Reading/tea areaHouse entrance on a calm old town street.
Dar Ben Gacem
Hosted by Leila
Leila is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
3 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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We restored a 17th century home into a 7 room guest house where we love to welcome guests. We are at the heart of old Tunis -Medina- walking distance from many historical sites, restaurants, cafes and craft shops.

The space

Our home was built in the 17th century, which we bought and restored. Restoration work took 3 years, and we just terminated in August of 2013. We are passionate about heritage revival, and hence we kept all ancient poles, tiles and ceiling craftsmanship. All furniture is either vintage or handcrafted by Tunisian artisans and artists coming from all over the country.

We are strategically located in the old 'medina' of Tunis surrounded by museums, art galleries, medrassas and souks. As soon as you leave our home, you can wonder around in the little paths where each turn hides a secret from history.

We are social entrepreneurs; as we want to encourage tourism with a socio-economic edge by creating opportunities for micro and small businesses based in the medina; artisans, traders, tour guides, and chefs (mothers) that mastered their 'cuisine' by cooking for their families...

Our home is a great escape for those that want to enjoy the Tunisian lifestyle with a touch of luxury. The house is calm, with a great roof terrace that overlooks the whole city and plenty of reading/writing spaces.

If you want to discover all of Tunisia, we could also arrange tours/cars/recommend sites upon request...

Guest access

We provide breakfast to our guests and we have wifi access almost all over the home.
Upon request and at an additional fee, we could organise transportation and meals at home.

Interaction with guests

We interact with our guests to ensure they got what they needed for their trip and could share with them a meal or a tour.

Other things to note

Upon request we could organise travel around the country or tour guides.

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Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $98 NZD / night
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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Bassel User Profile
November 2016
Lovely experience in the heart of the medina!

Adam User Profile
November 2016
An incredible, authentic experience in the heart of the medina. Arriving in a daze of jetlag and the confusion of navigating the maze of the medina, I entered a Dar Ben Gacem to find a beautiful central courtyard, restored 17th century guest room, and friendly staff making me feel at home. Many thanks to Leila and her team. This is a gem of a place.

Imaan User Profile
September 2016
Leila is the most sociable, helpful host there is, and we were treated as family by her and the staff at her charming Dar ben Gacem. We stayed there during eid el adha (the major Muslim feast) when almost everything in the city was shut down, but they all went out of their way to make it a pleasant and memorable experience for us despite our badly timed visit. Stay here if you want to experience personalized service and hospitality at its best, coupled of course with the delightful ambience of old times Tunis.

Amani User Profile
July 2016
The host canceled this reservation 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Charles User Profile
February 2016
The listing description was very accurate. We were aware of the location of this listing and it is in the Medina area. While obviously not accessible by car it is not too far into the Medina so as to be hard to access and cheap, secure parking is available within 10 min walk.

Vanessa User Profile
February 2015
The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Trey User Profile
February 2015
Great place with beautiful rooms, rooftop, and very attentive staff. Highly recommended.

Gouvernorat de Tunis, TunisiaJoined in July 2013
Leila User Profile

Love people & heritage; passionate about the magic that links them together to improve livelihoods!

Languages: English, Français, العربية
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Response time: within a few hours

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