November 16, 2012 Tunisia Africa

Staying at the Golden Tulip Hotel El Mechtel, Tunis

Phone Number: + 216 71 783 200

Address: BP 3 Avenue Ouled Hafouz El Omrane Tunis - 1005 Tunisia


Price Range: 120-220 $


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 6/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 26/30

Architecture / Interior: 6/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: Soon

I knew I was in for a treat as two guards opened the gates that led my ride into the Golden Tulip El Mechtel - a delightful place situated on the perimeter of the Belvedere Park. The same guards rushed to help me with my bags in a super positive and welcoming manner. Ideal for business and leisure travelers, the hotel is in close proximity to the central business district and the Medina. It is only 7 kilometers away from Tunis Carthage International Airport.
As I reached the reception area, I gave a quick signature and was accompanied to my room on the 5th floor.  A big suite was waiting for me with all the comforts required to hopefully make my week-end stay memorable. I walk into the room and see a spacious welcoming area with a dining table, a big living room with two large sofas, a nice bathroom, and another big room with a sofa, a working desk and a king size bed. I slept like a baby on my first night. I arrived late and jumped into the soft bed covered with a thick duvet and four pillows. I am now in my room, it's my second night, I am watching TV, relaxing, walking barefoot on the fluffy burgundy carpet and writing this review... Let me tell you what I see and what I have experienced so far... Firstly, thank you for the fruit basket, the Arabic sweets and the flowers that add a personal touch to my stay. I woke up to seven red roses in the living room and two pink roses in the bathroom - a fresh start indeed.
This four star hotel, although old, has been really been well maintained. The room has more features and amenities than many other five star hotels I have visited.
The Room is fully equipped:
  • A speedy Internet connection that is unfortunately not for free
  • Two satellite TVs - one in the living room and another in front of the bed with a complete list of the available international channels
  • A DVD player
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • Two air conditioning units, one for each area
  • Two direct-dial telephones
  • Mini bar with a complementary water bottle, coffee and tea
  • Ironing board
Interesting room amenities:
  • A large complementary water bottle
  • Two facial tissue boxes
  • Soap, shampoo, bath salts, shower gel, eau de toilette, body lotion, loofah, comb, dental kit, shaving kit, a scale with the adequate weight notes, slippers and a bathrobe. Two versions of everything are available to please each member of the couple staying at the room.
  • A hair dryer
  • Laundry bags
  • A paper shopping bag
  • A shoeshine box
Really! I never saw that many amenities in a four star hotel ever before. And more so, they have a bathroom note:
 "If you have forgotten any essential toiletry items, then please contact the housekeeping. We will be pleased to deliver with our compliments: shaving cream, disposable razor, toothbrush and toothpaste."
Basically there isn't anything they don't have in the room.
The minuses:
  • The air-condition systems are turned off during the winter. If you like your AC on during the winter, forget it. Open the windows
  • The public areas are HOT since the air conditioning system is off
  • It is unacceptable to pay for the internet service in 2012
I discovered the hotel today, walking around it's premises, you will discover many interesting additional facilities:
  • A beauty salon
  • A business center
  • An outdoor swimming pool
  • A nightclub (Romeo)
  • Three restaurants (La FLore, Peppino, Afandi)
  • A cafe and a pub
  • A drinks and croissant area for the hungry early birds
  • The breakfast choices are good enough
I have a couple of more nights to stay. Look forward to more restaurant reviews from the hotel.
I am happy with my choice at The Golden Tulip El Mechtel Hotel in Tunis.
So far my stay is pleasant and welcoming.
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