Steeped in Mediterranean culture, yet rich in the mysteries of North Africa, a trip to the exotic and cosmopolitan city of Tripoli demands the very best in five-star hotel luxury. Situated at the heart of the city, where a thriving 21st century business district coexists with a unique array of medieval attractions, Corinthia Hotel Tripoli is the most luxurious hotel in a destination known throughout the world as the Jewel of the East.
Located in Corinthia Tripoli’s landmark golden-hued towers, each of our luxurious bedrooms benefits from panoramas of either the bustling city or along the Mediterranean coast, which lies just 100 metres from the hotel. Bathed in natural light, each of our spacious rooms has been created to cater for business and leisure guests alike, offering a haven of tranquillity after a busy day. And, with a range of enticing dining options, there is something to suit every palette.
From a variety of cuisines on offer at La Valette, to passion-filled Italian dishes at Venezia Restaurant to the melting pot of traditional Moroccan design, music and cuisine that is Fes Restaurant, guests can embark on a culinary journey with Corinthia Tripoli. For more casual dining, enjoy a light snack or cool drink at the Tripoli Café. East meets West in perfect harmony at our Athenaeum Spa complex, where traditional Turkish baths and state-of-the-art Finnish saunas invite you to relax and reinvigorate in luxury surroundings. Our heated outdoor and indoor pools, plus Jacuzzi, offer a top-to-toe sensory experience in a truly peaceful environment.
Guests can enjoy tailor-made spa and beauty treatments at the hands of our dedicated and highly skilled therapists in the comfort of our private cabins. Fitness-conscious guests can get their hearts racing in our state-of-the-art fitness centre and even improve technique with a private personal training session.
On the northwest tip of the African continent and almost entirely surrounded by desert, yet on the edge of the Mediterranean sea, Tripoli is an oasis of mystery waiting to be discovered. This diverse city offers a glimpse into a vast concentration of history and cultures, almost untouched by the modern world. Cocooned within the old walled city, narrow alleys lead to bustling ‘souks’, or markets, in the old Medina. Every turn offers a glimpse of an architectural history as varied as the many rulers who laid claim to this north-African gem.
From the archaeological wonders in the Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, to the Al Nagha and Ahmed Pash mosques, there is an adventure awaiting every visitor in this extraordinary city. For many Western guests, the narrow white-washed streets of the walled Medina are themselves a main attraction. Crammed with elaborate mosques such as the Gurgi and the Karamanli, and dotted with the traditional dwellings - many with internal courtyards - that date back to the Ottoman period, the ancient city will draw you back time and again. The gargantuan and imposing Marble Arch dedicated to Emperor Marcus Aurelius offers visitors a final trace of Libya’s Roman period. While, constructed over many centuries, and complete with harem, mosque and myriad courtyards, it is the city’s so-called Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) that truly brings the past to life. This fabulous citadel, which houses the important Jamahiriya Museum, was once the home of the Ottomans and the Knights of St. John and remains the single most important historical landmark in Tripoli.
The nightclub scene is still undeveloped in Tripoli, but late-night restaurants, buzzing tearooms, and the chance to sample a traditional nargileh or water pipe offer their own compensations to travellers looking for an authentic North African experience. After sunset, the busiest part of the town is the Medina, where locals flock to the numerous street cafes to drink either ‘mocktails’ or a traditional ink-black tea served with mint or peanuts. The most common way to get around Tripoli is via a yellow and white “shared” taxi; which can be picked up at a bus stop just as long as you aren’t afraid to shout out your destination as the driver slows down. Private taxis are black and white and can be flagged down in most areas of the city.