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The space

The house is located in the historic center of Tunis. It is strategically located few minutes away from the Kasbah. Alwan El Medina's home was built in two steps: first the main floor, composed by Skifa and Makhzen, had been finished by the 17th century and the first floor in the late 18th, early 19th century.
The Makhzen includes high vaulted ceilings as well as many beautiful columns in granit and marble that are remnants of Roman ruins and Hafside dynasties.
This property first has been restored in 2000, and still going on, in a style that keeps her soul combining comfort and modernity.
The guest master suite (40m ²) is located upstairs and overlooks the patio. It includes two areas: The first area with high wood ceilings is dedicated to a large sitting place with a possibility of an extra bed or a desk. The second one is an alcove with a cozy full size bed.
A nice size three piece bathroom with authentic traditional tiles is attached to the master room.

Guest access

The house has central heating, free cable television and free internet (WiFi).
The patio (57 m²) is bright sunny and flowered where you can spend a quiet moment sipping tea or reading a book.
The makhzen was dedicated to a kitchen, dinning and living area open concept. A great area when you can appreciate a gorgeous typical breakfast or share a big cup of green tea with the homeowners in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Interaction with guests

We often take breakfast with our hosts, because we truly believe that it's the best way to get to know them, share all of what we have, and advise them according to their desires. The Makhzen or the patio are the heart of the house where in the evening, we invite our guests to share a cosy moment.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 14
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

La chambre est non fumeurs, mais vous pouvez fumer dans le patio.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Tania User Profile
April 2017
I stayed at Myriams's house for 40 days. The place was lovely, it is the typical Tunisian house located in the heart of Medina. My room was very nice, pretty big and comfortable. Myriam and her family are lovely and always ready to help you in anything you need. They took me out many times to eat some typical dishes which were delicious even if those cooked by Solimane are very tasty. I hope to come back to Tunisia as soon as possible and I would be happy to stay at their place again. They are very special people.

Pinar User Profile
January 2017
Myriam, her family and the cats! They are all wonderful! The house is very beautiful. Just like how I wanted it to be! It is an old, traditional house right in the medina. It is near the main street where you can get a cab. It is a minute walk to this street. I spend most of my time in the medina and discovered new places everyday. I stayed for one week and it was the vacation of my life. I will surely come back and stay here again. Myriam's suggestions for attractions and restaurants were very accurate. Next time I shall stay longer! Cats are extremely friendly as well!

Cordula User Profile
March 2016
Simplement superb! Merci!

Clemens User Profile
January 2016
Salem Aleikum my friends, We had a wonderful one week stay at tunis medina at the end of 2015. Before we even arrived I had a good conversation with Myriam who responded very quickly. She arranged a taxi from the Enfidha Airport to the tunis medina which was 120 TD. After arriving in the house, we were warmly welcomed by Myriam and her husband. They told us a lot about Tunisia, about the revolution and everything we wanted to know. The room was very clean and everything was alright! We really enjoyed the trip and Myriam gave us a lot of advises how to do the things we wanted to do like going to the local Hamam or using public transports. Myriam provided a very good breakfast every day and also offered us some fruits and other food. I can really recommend her as a host but also Tunis as a location to travel to. You can easily explore the medina of tunis as well as the ruins of carthage and the towns around tunis. We really had a good time and we thank Myriam so much for helping us out! Cheers and I hope to see you again! Clemens

Cornelius User Profile
September 2015
The host and her family were very friendly and helpful with advice for Tunis and Tunisia. The rooms are spacious and the neighborhood is authentic.
Myriam User Profile
Response from Myriam:
Thank you Cornelius, you are welcome!
September 2015

Giorgia User Profile
May 2015
I spent 3 days in Tunis and I absolutely loved it - I will definitely go back soon and will stay at Myriam's place again. She and her family were absolutely brilliant. The house and the location were simply perfect and the welcoming made us feeling home. Her kids were so lovely, I am really looking forward to meeting them soon. She invited us to have the tunsian breakfast with them having local homemade food - priceless!! Our room was big, comfortable and very very beautiful! Soaping wine in the patio, chatting with the guys and listening to the moazim songs was amazing - can't wait to be back again! I highly recommed this accomodation, you can't find any better than that!!!!! Ciao!

Audrey User Profile
April 2015
Myriam's welcome was amazing ! The riad is great and it fell really pleasant to stay there for 3 days. We were three of us and had a wonderful stay in a spacious room inner the riad. At the heart of the Medina we could enjoy the very best of Tunis. Myriam and her family were really nice and I highly recommend the place !
Myriam User Profile
Response from Myriam:
You're welcome! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Come back whenever you want! It was a delight to share with you our beautiful city! XOXO
April 2015

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