Wish you had a your own private, stylish retreat—think Christian Liaigre meets Albert Pinto, mixing a minimalist and orientalist aesthetic—in Tangiers' heart? Then try Dar 23, it will comes as close as possible to that reality. Just off Petit Socco, this house offers two rooms for rent, each with their own bathrooms, on the upper floors of a classic medina house. Nomade, being just under the terrace from which there are gorgeous views of the medina and the Straights, is the most brightly lit. Ébène, just below, has a larger sitting area, and overlooks a cute lower terrace with potted plants, through which guests of Nomade go as they ascend to their room. Both rooms feature ample storage. The bottom floors of the house include a living room and a kitchen (not to be used by the guests). There is also a small alcove bedroom on the ground floor, but without a bathroom, and just a curtain for privacy, it is used mostly for children, or when people rent the entire place to themselves. Unfortunately, Peter the owner was traveling during our stay, and since most people praise his welcome, we were a bit disappointed, but the couple who keeps the place, Nedjat and Mohamed, took good care of us and answered all our questions. I appreciated that Mohamed went to meet one of us at the train station, which is quite far from the center and is the scene of petit-taxi mayhem when the train from Casa arrives. We felt safe at all hours in the medina, and appreciated that its cosmopolitan people are used to see foreigners. Actually, it is obvious that Tangiers is quickly regaining its rightful status as one of Morocco’s top destinations. A perfect base to explore a region rich in cultural sights and natural attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar23, an oasis, a home, is situated in the heart of the "Petit Socco", historic center of the International Zone flourished during the early 20th century in the old town of Tangier. A small house in traditional Andalusia architecture with modern comfort and with decoration in a unique mix of Oriental, African and Contemporary style. 3 bedrooms only, 2 double and a single, Moroccan in spirit with modern facilities. The tariff of the rooms include a welcome tea, a bottle of mineral water, Moroccan/Continental breakfast and wi-fi connection. ... more less