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Dar JL
Arset Sdiguia Talaint Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #67 of 186 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
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“Most amazing stay ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is long over due from 2011.

This place is the perfect Oasis for an escape to Marrakech. The service is outstanding. The food is AMAZING. We had lunches and dinners at a different place on the property every day of our stay. They went out of there way to make every meal magical. Dinners with hundreds of candles in tents, on the grounds under trees. It was unbelievable.

It's a gorgeous private estate. The rooms are decorated by the travels of the owner. The Decor is gorgeous. My review will not even do this place justice. It's an amazing experience and every hotel in the world could learn a thing or two from Selma who runs the Dar JL. She is so on point, customer service is top notch, the experience was unforgettable.

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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 November 23, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in November 2012.

We were recommended by someone who lives in Marrakech, as I am not sure frankly that we would have chosen Dar JL from simply an internet search. If we had chosen a more traditional hotel and not gone to Dar JL we would have missed out on a simply wonderful tranquil experience. An incredible contrast to the crush and bustle of the Medina.

The accomodation was superb, luxurious, spacious, immaculately clean. Wonderful staff with great customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. As other people describe, its a beautiful private estate filled with fruit trees, olive trees, flowers and vegetable garden. Wonderful to walk or jog around. In fact the beauty of the location changed the nature of our break. Normally we are action orientated but it seemed an absolute waste not to spend lots of time at Dar JL. So our holiday took on a much more tranquil form, spending more time than we had thought possibe, reading and relaxing around the beautiful private pool to our villa in the gardens. In fact it is hard to describe to people how staying at Dar JL turned a visit to the hurly burly of Marrakech into a tranquil get away from it all experience. A very pleasant and bonus turn of events.

If however you want to meet others on holday, talk to others in the bar, be in a community, this is not for you.

It was a perfect break for us. We will go again and recommend it to anyone wanting this sort of stay.

  • Stayed November 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 November 11, 2012

Marrakech has an abundance of luxury hotels. Yet, Dar JL is something completely different. It is not a hotel per se, but rather an incredible private estate set in 5.5 well-maintained hectares, filled with olive and citrus trees, flowers, herbs, cactuses and even a 1.1 km jogging track. The grounds contain 4 distinct buildings ("Dar Jennat", "Dar Limoon", "La Tour" and "Hippie Village") that house the various guest rooms. These vary in size and all have different décor, however, all are equally sumptuous with an incredible attention to detail. There are two lovely pools and the estate is filled with exquisite pieces of art. We stayed in Dar JL´s smaller room located in the tower “La Tour” which was private and luxurious. Dar JL also has a gym room, an outdoor yoga pavilion, and a small spa containing a beautiful hammam.

Service is discreet and attentive. On arrival guests are given a local cell phone with all necessary numbers (butler, driver, GM, housekeeping etc.) stored. GM Salma and the rest of her team are always available ready to assist with any requests.

Food is delicious and reasonable priced. Breakfast (included) is a great continental affair with fresh fruits, warm pastries, eggs and all trimmings. Guests can choose to have lunch and dinner at the estate and menu, time, and place is completely flexible. In addition, there is an all-day snack menu with tasty salads, pastas etc. Everything is homemade and nicely prepared. At night the garden is lit by hundreds of lanterns which creates an incredible atmosphere for an out-door dinner under the stars.

Located only 5 minutes by car from the medina, Dar JL is a perfect retreat after venturing out in hectic Marrakech. Warmly recommended!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

After a couple of hours in the hectic medina you just want to get some peace and rest. Just a couple of minuites from the medina with a cab. This is the perfect place for that. The food is splendid, the service excellent and the retreat the best. We stayed in several hotels in Marrakech but nothing compares to this. Especially Dar Limon is a favourite.

  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

This was a complete joy, everything was perfection! Wonderful staff. This experience was unbelievable and I am most definately going back. Thank you for everything!

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  • Stayed October 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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Salma and the entire staff at Dar JL made my stay comfortable and memorable. The property is spectacular, rooms luxurious and colorful, pools and grounds are perfectly maintained and the location is close to everything the Medina has to offer. The food is wonderful and healthy. The hammam was dreamy and spa treatments were heavenly. I never wanted to leave. I would go back a hundred times. A special thanks to Lisen and John for being such gracious hosts.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: Arset Sdiguia Talaint Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 186 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the city’s exclusive Palmeraie district, Dar JL offers the ambiance of legendary and magical Morocco combined with all the state-of-the-art amenities of today’s world. Luxury and attention to detail is reflected in every single aspect of Dar JL. From the design and quality of construction through to the smallest of details that makes it so special. ... more   less 
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