This was my first trip to Tunisia (Canadian temporarily living in Paris). I spent 4 days (maybe too short) with Belinda who showed me many of the wonders of this location. At the Menzel I marvelled at the beautiful combination of colors, textures and all the fine details that Belinda used when she restored this home to create such an enchanting place to stay. Belinda is the most creative person I know so believe me every small detail is a pleasure!! I loved the privacy that each room provided so that you could envision sharing this unit with another family or friends if you wanted to go with a larger party. The other aspect is that you can achieve the best personal combination of your own meal preparation or having someone cook in for you or go out. We spent most afternoons at the beach (short drive) which were truly restorative. The beach was incredibly clean and the water so warm!!! I noticed a couple of windsurfers and kiters, so you could add in your water adventures if you are inclined. Of course the photos of the camels were a hit back home... It was really hot while we were there but we ventured to the souk which was both interesting and rewarding (found a few small treasures)!! Each late afternoon we had a cocktail in the shade / dusk at the menzel listening to the sounds in the neighborhood (prayers?? or call to prayer?) That was another first for me. Thanks a ton Belinda for this wonderfully restorative vacation experience!!! I will definitely be back !!! .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Safran would like to invite you experience a taste of Tunisia's rich history and romance. We offer sophisticated accommodation; a fusion of local ambiance, combined with personal service for the most discerning guests. Our international team has restored several historic Menzels, carefully maintaining their heritage and authenticity.A Menzel is a traditional Arab home consisting of living quarters surrounding a central, communal courtyard. These unique properties are situated in the village of Erriadh, in the old Jewish quarter.Each home offers double bedroom with en suite bathrooms, modern, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor loungers, private courtyards and pools. Experience the rich, understated elegance of Safran. ... more less