La Tangerina

Tangier, Morocco

Tangier’s most intimate kasbah hideaway, with a distinct whiff of the town’s Belle Epoque and an amazing roof terrace looking across the sea to Spain

La Tangerina grabs an unforgettable location at the highest point of Tangier’s hilltop kasbah, at the edge of the cliff which was its defensive raison d’être. From its airy roof terrace you look out across its old town and harbour to the Atlantic and the southern Spanish coast. Farida and her husband Jürgen couldn’t have found a better spot on which to create the small guesthouse of their dreams after returning to the town of her birth.

Jürgen oversaw restoration with a craftsman’s eye for detail and a brief of "top spec everything". They then trawled the antique shops of the town for memorabilia from the town’s Belle Epoque, a time when the international glitterati made Tangier their own, searching out old suitcases and trunks, mirrors and dressers, lamps and radios. The house now evokes the times of Bowles and Waugh, and remains true to the spirit of that cosmopolitan past: you eat at one table with your hosts and with guests from the world over. Relaxed, intimate and comfortable, La Tangerina scores high on all counts.

Guest Ratings

Room:
92%
Food:
88%
Service:
90%
Value:
90%
Overall:
90%

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Reviewed by Guy Hunter Watts

Highs

  • Bedrooms get the mix just right between solid comfort and local flavour, with a predominance of tangerine in colour schemes
  • Jürgen and Farida greet guests in an unaffected, easy manner. They really make you feel chez toi
  • La Tangerina’s position couldn’t be better. There’s no passing traffic, the views are heart-stopping and you’re at the heart of the kasbah
  • The communal spaces – sitting room, dining room, basement hammam – all share the same intimate, cared-for vibe that permeates the rest of the house

Lows

  • You can't park right outside the house, but you can drive there and drop off your suitcases, then park 75m away
  • Expect some hassle in the Tangier souks. But armed with patience, a sense of humour and a few euros, you should dig out some great ethno-bargains
  • This is the sort of place where you are obliged to be sociable, with life being shared with fellow guests and the young family of your hosts, family style
  • Some rooms look a little spartan at first, but the subtle detail will win you over

Is as good as guest houses get...        

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Save to favouritesPrintMailLa TangerinaLa Tangerina grabs an unforgettable location at the highest point of Tangier’s hilltop kasbah, at the edge of the cliff which was its defensive raison d’être. From its airy roof terrace you look out across its old town and harbour to the Atlantic and the southern Spanish coast. Farida and her husband Jürgen couldn’t have found a better spot on which to create the small guesthouse of their dreams after returning to the town of her birth. Jürgen oversaw restoration with a craftsman’s eye for detail and a brief of "top spec everything". They then trawled the antique shops of the town for memorabilia from the town’s Belle Epoque, a time when the international glitterati made Tangier their own, searching out old suitcases and trunks, mirrors and dressers, lamps and radios. The house now evokes the times of Bowles and Waugh, and remains true to the spirit of that cosmopolitan past: you eat at one table with your hosts and with guests from the world over. Relaxed, intimate and comfortable, La Tangerina scores high on all counts.

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