- Posted: 9 April, 2018
- Category: Africa
Tunisia, The Four Seasons and i.
Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. Invited by the one and only new opened Four Seasons Tunis, I went on my first-time visit to Tunisia for 3 nights.
3 nights was good enough for Tunis, the capital. But definitely not enough to explore and see all over Tunisia.
Myself, I flew on Qatar Airways from Kuwait through Doha. I always prefer to stick with the airlines that gives me the best miles & services regardless of the transits. I collect miles with One World Miles Program.
Tunisia, The Four Seasons and i.
As I always say, first impressions and especially service always matter especially in the hotel and hospitality industry. One of the reasons I almost say never to an invite from the Four Seasons is exactly this; it never disappoints. Literally.
Tunisia was on my list for a long time, but I wanted to do it right; when the opportunity came with the newly opened Four Seasons (3 months now – March 2018) I just knew it was time.
My stay there was for three nights, and I managed to experience the restaurants available in the hotel, the spa, the fitness center and obviously the beautiful suite I stayed in. @FSTunis thank you for this opportunity!
Language Spoken in Tunis
Tunisian (a mixture of arabic french italian), Arabic, English, French
As a Kuwait National, I did not need visa to enter Tunis. My friend and production manager (Hi Kyle) was with me on this trip, and he did not need visa too! He holds a European Passport from the Netherlands.
We were welcomed by a Four Season representative holding a Four Seasons sign. I loved the privacy they gave by not putting my name, rather, they put their resort name to guide me to them. Many resorts or hotels also do the same, which I always prefer over writing my own name. But again, thats a personal preference.
The Four Seasons Tunis is located in Ghammarth, which is an area known for the vibrancy of its night life and closeness to most important towns and villages in Tunis.
From there, spots like Carthage, Sidi Bou Saeed, La Goulette and La Medina, some important know towns in Tunisia were accessible by car.
- Sidi Bou Saeed
- La Goulette
- La Medina (lunch at la medina in
Generally and during my short stay at the Four Seasons Tunis, all I saw were endless smiles, welcomes and friendly attitude all around. The staff spoke different languages amongst which spoke Arabic, English and French.
We were greeted by the amazing Emira, Social Media Manager at the FS Tunis, whom successfully made us feel extremely special. We have also met during our stay the Sales Manager, PR manager, and the GM of the FS Tunis through out our stay; each and every one of them was very welcoming and friendly.
I also managed to experience room service which was slow, so if you plan on ordering anything from room service, keep this in mind so that it comes when you need it. That said, everything else was still great even with room service staff. They serviced my room twice a day, and every time I’m back to the room i find little treats and macaroons waiting for me.
I said this before, I say it a lot and I will say it again, what leaves an excellent impression on me is ALWAYS the service. For that, I consider Four Seasons amongst my top 3 hotels around the world only because of their undeniably great service. As always, i’ve seen the same level of service in Tunisia as well.
There were different types of rooms in the Four Seasons Tunis. Mine, was the Four Seasons Suite. It had a living area with a sofa, a round table and a big balcony accessed by the bedroom and the living room. TV, Coffee station, tea amenities, fridge, mini bar and great design. The bedroom had the comfiest bed, another tv and as I said an access to the balcony. There was also a walk-in closet, an amazing floor-heated bathroom. It was cold when I visited, so that bit made a huge difference.
I got the chance to also see the Presidential Suite – whole 5th floor! fits 3 couples (or 6 people). It’s just INSANE. The rooms, the pool, the living rooms, the outdoors, the privacy. I could live here. You can find a story highlight on my hotels instagram account @hello965hotels if you wanna see it.
We’ve also checked the Mediterranean Suite, which had its own pool as well, great spaces and amazing design. If I had the chance to go again with my family, or staying with 3 people or more, this suite will be my choice.
Finally, the Classic Room which is the basic room was great as well! Its so comfortable, cosy, had a sofa as well, tv, coffee machine, tea amenities and so on.
- Spa (AH-MAZING.) I highly recommend you to try their spa/ and spend some time in the jacuzzi and sauna. Near the spa there’s also an in-doors pool.
- Fitness Center. I worked out when I stayed there, the gym is accessed by your room key so its available 24/7!
- 2 Restaurants which we tried, and loved both!
- Outdoors Pool
- Outdoors restaurant/Bar (when I visited it was still under construction and I heard it will be ready and operating by May)
The Four Season Experience
The team at the four seasons planned for us to see the highlights in Tunis, since our stay was short. They organized our itinerary, an excellent local guide who spoke different language, and a car with a driver. They were also open to know if we had specific places in mind to visit, whether or not we wanted to see museums, open spaces, and so on. I liked that they paid attention to every detail.
En route to some of those places, the guide made sure I experience some of the local food.
Food I tried (try them all and more!!!):
- Moroccan tea
- Moroccan Aseeda dessert
Places I’ve experienced:
- Carthage & La Goulette
- Sidi Bou Saieed & La Medina
- An amazing Restaurant in La Medina called Fondouk El Attarine
In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum.
There’s much more, just make sure you contact the team at the FS to plan your experience for you!
Finally, and with all honesty, i highly recommend a stay at the Four Seasons Tunisia, and highly recommend Tunisia as a destination to visit. It’s lovely! xo