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La Chambre bleue

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24 Rue Du Divan Dar Ben Miled, Tunis 1059 Tunisia
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#1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Tunis
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La Chambre bleue is a Family Guests Rooms situated in the heart of the Medina of Tunis, in an authentic historical house. 2 rooms and an appartment are specially equipped for guests, arranged very comfortably and inviting you to enjoy your stay. The Suite "La Chambre blue" is a large room of Tunis'Italianizing 19th Century style, has its own living space, a sofa bed, an intimate queen bed alcove, and a shower room. Restaured in what used to be the stables of a traditional house, The Makhzen is the 2d room with crossed vaults and column of the XIVth century. It gives access to a small private open-air courtyard "The Makhzen loft" restored and adapted with the modern accomodations, includes well-equipped kitchen reserved for long stays. On the first floor the covered patio and the dining room are the common parts of the house. There is also a library with board games and touristic guides. Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room
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yns_10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia1,456 contributions526 helpful votes
We were fortunate that when we contacted Sondos that she had the Makhazen room (with the cross-vault soaring ceilings and a column) available. The room has a private courtyard and is very spacious. The bathroom is quirky (no door) but functional. The walk-in shower is a small alcove but as there is no shower door or screen it does not feel cramped (nor did the bathroom get wet!). Breakfast is served upstairs in the dining room. There were significant changes every day but constant were an outstanding juice (prune, peach and banana), yoghurt, black bread toast, ricotta and a large array of jams and honey plus coffee/tea. The girl service breakfast and making our room was so delightful! Breakfast was served from 08:30 and we never had any appetite for lunch afterwards! Sondos arranged an airport pick-up for us which was nice as La Chambre Bleu is located in the Medina. However, the Medina is compact and we never had any issues finding our around. Be aware that the shops close early 17:00-17:30: then the souks and the Medina are dark - phone flashlights are useful as rubbish goes into the centre of the ‘street’ for removal but is likely still there when you are walking back to your room at night. We never heard any external noise when we were in the room which made for excellent rest. Sondos provides us with a great map of the Medina with restaurants, cafes, and sights to visit which simplified getting around. A fabulous base in a wonderful, underrated city/country. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Evgenia wrote a review May 2019
Moscow, Russia4 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a very nice hotel. Beautiful design and interior. I really liked the atmosphere and the service was great! If I go to Tunisia next time, this hotel will be my destination for sure. Thank you so much for a great opportunity!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Damien H wrote a review Jan 2019
Denver, Colorado5 contributions2 helpful votes
La Chambre bleue is an absolutely wonderful bed and breakfast in the heart of the Medina of Tunis. Sondos, the gracious Hostess, makes you feel right at home in every way possible. She really goes the extra mile. Incredibly friendly, patient, and multilingual, she will give you one of the best breakfasts is you'll have in your life! Does anyone else love home made jam? Not only that, but she will also give you an infinite amount of recommendations for Tunis as well as the rest of Tunisia. I actually had many questions for her during the day while out. So, via WhatsApp, I asked her about many things many times. She always got back to me incredibly quickly! Even after we had checked out, her response time was super quick whenever we had a question for her. Also, the room itself was fantastic. Two of us stayed in her apartment, which to me resembled an ancient Roman villa. With a bit of Old World Arabic charm thrown in as well. It was wintertime, and probably as cold as Tunis can get (surprising cold at night!). But the room was nice and toasty warm. I'm sure it would be nice and cool in the hot summer months as well. Plenty of hot water, and the tap water is even drinkable, (at least according to Sondos). I drank it every day when I was there, and it tasted fine (plus I has no problems). If you're Backpacker on a budget, but you want to Splash out on an experience where you really get your money's worth, I would recommend this one. You won't regret it. And, if you have a bit of a higher budget, I can't imagine any amenity that you have in a hotel that you would not have at la chambre bleue. The breakfast, attentive service answering any questions, the Wi-Fi in the room was also fantastic, and the breakfast was amazing. Plus, this is a renovated old house, and the atmosphere was great. Almost like living in one of these beautiful museums! Not a sterile "Trying to be Trendy and Modern" blah pretentious hotel. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, she stored a bit of luggage for me while we were traveling around Tunis for a couple of weeks. Even though we didn't end up staying there on our way out of the country, she said it was no problem. How great is this place!?!? Thank you very much Sondos! You made our stay in Tunis exceptional, and I can't wait to go back and try out your other rooms!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Vijay V wrote a review Dec 2018
Amman, Jordan49 contributions68 helpful votes
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After reading all the positive TripAdvisor reviews, I decided to stay at La Chambre Bleue located in the Tunis Medina. My expectations were high and overall, the place did not disappoint. After reading all the positive reviews , one might expect the place to blow your mind and knock your senses off completely - i.e create expectations of complete perfection. My advice is to keep your expectations realistic when visiting this place and staying at La Chambre bleue. All in all , I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Tunis - La Chambre Bleue certainly did not disappoint but it was not spectacular either, as some other reviews may suggest. Hence , I am keeping this review as realistic and factual as possible. The location of La Chambre bleue is spectacular - it is in the heart of the Tunis Medina - a vibrant place full of energy, color and character. At night , some of the bars and coffee places near the Dar El Jeld at the Kasbah liven up and offer great entertainment. Getting lost in the labyrinth of shops in the Medina and finding you way back to La Chambre bleue owned by Mrs Sondos Ben Miled is an experience in itself. Everyone talked about the breakfast in the reviews. All items ( the main entree - either pancake with ricotta cheese or sweet couscous served along with bread and jam , fruits, yogurt , and coffee ) were fresh and well presented. In my opinion, items tend to be on the sweeter side , especially the main entree ( sweet couscous or the pancake with ricotta) and maybe it would be good to have something to neutralize this with a salty or savory item ( eggs, tofu or some other hot item) would be a good addition. Overall , breakfast was a good, family style experience. I enjoyed it. Overall , the room itself - la Chambre bleue - was comfortable. I stayed for three nights and had a good nights sleep. As the other reviews state , there is character and uniqueness in the decor. But please do not expect perfectness in the decor. If you do so, this is not the place for you. As an example, you will find broken tiles, unfinished decor, torn seats, torn carpets in some places both in the main room - la Chambre bleue - as well as the small adjoining room - sitting area. If you are a person who can see and appreciate the beauty by ignoring a few blemishes and wear and tear , you will be fine. After all , this is an old restored house that Mrs Sondos has been tying to restore. During the time of my stay, the WiFi was spotty and did not work in the main room i.e. la Chambre bleue. I had to sit in the smaller adjoining room to get my work done. This issue with the Dlink router may have been fixed already now, hopefully. During the time of my stay, there was a small leakage in the bathroom pipe because of which I was told to close it after usage. This did not cause much of an issue or trouble to me. Hopefully, this is also addressed now. Bathroom tiles need to be added in one layer - was not a big issue. There were no issues with hot water during my stay. You will see a small patio with lovely colorful furniture in some pictures. Note that this does not come as a part of the room - this is a private patio for Mrs Sondos and she would love to show it to you if you desire to view it. Upon arriving , Mrs Sondos will welcome you and provide you a map with good details on suggested places to visit , eat etc. This is indeed helpful, as many reviewers have pointed out. In my case, I followed Mrs Sondos’ advice , walked via the Medina to the new city and Habib Bourghiba Avenue , took the TGM to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said. I got a bit lost on the first day as there were three train stations for the Carthage and I did not know where to get off. The next day , Sondos provided further clarity on which of the three stations to get off for visiting Punic Port, Antonian Baths etc. Personally, I enjoyed Sidi Bou Said the most - it was spectacular and much affordable than similar destinations in Greece like Santorini. I also visited places like Gammarth , took a hamam at the Golden Tulip Carthage in Gammarth ( highly recommended) , had dinner at Calcutta restaurant ( excellent Indian food.). Overall , Mrs Sondos’ advice was helpful. She also advised me to visit the market at the entrance of the new city - this was an interesting place as well as I had never seen something like this before. There is a bottle of hot water provided and refilled during your stay. If tasted a bit strange - I would not recommend drinking it and would opt for sealed and bottled water instead - my humble opinion. I booked my stay via hotels.com and paid 270 euros for a three night stay at la Chambre Bleue. Upon booking , I got a message from Mrs Sondos asking for my passport information so that she could “prepare for my stay”. I did not provide it initially as I was not comfortable providing these before my stay began - Sondos provided directions for the place, added me to WhatsApp and wrote an email saying that although she did not receive the passport details , she will collect them later. I subsequently provided the details before my stay began. There is nothing fishy about this although it was a bit strange to me initially. While I understand that this is needed to provide to the authorities in Tunis and to provide a quick and convenient check in experience , for security and privacy reasons , I feel it is better to provide this information at the time of the stay rather than before your stay. This is of course my humble opinion and in accordance with standards in most hotels and airbnbs I have stayed at. Despite being vigilant on collecting passport details during check in, the only experience of my stay that was somewhat unpleasant was the check out experience - Mrs. Sondos forgot to ask me to pay cash upon checkout and I was under the impression that the payment was already made under the credit card that I submitted to Hotels.com upon booking. Clearly , I should have been vigilant in asking Mrs Sondos if she got the money and Mrs Sondos should have asked me as well to pay. This was an inconvenience for me as I had to arrange a bank wire transfer to Mrs Sondos after my stay and pay a fees to my bank for the same. Hence , instead of Euros 270, I paid euros 240 to Mrs Sondos and 30 euros for the bank transfer to my bank. I did not appreciate the dealings with Mrs Sondos in this situation - she got a bit panicky, mentioned that she need not “ support the charges”, wrongly stated that “ i forgot to pay” and asked me to “pay at least half”. Mrs. Sondos probably felt that I would not pay and completely misunderstood - which explains the panic situation. After I explained, I think she understood later and said that my responses were “ well received”. Mrs Sondos’ reaction to the above situation may be one off. I feel she could have handled it better , especially with a guest who stayed at her house for three nights . Sadly, It all boiled down to money in the end. Situations such as the above tend to happen - what matters most is how you react to it and get out of it. According to her, all her guests pay cash upon checkout and they do not accept credit cards. As an improvement opportunity, this should be published in their website clearly. All in all , I would still recommend staying at La Chambre Bleue if you are looking for an unique experience. Again , please do not expect perfection. From a value for money standpoint, improvement is needed in my humble opinion. Sondos is a hard working person and I found her usually very diligent and helpful in the three days that I knew her. If you can focus on the positive during your stay , you should be fine and will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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AAtheShutterbug wrote a review Dec 2018
New York City, New York8 contributions4 helpful votes
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I really enjoyed my experience in this intimate guest house, located in the heart of the Medina of Tunis. The owner and host is a charming woman who was exceptionally helpful, served a delicious, home-cooked breakfast and stayed for excellent conversation. The place was clean, comfortable, and the internet service worked very well. I hope to return!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: I did not see other rooms so I cannot recommend, but I stayed in the blue room, and it was truly...
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Chambre bleue
Which popular attractions are close to La Chambre bleue?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Tunis (0.2 miles), Mosque Sidi Youssef (0.1 miles), and Kasbah Square (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Chambre bleue?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at La Chambre bleue?
Top room amenities include a desk, a seating area, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at La Chambre bleue?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at La Chambre bleue?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Chambre bleue?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dar El Jeld, El Ali, and Fondouk El Attarine.
Is La Chambre bleue located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Tunis.
Are there any historical sites close to La Chambre bleue?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bab El Bhar (0.3 miles), Marché central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala (0.4 miles), and Tophet de Carthage (2.0 miles).