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Location

Avenue Habib Bourguiba, La Marsa
Avenue Habib Bourguiba, La Marsa

Dar El Marsa: Your luxurious home-from-home in la Marsa



Don’t be fooled by the grandiose façade of Dar el Marsa. Despite the magnificent white colonial exterior and the effortlessly elegant style throughout the interior, this is a truly welcoming spot. The name does mean “El Marsa Home”, after all. Proudly bearing the title of Tunisia’s first boutique hotel, Dar el Marsa has set a high standard for all other hotels in the country. With every single room boasting an incredible view of the glittering Mediterranean, each guest has the unforgettable opportunity to wake up every morning with the sea stretching out beyond their toes. And then there’s the understated opulence of the décor, which seeps into every corner, creating an atmosphere of calm luxury.

Perhaps most enchanting about the Dar el Marsa, however, is the undeniable presence of warm, uniquely Tunisian hospitality that permeates every moment of your stay. A family establishment through and through, your hosts have carefully weaved elements of Tunisian culture into the modern appearance of their hotel, from the wool and silk handcrafted blankets on the beds to the sumptuous local fare in the restaurant. Perfectly located to explore the fascinating, beautiful la Marsa, this hotel is truly your home-from-home in Tunis and the ideal sanctuary from which to experience the local hospitality and charm.
Property Type
Boutique Hotel
Rooms: 29

What we liked the most

  • Selecting a book in the sunlit library and reclining on a stylish sofa to read it 
  • Tucking into a seasonal dish at the restaurant, with a 360 degree view of la Marsa 
  • Enjoying breakfast at a shaded table next to the pool on a sparkling morning 
  • Waking up to the breathtaking vista of the Med stretching out before you 
  • Spending an indulgent afternoon in the opulent hammam with its glittering walls and heady aromas 

Discover the rooms

The exceptional rooms at Dar el Marsa have been cleverly designed so that each one benefits from a soothing view over the azure waters of the Mediterranean. To complement this unforgettable scene, the rooms have soothing, neutral colour palettes highlighted by modern touches. The bathrooms are elegant and understated, with monochromatic colour schemes, large bathtubs and plenty of light. Every room also has a marvellous private terrace looking onto the ocean view, allowing you to take a tranquil moment at any time of the day.  

 

 

Point de Vue Mer
2 Guests
King Size Bed
Sea View

Equipped with both king size and twin beds, these rooms are decorated simply but with no detail left unattended. You’ll find sumptuous fabrics, touches of authentic local design and a neutral colour scheme in these perfectly lit rooms, as well as a chaise longue on which to recline and gaze at the view. In the bathroom, take a relaxing moment to unwind in the large bathtub before stepping onto your private terrace to watch the sunset over the sea. 

All rooms feature: Nespresso machine and capsules, mineral water and tea in all rooms/ Free express ironing service/ Free shoeshining service/ Air conditioning and heating / Terrace/ Mood lighting/ Wifi/ Flat-screen TV/ Radio/ Telephone/ iPhone dock / Large safe/ Dressing table/ Minibar/ Large bathtubs/ Bathrobes/ Toiletries/ Hairdryer/ Beauty mirror/ 24h room service/ Ironing board and trouser press 

With an unparalleled view stretching out from the patio doors, you can take in the beach, the Gammarth golf and the Zembra island with one sweeping glance. Step from your sumptuous king-size bed onto your private terrace and feel the gentle morning breeze ruffle your hair - the perfect way to wake up. In the bathroom, take a luxurious moment in the spacious bathtub to unwind after a long day. 

All rooms feature: Nespresso machine and capsules, mineral water and tea in all roomsFree express ironing service/ Free shoeshining service/ Air conditioning and heating / Terrace/ Mood lighting/ Wifi/ Flat-screen TV/ Radio/ Telephone/ iPhone dock / Large safe/ Dressing table/ Minibar/ Large bathtubs/ Bathrobes/ Toiletries/ Hairdryer/ Beauty mirror/ 24h room service/ Ironing board and trouser press 

You’ll find typical hand-blown glass ornaments, a modern leather suite and subtle touches of tradition and charm in the elegant living space of the Dar Suite. With two terraces, this suite benefits from ample space in which to contemplate the wondrous blue of the sea below, which can also be gazed at from the comfort of the bathtub. Drift into slumber in your wonderfully comfortable king-size bed after a fabulous evening exploring la Marsa. 

All rooms feature: Nespresso machine and capsules, mineral water and tea in all roomsFree express ironing service/ Free shoeshining service/ Air conditioning and heating / Terrace/ Mood lighting/ Wifi/ Flat-screen TV/ Radio/ Telephone/ iPhone dock / Large safe/ Dressing table/ Minibar/ Large bathtubs/ Bathrobes/ Toiletries/ Hairdryer/ Beauty mirror/ 24h room service/ Ironing board and trouser press 

Services and facilities

Services
  • Air conditioning
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing
  • Massage and wellness services
  • 24/7 reception
  • Room service

Facilities
  • Bar / café
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa facilities
  • Terrace

Taste the flavours

Restaurant 360

At the Dar el Marsa restaurant, the chef expertly blends local tradition with contemporary techniques and flavours. Heavily based on seasonal produce and with a seafood offering that depends on market offerings, you’ll find a new surprise every day, from baby squid and marinated sardines to mouth-wateringly tasty lamb and couscous. Linger over your meal in the panoramic rooftop setting, watching the sun dip quietly beyond the horizon as you tuck into a velvety crème brûlée for dessert.  

Breakfast at Dar el Marsa is a serious affair. Think platters of delicate pastries, multi-coloured arrays of seasonal fruits, from plump dates to juicy pomegranates, and eggs prepared any way you like them. Coffee, of course, is an integral part of the Tunisian way of life and you can inhale the aromatic scent of yours as you gaze out at the Med from the panoramic restaurant. Breakfast is served on the rooftop but can be enjoyed anywhere in the hotel, from your private terrace to a poolside table.  

Explore the location

La Marsa is a stunning Tunisian town and a melting pot of cultures, where bright white façades stand in contrast to the incredible blue of sky and sea. Discover beautiful palaces, tranquil parks and an array of bars and restaurants along the harbour. You can explore the ancient settlement of Carthage, located just 3km away or spend a day at the pristine beaches of La Marsa, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Med.  The hotel is easily reachable from Tunis Airport, just 11km away.  

 

Focus on sustainability

Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeable eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed

At Dar el Marsa, sustainability is seamlessly integrated into the everyday functioning of the hotel, from dual toilet flushes and energy saving bulbs to individual thermostats in all rooms. The building incorporates elements of sustainable architecture namely strong, durable insulation installed across all exterior walls and the roof.  

Your hosts at Dar el Marsa are equally dedicated to sustainable culture and promote their native town with a ferocious pride. Ready and waiting with plenty of suggestions to really get to know the surrounding area, the hotel also organises exhibitions of local artists and folk handicrafts.  

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