We wanted a luxurious getaway in a traditional Riad and we hit the jackpot with Dar OulHoum. Hosts Guy and Bruno have perfected their service. Attention to detail is evident in everything that they have created.
Before we arrived our hosts made sure that we had directions to our meeting point. Guy met us on arrival and guided us to our very convenient car park space. For just a few euros per day we could park the car within the medina and just a short 2 minute walk to the Riad. The car park was easy to find with gps when we returned from trips outside the medina.
The main square is approx 10 minutes walk from the Riad - near enough for a stroll in the evening but far enough away from the noise and hustle.
My wife particularly looked forward to breakfast on the roof terrace. Blue skys, view to the mountains, birds singing - freshly brewed coffee, pancakes, spreads, fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, pastries etc. The standard of food at the Riad is top class - way better than you can get in the medina restaurants and excellently served by the Riad staff. We really enjoyed the delicate flavours of the tajines, fresh breads and colourful salads.
This is really a top notch place to stay. For a traditional luxury Riad in the medina don't look any further. You will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Oulhoum tells me a story ... The mid-nineteenth century, under the reign of Sultan Hassan 1st (born Hassan ben Mohammed in 1836 in Fez and died on 7 June 1894 in Tadla), a vizier (high-ranking official, with an adviser or minister from Muslim leaders), chooses a prime location to build this beautiful Riad, near the mausoleum of Sidi Ben Slimane (one of the seven saints of Marrakech latter being the founder of Sufism in Morocco), a sign of power. The proximity of the holy mausoleum, gave him a high respect. In the late nineteenth century, before the French protectorate, this place was that of a Spanish bank and a British legation. During the restoration of the Riad, existing telephone line upon arrival in 2000 of the weapons found at the bottom of the well and an enamelled plaque written in Arabic and Spanish testament to the power of the family that gave its name to the Derb. Subsequently we will tell to the DAR Oulhoum ... ... more less