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“Authentic Guesthouse+genuine friendly and helpful staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dar Onsar

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Dar Onsar
Ranked #24 of 55 Chefchaouen B&B and Inns
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic Guesthouse+genuine friendly and helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

This is a very authentic medina house with a sweet cozy feeling. Red and white checkered floors as you enter. It is one of the oldest houses in the medina. A fabulous roof terrace-- nice place to have breakfast, read a book or do a barbecue. A small kitchen downstairs if you need. Situated in the top right hand corner of the medina, you must be able to climb steep stairs , but this is true for all of the city which is an endless blue stairwell. The manager , Mehdi , is very pleasant company--social , interesting to talk with and genuinely concerned about his guests.

Mehdi certainly was helpful with the small car problem we had and stayed with me for the better part of the day to resolve the issue. Do be careful parking at nearby Ras El Mar . The guardian of the parking might say it is fine to park there and take your ten dh to stay the night , but I had my car towed by the police yesterday from this area which was full of cars. I'd been parking there for a few nights with no trouble.... Paying to park there. As a tourist, I had seen the parking guardians all over Morocco with their semi - official neon vests easily purchased from ikea... It seems to be standard procedure/ protocol to pay these people to park . I think that means it's legal to park there!!! It really didn't feel fair or consistent. The guest house manager was surprised too. Not at all the fault of the guesthouse , but it left me with a bad feeling about the chefchaoun police and pretty much took the shine off my holiday glow.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank artmum
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abisko, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Located at the top of the medina, close to gates and road, but still in a quiet area which is really nice after a day in this intense little town. Beautiful moroccan interior and has a terrace overlooking the medina, the mountains and the valley. A good place to watch the sun rise and have breakfast. Terrace also has a small gas stove so you can make your mint tea. The house has two pretty basic rooms. Bed was maybe a bit hard for my taste, but not too bad. There wasn't any hot water in the shower during our stay. Kitchenette is quite small, but works for simpler cooking. Otherwise, I'd recommend ordering food at the guest house or going outside the medina for a bite.

The owner and his son, also nice people, were staying at the house for while, but then left so we had the whole place to ourselves which is pretty damn good.
The housekeeper Mehdi is a genuinely friendly guy and the meals you can order are made by his dear mother. Really good stuff =) There's a store just outside the door in case you need any basic goods. These really small stores are usually pretty cheap. Otherwise I'd recommend going down to the markets by the big square just below the medina. For fruits and veggies the small markets in the medina are fine, but try to avoid the touristy shops for buying other stuff.
Chaouen is a really cool place and the guest house is close to mountain hiking trails. Apparently, there's a bunch of them so you could spend days exploring the terrain if you get tired of town or need a break from all that's going on.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hisdudeliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

very nice little hostel with wonderful roof terrace view! mehdi, the host, was very helpful and nice. breakfast not included but very tasty. the location is on top of the hill, but this allows for a stunning view. chefchaouene is a jewel... would definetly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Guido A
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

I ve been guest in this house for a few days and spend an awesome time there. The apartment is pretty, clean and well equiped. It is perfectly located in the blue alleys of chefchaouen with a beautiful view over the city and still near to the center.
The host is a really friendly, funny and helpful person.
We had a georgous holiday there and i can really advice this accomodation to you ;)
Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sunny D
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

I spent some days at Chefchaouen when I was duing a road trip through Maroc this summer. Although the trip to Chefchaouen is quite an effort, its it really worth it. We stayed at Dar Onsar, an although I was mid-summer and mid-ramadan, we had a great time. Dar Onsar is located in a quiet area at the edge of the "old town" and very close to the touristic market place, although it is a steep walk up to Dar Onsar. However, there is a parking space for the car quite close.

When you arrive in Chefchaouen you should call the employees of Dar Onsar, they will guide you to the house. When you ask anyone for Dar Onsar, they will also guide you there but these guys want to be payed as your 'guide".

We spent two days in Chefchaouen, which is indeed a beautiful town. Dar Onsar is almost at the top of the hill on which Chefchaouen is built, so you have a great view of the town itself and its surroundings. Especially the roof-terrace is nice, for enjoying a meal or a cup of marrocan tea. Two of our group shared a Chinese in Dar Onsar, which was really weird.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J Y
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Property: Dar Onsar
Address: Ain Aloudana, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
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Ranked #24 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Chefchaouen
Number of rooms: 2

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