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A hotel in Monastir is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Monastir hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Monastir are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Monastir hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Monastir hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Monastir have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Monastir
An upscale full service hotel facility in Monastir that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Monastir hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Monastir
Full service Monastir hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Monastir
Boutique hotels of Monastir are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Monastir boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Monastir may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Monastir
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Monastir travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Monastir focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Monastir hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Monastir traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Monastir hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Monastir
A bed and breakfast in Monastir is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Monastir bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Monastir B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Monastir
Monastir hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Monastir hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Monastir
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Monastir hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Monastir lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Monastir
Monastir timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Monastir often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Monastir on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Monastir
A Monastir motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Monastir for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Monastir motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Monastir from the ribat's tower
Monastir from the ribat's tower
Official seal of Monastir
Monastir from space
Monastir from space
Monastir is located in Tunisia
Location in Tunisia
Coordinates:  / 35.783; 10.833  / 35.783; 10.833
Country Tunisia
Governorate Monastir
Population (2014)
• Total 104,535
Time zone CET (UTC1)
ZIP code 5000
Area code(s) 73

Monastir, also called Mīstīr (Arabic: مـنسـتير‎‎ About this sound Monāstīr / Mīstīr, from the Greek μοναστήριον "hermit's cell, monastery"), is a city on the central coast of Tunisia, in the Sahel area, It is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Sousse and 162 kilometres (101 miles) south of Tunis. Traditionally a fishing port, Monastir is now a major tourist resort. Its population is about 104,535. It is the capital of Monastir Governorate.

Monastir, Tunisia: History

The Ribat in Monastir

Monastir was founded on the ruins of the Punic–Roman city of Ruspina. The city features a well-preserved ribat that was used to scan the sea for hostile ships and as a defence against the attacks of the Byzantine fleet. Several ulema came to stay in the ribat of this peaceful city for contemplation. The ribat was, in the 1970s, also one of the filming locations for both the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth and Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Monastir, Tunisia: Transportation

The city is on the electrified, metre-gauge Sahel Metro line with trains serving Sousse and Mahdia. Other services run to Tunis.

Monastir – Habib Bourguiba International Airport has flights from most Western European countries. It is run by Tepe Akfen Ventures Airport Holding (TAV).

Monastir, Tunisia: Climate

Monastir enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate with hot summers, extremely mild winters, lots of sunshine and low rainfall year-round. The city sits in the northeast of Tunisia, on its central coast. It is milder than inland areas of Tunisia, forty percent of which is part of the Sahara. In the summer, while humidity is low, the soaring heat can still be hard to handle. The average high temperature of 29 °C (84 °F) in June skips past the 30 °C (86 °F) mark in the middle of the month and climbs up to 33 °C (91 °F) in July and August.

Monastir, Tunisia: Economy

Nouvelair has its head office in Monastir in the Dkhila Tourist Zone, near the Hôtel Sahara Beach.

Monastir, Tunisia: Notable people

Tunisian ex-president Habib Bourguiba was born in Monastir, and his mausoleum is located in the city. Many other famous politicians are also from Monastir:

  • Mohamed Mzali, prime minister of Tunisia from 1980–1986
  • Hedi Amara Nouira, prime minister of Tunisia from 1970–1980

Among other notable people:

  • Jawhar Mnari, footballer, born in Monastir and winner of DFB-Pokal (2006/2007).
  • Hamza Younés, footballer

Monastir, Tunisia: International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Tunisia

Monastir, Tunisia: Twin towns – Sister cities

Monastir is twinned with:

  • Germany Münster, Germany

and cooperates with

  • France Saint-Étienne, France

Monastir, Tunisia: Climate

Climate data for Monastir
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.8
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
Average low °C (°F) 7.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44
Average precipitation days 6 5 7 6 4 2 1 2 4 6 5 5 53
Mean monthly sunshine hours 167 179 208 228 276 303 338 304 240 211 189 164 2,807
Source #1:,
Source #2: Voodoo Skies for record temperatures

Monastir, Tunisia: Neighboring area

Monastir's northeastern territories lead into a place called Route de la Falaise, through which one can reach its most notable suburb, Skanes, which is 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) from Monastir's town centre. Hugging Tunisia's coastline, Skanes is a holiday resort known mostly for its professional golf courses; white, sandy beaches; clear blue sea; and hotels that fuse Moorish architecture with modern designs. It is frequented throughout the summer by tourists from around the world. They also come for the medina, where it is possible to sample fresh Tunisian cooking and bargain for local goods.

Monastir, Tunisia: References

  1. "Réclamations, Suggestions." Nouvelair. Retrieved on 1 July 2010. "Nos Coordonnées Adresse : Zone Touristique Dkhila – 5065 – Monastir – Tunisie."
  2. "Après le vol." Nouvelair. Retrieved on 1 July 2010.
  3. Jacobs, Daniel and Peter Morris. The Rough Guide to Tunisia. Rough Guides, 2001. 215. Retrieved from Google Books on 1 July 2010. Buy book ISBN 1-85828-748-0, Buy book ISBN 978-1-85828-748-5.
  4. "Portrait of Münster: Die Partnerstädte". Stadt Münster. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  5. "Climate: Monastir – Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  6. "Monastir, Tunisia". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  • (French), official web site of the local multi-sports team
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