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“Quaint gem in the Rif”
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Dar Meziana
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Chefchaouen
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint gem in the Rif”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We arrived in Chefchaouen late due to some craziness with our flights due to weather. Many emails later when we finally had confirmation of the day we would arrive in Casablanca Mourad from Dar Meziana had arranged for us to hire a grand taxi to drive us from Casa to Chefchaouen and pick us up at the airport. They usually have someone in Chef that they use for this purpose but they wouldn't be able to make it in time for when we were arriving, so Mourad went through the extra trouble of finding us someone based out of Casablanca and arranging a similar price that their person usually charged. The only bus that leaves from Casa to Chef had left by the time our flight arrived in Casa. It was lovely to get to our final destination sooner than later.

Mourad wasn't at the Dar when we arrived, but rather Naoufal greeted us and our taxi on the main street and helped us carry our bags to the Dar and then make us some delicious Moroccan mint tea.

Both Naoufal and Mourad were wonderful with directions about the town - it's so easy to get around in Chefchaouen. The dar was beautifully decorated, our room was lovely and had more than enough room for the two of us, and the view overlooking Chefchaouen from the rooftop terrace is breathtaking.

The breakfast was plentiful and fresh every morning and the coffee and tea was delicious.

In our travels we stumbled upon a Moroccan lamp store but were in a hurry to get to the Spanish mosque to watch the sunset and so we didn't have a chance to look. Mourad told me that he knew the owner and could arrange to have them meet us at the store in the morning to look at the lamps. Mourad came with us in the morning, however our bus was leaving shortly and we didn't have time to barter so we left without the lamps hoping to find something in Fes or Marrakech. No such luck.

I emailed Mourad and he's been in contact with me about the lamps, even went to the store to take a photo of them for me AND bartered for me. I believe it says so much about the character of the people that welcome you to their dar . . .

When we go back to Chefchaouen to experience a bit more time there we will definitely go back to Dar Meziana . . . Inshaallah.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

A lovely Dar with friendly staff and a beautiful open lounge , dining space. The room overlooked the town and we were able to see the sunsets. There is a spacious roof garden which is sunny and has a view - lovely for lunch. This accommodation is perfectly situated to walk into the main square of Chefchouen and yet it is tucked away in a quiet street up a few stairs. I have read reviews that talked about the number of stairs up to the Dar but we didn't find them difficult at all.

Room Tip: Get good directions prior to going - driving around Chefchouen was hard initially
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Stayed there from 10-13 December 2013. What a wonderful experience. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was sooooo good. The place itself is so charming and beautiful. The rooms are beautiful. Unbelievable view over the town. Well situated. A must see place to visit for everyone's bucket list. Zelda Kruger, South Africa.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We ended up staying in the largest room which has a wonderful bench balcony looking out over the whole Medina. The house itself is quite amazing although hasn't been restored quite as well as some other places. The staff are very sweet.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cairo
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We have a very bad experience with this hotel. We have booked with some friends for 3 nights. When we arrived, the staff told us the booking prices have to be increased by more than 50% and that there is a problem with the booking site. We have asked them to find a solution as we were travelling with kids and it was late, but they were inflexible especially with the kids lodging arrangements. It is better to avoid this hotel and avoid having bad surprises. Fortunately for us we have been able to book in another hotel Dar Zman for cheaper rate, even if it is lower class than this one, but at least the people there were more welcoming, helpful and professional!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Malibu, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This hotel is lovely overlooking the town. We had a gorgeous room at the top with a spectacular view and a little balcony. The bathroom was dear, also with a lovely view looking out. We had wonderful food a their separate restaurant, and the terrace breakfasts at the hotel were delicious. The staff were friendly and fun to talk to. You can't go wrong staying here.

Room Tip: Some rooms are small, so ask for one with a view and bathroom.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Dar Meziana is a quaint hotel, more like an Bread & Breakfast, with lovely terrace area for dining and cozy rooms, including the most top room with overlooking views of the Rif Mountains. Staff, particularly, Gourd, are very helpful and patient with tons of questions. We found the stay relaxing and very enjoyable. We also recommend asking about using the hammam in the Dar!

Room Tip: We stayed in the most top room which had gorgeous views of the Rif Mountains. Also, the tiled shower...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dar Meziana

Property: Dar Meziana
Address: n 07 Rue Zagdud | Bab Souk, Chefchaouen, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Chefchaouen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Meziana 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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