Dar al Hamra is like our second home; our host was Ibrahim, who really looked after us and made our stay pleasurable.
Food – breakfast was served whenever we got up, and consisted of fresh toast with jam, honey and fresh butter, tea, freshly squeezed orange juice (best for the orange juice lovers). Mint tea was offered at all times free of charge.
Location – the house is located ten minutes from the main square, and right round the corner are some useful places like a pharmacy and a mosque.
Room – we would recommend ‘the suite/family room’ it was spacious with a king size bed, single bed, sofa, table and two chairs, more than your moneys worth! We had a traditional Moroccan bathroom, which was clean and nicely decorated. It included a shower area, and other accessories like soap and towels. Unfortunately the exhaust was not working when we were there however it’s not a big issue (take some air freshener!).
Over all house
The house was a traditional Moroccan design dating back to the Islamic caliphate therefore unlike western houses the privacy is guaranteed for example the house is structured inwards with all of the rooms facing the main forecourt in the middle.
We loved our stay, and really met some beautiful characters like Ibrahim, who treated us like family.
Note: Was actually May 2012!
Message to Ibrahim: We are so sorry for the late review, we'd typed it up but forgotten to upload! We hope you are well and you are in our prayers!
- 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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