We stayed at DarJAND earlier this month at the start of our travel adventure around Morocco....and are we ever glad we began here! DarJAND AND Andrew and Janet were the best welcome and introduction to Moroccan culture there could ever be. DarJAND is a charming Dar in the center of the Medina....how many people get to enjoy this immersion into the Moroccan culture first hand? Andrew picked us up at the airport (or has Faro, their driver do this) and brought us right to the front door. Along the way we were oriented to the basics of the area and made to feel comfortable and welcomed. Janet and Andrew have made DarJAND into a beautiful authentic place to rest and stay. The rooms are authentically designed and decorated...and so colorful. We stayed in Tuareg Zraq Terrace guest room, on the upper floor....and just below the lovely Terrace that looks out over the city and the Strait of Gibralter. We could see Spain in the distance as well as the tops of the homes that stretch out across the Medina. Breakfast was served rooftop each day under a pretty filmy canope. Scones, Biscuits, breads, dates, fruit, tea and an assortment of jams and spreads started our morning each day. Janet has a special touch with this bountiful meal, and Andrew helps with moving the trays up and down the stairs! Our room had it's own small terrace for reading and dreaming which was very pleasant. The other rooms we peeked into were equally as charming and colorful. Andrew took us on several walking tours to acclimate us to the area.....and he seems to know everyone, as the greetings were called out from many on the streets. Andrew and Janet shared the best places for 'local' meals, shopping and just seeing the sights. Tanger is an interesting town. We felt like locals in the cafe having our mint tea by the time we left. Andrew and Janet go out of their way to make their guests feel comfortable, safe and happy. Did I mention the local oven for baking bread is nearby? The smells as the ovens start in the morning are mouth watering. The sounds of the call to prayer remind you of the local culture and made us glad we chose DarJAND. We highly encourage you to do the same.....we will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Our House is Your House." Located in the old Medina of Tanger, in the heart of a truly Moroccan neighborhood with easy access of the Port, Grand Socco, Petit Socco, Kasbah, Railway Station and Airport. Our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and rates include Mediterranean breakfast and wi-fi service. Our rooftop terrace has a panoramic view of the Medina and the Bay of Tanger. Please, no children under the age of 12 years. ... more less