The Best Hotels in Tunis, Tunisia, for Any Budget

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Tunis | © Grolli77/flickr
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5 May 2021

With sunshine, beaches and a rich culture, Tunis, on the shores of a natural lagoon in North Africa, has all the ingredients to make the perfect holiday, including hotels to suit any budget. Here’s our pick of the best – bookable with Culture Trip.

Tunisia is North Africa’s smallest country, and its capital, Tunis, sits atop a hill next to the glassy Lake of Tunis and near the Mediterranean Sea. It often gets forgotten as a holiday destination, but here, you can weave through souks and Roman ruins and hit the beach on the same day. This vibrant city also has a Unesco World Heritage site – the Medina of Tunis – and a range of accommodation options, from boutique properties to spa hotels.

Dar Ya

Bed and Breakfast
4.1/5 (53 Reviews)
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From $48 Per night per room

With its mint green doors and light-filled inner courtyard decorated with delicate pastel-hued tiles, Dar Ya wouldn’t look out of place in a Wes Anderson film. It’s brilliant value for money, offering a bed and a simple traditional breakfast, including fresh bread, jams, boiled eggs and coffee. Bathrooms and showers are shared. The open-air rooftop terrace is a beautiful spot at sunset, and there’s 24-hour check-in. Another perk is its central location, just a short stroll from the medina.

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Hotel Carlton Tunis

Hotel
4/5 (973 Reviews)
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From $71 Per night per room

Established in 1926 and featuring a striking art nouveau facade, a central location on Avenue Habib Bourguiba and a lobby that doubles up as a contemporary art gallery, the Hotel Carlton Tunis offers a truly boutique experience. It’s within walking distance of the medina and a short drive to La Goulette. Breakfast is included with a bountiful buffet of omelettes, local hot specialities, crêpes, fresh fruits and salads, regional cheeses and organic products.

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Marigold Hotel

Hotel
4.1/5 (59 Reviews)
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From $98 Per night per room

At the four-star Marigold Hotel, there’s an excellent selection of modern and functional rooms and suites that will suit everyone from business travellers to couples. Golden hues run throughout, including the bedrooms, where shiny cushions on the beds resemble sweet wrappers. Location-wise, it’s near the Lake of Tunis and a 10-minute drive from the airport, the city centre and the medina. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and 24-hour room service. Breakfast is included, and the terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

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Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis

Hotel
4.3/5 (116 Reviews)
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From $161 Per night per room

This waterfront hotel sits in the heart of Tunis’s Les Berges du Lac district, with glorious lake views on one side. There’s plenty to explore on your doorstep here, from local shops selling essential oils and silverware to cultural landmarks such as the lovely white-and-blue houses of Sidi Bou Said. Also, the beaches and nightlife of La Marsa and Gammarth are easily accessible by car. All the rooms are modern with lots of space to spread out, and the floor-to-ceiling windows mean you can soak up the watery views from dawn to dusk.

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Dar El Jeld Hôtel and Spa

Spa Hotel
4.7/5 (56 Reviews)
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From $183 Per night per room

The gorgeous pastel-hued spa at the Dar El Jeld resembles an opulent Turkish bath and offers a range of massages and body-buffing treatments. This all-suite five-star hotel sits next to the souks of Tunis in the medina. Accommodation is elegant and stylish, with colourful local textiles and zesty scents wafting in from the lemon trees outside. Breakfast is available, and a concierge will help you book dinners and tours.

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Hôtel Royal Victoria

Boutique Hotel
4.2/5 (222 Reviews)
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From $93 Per night per room

Expect Buckingham Palace levels of satin, velvet and gold-plating finery at the Hôtel Royal Victoria, which has a 24-hour front desk and concierge. The 39 rooms and suites mix 17th-century furniture with charming Arabian touches such as elaborate tiling and huge lanterns, and they have a king-size bed or two twin beds. The on-site restaurant, Aicha, has Moorish interiors and an excellent tasting menu, while local seafood eateries Chez Slah and Le Petit Tunis come highly recommended.

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Dar Ben-Gacem

Hotel, Riad
4.6/5 (112 Reviews)
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From $65 Per night per room
If only the walls could speak at the luxurious Dar Ben-Gacem. Over the past three centuries, this home-turned-boutique hotel has witnessed the highs and lows of life and is full of heart and charm. Rooms feature Tunisian art and locally crafted curios, along with all the essential utilities. For dinner, staff will prepare home-made dishes with fresh local ingredients bought the same day. The whitewashed sun-drenched roof terrace is a calming space with city views.
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  • Occidental Lac Tunis

    Hotel
    3.9/5 (100 Reviews)
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    From $109 Per night per room
    From the looped Hotel Paris sign out front to the pineapple vases in the lobby and the chequerboard floor in the main restaurant, this place is an art deco dream. The four-star hotel, located in the city’s Les Berges du Lac business district, has 65 rooms and five luxurious suites with comfortable interiors and royal red running throughout. As a guest at the Occidental Lac Tunis (formerly the Concorde Hotel Paris), you’ll have access to the Nuxe Spa, and all of its facilities, at the nearby Barceló Concorde Les Berges du Lac.
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    Le Corail Suites Hotel

    Hotel, Apartment
    3.8/5 (116 Reviews)
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    From $48 Per night per room
    If you’re looking for accommodation with great food options, Le Corail Suites Hotel is an excellent choice. Its on-site restaurant, Le Corail, will quench your appetite with everything from spiced lamb chops to zarzuela mariscos (Spanish seafood stew); another restaurant, cafe and room service are also available. The hotel is a five-minute taxi drive from the airport and 10 minutes to the city centre. With a refined spread of neutral tones, the rooms are clean and surprisingly big for a city hotel.
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    Hotel Belvedere Fourati

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (208 Reviews)
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    From $76 Per night per room
    Hotel Belvedere Fourati gets its name from the nearby Belvedere Park. The standard rooms feel bright and modern, while suites take on a more traditional luxe feel. Local landmarks such as the Sidi Youssef Mosque and Marché Central de Tunis (municipal market) are nearby. Look out for head bartender Fahmi who’s been working at the hotel for more than 12 years and can share yarns about the area while mixing delicious drinks.
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    Barceló Concorde Les Berges du Lac

    Hotel
    3.7/5 (250 Reviews)
    From $116 Per night per room
    For some tremendous views, check into this grand hotel that sits on the shores of the Lake of Tunis. It has 129 elegant rooms and suites, decorated in calming, muted tones, with many overlooking the glistening waters. The sweeping outdoor terrace is another great place to soak up the peaceful scenery. Take your relaxed state to the next level with a trip to the Nuxe Spa, with an excellent menu of treatments, a palatial indoor swimming pool, a gym and a hammam.
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    Palais Bayram

    Hotel
    4.2/5 (60 Reviews)
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    From $134 Per night per room
    The Palais Bayram is a rare hotel that sits inside a beautiful 18th-century building. It’s been carefully restored to highlight the palace’s original painted woodwork and coffered ceilings, shiny marble floors, earthenware pots and two discreet walled gardens. It lies in the oldest hub of the historic medina, a few steps from the Al-Zaytuna Mosque and the Kasbah Mosque. The rooms and suites are a photographer’s dream, with chandeliers, ornate plasterwork ceilings, lashings of gold leaf and four-poster beds making for a sumptuous scene.
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    This is an updated version of an article originally by Laura Pioli.

    These recommendations were updated on May 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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