About This Listing
Renovated house. Air-conditioned bedrooms with private bathroom. In the heart of the médina of Salé.
In the heart of Salé, (very close to the famous town of Rabat, at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, situated on the shore of the river.) near to the Medersa and inside the Medina (old city), I live in a traditional Moroccan house completely rebuilt in 2011.
You'll find two bedrooms with AC and private bathrooms and a traditional Moroccan living room.
I can accommodate up to 4 people.
The breakfast can be served in the "patio" (courtyard) or on the terrace (at the top)
Moreover if you want to try Moroccan food, Bouchra will prepare the meal of your choice.
You can travel to Rabat easily with the tramway (streetcar).
The Médina and the city center of Rabat are approximately 20 mn away (10 mn on foot and 10 mn of streetcar: price of the ticket of streetcar = 6 dirhams).
It'll be my pleasure, to receive you in my house and let you discover the history, alleyways, streets, markets, people and souks of the beautiful and famous Médina of Salé.
I hope to see you soon.
A washing machine is available for the travelers, as well as a microwave oven and a coffee machine.
Interaction with Guests
I am at the disposal of the travelers to advise them on their visit to Salé and of Rabat.
The house is in an alley of the medina. The taxi (12-15 dirhams from the train station) will drop you off at the entrance of the medina in approximately of 150 meters of the house. If you arrive by car there is a parking lot with a guard.
Other Things to Note
The WiFi works very well on the ground floor of the house. A computer is available for those who wish it.
Bath towels are supplied.
A hairdryer is available on request.
Smokers can smoke on the terrace.
Echoing everyone here, we had a great time staying with Hajiba and Guy and certainly recommend anyone heading to the Rabat area stay with them if they are available (they only let rooms certain times of the year). The house is beautiful, and upon arrival, they had mint tea and various snacks set out for us (the coconut macaroons were my favourite). It was really impressive to see photos and hear the story of how the Riad was transformed from a near-ruin to what it is today. That night, they recommended a fantastic restaurant at the Marina waterfront for dinner which was one of our favorites of the trip.
The next day we had a delicious breakfast (Moroccan breads, eggs, juice) after which Guy took us on a sightseeing tour of the Kasbah and medina. For those worried about being on the other side of the river, Sale is an interesting place in it's own right with non-touristy shops and a cool medieval wall that was fun to wander around and take photos. The gold souk was particularly impressive, and the only one we saw on our trip. It was also an easy (and inexpensive) boat ride to the old Kasbah, which was definitely a highlight of our tourist activities. Once across the river, it was an easy Tram ride to other sites and back to Sale so getting around to the main sites (except for Chellah which we used a taxi to get to) was no problem.
Our last night we had a delicious home-cooked dinner and enjoyed an evening of conversation and learning about Morocco. Guy's English is excellent so despite not speaking French we never had trouble communicating, and Hajiba and my wife had a great time exploring the city on their own for hours.
Some minor things to note are the pillows provided are hard foam so I would have liked the option of something softer as well. In the bathroom they provided bottled water, soap and shampoo which was appreciated, but taking a shower was awkward as the water gets all over the room and you have to squeegee the floor. Be forewarned to keep your stuff off the floor and toilet!
Like everyone else, we really enjoyed our time here and wish we had been there longer. It was a nice change of pace, and we felt we made some new friends in the process.
This lovely couple was very thoughtful and made our visit in Salé much easier and comfortable..Thank you for your care! The riad is very clean, neat and the breakfast is very delicious!
Hajiba and Guy are extraordinary hosts...after many stays at AirBnb locations, they definitely top my list is their welcome and sincere helpfulness and generosity.
They were angels! They went the extra mile for me. They prepared some snacks for me so that i dont get hungry in my long bus journey. They brought me around, they did my laundry etc. They even sent me off at the bus station at rabat.
My stay with them was awsome! For awhile i thought i belong there, i felt like home, like part of a family. They treated me like their own child. God bless.
There were soo much love. Thank you! I will definitely come back to stay with them again!
Nos hôtes ont été extrêmement sympathiques. Ils nous ont récupéré à la gare pour nous guider vers le riad, et ont pris le temps de se promener avec nous pour nous faire visiter la ville, nous conseiller des restaurants sympathiques et boutiques de qualité, et nous assister pour les négociations lors de nos achats. Ils ont également été d'une grande aide pour régler nos problèmes avec la compagnie aérienne.
Le petit déjeuner était varié et excellent.
Les chambres sont très propres, très bien équipées et tout le riad est magnifiquement décoré.
Nous ne regrettons qu'une chose : de n'être resté que 2 nuits !
Hajiba and Guy are very nice and great hosts. We felt like a part of family. They guided us not only to the most famous Rabat's monuments but also thru not so touristic Medina of Sale. Guy's valuable comments help us in further journey thru Morocco. We are grateful that they took care of us during our first days in Morocco. Beside of above house is charming and comfortable, has a usable terrace where you can eat breakfast prepared by Hajiba. We strongly recommend you stay in Dar Zahra.
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About the Host, Hajiba
Je m’appelle Hajiba, je suis originaire de Méknes.
Je suis marocaine, mais aussi française.
J’aime le sport, la peinture, les voyages, j’ai découvert l’Asie, l’Europe, les USA.
J’aime partager ma petite maison de Salé avec des voyageurs qui souhaitent découvrir la ville des sept portes, avec ses boutiques multicolores, ses Sadats (marabouts), ses ruelles étroites.
Je vous attends à Dar Zahra