We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,046 Marrakech B&Bs / inns

Riad Dar Darma

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   11/12, Trik Sidi Bohuarba - Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Riad Dar Darma to your Saves list
Riad Dar Darma
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #397 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
JON475 Phuket, Thailand
  • Overview
  • Reviews (85)
  • Photos (78)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (11)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

85 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Phuket, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful riad, in the heart of the medina. Much has been written here already about the beauty of the decoration and furnishings, but for me the quality of service is the stand-out feature of Dar Darma. The team of Said,Yazin,Maria and Abdul, all of whom speak impeccable English (for those for whom this is a must) are knowledgeable, professional, good-humored... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milan, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

restored Riad in the medina with extravagant and sophisticated forniture, in the middle between tradition and modern. Service is excellent (flowers in the apartment, drinks and coffee in the room for free, conciergerie, ...). Cooking class with Maria on the terrace absolutely to do as well as the dinner on the terrace. The red and the blue apartments are the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There are many, beautifully restored Riads in Marrakech. Some have remained 'traditional', others have gone the minimalist route. Dar Darma has gone it's own unique way. It is an extravagant, exquisite piece of set design that will take your breath away. Add to that impeccable service and it's heaven. I will be back again and again

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

... I already visited a couple of different Riads in Marrakech - but this one is from now on my absolutely favorite and the best in Marrakech with the most Extravagance & Luxury & Moroccan Authenticity & Love. I browsed in the internet for a Riad in Marrakech and discovered the DAR DARMA - it was love at first sight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Eagan, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This riad was like staying in a fairytale palace! We stayed in the Red apartment and loved it! The staff was so attentive and always ready to help. We enjoyed returning to a beautiful fire, some Moroccan wine and olives, after an afternoon of exploring the Medina. Breakfast and lunch on the rooftop terrace was wonderful! The food was so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed in two different hotels in Marrakesh-- Dar Darma and the Riad Idra. They are about the same price, very different in style but both are very luxurious and comfortable. To be honest, we like the Riad Idra better and think it's of better value, but the stay at Dar Darma is a very unique experience which we did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

This riad is amazing.... The staff treated us like royalty, the rooms are stunning, with parts of it dating back hundreds of years. This place is like a sanctuary. We have stayed in Marrakech around six times previous to this visit, staying at a 5* hotel & other riads... All of which are of a 5* status, but this place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Guildford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Dar Darma is an oasis of calm in a totaly hectic city. Behind an unimposing entrance is a secret world waiting to be discovered by those fortunate enough to stay there. We had a lovely suite which was filled with all sorts of interesting antiques and marvelously quirky bathrooms. Lovely and attentive staff who could not be more helpful (Maria... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed in the red apartment. It is darkly bohemian beautiful. It is private luxury in a shabby chic, story book way. The service is very personal, and super friendly. The food has a very nice morrocan-home-cooked feel to it. And the Dar Darma location great - but bring a small compass to find your way in the Medina. Over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This visit is our fourth return to Marrakech from Geneva to escape from the European winter and our fourth visit to Dar Darma for what has become our annual tradition. What has made our visits so special has been not only the initial charm of this Riad, but of the remarkable care and personal attention that the Dar Darma team... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Riad Dar Darma, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Riad Dar Darma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riad Dar Darma

Address: 11/12, Trik Sidi Bohuarba - Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar Darma 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Tingo, Escapio and Venere so you can book your Riad Dar Darma reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dar Darma Hotel Marrakech

78 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (78)
Room/suite (17)
Hotel & grounds (14)
Dining (13)
Bathroom (2)
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Marrakech with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dar Darma is a private dwelling that can offer privacy, low-key services and traditional Moroccan hospitality in a relaxed, exclusive atmosphere. A few steps from the Museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef. You can enjoy this experience in the intimate surroundings of your suite, in the relaxation areas or on the terraces with breathtaking views of the Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Riad Dar Darma staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer