The Boutique Vibe

Location

Tamezret, Tunisia

Rustic Boutique Hotel in Scenic, Peaceful Location in Southern Tunisia.



Inspired by Berber traditions and desert landscapes, Dar Ayed Tamezret is a unique boutique hotel in southern Tunisia. A tranquil place overlooking the village where you can completely escape from the modern world. It’s low-rise in stature, authentic and stylish in design, with interiors abundant with flourishes of color - brimming with local crafts and textiles typical of the region. As you enter the hotel grounds, you’re greeted with exposed sandstone walls and a set of arched wooden doorways decorated with religious and spiritual symbols.

Outdoors, a crystalline swimming pool invites you for a cooling dip and hammocks sway in the gentle breeze tempting you to simply relax and unwind. The interior of the hotel is equally as appealing. Lobby spaces are adorned with painted ceramics, hand-drawn sketches, lanterns, and plump cushions woven in rich reds and ochres and guest accommodations ooze deluxe, rustic charm. Tasty local Berber cuisine is served in the atmospheric restaurant or outside on the tiled terrace overlooking Tamezret village. On some evenings folk musicians perform for guests in traditional Tunisian dress. Leisurely days can be spent roaming labyrinth village streets, exploring museums, or hiking to beauty spots for the best views. The hotel takes care of all the little details for you, offering excursions and entertainment such as cultural trips, village walking tours, and movie nights.
Property Type
Guesthouse
Rooms: 7

What we liked the most

 

  • Peaceful, rural location close to Tamezret village within a few minutes’ walk of the Berber Museum
  • Enjoy incredible sunset views over lunar-style landscapes from the pool and terrace
  • Sample delicious, traditional Berber cuisine served indoors or alfresco on the terrace
  • Opportunity to explore a tranquil, lesser-known region of southern Tunisia
  • Crystalline outdoor swimming pool and indoor jacuzzi for relaxation after sightseeing

Discover the rooms

Using the colors of sand, natural stone, and desert landscapes, the owners have created delightful, 7 welcoming, spacious rooms, bringing the outdoors, inside. The accommodations are spacious, rustic, yet elegant in design, atmospheric with exposed stone walls, comfortable sofas draped with Berber woven textiles, and plump cushions. Small tables with stools allow for drinking tea and snacks and original artworks, signature hand-crafted chairs, and unusual lighting adds ambiance and a sense of traditionality to each room.

Deluxe Room
2 guests & 1 child
Soundproofing

Decorated in traditional rustic Berber style with delightful attention to detail, this room boasts a double bed, exposed stone walls, air conditioning, soundproofing, and a balcony with superb vistas of the sprawling landscape. These rooms have en-suite facilities and feature beautiful Tunisian artwork, ceramics, and signature furnishings.

Deluxe Rooms also feature:

A double bed, air conditioning, free toiletries, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing area, soundproofing. WIFI is avaialable on public spaces only.

Spacious rooms to sleep 4 with double and twin beds. They feature exposed stone walls, air conditioning, thick blackout drapes, and warm colors for a relaxing stay. The little touches for which Dar Ayed is famous include hand-crafted tables and stools, Berber textiles, and local artwork, making this a superb option for a relaxing, authentic family stay.

Suites also feature:

One Double and two twin beds, air conditioning, heating, free toiletries, en-suite bathroom with rainforest showerhead, hairdryer and infant beds on request, mountain views.WIFI is avaialable on public spaces only

Light and airy with splashes of color, this white-washed chalet is ideal for families, couples traveling together, or friends. It’s spacious with private facilities, offers incredible views of the countryside from a balcony, and is decorated with local artwork and stunning Berber textiles.

Two-Bedroom Chalet also features:

1 x bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 x bedroom with a double bed and 2 sofa beds in lounge, balcony, free toiletries and en-suite facilities, bath or shower, dressing room, air conditioning, soundproofing, wardrobe, private entrance, great views. WIFI is avaialable on public spaces only

Services and facilities

Services
  • 24/7 reception
  • Baby cots
  • Luggage storage
  • High Speed Wi-Fi

Facilities
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Bar / café
  • Family rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Parking
  • Patio

Taste the flavours

Traditional Berber cuisine

Cuisine in Dar Ayed is typical of the region with mouth-watering flatbreads, filling stews, tagines, and vegetables chargrilled or cooked inside ceramic pots. Guests are regularly entertained by local folk musicians dressed in traditional costumes. Alternatively, enjoy intimate dining beneath the stars on the outside terrace.

Enjoy scrumptious Berber-style breakfasts on the terrace

Breakfast is a unique experience at Dar Ayed Tamezret. Beautifully tiled tables on the terrace are decorated with hand-painted ceramics and fresh from the kitchen, the staff serves baked goods, cheeses, eggs, olives, tea, and coffee, giving plenty of sustenance to see guests through a busy day of hiking or cultural touring.

Explore the location

Tucked away in southeast Tunisia, Dar Ayed Tamezret is within a few minutes’ walk of the Berber Museum and within a short walk of the pretty village of Tamezret. Labyrinth alleyways are ripe for exploration, adorned with ceramic pots blooming with colorful geraniums and walls draped in pink bougainvillea. The old watchtower offers incredible views and it’s possible to sample fine.
Outside the village, explore the unique troglodyte architecture and Star Wars filming locations of Matmata 11 kilometers away and hike the lunar landscapes to gain outstanding photo opportunities.

 

 

Focus on sustainability



Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

  • At Dar Ayed, guest are offered to experience the surrounding and learn about local culture
  • The guesthouse runs on an eco-friendly philosophy be it the building using local material, and architecture inspired with traditional techniques, water, and energy-saving mechanisms…
  • Local culture is part of the hotel’s experience with the handcraft pieces designing the interior, the dining offer that uses only local products used for the delicious regional meals