A true B&B and local experience. You stay in the home of the owner and share meals with other tourists and the family. Rabaa and her family were very, very accommodating,helpful and friendly. You could relax in her living room, talk to her mother in the kitchen, or sit outside on your balcony. The food was delicious and prepared with loving care. No need to eat in a restaurant. The food at the B&B is excellent. The dinners are huge and usually selected by the people staying there. As noted by several other reviewers, you can take a cooking class from Rabaa. We didn't have time to improve our Tunisian cooking skills, but wish we had worked this into our schedule.
Rabaa was also very helpful in arranging local tours to El Jem, Kairouan, etc. She also insisted on driving us to the bus station when we departed.
The B&B is about a 20 minute walk from the Medina. If you don't want to walk, go up to the main street and get a taxi (very inexpensive). There are very limited places to eat near the B&B (eat dinners at the B&B, you won't regret it) but it was fun exploring the local neighborhood and meeting some of the local shop keepers.
Our room (African) was very large and very clean. The air conditioning worked well and the shared bathroom had plenty of hot water.
Sousse makes a good hub to see the Roman Colosseum in El Jem and spending some time in Kairouan wandering around the old city and buying a carpet. If you are on a limited time schedule, these two tourist sights can be explored in one day with a car and driver (arranged at the B&B).
The Sousse experience was one of the highlights of our trip. The price for the room and breakfast and the dinners was very fair.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The house offers 4 bedrooms, each one has its own balcony, and all with air con and heating. We will share the common areas of the house, such as the main kitchen, home's heart, the living room and dining room, where we can enjoy nice discussions and relaxing moments around a sweet Tunisian tea or a traditional Turkish coffee.The offer is breakfast included.I will cook you typical Tunisian dishes, as well as French, or Mediterranean, depending on your tastes!Moreover, I can also organize cooking lessons, to teach you how to prepare the Tunisian dishes you enjoy the most, and then amaze your friends back home! ... more less