Best luxury hotels in Tunis 2022
The lakeside and seaside capital of Tunisia is renowned for being the origin of the “Arab Spring”. Travelers come to the North African city to shop in the huge maze-like souks, soak up the sun, visit the ruins and eat the delicious spicy Tunisian cuisine. In a country that was part of the ancient Phoenician civilization, Tunis offers a large number of heritage sites to explore. It is a destination for those who appreciate culture, rather than attracting package holidays. And Tunis has a range of excellent small boutique hotels and spas, as well as large resorts.
Four Seasons Tunis
Located in the sober neighborhood of Gammarth on the waterfront, this hotel is where American service meets Tunisian hospitality. This is a new property, which was completed in 2017 in a style that reflects and complements the local architecture. Two huge palm trees greet guests at the grand entrance. Once inside, the scale of the resort ensures plenty of facilities, like a kids’ club, indoor and outdoor pools, a health club, multiple restaurants, bars, lounges, and a private beach area. Rooms and suites take on a European flair, with plenty of space, especially for families in need of extra beds, with the option of living areas and private terraces.
The Residence Tunis
Also located in Gammarth, on the edge of the Mediterranean, The Residence is a five-star retreat with its own golf course, private beach, six restaurants (once on the shore), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, tennis court, evening entertainment, kids’ club and playground. Excellent for families, there are babysitting services and plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Guests are also well fed – the wide choice of cuisine includes all sorts of international and healthy options, perfect for palates unaccustomed to more exotic oriental flavors.
Dar El Jeld Hotel and Spa
Located close to the Covered Bazaar, this centrally located five-star hotel is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can arrive via Dar El Jeld’s personal airport transfer service, to stay in one of 16 exquisitely decorated suites. Although modern, the design is heavily influenced by traditional Tunisian style, incorporating ornate mirrors, Arabic artwork, Persian-style rugs, and intricately patterned tiles. An on-site spa offers the experience of a Turkish bath, as well as treatments. The Dar El Jeld restaurant is actually next to the main hotel, housed in a restored medina-style house, and there’s a trendy rooftop restaurant with supreme views of the domes of the old town.