Dar Hafa is situated on the edge of one of my favourite parts of the city – the Marshan – not far from the Royal Palace and just around the corner from the famous Cafe Hafa.
It sits high up and is built over three levels, all looking across the straits to Spain, with the whole house orientated to this outlook.
The house is spacious and comfortable, with a wonderful attention to design and detail wherever you look.
And while you might not want to ever leave the terrace, you are only a five minute walk from the kasbah, and another five minutes from that to the medina.
Clean uncluttered lines take you downstairs from the top terrace and bedrooms to the main salon and living space.
The lounge, kitchen and dining space on the second level is all open plan and again the focus of the view is out over the sea. The contemporary design has been sympathetically applied to this old Tangier home, and is softened by the addition of a beautiful collection of vintage Moroccan textiles which sit comfortably alongside the more modern collection of furniture and art.
Back upstairs, and this was the bedroom I decided was the best in the house (although they were all lovely!) with doors opening up onto yet another another terrace, flooding the bedroom in that special light which I think is a combination of the blue skies and blue seas that is so typical of Tangier.
The windows throughout the house act as frames for views over the sea and the city
There was a lot of rain when I was there, but as the sun came out there was a rainbow . . .
and what better place to enjoy it than on one of the terraces of Dar Hafa.
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