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Forget the big hotels near the station, venture into the old town and get a taste of the real Tangier. Michelle, your host, will look after you so well you won’t want to leave. Rooms are beautifully finished and there is a wonderful rooftop area for views and breakfast. It really is a magical place. We also had Michelle organise a day trip to Chefchaouen by grand taxi.....expensive, but a real highlight. PS make sure you get Michelle to order the petite taxi for you from the station so you don’t get any problems.

It is not surprising that this converted riad is so highly rated. The rooms, like the public area, are decorated with taste; the breakfasts are delicious; and the owners, Michelle and Dominique, are the perfect hosts. Dar Chams is tucked within the medina, not far from the kasbah (don’t miss the museum there). I would gladly return to this delightful place.

Our 1st four-poster bed of the trip in a very nice room. Large shower and two-sink vanity. A/C available, but not necessary. We couldn’t figure out the TV and the lady/owner was no help. Otherwise a fine room. Don’t book this hotel unless you can climb stairs, as there’s no elevator. It’s 70-odd steps from the lobby to the roof if you’re having breakfast and the climb is worth every step. Beautiful setting and view from the roof dining area. Take a taxi to the hotel unless you love dragging your luggage up incredibly steep and endless hills. Upon checkin, the owner offers tea and, unless you want to be considered a barbarian, accept it. You can get glasses of wine and either sit in the ground floor area or have them taken to your room. Staff and owners super polite and helpful. Altogether a wonderful hotel.

The owners live there and were just a wonderful, helpful married French couple. Our room was absolutely outstanding and my wife fell in love with the shower. We had a corner room named "Soussias" and we could open the windows. We procured the hotel's single floor fan as soon as we arrived so we could ensure air circulation in the room. The air conditioning had some difficulty so we were grateful to have the fan. While there the owners arranged for a massage for both of us. Breakfast each morning was enjoyable on the roof of the hotel. The only drawback was the location, in the depth of the medina - hundreds of narrow alleyways that are their streets.

Great location in the middle of the Medina close to the Kasbah and many other sites Wonderful people always with a smile Amazing breakfast on the terrace with a spectacular view of Tanger Beautiful design

Due to a plumbing issue we had to switch hotels. At first we were disappointed, but that changed upon our arrival. Everything was lovely! Breakfast on the rooftop was a highlight, but mint tea with the owner at check in was a great touch. So glad we accidentally found it!

Absolutely delightful small Riad in an excellent location inside the Medina in Tangier. Easy to walk to restaurants (there are many nearby), to the medina shops, and to many other sites. The rooms were lovely and a good size. The rooftop deck has a great view and breakfast was served there each morning. Breakfast was delightful - the fresh squeezed orange in all of Morroco is delicious and olives are served at all meals. The breads, dates, jams,and pastries were yummy too. If you are going to Tangier look up some fun facts about the socialite Barbara Hutton who lived there in the 60s - her home is beside the hotel. A huge thank you to French owners Michele and Dominic. They were most helpful and always there when you needed them. Their staff was helpful to and although the staff didn't speak a lot of English, we easily found a way to communicate with them. It was obvious the owners cared about their hotel and their clients. We would definitely stay there again.

We stayed one night in Tangier at Hotel Dar Chams Tanja. The hotel is located near the former palace in the heart of the Médina. This is a terrific hotel. We booked a junior suite. The room included a king bed and was well decorated with original art pieces. Breakfast was served on the terrace that provides a 360 degree view of the city. The food was terrific. Dominique (hotel owner/manager) made arrangements for a cab to pick us up from the ferry to bring us to the hotel when we arrived. He also arranged for a private tour guide that made the trip a tremendous success. Ask for Youssaf - he was outstanding. This place is a 9.8 / 10 for me.

This property will get mixed reviews. First of all, it’s in the best and worst location. Located just downhill from the Kasbah where the views are very nice and the property itself is aesthetically charming you will soon learn from a comfort perspective looks can be deceiving. To say it was noisy would be an understatement as the area directly outside of the hotel appeared to be a gathering place for teenagers and carousers who were noisy every night into the morning hours. The sounds of wheeled carts bouncing on the cobblestones only ceased for perhaps two hours early in the morning, then started again before the 4: AM first prayer blared from loudspeakers. If sleep is something you treasure, you will be better off staying in one of the beach hotels. Access to the beach here and after a long walk down to the water is elusive and distant. The “living room”, where you will check in is nicely appointed as at first glance are the rooms. We upgraded to a junior suite. Unfortunately, they have made no accommodation for the placement of luggage other than the floor. There were two leather chairs and a small table between them, as well as a TV stand, but beyond that there was only a small wardrobe, two end tables, and a bed. The bathrooms were nice and, unusual for Morocco, guests were provided washcloths and robes, which was nice. Finding it can be a bit of a challenge as you will be dropped off far above it near the small museum and then will need to carry your bags down a steep and heavily cobbled incline, partially steps, partially a ramp. You will want to think twice before bringing heavy bags and a third time about any wheeled luggage making the trek down without fearing damage to the wheels; however, you will be besieged by teenagers who expect a tip for rough handling your bags for you. From a luggage perspective, once inside it doesn’t get better. Staff did carry our bags up two sets of stairs to our room, but we were required to bring them back down ourselves. As we had an early AM departure management assured us someone would be there to help us with the bags but they arrived only after we had transported everything down the stairs. The fellow who was supposed to help us apologized and told us he was given a time one hour later of our actual departure – perhaps a simple mistake, perhaps a way of escaping the load. Luckily, the excellent driver we hired for our entire two weeks in Morocco met us at the door and helped us get the bags back up the hill. While in Tangiers you will be besieged by peddlers and beggars most places you stop, this location is especially bad and they simply won’t take a stern “No” as an answer. It’s tiring and starts from the moment you pull into the Kasbah. The Moroccan Club is a decent restaurant located a short walk from Dar Chams and they do serve beer and wine and have a full bar downstairs, but the bar is small and is so filled with cigarette smoke we could only take a few minutes of it. The breakfast at Dar Charm is good; however, it’s not served until 8:30 AM and there is no coffee available in the rooms. Dar Chams Tanja does deliver beer and wine to your room and they were one of the few hotels to offer a hair dryer - and after a two week tour of Morocco we stayed in many hotels. All in all, I would not stay here again, it’s simply too inconvenient, noisy, and the pestering from the locals gets old very quickly but some may find the initial charm to be enough. The hotel is owned by a very nice French couple.

Beautiful hotel! The owners greeted us with Moroccan tea at the door. The roof has a great view of the entire city! The night staff recommended a great restaurant next door for dinner with another great view of Tangier at sunset. The breakfast the next morning was a spread of pound cakes, cheese, olives, fruit, bread and eggs. The staff was very sweet and the hotel was absolutely stunning! Would definitely stay here again.

2/4 Rue Jnan Kabtan Tangier

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Place de la Kasbah
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Dar Chams Tanja places you next to Place de la Kasbah and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Port of Tangier. This 5-star riad has 7 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a health club.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8:30 AM to 11 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 7 individually decorated rooms provide free bottled water, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Select Comfort beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Dar Chams Tanja offers a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and spa treatment rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 2 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury riad include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and a terrace.

Room options

Junior Suite (Fassia)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (Marrakchia)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (Bedaouia)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (Soussia)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 449 reviews

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