About the Homestay
L'ariana is simply the best place to stay when visiting Tunis, Ariana, Bizerte if you want to get a taste of Tunis, Ariana, Bizerte life. My name is Mohamed and my family members Sami and Fatma will make you feel at home.
Sami is 39 and enjoys reading, socialising, television, and gardening. He speaks Arabic and French
Mohamed is 45 and enjoys sports, cooking, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, painting, reading, photography, learning foreign languages, socialising, travel, television, gardening, nature, board games, and theatre. He speaks Arabic, English, French, and Italian
Fatma is 63. She speaks Arabic and French and enjoys cooking, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, reading, learning foreign languages, and television
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Mohamed offers qualified language instruction in his native language Arabic. One hour of instruction costs 10.00 EUR. The classes will be given by the family member at the accommodation.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, pick-up service, and internet access
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our homestay is a really good choice in L'ariana. Once you complete your booking you'll get a mail with our complete address. Don't worry you won't have any problems finding us. I can help with transport tips too from central Tunis, Ariana, Bizerte if necessary.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.
Staying with Mohamed was a terrible experience, one that completely turned my off from Tunisia entirely. First, he raised the price by 50% without telling me beforehand, and he used an improper exchange rate to charge me an additional 25 dinars more than I should have paid. He didn't tell me about this ahead of time or give me the option of paying the originally agreed upon rate. Second, the facilities were disgraceful. The description below says that the room will contain: "TV, radio, desk, phone, internet access, mini-bar, fridge, air-conditioning, mirror and wardrobe." The only thing of those that was available to me was a desk. Most notably missing were air conditioning and internet access (and hot water in the "private" bathroom, which was actually not at all private). The place was so terribly hot, with plenty of insects inside. Third, Mohamed was a terrible host. He didn't seem to care very much about what I wanted to do, but rather used my stay as a way for him to do things he wanted to do otherwise. This is exemplified by the day I spent vomiting and in bed that he spent going to the beach (making me pay 20 dinars for transportation). I would NOT recommend staying with Mohamed to anyone, and I would strongly consider him to reevaluate the way he runs this homestay service. He constantly talked about this like it is some kind of business, but he runs it very poorly and doesn't seem to care much about his customers. My experience was so bad that I canceled the rest of my stay in Tunisia and booked a ticket home to the US immediately.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.