We were booked in this "hotel" by our tour organisers for our pre-tour stay, so we had no idea what we were getting. It has no direct vehicle access, and is up steps off the main sloping street of Sidi Bou Said.(Keep your luggage light!) On first view, it looks absolutely gorgeous, with ten units ranged around a courtyard with a gorgeous tree, and outside tables in the corners. Our room looked lovely with the tiled walls everywhere, and it was clean and tidy. But small. It was suitable for people with backpacks only, not our suitcases for a 3 week stay away. Bathroom was the" yacht" style, the shower was basic and there was a big enough gap under the door and even in the window on the door to make it cold and noisy.
Noisy? Cats mating for the duration of our stay- liveable during the day but keeps you awake at night. Other guests came in each night at 2am and sat in the courtyard reviewing their day for an hour while they had a smoke. On the rainy night, that was right outside our window, and even on the dry night, they refused to lower their voices when I asked them to. Hotels suffer win other guests are inconsiderate.
Breakfast was continental style in generous portions. It is served outside under canopies, but on the wet day we asked for it in our room. Staff were mostly very pleasant and courteous.
In hindsight, and after seeing the website for the hotel, we should have asked to see a range of rooms. By the end of three nights we were falling over each other.
And you have to go out into the village for dinner, so pack an umbrella. We needed it!
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- Also Known As:
- Sidi Bou Fares Hotel
- Sidi Bou Fares Said