Tanger : welcome in the Dream City• 14 Sep, 2010 • Catégorie: Morocco, One hotel a day, Romantic, Waterfront •
While some call it the “city of strangers”, others as the American writer Paul Bowles see in it the city of every possibilities. Tanger, the “Dream City”, is a land of exile for many specialized travellers, gone to conquer a design at the crossing of the kinds, where the lack of taste could make you banish forever. On the road to their quest, they stop at the Nord-Pinus Hotel.
With the Chergui (the warm wind from the Sahara to Morocco), your arrival is announced to the hotel. You are in the Casbah, the part of the Sultan’s old palace, became the Pacha’s courtroom. Renovated with passion by Anne Igou, a French hotelier, the Nord-Pinus hotel of Tanger looks like its big brother ( The Nord-Pinus Hotel of Arles ) : A giant patchwork from Orient and Occident. Thus, the Moroccan, Syrian and Egyptian furniture mixes with the Peter Lindbergh’s photographies or with the David Hicks lamps.
Just around one of the establishment terraces ( When the blue of the ocean cracks in front of your eyes), dare to push the heavy leather doors of Cordoba. Inside, you will find a palace from Arabian Nights : Bhutan’s ancient silks, bronze beds, marble and zelliges bathrooms. Your heart will swing between several worlds before finding your ideal room : from “Le Chameau s’en fout” ( “the camel doesn’t care”) to “Ocean View”. Rocked by an Arab-Andalusian music and by the scents of cedar and sea water, you will certainly live your greatest adventure.
Rates : From 220€ for a double room and until 340€ for a luxury suite.
A little extra : The restaurant of the hotel to taste the Moroccan products in local, colourful and appetizing dishes.