Tunis Travel Guide
Whether you're in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, for business or pleasure, a common high-end choice of hotel is the Abou Nawas Tunis Hotel, overlooking Lake Tunis. It's a 5-star right in the center with a presidential suite and 10 "ministerial" suites if you're not quite at presidential standard; it also has an impressive swimming pool. A very impressive swimming pool, if this recent reviewer comment is anything to go by:
Wading into the rooftop pool was like sliding between silk sheets - no nasty systemic overload or meltdown due to abrupt temperature change, just pure bliss. It's the only pool I've ever been in where I have not only cooled down and felt refreshed paddling around but not had to spend the first few moments frantically recovering from the shock of cold water colliding with overheated flesh.
Most other visitors agree the room rates are relatively high for Tunis, but that most of them time you get what you've paid for. One recent guest complained that a whole host of maids and miscellaneous employees appeared outside their room at tip-giving time, but otherwise service appears to be friendly, if running a little on laidback "Tunisian time". If you don't want to traipse through the streets to eat, there are 4 restaurants and 3 bars on site, so you shouldn't go wanting. And there's always that luxurious swimming pool to end the day in.
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