Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Staying at a Traditional Dar in Morocco


When travelling to Morocco staying at a traditional Dar is part of the fun. So when I was in Tangier I made an effort to find one and stumbled upon Dar Nour guesthouse.

It's not easy to find Dar Nour within the myriad of small streets within the Kasbah, but we eventually did. With the help of a 'friendly' local who insisted on taking us there and then charging us through the nose when we got there, but that's a different story.

Staying at a traditional dar in Morocco
Photo by Dar Nour

The guesthouse itself was very cosy with lots of little nooks for having a good conversation, quiet corners for reading a book, and hidden rooms for having some minty tea. There are plenty of cushiony chairs and sofas with fluffy pillows where it's very easy to chill out and have a snooze. At first we kind of lost our way around the house with the multitude of hallways, staircases and different floors and terraces that seem to confuse your sense of direction.

Staying at a traditional dar in Morocco
Photo by Dar Nour

The guest rooms were homey and simply decorated in authentic Moroccan style, most with en-suite bathrooms. Our room, the Hafa suite had a private terrace overlooking the city and the Mediterranean where we spent many a dusk watching the sunset.

Staying at a traditional dar in Morocco
Photo by Dar Nour

The best bit about Dar Nour is breakfast. It is served on the rooftop terrace and is a veritable feast of local pastries, breads and fruits. Accompanied by stunning views over the rooftops of Tangier. What a way to greet the morning.


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2 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that terrace, what a gorgeous way to have breakfast and start your day!

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  2. It sure was. Not just the view, but the food was amazing too.

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