Actually, very! I love this place, it is completely unique!
This is the reception counter at the hotel. The wifi only works up to a few metres away from here…
Folks here are proud of their Berber culture, this is the alphabet of the Tamazigh language which is native to North Africa long before Islam existed and Arabic was introduced.
Dinner fit for a Jedi. Breakfast is French bread and jam and coffee. An evening meal is couscous, beef, carrots and other veg, a cheese omelette thing and salad. Its mostly the same thing each evening, pretty similar to Morocco food in a lot of ways.
Or you can eat in Luke’s actual dining room as well.
Not the Mos Eisley bar, as that’s back on Djerba Island. Therefore you can bring your droids. This small cave bar is pretty good, local beer is 3 Dinar (90p) and they do spirits too. Although this is a Muslim country, quite a few people do drink.
Talking of such, the doorways are a little short and there are a lot of steps, therefore Sidi Idriss may not be suitable for Wookies or Droids.
Regardless if you are a Star Wars fan or not, this is a great place to stay if you are looking for something a bit different than a side of a motorway chain hotel.
1. Plans – 2. French Connection – 3. My hotel in Djerba – 4. El Griba synagogue outside – 5. El Griba synagogue inside – 6. Markets – 7. Christianity in Tunisia – 8. Ferry to mainland Tunisia – 9. Getting to Matmata, Tunisia – 10. Sidi Idris Hotel New Hope Star Wars filmset – 11. Secrets I learnt about the famous Matmata Star Wars set – 12. Cave homes for would-be Jedis – 13. More what you don’t see in Star Wars at Hotel Sidi Idris – 14. How hospitable is Sidi Idris? – 15. ATM machines and drought – 16. Matmata Nouvelle (New Matmata) – 17. Tunisian butchers and fisherman – 18. Libyan and Algerian neighbours – 19. Jewellery businesses in Djerba – 20. Tunisia and Israel relations – 21. Hara Kebira, Jewish school, soap and TV repair shops – 22. Jewish community of Hara Kebira – 23. Going home