4 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Attention to Detail- Personalized service-Impeccable taste
"These are the descriptives that encapsulate my lovely stay at Dar 23. Upon entering Dar 23 and scanning the a dÃ©cor of rich Continental, Arabic and African styles and textures, I knew that this was something special to be experienced.
Peter, the low-key humble proprietor, deserves nothing short of praise. Dar 23 is the culmination of his days and experience in the fashion and design world. It is evident that he has his heart and soul into this house. It was as if I was staying at a good friend's house who has great taste more than a lodging accommodation.
No matter where I was in this house, every room or corner had it's charm and appeal. Nothing is generic, all tastefully chosen from the fixtures to the gorgeously woven bath towels, the little soap dishes, his art books collection, kitchenware, lush plants on a roof landing, down to the most recent issues of style and fashion magazines in my room.
Peter and his always smiling assistant, Mohamed, ensured that our stay at Dar 23 ( and Tangier) exceeded our expectations, which it did. We were well provided for especially since we arrived in period of Ramadan, thus, not a lot of establishments were open. However, Peter took care that it did not impede our enjoyment. He was always most helpful maximizing our use of time there from day trips outside of town to the see/eat places around town. Even when we were venturing forth to other parts of the country, Peter continued his generosity by recommending us places and things we would love to see, on or off the tourist track.
Oh, for those of you who love jewelry, don't forget to ask him to show you his one of a kind creations.
Dar 23 is not for everybody. It is for those who have an appreciation for the extraordinary.
Thank you Peter!"
- Travel date: Thu 1st of October 2009
The home is beautiful, the location can't be beat.
"This is our first time at a B&B and it exceeded our expectations. Dar 23 provides a wonderful tranquil oasis in the heart of the medina (very convenient to explore Tangier by foot or catch a cab.) Dar 23 has been recently renovated and is a traditional Moroccan home with a modern feel. Peter and his assistant were both travel guides and wonderful hosts. The local breakfasts he prepared were fantastic - we asked about local foods and Peter was able to put together a breakfast to sample local cuisine I had yet to try. The tips he provided for getting around and recommended sights were very helpful in planning our itinerary."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of August 2009
"Dar 23 is a lovely and enchanting bed and breakfast in the Tangier Medina. The house has been recently renovated and it is gorgeous. The bedrooms are beautiful with wonderful views. There is a rooftop terrace overlooking the coast with views of Spain and the Kasbah. The breakfast was delicious. We had a truly wonderful stay thanks to the generosity and kindness of the owner who will help in any way he can to make your visit as comfortable as possible."
- Travel date: Wed 17th of June 2009
Perfect house and hosts
"My partner and I stayed here together with another couple for a couple of days in March. The only thing wrong with the stay was that we didn't plan to stay long enough! This two-bedroom house was absolutely perfect for us. It's a traditional dar, or house, with small center courtyard (if it had a garden it would be a riad) that has been recently completely renovated and converted to a guesthouse or B&B. It's located in the heart of the Medina. The Medina is very hilly, but this dar is luckily located in the lower elevations so not so much hill-climbing is required every time you return. It's only a block or so from the Central Cafe and Socco Chico, historic landmarks of Tangier. Very reasonably priced.
Most impressive and enjoyable were the hosts. Peter (who speaks English, French, and more) and Mohammed (who speaks Arabic and French) are a delight. While they did not dominate us, they spent much time and effort showing us around Tangier and environs. Mohammed even took us to a VERY local hammam. They arranged for a wonderful traditional cous cous meal to be brought in for all of us (4 guests plus them). Alos took us to a local bar which was very interesting. All in all, perfect.
We absolutely love Tangier, and want to return soon. No doubt a huge contribution to our fondness of Tangier is having stayed here and having had these guys' help and guidance.
Also, important to us, it's gay-friendly."
- Travel date: Mon 8th of June 2009