My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at Riad Dar Ilham which I can only describe as perfect. We decided quite last minute to go on the trip, and as it was not peak season, were able to book a suite in the Riad at very affordable rates. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Mohammad in reception, who was very charming and helpful...in fact, all the staff we encountered at Dar Ilham were wonderfully polite and friendly. On our first day, we decided to go and explore the city so booked a driver through reception. En route to the city, we discovered that the driver (also Mohammad) was available as tour guide so we decided to book him for a few hours.
Mohammad the driver/tour guide ended up being so amazing and interesting that we booked him every day for three days! We explored the medina and kasbah the first day, day two we went on an excursion to Ourika valley in the Atlas Mountains, and on the third day we went to the industrial quarter and back to the medina. My husband and I grew very fond of Mohammad and were genuinely sad to say goodbye to him. He's a very learned man who speaks excellent English and taught us so much about the rich Moroccan culture. I really cannot recommend him enough!!
Overall, we had a really fantastic experience staying at Dar Ilham. We both loved the fact that it was outside the chaos of the city, our suite was beautiful with a view of the swimming pool and palm trees, and the food (especially dinner) was exceptional. We had the chicken tagine twice and the couscous was out of this world. All the food was fresh and served in large, healthy servings.
Thank you so much to all the staff at Dar Ilham - we will definitely be returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a stunning natural setting, facing the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Dar Ilham welcomes you to an unpretentious luxury that combines Moroccan knowledge with the modern comfort of the services provided. Alain and his devoted team, attentive and discreet, welcome you and will turn your stay into an unforgettable experience. Luxury and simplicity: The utmost luxury resides in life's simple things and happiness is the combination of all small pleasures, like relaxing by our wonderful swimming pool of 72 x 26 ft, heated in winter for your greater comfort, or enjoying your well-being in our Jacuzzi for up to 6 people. Enjoy a delicious breakfast under the arches or in the terrace and discover the wonderful cooking concocted by Aïcha and her team. You can also choose between a numerous range of different additional activities available, like golfing (3 courses just 15 minutes away), horse riding, SUV riding, jet skiing, quad, kart racing and many others. Marrakech's well-being: Your stay wouldn't be complete without a special moment for yourself in which Nawal, our beautician/masseuse will make you discover the advantages of a traditional Hammam and the secrets of numerous cares and Oriental massages. Everything here is made for you to have pleasant moments, to discover the traditions and the culture of Morocco, and to make you leave full of charming memories... so that you come back! ... more less
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