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Dar Dauia is a 200+ year old small family house located in the heart of Chefchaouen’s Old Medina. Like the other traditional houses, its structure is a labyrinth limited to the mountain itself which forces a compacted and irregular construction as a honeycomb in a fascinating architectural swarm.

The space

Today, Dar Dauia is a house with all the necessary comfort in an archaic skeleton. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed during their stay in our house, so there are some indications:

The kitchen is Private and only for the exclusive use of the Hosts.

We have heaters and fans but NO Air Conditioning in the bed rooms. The traditional construction of rock and adobe linked to the mountain with walls of more than 20 cm. thick, allows us to achieve a perfect and natural insulation during winter and summer.

Two of our bedrooms do not have exterior windows. To the aforementioned climatological reasons we must add sound reasons; the proximity to the neighbors and mosques isolates these “cave rooms” from street noise, calls to prayer (the first one is at dawn), neighborhood talk and a long etc. ... and if all this overwhelming logic does not convince you, there are cultural reasons… remember that the bedroom is a place to disconnect and rest and that is only possible by leaving out anything that distracts us from such need.

The house is in the high part of the center of the Medina and you have to climb 63 steps to reach it, but the effort is rewarded with spectacular views of the Medina, the town, the mountains and a huge and exciting sky.

The space is distributed as follows:
Ground Floor (exclusively for guests) it has 1 living room, 3 rooms and 1 bathroom to share.
First Floor: Common terrace. Host’s Private Bedroom and Private kitchen
Second Floor: Common solarium. Host’s Private Studio

Ground floor / guest area
There is a fireplace in the living room, a kettle corner with water and teas and some table games and books.

The Bathroom is divided in two. The W.C. (toilet) in one room and the Shower and Lavatory in a separate room. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, after-shave, hair dryer, heater, towels and a thermostatic shower are all provided.

Room #1 has 2 Double beds for 4 people.
Room #2 has 1 Queen Size bed for 2 people
Room # 3 has 1 double bed for 2 people

Guest access

- Breakfast Included
- WiFi available
- Laundry charge: 25 Dh

Interaction with guests

The hosts are multilingual and live upstairs, so the attention is personalized and uninterrupted.

Other things to note

Chefchaouen deserves a couple of days stay so you can literally get lost in its unique streets and many shops.
It is also very interesting to devote another day visiting Akchour at the Talassemtane National Park, (only a 45 minute drive) to enjoy nature at its purest state… a lasting memory for children and adults.
For the more adventurous, there are trekking routes across the mountains which can last from 1 to 5 days. Guides and lodges available in situ.


شفشاون - الشاون Chefchaouen, Chaouen, Chefchauen, Chauen, Xauen

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACE ANYWHERE NEAR THIS PLACE, SO THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 30 / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM

Not allowed:
Photos to neighbors
Shoes in the bedrooms
Smoking in the rooms
Pets
Please save energy and turn lights and heaters off when you are not using them.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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思婍 User Profile
July 2017
What a lovely place!Ricardo has been very helpful. He gave us the most detailed guide to see every beautiful spots in the town. Would definitely recommend it!

Lucia User Profile
July 2017
Had the best stay! Beautiful home, comfortable bedroom, wonderful terrace views where breakfast was amazing every morning, and super warm, helpful hosts. Couldn't ask for better!
Nieves And Ricardo User ProfileNieves And Ricardo is a superhost.
Response from Nieves And Ricardo:
Thank you and also thanx for the Sidi Ifni tip
July 2017

Attilie User Profile
May 2017
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nieves and Ricardo. They went above and beyond to make our stay lovely and special. The breakfast each morning was so yummy and they view was outstanding as well! I wish we could have stayed longer.

Marjorie User Profile
May 2017
Sorry about the late response.Nieves and Ricardo are really really nice people,it's a lovely place to live in Chefchaouen. When we arrived there,Ricardo guided us to their house,then very patiently introduced the whole village to us,which is really helpful when we walked in the winding streets. Nieves is a elegant woman which really French style just likes the landlady we lived the raid in Fes.She prepared the breakfast coz we had to catch the early bus, the cookie tasted good. This is a good place to live in chefchauoen.

R User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely gorgeous apartment! The best place in the world! Дивовижне місто, ми з друзями були в захваті!

Milad User Profile
May 2017
Nieves and Ricardo were simply perfect. It felt like we were being hosted by extremely kind family friends with very good taste. Ricardo went out of his way to block some spots and a decent price in the parking lot closest to the house, then he spent a lot of time giving us all the details we might need to get around the city - restaurants, sites, shops... Chaouen is basically his backyard. The house itself is stunning - there's a story behind every piece of decoration, a lot of soul and everything needed for absolute comfort. The beds were confortable and clean, the bathroom warm and spotless, and the terraces ! A giant terrace with a large solid table for breakfast with a panoramic view on the ancient city lying at our feet, a cute little swing where we cuddled and played... and a few steps higher, another little terrace with an even larger view on the city from which we all fell into the most profound state of relaxation... watching the sky, the birds, the stars. We talked about life while Nieves played with the baby, when we weren't exploring beautiful Chaouen. You can go to Nieves and Ricardo with your eyes closed, and take good care of them for us please. Enjoy! Milad, Theo, Baya, Adam, Noor, Sohane and little Safir

Yasmine User Profile
May 2017
Nieves and Ricardo were the most gracious and kind hosts. Ricardo really went above and beyond with helping me plan out my transportation in Morocco in cities outside of his own and I greatly appreciated his generosity. They are lovely conversationalists and we felt perfectly at home at their beautifully decorated abode. My friend fell pretty ill during our stay and both Ricardo and Nieves took such good care of her. Nieves even packed us a delicious breakfast on the go in such a motherly gesture because we were checking out much earlier than the normal breakfast time. They were availible whenever we needed them and their breakfasts were delicious. I highly recommend their place for a stay if you're in Chefchaouen.

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Chefchaouen, MoroccoJoined in July 2013
Nieves And Ricardo User ProfileNieves And Ricardo is a superhost.

We are a Spanish couple who, after travelling the world over, decided to live a simple life in this small Moroccan town. We feel grateful to be able to enjoy this simplicity and when we`ve had enough, we jump on a plane and fly to New York, Tokyo, Delhi or another crowded place. We have friends all over the world and now, through Airbnb, we can meet more people without leaving our home.
Our motto: LIVE AND LET LIVE

“Strolling through Chefchaouen is like being inside a Chagall painting”
Melena Ryzik, New York Times







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