The SpaceThe house has been renovated following the traditional architectural style. We have try to decorate it in a simply way, suitable to the environment, but with all the elements that make a house to be comfortable. The suite has one double room, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and a private terrace with an astonishing view over the medina and the mountains around Chaouen. Guest AccessWe think that good sleeping is the first requirement that our clients will make us, for this reason our beds have the best mattress of the offer, with two different pillows (more and less thick); feather duvets to fight against the cold winter nights and 100% cotton bed linen and in summer time the covers are made of Hayeks (typical pieces of white cotton material that women used to wear in Northern Morocco).
The kitchenettes are good to prepare breakfasts or even light meals, with gas cooker and electric oven and the most important kitchen tools.
Mohamed, the manager, can help you whatever you may need.
Interaction with GuestsThe person who get in touch with guests once in Chaouen is Mohamed el Mamouni. He is a very nice and helpful person, and moreover, just in case you may need, he is a nurse.
If the guest likes a total independence, Mohamed will not disturb, but his telephone number is always on. The NeighborhoodWe wish to offer to the independent, sensitive and cultured traveller a kaleidoscope of authentic experiences inside the heart of a traditional Chaouen neighbourhood. Chaouen has a sweet light, but a harsh climate, with cold nights and wet buildings. We must advice this, though our apartments are prepared to fight against these eventualities (feather duvets, plenty hot water, dehumidifier, heaters and also fire-place in the two bedrooms apartment). Other Things to NoteDar el Moualim is not a usual business, but a local development project, which provides two direct jobs and that promotes the protection of the medina, which is suffering too many inappropriate restorations. The house renovation has tried to be as much orthodox as possible, following the tradition in the facades, and in the inner decoration and furniture, but introducing some comforts to improve the stay and the rest of the guests. During spring season the suite is furnished with air-conditioning equipment.
The Chaouen medina has big slopes, and to reach our apartments we have to climb a narrow street with steps (about 50 m) as many others in the medina. This small effort will bring us the award of peaceful nights and astonishing views from the private terrace of the suite. Dar el Moualim and its environment is a window to a different world and our best wish is to show it to sensitive travellers. For this reason, if you really wish to be hosted in Dar el Moualim you should remember our proposal and decide if Dar el Moualim suits to your interest. We firmly ask to those tourists not very sensitive to the culture and the heritage, and also those who depend of high level of consumerism and comfort not to book with us. We recommend our lodgement to independent travellers, with some knowledge about Morocco and Chefchaouen, with no physical impediments to step up to Dar el Moualim, which is done in about 10 minutes from the closest parking area.