Went on a 2-day Tunisia desert safari and after El Jem, Matmata was our second stop. Ate lunch in the troglodyte hotel, which I wouldn't recommend to anyone, the toilets were filthy and old, lights were sparse and the ceilings low, and because you get the feeling it was built for tourists the level of discomfort is not worth the 'real' experience. Afterwards we went to a real inhabited cave which was amazing. It's wonderful to see the traditional troglodyte caves (well, with electricity nowadays but still no running water or central heating). Very photogenic and interesting to see. Old troglodyte lady without any teeth would pose for a picture while making a traditional meal for a dinar or two. Surroundings are absolutely gorgeous, busride in the mountains there was one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences I've had. No wonder Star Wars was recorded in that region.