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No 163, Derb Djdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #271 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
florida, usa
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“serenity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

The hotel that we wanted was not available the owner suggested we stay with her friend simone at riad Diarna. I emailed simone and she had space available for my husband, myself and 11 year old. Only four days prior to arrival I took the booking sight unseen. I was just happy to have a reservation. Hopefully it would be clean and we would feel safe. To make a long story short. All doubts were vanished upon entering the Riad. Riad Diarna was a delight. It was clean, we felt safe, comfortable and very welcomed. Located in the Medina on steps away from the main square. It was a wonderful oasis of serenity for my family after spending the day sightseeing, shopping etc. We felt as if we were visiting a family friend. Chatting late at night in the salon over mint and soft lounge music. We hope to return someday in the near future.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 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 March 30, 2009

Simone's lovely Riad just a stone's throw away from the magic of Djemaa el Fna made for a wonderful experience in Marrakech. She knows the city and knows how to treat people well. As we'd never been to Morocco before, finding Simone's Riad made for a perfect introduction. The Riad is simple yet romantic, well-designed, with a sunny terrace. It's nice to be in a smaller Riad, one that doesn't feel like a hotel but like a home, in the middle of a Marrakech neighborhood. Simone took great care of us, gave us great tips, helped with arrangements, and was a kind and thoughtful host. We were very happy!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

We are backpackers who went to Marrakech for a three-day business meeting and chose Riad Diarna for our housing. We so much loved the place that we stayed for a week. Situated near the central Djema-el-Fna place (5 minutes walk), you will travel the souks to find this little gem. The owner, Simone, will greet you with friendship, a smile and surely a cup of minth tea. Simone showed us the heart of the souks, tipped us on good shopping spots, arranged for our trip into the desert and Essaouira and even made us dinner at one time... It was truly an unforgettable experience because we do not feel only like we travelled Marrakech but like we made a friend.

Will recommend to all backpackers out there.

Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Riad Diarna

Address: No 163, Derb Djdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #271 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Typical Riad of 4 bedrooms all commodities (11 pax maximun)Patio, salo, & flowered terrace with sunbeds and berber tent. Breakfast serbed in patio or terraceMint tea freeAirport transfert possible ... more   less 

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