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

4.5 Very Good 912 Reviews
The only place to in Tunis!
Reviewed 16 hours ago

Beautiful hotel with a lot of personality. The architecture, location and rooms are incredible but my favourite was the food! The staff were extremely nice and made me feel very special. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Tunis.

A Couples Dream During a New Adventure
Reviewed 16 hours ago

This was our first time to Tunis & we were so happy to have spent our time staying at the Residence. From the elegant architecture and effortless style this was the ideal place for a romantic getaway with my fiancee.

Made business trip feel like a holiday...
Reviewed 16 hours ago

I've been to Tunis on multiple occasions for business and I'm extremely happy to have discovered Residence. It's a beautifully designed hotel, where clear attention has been paid to every design detail - truly a global five star experience: Excellent restaurants, great spa and well appointed rooms. The staff ensured I had a perfect stay - I'll definitely be making this my hotel of choice on future visits to Tunis.

Tunis 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the second time at The Residence Tunis and always wonderful experience! Splendid accommodation in suite. Friendly welcome and assistance by Nizar at arrival. Room service very very good. Special treatament at Spa and delightful food at the restaurants. We'll ba back for sure, hoping very soon.
Angela and Stefano Fulgini from Italy.

wonderful getaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for a relaxing weekend. Such warmhearted service, very kind and helpful. The Tunisian restaurant was truly awesome. Only a short walk to the beach. But the hotel area is so gorgeous one rather remains there.