Dar Gabriel, Chefchaouen, Northern Morocco

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Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Dining
14
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1950
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 560
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 840
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 280
Property Type: 
Hotel
En-suite Rooms Available in Large Town House in Morocco

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Dar Gabriel, Chefchaouen, Northern Morocco, sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms.

There is nowhere in such proximity to Europe that so profoundly opens a window onto another world. The mountain town of Chefchaouen, Morocco, just 2 hours drive from the straits of Gibraltar is that place – a perfect window of North Africa.

Leave your car or taxi outside the city walls and enter the lime washed blue medina on foot via the gateway called Bab Souk. Three minutes walk, past spices, Argan oils and cosmetics, baskets, fruit and sweet stalls and you arrive at Dar Gabriel.

Opened in 2009 after an extensive restoration, using traditional materials and local craftsmen. This riad welcomes you into a relaxed and tranquil space, from where you can explore the town and surrounding area.

The rooms are on four levels all opening inwards to the riad-the open courtyard. On the ground floor is the main kitchen, dining room, sitting room, WC and entrance hall. Four en-suite bedrooms on the middle floor are linked by a cedar landing opening down to the riad floor and fountain and up to three tiers of roof terraces, three more en-suite bedrooms, another kitchen and a chill out space. They are all comfortably furnished with colourful local fabrics and rugs.

The views from the top of the riad are the jumble of medina roofs with the pine and cedar clad Rif mountains rising behind the town, their ridges and valleys folding into the distant south and west.

Explore the labyrinthine medina, the cupboard stalls of its artisans looming rugs and blankets, wood working cedar into furniture. Take mint tea in the central square of Chaouen – nowhere combines grandeur and intimacy quite like the Place Ouda el Hammam – a long row of verandah covered cafes facing a fortified Kasbah and a pristine Mosque across a plaza of stone mosaic. Chefchaouen is home to a unique Berber culture. It’s people are welcoming. Open to them and you will make friends.

The riad can be rented as one unit, or by individual rooms. Full catering is offered by your hosts, Ben Salaam and Izza

Facilities

There are 2 kitchens. A large commercial kitchen on the ground floor and a self catering kitchen on the roof garden, available for residents to use.
The main dining room is on the ground floor incorporating the riad. Additionally an informal low level eating area is available on the roof garden.
Downstairs is a sitting room heated by a wood burning stove. A small snug room lavishly furnished with traditional local fabrics and carpets
There is a CD system in the dining area. Music & drumming are available in town - this is an everyday activity but especially during the July Festival
There is a very good mobile phone network through out Morocco. There is an internet cafe, a 5 minute walk away.
No
The sitting room heated by a wood burning stove. All bedrooms have electric wall radiators.
All bedrooms en-suite with showers and bidets. 5 doubles, 1 with extra child bed and 2 twins. There are 3 bedrooms on the roof, and 4 within the riad
All linen and towels provided.
All bedrooms are en-suite with shower cubicles, toilets and bidets. We ask guests not to throw any paper into the WCs
Limited. Wheelchair access would be unattainable. There are many steps through out the medina, and all houses have steep narrow stairs. This is Africa
Moroccans love children, and children love the colour and hustle and bustle of the town. It is a shopping paradise for older children
The town, and the markets, open the door and you are there. Or trek in the mountains and visit traditional Berber villages, a guide is recommended.
No. There are rivers and swimming holes up in the mountains behind the town. Why not try a Hammam, a public wash/steam bath, close by in the medina.
Leave your car or taxi outside the city walls and enter the medina on foot via the gateway called Bab Souk. It is a 3 minute walk to Dar Gabriel
No smoking in the riad. Smoking is allowed on the roof Terrace
No

Location

Dar Gabriel is located in Chefchouen. A mountain town in north Morocco, approx 2 hours drive from Tangiers or Ceuta
Chefchouen is a busy vibrant mountain town with a population of about 40,000 people
The local market is approximately 25 metres walk. Small stalls selling bread, milk and vegetables, etc
Muslim countries are predominately dry. Alcohol can be purchased at the 2 large western hotels in the medina. There are many cafes close by.

Booking Information

We charge 30 euros per person per night B&B. If you would like to book the whole riad please contact us. Evening meals are charged as per the menu.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
Yes
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Contact Address:
Penpont, Brecon, Powys LD3 8EU, UK
OR Penny & Kit Hogg - Spain
Morocco
Not available.
A Bus or taxi service from either of the ports, Tangiers or Ceuta to Chefchaouen, at about €50.
Direct flights from UK fly into Tangiers, Fez and Marrakech. Or fly to Spain-Malaga, and ferry into Tangiers or Ceuta. Taxis and Buses available.

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Dar Gabriel, Chefchaouen, Northern Morocco
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Gavin or Davina Hogg

0034 95 211 7486 or UK: 0044 1874 636 202
+34 686 888 409
Contact Address:
Penpont, Brecon, Powys LD3 8EU, UK
OR Penny & Kit Hogg - Spain
Morocco

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