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Rue Mendes France
Tel: 216 71 733 433
Crowning a hilltop that overlooks the magnificent Bay of Tunis, the ten-suite Villa Didon is one of the most striking and successful new works of architecture anywhere in the Mediterranean. Beyond its in-your-face good looks, what seduces are the little things, like a nosegay of jasmine on your pillow at night, a whirlpool tub in the middle of the open-plan marble-floored room, and two sets of electric window shadesblackout and opaque. Big draws include Alain Ducasse's Spoon Tunis, the country's hottest restaurant; a fabulous basement steam-bath complex; and some of the most omigod views you've ever seen from a hotel room. Alas, there's no pool, but the hotel has arranged swimming privileges at the chicest beach club in Tunis.
When to go: May, June, September, and October.
Which room to book: Those on the second floor have the most sweeping views
24-hour Room Service,
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