"historical, charming, centrally located"
I got to Dar Traki on an evening night in the Fall. At first, I was taken aback by the dark streets, the mud surrounding me, and the lack of modern technology. Hard to get to, but so much worth the detour. The 2 attendants from the Ivory Coast treated me like a princess throughout my weekly stay. Breakfast for 4 (it was just me); mint tea and cookies upon my return every afternoon; discrete and competent; gregarious yet reserved; I could not have found a better home away from home. Ok, speaking French does help in Tunis, but the hotel in itself is a little hidden marvel. I visited many Muslim countries and this hotel has the charm of an oriental mansion blended with the taste of western refinement. Attention has been given to details, not only in the marble counter tops in the bathroom and gracious décor in every single room, but also in the way the architect has remodeled this Ottoman house into a gem by inventing a way to create harmony through arches, niches, inlay ornaments, all this decorated with rich silk and warm textures. If you're lucky, the owner will even pay you a visit and tell you the story of her house. If, like me, you like history, tradition, mystery, fantasy and enchantment, and feeling like you're stepping out of your comfort zone through a step through time while being in the secluded center of one of the most beautiful Mediterranean capitals, Dar Traki will be your home away from home.
Traveller from boulder, CO