Chefchaouen & Dar Gabriel was our first stop in a 3 week self-drive tour of Morocco. We arrived extremely late due to huge issues picking up our hire car in Tangier-Med Port (beware hiring a car in Morocco). Ben still managed a huge welcome with a big smile, despite the late hour. He was even still able to find us a place to have dinner. The Riad was wonderful but don't expect 5 star hotel. The firmness of the beds was something we have come to expect after our 3 weeks in Spain. This Riad is truly Moroccan in a superbly rustic way, perfect for us. The loss of water services during the night just added to the charm. Nothing was too much trouble for Ben, and his amazing hospitality made us wish we were able to stay longer. If staying at the Riad, follow the directions given upon booking to the T, and you will have no problems finding your way. Be prepared though, for the hectic nature of the Medina alleyways & the chaotic parking situation. You also have to be prepared to pay the parking 'Guardian', and trust him with your car keys (a little confronting on our first night in Morocco). This small blue village will charm you regardless of these quirks and leave you wanting to stay longer - one night was definitely not enough, especially considering our late arrival. We left confident that if we had longer, Ben would have gone out of his way to ensure we experienced everything Chefchaouen has to offer, with his 'our home is your home' mantra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Gabriel is a beautifully restored boutique riad hotel in Chefchaouen, northern Morocco, with seven bedrooms all en-suite. Downstairs is a sitting room heated by a wood burning stove, a restaurant kitchen, and intimate dining room. There are four bedrooms on the middle floor, roof terraces, three more bedrooms with kitchen and chill out space at roof level. Great views across medina and the river valley, with the Rif mountains behind. ... more less
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