A Guide to The Roof

Welcome to The Roof by Barefoot in Tunis

We are so glad you came to Tunis Village. Now let’s get down to business: kick off your shoes (the place is called Barefoot after all), make yourself a tea and relax.

We are very happy that you have decided to book with us and hope you’ll have a great stay here at Barefoot in Tunis. Below are some information to help you during your stay with us.


The Roof will be ready any time after 2pm.

Please do let us know around what time you will arrive. A short message does the job.

How to find us?

When coming to Barefoot in Tunis using Google Maps, please DO NOT use Barefoot in Tunis as your location! Use Fayoum Pottery School instead.

Disclaimer: The location is correct, but Google will send you to the wrong side.

At the Pottery School: Keep the school to your right and continue straight. About 200 meters after the school you’ll see a little alley to your right. Take it (and yes, a car fits easily in it). There is also a small sign saying “Barefoot in Tunis”.
The alley takes a right turn. The last gate at the end of the alley is Barefoot in Tunis.
It’s about 600 meters from the Fayoum Pottery School to Barefoot in Tunis.

Taking care of The Roof

  • Please do not smoke inside the rooms!!
  • Do your dishes
  • Take the garbage down befre you leave. You can put in the large wooden bin right next to the gate
  • Please always close the main gate after you
  • Please do not leave the AC running when you are not in the room.
  • Be nice to other guests at Barefoot in Tunis and keep the noise down after 10 pm
  • If you bring a furry friend, please read this: Dog Etiquette
  • Enjoy your stay!

How The Roof takes care of you

  • The kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare yourelf a meal. Please help yourself with coffee/ Tea, Sugar etc.
  • the soap in the bathroom is organic and proudly made in Egypt
  • You can pick your fresh tea right from our garden. We’ve made you a list of fruits and herbs that grow in our garden and how to use them.
  • Your room is equipped with a heating and cooling Air-condition.


Check-out is at 11am.

If you want a later check out, please let us know before hand! Sometimes we have the time. In that case a late check out until 1 pm is free … But please don’t forget to let us know, otherwise we will have to consider it a late check-out and late check-out fees apply.

Our latest check-out is at 6 pm for an additional fee of 30€/ 1000 EGP for the whole group.

Before you leave

  • empty the fridge
  • empty the garbage bins. You can put the garbage in the large wooden box next to the entry gate
  • leave the keys in the door of your room

Good to know

  • Feel free to use the fireplace on the roof. Just make sure to never leave the fire unattended and to put it out properly. You’ll find wood right below it
  • Unfortunately, we do not have Wifi yet. The cables are there, but we are not yet connected. Bear with us please…
  • A tok tok ride inside the village costs around 20 – 30 EGP
  • There are only three properly functioning ATMs in town. You’ll find one at the entry of Kom El Dikka Lodge, the other one on is at Palm Shadow Corner at the third one is on the main village road, opposite of the school
  • During rain and heavy storms, the power will cut. Sorry for that, but this is Egyptian village life. We put some candles in the room for this case

Things not to miss, when visiting Tunis Village!

  • Have a coffee and cake at Ibis Restaurant and read the afternoon away in their little library
  • Visit the Carricature Museum. Its collection dates back into the 60s
  • Walk through the fields surrounding Tunis Village
  • Take a pottery class at the Fayoum Pottery School. For reservations, call +2010 0138 8018
  • Visit the north side of the lake
  • A sunset at the Magic Lake
  • A shop called “To a Skylark”. Mohamed has an eye for detail. His perfectly curated shop combines local craftsmanship with a unique and modern design
  • We’ve made you a list of other things worth doing …

Best food in town

It is always recommended to call ahead and reserve a table…just to make sure to get a spot.

Almost all restaurants in town do deliver, if you ask them to.

  • Kom El Dikka Restaurant (last order 20:30)
  • Sit el Beit (Mob: 0112 592 0199) for a fresh and hot Feteer delivered to you in the morning call them a day before
  • Fish at Ras El Helal Camp at the Magic Lake (Mob: 0100 777 9152)
  • Sobek, Tzila and Olive Tree Lodge are your closest options for something to eat. All three are located just around the corned of Barefoot in Tunis, next to the Pottery School

Ibis Restaurant and Cooking School is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Their food is always fresh and the place is super cozy.

For those super hot days: they have an indoor area with AC

It is always recommended to reserve a table. Call them up via: 0106 090 6048

Have a dinner with a stunning view onto Lake Qaroun.

Book your table via Instagram @Lacmoeris

Pamper yourself

We want you to relax here at Barefoot in Tunis … so we got your back.

Leticia our local professional therapist comes right to you. She offers a range of services, but we highly recommend her massage sessions and hot stone therapy.

1h Massage 750 EGP

1h Hot Stone Therapy 950 EGP

Call Leticia to book your session: 0109 945 0285

Touring Tunis Village and surroundings

Driver from and to Cairo

Depending on your location one way costs between 1000 EGP and 1500 EGP

Yasser: 0106 145 3360

Mustafa 0100 137 7391

Safari Drivers

a day trip costs around 1700 EGP per car; excluding the entry to the Protected Area. A car can take up to 4 persons.

  • Osam: 0122 531 2659
  • Etman: 0100 133 3781
  • Yasser: 0106 145 3360

A great way to get around the village and close by villages, is by using a tok tok. They also deliver groceries to you, if needed.

  • Tok Tok Drivers
    Saber: 0101 591 3035
    Saad: 0101 003 6481

THE best Tour Guide in town is by far

  • Mahmoud Kamel: 0106 145 4263; You also find him on Instagram: @fayoumer
  • If you are into Bird Watching try:
    Ahmed Mansour: 0100 377 9542

Groceries and Essentials

  • Kushk (small shop)
    • Call one of the tok tok drivers, if you are too lazy to move. All of the drivers have a small shop and deliver for a small fee, or pass by the pharmacy for you.
  • Alcohol: There is no shop selling alcohol, but the following restaurants serve local alcohol
    • Byoum Restaurant
    • Lazib Inn