Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta (Hotel Review)

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Situated in the heart of the Tunisian Sahara palm oasis, Hotel Dar Hi Life is an eco-lodge designed as a relaxing place to retreat, recharge, and reconnect with your inner self. Spending a night at Hotel Dar Hi Life located in Nefta, Tunisia will feel like an overnight in a utopia in the middle of an oasis. Its pristine natural palm oasis environment offers the perfect getaway for solo travelers, couples and families.

Author’s Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. We do not receive any commission or benefit from Hotel Dar Hi Life for writing this review. This hotel review is written based on the author’s overnight experience at Hotel Dar Hi Life in October 2021.

Dar Hi Life - Panoramic View of Outdoor Premise and Surrounding Area
Panoramic View of Outdoor Premise and Surrounding Area

The Architecture

Dar Hi Life combines its minimalism approach to architecture with the surrounding natural ecological environment to create an invitation to relaxation and peace.

Dar Hi Life - Rooftop View
Rooftop View

Large glass windows are used to draw your attention to the outdoor scenery which beautifully overlooks a natural palm oasis.

Large window in room overlooking the oasis below
Large window in room overlooking the oasis below

There are sun lounging areas to soak in the Mediterranean sun. There are also plenty of communal space in indoor or shaded areas for those looking to avoid the sun.

Dar Hi Life - Indoor Lounge Area
Indoor Lounge Area

Their sustainable management style respects nature, and all of their furnishings are constructed with quality wood.

Dar Hi Life - Dining Area
Dining Area

The Thermal Pool

One of Dar Hi Life’s most unique feature is its outdoor thermal pool that is heated with natural hot springs from the Tunisian Sahara desert. This natural thermal pool is exclusive to hotel guests and is cleaned on a regular basis. You can fully immerse yourself into the thermal water for relaxation and its wellness and therapeutic benefits.

Dar Hi Outdoor Thermal Pool
Outdoor Thermal Pool

The Rooms

The 18 rooms in Hotel Dar Hi Life are designed with 4 concepts in mind. We would recommend staying in the rooms built as elevated individual house units which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding scenery. The room inside includes a glass window panel which overlooks into the palm oasis below. 

Dar Hi Life Room
Dar Hi Life Room

What To Do In Nefta?

The guesthouse reception can organize beautiful walks in the oasis or in the desert.

You can also visit the nearby Sahara city of Tozeur located about 30 minutes away by car. There are lots of family-fun activities in Tozeur such as ziplining, visiting a palm date museum, visiting a Sahara zoo, exploring the Chak Wak museum, and much more.

For Star Wars fans, you will not want to miss out on visiting the nearby Star Wars Film Locations including the Lars Homestead Exterior (Luke Skywalker igloo house), Mos Espa site, Ong Jamal, and the Sidi Bouhlel (Star Wars Canyon). All of these sites can be visited as a day excursion from Nefta. There are other Star Wars film locations located further in Matmata, Medenine and Djerba.

Lars Homestead Exterior In Nefta (aka Luke Skywalker's Igloo Home)
Lars Homestead Exterior In Nefta (aka Luke Skywalker’s Igloo Home)

Plan A Visit at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta

We highly recommend anyone visiting Southern Tunisia to spend the night at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta. Taking a dip in their natural thermal pool is an exceptional experience, but their natural surroundings is why you should stay with them.

If you are interested in visiting Tunisia, we have a team of Tunisia Travel Experts who are ready to help you plan your Tunisia trip. You can browse through some of our popular Tunisia tour packages that might already include a night in Nefta, or we can also fully customize your tour itinerary to include a stay at Hotel Dar Hi Life in Nefta.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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