Nestled in an alleyway in the Nabeul medina, Dar El Gaïed El Maâmouri offers a unique experience in a historic house brought up to date. Here, art, contemporary craftsmanship and ancestral know-how merge together in the most harmonious combination. Another art is added to the mix: hospitality.

Six suites, a loft-penthouse with private terrace and jacuzzi and a duplex are spread around an infinity pool and various gardens and patios. These create a perfect setting for a timeless stay, at the sole rhythm of the sound of fountains and birds. Dar El Gaied is a garden house where the sweetness captures the guests’ hearts upon arrival.

A HISTORIC HOUSE

Delightfully and passionately restored by the owners of the premises – the happy descendants of notables from the region – Dar El Gaïed’s aura lives in harmony with time. Modern and authentic, it combines modern materials with traditional Tunisian items and designer furniture. The patchwork of magnificent old Nabeul earthenware and lace-worked stucco accentuate the lights and shades in the architecture of the building and the arrangement of the plants.

The harmony emerging from the house shrouds it with a unique character. Time becomes irrelevant here.

It gracefully flows to revitalise the guests strolling in the garden paths. They bask in reading and listening to the lapping of the trickling waters of the fountains.

Dar El Gaied is a house where nothing is trivial. The private collection of handmade ceramics belonging to the former mistress of the place, the outstanding library of the city’s Grand Caid and former owner of the palace all add to the greatness of the House. From the memories of the house’s former owners arise projects; pottery workshops and a private museum of the history of the Tunisian independence mouvement.