Dar Souran is an old house located in the medina of Tangiers, the picturesque, authentic and lively area of the city. It was built in 1898, and first belonged to the Bakkali Family. In 2010, Paul Carassou, who came many times to Tangiers was captivated by the house and he decided to leave his home region, the Pyrénnées Atlantiques in France to carry on the project of a guest house where he could host travelers who appreciate, as much as him, discovering the world, and who are fascinated by Morocco and particularly, by the mythic city of Tangiers.
Paul is passionate about travel, new experiences and old traditions, that’s why he has selected the best of Morocco, the dexterity of the master craftmen, traditional cares… to offer it to his guests. The riad is a luxury guest house in Tangiers, where you can rest and spend an incredible moment with or without our company.
During your stay in a guest room in the riad Dar Souran, you can meet Laurent, Paul’s son, a young, dynamic and trendy man, who wants you to feel special and above all, makes you want to come back to this small oriental palace.
The warm welcome of the housekeepers, and their captivating smiles, are an excellent prelude to discover an interesting place, which invites you to admire it and observe every detail of it.
At your Tangerine home, you can rest from your strolls, or spend your evenings with our guests and us, in a big in a restroom worthy of the Arabian nights, that combines tradition and modernity. We tried to think about every detail to make it a place dedicated to relaxation, discussion and conviviality. Either travelling alone or with your partner, friends or family, you will be delighted to be at home in the evening to discuss the best moments of the day, relish an appetizer or plan your journey for the next day. Spongy and vast, the sofa and saloons of this guest house in Tangiers are perfect for those who want to take a short nap in the afternoon, to watch a good movie before going to bed or just to savor a refreshing mint tea.
The hammam is a tradition that you cannot miss during your visit to Tangiers. You can take advantage of the hammam of the riad Dar Souran to laze and have a relaxing massage. There is nothing better than this damp and warm steam bath to take care of your skin and relax every muscle of your body. You can then have a massage or a skin exfoliation with the traditional soft soap, argan oil and an exfoliating glove. You will feel calmed and radiant.
Moroccan cuisine is particularly savory and we invite you to discover it with us. Our menu changes frequently, depending on the seasonal products, but we regularly propose couscous with vegetables, pastillas, which is a sort of puff pastry filled with chicken and almonds, as well as many different oriental pastries, that give prominence to honey, orange blossom and cinnamon. At your request, we will make the tajines and Moroccan dishes of your choice. We will propose, depending on the organic seasonal products bought freshly from the market, delicious Moroccan dishes that you can savor either on the rooftop or in the sitting room.
We are at your disposal, when you require it, to help you discover Tangiers and its good addresses, for 15 euros. Among the great places you can visit with us are the Museum of the Kasbah, that is located in the imposing 18th century palace, or the Spartel cap and the Caves of Hercules, that are spectacular caverns along the Strait of Gibraltar, just a few kilometers from Tangiers. We will also follow the steps of many European artists who came to Tangiers in the past centuries to renew their inspiration, from Delacroix to Henri Matisse. You will definitely appreciate the lively environment of the streets and the numerous shops all over the city.