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“Boys Toys” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Zen
Ranked #4 of 5 Tabarka B&B and Inns
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“Boys Toys”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2010

This is a strange hotel. It looks like a proper hotel outside but when you reach the room, it's via a lounge on each floor which is shared with another room and which has a fitted kitchen as part of it. We reckoned that it had been built as a block of flats and either converted into a hotel or they were intending to make it into flats later. It's quite central and near the harbour with a good fish restaurant on the quayside. The downside was that across the square is a mosque with a very loud loudspeaker which woke us up at about 5.15. Still, it wasn't the only place in Tunisia where this happened. The staff are OK - breakfast was very slow and we left most of it. The main area on the ground floor appears to act as a cafe or bar for the local guys who sit around watching very loud TV and using their laptops by accessing the wifi. Make sure you get a room as high up as possible - we were on 4th floor and ddn't hear the TV.

The other point to make is that my partner reckoned it was built by a man - no hairdryer or light over the mirror but plenty of boys toys - free wifi, huge TV in the room.

Suspect there are better places - we saw what looked like a big hotel just outside the centre - Mimosa but didn't go in.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
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Property: Zen
Address: 2 Rue Mongi Helloul, Tabarka 8110, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Jendouba Governorate > Tabarka
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tabarka
Hotel Class:4 star — Zen 4*
Number of rooms: 40

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