4.5
Very Good 810 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 810 Reviews
4 days in Gammarth
Reviewed 7 days ago

This hotel as allowed me to relax after one week in Tunisia , it is a big contrast between this hotel and the rest , I recommend it for the quiet and a good service , breakfast very complete and the beach is keeped cleaned daily , room with space and very comfortable bed,prices a little bit high for Tunis but it is a really 5 star hotel, so accepted .

Perfect Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the pillow, to the food to the decor, everything was perfect.

The only thing I would change would be the volume of the live band at dinner, as my vocal chords were strained from trying to communicate with my boss across the table, and we weren’t near the band. But a small glitch in a 5 star experience.

Beyond rude
Reviewed 1 week ago

In general it’s a good hotel. I wanted to bring my family for a swim and spend a day at the pool even though they’re paying 120TD each the security guard outside refused their entry with the worst manner anybody can encounter. Unfortunately this country is the only place where you pay money to receive a horrible attitude and bad service. You wonder why tourism has gone so down.

Perfect for the Third Time
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My small family and I have made the Residence a stop every time we are back to visit family in Tunisia. This is our third time there and every member of the staff treats us like family. A very special thank you for Oumaima (with the same name as our seven year old daughter), who infallibly is there to make us feel welcome. The place thanks to her and the staff feels like home, and we plan to be back for many more visits inshallah.

The hotel has all the best amenities one can hope for. We have traveled far and wide, but find this place very special thanks to its staff. Thank you Oumaima.

Till the next visit,

Dr. Taoufik Ben Amor, Luise and Umayma Ben Amor

Recommended Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so close to the beach with pool access and delicious breakfast, the staff are so welcoming and the hotel is located at Gammarth area close by couple of pubs and restaurants. Highly Recommended! Go fo it.