At the end of the day, Sfax is a cultural place, so it’s only fitting that the hotels should reflect that trait. And they definitely do! Here we’ve whittled all of Sfax’s hotels down to the ten that best reflect the local heritage, style and substance.
The Golden Tulip is home to some of Sfax’s best brunches, and is easily Sfax’s leading hotel. It may be modern and popular, but it also represents the native culture. Situated within the heart of the city, a bustling industrial center, each room remains a tranquil haven. The Golden Tulip stands out because it harmoniously combines contemporary styles with tradition via three exciting restaurant/bars and stylish meeting rooms.
Hotel Thyna’s recent refurbishment has paid off, as their decor has really experienced an uplift in recent months. It’s a respectable cost for the generous quality (two nights is €5, or about $56 US for a 4-bed suite), and with this price you get a large en-suite, living room, cozy beds and even a terrace overlooking Sfax’s thriving city center. Make sure you use your stay here to get to grips with the gorgeous North African delicacies that burst with flavor – special mention goes to the chocolate pastries! An all-round clean, pleasant offering close to the main epicenter of tourism.
The physical geography behind Hotel Naher El Founoun means visitors have the perfect chance to enjoy both the facilities directly offered and Sfax’s cultural center. With city views from your room, you’ll also have an en-suite, breakfast provided, a la carte evening dining, room service, concierge and maids who are thoroughly attentive. It’s just five miles from Thyma Airport, making it ideal for travelers, whether for pleasure or business.
A stunning hotel that embodies glamour, Les Oliviers is not one to miss off. Especially recommendable for honeymooners or other forms of romantic getaways, it provides sophisticated restaurants and has 137 bedrooms, each individually kitted out with en-suites, mini-bars and large, comfortable beds. It’s relatively small compared to others in the area, but this means the intimacy is heightened, and you receive a truly unbeatable personal experience.
With easy access to the amenities most associated with Sfax, Borj Dhiafa is also a stylish, slick place to stay, whatever your reason for coming to Sfax. Its decor speaks for itself, while the two a la carte restaurants do little to disprove the theory that Borj Dhiafa is splendid. You’re going to have to reserve in advance, as it’s bound to get a little busy.
A great base from which to explore the vibrant cultural center called Sfax, Hotel Mercure is affordable but doesn’t scrimp on quality. You’re not far from major attractions such as Hammam Sultan or Dar Jellouli Museum – but if you’ll actually make it to them is another story, as Hotel Mercure has plenty of its own facilities specifically for your usage. The pool and mini-bar are tried-and-tested top methods of refueling after a busy day, and while the rooms are simple, they still bring charm and comfort in bucket-loads.
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Donia Hotel is easily recommendable, and it’s clear to see why. There’s an all-round relaxation, including in the bar, which, despite being a bar that can get kind of busy, is still chilled-out. It’s traditionally Tunisian, so yes, it’s popular with tourists, but remains unspoiled and in short distance of central Sfax and all its historical sites. The staff are friendly and it’s worth mentioning that the beds are super comfy.
This 4-star property has elegant and stylish written all over it. Not literally, of course, because that would somewhat spoil the carefully-crafted decor that Sangho Le Syphax clearly prides itself on. Suitable for families thanks to its children-specific pool, it also has rarer hotel options such as a hair salon and meeting rooms, plus both international and local cuisines between the restaurant and bar, breakfast options and the statistical advantage of a flawless geographic location.
While not the most expensive hotel Sfax has to offer, Grand Hotel Kerkennah still makes for a great place to stay, particularly if you’re more of a casual type. Lined with attractive palm trees, the hotel specializes in simple interiors, but the quality is still there. Staff easily accommodate to queries, but you shouldn’t find any qualms with the rooms or service. Oh, and the pool is pretty good – not too big, not too small, great for practicing those lengths then sprawling on a sun-bed – the best form of recuperation.
Alexandre Hotel is close to Sfax’s large, popular Taieb Mhiri Stadium, but don’t let the fact that you’re likely to overhear an energetic soccer match put you off. Alexandre Hotel is arguably sculpted with business people in mind, as its entire center is dedicated to business. But if you’re just seeking some R&R with definitely no paperwork in mind, then you’ll still be taken care of. Room service, dry cleaning and laundry, satellite TV, a restaurant and bar are all in close proximity for you to enjoy every minute of your stay.