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Dar Azaouia
Ranked #3 of 23 Asilah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2011

As in the one that stays at with Caroline at Dar Azaouia, and the one that doesn't. Pity the latter, they would miss out on a wonderful experience. Not just the B&B......but Caroline's wit, cultural perceptions and unending hospitality.

I still don't know where she came from, other than Belgium. And in the end it didn't matter. It was an amazing experience. She made us feel both at home, and more importantly, at ease. Assailia is and has been the best surprise of Morocco. Having lived here for 5 months "riad's" and "Medina's" can get a little stale. Dar Azaouia completely changed that.

Caroline, quite apparently, filled her her B&B with her heart: A coating of warmth, tantilizing scents from the kitchen, beer from Belgium and other exotics that make you melt into the kush sofas......

After the night enveloped my wife and I, Caroline walked us to our room and started a fire, for the night was cool. We fell asleep to the cackle of a roaring fire in our quiet, impeccably clean and comfortable room. I slept until the morning, which hasn't occurred since I can't recall.

Upon waking, I descended the stairs to find Caroline in the kitchen prepping our breakfast. She poured me, I do not embellish, the greatest cup of coffee I have ever had in my life. The richness and taste coated my mouth like butter.....as you can imagine the rest of breakfast was just as stellar. Bravo. Bravo. We'll be back.....

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank skpeters
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Darazaouia, Owner at Dar Azaouia, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2011

Dear V/P , I'm more than glad to share all this with you. What a feast to learn how you were fine in Dar Azaouia. You ain't seen nothing yet...Whenever you're in the neighbourhood, pass by for your eternal cup of coffee! Thankfull greetings and good luck in Pristina. Caroline

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Reviewed November 9, 2010

We had two beautiful nights at Dar Azaouia, an amazing little place in town within walking distance to everything. We spent so much time on the rooftop doing yoga, drawing, watching the traffic go by and watching an amazing sunrise.
Thank you Caroline and Mohammed for taking care of us.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2010

We feel that we discovered one of Morocco's hidden gems in Caroline's Asilah Dar. From start to finish the reception was warm and extremely hospitable. The pampering was consistently strong. Recently built brick-by-brick laid by the owner's own hands, the Dar's design and decor import the southern flavor of Marakech and Sahara to this northern hamlet.
Breakfast on the tented rooftop terrace was always a well appointed feast that lured us with grace into the new day. The Dar for Caroline is visibly a labor of love. She made our stay feel like a bit of heaven on earth: clay mask and salts for our bath; orange blossom essence for our fresh mint tea; flavorful tagines for our gastronomic delight; guidance on hidden Medina treats and for our trip planning; an assortment of world music played for our gentle composure; and a Gnauoa ceremony that grounded our spirits. Asilah became for us more than a destination as a result of our stay at Caroline's home: it was a sumptuous experience.

Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

From the first night we were treated to Gnawa (spiritual) performers who played amazing music and we danced and laughed until the early morning on the terrace with Beduin tent. We ate chicken with preserved lemon Tagine (prepared with love and skill by the owner Caroline) and all the tourists on the terrace were in raptures from the magic music and the Tagine that was (and I have tried a few Tagines in my time)... yum yum yum!
I arrived on my own as a lone female traveller with my wonderful guide from an agency based in Spain 'Lo Mejor de Marruecos' (and Abdoul I thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful Riad and to all Morocco - I have made a friend forever with this guide and his joyful spirit),,, From the first moment Caroline welcomed me like a friend and I was introduced to three American tourists who were dancing with such 'joie de vivre' I know they were as instantly at home as I was - but this is better than my home - bc at home I do not get breakfast in bed, the best scrambled eggs in the world and the strong gin and tonics that Caroline makes for her clients on a hot day! So where am I? I want to tell you everything about this Riad because in Morocco it is important to know where you will get good accommodation with European standards and fair prices - and this Riad does so much more!
The Riad is owned by Caroline from Belgium. She has built this Riad from the ground up and there are touches of her chic style in every corner - from the woof fireplace in every room to the huge bath in the terrace bedroom - with bath salts and incense for the most romantic bath you have ever had - and it was even romantic alone! I will miss Caroline and I will miss her cheese - for breakfast Caroline serves homemade cheese with herbs and oil from her garden. I ate 5 crossaints with cheese - very indulgent - one morning! The handmade strawberry jam was also very nice. The manager of Caroline's Riad is named Si'Mohammed and he is a delight - so nice to be served with such pleasure and dedication at breakfast. I felt like a cherished house guest and I think the few other tourists in the riad felt the same way. Not only did I make friends with Caroline and my guide Abdoul but I made friends from around the world - America and Spain!
And now some practical descriptions for you - the riad has 4 rooms including a super deluxe penthouse on the terrace on top of the house where I stayed with my luxurious bath (and this is a rarity in Morocco - normally only showers). There are two terraces where one can take the sun and sun bake or enjoy the refreshing sea breaze. Dinner and breakfasts can be served on the terrace and also in the delightful saloon downstairs. Caroline is a great cook combining the skill and gentle touch of the French kitchen with the other-worldly Moroccan combinations of sweet and sour Moroccan cuisine - like Veal with Prunes - the prunes melt in the mouth and the meat is so tender - if only I could steal the recipe and perhaps steal Caroline to come to my home to cook it. Caroline gave me insight into the region of Assillah and with my guide Abdoul we explored all the hidden corners of old Medina. Abdoul negotiated the most reasonable prices on exotic silver from the 'souk' - I will come back with the most different antique silver from my travels and no one will be able to believe the price I paid! Thankyou Abdoul!
I stayed 6 days - going to the beach and eating Caroline's food and generally being spoiled. I would more than recommend this Riad - for its friendly service, it's beautiful rooms and authentic Moroccan style. I would also like to thank Abdoul and his agency for taking me to this gem - hidden away in a quiet street that I cannot believe is just metres away from the vibrant street life of Assillah! 10 metres away from amazing fish restaurants and markets selling tapestries and katftans and the silver jewellery!! Wow!
I would like to pass on Abdoul's email address for those who would like a guide around all of Morocco. He is a Tuareg man from the Sahara desert and his beautiful eyes shining underneath his traditional desert scarf and robe are captivating - but also his knowledge of Morocco is really inspiring. Abdoul - mixman@hotmail.com . Thankyou Abdoul for introducing me to Caroline and DAR AZAOUIA and thankyou Caroline for making my stay so special and something that I will remember for a long time. If you have also stayed in this riad and fallen in love with it or would like to talk more with me about my stay and other practicalities around Morocco then please email me at sophakrhcp_84@hotmail (Sophie from Australia).

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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9  Thank SophRHCP
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Reviewed November 3, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Nr 18 Street 6 | Quartier Moulay Idriss, Asilah 90050, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Asilah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Asilah
Price Range: $67 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Azaouia is a charming relaxing house with a quality service and plenty of private space and lounge for hanging out. A meeting point for curious dwellers who are wanting to discover the secrets of Morocco. We are sensible to all our customers' needs and wishes and provide the best soul food, always prepared with care and taste. Breakfasts are served at any time our guests prefer and there's choice in teas, pastries and breads, dates, honey, homemade jams and herb cheeses, arganoil, eggs, fresh fruit and smoothies. The house is at 5 min. from the beaches and has a free parking in front and easy access with a car. You can enjoy your own music and we offer fast wifi. We have 4 rooms, 1 suite with queensize and 3 rooms with triple beds. Each room has his private bathroom with toilet and hot water showers and working chimneys. In summer we serve on the covered terraces. There's view on the sea with a marvelous sunset. A hot Saharaoui-tea and a water pipe with another traveler's story... Welcome to discover. ... more   less 

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