In an old Merchanthouse right in the medina of Tangier you can rent a very comfortable double room with a kingsize bed, elegant readingchairs, private bathroom with shower, toilet and lavabo. Lot´s of communal space inside and outside with 4 terraces
Sherazade is on the first floor of Maison Arabesque. Wooden floors give the room a warm feeling and a colonial touch. The room has two French balconies with a view on the street and the place Sakaya with a little market twice a week. The colourful tiles and ceilings are just beautiful in this room. All original from around 1898. Lay back and relax on the kingsize wooden bed and enjoy the ambiance!
Quests have acces to a lot of communal space in the house.
the reading corner and receptionroom on the ground floor, the Moroccan salon on the first floor and a workingarea (free wifi everywhere!). And on top of that alot of outsidespace for
you. What about 4 terraces and a sundeck with sea- and kasbahview. Wauh!!
Interaction with Guests
As your host I will be around for all your questions. As a Tanjawi since 2006 I can give you good tips where to go , to eat, to shop etc If you need a reliable driver for daytrips to Assilah, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Mohamed is your man. Like to have a Moroccan dinner at home, Abdullah makes delicious dishes. Or you want to make the first day a walking cultural tour through the medina, kasbah and the Marshan. Then Els is your woman. She speaks a lot of lanquages and knows everything about Tangier´s fascinating history and all it´s eccentric people.
The rue Naciria is in a very good and safe part of the medina close to taxiparkings on the Grand Succo ( 2 minutes). The neighborhood is very alive. Shops, restaurants, cafe´s bring alot of energy and entertainment. Just have a tea at Sakaya and watch the woman from the Rif bringing their products to the market or the fisherman with all the cats behind his car.
Walking, walking and again walking is the best way to get around in the medina. NO cars alowed!! Outside I would also recommend to walk but of course the blue petit taxi´s are everywhere to bring you wherever you want.
We respect our neighbours and other quests in the house. Smoking inside not alowed. With all the outsidespace we have no problem!!
I loved my stay with Peter at the merchanthouse. The house is lovely, especially the roof garden. My room was great and the location in the medina was very good. I hope to get the opportunity to return sometime. I recommend this house highly to anyone wanting to stay in tangier
Peter is an incredible host. From the moment I arrived he was very welcoming and made every effort to make my stay with him as great as possible. I stayed with Peter while I looked for an apartment for myself, and his connections proved invaluable. He was available as much or as little as I needed.
In addition to his wonderful service, the house is absolutely beautiful. Rooms are spacious and luxurious, the roof terrace has an outstanding view, and the public area is old world Moroccan/European.
Peter's house is also great in the winter. Central heating is uncommon in Morocco, and while many other places can be drafty and cold, Peter's house stays warm—especially with the portable heaters he generously provides.
Thank you Peter!
Peter's house was the most beautiful one we stayed in during our trip across Morocco. The room we stayed in was huge, had a king-size bed and was tastefully decorated. Peter himself was kind enough to pick us up at a convenient location and explained us how to get around. He was a gracious host and we really enjoyed staying with him!
We verbleven in het Merchanthouse van 25 t/m 30 december 2014. We werden goed ontvangen door Peter. Hij heeft ons naar de parkeerplaats begeleidt. In het B&B kregen we, onder het genot van een lekker glas thee, uitleg en informatie. De kamer ziet er schoon en goed uit. De badkamer en wc zijn buiten de kamer maar wel op de gang en privé. Zag er ook goed en schoon uit. Niets op aan te merken. Let wel op dat als je de kamer aan de straatkant hebt wel wat rumoeriger is dan de andere kamers. Ontbijt was compleet. Peter is een goede gastheer. Zouden we Tanger weer bezoeken dan is het verblijf voor herhaling vatbaar.
I stayed 3 nights with Peter to complete my Moroccan adventure and I was so glad I did! Peter is the host you want in a city like Tangier: friendly, interesting and interested and one to give you your space to explore. He had a map ready for me highlighting important spots to me along with how to get back home! He always checked in to see how my night was, a very thoughtful host! I enjoyed getting to know Peter!
I had already booked a two-night stay with Peter and last minute, had to arrive a day earlier. Peter was very accommodating and made my arrival that night truly welcoming!
Great host, in a really beautiful house (and beautifully decorated) with the perfect location in the medina (5 minutes to the Grand Socco).
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I am Peter Van der Drift living in Tangier , Morocco, since 2006. Have a questhouse called maison Arabesque.....Before making this major change in my life I was working as a manager/consultant in the Netherlands based in Amsterdam.
Now I split my time between those two cities but I love to travel around the world as well.
Interested in art, architecture, (interior) design, literature , movies etc etc.
As a people-person meeting new quests in the Merchanthouse from different cultures with different backgrounds is for me always truly interesting My motto is to enjoy life NOW!