The original film set from the "Star Wars" trilogy by Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home. Regular daytime service from Gabes (40 km) by louage (share taxi) or bus (8 daily). Specify Matmata Ancienne as some services end 15 km away in Matmata Nouvelle. Daily service to Tunis (450 km) through Sfax and Sousse. For every hardcore "Star Wars" fan, Hotel Sidi Driss should be on the map. It is the place where many of the saga's most memorable scenes have been filmed, and fans will no doubt recognize Luke Skywalker's childhood home on Tatooine's planet. Of course, for anyone who has grown up around the Sidi Driss hotel and Berber architecture, Tatooine looks less like an alien planet and more like the old nei
The hotel is located in Matmâta village and the entire village itself is a prime example of traditional Berber architecture such as the adobe caverns dug into the sandstone. While the exact history of the settlement is unknown, local legend claims that it dates back at least to the times of Punic wars in 264-146 BC. Until 1967, the entire region was virtually unknown to the outsiders.
The hotel is open all year round and provides affordable accommodation. It can accommodate a maximum of 145 guests in 20 rooms, grouped into four separate caverns. The fifth pit is a restaurant in the hotel.
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