I stayed here for 4 nights recently. Here's my mixed experience
We got a standard room, it was fine, nothing special, I was slightly disappointed - I thought the price premium wouldve gotten me a little more.
The staff was all very nice, and they really WANTED to make sure they gave great hospitality, but I think they just didnt know exactly what that meant. I mean we spent time at the Radisson Blu down the street, and the difference was huge - likely because all of the people at the Radisson were specifically trained on "Hotel Hospitality". But honestly the lack of this at Dar El Bhar made the staff awkward.
The restaurant is only OK.
Pool/Beach area are great.
AC was busted in our room, so they upgraded us for the last night - nice gesture and I appreciated it.
2 things really annoyed me. 1 - I was trying to buy something from a corner store and they didnt have enough change (I was trying to buy some water with a 10 dinar note - not like it was a 100 or anything wow) and he didnt have change. No problem right? Ill just go to my hotel. My hotel, after asking numerous places, bar, restaurant, reception, could NOT give me 2 5 dinar coins for my 10! It really bugged me.
Second thing. You cannot pay with a swipe credit card. In fact, our PIN credit card wasnt even working. Good thing I guessed that this wouldnt work and gave myself two hours to checkout, which involved walking 10 minutes to nearest ATM and making 4 transactions to withdraw 1200 dinar to pay for our entire stay. Oh, and the largest bill you get is a 20 note ha. Hotel didnt seem to realize that this was an inconvenience.
I didnt check prices, but if you could get a room for 2x the price at the radisson blu, id be worth it.
I am still mixed on whether I would stay here again...
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