view  of outsidespace with 4 terraces, sundeck,sea and kasbah-view, loungearea and diningspace
Merchanthouse Tangier 1898
Merchanthouse Tangier 1898
10 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
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In Tangier´s old medina you can rent rooms or the entire original merchanthouse built in 1898 in Moorish-Spanish
riad-style.Totally refurbished with love for detail and decor. There are 5 spacious rooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 receptionrooms, a diningarea, 4 terraces, sundeck, seaview and a kasbah to rock!

The space

The house is quite unique for the medina because of it´s total surface of 300 m2 (excl de outsidespace) and most of all cause the interior is totally original (beautiful tiles, ceilings, doors, marble staircase, wooden floors, ornaments etc).
A couple of years ago Maison Arabesque is completely refurbished into a very comfortable place with lot´s light!! Almost all the furniture and lamps etc are handmade in Morocco and designed by a friend of mine Paul Lelieveld. The decor is contemporary in a lovely old and charming surrounding. You will be surprised how calm and peaceful it is once you are inside the house.

Guest access

If you rent the house or one of the 5 rooms, you will enjoy your choice of rooms in privacy. There is also a receptionroom and loungecorner on the ground floor, a Moroccan salon on the first floor (books everywhere!), a workingarea with an Applecomputer ( an oldie) and free wifi throughout the house, outsidespace with 4 different terraces, a diningarea, a sundeck with sea-and kasbahview. On a clear day you can even see Spain!!

Interaction with guests

As your host I will be at your service. Help you out with a little map, advise you where to go, to eat, to shop. If you want to make a cultural walkingtour and NO bazaarvisits I have a woman for you who works as a quide and speaks fluently English, French, Arabic and Spanish. If you want your private taxidriver. Mohamed who works for me a long time is very reliable. Dinner at home?? No problem Abdullah makes you a delicious Moroccan dish, salad, cakes.....all yummy.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

We respect our neighbors and all the housequests!
Please no smoking inside! Thank you


7 Reviews

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Norah User Profile
October 2017
This house was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It was in a perfect area in Tangier, and it was just right for our large group. The view from the terrace is absolutely beautiful, and the house was amazing! Not only were the accommodations perfect, but Peter was an excellent host! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering traveling to Tangier! It was the perfect trip!!

Carmen User Profile
September 2017
Just an amazing house, no words to describe how lovely this place is, in a great location in the very heart of the Medina. Peter is the most helpful host. Absolutely recommended.

Martin User Profile
July 2017
Very centrally located Riyad with a more than helpful host. Most of our group got sick and needed a couple of days to recover, which is taxing at the best of circumstances. We stayed here under the best of circumstances. Thank you, Peter!

Megan User Profile
June 2017
This house is located right in the middle of the medina, which makes staying there very central to restaurants and markets. The house is absolutely stunning and staying there is like being whisked back in time to when Tangier was famous for hosting artists, authors, princes, and spies.The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bathrooms are modern. Peter is one of the greatest hosts we've ever had with air bnb and we'd definitely stay with! him again!

Rico User Profile
September 2015
This house is an oasis of comfort in the heart of Tangier's buzzing medina. It is spacious, very nicely decorated, and features an amazing roof terrace. We loved all about the house and its location. Peter was a great and friendly host who provided us with very useful information about Tangier and was super helpful in recommending and arranging tours to beaches and nearby cities. I would definitely recommend this house to anybody visiting Tangier. My friends and I had a splendid time there!

Nikki User Profile
October 2014
Ambience, ambience, ambience............ Peter was an awesome Host! His knowledge of Tangier extensive. The property a testament to the Arabesque charm and mystique of living within an ancient medina. Listen to Peter's words regarding arrival, parking and location of this property. He went out of his way in his effort to make sure our arrival was smooth. Both with written communication in advance and actually meeting us upon arrival. Tangier is a grand old city which deserves several days to acclimate until you are comfortable with the essence and rhythm of the life within. Honestly, I can say that both Tangier and the 'Merchanthouse' of Peter's became our fondest memory after a nearly three week tour of Morocco! Enshallah, I shall return.....

Gemma User Profile
September 2013
Peter´s house is cozy and unique, in the very heart of Medina, with sunny terrace and amazing views on Tangier bay and roofs. Great breakfast also. Peter is nice and serious and his suggestions should always be followed. Just one downside: the pray call from the too-much-close-mosque at 5 a.m...unless you want a complete morocan experience!!!

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in September 2013
Peter User Profile
I am Peter Van der Drift living in Tangier , Morocco, since 2006. Before making this major change in my life I was working as a manager/consultant in the Netherlands based in Amsterdam. Now I split my time between those two cities but I love to travel around the world as well. …
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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