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Riad Dar-K
Derb Boucetta lekbir No23, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #32 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had one of our best hotel experiences ever when we stayed at Dar-K. The wonderful riad is so well renovated in a traditional style but with a modern eye. That made us happy - space for rest, space for dreams and no bric-a-brac at all :-) which otherwise could have destroyed a house like this. We are are impressed. Wonderful breakfast on the the roof! Wonderful staff!
Wonderful rooms! Wonderful dinner - best during the week. We felt like living with friends. Dont even try to find another riad in the medina - Book now!

Asa & Soren Gothenburg Sweden

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Wettingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I spent 7 days in Marrakech, 1st time ever in Marocco. When i arrived i was not sure what to expect, from the city, the riad & the culture. Travelling from the airport to the Riad is one of the best experience ever. From an airport with taxis and wide street to the Dar-K Riad ,hidden in the Medina of Marrakech. Taxi and Porter were organized by the Riad. When the doors opened In Dar-K you 1st see 4 beatifull orange trees with a wonderfull smell of the flowers. Sarah welcomed me and made me feel immediately confortable like at home. She made tee and took me to my room, which was on the 1st floor. Just gorgeous, simple, but functional. No TV, no phone, no radio, just a beatifull room with floors and bathroom in tadelakt, just my style. I went immediately to the roof terrace. Here you can enjoy the real relax & chill out. even here simple but beatifull style, with a tend that make you feel being in the desert. I spent quite some time on the roof, after breakfast or just when you feel like to retreat from the souks to your home, the Dar-K. I found out that Dar-K means "Your Home". I had dinner in the Riad on my 1st night. After the appetizer is was already done but then even more delicious food arrived. Sitting and eating in front of the fireplace and listening to chill-out music made the dinner very special, absolutely worth it. In the morning i was in bed and could here the kitchen preparing fresh squized orange juice, just this makes you feel to get up and go for a delicious breakfast, lunch is not needed if you take your time at breakfast, why hurry, you are on holiday, forget time and just enjoy in a relaxed mood.
Sarah and the staff are just great, she shows you how to get to the main square and takes you to the restaurant at night, dont try alone, you will get lost.... :-). When you are in the Riad you can always ask for a tee, coffee and snacks. The location of the Riad is in a safe place, at night you even find a security person that watches the ways. All in all i can just recommend Marrakech and the Riad Dar-K. I will definetely return to this Riad.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just spent the weekend in Marrakech. My wife saw this place in the Sunday Times years ago and it was well worth the wait. Arrived to a very warm and freindly welcome by host Sarah. We had a great dinner and retired to our room. Spotless and decorated with such charm. Great breakfast followed and the follwing nights dinner recommendation (Le Fondook) was sublime. Felt like a home from home the moment we arrived. Sarah's staff are first class and we highly recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Believe all the great reviews. Not an ornate, old Moroccan Riad, but a sweet, minimalistic Riad done with traditional flair. Simple and elegant beauty, quiet amid the craziness of Marrakech. A slight funkiness to it -- the towels were a little threadbare and our shower had some draining problems -- not the absolute height of luxury. But who cares, the price is great, the hospitality is so overwhelmingly wonderful by Sarah and her staff to the point where they made our dinner reservations and walked us to the restaurants so we wouldn't get lost (something that is very easy to do in Marrakech). A safe, warm and embracing place to retreat, relax, enjoy.

  • Stayed December 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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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Riad Dar-K was an amazing experience that was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. The Riad is in the heart of the Medina yet it is peaceful once you set foot inside. It is a short and easy walk to the main square and right adjacent to Ben Youssef Madrasa. We were shown our way to the main square by Sarah who is the owner of the Riad. She gave us lots of good hits on how not to get lost. At first we felt we would not find out way back but Sarah's hints were precisely what we need any time we felt we were going off track. After the first trip to the square we felt like we knew the route like the back of our hands.

The highlight of the Riad has to be its employees. Everyone took great care of us and showed genuine care towards our happiness. We spent late night talking to many of the employees about travel and life.

The architecture of the Riad is stunning. The rooms were extremely clean and conferrable. Our only regret is that we only spent one night here. It was by far the best Riad we stayed at in morocco over our 5 days traveling through morocco.

Best mint tea I had anywhere in morocco.

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were recommended to go to this Riad and it was everything we hoped it would be. Close to the bustling Medina, but so quiet as soon as you close the door. You felt very safe within the walls of the Riad which was very stylish with its simplicity decor. The rooms were very nice, newly renovated with stylish features. We stayed in a first floor room, large in size and it had everything we needed. Hairdryer in room, safe deposit (even though it wasn't screwed down to anything) towels changed daily and beds made.
You must have dinner at least one night in the Riad. The fire was set, rose petals around the table, a very romantic experience and the entire lounge area to ourselves. We controlled the fire and chilled out on the cushions in the corner whilst listening to the music. You can control the Bose docking station with an iPod already in place to set the local ambient of your choice. Lovely 3 course dinner and wine made by the in-house chef. 18 euros each plus 10 euro for a bottle of Red.
Jeep trip to the Atlas Mountains was very enjoyable through the rough terrain of the hills. Lunch at the top and a smoother drive home cost 150 Euro for 2 or if you share a trip with another couple like we did, it will cost 100 euro per couple for a full days tour. We got to experience a Moroccan house in the mountain including the toilet!!!!!! An experience you need to have just once at least.
New year we went to the restaurant Le Foundouk which was 2 mins around the corner to the Riad. This was a very classy restaurant at very high prices but it was new year. It worked out with wine to be around £230 for the evening but as I said it was new year and we had an amazing 6 course meal. Must try on a normal night though.
Overall the trip was very enjoyable and the Riad was in the middle of the old town 1 min from all the Souks. Will definitely return one day.

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  • Stayed December 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at Riad Dar-K for 5 nights in Dec 2012, at the Patio room and the Suite. We loved both rooms. The riad is very stylish and peaceful, a very comfortable place to relax after walking around the bustling souks of Marrakech. The location was very good.
Sarah, Malika and Yasim were very helpful and caring. We felt we were very well looked after. They even guided us to local restaurants so we wouldn't get lost in the medina.
We had the dinner at the riad for 3 nights and the food prepared by Malika was the best we have had in Marrakech. After travelling for a while and eating out everyday, the home-cooked food was very comforting.
Overall the experience was excellent. If we return to Marrakech, we will definitely stay here again and recommend it to our family and friends.
Thank you Sarah, from Jady and Jono.

  • Stayed December 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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Address: Derb Boucetta lekbir No23, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
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Ranked #32 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech

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