A piece of history in the Medina
Situated at the northern tip of Morocco, this ancient city of whitewash houses reveals a unique blend of African and European influences. The city is divided into two distinct areas, the modern new town of Ville Nouvelle, and the historic old Medina. Within the winding alleyways of the old-walled Medina you can find charming hotels that retain the city’s fascinating history.
Renowned as one of the oldest hotels in Tangier, the Continental is housed within a 19th Century Heritage-listed building, and offers simple guest rooms with private patios that overlook the Medina or sea, along with two restaurants with stunning mosaic detailing, vibrant stained-glass windows and authentic Moroccan cuisine.
Luxury on the bay
Nestled along the shores of the glistening Bay of Tangier stands a collection of upmarket hotels offering a secluded escape just a stone’s throw from the city. Hotel Farah Tanger delivers a lavish experience with two swimming pools, a blissful day spa and spacious guest rooms. The deluxe Movenpick Hotel & Casino Malabata boasts an expansive outdoor pool and spa with panoramic views, and an ambient restaurant that hosts belly-dancing shows.
Hôtel Palais du Calife Riad & Spa places you just moments from Malabata Beach and features traditional Moorish interiors with modern accents, a sundrenched rooftop terrace, tranquil day spa, and stylish suites, many with private balconies overlooking the Mediterranean.
Discover the old-walled city
The maze-like old Medina encapsulates the history and culture of the city, and what better way to discover it than by staying on one of many the narrow streets lined with quaint shops and tea-houses. Just steps from the Old American Legation Museum is Bayt Alice, an affordable bed and breakfast offering a panoramic rooftop terrace, a hammam and six individually-styled guest rooms with balconies.
If you’re looking to stay in a traditional riad, the Arous Chamel is the perfect retreat, showcasing seven cosy guest rooms and a panoramic sun terrace. The luxurious and boutique Dar Chams Tanja also features breathtaking views over the city and bay, and is just steps from the imposing Dar el Makhzen: the former sultan’s palace.