Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts Unveils The Residence Douz

Posted in News on 1 October, 2023

The Luxury Hospitality Brand’s New All-Villa Oasis Provides a Gateway to the Tunisian Sahara.

Opening its doors in October 2023, The Residence Douz is Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts’ first desert resort and the brand’s second opening in Tunisia. Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, surrounded by glistening golden sands and swaying palms, the serene retreat comprises of 50 elegant villas, two gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins, all set within 14 hectares of rolling dunes.

Reception Hotel Residence Douz Tunisia

Lobby Lounge and Talis Restaurant

Located in southern Tunisia, the luxury resort provides an otherworldly escape for travellers seeking a oasis of comfort and seclusion. Set within an intimate palm grove, the encampment seamlessly combines modern luxuries with timeless elegance, inviting guests to dream peacefully under a sky full of stars and disconnect from the outside world. Referencing local design and aesthetics, villas and communal areas incorporate artwork from emerging Tunisian painters and sculptors, hand-woven carpets and private terraces. Take a dip in the expansive pool before whiling away the afternoon on plush sun loungers, with refreshing beverages and sumptuous snacks served poolside to quench appetites.

Above and below: Royal Oasis Villa

The Residence Douz follows in the footsteps of The Residence Tunis, which opened in 1996 and remains a firm favourite amongst luxury travellers visiting the north of the country. Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts want to continue investing in this cultural destination and is delighted to now provide travellers with two unique offerings, allowing guests to travel from the coast to the desert with ease and uncover the many treasures of Tunisia.

Above and below: Sahara Prestige Villa

About The Residence Douz
Set in southern Tunisia, The Residence Douz is Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts’ first desert resort and marks the brand’s second opening in Tunisia. Boasting 50 elegant villas, 2 gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins, the luxury resort is surrounded by 14 hectares of golden dunes and swaying palms. Referencing local design and aesthetics, interiors incorporate artwork from Tunisian artists and sculptors, while suites feature hand-woven carpets and native textiles. Perfectly positioned to explore the country’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the concierge can arrange a variety of excursions from day trips to the village of Matmata, a small Berber town where some residents still live in traditional troglodyte structures, to luxury camping experiences and visits to Tamerza to experience its mesmerising mountainscape. The resort’s two restaurants showcase Arabic and Mediterranean flavours, and dishes incorporate local ingredients grown at the on-site Earth Basket. Workshops are on offer at the Mud House, a cultural hub that teaches ancient crafts and traditional Tunisian practices, and The Spa by Clarins features a large hammam, 8 treatment rooms, 2 scrub rooms, an indoor pool, traditional Moorish Baths and an opulent lounge. For younger guests, the kid’s club is complete with an observatory for stargazing, child-friendly pool and playrooms.


About Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts
The hospitality arm of Bonvests Holdings Limited, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. From exotic beach destinations for The Residence by Cenizaro properties in Mauritius, the Maldives, Tunis, Zanzibar, and Indonesia, to enchanting cultural havens with Morocco’s first boutique riad hotel, La Maison Arabe, Marrakech and the charmingly intimate Riad Elegancia, Marrakech, to city properties with the Sheraton Towers Singapore and Four Points by Sheraton Perth; each hotel reflects a distinct individual personality and sense of place. Dedicated to providing enriching experiences, Cenizaro’s commitment to excellence is evident across every element of its business, from exceptional hospitality products to intuitive and personalised services.

About The Residence by Cenizaro
The Residence by Cenizaro properties are located in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, each with a stunning beach setting. The portfolio is inspired by its mission to enrich every guest experience and create a relaxing environment that reflects the destination. Each resort strives to create long lasting memories, from the food to the wellness offering, to the commitment to the local communities in each destination. Launching the first property in 1996, The Residence Tunis, the established hospitality brand followed with The Residence Mauritius, The Residence Zanzibar, The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi, The Residence Bintan and finally The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah in 2019. Further expansion is planned with two hotels in Tunisia, The Medina of Tunis and Djerba Island – alongside Ubud, Bali and Mapur, Riau Islands in Indonesia.

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