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“Fantastic Riad”
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Dar Chams Tanja
Ranked #1 of 49 Tangier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The reviews don't do this justice. This place was our first taste of Morocco and it was an excellent experience. The R'Batia suite was unbelievable, and the detail of the entire Riad was amazing. We were very warmly greeted by Michele and her staff, were quickly calmed with tea and treats and overwhelmed with how beautiful the interior was and the relaxing feel. The driver who greeted us at the train station was on time friendly and quite knowledgable. As a mater of fact we spent the next half day with Yahya showing us the surrounding sites and towns. A great experience. Breakfast on the terrace was way more than expected and the food exceptional. Should we go back, this is the place to stay, hands down.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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3  Thank Southernbelle195
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

When you walk in the door from the crowded and noisy ,but also very pictoresce medina.
It is like entering a sanctuary. Silent, cool and Quiet.
The hotel is beautifully made in tipical maroccan style,
the service is exellent and you can look forward for brekfast !
We had a wonderful stay and look forward for the next stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Katrinskjelbred
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My fiancé and I vacationed in southern Spain for 2 weeks and decided to spend 2 days in Tangier. Dar Chams came highly recommended so we decided to give it a try. It is one of the nicest places either of us have ever stayed. It is located in the heart of the Kasbah. The guesthouse is spotlessly clean and impeccably decorated - very warm and comfy with all the amenities you could want. We had been impressed with the look of the entire guesthouse and the rooms from looking at the website but, it is even nicer in person. The owners, Michelle and Dominic are delightful people and made us feel very welcome. When we arrived they served us Moroccan mint tea and cookies in the beautiful sitting area on the first floor and we had a nice chat. They recommended a great restaurant for dinner and even had someone escort us there and back so we would not get lost. Our room and our bed was extremely comfortable and had everything we could have wanted - we felt pampered. Michelle gave us a tour. It was a bit cool at the time we visited but, she showed us the beautiful roof top patio where guests have breakfast when it is warmer. It provides a beautiful view of the city and the port. Breakfast was without a doubt the best breakfast I have had at any hotel, guesthouse, bed and breakfast or even at friends. It was delicious and served in a beautiful atmosphere. I recommend Dar Chams wholeheartedly. The Rick Steves guidebook where I first learned about Dar Chams classified it as one of the more expensive guesthouses in Tangier but for what you get the price is extremely reasonable. It is not just a place to rest for the night - it is a great experience. If you are going to Tangier don't miss this opportunity.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tom V
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Where do you start? We were staying in southern Spain and decided to go over to Tangier on the ferry for two days. We found this hotel through Trip Adviser and Booking.com and realised, within ten seconds of arriving there, that we had made the most perfect choice of hotel.

We were greeted by Dominic and Michele, the couple that owns the seven-bedroom (all individually furnished and appointed) hotel, situated right in the middle of the Medina and the Kasbah. We were given a freshly-brewed mint tea and marvelled at the beautifully tasteful decor and furnishings of the hotel. The hospitality was so perfectly-pitched and so natural. The bedroom was just beautifully-appointed. Prior to going out for the evening we were given a complimentary glass of wine and more conversation and hospitality. We asked where we could go and were recommended a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the Medina. Someone came to take us there and we had a fantastic meal there. The next morning we were spoilt with a traditional Moroccan breakfast (which just kept coming with more and more dishes), had a rest up on the terrace at the top of the hotel, with wonderful views of Tangier, and then spent the rest of the morning and afternoon exploring the Medina and Kasbah.

For anyone who wants to go to Tangier and is looking for wonderful service, staying in perfect surroundings, hosted by fantastic hosts, should look no farther than the Dar Chams Hotel.

Michele and Dominic - thank you for the most perfect stay we could have ever imagined.


Andrew and William

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The owners were wonderful, the rooms terrifc, and the staff very efficient and curtiuos. Its the only place to stay in the Medina. Our apprhension of visiting a totally different culture was relieved once we met owners Dominique and Michelle. They arranged dinner for us; even arrnaged for the restaurant to send an escort for us. If we return to Tangiers, we will definitely stay at Dar Chams.

Room Tip: Stay in one of the suites. Its well worth the money.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Marc B
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Michelle and Dominic are lovely people and Dar Chams was very beautiful and comfortable. Gorgeous views from rooftop and wonderful cookies by delightful staff. This is a new hotel and beautifully built. Michelle and Dominic chose a Moroccan woman as their architect and the result is lovely! We hit some bad weather in January when we came through-- quite an anomaly-- and everyone went out of their way to smooth our journey.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank janforney
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just spent two nights at Dar Chams before travelling on to Marrakech and we are already looking forward to the night we have planned there en route back to Spain. We both wished we had planned to stay longer in Tangiers and will definitely return for a longer stay.

Michelle and Dominic are perfect hosts. They catered for all our needs and anticipated a number we hadn't thought of in advance. Arranging taxis, getting train tickets for us (you can only buy train tickets when in the country) to recommending excellent restaurants. Nothing was too much trouble.

And, as an earlier poster commented, the breakfasts are incredible.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank AvrilNerja
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Additional Information about Dar Chams Tanja

Address: 2 rue Jnan Kaptan | Medina Bab el Assa, Tangier 90000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Tangier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tangier
Price Range: $122 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar Chams Tanja 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set crossroads of the Kasbah and Medina, the Dar Chams Tanja guesthouse offers an exceptional view over Tangier, its bay and the Straits of Gibraltar. It is within easy access of the souks.The guests house receives you warmly and offers amenities and confort with high quality. In Dar Chams Tanja you will find the quietude you are looking for.Dar Chams Tanja is a traditional Moroccan guest house with high standing and confort: suites and rooms offer air-conditioning reversible, TV satellite 16/9, sound system, free wifi access, comfortable and large bedding and private bathrooms.Guests can dine upon request. We serve typical Moroccan cuisine in the dining room or on the terrace. 24/24 hour reception, top security with cameras and guard. A well-being centre, which offers hammam, massage treatments is at your disposal as well!!. ... more   less 
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