I don't think I've ever felt so at home so quickly on a holiday. Guy & Bruno are charming hosts with the most attentive unobtrusive ways. They made us feel part of the family instantaneously and we laughed for the entire 4 days at Dar Oul Houm. The house is tucked away in the north of the medina, quiet and hidden like a little gem. Quirky traditional furnishings with a fabulous sense of style. Only four rooms makes it feel extra special. The breakfast is fab and the terrace beautiful with great views over the city. Bruno & Guy helped us with restaurants, directions, bus travel and more. One night we had a romantic dinner for two at the riad and the 6 hour cooked beef in the tangia was awesome. Anywhere that the laughter, rose and fun flows is a happy place. Visit as soon as you can!
- 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