I'm not sure why we ended up at this hotel. Maybe because we had been to see Dougga and Bulla Regia and didn't want to go all the way back to Tunis (Dougga and Bulla Regia are definitely worth visiting though). The next night we went on to Kairouan and although it would be a bit of a drive after a full day of sightseeing it would have been a better idea to go straight to Kairouan.
Le Kef sounded interesting but this hotel is actually a fair way out of town and unless you wanted to drive in at night and try and find a parking spot you are stuck. The rooms were hot and a bit dark and pokey. Our room was upstairs and there was no lift so you had to carry your bags up. There was no water in the bathroom at first and we had to speak to the front desk and get them to turn it on - it had been turned off for some reason. It took about 10 minutes even then for any hot water to come through. There didn't seem to be anyone else staying and our teenage son was convinced that it was really a retirement home. I had to agree that it had that kind of atmosphere and smell.
Dinner was pretty much inedible and breakfast the next morning was even worse. Fake orange juice - it was florescent in colour, hard boiled eggs and long life muffins wrapped in cellophane. It won our award as the worst breakfast ever and there have been a few contenders over the years.
The one thing we did like was the fake tree trunks in the foyer. Quirky decor is always a bit of a positive.