Tunisia Hotels and Accommodation
(Tunisia, TN, North Africa)
Many visitors to Tunisia opt to stay in resort hotels. Visitors looking for something a little different in the way of accommodation can now also enjoy a stay in a 'dar', a relatively new addition on the Tunisian lodging scene. These boutique-style hotels are usually found within large houses that have been specially converted.
Mid-range and budget hotels are also widely available, together with a number of hostels and camping sites. Self-catering cottages, apartments and privately rented villas are usually available in coastal areas of Tunisia. These offer greater flexibility, particularly if you are planning to spend longer periods here.
The cost of accommodation in Tunisia tends to be higher during the tourist season, particularly in July and August.
Where to Stay
There are several five-star hotels to choose from in the capital, Tunis, including La Maison Blanche - overlooking the Bay of Tunis, as well as the Hotel Africa, and the Sheraton Tunis Hotel and Towers. In the heart of the city, there are also a good number of smaller hotels and similar lodging options, which offer a good base from which to explore Tunis. They range from those that are modern in style to those that offer more in the way of character and a homely feel.
Tunisia's most popular tourist destinations provide an excellent range of accommodation, with something to suit most budgets and requirements. Popular places to stay outside Tunis include Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir, Djerba, Kairouan and Sfax, to name but a few. Your choice of destination in Tunisia really does depend on the type of holiday you have in mind. Some places, like Djerba, offer the opportunity to enjoy more of a relaxed holiday on the coast. Coastal towns, such as Sousse and Monastir, boast great beaches, whilst Hammamet is ideal if you need more in the way of nightlife.
Tunisia has relatively few official campsites. In recent years, though, these have started to grow in number. In addition to these, some hotels offer camping facilities within the hotel grounds. Worth noting, it is forbidden to camp on any of Tunisia's beaches.
Independent travellers looking for budget accommodation can choose from around 30 hostels located all over Tunisia. A small number of these hostels are managed by the Tunisian Youth Hostel Association.