The Residence Tunis boasts 155 rooms and nine suites – 72 garden view and 83 sea view – with 24-hour room service available to all.
There are several restaurants and bars on site (although the menus do seem to overlap here and there), including Mediterranean restaurant L’Olivier, Chinese fine dining spot Li Bai, the café in the lobby Le Salon, poolside bar and grill Zembra and the colourful, quirky and Pinterest-worthy shisha lounge and café El Daar, which was unfortunately closed for renovations during Bazaar’s trip.
Outside a 1,500-sqm free-form swimming pool invites you to for a quick dip, and if that temperamental Mediterranean weather has ushered in a bout of rain, splash around in the hotel’s magnificent indoor seawater pool, which is heated to 30°C all year round. Inspired by the ancient Roman thermal baths, The Residence Tunis’ spa, complete with 18 treatment rooms, a hammam and sauna, is a sanctuary devoted to pure relaxation.
The Residence Tunis
If you fancy escaping the resort’s grounds for the day, Bazaar highly recommends a trip to Tunisia’s answer to Santorini and Mykonos, Sidi Bou Said. The home of the late Azzedine Alaïa is a dazzling myriad of whites houses with azure blue rooftops. The shopping is plentiful with (oh so cheap) market stalls exuding artistry and craftsmanship in every nook and cranny. When you’re all retail-therapied-out, take a stroll around the ruins of Carthage, located along the North coast of Tunisia, and soak up the country’s rich history.
And if that hasn’t convinced you to book a holiday, The Residence Tunis are offering the seventh night complimentary when you book six consecutive nights, before 31 December.