The real charme of Hammamet
The five- star La Badira, member of the Leading Hotels of theworld, retraces Hammamet’s century-old illustrious past, from Paul Klee’s voyage to Tunisia in 1914 up until the present day. The hotel recreates the atmosphere of early 20th century travel when the name of Hammamet became known internationally. A large community of foreigners, mainly European, settled in the small town and developed a real appreciation of the local architecture, interior decoration, and handicrafts. They were followed by dozens of artists, such as André Gide, Arletty, Oscarwilde, Jean Cocteau and Sophia Loren, who all came to Hammamet in search of the rare quality of its light. La Badira is a modern construction in a unique setting that captures the spirit of those days. The buildings and equipments are of exceptionally high quality, with 45m² rooms, all with a sea view, and 160m² suites, each with a fireplace and a private pool. A new and innovative take on Tunisian cuisine by renowned international chef Sebastien Bontour uses local products; the Themae SPA which offers natural tea-based treatments has been chosen as “Best Spa” by Elle magazine; top quality local handicrafts are available; and made-to-measure excursions and services all benefit from the latest technologies. La Badira has been designed to offer year-round living, both indoors and outdoors, providing guests with a sense of well-being throughout the day. Intimate areas have been created in and around the hotel with a library, an indoor chimney area, the La Badira cocktail bar, the terrace fireplace and lawns perfumed with jasmine, bitter orange trees and jasmine. Two boutiques, one dedicated to local handicrafts and the other to local produce, illustrate the authenticity and charm of Tunisia and the signature of La Badira and its partners guarantees the unequalled quality of the products they offer. Thus La Badira demonstrates its desire to be of service, proposing made-to-measure services from early morning to late at night. Like the travellers, writers and adventurers of the last century, guests feel at home and amongst friends. La Badira represents all the charm of yesteryear revisited with a modern approach, a place where regular visitors and new comers can mingle with simplicity, elegance and discretion.