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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

You will not be disappointed by this boutique hotel in the medina. Excellent service, decent breakfast, nice decor. The credit card machine even works most of the time. There is even a pool and a great restaurant adjacent.

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San Diego
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

You arrive to the El Khan on a tiny bumpy rode in the middle of the old town. You walk in and it is a true old villa. Gorgeous Berber textiles and black and white photos of an earlier, happier era on the walls. Aref meets you at his desk, and he knows everything and everyone. He is so accommodating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I stayed at the El Khan for two nights in March 2013 and loved every second. The hotel is in the middle of the old town, near the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, so you get to experience a more authentic taste of Tripoli than staying at the Raddisson or the Corinthia. Aref, the owner, is extremely helpful and will bend... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

I stayed two weeks and really loved the place - very friendly and helpful staff, extremely tastefully decorated rooms and lobby, quite central location (no suitcase dragging, your taxi can drop you right at the doorstep). The only downsides: restaurant is overprized for what it offers (good, but not excellent food) and breakfast stays well beyond the otherwise exeptional level... More 

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nyc
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012

I stayed at the El-khan for 80 days and could not have been a happier traveler. The staff became my Libyan family, keeping me comfortable and making me laugh. The hotel is beautifully and tastefully appointed, full of lovingly, carefully chosen antiques and artifacts. It is endlessly photographable. I loved being in the medina where I could walk easily my... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

For the intrepid traveler, a delightful surprise awaits in Tripoli, Libya, in the form of the El Khan Hotel in the midst of the Medina, or old city. It is a first-class hotel without the glitter and lack of personality of the nearby 5-star hotels. It's a family-run, utterly charming and well-maintained. The rooms are wonderful, the food is superb,... More 

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Co Clare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

I stayed in the El Khan in 2009. At that stage it was just up and running and Mr Arif had plans for a pool and restaurant. We stayed in the hotel at the beginning and end of our tour. It was the perfect place to stay in Tripoli; at the edge of the Medina, where strolling around made one... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Just back from Tripoli where I spent a week at the El Khan, Charming boutique hotel in the Medina. Couldn't do better in location. Staff were outstanding. Recommend it highly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2011

Great to stay in a hotel with character as well as comfort. To step in from a narrow street in the old town is to enter a world of calm and a feeling of space. The rooms are individually designed and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Very convenient for local restaurants that are reasonably priced and serve excellent... More 

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Australia
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117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in the very beginning of January. The hotel is in a great position, in walking distance of everything - the souk, the museum, Green Square etc. We had 3 rooms in all and they were all large and very comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and they definitely served the best... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming small hotel with 15 rooms beautifully done in Arabic/Oriental style. Located in Tripoli's old town with under 10 minutes walk to the National Museum. We strive to make guests feel at home rather than being in a hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Khan

Address: Arbaa Arsat Street, Tripoli Old Town | P.O. Box 10070, Tripoli, Libya
Region: Libya > Tripoli District > Tripoli
Price Range: $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — El Khan 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“If wifi and cellular phone access is important to you, ask for one of the rooms in the front above reception, but they are all lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonl182, 27 Oct 2012 | Read review
“You can a larger room for the same price as a smaller one, if available. Be sure to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles JoostH_11, 20 Sep 2012 | Read review
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