I really don't think Morocco gets better than this: a comfortable riad, clad in all shades of blue (this is Chefchaouen after all) and other technicolors, a private terrace that not only has an enticing pool but also unparalleled views over the blue city and a luxuriant green garden.
Yes, Dar Echchaouen sets the bar pretty high.
From their website, "Dar Echchaouen combines the charm of a guest house of the Medina, and the proximity of the mountain, giving a unique charm that will amaze you. The service and quality of scenery will get away and let you discover the real Morocco."
I really don't think they could have described this little slice of heaven more accurately. From the deliciously fresh breakfast to the dazzling sunset views over the valley, nothing at Dar Echchaouen disappoints (not even the free wifi and free mint tea, and not even the lady of the house, the furry, purry and friendly Shakira).
As if Chefchaouen wasn't already good enough, Dar Echchaouen made it even better, and wrapped up my time in Northern Morocco beautifully. There is no doubt in my mind that if I were to return to the area, I would gladly return to Dar Echchaouen, if only for the views and the typicality of the place.