Located just outside Tunis, The Residence hotel offers luxury accommodation and a perfect base for exploring the north of the country.
Dar el Medina
Dar el Medina, Tunis, Tunisia
For those seeking to disappear into the spiritual heart of Tunis, one need look no further than the Dar El Medina. Nestled in the very heart of the Medina, this Dar is the first of its kind in the capital. Refurbished from an old house, the twelve rooms have all been given popular Arabic girls' names. Simplicity, but comfortable is the central principle, and it is by adhering to tradition that this maison de charme has truly succeeded. Rather unassuming from the outside, once inside Dar El Medina you find find a small but airy courtyard with bougainvilleas climbing the walls, a quiet breakfast room and two staircases leading to the rooms. On the roof there is a charming open area, where you can have a glass of mint tea and enjoy views over the medina. There are restaurants nearby which have also been converted from old houses, where you can sample typical Tunisian cuisine.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
One of the best ways to begin a visit to Carthage is to take a view of it from on high. The Byrsa Hill looks out over the whole city and the vista extends to the mountains of the Cap Bon beyond the Gulf of Tunis.
While some might argue that Tunisia does not possess a stunning draw, such as the Pyramids of Giza, or the ancient city of Petra, there is little doubt that Dougga is the pinnacle of the Roman presence in Tunisia, and looks out majestically over the hills.
The strong and consistent colours of the buildings, pure whites and blues complemented by the turquoise sea, are simply beautiful, while the narrow, winding cobbled streets all add to the charm of the village.
Tunisia's most celebrated museum exudes history throughout. The inside of the museum is famous primarily for its vast and unparalleled collection of mosaics, gathered from the floors of Tunisia's Roman sites and carefully arranged in the rooms.
Medina comes from the Arabic word for city, and it refers to the old quarter of Tunis. Your first entry to the Medina of Tunis will most likely come through the Bab Bahr at Place de la Victoire, the Gate into the medina from Avenue Bourguiba.