4.5
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What We Love

  • New eco-friendly Robert Trent Jones II–designed 18-hole golf course
  • A signature treatment at the Thalasso spa
  • Beach with umbrella-shaded chaises
  • Full kids club includes activities and babysitting services
  • Concierge can arrange restaurant reservations and book a designated tour guide
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • The State Department has issued an alert for those traveling to Tunisia
  • For U.S. passport holders, a visa isn’t necessary for stays up to four months
  • The property opened in December 1996; many of the restaurants were updated in 2010, and the spa will be under renovation (but open) throughout 2011
  • Arabic is the official language; some English and French are spoken
  • Modest dress is a good rule of thumb
  • Cash (the dinar or euro) is the most common form of payment, but credit cards are accepted at many upscale restaurants and shops

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

After a long flight, the soaring Arabic arches and creamy stone columns of the entrance to the beachfront Residence Tunis lifted my spirits, as did the welcoming cup of fragrant mint tea. I allowed myself to be led past the lobby’s soaring potted royal palms to my spacious white and beige room, grateful for the air conditioning, the soft linens on the kingsize bed and the big marble bathroom.

French doors opened onto a private balcony overlooking the long stretch of golden sand below. In vacation mode, I ignored the WiFi, the phone and the satellite flat-screen TV — but it was nice to know they were there.

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Whole days could be spent languidly moving from a shaded beach chaise to the palm-studded deck that surrounds the curvaceous pool. But this is known as one of the best properties in Tunis, thanks in part to its roster of amenities: an adults-only Thalasso spa (modeled on ancient Roman thermal baths), which uses the excellent Darphin product line from France; a heated indoor seawater pool; a hammam (Turkish bath); a pair of tennis courts; and an eco-sensitive 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II on a nature preserve with great birdwatching.

Beyond the grounds, there’s a medina to explore and the ruins of ancient Carthage to ponder. Within hours you can kayak the Mediterranean coastline, wander the ruins of the Roman amphitheater at El Jem, scour frozen-in-time souks for Berber jewels and the handwoven textiles of Kairouan, or ride a camel in the Sahara.

How to Get There

The Residence Tunis
Boite Postale 697
Gammarth, 2070 Tunisia

Reviews

Muslim
U5399JRahmedm

If you have a muslim family maybe avoid as women are not allowed to swim with hijab or the burkini other than that it is a 5* very good service and i enjoyed my stay i will be coming back in 2 weeks time

Amazing Family Holiday
Samdahmani

Our family absolutely love this hotel. All the staff are so friendly and it has a brilliant atmosphere. We have been to this hotel many times and will 100% be going again. The food is amazing and very reasonably priced. The staff couldn’t do more for you and very good with the children. The Pool and private beach are both very clean and lots To keep the children occupied. 5 * +++++

Relaxing stay
perrygirl

We stayed here for 2 nights. The staff are first rate.

I had a fabulous massage at the spa by the senior masseuse. It was heavenly. The indoor swimming pool is a relaxing, luxurious place which provides complimentary teas. We enjoyed using the hammam and sauna.

We had a wonderful sea view room which was impeccably clean. Breakfast caters for your every desire.

This is a smaller, more intimate hotel than the four seasons. Both require use of taxis to get around as they are not walking distance to anywhere. They are both top class. I would definitely return.