NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE MEDINA OF TUNIS, DAR BEN GACEM IS A GUEST HOUSE WHOSE CHARM IS MATCHED ONLY BY ITS HOSPITALITY. A JEWEL FULL OF HISTORY!Photo credits: Dar Ben Gacem
Dar Ben-Gacem is a home 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. Leïla Ben Gacem has succeeded in creating a true collaborative project and in inspiring a real entrepreneurial dynamic for these crafts, long forgotten. By working alongside local artisans and Medina’s smal businesses, she strives to create shared economy through our guesthouse to expand our positive community impact.
In addition to her engagement in the development of Tunisian know-how, Leïla Ben Gacem is now actively involved in the Medina’s life by creating co-working spaces, founding the Medina newspaper, helping to digitize the Rachida’s musical archives, or by helping to rehabilitate the traditional handcrafts of “balgha” and “chechia”.
A strong and voluntary woman who aspired to revive architectural and artistic heritage as well as to diversify the use of space and enable its continuity.
Dar Ben Gacem is also a real showcase of alluring Tunisia with its magnificent patio and its seven refinley decorated suites. Dressed in white and green, the guest house is the spot for relaxation and total disconnection.
If you do not visit it, do get “Dar Ben-Gacem: The Story” book, written in Arabic and English, that shares its history and the project of its restoration and conversion into a hotel. 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.
Dar Ben-Gacem isn’t merely a Guesthouse, but the testimony of this dream and a belief in the “Tunisian story”.