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.