Right i don't like staying in hotels, i do a lot of this as part of my job, working in the international hospitality industry. I associate them with missing home, lonely, joyless places. My wife recently invited me to Tangier to stay with her for the weekend. She was accommodated in a '5 star hotel' whilst she completed a work project, I thought great. TV with crap cable channels, you only need to watch the news once in a day. Expensive room service (too posh to have a kettle in your room). A mini bar with prices more realistic of year 3011 and so on. Located in middle of nowhere surrounded by European golfers and their asscociated dubious fashion. Fortunately however my wife had stumbled upon, Dar Jand, earlier in the week and knowing my love of hotels, booked a room. Now you will only stumble upon Dar Jand unless you do some research, like reading entries on this site. Located in the middle of the old town Medina with its maze of tiny streets. The rooms are beautifully decorated with local character and the welcome from the hosts Janet and Andrew very personal. I don't think there was a TV in the room, you don't need one. Sit on the rooftop and watch the comings and goings of fishing boats into the port, or other roof life around the Medina. Or just watch the stars at night with a local reasonably priced beer from your hosts. Or just hit the streets and sit in the tea cafes and watch the locals with their interesting local fashions, you are instantly in Morocco here. Or just take a little guided trip around the markets with Janet or Andrew and meet, buy from, and bargain with their friends. Or just sit in bed and write postcards in between daydreams. A place to treasure we will back when we need to escape and be absorbed into a different land, with the comfort of knowledgeable English speaking locals to look after us.
Got a bit carried away there, beds are great, super clean, breakfast mega. Stay here if you have any imagination even just a little bit, Don't stay here if you have, no imagination, thinks a 30g bag of chips/crisps is worth 3 euros, like watching CNN news in 20 min loops, likes discussing in detail their 5th hole putt with other pringle wearing people.
Matt & Helene
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Our House is Your House." Located in the old Medina of Tanger, in the heart of a truly Moroccan neighborhood with easy access of the Port, Grand Socco, Petit Socco, Kasbah, Railway Station and Airport. Our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and rates include Mediterranean breakfast and wi-fi service. Our rooftop terrace has a panoramic view of the Medina and the Bay of Tanger. Please, no children under the age of 12 years. ... more less