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“Don't hesitate, just book it!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Derb Boucetta lekbir No23, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #26 of 1,066 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Don't hesitate, just book it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Recently stayed here on a visit to the bustling city of Marrakech. If you are thinking of going and are looking at different riads then stop and book this.....if its not already sold out! There are only 4 bedrooms in this fantastic Riad. We were welcomed by Sarah the GM and given mint tea whilst we filled out the paperwork. We were then shown to our very large, spacious and beautiful room. There wasn't any clutter in the room nor any tv but in a bustling city like Marrakech there isn't really a need. The riad served breakfast each morning which included tea, coffee, fruit, breads, pancakes etc. The Riad had free wifi. The plunge pool is covered over in the winter months. Staff are all very friendly and make you feel extremely welcome. The roof top has nice seats to relax in in the hot afternoon sun and if you squint you can see the Atlas Mountains. The Riad is approx 10 mins away from the main Jemma El Fna square and the route takes you through the spice souks and 'normal' souks where you can buy lanterns, mirrors, clothes, shoes and pretty much anything else your heart desires. This Riad is a definite winner and a must if your staying in Marrakech....you will not regret it!!

  • Stayed November 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We spent a week in Marrakech, 4 days at another Riad and the last 3 at this one. As soon as we stepped inside we wish we spent the entire week here. Sarah the owner came and collected us from the first riad and had someone take our luggage to Dar-K for us. The riad is exactly how it looks on the photographs. Absolutely beautiful, clean, modern and just beautiful. We had originally booked the patio room but on arrival we were upgraded to a suite. The room was massive, the bed was humungous and the simplistic decor was just gorgeous. We had breakfast every day which was typically Moroccan, orange juice, tea, breads, preserves, cakes, pancakes, fruit and yogurt. Lovely way to set you up for the day. The weather picked up quite a bit while we were there so we made use of the roof terrace which is a complete sun trap. The staff are so friendly and a credit to Sarah. Every whim was catered to and we were made to feel almost like family. In terms of proximity to the main square, Jeema El Fna, it's about 10 minutes through the souks. 5 mins away from the spice souk. It's a complete oasis of tranquility in the heart of a crazy bustling city. If I was ever to come back to Marrakech i'd book Riad Dar-K in a heart beat.

  • Stayed November 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have just spent four wonderful nights at Riad Dar-K and although there’s not much to add to the already fantastic reviews, we have had such a great few days we felt the need to share.

From our first to last contact with the owner, Sarah, she has been the perfect host. Replying to our email almost instantaneously, she organised a driver to meet us at the airport and an evening meal for our first night. She started our stay by serving us tea and then offering to show us how to get to the main square via the souk. She went out of her way to answer our every whim and we very much felt as if we were her own personal guests.

The Riad itself was an old family dwelling, which was gutted and painstakingly renovated the owners 4 years ago. It is simply beautiful and the attention to detail is exceptional, from the calm of the stylish inner courtyard to the four very individually designed boutique rooms. Unlike a lot of places on Tripadvisor, the pictures on their website are an accurate portrayal of the riad.

We opted to have supper at the Riad twice as their evening meal far surpassed other meals that we had at other restaurants. Malika is an amazing cook!

As a gay couple, we had some concerns about how we would be treated in Morocco but Sarah and all her staff made us feel welcome. A non-issue.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Riad Dar-k to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

right from the beginning Sarah(who runs the place) and her team were more than just helpful making our stay at the riad dar-k a real highlight.
the rooms are wonderful, breakfast up on the roof terrace is phantastic and make sure you have dinner at the riad too!
i will recommend family and friends who travels to marrakech to stay here without a doubt! and hope to one day return myself!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The riad is a calm, quiet, pleasant place to relax in an otherwise hectic city. Best parts: the beds are incredibly comfortable, good linens, pillows, lighting, good A/C make the room comfy and easy to get a good night's sleep. Afternoon tea and snacks were great. The rooftop has a very comfy lounge area where you can spend hours listening to the birds, enjoying the breeze, reading a book, drinking tea. Very close walk to Le Foundouk, very excellent restaurant recommended by Sarah (the proprieter). Not best parts: Location is good, but it can be a bit tough to find the place-- about ten minute walk from main square and taxis. Pool is very small; probably too small to use. Language barrier can be difficult here if you do not speak French. Owner and workers smoke, a lot, and the smell can occasionally waft up into the guest room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Thank you Sarah for a fantastic time in your lovely Riad. We have a great holiday, the room was lovely, the peace and tranquility when returning back after a full day in the busy souks was wonderful. The staff couldn't do enough for us and Breakfast was a feast. Happy time.

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  • Stayed September 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We have just returned from Marrakesh, Dar-K offered a wonderful tranquil stay, quite the contrast from the hustle and bustle of the square and souks. We were greeted by Sarah who was a wonderful host recommending lovely restaurants and Morrocan attractions to visit. Great location about ten minute walk to the square if you are not distracted by the souks. Sarah gave us great directions and made sure we were well looked after. The rooms were very spacious and tastefully decorated, staff have been very welcoming. Would love to go back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Derb Boucetta lekbir No23, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 1,066 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 12

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