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“Remember on Marrakesh” 4 of 5 stars
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Dar Al Hamra
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   N 4 Derb Zaouia, Bab Doukkala | Marrakech 40000, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #175 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Remember on Marrakesh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I was there with my girlfriend in Christmas period for 2 days and I remembered on it in good site. There was little bit problem to find it, because isn't nowhere some sparrow label, but helpful man help us, of course for a money :D Hotel looks very good, and level of acommodation is there on top level. Also breakfast on the terrase was good, maybe not so large. Price for it is maybe little bit higher, but no so much and hotel is placed about 15 minutes walking from Djemaa el Fna. Owner has 24h service, so there wasn't problem with opening door. But he was a bit type of guy, which has a rules and can't go over them. So there was a problem to agree on something, but on the end it's happened well.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our family of 4 took 2 rooms for 3 nights at Dar Al Hamra. It's location is very close to the main square, so it was easy for us to tour the square and the souks for a few hours, then come back to rest a little in our rooms before heading back out to the square or other attractions. The owner was very friendly and nice, and his English is fine. The breakfasts were included, but they were simple Moroccan styled. We arrived by the overnight train from Tangier, and the station was very close, may be 10 to 12 minutes (costs 100 Dhm, a little overpriced, but not too bad). We took the larger SUV arranged by Dar Al Hamra since we had 4 people and 4 suitcases to the airport, which was only 15-20 minutes away (costs 15 euros). All in all, we had a very nice and relaxed stay at Dar Al Hamra and recommend to those who likes to be close to the action, but far enough to stay quite at nights.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed a lot my stay here with my wife in that Riad, the price is not expensive if we compare with how near is that Riad located to Medina, in the area you can find anything you want, and the Riad is so nice, well decorated and more homey.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We are currently staying in this riad. The staff have been very helpful and the room is fantastic for the price. It is a budget riad but has air conditioning in the rooms, great water pressure and was exactly what we needed for this trip. A small oasis of calm in the midst of chaos! The room is quiet and dark with the lights off so we are sleeping very well. Thank you to the staff for helping organise the trip to the mountains and for welcoming us to your home!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Dar Al Hamra is a hidden gem in Marrakech Medina. The rooms are beautiful with a large bathroom that has actual water pressure - a rarity in Morroco! The rooms are clean and come with AC, breakfast is nice with local bread speciaties, freshly squeezed orange-juice, tea and coffee. you can either eat in the courtyard or on the rooftop terrasse with a gorgeus view of Marrakech Medina. The personel is very friendly and give you help you with wathever problems or questions you have. Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a lovely little Dar (a hotel with private bathrooms, but it is a house where owners and workers live too). It is worth getting picked up at the airport, although they charge you for it. It's hard to find otherwise, but once they show you your map over the welcoming cup of mint tea, you can see how easy it is to walk to the Koutubia Minaret and the main square Jemma El Fna. Watch out for the guy with the monkey. He will try to toss it on your shoulder and demand money. Stand firm and don't take a photo or he will be very loud about getting money for the photo you took.

So, the Dar was welcoming and had a lovely rooftop terrace with breakfast served there. IT was awesome. The rooms have air conditioning and ours had a couch, closet, nice bathroom, and comfy bed. The door did have a padlock, although they do come in to tidy up.

I loved it. Note: Do not do the excursion to SEtti Fatma that they arrange. It was not a good experience and cost lots more than just the payment we made to the hotel. I would go online and find the excursion companies and have them come get you and make sure you get to see all the tings or waterfalls or whatever you want to see.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Took a little finding( but just round corner from Bab Doukkala mosque) what a gem of a place if you do not want the trappings of hotels. The staff, Nabil and Brahim were excellent and my whole family really felt welcomed and looked after. Lovely rooms, breakfast on the roof terrace, main square just 10 mins walk. Excellent.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dar Al Hamra

Address: N 4 Derb Zaouia, Bab Doukkala | Marrakech 40000, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #175 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Al Hamra 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dar Al Hamra Riad, or the Red Mansion, is ideally situated in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. Situated near the historical market and square Djemaa el-Fna, this charming riad offers comfort and tranquility.Dar Al Hamra is a traditional Moroccan house, or riad, with seven rooms elegantly decorated in Moroccan fashion. Each room is air-conditioned and contains a private bathroom. Guests enjoy relaxing with views of Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains on our private roof terrace with solarium.The Dar Al Hamra Riad will be pleased to welcome you to Marrakesh and ensure you have a magnificent experience! ... more   less 
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