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Dar Nour El Houda
3 Derb Lahdhiri | Kaat Bennahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #51 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Lisboa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Like being home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Charming little riad located very close to the souk's north entrance. The owners are very polite and willing to help and at the same know how to keep a distance. It's not a luxury riad but that's not what we were looking for. It's a comfortable, clean and quiet place...like home really. We had dinner the night we arrived and it was by far the best meal we had in Marrakesh. Thank you Patrick, Lilliane and Ghita!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

6 of us stayed here for 2 nights in May 2012. It was 41c in the city, but as soon as you step into the Dar Nour el Houda, you feel instantly cool and relaxed. Patrick, Liliane and Ghita are superb hosts - no request is too much trouble. The Riad itself has 3 lovely double bedrooms (hint - in summer ask for the one on the ground floor - it stays coolest), and a plunge pool which is lovely to dip into after a day running the gauntlet in the souks. Once you find your way around, you realise this Riad is superbly situated - barely 10mins walk to the main square. Patrick recommended a mssage at his friend's place at Riad Berbere, 1 minute away - we jumped at the chance after spending 3 days in the Sahara - a much needed treat! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are great. The ground floor room is very slightly smaller, but much cooler than the 2 on...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The key to a fantastic visit to Marrakech is your choice of where to stay. The Dar Nour El Houda is the perfect Riad to come home to at the end of a hard day's haggling in the Souk. The riad itself and the efforts of Patrick, Liliane and Ghita make this a truely wonderful place to stay. This is Patrick and Liliane's home and they go out of their way to ensure it feels like your home too.

Like most riads it is hidden away in a small alleyway off a relatively quiet street/alley; so I do recommend the transfer: we where met at the airport and taken by taxi to a small square inside the medina walls where Patrick was waiting for us and then led us on foot through the narrow lanes to the riad, seemless and problem free.

The house is a beatifully kept, comfortable and welcoming place. Everywhere the attention to detail really showed and all the rooms, lounge areas and the terrace have been carefully put together to create soothing calming spaces perfect to relax in.

The dinner we had on our first night was fantastic (would definitely recommend) and the breakfast each morning was delicious and beautifully presented and served on the terrace in the morning sunshine.

The thing that stood out most for me though was the hospitality, Patrick, Liliane and Ghita were simply lovely. Kind and friendly and always smiling. Embarrassingly our French was virtually non-existant, however Patrick and Liliane made every effort to talk to us in basic English which made all the difference. I only wish we could have spoken to them more.

Room Tip: All the rooms are gorgeous.
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  • Stayed March 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

it was a very nice surprise to arrive there, the place is very beautiful, with very good taste,a bit difficult to find, but once you arrive there you feel very at home ,it is comfortable,for me its my favorite place in Marrakech now,because it is small and only has very few rooms so you feel at home,the breakfast is also very good,and the staff and owners are very friendly .
I very much recommend it . I advise you to take the transfer of the hotel,otherwise it is very difficult for the taxi driver to leave you in the wright place,it is a bit like a labyrinth,but there for also very charming.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

A beautiful, homely, artistic and very comfortable dar / riad. But what really makes this place wonderful are the hosts, Patrick and Liliane. They were so very welcoming, and extremely protective of us two girls, helping us work Marrakech, so our experience would be a pleasant one with limited annoyance from hawkers and souk salesmen. We stayed in the Salem room at the top, it was nicely decorated with a huge bed and the obligotary tadelact bathroom. The roof top terrace was spot on; small, cute and intimite, as were the other shared spots of the dar, so you felt at home and relaxed, when reading your book and drinking your tea. The dar is located in the outskirts of the souk, a stones trow from Ben Yussuf and the Photography Museum (which is a must!). Breakfast was simple but good, we ate one evening at the dar and the food was lovely. I can highly recommend the dar, would definatey recommend it! Thank you Liliane & Patrick!

Room Tip: There are 4 rooms and they all looked lovely and comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We have just returned from an amazing trip to Morocco and an amazing 4 nights spent at Dar Nour el Houda. Patrick and Liliane are the cutest and most lovely French hosts. The way they have renovated and added little touches to the rooms is a credit to them.
Marrakech is a chaotic place but as soon as you walk into this place it is so idyllic and serene with a lovely central courtyard and amazing roof terrace with views to the mountains!
We only had there helper, Ghita, for one day because she was on holiday, but she is also a star and to have one of her meals is an absolute must! I am still waiting for the recipe...

We stayed in the Baraka room and had the whole riad to ourselves! The room was small but an excellent use of colours and space to make it feel homely. Each morning we were treated to breakfast on the terrace and the freshly squeezed orange juice was the best we had.

Unfortunately we could not speak fluent French so could only speak to Patrick but both are so lovely and want to give you as much advice as possible about Marrakech and where to go. Location wise, once you get your bearings, it is in an excellent location to wander the souqs and near by attractions.

Overall brilliant accommodation and can definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Bruges, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

a few words concerning our logis of this week :
The 'warm welcome' of Patrick and Liliane opened the door for a very enjoyable and pleasant staying in Dar Nour El Houda.
We feld at home because the 'hotel feeling' is not in the Riad.
The chef Ghita gets from us a 10 on 10. Her Tajins are equal for a 3 star restaurant.
The room was perfect and the picknick we got before we left was super.
Congratulation !
Nick and Rik Vanhooren / Bruges - Belgium 06.11.11

  • Stayed November 2011, 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: 3 Derb Lahdhiri | Kaat Bennahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
House dedicated to peace and harmony, Dar Nour El Houda offers a pool that adorns a raised patio, terrace overlooking the Atlas and Koutoubia and a lounge / dining room.Summary of the wealth of cultural diversity, our Dar is a unique renovated in keeping with traditional architecture beldi way, it reflects the will of its new owners Liliane & Patrick to live a lifestyle aboriginal with a blueprint and a contemporary design. ... more   less 
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