La Maison Doree was the first place my friend and I stayed when visiting Tunisia--and it was one of the better mid-range places we stayed. The Building itself was a little run down on a random side street, but ok for the area. The staff was friendly and helpful--basic french should get you by, but they also spoke a little english and italian to our surprise. Beds were decent and fairly clean. The room was also clean and fairly spacious with a nice bathroom. Light breakfast served in the morning (hope you like bread! That's what every breakfast if not most meals consist of). All we really wanted out of a hotel was a decent place to use as a base--the location is great. Very close to Ave Habib Bourguiba, the light rail terminal, and a 10 min walk to the medina. Pretty much all the main spots in Tunis (you only need a day or two to leisurely cover the attractions of the city)--and the Bardo museum is 15 mins away on light rail. There are nice supermarkets close by (Monoprix is our favorite! Very western, nicer than many european markets) and internet cafes. The train to Carthage is walkable as well--sort of like a communter rail. If I went back and was staying on the cheap, I'd probably stay there again. Though…Tunisia was great to see, but probably won't go back--there are other interesting places in north africa to explore.(oh--also beware of the "friendly" people that walk up to you on the street, they probably want to take you to their carpet or perfume shop. People in general are not as pushy or demanding as in other north african countries, but tourists are an easy mark) The only real turn off was that the front of the building where the hotel is located pumped out sewage into the street to the open gutters. Pretty gross to walk by. We are pretty hardy travelers--but lets just say it left an impression.
- Also Known As:
- La Maison Doree Hotel Tunis