The Residence Tunis
The Residence is a luxurious hotel located on the shores of the Mediterranean and only half an hour from Tunis. Perfect for families and couples, the hotel is perfectly placed to offer an amazing Arabic adventure in under three hours from London.
At a Glance
The Residence is unique in that it provides the perfect facilities for so many kinds of people, whether you are a golfer, spa fanatic or family - or all three, there is bound to be something for everyone
Enjoy the customized scent of orange blossom which you can smell throughout the hotel
For golf fans there is a Championship golf course close by - the hotel offer a complimentary shuttle here and golf lessons are available for those wanting to try out the sport
It is possible to sample authentic Tunisian specialties in the hotel restaurants, the food standard at the hotel is excellent and there is a good choice of different cuisines
The hotel will guarantee interconnecting rooms for families which is perfect for those wanting to stay close to their children but have their own private sleeping space
Book a purifying facial in the spa - your skin will look and feel simply amazing afterwards.Lucy Bailey
Try a traditional stew at the hotel's Tunisian restaurant. It is cooked in a clay pot which they then break open at your table with a sword!Lucy Bailey
Lose yourself in the winding streets of beautiful Sidi Bou Said, admiring the colorful flowers and intricate window shuttersLucy Bailey
We would recommend staying in a Sea View Room, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee on your balcony looking out towards the stunning blue of the Mediterranean SeaLucy Bailey
The Residence Tunis is an architecturally stunning luxury hotel, blending Moorish and Andalusian architecture. This chic yet comfortable hotel has a wealth of fabulous facilities and enjoys a great location - perfect for visiting the nearby sights in Tunis and Carthage.
The Residence's 155 luxurious rooms and nine suites all feature a sofa corner, private balcony, marble bathroom and satellite TV and are not only stylishly designed, but are also incredibly comfortable. Guests can enjoy the charming scent of orange blossom which lingers in all of the rooms and public areas and there are fresh flowers throughout the hotel.
Restaurants and bars on site include L’Olivier, a Mediterranean restaurant, Li Bai, a Chinese Restaurant, Le Salon, the Café Maure and a poolside Bar and Grill serving delicious barbecues, light snacks and drinks.
The Residence has a beach, large and inviting outdoor pool, which is heated during winter, and two floodlit tennis courts. It also has an exceptional seawater spa, the Thermes Marins de Carthage, offering an extensive range of indulgent pampering treatments and its own indoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi.
For families, The Residence have thought of everything, resulting in the ultimate relaxing vacation. The hotel offers guaranteed interconnecting rooms at the time of booking, a year round children's club for children aged 3-11 years, babysitting, kids pool and play area. Families can pack light because the hotel can arrange booster and car seats for the transfers, sterilisation equipment and can procure nappies and baby food prior to arrival.
The Residence Tunis also has a superb Robert Trent Jones II designed 18-hole golf course, 5 minutes from the hotel. Specialist golfing packages are available, as is club hire as well as caddies, tuition & buggies. The course has some testing areas with doglegs curving around lakes and tough over water approach shots. The clubhouse offers a bar, pro shop and restaurant.
Once you have enjoyed the beach, spa, golf and family facilities available at The Residence, its location really comes into its own. The hotel is so well positioned being only a 10 minute taxi ride to Carthage and 30 minutes to Tunis. Take in the Medina in Tunis, the Bardo Museum, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage and enjoy longer day trips to interesting places like Dougga.
The Residence has 155 rooms and nine suites soothingly decorated in elegant whites and creams with soft peach hues. The 72 Garden and 83 Sea view Rooms are spacious and have a sofa and private balcony. The six Pool View and three Sea View Suites have a large living room and private balconies with views over the pool or the sea. Interconnecting rooms are available and all rooms have TV, DVD, WiFi facilities, phone, air-conditioning, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, 24 hour room service and laundry service.
The Residence is a wonderful hotel for families. There is a year round kids club, The Dolphin Club, for children aged 3 to 11 years with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Babysitting, baby equipment, pre-ordering service for nappies etc. is all also available for families in an effort to make their stay as relaxing as possible.
There are six different restaurants at The Residence, with delicious cuisine ranging from fresh seafood to Mediterranean fare to authentic Chinese to an al fresco salad bar. The Thermes Marins de Carthage Spa is a real highlight of the hotel. Inspired by Roman baths it is not only visually stunning but offers a wonderful range of treatments and facilities for guests wanting some indulgence to enjoy. The 18-hole Robert Trent designed golf course and clubhouse are also exceptional. In addition there are two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), 2 floodlit tennis courts, fully equipped gym, beauty parlour, boutiques and a bar offering live evening music.
Excursions from the Residence can be easily arranged with a private guide to Tunis, Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, Dougga, Bulla Regia and Thurburbo Majus. The hotel can also arrange sailing, camel and horseriding, quad biking, banana boats, outboards and jets skis nearby.
Location & Directions
The Residence Tunis is situated on the seafront in Gammarth, close to the ancient city of Carthage and the famous artist’s colony Sidi Bou Said. Just 20 minutes from the center of Tunis.
When to go
Tunisia has a temperate climate in the north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. May to October is the best time to visit, although the summer months are Tunisia’s high season, so expect prices to go up and crowds of northern Europeans on package vacations to take over the beaches. The desert is much too hot in summer, and the best time to visit Tunisia if you want to see the Saharan dunes is in late autumn. November is when date harvests have just finished and some of the music festivals begin, so this time is perfect for visiting the desert.