Review of Dar Meziana Chefchaouen, Morocco

Dar Meziana is a beautiful riad opened recently in Chefchaouen after three years of extensive restoration by its owners.

Meriem and Hassan (of Casa Hassan) bought this riad in 2004, and through their personal touches and determination, they have transformed it into a very special place. The light blue colour of the alleyways and the potted plants and flowers set the tone of warmth and beauty of the house. Once you step inside, you will appreciate the traditional touches: the crooked windows, Moroccan lamps and carpets, beautifully painted wooden ceilings and hand-crafter doors.

There are seven spacious rooms, all individually decorated and furnished by Mrs Meriem. Small, bright, tadelakt-rendered bathrooms with hammered copper sinks are in every room. Other amenities include air-conditioning and heating – including under-floor.

Dar Meziana has also has a beautiful roof terrace with the most amazing views over the city, mountains and surrounding countryside.