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Riad Dar El Kebira

#6 of 39 Hotels in Rabat
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Rue des Consuls - 1 Impasse Belghazi | Ferran Znaki, Rabat 1005, Morocco
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  • 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
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff were extremely pleasent and helpful. The room was very well accommodated. I have to say that throughout my visit to Morocco Dar El Kebira was good value, however I was not blown away. I had stayed in much better in other places in Morocco.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I was very well received, I would not return to this riad. I have visited quite a few all over Morocco and this one is just okay but not outstanding. What I really did not like was the very strong mouldy smell all over the place. There is definitely a problem with airing the rooms, my clothes even felt... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a night, great place to explore Rabat from with excellent staff. Nicely decorated, comfortable and worth the visit. It is easy to find by following the signs in the Medina. Would go back!

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Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a night on a tour of Morocco. The welcome was friendly enough, the room quite clean and comfortable. but that was it. The room was a tad narrow (to be fair, that is not uncommon in riads located in medinas). The tub was dangerously narrow - one had to balance oneself precariously while taking a shower. While leaving,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few nights in the Riad Dar El Kebira and found it to be a very comfortable, quiet and attractive place to stay. The rooms, furniture and antique furnishings were lovely. The place is kept spotlessly clean. The food (and Moroccan wine) were extremely good, and vegetarians were well catered for. The staff were very helpful and efficient.... More 

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ALAOUI M, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear Mr Alan, We would like to truly thank you for sharing with other guests your experience at Riad Dar el kebira. It was a real pleasure having you over along during your stay in Rabat. All the team was delighted to read that you enjoyed our magical place. We really hope to welcome you again. Warmest Regards. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed to the Riad Dar El Kebira with some mint tea and a friendly face which was very welcome after a slightly arduous journey from the station to the Riad. Dar El Kebira is ideally placed in the Rabat Medina right next to the main shopping street and just a short walk to the beach views - you... More 

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ALAOUI M, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your absolutely flattering comments and for taking the time to share your views on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay among us and we are grateful for such a nice description of Dar El Kebira. Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon to your home... More 

Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved my stay at this place...Would recommend visitors in rabat looking for authentic architecture and something unique to book this riad! Rooms are great...Food was particulary Good...Location near the media...Staff was very attentive to our needs! Thank You so much for the great hospitality!

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ALAOUI M, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to sincerely thank you for taking time to note your impressions about Dar El kebira. Your excellent notations are most encouraging and we were truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first three days in Morocco we stayed in Dar El Kebira. It was a haven for us after flying many hours then driving from Casablanca. We were welcomed in to cool reception and served almonds, dates and mint tea before being taken to our rooms. The hotel is in the medina and an easy walk to the gorgeous waterfront,... More 

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ALAOUI M, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear Diana J, It is always a pleasure to read such positive review regarding our guests' experiences. Thank you for your time and posting on TripAdvisor further to your recent stay with us. Your compliments are greatly appreciated and we hope you will have the opportunity to come back. We all look forward to welcoming you back in your Moroccan... More 

Casablanca, Morocco
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Half a cup of terrible lukewarm tea upon arrival. They didn't have the room we booked so without apology tried to give us an awful room for the same price. Nice Riad but not worth more than $70/night.

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ALAOUI M, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. The room that you booked is a standard; we offered you a free upgrade into a deluxe room. We are sorry that you've being disappointed on some points. Be sure we will do our best to fix everything. We invite you to visit... More 

Cody, Wyoming
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I spent a night at Dar El Kebira and what a wonderful experience. It started with the gracious greeting we received upon arrival including a tray of delicious Moroccan treats and mint tea, followed by our lovely room, and capped off with a delicious Moroccan dinner. The owners and staff were so friendly and kind; we felt... More 

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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review

Dear Jean P, Thank you for this wonderfull review, We are very delighted to know that we made your riad experience a real success as well as you enjoyed our traditionnal moroccan cuisine. We hope to see you very soon in the future for a stay even more romantic. Warmest Regards, More 

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