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Riad Palais Didi

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7, Dar Lakbira, Meknes 5000, Morocco
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Meknes
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ismail Moulay reportedly fathered 888 children, some of them in this building, which is a small, beautiful, old palace in a perfect location in Meknes. We spent one night, which was all we needed to see the highlights of the city and to visit nearby Volubilis. The food was about the best Moroccan meals we had on our whole trip,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

On entering the hotel we were impressed, especially the rooms. We were the only ones staying which felt strange. The hotel is really catered to groups of day trippers having lunch.The bathtub in my room leaked when showering, I brought this to the attention of the staff but they seemed unmoved.

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This guest house which was once a royal residence has a very Moroccan atmosphere and is located in the quiet alleyways of the old Medina in Meknes. We loved the very faithfully restored rooms and suites. Breakfast and dinner were excellent with local dishes served in the lovely courtyard. A small rooftop pool was refreshing after a long day in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

A lovely location and a beauttiful courtyard but we found the decor in the rooms overpowering and old fashioned, it definitely needs an uplift. The breakfastb was extremely basic, not palais standard.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This Riad is located in the heart of the old Medina part of Meknes call Dar el Kabir. Quaint rooms but less offthe creature comforts of a hotel. The building and rooms are a site to see bu remember its 400 years old. Food service is not what you expect out of a restaurant but it's incredible in taste.

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San Diego, California
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59 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Now if they would just improve their service (slow and unhelpful) and put wifi in the rooms, this hotel could easily be a 5-star. The rooms were magnifIcent and full of character, the breakfast and dinner were good albeit slow, and the wifi was only available in the lobby. All in all, definitely worth it for the rooms, but don't... More

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Kunming, China
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53 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I loved almost everything about this hotel. The ONLY things I didn't like were: Staff didn't speak english, and WiFi didn't work in room

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We chose this Riad because of its look and decoration. It's room looks like an ancient palace in "One thousands and one nights", rich and lavishly decorated in traditional morocco style. Room is very spacious (we have one of the suite) and with huge bathroom and big tab. But it uses a water heater in the bath room. It quickly... More

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marrakech
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

very nice place, the 4 big rooms are in the ground floor, lovely courtyard. rooms in the first floor are smaller.do not miss the view from the terrace,the staff is helpful. staff in tourisme industery is not well paid except guides.need to tip porters.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Nice riad. Beautifully styled. Good service and a very nice breakfast. Location is fine and nice and quiet. Room was very spacious. Only downside is that the hot water ran out pretty quickly.

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Address: 7, Dar Lakbira, Meknes 5000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Palais Didi 3.5*
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Didi is a descendant of sultan Moulay Sulaiman and grandfather to the present owners. Didi had 4 wives, each of them had her own quarters on the ground floor of what is now referred to as Riad Palais Didi. Today Palais Didi is a real masterpiece of Moroccan craftsmanship. Restored in the purest Moroccan style, it is organized around a large patio and a nice fountain where you would eventually refresh during the long summer days. ... more   less 
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