La dame des lieux est tres sympa ,le lieux est en plein centre tout en étant calme Le seul bémol est le parking disponible mais difficilement accessible. Le petit déjeuner n'est pas inclus mais je le recommande.
Hemos estado éste fin de semana en ésta casa marroquí que se encuentra al lado de la medina de ASSILAH,la cuál es muy acogedora, se encuentra muy limpia y ambientada con el entorno, la zona es muy tranquila. He de mencionar a su dueña, Caroline, que desde que llegamos hasta el último momento hemos recibido un trato GENIAL y MAGNIFICO por parte de ella haciéndonos sentir como en casa e incluso uno más de la familia. Su desayuno es RIQUÍSIMO, lo sirve en su hotel DAR AZAOIA (50 metros de la casa),es abundante y casero, se degusta el típico desayuno marroquí. MUCHAS GRACIAS CAROLINE!!!
People want different things from their honeymoon. Personally, I was in favour of having an all-inclusive break, and not having to worry about the cost of what I was eating, drinking or spending. Mrs B, on the other hand, argued the case for somewhere remote, with just the two of us. Dar Summerray suited us both perfectly. The house itself is in an ordinary street, and you're living right in the middle of everyday life in Asilah. Children play in the street outside (remember the days you used to be able to do that in the UK?), the rubbish is collected every night, and when you sit on the sun terrace, you're surrounded by blue skies and washing lines. Why five stars, then? Because it's exactly what we wanted - authentic. Not tourist authentic, real authentic. It's a complete removal from what you're used to, but the house is comfortable enough that you don't feel you're missing out on ordinary creature comforts. The shower room is amazing, the bedroom romantic, and downstairs is cool during the heat of the day. The Muezzin and his call to prayer became our way of noting the passage of time, and meant we were able to take our watches off and simply relax. There's no TV or radio, but there is wifi, so if you really can't be separated from your entertainment then it's easy to be in touch. Personally, we just took books and a kindle, and after a few days adjustment we were running at the slow pace humans are made to run at, and not the city pace we're so used to. I doubt many readers will speak Arabic, but a smattering of schoolboy French or Spanish is more than enough to get by, as many people speak a little or a lot of one or the other. Young lads speak English, as do some waiters in the restaurants by the main Medina gate. Mainly, though, if you're stuck simply smile politely and point. Asilah hasn't yet been 'discovered' by Western tourists, and so there isn't the usual cohort of scam merchants waiting to fleece you. Just down the road from the house (follow the Medina wall) you'll see a busy stall at the intersection selling fresh rounds of mini doughnuts with sugar or without for 2 Dirham (about 8p) per cone. That was breakfast every morning. Eggs are always fresh in the shops, as is the bread, and shop owners won't rip you off. If you like fish, then be at the Medina wall (half way along by the gate next to the doughnut man) in the evening from about 8pm. The fishermen bring the day's catch up, and what you see is what they caught. We saw some incredible fresh fish, including tuna and shark, octopus, and lots of things we didn't recognise. Even if you don't buy, it's great to watch them fillet and sell for half an hour. Only change up about £50 to get out there and get a cab from the airport (at the time of writing, 250 Dirhams is the cab fare. Don't pay more than 300). The rate you'll get in Asilah is so much better that, for the first time ever, I'm seriously recommending changing your money there as you go. If you do you'll easily be £30-£40 better off, depending on how much you're spending, of course. Two of us took £400 for two weeks, and had money left at the end. We didn't want for anything while we were there, and so that's a pretty good guide amount. We could easily have spent a lot less and still had a great time, so it's a good value holiday. One person worth knowing is Chico. You can find him by the main Medina gate, at a restaurant called Casa La Place, if memory serves. His English is good, and he's a bit of a fixer. We wanted to go to a Hammam, but wanted the authentic experience. Obviously we couldn't go to the Medina one together, as usage is separated by gender, as is always the case in non-tourist areas of Muslim countries. Chico sorted for my wife and I to go together, alone, after it closed - they opened especially for us. I don't suppose there are many couples who have bathed together in a Hammam that is hundreds of years old within the walls of a Medina. Well worth what we paid (around £30 including massage and stretching). No-one there spoke anything other than Arabic, and it couldn't have happened without Chico. If he fixes something for you, 10-20% of the cost is a more than adequate tip, as I suspect he is already getting a kickback. I mention it, though, as places like Asilah (where these things can be managed without you being hammered as a tourist) are a rarity now. Tell him the English man with the massive beard sent you, and if he's not there, one of the waiters will call him! You can drink in some restaurants, though expect to pay about £3 for a bottle of beer. There are also off licences, and a stella sized can will set you back about £1.40. There's no drinking culture though, and so we only drank sometimes. Just go for a wander around - you'll find the beer shops, even though they have no signs or advertising. If you're taking gin from the duty free, tonic water and citrus fruits are readily available. In short, we had a wonderful time. It's a bit like stepping into a time warp, only with a decent shower and facilities. I'd get there while you can, before everyone 'discovers' the place, and you can't book up at all... Rafe…
cette maison est tout a fait charmante , bien placee , juste en face de la medina (au calme) independante et confortable; caroline est tres serviable , pleine de bons conseils, son amour du Maroc est communicatif et le petit dejeuner servi dans sa maison d'hote toute proche dar azaouia est a tomber !
We loved the house and the town so much that we didn't have to travel much anywhere else to have a wonderful time and relaxe in the beach. Caroline, the lady looking after things helped us to make the best of our holidays, with tips, and having the house clean and ready for our arrival. The house is stylish and comfortable, with a mix of zen and traditional Moroccan atmosphere. The locals are very friendly. You can meet people of many nationalities, Spanish, English, Belgium, and of course Morocans :0), and the neighbours were very friendly with us. We strongly recommend this property.
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