Hôtel Atlantic

Hotel in Gabès

Like an ageing movie star, the Atlantic’s gorgeous ornate 1923 facade is best seen at night when its painted face is more sensitively lit. It's dramatically framed by two towering palm trees that reach to the 5th-floor rooftop. The rooms themselves are fine if a little tired; sizes and quality vary. There’s a slightly grimy bar on the ground floor, and no breakfast.