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
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.
Gavin or Davina Hogg
+34 686 888 409