Hotels & Spas, Tangier


48 hours in TangierDiscover the history of Mick Jagger & Tangier and how we got to live in the Mick Jagger Room.

We had 48 hours in Tangier. For this we found the best little riad boutique hotel in the Kasbah, the Medina not far from the port. DAR SABA’S HOUSE. Right from its entrance pediment, it defines itself as a unique place thanks to its eclectic, Art-Deco-inspired architecture and decoration.

A unique concept offering “an immobile journey” through objects and works of art that exert an irresistible influence on the imagination. Every corner of the Riad tells a different story.


The majority of accessories and decorative objects are signed “Roya Art”. This high-end brand of handmade products and objects was created by the Riad’s owner. It showcases the virtuosity, know-how and subtlety of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Their private collection of paintings and works of art enlivens every wall from the basement to the terrace, showcasing the flourishing national and international art scene. Last but not least, the fantasy of the place is to blend luxury hotels with the worlds of famous people whose destinies, at some point in history, were linked to that of the city and helped forge its legend.

We had the Mick Jagger Room, dedicated to the famous singer, with a disco mirror above the bed, the words of “Satisfaction” on the wall and a rock n’ roll bathroom. It makes you want to dance! A unique experience!

Did you know that the Rolling Stones, especially Mick Jagger, went to Tangier many times ??

In Tangier, the Rolling Stones were introduced to traditional “Jajouka” music. Performed by the villagers of the Jajouka region, 120 km from Tangier, this music is a spellbinding composition of ghaïtas (oboes), percussion and melancholy flutes. It carries with it the sound of the wind and the age-old echo of the Rif foothills.

Mick Jagger and the Stones experienced Tangier’s “beat generation”, which inspired the poets, musicians and other literary and artistic figures of the beatnik movement, a generation that rejected the conventions and codes of modern society and aspired to a lifestyle stripped of all superfluity.

Jajouka was a major inspiration for the Rolling Stones, so much so that they recorded two albums in Tangier! Since the 1960s, Mick Jagger and his band have often returned to Tangier, where they are said to have had “their habits”. History will record that, through their music, they built bridges between two radically opposed cultures and introduced the jajouka to the whole world.

The 6 rooms and suites – Malcolm Forbes, Barbara Hutton, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Antoni Gaudí and Ibn Battûta – are each decorated in tribute to these personalities, who all have something in common with Tangier.What an incredible idea, we can’t wait to come back and try out the other rooms.

The most incredible experience was the morning at Riad Dar Saba’s House on the rooftop. In the soft sunshine and blue sky, looking out over the harbor and the sea with the sound of seagulls circling in the sky.
The incredibly attentive staff brought us the 5 star breakfast! Homemade traditional coffee, freshly squeezed juice, cheese omelette, fruit platter, fresh Moroccan bread and homemade jam, honey… Unforgettable moments. 

The neighborhood is an art district, with many small galleries and stores, and several rooftop restaurants with incredible views of the Kasbah, the sea and Tangier. It was like a little adventure to have a walk there, so many impressions and Moroccan products.

If you need to relax, you can go straight to Dar Saba’s House for a hammam or book a massage. It doesn’t get any better than this.

We are so grateful for this great experience in Tangier with Dar Saba’s House, we can only recommend booking there for your next trip to Tangier following the footsteps of Mick Jagger…



photo credits: WWA



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