The Residence Tunis 5* by Cenizaro

Irina Boukadida
Tunisia Destination Manager | mainland, Djerba island
Conference facilities|Golf course|Luxury hotel|Thalasso center|
Meals: BB|Half board|

Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts

Cenizaro Hotel & Resorts is a leading international property and hospitality company with independent luxury hotel properties in Mauritius, Maldives, Tunisia, Zanzibar and Bintan. The Singapore international group The Residence, which is part of Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts, launched its first property in 1996 in Tunis – The Residence Tunis 5*.

The design of The Residence Tunis 5* has been entrusted to the leader in the field of hotel design since 1965 – HBA (Hirsh Bedner Associates).

The Hotel

The hotel is deservedly rated as #1 in the ReviewPro rating of the Top 25 hotels in Tunisia for 2020. The Residence Tunis 5* also has a Travelers’ Choice Award for 2023 from the world’s largest travel guidance platform TripAdvisor. The hotel is situated in the prestigious suburbs of the capital.

There is a well-equipped beach on the 1st coastline, a thalasso center with a wide range of services and divided areas (for men and women), several restaurants which have become famous all over the country thanks to their skillful chefs (many Tunis residents come to the hotel especially to have dinner); one of the restaurants is the first Chinese restaurant in Tunisia. Moreover, there are 9 conference rooms that can accommodate up to 500 people, and a prestigious Golf Course.


  • Resort: Gammarth
  • Airport: Tunis-Carthage – 15 km, Enfidha – 128 km, Monastir – 183 km
  • Distance: to the city center – 15 km, to Carthage – 5 km


There are 161 rooms in total among which standard rooms and suites are distinguished. Moreover, there are 2 bars and 6 restaurants, 4 swimming pools (2 outdoor pools, one of which is heated in winter and is one of the largest in the country with the total area of 1,500 sq m, children’s pool, and an indoor seawater pool), a mini club and children’s playground, a well-equipped fitness room, the SPA & Thalasso ($, access is reserved for guests aged 15 years and over), a golf course ($), 9 conference rooms ($), 2 tennis courts, a souvenir shop.


The hotel is located on the 1st coastline and features a wide sandy gently sloping beach which is not quite typical of the luxury hotels of the resort. Sun loungers, mattresses, beach and pool umbrellas and beach towels are provided free of charge.

Golf course

3 km away from the main building of the hotel there is the 18-hole Residence Golf Course which is a modern complex with an impressive range of facilities, and the Golf Academy de Gammarth.

The Residence Golf Course offers rental equipment, a room for year-round storage of clients’ equipment, a golf equipment shop, as well as a lounge area, a restaurant serving international cuisine, and a conference room. The Academy offers programmes for golfers of all levels under the guidance of highly qualified professional instructors.

Bars & Restaurants

There are 6 restaurants in the hotel. Buffet style service is provided in the restaurant L’Olivier that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. A la carte restaurants include the Chinese restaurant Li Bai, the Tunisian El Dar, lounge restaurants Le Salon, Zembra, Zembretta, and the Clubhouse restaurant by the Golf Course.

There is also a lounge area in the hotel where guests can act out their culinary phantasies with personal menus, thematic decorations and music.

SPA / Thalasso

The hotel boasts one of the best wellness centers in Tunisia of 3,500 sq m in total, which consists of The Spa & Thalasso. There are 18 treatment rooms, two patios for relaxation between treatments, a seawater swimming pool with hydro massage areas, an oriental hammam, and a sauna. Access is reserved for guests aged 15 years and over.


There are 170 rooms in total located in the main building equipped with an elevator. The rooms have sea, hotel territory or garden views.

There are 4 Room Types: Garden View Room, Sea View Room, Suite Pool View, Suite Sea View.

The basic equipment of a room = the equipment of a Garden View Room:

  • 39 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 2+1;
  • garden view;
  • bedroom with a king size bed;
  • terrace;
  • dressing room;
  • air conditioning;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • TV;
  • bath and a shower;
  • bathrobes and slippers;
  • kettle and a capsule coffee machine;
  • tea/ coffee kit;
  • hairdryer;
  • safe;
  • mini bar (empty);
  • toiletries, daily replenished;
  • bottled water;
  • daily housekeeping & turndown service
  • room-service ($)

In addition to the basic equipment Sea View Room features:

  • 39 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 2+1;
  • sea view

In addition to the basic equipment Suite Pool View features:

  • 91 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 2+1;
  • pool view;
  • large living room;
  • dining area;
  • guest toilet

In addition to the basic equipment Suite Sea View features:

  • 91 sq m;
  • maximum occupancy: 2+1;
  • panoramic sea view;
  • large living room;
  • dining area;
  • guest toilet

Additional Information

Changes of the List and Terms of Provided Services

In Tunisian hotels the Open Space service (serving the clients outdoors) is usually provided from 01/06 till 30/09. The actual schedule correlates with weather conditions.

The mandatory air conditioning period in Tunisia lasts from 15/06 to 15/09.

The hotel reserves the right to change the list and terms of provided services before the start of the season, and even during the season, in accordance with current circumstances if these circumstances don’t affect the conditions of tourists’ stay significantly.

Tourist Tax

According to the law of the Tunisian Republic which came into force on December 8, 2017, tourists traveling to Tunisia must pay a hotel tax on arrival to the hotel.

The tax is 3 TND per person per night in four- and five-star hotels, 2 TND per person per night in three-star hotels, and 1 TND per person per night in two-star hotels.

The maximum number of nights the tax can be charged is seven, so customers staying longer than seven nights will only be charged for the first seven nights of their stay. If tourists stay in a hotel for less than a week, they pay only for the actual number of nights.

Children under 12 are exempt from paying the tax. If a child turns 12 in the first week of a hotel stay, from that moment the tax is charged for the number of nights remaining till the end of that week.


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