During my visit to Tunisia I enjoyed a lovely stay at the Four Seasons, a five-star hotel in the seaside town of Gammarth just outside of Tunis.
A Short But Sweet Stay At Four Seasons Tunis
I chose the Four Seasons because there is not a single Hyatt property in Tunisia and because the hotel looked spectacular based upon the pictures on its website, location, and feedback from Award Expert clients who have stayed there.
Tunis offers affordable luxury – a room at the Four Seasons runs $250. Yes, I could have reviewed the Sheraton Tunis for half the price, but I thought this was a relatively small splurge for what looked to be a big upgrade. The hotel is running a third night free promotion right now, which would have been an even better deal if I had the time.
I was upgraded to a room with a view of the Mediterranean Sea and loved how spacious my accommodations were and how plush the bed was as I sat up at night and worked.
I enjoyed a culinary feast in The Creek, the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant, that combined elements of Tunisian, French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine. The lamb was so tasty. Seriously, this was a better meal than Na-Oh.
Breakfast in Azur was also a treat, with delicious baked goods and a tasty omelet and falafel.
The indoor and outdoor pool are beautiful and the hotel has direct access to the beach.
A 24/7 fitness center provided the perfect antidote to jet lag (I worked out at 4:30am after working most of the night, so that I could sleep on the flight home and never really deviate from California time) and also availed myself to the whirlpool and sauna in the wellness area. There was even a Hammam.
I think Four Season hotels are generally difficult to justify in the USA – they are often so much more expensive for amenities that are only marginally better. But overseas, that is a different story and I loved the Four Seasons Tunis…my only regret was that I could not stay longer.
I’ll be launching an Air Canada trip report later this week, but when that is done I will publish a trip report covering my Tunisia trip and will include a much more detailed review of this hotel.