4.5
Very Good 1097 Reviews
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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

4.5 Very Good 1097 Reviews
Upgraded service since 2 years
Frida H

We have stayed here several times and it got better for each time! Service is much better than 2 years ago. It feels like new leadership or some more service training took place. Im really satisfied and it is definitely worth the 5 stars.

Perfect stay
Arnaoutis

We have chosen the Residence Tunis for our honeymoon and we are fully satisfied with our choise. The hotel is excellent with great sea and pool view. The personnel was really kind and helpful. They all tried to make our honeymoon unforgettable! Thank you everyone! Special thanks to the manager for the beautiful flowers offered to my wife! Finally we would like to thank especially Mr Bechir for his help and kindness! Hope to see you soon!

Very pleasant stay
alinemgd

The facilities and accommodations are really good. The room was clean and big. The spa is wonderful.
The service is a bit slow but very nice.
We were there for a wedding and we had a really good time at The Residence.