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“An Oasis away from the Hustle and Bustle of the Souks” 4 of 5 stars
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Dar Jaguar
7-8 Derb El Mesfioui | Rahba Kedima, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #330 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Ferndown, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An Oasis away from the Hustle and Bustle of the Souks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Riad was lovely the interior quite an assault on the senses if you have never experienced anything like this before which I had not and very true to the likeness of the photographs on trip advisor. Fatima the house manger was very helpful produced delicious mint tea on arrival and wonderful breakfasts and dinners under a sunny or starry sky on the terrace. It is centrally located to the Souks and Jemma Square which makes it an excellent location to explore from. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The only negative thing was the interior of my room I stayed in the Blue Peirot room which was nothing like the pictures on the internet it turned out to be green and tired with peeling paint and missing tiles, the mattress was very hard and uncomfortable and the duvet inadequate for the cooler night temperatures. Just be aware noise gets trapped inside the Riad and the smallest sound travels especially during the night.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the ground floor as I did, higher floors would experience less noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

What good value. Exciting arrival via the souk, following the wheelbarrow with our stuff in it.
The staff are superb and so attentive. Morrocan Whisky on arrival was lovely!
Room was absolutely fine but getting a little bit tired.
The courtyard/atrium is lovely and the plunge pool great when it is 40c outside. Terrace excellent and the breakfast good and different each day.
We had dinner twice and both times the food was excellent.
Difficult to fault this place, especially at the price, which included a fabulous massage.

Room Tip: eat dinner in the atrium with candles and morrocan smells. fantastic
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel arranged our transfer to the Riad and arriving into the courtyard, where a refreshing cup of mint tea was on offer, after the hustle and bustle of walking through the souk was a great start to our weekend of celebrations. The service was very attentive, the room was ok and the terrace was great to use in the evenings to soak up a few rays. Our room didn't have any storage apart from open shelves and a place to hang clothes so it always looked messy. One of the taps in the bathroom didn't work and a bulb was broken. However this didn't spoil our adventure one bit. The massage included in the package was really good and we were also given a bottle of wine that evening which we enjoyed on the terrace. Nice touch.
The location of the riad is fantastic and the team there really helpful.
I would recommend this riad as it definitely has a real home from home feel. You can't go to Marrakech and stay in a faceless, branded hotel. This is how you do Marrakech.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DarJaguar, Owner at Dar Jaguar, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thank you for recommending Dar Jaguar after staying there! We do make every effort to make our guests feel at home, and enjoy the tranquil environment of Dar Jaguar - so we were particularly glad to see you enjoyed your time there, and the services.

We do apologize for the non-functioning tap and bulb, we will redouble our efforts to ensure that details like this are taken care of, and really appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

Thank you again for taking the time to write such positive things, and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Dar Jaguar in the future!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The Riad is in a great location for accessing the Medina. The Riad is well decorated and has a wonderful terrace to laze on during the days.

The breakfasts are also great as was the massage which was included in our package. All in all, really good value for money in a great location.

The only negative was our room was next to the front door, so we could hear all returning visitors and/or deliveries arriving to the Riad.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Really easy flight over, simple transfer and then walk into a truly stunninng dar Jaguar....even better than the web site pictures... this chic, boutique place to stay is beyond! 2 seconds from the excitement, haggling and more shopping than you can imagine in the souk, Dar Jag manages to be in the middle of all the action and yet as you walk through the door into the beautiful courtyard, it is like entering an oasis of calm, with tinkling water and singing birds - chill out bliss! The staff are really friendly and make you feel immediately at home, giving you discrete service and expert local knowledge of where to go and what to do - and how to barter! The massage on the terrace just before the sun goes down (80 degrees in March! mmmm) is a definite must do as are the plethora of fab places to eat and drink - from hip to waha....definitely go again.

Room Tip: All rooms are gorgeous
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave Dar Jaguar is pure escapism! Luxury in the heart of the Madena - just beautiful rustic Marrocan charm! Every room perfectly enhances the romance and charm of the country. A treat for all the senses - if you are looking for somewhere authentic yet beautifully relaxing with staff who will meet all of your needs then this is the place to stay! The food here is delicious, fresh and enticing! Smells and flavours to come back for time and time again. Each morning we were served wonderfully tasting fresh baked Marroccan pastries and pancakes, hot coffee and the freshest of Orange juice! Beautiful Riad in the heart of the hussle and bussle - just perfect!

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique and if travelling on a romantic stay State of Grace is a must!!! Otherwise...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

My friends I stayed at Dar Jaguar a few weeks back and had a great time. The staff is fantastic - they really make you feel like you are a part of their family. Staying in this amazing riad nestled within the chaos of the medina was the perfect choice for us. After an exhausting day exploring and shopping the souks we were able to kick back and relax in our home away from home. Dar Jaguar was perfect for our girls get away and I would highly recommend it for a couples retreat as well. In other words, no matter who your travel Companions are or even if you are traveling alone stay at Dar Jaguar! You’ll be glad you did.

Room Tip: There are 5 rooms in this riad and all are lovely. Check out the website. The photos are spot on
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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: 7-8 Derb El Mesfioui | Rahba Kedima, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #330 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Jaguar is the style crowd’s best kept secret. An ancient riad uber-stylishly restored in the heart of the medina, five minutes from the world-renowned Jemaa-el-Fna.An exquisite blend of Moorish and Oriental architecture with an elegant European romantic interior, it offers four spacious suites, a vast Royal Suite and a large sundrenched terrace with magnificent views. Under the ornate woodwork is a plunge pool and Syrian chandelier designed by the owner, Lucia Silver. ... more   less 
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