We recently stayed in Chefchouen for one night, found it to be kind of a sleepy boring town. Really disappointed in the shopping - everything is dusty, cheap and outdated, nothing like Marrakech! However, it's a pretty quaint town with beautiful blue & white walls and near the mountains if your looking to do some nature excursions and escape the hustle bustle of larger city. Pretty safe to walk around solo, although we met one American guy who was harassed to purchase drugs based on his appearance.
Dar Gabriel is a basic no frills hotel. It's cheap, it's clean, it does the job but not really a true "riad" experience, we were not offered tea when we arrived and had to carry our own bags up to the room. The rooms are quaint and there is a pretty rooftop to check out the views.
The beds are small yet comfy. The bathroom is teeny-tiny and has NO DOOR - this proves to be very awkward if your staying with another person! The toilet is also right next to the shower, with no barrier, basically a drain and faucet/shower head so not very convenient at all. It's freezing here at night so bundle up, there is a heater but it didn't seem to be doing much but the blankets did the job.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Gabriel is a beautifully restored boutique riad hotel in Chefchaouen, northern Morocco, with seven bedrooms all en-suite. Downstairs is a sitting room heated by a wood burning stove, a restaurant kitchen, and intimate dining room. There are four bedrooms on the middle floor, roof terraces, three more bedrooms with kitchen and chill out space at roof level. Great views across medina and the river valley, with the Rif mountains behind. ... more less
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