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“A restful spot in central Marrakech.” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Nour El Houda
3 Derb Lahdhiri | Kaat Bennahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #53 of 1,072 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“A restful spot in central Marrakech.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for 7 nights in March 2013. Airport pick up was waiting for us when we arrived in Marrakech. Beautiful riad with well appointed rooms. Very clean throughout, and lots of hot water. We were the only guests for much of our stay, but when two other families with young babies stayed the atmosphere remained calm and peaceful. Lovely roof terrace, splendid breakfasts -always plentiful! Ghita was always friendly and made us feel very welcome. Location is good, a short walk to most sites in the Medina, but just outside the intense whirl and bustle that characterises the souqs. The experience was great, and we would definitely return and recommend this riad to our friends and family.

  • Stayed March 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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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights over new year 2012/2013. We booked through Hostel world via the Lonely planet website.

It's an absolute gem of a place. On first arrival at about 8pm in Marrakech we were a bit 'taken a-back' by the bustling and some what slightly 'rough' looking part of town, but all places seem a little scary when you arrive somewhere at night. We opted for the airport transfer of 18 Euros. A bit steep, but between 2 people not bad. The Riad is located about a 4 minute walk from the main road (But not main as in a main road in the UK, if you get what I mean) The driver lead us to the door where we were greeted by Ghita (Pronounced Rita) and her sister.

We were shown to the courtyard in the centre of the Riad and then to our room. We had the smallest of the three on offer on the ground floor and it was gorgeous, with plenty of space for 2. Cosy, comfy beds, clean (spotless), a gas heater had been provided as this time of year Marrakech can be a little cold at night. The heater was more than sufficient (and I'm one of those people who feel the cold!) Ghita gave us mint tea and biscuits and although late, gave us a tour of the Riad, right up to the rooftop to see the view.

The Riad was amazing. My boyfriend is a light sleeper but the Riad was peaceful and quiet. There are a few Mosques near by but I think he only got woken up by the call to prayer once... You could hardly hear it. A family was staying in one of the other rooms... I'd definitely recommend this place for families, couples of any age and even a group of friends.

The shower was hot, the home made bread and jam for breakfast was delicious. And Ghita, bless her, despite our terrible French, was warm and welcoming and made us feel really at home. We didn't want to leave. The location of the Riad is great too. You really feel like you get to see part of real Marrakech life as you wander the narrow streets dodging bikes and kids playing. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the main market. A 5 minute walk to the Musee de Marrakech and the photography gallery and about a 5-10 min walk to the souks.

One night we had dinner at the Riad cooked by Rita and the food was delicious. We sat in a cosy little room with an open fire. The Tajine was cooked to perfection.

I will definitely be coming back to Marrakech and I'll definitely will be trying to stay at this Riad. Loved it.

Room Tip: Only saw one room out of the three.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The location of this riad is excellent: in the middle of the medina and just a 10 minute walk away from Djaam el Fnaa. We stayed in this lovely riad for ten nights in October 2012. We were the only guests and were generously upgraded to a bigger room.The riad is not particularly luxurious, but it is clean and comfortable and has all the amenities you require. The furnishing is very tasteful with much attention to detail. The entire place is decorated with beautiful paintings painted by the owner Patrick. As soon as you enter the riad you sense the calming and relaxing atmosphere, which is much appreciated in the hecticness of the medina. Patrick and Liliane were very friendly and accommodating hosts. We could communicate fairly well using a mixture of English and French, but being fluent in French as a guest is certainly helpful. Ghita is an excellent cook and made us one of the best tagines we had during our stay. Prices are comparable to an upscale Marrakesh restaurant as well. A typical morrocan breakfast was served on the roof terrace everyday. Basic, but tasty. All in all highly recommended.

Tip:
The nearby Foundouk restaurant is superb

  • 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
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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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #53 of 1,072 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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