Ancient noble abode in Tata converted in guesthouse.
If you missed our interview with Patrick, the owner, Dar Infiane is quite unlike any other guest house in Morocco. A 500 year old noble house built on top of a douar ( hamlet) it overlooks the palm grove of Tata, once a flourishing caravan trade post. And that view alone is worth the price of admission ( or the strenous rows of stairs to get there). Hidden passages, low ceiling rooms, miniature windows, nooks and crannies make it a hide- and- seek heaven for children and adults alike. One can but wonder how in the world did Patrick and Francine, the owners that restored the house in 2001, managed to install A/C and hot water in the rooms and a fully functional kitchen. Not everything is perfect. The bed linen and towels could use an update, the staff speaks a minimum of English and there is no one to help with the luggage up and down the stairs. But you’d be a fool to stay anywhere else in Tata. Or around it. I still picture that overhanging roof terrace at dawn when the heat is finally steaming off and the ladies come out to chat on their terraces below. You feel part of a ritual that has gone on unchanged for centuries and for a while, surrender to the passage of time. Best visited from September to May. Beer and wine available on site.