Monday, 24 June 2013

Dar Malak {house of the angels}


been there

 I have learnt through hard - and and sometimes interesting - experience, that it is possible to make the most dire accommodation look charming and characterful on the internet.
Those pretty pictures neglect to mention that there is no plug in the bath and that you will have to roll up some underwear {yes, really . . . Palma} in order to wash, or that the hotels neighbours' son has recently acquired a set of drums {that wasn't so bad actually, he got more melodic each day}.
So . . . in an attempt to make your trip more pleasant I thought I would use these pages to pass on contacts and information about places I have visited and enjoyed staying in.


DAR MALAK


picture perfect view from the roof terrace
This is one of those places that the internet does do justice to, and our first trip to Assilah en famille was organised around this house. I saw this  view on the internet and I wanted to stay there,  read a little more about the town and location, and decided it was definitely a good option – and now this is the place we return to as often as we can!
I have stayed in this house alone, with my daughters, as well as with grandmothers and aunts in tow . . . it's lovely!
a royal wave from the roof terrace

If it is all about location –  then this is unquestionably the place for you. Sitting on the terrace you literally feel like you are floating out to sea – just writing about it makes me want to back there.
 It can be a little busy in mid summer as you overlook the krakia – a favourite spot for both locals and tourists to go for a little sunset promenade and people watching – but I also love that bit of bustle on your doorstep!
sunset on the krakia 

 In the evenings my daughters would dash out to the peanut and roasted seed vendor just outside the front door to get snacks for the cocktail hour and we would watch the sun set over the Atlantic while munching on almonds and pistachios. The only possible criticism is that it is a bit of a trek from the kitchen on the ground floor, to the terrace, but you make a plan . . . its worth it!

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plenty of living space downstairs plus the roof terrace

to book or read more about the house and Assilah go HERE

images: tea-in-tangiers & dar malak

                                            done that



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