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Dar Ben Gacem
Dar Ben Gacem

OUR SERVICES

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WHO WE ARE

Dar Ben-Gacem is a home which was built in the 17th century and restored into a 7-room guesthouse. It’s not just a little hotel in the Medina of Tunis, but rather a story of commitment and positivity inspired by Tunisia’s rich cultural history. The project’s larger mission is to help preserve and revitalise Tunisia’s cultural heritage. By working alongside local artisans and Medina's small businesses, we strive to create shared economy through our guesthouse to expand our positive community impact. By staying at Dar Ben Gacem, you’re supporting a social enterprise, which reinvests all of its generated profits in the restoration of homes in the Medina or initiatives that improve the socio-urban experience in the oldest part of Tunis. The project aspires to revive architectural and artistic heritage as well as to diversify the use of space and enable its continuity.

 


OUR STORY

“Dar Ben-Gacem: The Story” is a book written in Arabic and English, to honour our Dar and to share its history and the project of its restoration and conversion into a hotel. The book is the result of a year of research of the history of Dar Ben-Gacem. It also depicts the dream that had been followed for close to 10 years and finally came true in 2013 when we started welcoming visitors from all nationalities and cultures. Dar Ben-Gacem isn’t merely a Guesthouse, but the testimony of this dream and a belief in the “Tunisian story”. We invite you to share this dream by reading our book. All generated income from sales of the book will be used to buy and plant Bougainvillea trees and/or repaint city walls in the Medina of Tunis. You can find our book at Diwan Library, 9 Rue Sidi Ben Arous, or at Dar Ben Gacem. If you can't make it to Tunis we would be delighted to deliver the book to wherever you are for an additional shipment fee. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Paypal. For more information contact us info@darbengacem.com .

OUR SERVICES

THE HOTEL’S BASIC SERVICES

It’s our passion, at Dar Ben Gacem, to make you feel at home! Just let us know how and we will gladly do our best.

Rooms

Rooms

We have suites & double rooms. Each room is unique, fully furnished and decorated with Tunisian arts and crafts. Our rooms were restored to facilitate all necessary utilities, hence making your stay as comfortable as possible. To check room information and availability, please click on BOOK NOW. If you have a special request, such as an event, reunion or gathering please send an email to info@darbengacem.com.

Breakfast Lunch or Dinner

Breakfast Lunch or Dinner

Amel, the smiling star of our kitchen, prepares incredible and fresh home-made Tunisian food. If you feel like eating at home, please let us know well ahead of time and if you have any food preferences.


Transport

Transport

We provide a hotel transfer service between Dar Ben Gacem and Tunis Airport upon request at an additional cost. For us to make the arrangements, please send us your flight details and arrival time well ahead to book a taxi for you at info@darbengacem.com


Tours

Tours

Dar Ben Gacem is located at the heart of the ancient city of Tunis, the Medina. There is a lot to see and discover within walking distance from the hotel, so if you’d like to wander on your own, feel free to ask our staff for one of our maps or advice or check out the “Discover Tunis” section of our website for a list of nearby activities.


Corporate event

Corporate event

Dar Ben-Gacem can cater to most corporate events, from small presentations to business meetings with break-out rooms in a unique environment full of Tunisian heritage. We collaborate with partners and colleagues to provide the space, tables, projectors and screens, WIFI access, food and beverages whilst letting you focus on the business at hand. Highly professional staff, who are dedicated to providing high standards and invaluable assistance, are available to assist guests in any aspect of organisation, event planning, and catering. Send your special corporate request to info@darbengacem.com for specific needs.


Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Our unique hotel and its historic location offer a beautiful backdrop for an unforgettable honeymoon. Special arrangements can be made such as candlelit dinners, small parties (up to 20), as well as rooms which are prepared especially for you with flowers and delicious Tunisian pastries.


WIFI

WIFI

Free of cost and available all over the house.


Laundry

Laundry

We offer laundry service upon request.


Our activities

ACTIVITIES & INITIATIVES WE SUPPORT

Journal de la Medina is a participatory newspaper published by and for the inhabitants of the Medina and welcomes you to share your stories related to the Medina. Read Journal de la Medina here

Doolesha is a small collective project, consisting mainly of architects, which aims to share a personal view of the Medina by exploring its hidden sides. Their tours blend stories, old and new, with architecture, artisanal crafts, and the Medina’s current daily life. For more information contact them via facebook

We support different festivals in the Medina, which provides an opportunity for us to collaborate with civil society and help promote the Medina

We are helping to digitalise the archives of “Rachidia”, an association for the preservation of Tunisian Andalousi music.

We support “The Association for the Protection of the Medina of Tunis” by selling books they’ve published. Buy one to help generate funds for their urban projects!

Journal de la Medina is a participatory newspaper published by and for the inhabitants of the Medina and welcomes you to share your stories related to the Medina. Read Journal de la Medina here

Doolesha is a small collective project, consisting mainly of architects, which aims to share a personal view of the Medina by exploring its hidden sides. Their tours blend stories, old and new, with architecture, artisanal crafts, and the Medina’s current daily life. For more information contact them via facebook

We support different festivals in the Medina, which provides an opportunity for us to collaborate with civil society and help promote the Medina

We are helping to digitalise the archives of “Rachidia”, an association for the preservation of Tunisian Andalousi music.

We support “The Association for the Protection of the Medina of Tunis” by selling books they’ve published. Buy one to help generate funds for their urban projects!

DISCOVER TUNIS

Here's a few things things the city has to offer, within meters of our door!

SOUKS

The souk, or open air market, is the workplace for hundreds of vendors offering everything from beautiful handmade leather goods to delectable pastries.

CENTRE VILLE

Inspired by the Champs Elysees, Avenue Habib Bourguiba is the heart of Centre Ville. Lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, it begins just beyond Bab Bhar and ends with the impressive clock tower. Also be sure to check out the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul cathedral and the Municipal Theatre which are located across the street from each other on Avenue Bouguiba and within walking distance from Dar Ben Gacem. Visit the theater’s website to see what’s playing tonight! 

 

NORTHEN TUNIS

If you're interested in a half day tour : Visit Carthage & Sidi Bou Said and make sure to indulge in a Bambalouni.

WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN/CHECK OUT?

Check in starts at 1:00 pm. Check out is noon. Plus, we offer 24/7 reception service.

DO YOU ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION?

Yes, we can arrange airport pick ups and drop offs for a fee of 20 TD. We can also arrange rental car services with or without a driver.

IS BREAKFAST INCLUDED?

Yes, and what’s more is when and where you eat breakfast is up to you! There are many light filled spaces to choose from, from the comfort of your room to the roof terrace overlooking the Medina.

IF I RENT A CAR, CAN I PARK IT NEARBY?

While parking in the Medina itself is limited, Dar Ben Gacem is very close to the Kasbah where there is a large public parking area.

IS THERE FREE WIFI?

Yes. At Dar Ben Gacem we know how important it is to stay connected while traveling and are happy to offer wifi to our guests. The password will be provided upon check in.

HOW CAN I PAY?

In addition to cash, we accept Visa and Mastercard. Unfortunately, American Express is not accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our guests.

CAN I BOOK ROOMS FOR A PARTY OR EVENT?

Dar Ben Gacem is an ideal location for offsite meetings family reunions and various gatherings. You may book the house in its entirety with its 7 rooms and we can arrange our common areas, meals for parties and gatherings for a maximum of 15 people.

CAN YOU HELP ME ORGANISE TOURISTIC TOURS DURING MY STAY?

Yes! We can help organise tours of the Medina as well as help you plan where to go next! Our 24/7 reception desk will be happy to offer any advice on getting around the Medina if you prefer exploring on your own.

DO YOU PROVIDE MEALS AT DAR BEN GACEM?

We only offer breakfast but upon request we offer homemade meals prepared by our chef, Amel. To allow enough time for shopping and cooking, let us know the preceding day.

IS THERE LAUNDRY SERVICE AVAILABLE?

Don’t worry about washing your underwear in the sink, we offer laundry services for a small fee to all of our guests. So go ahead, pack light!

Contact


DAR BEN GACEM
38, Rue du Pacha, 1006 Tunis La Medina -  Tunisia
Phone: +216 71 563 742
Fax: +216 71 563 724
Email: Info@darbengacem.com