Even if Tunisia is not the most friendliest destination for gay tourism, tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Hammamet.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Tunisia face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are illegal.
Hammamet is a town in Tunisia. Thanks to its beaches, it is a popular destination for swimming and water sports and is one of the primary tourist destinations in Tunisia. It is located in the south-eastern section of Cap Bon and is part of the Nabeul Governorate.
Top attractions to visit in Hammamet
Best tours in Hammamet
- Sahara Desert Safari with Overnight Camping from Hammamet or Sousse
- Private Day Tour Tunis Carthage Sidi Bou Said and Bardo Museum
- Excursion Zaghouan, Thuburbo Majus and Dougga
- Private Day Tour Dougga
- Tunis, Sidi Bousaid and Carthage day trip from Hammamet
1. Le Hammamet Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet
A 2-minute walk from the closest beach, this relaxed spa hotel is less than 1 km from Highway C28 and 4 km from the archaeological site of Pupput.
Airy, casual rooms offer balconies, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as mini fridges and desks.
Amenities include multiple dining options, as well as bars, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool and sundeck. There’s also a hot tub, a kids’ pool, a Finnish sauna and a spa. Massages are available.
See why so many travelers make Le Hammamet Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Hammamet. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Nearby landmarks such as Pupput Roman Site (2.1 mi) and Medina of Hammamet (2.1 mi) make Le Hammamet a great place to stay when visiting Hammamet.
Le Hammamet features room service. In addition, as a valued Le Hammamet guest, you can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
While staying in Hammamet, you can get some delicious tapas at New Style Restaurant Lounge, which is a short distance from Hotel Le Hammamet.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Kasbah of Hammamet.
At Le Hammamet Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Hammamet.
The room was a good size, nice a cool. The beds were fine. The bathroom was clean – only issue was it had a sliding door that wasn’t noise proof! The tiles in the room were a dark brownish colour, the tv was fine – the usual CNN. It was cleaned everyday.
The pool area was really big. There were pool games in the early morning but when we got to the pool at about 11/12ish it was finishing up, when we were there for all the games it was entertaining to watch. There was never a problem getting a sunbed at the pool. Had to pay for them, but it was only a euro or two. There was a beach bar/cafe, food was plain and service not v fast, but we were on holidays – so were totally relaxed and not phased at all.
The beach was a short 2 min walk down a lovely cool sheltered walkway – which was all trees and flowers. The beach is spotless and there’s a great beach cafe/bar. Nice for lunch and a cool drink. There were loads of beach chairs available under special wooden sheltered thingys – great for the heat! 30 degrees C! The guy at the beach and pool the first day was trying to get us to go on a different tours etc and so was some other guy on the beach which was annoying for the first hour – then they got the hint!
There are a good few watersports available also – good laugh!
The main town is 5 mins in a taxi – no problem getting a taxi outside the hotel. They are v cheap also. The main town has a market place – be prepared to be harrassed by the people there to buy all there goods! Great for haggling though.
We got a few tips from our travel rep of places to eat – worth doing as we had a couple of ‘not great’ places. But that’s part of a holiday – trying places etc.
It’s not a resort like anything you see in places like Spain etc. The streets are dusty, some buildings are old and crusty but it adds character to the place. Driving into the area, the first few drop off’s were at some brand new hotels – all of which looked fab! It was a totally new area. But further out than we were. There were a couple of bars (English and Irish tacky looking joints) nearish our hotel but we never went there. We were all about the early nights, relaxing by the pool and getting a nice bite to eat!
I would return there again, as a gay couple, we found no issues with 2 guys in a twin room etc. (We pushed the beds together at night and apart in the morning – didn’t want to cause a fuss just incase! – but that was us being paranoid) Having said that, we didn’t walk around hand-in-hand (as if we ever do lol) but I felt totally comfortable there.
Perhaps if I was going there again I might look into the new hotels, but for what we paid (€450 flights,accom,transfers each) it was great!
Nice big clean relaxing hotel – good memories of a great relaxing holiday.
How much does a room costs at Le Hammamet Hotel ?
Prices start 85 $/night for Double Room.
This apartment features a balcony, flat-screen TV and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – Le Hammamet Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet – you can find the best hotels deals in Hammamet during Hammamet International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hammamet on Expedia.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Iberostar Averroes 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet
Iberostar Averroes is a beachfront resort, located in Yasmine Hammamet on the Tunisian coast, 600 m from Carthage Land Hammamet. It offers a heated indoor and an outdoor pool and a spa with hammam, sauna and massage services.
Guests can enjoy gourmet local and international cuisines in the hotel’s restaurants.
Each guest room and suite at the Iberostar Averroes has a terrace or balcony and reversible air-conditioning. A drinks fridge can be provided in the rooms upon request and at an extra charge. WiFi access is available in the rooms, in main bar and in the reception.
Golf lovers will find 2 excellent golf courses just 10 km from the Iberostar Averroes.
The Iberostar Averroes hotel is located on a large and wide sand beach and just a short walk from the centre of Yasmine-Hammamet. The complex features elegant Mediterranean architecture with touches of the local region and offers its guests a total of 266 rooms. Of note among its facilities and services are its outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and its spa with a wet area, massages, and treatments. If you’re a sports lover, this is your best option as the hotel features an outdoor sports area, tennis court, water sports in summer, fitness room, and a golf course nearby.
The hotel facilities: beautifully kept, palm trees and well maintained lawns, a beautiful spacious building in Tunisian style. The bar area is comfortable, the staff is attentive and polite. The pools are also good, always clean and plenty of sun beds. Towels for the beach can be hired for a 20 dinar deposit and changed a frequently as required. The sandy beach is beautiful and part of the hotel gardens. Waiters will bring drinks to the beach. The sea was clear and beautiful to swim in.
The rooms: spacious and clean, very comfortable beds, the hair dryer isn’t great. Next time I will bring my own.
The food: buffet style, we ate outside for every meal. The waiters are hard working and keep everything tidy. The food is lovely, something for every taste, from Tunisian to pizza and chips and everything in between. Drinks are local spirits, but a perfectly nice gin and tonic.
. Beach is big enough so you can enjoy your holiday and mostly your privacy.
Rooms are huge with very comfortable beds and pillows. If you stay in a room with sea view you will enjoy amazing sunrise. But if you want a really quiet place, ask for a room on the back.
Food is tasty and you can try all kind of Tunisian dishes. I just loved the relaxing massage – 45 mins of full pleasure.
Extremely rare you can face such a great and friendly people. If there is any problem, they are ready to do everything to fix it. Staff is wonderful – always with smile and ready to help.
The hotel is spotless, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. We had a lovely room with a view of the pool and sea. There is a large swimming pool with plenty of sun beds on the lawn area, and you can get one anytime you go out to the pool area. The Beach is at the other side of the hedge from the swimming pool area which is easily accessible.
The catering staff are excellent and have to cater for all the different nationalities in the hotel. There is a wide variety of foods, and there are chefs show cooking everyday, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had the same table every day and our waiter always had our drinks on the table for us.
Many thanks go to the entertainment/animation team who work hard every day at organization activities and also responsibile for the night time entertainment. There are various activities such as streaching, french bowls, darts, zumba etc. The staff invite you to take part if you so wish. They are extremely friendly and take time to talk to you. And I could not leave without mentioning Vicky. She is one amazing person, the bell of the ball.
Just opposite the hotel is a fixed price shop called Sunflower with a wide variety of items for sale at a reasonable price. You can bourse around it at your leisure without any hassle. Five minutes walk away is a large department store called Joys which is well with a visit. It is situated beside the Medina. Fifteen minutes walk away is the Marina. There is a variety of smaller shops on the way to the Marina, but you will constantly hear,”looky, looky, come into my shop and make me happy”. We just walked into some of them and quickly walked out again. If there is something you really want, you can bargain and get a really good price, especially leather products, as they are really keen to sell to you.
We had a great holiday at Averroes hotel and would highly recommend it to everybody. Hopefully sometime in the future we will be back to this amazing hotel.
How much does a room costs at Iberostar Averroes ?
Prices start 65 $/night for Double Room with Garden View. The Double Room with Sea View is 75$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This apartment features a balcony, flat-screen TV and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – Iberostar Averroes – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet – you can find the best hotels deals in Hammamet during Hammamet International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hammamet on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. La Badira – Adult Only 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet
Offering 3 outdoor pools and a private beach access, La Badira – Adult Only is located in Hammamet. Free WiFi access is available.
Each room here will provide you with a TV, satellite channels, air conditioning and a terrace. They include a minibar and a safety deposit box. Private bathroom also comes with bathrobes. You can enjoy sea view and pool view from the room from the balcony.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning at Zahilah restaurant. Guests can enjoy local cuisine at the Adra restaurant.
Other facilities offered at the property include Spa and wellness center using Clarins products, meeting facilities, an indoor pool, a yoga and fitness centre, a tour desk and luggage storage.
La Badira, member of the Leading Hotels of the World, recounts Hammamet’s illustrious past, since Paul Klee’s trip to Tunisia in 1914, followed by dozens of artists, such as André Gide, Arletty, Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau and Sophia Loren. All came to Hammamet in search of the rare quality of its light. La Badira has 130 suites of 45m² to 160m2, five restaurants combining tradition and innovation, and the only Spa by CLARINS in the country.
Intimate spaces have been created in and around the hotel with a library, an indoor fireplace, La Badira cocktail bar, and jasmine and bitter orange scented lawns. The shop, dedicated to local craftsmanship, illustrates the authenticity and charm of Tunisia. Like travelers, writers and adventurers of the last century, guests feel at home and with friends. La Badira represents all the charm of yesteryear revisited with a modern approach, a place where regular visitors and newcomers can mingle with simplicity, elegance and discretion.
La Badira had no children, everyone was so amazing on the staff, the food was truly great (though more expensive than outside) and getting a drink wasn’t an adventure in finding out if the bartender knew had to mix a couple ingredients together.
The rooms had lovely views of the ocean, the outdoor swimming pool was beautiful and the indoor/outdoor combined pool was a nice treat when the weather wasn’t great. Breakfast was healthy and yummy with fresh donuts being made and lots of fruit. The beach on site was beautiful and the bathrooms were clean and comfortable.
– Adults only 🙂 (very peaceful) Beautiful resort with private beach
– Super clean and nicely decorated rooms and spacious (we had a Yasmine Room)
– Classy, posh feel to the hotel, hotel grounds are lovely!
– Spa facilities and Gym were great (free use of steam room, spa pool and gym)
– Close to Hammamet medina (Yellow taxi approx £2 one way which the hotel can call for you)
– Staff (especially at breakfast) are super friendly and welcoming
– Great breakfast buffet
Beautiful hotel in Hammamet! Staff are friendly, informative and very polite. Rooms are clean and to a high standard. The pool is lovely and the beach is right next to the pool which is fantastic. Breakfast is great.
The only downside to the hotel is the cost. Everything is the same as London prices which is unfortunate considering that it is in Tunisia.
The resort itself is very well maintained and clean. It is also very quiet so you can really unwind and relax. The resort’s private beach is very nice too. The water is crystal clear and the beach is very clean too (although if it is windy, it can become covered in sea weed etc).
The hotel has several pools. The infinity pool was very cold (20 degrees) so it would be great if this could be warmer. There was an indoor pool that was heated so this made up for it. The indoor pool also extends outside so you get the best of both there.
The hotel has a gym but equipment is a little limited. There are 2 weights machines, various cardio machines and some weights (4kg to 14kg). It would be great to see some more weight machines.
The hotel restaurants are extremely fancy but the menu was not quite to our taste. There’s a handful of mains for example and it is things like octopus, duck etc. The food was top quality and had great service but we would have loved more basic and cheaper options like burgers, half chicken with rice etc. We ended up ordering room service a couple of nights as a result.
The hotel is close to the town centre. It costs around 7DT to get there. Yasmine Hammamet seems a more lively and touristy place, you can get a cab there for around 13DT.
Overall, I would highly recommend staying here. The resort is as stunning as the pictures. The hotel lobby and rooms are beautiful. The staff are very attentive and helpful. They also speak very good english.
How much does a room costs at La Badira – Adult Only ?
Prices start 644 $/night for Legend Suite Ground Floor.
This apartment features a balcony, flat-screen TV and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – La Badira – Adult Only – Gay Friendly Hotels Hammamet – you can find the best hotels deals in Hammamet during Hammamet International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hammamet on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.