We were arriving on the bullet train from Casablanca so I emailed Dar Jameel and Tal responded that he would arrange for a taxi to pick us up at the train station. I cannot emphasize how good it felt to be met at the train station by a smiling face and taken straight to the front door of the riad - which is in a quiet part of the old medina and might be difficult to find on your own if you are new to Tangier like we were. (After a day in Tangier we could find Dar Jameel easily because it is right near the Hotel Continental.) The last thing I wanted to do after being on a plane all night and then navigating the train stations was to haggle with a taxi driver in a language I do not speak. We even caught an earlier train and Tal was still able to have a taxi meet us - the response time to my emails was excellent. Everyone we encountered at Dar Jameel was friendly and eager to help - from housekeeping to the folks who served breakfast to the front desk. There are admittedly a lot of stairs but there was always someone there to help us with our luggage. The guys at the front desk were very helpful with restaurant recommendations and assisting us with taking the ferry to Tarifa. Breakfast was substantial (best mint tea of our trip) and varied. There are two lovely terraces to lounge on - one outside and one inside and covered. There are a/c units in the room which helped dry out the air as it was 99% humidity when we were there. All in all a delightful stay and thank you to everyone who works at Dar Jameel that made our trip so memorable. I would highly recommend.…
I took the Bergache room (see my photos) on the ground floor and the staff brought my breakfast tray to my room on the ground floor as I could not climb up 3 flights to the terrace! Excellent abundant breakfast with homemade jams. Comfortable bed. Delightful manager Abed was kind and helpful, as was Zack. English owned. My room was rather dark due to a broken bulb? Chilly in winter but there was an efficient heater and constant hot water. Excellent shower. Stayed 1 week. Highly recommended. Hard to find! Abed helped me with my luggage.
We loved the beauty of Dar Jameel. It's located through a door in a small alley in the midst of the medina. Once inside, you are surrounded by beautiful tilework and lovely rooms. We stayed for one night in August, and although the weather was warm, the small A/C unit in the room kept us comfortable. Note that it did drip some water, so we were happy we hadn't put any clothing right underneath it. Breakfast was served a little later than most places we've stayed, about 8:30 AM; since we had an early tour scheduled, we only had time to quickly grab something. Just be aware of the timing so you can plan your day accordingly. The location in the midst of the medina was nice, letting us take some time to explore the nearby streets,
Tiny rooms with no outside windows creating a really stuffy atmosphere. To get any air one can open a window onto the lobby area of the Riad but then noise can be an issue and I would not have felt safe leaving window open all night. No air con although a fan provided. On the plus side rooms on the second/third floor are brilliant so as with everything in life you get what you pay for. Breakfast served on the top floor was decent enough and the very best thing about the Riad was Abed on reception. Communicated with him prior to arrival about getting there from the bus station and he sent a taxi to meet us. Also offered us a room move for our last night as they had availability. Top top man!!!
Very friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful interior, comfortable rooms and great views from the terrace. I don't think anyone could ask for more at this great price. We booked a tour guide through them. He was a great guide, I would highly recommend him to anyone he was a friendly honest guy with a wealth of knowledge.