My husband, in-laws and I have just returned from a magical four-night stay at Dar Housnia. The four of us were thrilled with our experience.
We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Eveline and Marc, on holiday in December. They showed us photos and told us how they came about being owners of a riad. We had a good idea that the guest house would be beautiful, but Dar Housnia went above and beyond our expectations. It truly is a haven within the hustle and bustle of the medina. The decor is refined, tasteful, chic with just the perfect splashes of color here and there to reflect the colors you see around the city.
We stayed in the Douiria, a private apartment made up of two en-suite rooms, a sitting room with a dining area and a lovely rooftop terrace. We had our meals on the terrace under a beautiful pergola that protected us from the sun in the afternoon and the breeze in the morning and evenings.
The pool area is charming and serene. It is shared by the six rooms, but most of the time we felt as if we had our own, private pool area. The hammam and treatment rooms are also beautiful. We treated ourselves to very nice massages by Nadia.
The five person staff of Dar Housnia are fantastic. They are available for anything you need, but leave you to enjoy the guest house as if it is your home. As we were arriving late the first evening, we arranged to have dinner in. We were so thrilled with Rachida's cooking that we continued to have most of our meals at the guest house on our peaceful terrace, overlooking the rooftops and minarets of the medina. Excellent food!
We used the transportation provided by Dar Housnia to and from the airport. We would highly recommend doing so. The taxi can only go so far into the medina before the roads are too small. There is a porter waiting for you at that point to take your bags and guide you to the guest house.
They can also arrange transportation for the day if you want to visit some of the outlying areas of the city.
We really enjoyed the location of Dar Housnia. It is very convenient to get to the souks and the Place Jemaa el Fna. You get a real taste of everday life in the medina. The small street is very quiet.
There is not one negative thing to say about Dar Housnia. I cannot recommend it enough. We will definitely return, hopefully very soon, to this perfect little place in Marrakech! Thanks to everyone at Dar Housnia!