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Ibis Tunis
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Tunis
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“good hotel”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

The hotel is only 10 mins away from the airport and 2 mins walk from metro station ( Nelson Mandela, Line 2). Buffet breakfast for TND16. If you don't want to get breakfast at the hotel, there are cafeterias outside the hotel.
The room/bathroom is clean. I love their shower!!
Cable tv is available with English channel. Most room are double, no twin room available at all, but the bed is big enough for two people.
I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

As an Ibis Hotel customer in England and France, happy with my previous experiences, I chose to stay in Ibis Hotel, Tunis, on 23 and 24 April 2012. It is brand new: opened last February, and it presents the classic Ibis features. I was placed in room 307 overlooking blocks of flats but comfortable. In fact the bed is more comfortable that the beds in Reading Ibis, England, for instance. The light did not function properly in room 307 so reception obliged and I was moved to room 308 about which I have no compaint, except that the window overlooks the courtyard of Novotel next door. So I could see only buildings.
I wanted to stay in floor 8 to have a chance to look at the city of Tunis from the window but receptionist said the hotel was full, which I doubted given that it is low season and i could not see many customers around. Never mind.
No problem with the bar service: polite staff.
Food: one evening I tried a Lasagne and a panini with tuna fish to be taken away to the room. I was quite disappointed. It was the usual stuff offered in Ibis hotels in Europe. Frozen food heated and presented to customer. 'inmangeable' as the French would say!!
I did not try the restaurant because I have the impression that food is also frozen and heated.
I find that drinks prices are rather high but this applies in all tourism hotels in Tunisia. (Champain price is exorbitant) : judge by yourself: (1 euro equals 2 dinars):
- a glass of local wine: 8 dinars
- a glass of whisky (chivas): 26,000 dinars
- coffee express: 3,500 dinars
- tea: 3,000 dinars
- local celtia beer: 4,500 dinars
- bottle of champain: 300,000 dinars!!!!
-fruit juice: 4,500
-bottle of water (90 cl): 3,000 dinars

-Room: 100 dinars a night

Conclusion: Personally, I will not use Ibis Tunis next time. I prefer to go to La Goulette, by the sea, but I would recommand it to businessmen because it is in central Tunis, in a quite location.
It is true that everywhere, Ibis is for business, not for eating.
Sarzanese

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Hanoi
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Nothing outstanding, but good for the price, when you see the quality / price of the other hotels in Tunis (I go there 4 times a year for business). It is in the center of the city, in the financial district. Just nearby within walking distance, a lively local neighborhood.
It just opened, so super clean, good breakfast, with fresh orange juice!
Low speed wifi, depending of our far away you are from the wifi spot.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Amman, Jordan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Modern and very clean hotel which best suits business travellers as well as people looks for best value for their money. There is no room service but you can take your meal from the restaurant to your room. People working there are very friendly and helpful. A safety box is located in each room so you can put our valuable things. It's location is excellent and near bou rkeeba st and downtown market.
One downside is that they don't have a business center. However, the reception was very kind in printing and scanning my documents free of charge.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I spent two nights at the Ibis at the end of a long trip, after spending several days at the Novotel (which I reviewed separately) which is around the corner (physically they are part of one complex, but function as separate hotels, with entrances on opposite sides of the block). The Ibis is considerably cheaper, and has correspondingly fewer amenities. The price at the Ibis is 109 Dinars per night during the week, and 99 Dinars on the weekend, same price for single or double. This is about half the price of the Novotel's "rack rate" (which starts at 254 Dinars if I recall correctly) and a very good bargain (by Tunis standards) for a modern hotel. The 3-star rating for the Ibis is realistic, in comparison with many Tunisian hotels which claim 4 or even 5 stars but often are poorly run and fall short of the advertised level of amenities.

My stay was one month after the hotel opened, and while there are still some teething pains things are slowly getting up to speed. One elevator was being repaired during my stay, and wireless Internet was not operating on my floor, but was OK in the restaurant and lobby area. A technician was working on the Wifi routers during my stay, and I expect that the Internet is in operation by now. In retrospect they may have opened before having everything running as well as they should have done.

In comparison with the Novotel, the rooms in the Ibis are smaller and furnished with just the basics: no minibar, no couch, less storage space for clothes, a smaller window which is somewhat less soundproofed than those at the Novotel, also thinner doors, cheaper flooring (no carpet), and a cheaper electronic safe. Another reviewer compared it to Ikea furnishings, which describes it well. But bathroom fixtures were modern and convenient, and cleaning service was efficient and staff very pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the flat panel TV was fine, if a bit smaller than at the Novotel (is there a pattern here?). There were fewer towels, which were on the small side, but they were clean and adequate.

The restaurant has a streamlined menu, with Asian and Italian "wok" options offered: you pick from a small list of options, and a cook prepares it to order, behind a counter facing the diners. Breakfast is self-service and you refill your own coffee or tea, unlike the Novotel which has waiters circulating in the breakfast area. The Ibis has a smaller buffet set-up for breakfast than the Novotel, but it is adequate. As in the case of the Novotel, the Ibis has already printed their menus showing prices for cocktails, wine and beer, but are still awaiting a licence from the government and can't actually sell these yet.

Overall, I found this a very carefully calibrated "value" hotel with no frills, but which is modern, clean and well-run. I was told that guests can use the spa, pool and fitness center at the Novotel but can't confirm this (even Novotel guests are charged for the spa in any case). If you don't mind handling your own suitcase, pouring your own coffee, and so on, this can be a very practical choice in a city which has too many over-priced and poorly run hotels.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I have just stayed for four nights at the Ibis and it seems fine, though is having some teething pains with just opening. The price is very reasonable at 108 Dinars ($70), but the restaurant and laundry are pretty outrageously expensive (nine dinars for espresso and a croissant which is 1.5D directly across the street? 3 Dinars to wash a pair of socks?).

The room was comfortable and functional, pleasant and easy to use; looks like it was designed by Ikea.

The staff are not very used to working here yet, so they don't know how to give directions in the neighborhood. The WiFi was out half the time I was there, but I think that is the teething pains again. They didn't quite seem to know how to get it fixed.

I asked for a room change because the window in my room was in the passage next to the bathroom, so kind of like not having a window at all. After four days I was still in the same room, so I changed hotels. Management problems.

The cleaning staff are super friendly as are the restaurant staff. The front desk seems a little stressed out.

Room Tip: Even numbered rooms look at the back of the Novotel, odd numbered rooms have a view. The rooms at t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

I stayed at Ibis Hotel for 2 nights instead of planned 4 nights. The hotel is very basic, aimed at business travelers that only stay there overnight. Breakfast was very good with both cold and warm dishes to choose from. Big problem for me was the lack of Wifi Internet access needed for work during the first day. However this was fixed later in the afternoon and I appreciate personal courtesy of the hotel manager Mr.Trabelsi. Thank you!
Smoking inside of hotel premisses is a problem but nothing to do about that since the laws do not forbid that as it is in the rest of Europe.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Ibis Tunis
Address: Rue de Syrie, Tunis 1002, Tunisia
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Region: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Tunis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Tunis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Tunis 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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