quite old, was comfortable.

In the morning we woke up to discover that my partner had been bitten quite a few times by mosquitoes, so we should have kept the windows closed and paid the supplement (4 Dinars) for the use of the air conditioning. We did this later in the trip and slept far better - without mosquito attacks!

Breakfast was adequate. Really strong, French-style coffee in plentiful amounts with a baguette and some butter and jam (the fig jam is delicious).

The staff were always friendly, offering personal hotel recommendations, assisting us with onward accomodation in the West of the country and just generally being kind and courteous wherever possible.

The location is pretty much ideal for whatever you want to do in the city: 5 mins walk to the cathedral and train/metro stations, 10 minutes to the medina and 15 minutes to the tramway out to La Goulette/Marsa.

It's really not the Ritz, but it doesn't claim to be and as a hotel that is in the lowest tier of prices in Tunis, I think it offers great value. I would happily go back!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kev H
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Tucson, AZ
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2010

The reservation process for the hotel was good, with staff fairly fluent in English. The rooms were cheap but still a little overpriced for what you get. The rooms were rundown but clean, except for the floors. The best feature of the room was a good bathtub with a shower wand, but the window screen had a hole in it, allowing in plenty of mosquitos. The bathroom overlooked a small interior courtyard, but the room overlooked a dark alley. The breakfast is a copious amount of cheap baguettes and coffee, and we found it hard to communicate that we wanted just coffee or tea, with a main breakfast elsewhere. This was easy to find, for the hotel is just off the main avenue in the very center of town. The metro station is fairly close, as are numerous restaurants and patisseries. The Medina and the Monoprix are a few blocks to the left on Rue d'Yougouslavie.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank familytravelers660
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2010

I reserved a room with bathroom for one person via the website, and doubled-checked with the reservation twice beforehand to make sure it was fine. They assured me - by e-mail - it was. Naturally, when it came to checking in, it wasn't even there.

Nevermind, it was low season and I easily got a twin-room with a sink (22 dinar), and was promised I would get an en-suite the next morning. In the end, I left 12 hours later and moved to another hotel because I didn't really like the Salammbo. The room in my window wouldn't shut properly, and I ended up spending the night being bitten by a dozen mosquitoes. I kept on killing the little buggers throughout the night, only for it to be a never-ending exercise. I also saw a tiny little cockroach in my room. The communal shower (2 Dinar extra - pay upon check-out) was pretty good, but its door was locked in the morning which I thought was a bit strange (just ask the porter to unlock it). I guess the last reason for moving out was that I didn't fancy lugging my baggage up three flights of stairs.

Location is pretty damn good though. There's no in-room TV or internet at the hotel, and the breakfast was terrible.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sachahuista
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Property: Hotel Salammbo
Address: 6 Rue de Grece, Tunis 1000, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Tunis
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Ranked #34 of 54 Hotels in Tunis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Salammbo Hotel Tunis
Hotel Salammbo Tunis, Tunisia, Africa

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