St Georges Tunis2.0 out of 5.0
St Georges Tunis2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Good location and security. Low price and includes breakfast. Most employees are very kind with some exceptions. Cigarrette odor might get a bit strong in some parts and rooms. It's a European building, it looks a bit old. T.V. is also old and WiFi doesn't reache all rooms.
I stayed four nights in this hotel and found it quite pleasant. Most reviews were bad and literally tried to put you off staying, but for a cheap room with breakfast you can't complain too much! The room was a good size with adequate storage space. There was a double and single bed with extra pillows (so no need to ask). The TV was very outdated (square box on wall) but worked well enough. A downside was the bathroom door...glass panelled! Fortunately I was staying with my husband but if I was with a friend it would have been a little awkward as you would have to stay on the bed so you "don't see anything". The room was clean and the maid came everyday to clean and tidy, changing towels as needed. The breakfast again was simple but enough. There was good WI-FI throughout the hotel including our room. Common areas with bigger TVs that were always free. The staff were friendly and welcoming and never showed any annoyance with us arriving gone 11pm and having to leave at 5am (they locked they main gate at night for security). A little bar was also attached to the hotel. Location was good to airport and cost 5dinar in a taxi to get there...they will rip you off when going from airport as our taxi driver refused to put the counter on and wanted to charge 40-50dinar!!! We haggled down to 20dinar and that's with my husband being Tunisian and speaking Arabic! So careful to not get ripped off and always ask them to put the counter on whenever you get in any taxi! Good location to shops and restaurants and coffee shops. Taxis always available and only cost 10dinar to SiSi Bousaid (would recommend) and 10dinar to the other side of Tunis where embassy etc is.
I was drawn to this hotel by the name and the prices. After having stayed in a few 'fancy' places for double the price, I was actually wary of moving in here. WRONG. No, it's not Fancy. But my room contained some very nice 'antique' furniture' (I prefer >50 year old real wood furniture to the modern run-of-the-mill plywood hotel furniture crap ;-). the room was spacious, and so was the bathroom. No complaints here. I feel that the restaurant of this hotel also deserves special mention. No, it's not listed on TripAdvisor ;-( Prices are cheap, the menu is mall, but the food quality and quantity were impressive. NO, it's not a fancy French restaurant, but it's good Tunisian food at a very good price. Wifi of the hotel is better than the Wifi in any of the 4 'fancy' hotels I've stayed in during the last week. Breakfast was simple but fresh and delicious and served with an honest smile. The only negative thing was a Vacuum Septic truck working outside my window to empty some tanks or broken sewage line in a side street. The affair was odour-free but the bloody vacuum engine was running until 2 am. Naturally NOT the hotel's fault. All in all, I'm truly looking forward to returning to the St-Georges !
Unless you are absolutely desperate and have no bed for the night avoid this hotel at any cost. It was on bookings.com as 3 star. We arrived to see at least 1 star had been scratched off the external sign. There was only one member of staff on reception who was remotely helpful. Interior throughout was shabby, freezing cold, unwelcoming and smelt of damp. The rooms were awful. Furniture and fittings were circa 1932 and bedrooms freezing cold and either cramped or uncomfortable. The lightening was so inadequate i had to balance a torch and my torch on my mobile near the only mirror I could access, to put in/take out my contact lenses or apply make-up. We only unpacked toiletries as didn't want to put our clothes in the wardrobe. It was cleaned but that's the very least you'd expect. Also very noisy at night even wearing ear-plugs. I'd changed rooms twice but gave up after that as they were all as bad. We had booked only 2 nights and didn't want to trudge round finding somewhere else to stay so we put up with it and spent as much time as we could outside. Any longer and certainly we would have left. As per, in Tunisia, the card machine didn't work on arrival so we had to hand over cash. Very convenient - not! The breakfast room was freezing cold as they insisted on leaving all the main doors open so we shivered as we ate. We kept asking for more coffee as they provided a cup's worth for 3 of us! Nothing was out or ready so we had to wait for someone to serve us and there was no choice of what to eat. The only words I can think of to describe this hotel is that it looked like a reception centre for refugees.
I just booked this hotel for one night back from my holiday in hammamat to london because is near to airport 15 min approx to tunis carthage airport so my night was good the man in reception gave us a good reception in checking and was very nice and help full like all tunisians people the hotel is quite old but is good and reasonably price especially if your flight in early morning you will reach the airport in no more than 15 min and the cost of the taxi to airport is 4 D T about £1.60 GB P however the room is big and very clean the wifi in room work perfect so you can stay connect about your world i will recommend this hotel to simple people like me the only problem that there is not lift to carry your luggage so for old people i think is going to be problem.thanks wishing you have a good holiday
The hotel is simple and inexpensive. AC and hot water. Good Wifi connection. The restaurant gets very busy in the evenings with Tunisian men drinking lots of beer. The neighborhood is relatively quiet. I had left some books in my room and unfortunately, one of the cleaning ladies decided to keep my Birds of Europe and North Afria book. Once I returned after a week traveling, she did return it, but the whole incident left a bad taste for me.
The old Saint-Georges has taken some knocks on this page recently, not all of them (based on my experience) deserved. I'd like to set the record straight, though of course not as straight as the owners would like. Accordingly, some of the remarks below refer indirectly to other recent comments. PROS : fast and reliable Wifi -- reasonably polite service (with one exception, but it was Ramadan and he got happier once I paid) -- decent basic breakfast (coffee, bread, butter, quince jam, yogurt -- prompt and thorough room-cleaning service -- hot water without fail -- effective A/C -- faded-glory feel, with a peaceful and leafy courtyard (by budget standards) -- bar on site (outside of Ramadan) for an end-of-day Celtica -- accepts VISA -- pleasant neighborhood with places to grab cheap dinner, shop for basics (e.g., two-minute walk from a Carrefour) NEUTRAL : the walk to the main drag (Habib Bourguiba) and the medina is a factor, but it's not really that bad. it was 25 leisurely minutes for me down to Bourguiba, then another five over to Bab al-Bhar, which marks the start of the medina from the east. moreover, if you do decide to take a taxi, my experience was that they were invariably available and cheap since they always used the meter (airport vultures the lone exception) -- i can see how noise might be a factor in some rooms, but it did not bother me overmuch. the cafe on the outside street was the biggest culprit; it shut down around 11pm. CONS : demanded full payment for twelve days up front; this was a new one on me -- no good views from any room -- phone in the room, but allegedly no ability to make or receive calls, to anywhere, from anywhere on site; this struck me as bizarre and ridiculous -- no organized laundry service, though it is advertised on their material; the maid offered to do my wash and did a fine job, but it was unclear how and how much to pay her -- slightly seedy feel because of age, cigarette smoke (which in general I did not find to be a real factor; I certainly never smelled it in my room), and the bar, which was quite popular when I was there (it's mostly Tunisians who drink there, and the choices are limited to two kinds of beer; women would probably feel uncomfortable there, especially if unaccompanied)
Not for the faint of heart, this ageing hotel really needs to be put out of its misery! Cons: 1. Location This place is stuck out in the middle of suburbia and is at least a 40-minute walk to the medina. (As an obvious foreigner, you take taxis at your own risk: either the flag fall is set too high or the fare from the last passenger remains on the meter and yours is simply added to it.) 2. The hotel interior is shrouded in a haze of cigarette smoke, the opacity of which is determined by the time of day or night. 3. Noise Depending on the particular room, a guest can be blasted by noise from the bar or noise from the restaurant; noise from the hotel's parking lot just in front of the hotel or noise from the street traffic - motorcycles in particular, which typically set off a series of car alarms. 4. Breakfast - barely edible One morning, there was actually black mould on a few pieces of bread in the bread basket; twice when I poured milk into my coffee, white chunks suddenly appeared floating on the surface of the coffee. Finally I just stopped eating there altogether. 5. The restaurant was permeated by a lingering stench of stale cigarette smoke, even with restaurant doors flung wide open. 6. Table cloths were stained or littered with bits of bread or dollops of 'jam'; it was a matter of finding which table was the cleanest of the dirtiest. 7. The currency exchange service the hotel advertises on its business card seemed to be limited to the service provided by the one English-speaking desk clerk. I gave him €100 and he gave me 200 Tunisian dinars - no receipts, no documentation of any sort! When I commented on the very poor exchange rate relative to that at the airport, he just shrugged his shoulders saying that there were only two currency exchange options in Tunis: the banks or the hotels and that hotels always had the poorest rates of exchange. Given that Tunisia has a soft currency and that exchange rates are set by the government, I found his comment a bit odd. 8. Staff Front desk staff appeared sullen or just plain indifferent. 'Smile' seemed to be a foreign concept. 9. Tips seemed to be expected by the only English-speaking desk clerk there. Went to pay for the room and because I was momentarily distracted by something else I neglected to pick up the six dinars change. When I returned to the front desk a couple of minutes later to ask about it, the clerk said he'd assumed the six dinars were for him! A 'tip' for a desk clerk???? For what??? Pros: Very difficult to come up with any pros for the St Georges 1. Housekeeping staff and restaurant staff are pleasant enough. 2. The only English-speaking desk clerk said the hotel has a free storage facility for luggage. However, I didn't bother using it, as I figured even if it were 'free' at the time he mentioned it to me that by the time I'd return to pick up my luggage, a charge (or 'tip') might be levied anyway. 3. WiFi is available, but not in the rooms. Guests have to sit in a smoke-filled lounge to get a WiFi signal. I doubt very much that I'd ever stay at this place again.
This place is a dump. Most hostels are better. Looks clean but there was a big fat cockroach living in my room with me. Wifi barely worked and often was down. Hot water usually arrived after my shower was done. Thousands of cigarettes are smoked downstairs every evening and the smoke fills the guest rooms as well. Every day the staff opens every window wide, probably to let out the smoke, but they don't seem to notice that this lets in 10 degree air (December). Of course no heat. Beds are just slightly wider than my shoulders and have a thin hard mattress. Some of the staff were quite polite but if they could not understand my bad French or English they would pretend I was invisible (really!) One of the night managers was incredibly rude. Even though I was prepaid I moved. Glad I did.
An old-fashioned hotel, where the staff are friendly and attentive to clients' needs. Room rates are cheaper if one books directly with the hotel (!!) - I hadn't! Room furnishings are basic (the TV is the smallest I've seen in a long time!) but free wifi works very well. The breakfast - included in the rate - is also basic - I'd not go as far as the reviewer who recommends avoiding it! When they realised I was working in my room, they started bringing it up on a tray so I wouldn't miss it! The restaurant is adequate - no gourmet meals here, but again, basic. Room and bathroom clean. It is not in the centre - but Tunis is not large, so it is easy for visitors to go sightseeing or shopping (and taxis are very cheap).
- Walking distance to Carrefour Market
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Bab Bhar within a 5-minute walk of Carrefour Market, St Georges Tunis is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Habib Bourguiba Avenue. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 14-inch a TV with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, a coffee maker, and a phone.
Guests of St Georges Tunis enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a terrace. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a garden, a banquet hall, and a TV in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
50.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 37 reviews