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Hotel Chelia
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Batna
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This Hotel was quite "charmant" during my trip. The photos look like the ones I took in 1999. Plenty of anthropological charm in this Hotel. The structural design is unique in all the world. The hand woven Chaouia rug in the foyer represented the rich cultural region of this hotel. The hand laid tiles in the rooms were a treasured view. If you are looking for an authentic place to stay this is the best place. Unless you have friends to invite you to their home, in Batna there is no Hilton or Sofitel...So stay here and enjoy the perfect accompaniment to a day at the ruins.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2007

The Chelia is a soul-less communist-style hotel which has definitely seen much better days. It is still clean, and still sports its prestigious 4 stars, but 2 stars might be much nearer to the truth.

However, there aren't much other choices near Timgad and Lambèse, so there's no point in complaining. At least they have water all the time and European-style toilets (Algerian hotels can be MUCH worse than the Chelia).

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed May 16, 2007

A very modern two story design with angled room entrances like the interior of a whale. There is a lobby with no shop or internet, a bar that doesn't sell alcohol and a brochure mounted on the wall extolling features of the hotel that appear to be missing - pool, gardens, woodlands, gourmet restaurant etc. The staff were cheerful and helpful and the rooms well used but serviceable with clean bathrooms. The food was just alright but the wine was undrinkable - probably badly stored so we were offered Amstel lager at imported prices provided we kept it discretely at our end of the dining room.

The main reason for visiting Batna is to see the wonderful remains of Timgad a Roman town founded in 100AD for old soldiers by Emperor Trajan. It really is a whole day visit as the site has all been excavated and covers several acres. The museum has superb mosaics (no photos). The nearby town of Lambaesis was a legionary fortress. There is also a huge Numidian tomb nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2007
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4  Thank robinbwatts
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Reviewed October 20, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 7, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled solo
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5  Thank pikapok7
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Reviewed June 5, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled on business
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5  Thank FahedChater
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Reviewed January 16, 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled on business
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6  Thank tchico2015
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Address: 2 , Allee Ben Boulaid, Batna, Algeria
Location: Algeria > Batna Province > Batna
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Batna
Number of rooms: 71

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