Escape to the traditional Tunisian guest house Dar Zargouni, a sanctuary of opulence and authentic charm
Situated in the southwest of Tunisia, the Dar Zargouni Nefta is perched on a sand dune overlooking the magnificent “Corbeille de Nefta” palm oasis.
A feeling of authenticity reigns at the Dar Zargouni Nefta; where the decor is laced with warm hints of palm wood, colours reflecting the Tunisian landscape and traditional brickwork. Over one hundred date palms span the grounds in the garden. The celestial beauty glimmers among the lush vegetation and sparkling central fountain and on the terrace, a sparkling infinity pool offers a sweeping view over the oasis. The guest house incorporates four suites arranged around two tranquil patios and several living areas. Throughout the space, you’ll find characterful curated details from the stone kitchen sink crafted by local artisans to the antique radio that reminds your host of his childhood.
You are welcome to the Dar Zargouni Nefta to indulge in a unique, luxurious experience, soothed by the tranquil expanse.
What we liked the most
- Contemplating the breathtaking Corbeille de Nefta from the azure swimming pool
- Strolling the peaceful grounds replete with the date and banana palms, the air laced with the scent of orange and lemon trees.
- Savouring a refreshing drink while enjoying a BBQ at the terrace bar
- Bathing in the magnificent sunken bath in the “Mille et Une Nuits Suite”, surrounded by flower petals
- Reading a book by the fire in the winter lounge
At Dar Zargouni Nefta, each of the four independent suites is a sanctuary of solace and majesty. Arranged around the two peaceful patios, each of the rooms showcases the work of local artisans and reflects the aesthetic of the surrounding landscape.
The suites are all ensuite and equipped with air conditioning and WiFi.
A magnificent suite that blends traditional decor with modern luxury. Woven rugs cover the floor and touches of palm wood bring warmth to the whole space. Wake up to a stunning view of the palm oasis from the terrace and let the scent of the plants and flowers revive you. The fabulous ensuite features a vast sunken Roman bath as well as a shower and double sink.
With traditional tile floors and rustic decorative touches, the bright Sahara suite comprises two separate sleeping areas: one with a double bed and the other with two singles. Ideal for families, the patio doors give onto the patio where guests can enjoy a moment of calm at any time of the day.
Decorated in natural tones and traditional fabrics, this spacious suite gives onto the second patio and the living room. Drift off to sleep in your comfortable bed with sheets in the softest fabrics and awake with the morning light. The elegant bathroom has a bathtub and double sink, ideal for a moment of pampering.
The romantic Rose de Sable suite welcomes you with a sumptuous bed whose crisp white sheets stand out against the rich palm wood frame. The bathroom with its spacious shower is the perfect place to refresh after a day of exploring the villa’s surroundings and the suite gives onto the tranquil second patio.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Lunch and dinner are prepared in the villa’s open kitchen and served in the beautiful dining room or on the terrace, Focusing on the rich offerings of the region, the cuisine at Dar Zargouni is inspired by the organic market traditions of southern Tunisia. Blending creativity and simplicity, every day you can enjoy a new menu composed of traditional regional specialities, refined to highlight the best of the nation’s fare. Feast on a sumptuous tagine or savour a delicious merguez sausage grilled at the poolside BBQ.
Breakfast at Dar Zargouni is a nutritious feast of local aromas and flavours. It is composed of a typical Tunisian array of bread with butter, honey and date jam, yoghurt and seasonal organic fruits, accompanied by tea, freshly brewed coffee and just-squeezed orange juice. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace or, for an opulent start to the day, in your suite.
Focus on sustainability
Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeable eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed.
Dar Zargouni feels like an extension of the surrounding Corbeille of Nefta
- The guesthouse floor plan preserved by the traditional architecture combining interior patios and rooms, to allow smooth circulation of air and naturally temper the atmosphere.
- Dar Zargouni is built using local material such as palm wood and traditional brickwork, or stonework by local artisans
- You will enjoy Dar Zargouni's garden with over one hundred date palms and Oasis fruit trees. as well as cuisine inspired by the organic market traditions of southern Tunisia.
Explore the location
Dar Zargouni is located on the outskirts of the small ancient town of Nefta overlooking the oasis the “Corbeille de Nefta”. Explore the intrigue and charm of the old town, characterized by ornamental brickwork and ancient Islamic shrines. Enjoy the surrounding sand dunes and salt lakes of Chott El Gharse and Chott el Jerid.
You could also venture further afield to the small city of Tozeur, a 25km drive away, where there is also an international airport.