Dar More had excellent accommodations. It was more than adequate as far as room and board were concerned. It had a beautiful rooftop, was secure, and although you were very close to the action, it never sounded like it. The Riad was key-only entry, and tucked away into a back alley, where unless you were specifically looking for it, wouldn't find it.
We had two incredible dinners there. Really, those were hands down, the best two (out of four dinners in Marrakech) meals we ate. You will absolutely not be sorry if you eat dinner at this Riad. They were spectacular. The breakfasts varied between pancakes (AMAZING), and crepes. You had your option of eating up on the rooftop, or on the main floor. You might have had the option of breakfast in your room, realistically: we just never asked for it.
The two gals that work there speak Arabic and French, so if you are an English speaker, be prepared for a bit of charades. With that being said, they were both really lovely, and even with only communicating via my broken French, we could understand each other. If not, they were more than happy to call Said, the manager, and have him translate.
The only slight down sides I could see were the excursions. Said, as the only go-between and English speaker, should have done a more thorough job of booking, and explaining what to expect. For example, we had booked a day trip to Ourzazate, and were told the trip would depart at 7, but we waited around until half past, and then were picked up by a cab driver who spoke no English at all, who drove us to a bus (where the driver spoke no English at all). There we no seat belts in any conveyance, and we had no way to relay our concerns. We ended up not going on the excursion, due to my concerns over the safety and comfort of the trip, and I almost felt like we were given a hard time because we opted not to go.
The couple other things that I felt like we were putting them out on included another excursion to a hammam that we had some questions on, and also when asking to have a couple bottles of wine chilled for us, I felt like we were given a hard time. After purchasing a couple bottles of wine from the Riad, it should not be an issue for them to chill a couple store bought bottles for us. At any rate, management should never give the impression that things are too much of a bother.
Another point of slight contention was the transfer. We were told that a transfer from the airport to the Riad would cost €20. We were picked up from the airport, and then dumped out on a side street, where a man with a wheelbarrow picked up our luggage, and practically ran another 7 minutes to the Riad. We had no idea what was going on, just ran after him, trying to keep our bags in view. He led us to the door of our Riad, which I was thankful for, because we would have never found it otherwise, but then charged us another €5, plus tip, for getting us there. When quoted a price for a transfer, I expect that quote to include door-to-door transfer. If it does not, I expect to be informed of that in advance.
All in all, the experience at Dar More was pleasant, and I would recommend them as a nice accommodation in Marrakech. I think that doing a little research in advance, in order to know what to expect in Marrakech, and in general, and perhaps booking your own excursions, would go a long way.
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