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5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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



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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
Check out by 10AM

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


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

286 Reviews

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Jeannette User Profile
October 2017
Hospitality was wonderful! Ricardo met us and walked us up to the house and was helpful with recommendations and taxi to tangier. Would highly recommend, beautiful home!

Tish User Profile
September 2017
Staying with Nieves and Ricardo was a bright spot on our trip to Morocco. You couldn't ask for better hosts. They took great pains to acclimate us to the area, and fed us the most delicious homemade things!

Kimberly User Profile
August 2017
LOVED staying with Ricardo and Nieves. It felt more like visiting old friends than staying in an AirBnB. Super cool location tucked high up in the medina. Although centrally located it was quiet. Rooms are beautifully decorated--everywhere you look your eye catches something intriquing to look at. Very clean and Nieves has thought of everything one might need (dishes, hair dryer, cold water waiting in mini fridge). Ricardo met our taxi and walked us up. Do not worry about the steps you can pay a small fee to a porter to carry your suitcases. They both helped arrange some cool day trips with amazing guides. Ricardo and Nieves made our trip to Chefchaouen very special.

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.

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.

Fred User Profile
April 2017
The location is great as it provides a great view of Chefchaouen. Ricardo and Nieves were not only hospitable, but provided great neighborhood tips/recommendations and a delicious homemade breakfast experience.

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, Lima or another crowded place. We have friends all over the world and now, through Airbnb, we can meet more people without leaving our home.


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

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français
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