Any port in a storm is welcome, especially at 10pm in the rain, lost in the medina. Perhaps I should have booked somewhere, but then even with GPS how would you find it amongst the 1000+ riads in a rabbit warren of lanes and alleyways? Anyway a waiter in a cafe took me to this (his relative's?) place- just a small door in a blank wall down an empty lane.
Spooky: but I had a warm welcome. Nice inner courtyard and lounge seating in a refurbished house that must be 300 years old. Room 5 on the roof was comfy, but might be cramped for 2. Even at new year high season 400 dirham seemed pricy but this was a distress purchase!
Next day I moved across the alleyway to their other property for a lot less, but the room was basic. Their menu is limited and expensive. Good coffee at breakfast, but don't expect quick service with the bread and jam. Last night was very chilly and someone had forgotten to order gas for the heater but we were handed out blankets. Nothing is too much trouble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Salama is a small, homely guest house located in the heart of Marrakech Medina. Short walk away from the famous Djaama El Fna square and other main attractions, Dar Salama is the perfect place to stay. Dar Salama offers you a quiet place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea or home cooked meal and take in the beautiful view from our terrace overlooking the Medina and Atlas mountains. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions and help to make your stay in Marrakech truly memorable. ... more less
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