Very beautiful place indeed. Palatial and ornate. Also very friendly and family-run.
This Riad is centuries old and you feel its history and depth the moment you walk in. The main rooms are very large and cozy. The rooftop terrace overlooks the Medina and is stunning.
The Riad itself is well into the Medina, so this is not really the place to stay if you're the typical Westerner looking for an easy ride on the tourist circuit. The great thing about the Medina in Tetouan, is that it is not wholly welcome to thoughtless tourism. It is quite real.
All that said, for a person with a gleam in their eyes, this is an amazing place to stay. I have never in my life been in such a majestic, and authentic, dwelling. We stayed three nights and we felt like royalty- but in a non-bourgeois way- if such a paradox can exist.
I give the Riad Dalia five solar systems!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dalia is a traditional arabic Hotel with 7 rooms. The restoration has preserved all of the House’s original spaces and details, most dating from the XIX century, while incorporating modern comforts in an unobtrusive way. Decor includes some superb artefacts, particularly from Tetuan, the rooms all look towards the interior. Each room has retained its distinctive height and proportions. Each is furnished with its own combination of antique furniture ... more less