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Jugurtha Palace
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gafsa
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“UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!”
Reviewed 12 May 2009

one of a kind decor, breathtaking scenery. Rooms are huge, with spacious balcony.

Food and service are great.

overall great experience

  • Stayed April 2009
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Reviewed 17 April 2008

What an astonishing hotel! The decor is really quite mad - I was so astonished by the painted ceiling in reception that I just had to lie on the floor and photograph it! It's an astonishing mixture of styles and influences, part rococo, part baroque, part arabian nights and even some Egyptian thrown in.

Our bedroom was salmon and gold, with a moorish arch to a small sitting area (made a bit cramped in our case by the addition of an extra bed). The bathroom was comfortable with a separate toilet, but with some broken and redundant fittings.

The food was OK and breakfast featured freshly squeezed orange juice, albeit for a small extra charge (DT1.50) We were dismayed in the restaurant to find a broken glass on the floor in a corner, still there at breakfast the next day even after we pointed it out.

That said, it's in a lovely location surrounded by mountains and the staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Liked — Mountain views and crazy decor
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2008

I read the reviews of Jugurtha Palace and decided I did not want to stay there. However, I got voted down. I am a little ashamed to say that I loved the one night I spent there and would not have minded spending another.

It is definitely over the top - even more so in December with its Christmas/New Year decorations. However, it is also very comfortable, in a great setting, and the over-the-top thing is fun. You must see the giant golden armchairs in the lounge. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. The food was good and there was tons of it. Overall, I thought it was great value. We opted for demi-pension.

The room was from Arabian nights and there was a lovely big clean bathroom. There was also loads of closet space.

It might be even better in the summer. It has a swimming pool within a swimming pool and rows of what are probably spouting lions.

  • Stayed December 2007
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Reviewed 20 December 2007

This is a great hotel, well designed and the setting is really authentic. The real location of Jugurtha Palace is actually GAfsa ville
towards and on your way to Tozeur.

  • Liked — the setting and location
  • Disliked — too expensive.
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2007

We heard that this hotel had re-opened fairly recently after refurbishment, and I can truly say I have never seen anything like it. Over the top, or what?!

The large reception area was generally moorish, with beautiful painted ceilings. The bar was reminiscent of the Middle East in the 1930s (sort of overtones of Agatha Christie). The rooms were, well, green, including the furniture, of which there was a considerable amount. It was sort of regency style, with curlicues etc. There was also an arabesque arch between the sleeping and sitting area. Out came the camera! (The bathroom was, by comparison to everywhere else, understated, but fine.) The room was warm (it was a cold night) and very comfortable.

The dining room was another adventure in paint techniques, with painted wooden chairs so heavy it was very hard to move them. The choice of food was more limited than in any other hotel we stayed in in Tunisia, but the quality was very good.

Unfortunately we were only there for an overnight stop, and left before dawn the next morning, but we were told that the location is quite spectacular too.

We loved the exuberant decor, and enjoyed our stay, but it might not be to everyone's taste.

  • Liked — Wacky decor
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jugurtha Palace

Property: Jugurtha Palace
Address: Sidi Ahmed Zarroug- B.P. 10 | Gafsa, Gafsa 2100, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Gafsa Governorate > Gafsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Gafsa
Number of rooms: 116
Also Known As:
Jugurtha Palace Tozeur

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