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“old, but very good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Faracha
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue du papillon, Sousse 4000, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Sousse
Aveiro
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66 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“old, but very good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This hotel is a bit old and dated but is definitely excellent value for money: for 45 Euro we got a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, one bathroom and two balconies (one with see view). Beach is nearby. Location is ok with a lot of restaurants in surroundings.
"Free private parking" is advertised by the hotel, but basically, you park on a side street.
The hotel is a bit difficult to find.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank iouA
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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71 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I was in this hotel months ago. It was good experiences. Hotel is with great location. Rooms are spacious and cllined every day. Breakfast is, as others already write, pour.
Be careful when u take a room. Make sure that you pay room which u wanted. The TV, AC and mini Frigidaire are extra payable. Of course, some agency are included TV and AC in it's arrangements, so check it, otherwise you'll be asked to pay 1-1,5 euros per day for each of this goods. There are only 2 sockets for laptops in restaurant. Wi-fi in lobby is only for phones or tablets.The staff was helpful spatially younger man who work during a day.
It will be beter if there are Wi-fi in rooms, but my be it will be in future.
Global impression isn't so bad.

Room Tip: Rooms on 4th floor are no smoking, for others I don't know
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank kasian27
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Mo i Rana, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

A good budget hotel. Clean and near the beach. Only the breakfast was not good, very average.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank LaReina68
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evansville, indiana
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

El Faracha was an excellent value with a very helpful staff. It is located in a business district 5 minutes walk from the train station, public beach, catholic church and 10 minutes to the Medina. Our family of 5 stayed there 2 nights and the rooms were clean and well-maintained. Breakfast was simple but pleasant with croissant, bread, yogurt or boiled egg, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. The front desk staff was very accommodating with directions and even let me use the internet for 5 minutes to check for an important email. The beds and pillows were just OK, a step up from alot of cheaper Tunisian hotels but a notch down from the nice resorts. For the reasonable price and great location we were very satisfied. The area was safe with the beach hotels just a block away.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank corndoc
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Hotel is clean and very close to the beach, price is OK but double what we expected (double rates are -per person- and not -per room-; 70 TND/night for both together at high season rates). Breakfast is ok but don't take the coffee, which is a color of black I have never seen before, and when mixed with milk, became a deathly gray.

Room is very clean, no shower gel/shampoo is provided but soap is provided. Very close to the beach, not even a 5 minute walk. Free WiFi, but only available in the lobby and 1st floor. Suite rooms have kitchenettes--maybe advisable for a longer stay. Minibar is available, but costs 3 TND/day even to use it just as a fridge. Staff not particularly friendly, but okay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Egw87
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Warsaw, Poland
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

The big advantage is there are no groups in this hotel thanks to which it's rather calm. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The location was very good - just 5 minutes to the beach. Unfortunately some of the desk staff didn't speak enough English and didn't react to our complaint about lack of water in WC. It was fixed as late as after our third compaint directly to the owner. Another thing - you should not expect your room to be cleaned every day. The room service was not more than bringing a new roll of toilet paper and collecting garbage. The room was a bit worn but you can't expect luxury from a 2-star place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank adampl
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

we traveled around all Tunisia & Sousse was the last place we visited, we chose "Hotel El Faracha", & I can say its nice hotel, clean room we had, not far from the city beach, medina also near) i liked maintenance staff, they were very polite to us & pleasant people. If you are free traveller & need place to stay so i can advice this hotel, costs = quality:) Have a nice time there!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank OlgaStotskaya
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Property: Hotel El Faracha
Address: Rue du papillon, Sousse 4000, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Sousse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Sousse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Faracha 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city center of Sousse, a bautiful city which associates quiet and leisure and 50 m from fascinating “Boujaafar ”beach, the hotel EL FARACHA will charm you with its great confort and priviliged situation, it is luxiriously equipped and air conditionned. ... more   less 
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