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Palais Donab

53 Dar El Basha Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 00345, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sidi Bou Othmane
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Palais Donab rocks! Right in the heart of the medina, it truly was a palace and exudes world-class charm. The staff is awesome, the rooms (I think there might only be 6 or 7) are beautiful, and the food and setting are stunning. I live in Morocco and have stayed at Dar Donab six times (and eaten there at least... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The property is stunning. Our room (Koutubia) was beautiful, rose petals on the magnificient bed, and dinner in the restaurant was excellent. The owner is a most charming chap and very helpful. However, the front of house staff were somewhat absent when it came for us attmepting to check out. One could say, if you're not there I'm not paying... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Well, I must start with the very little positive part. The hotel is reasonably located and used to be a very nice palais. Now, the real facts ... When you pay more than €200 a room, you would expect at least a clean hotel. The hotel is poorly maintained, the service in the front desk is AWFULL !! , the... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I stayed in Palais Donab for 3 nights in September 2012 with two friends. We had a room on the terrace and felt like we had the entire terrace to ourselves. The room was beautiful with a big bathroom. We had an extra bed put in the room, as there were three of us, and there was still plenty of... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This restored palace in the heart of old Marrakech is an incredibly peaceful oasis, extremely well-run to very high standards by Brahim and his staff. Although it is palatial and an absolute delight to the eye, it is also very intimate in size and style. From the warm welcome on arrival (refreshing mint tea by the fountain then a personal... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Thank you Brahim and staff for a truly wonderful stay at the Palais Donab. I do not believe the decor,service and gardens can be bettered by any other Riad in central Marakesh.We stayed for three nights and could not find fault with the establishment.How nice it was to be treated like royalty in a Riad that was formerly a Royal... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We had some vague idea of Riads in Marrakech, we have seen plenty of them on Internet, heard different stories, got suspicious with plenty of fantastic reviews on all Riads in Marrakech. Suspicion got confirmed directly by people from Marrakech - apparently there are plenty of Riads, restaurants in Marrakech who writes those fantastic reviews themselves (or ask someone to... More 

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Riad Dar Donab is actually a palace, means bigger than the usual Riad in the Souks. It offers exactly what you expect and dream of when you travel to Marrakech. I cant praise enough this Riad, the pool, service, staff....my husband and i had a wonderful time and Brahim, the manager makes you feel very special. The whole Riad is... More 

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shrewsbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, it's whole ambience is one of luxury and how life should be.... On reading other people's reviews, one said the place was tired ... Yes the place in some parts seemed dated, but that's what gave it the character and the timeless elegance . There are I am sure plenty of places to stay... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We ate lunch at Dar Donab and viewed the rooms for some friends visiting. The rooms are very 1985, with old sofas and tattered bedspreads. The menu is very standard Moroccan (tagines, couscous, brochettes), and my tagine was chewy and overcooked. My wife's salad was a pile of sliced vegetables in a bland dressing. The manager was openly rude and... More 

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