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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   33 Zaouiat Lahda | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #312 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I visited the riad in March 2014. We looked a for a long time for an authentic riad in a central position. The riad itself was lovely - as expected, the staff friendly etc. We arranged to be collected from the airport and taken to the riad as we landed in the evening. Glad we did as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The Riad Dar Alhambra is a gem hidden amongst the warrens and alleyways of the heart of Marrakech. Getting to the Riad is a little bit difficult the first time, especially at night. The taxi could not enter the area of the Medina where it is located so we have a 5/10 minute walk. However be careful of people who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

In January 2014 my wife and I stayed for 3 nights as a birthday trip.  We wanted to stay in an authentic riad in the heart of the medina to ensure that we enjoyed the full Marrakech experience. We looked long and hard before deciding on the Alhambra. Our transfer took us to within a five minute walk of the... More

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Viking51, Owner at Dar Alhambra, responded to this review

We are extremely pleased that your overall experience was positive. We apologise most sincerely for the first night at another RIad - we do everything possible to avoid overbooking, unfortunately misunderstandings do occur rarely, in which case Hamid does everything possible to make this very rare inconvenience as positive as possible. There is always a member of staff in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Riad Dara Alhambra is in the perfect location, only a stones throw away from the bustling souks and a few minutes walk from the must visit, Ben Yussef Madras. The building is decorated stunningly as was our room and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a centrally located Riad, with friendly staff and a premium feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We loved this place ! The Riad is an oasis of calm and tranquility in the craziness of the `medina. It lies in the heart of the souk - surrounded by bustling streets. `it's therefore really hard to get to - you wouldn't do it without a guide. The Riad is very unassuming on the outside - but inside is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Medina is not for the feint hearted, the location is North of the inner walls of the old city. The streets are a great experience and people are mainly friendly, there are the few that hassle you on your walks, we felt like being on an epic film set like Raiders of the lost Arc. Once the doors open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A peaceful,relaxing oasis in a very busy,bustling city.We could not have been made to feel more welcome and staff were wonderful.It is stunning and yet simple and comfortable.Would highly recommend it if you want to experience living in the heart of Moroccan life but able to retreat when you wanted to. A&J

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

This riad was located in the heart of the medina and only accessed by foot ... We paid for a transfer from the airport and they taxi you as far as they can go then walk you the rest of the way I would highly recommend paying for this service as the riad is pretty difficult to find. Everyone at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days & was really impressed with the hotel, location, staff & food. The interior is simply stunning & not what you would expect when entering from the street. This is not to say it is opulent but ouzes style & class for it's simplicity & comfort. Located in the working heart of Medina near the Ben... More

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Viking51, Owner at Dar Alhambra, responded to this review

Extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit! Actually, if you contact the Riad manager Hamid, he can organise a mini-taxi that takes you directly to the door of the Riad at nearly any time that suits you - please contact Hamid via email:CONTACT@DARALHAMBRA.COM More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just returned from a visit to Marrakech, we stayed here for 4 nights, it is beautiful. The food is good, the rooms amazing, the staff friendly and the location is great. When we first saw the street we wondered where we had come to but when the door opened the riad exceeded our expectations. Not much more I can say,... More

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Address: 33 Zaouiat Lahda | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Alhambra 4*
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Magnificent 16th-century Riad, a haven of peace in the very heart of the Medina, lovingly restored in the pure Moroccan tradition - painted cedar ceilings, sculpted stucco, zelliges, marble floors...Impeccably clean, all rooms with private bath, and air conditioning. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Superb 360 view of the Medina, the Koutoubia and the snow capped Atlas mountains. One hundred yards from the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Marrakech museum, 15 minutes from Place Jemaa al Fna. Excellent cuisine! ... more   less 
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