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Dar Balthazar
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   32, Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #210 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“wonderful riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

of the three riads we stayed in Morocco this was our favourite. Despite it s unassuming outside appearance inside was stylishly decorated in a European / morocco fusion with huge rooms and courtyard. The staff is kind and genuinely interested in making sure you had the best stay possible nothing was too much trouble Breakfasts were amazing with a wide spread available and something different every day We have dinner at the riad it was delicious I d have no hesitation recommending riad Balthazar to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

Dar Balthazar is an oasis in the middle of the busy souks. The riad is beautifully done, with lovely rooms and wonderful common spaces to enjoy the weather, a cup of tea and a good book. The location is perfect - just steps from the souks and from a key pick-up point for those of you doing any kind of tours. Staff is highly attentive and we loved the tasty breakfast and maroccan pancake
The exotic and fast paced nature of Marrakech was balanced by the calm and serene surroundings of the riad. Verry spacious room, and very clean
 

  • Stayed June 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 May 6, 2012

Safe, quiet and discreet Riad. Rooms are comfortable and very well fournished. Good breakfast served individually from 7am to 12am (no buffet). Great service, friendly and smart but professional. The neighbourhood is safe and the way to Jeema El Fnaa (15min by walk) is safe (police station every 500mt).
Great value for money! You can reserve excursions and SPA treatment directly from the Riad.
Good for couples,small group of friends (6 rooms available).

  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

While this hotel had nothing to make it stand out from the many others in Marrakesh, it made up for this with wonderful presonal service from a very friendly and helpful staff. The pictures flatter the hotel and while there is nothing wrong with it, in the cold light of day it is a different picture.

The hotel is just a little tired and run down but I suspect that his is the case of the majority of places in a city like Marrakesh.

The breakfast was excellent, although could do with a little variety after 4 days.

The rooms were comfortable, however the cleanliness, particularly in the bathroom was somewhat below standards we expect in the Northern Europe.

All of this was perfectly bearable, just don't go there thinking a 4 star Riad is the same as 4 star hotel you might be accustomed to.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We had an amazing time at Dar Balthazar.
Riad is only 10 mins walk from the main square, and the walk is well-lit at night.
The first thing that struck us was how quiet and calm it was compared to the chaos of the main square and surrounding streets.
The staff were all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and added to the excellence of the Riad, especially the member of staff, Rachid, who served breakfast.
Our room was excellent. As we were there in February it got quite cold at night, however the heater provided sorted this out. Bed was very comfortable and clean. Bathroom was very spacious.
The breakfast provided on the terrace was fantastic and set us up brilliantly for the day ahead.
An added bonus of the Riad was the free wifi provided which was extremely helpful.
The transfers arranged to and from the airport worked perfectly. Must easier than getting ripped off by the taxi drivers.
Overall a fantastic place, and a must stay in Marrakesh.

  • Stayed February 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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We had an amazing time at Dar Balthazar, the Riad is beautiful and a quiet oasis away from the bustle and bustle of the souks, yet a very short walk from the main square and sights. The breakfast served in the courtyard was perfect, we could have sat there all day and the roof terrace amazing as well. There is nothing we can fault about our stay, helpful, friendly staff make the place a joy to stay in.

Room Tip: we had a suite on the second floor, amazing!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Riad Dar Balthazar is a lovely quiet place to stay convenient for the souks and less than 15 minutes to Djemma El Fna.The staff are very welcoming- as everywhere in Marrakech it helps to speak a little French. The bed was very comfortable and if only the weather had been warmer we would have loved the rooftop terrace! Breakfast in the pretty courtyard was great too and plentiful. The rooms have a/c and hairdryers. There was a plug in oil radiator too if needed. Only criticism was that the room was a bit dusty. We got a great out of season deal so good value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dar Balthazar

Address: 32, Derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #210 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Balthazar 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Bab Doukkala in the Marrakech medina, Dar Balthazar is an elegant riad with personal service. It is a 10-minute walk from the souks and Jemaa El Fna square.There is a bathroom with traditional Moroccan tiles in every guest room. There are 2 rooms and 3 suites. The suites also feature air conditioning and a balcony that looks over the courtyard and fountain.Guests are invited to relax in the lounge with satellite TV, or around the fireplace. ... more   less 
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