On the terrace of a merchanthouse built in 1898 in the old medina of Tangier you can rent a light and spacious suite.
A simple but very comfortable Berberbed 1.40 m, 2 sofa´s and a private bathroom in a setting full of colour and lot´s of charm.
Once you enter the beautiful double doors of the house with the year 1898 carved into the cedarwood and you climb up the marble staircase towards the terrace, you will feel like in a little oasis. The terrace-suite is the cherry on the cake!! With original coloured glass windows and red tiles on the floor , wooden celing at the entrance, modern bathroom with step-in-shower and inside the room lot,s of detail and decor you will love!
The quests may use the entire terrace on different levels, a sundeck with chairs everywhere, views to Spain, the kasbah, the medina, and the ferries coming and going.
Wifi-connection in your room and in the workingspace on the first floor, a salon and a reading corner downstairs for you as well to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
Being your host I am at your service and will help you out with finding your way around where to go , to eat , to shop. Maybe a visit to Assilah, Tetouan or Chefchaouen or getting a nice massage in a traditional hammam. Just let me know and I will recommend the best places, a driver, a cook etc. to make your stay as comfortable as possible
Maison Arabesque is located in a very good neighborhood, Close ( 2 minutes) from the Grand Succo with taxi´s all day and night. Safety first and you don´t have to worry about that for sure!! Place Sakaya is well known for it´s little market twice a week. THe woman from the Rif with their typical outfit come to town and try to sell their fresh vegetable, fruits, herbs etc. A lovely scenery to watch having a tea at the local "Moroccan pub"......
Taxi´s are not alowed in the medina. And that´s just (email hidden) cars. You walk and go slowly because there is so much to see.
Outside the medina you grab a petit blue taxi easilly.
Not expensive at alll.
We respect our neighbours and other housequests!!
No smoking inside the house but with all that outsidespace we have no problem at all .....just blowing in the wind.
I had an amazing time staying at Merchanthouse Tangier. The beautiful, characterful house is perfectly situated in the heart of the medina, the bustling old town with its maze of narrow, winding, pedestrian-only streets. This is a perfect location for exploring the more traditional side to Tangier. As a female traveling on her own I felt very safe wondering around in this area at night. My room was exquisite and hard to leave, and the terraces at the house have fabulous views. Peter was a fantastic host- so very helpful and friendly. I cannot say enough good things about my stay there. I very much hope to go back.
Peter was an amazing host and person all around. He took care of my needs beginning from being picked up at the airport to ensuring I got back there. His home was an amazing place in terms of the rooms, ambience, artwork, and general set up. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a memorable experience in Tangier.
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine chez Peter. La maison, en plein coeur de la Médina est superbe, le décor simple et raffiné comme son hôte.
A toutes les personnes qui recherchent un lieu de vacance paisible, confortable, dans une maison authentique, restaurée avec goût, l'adresse de Peter est pour vous !
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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!