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“Delightful old Riad in the Medina” 5 of 5 stars
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14 derb Gnaoua | quartier Ben salah, medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #70 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Delightful old Riad in the Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Dar Tiflet was a perfect place for our first few days in Morocco and Marc's hospitality, advice and support was key to helping us feel relaxed and confident with our children in such an amazing, vibrant city. The riad itself is filled with beautiful decorative tiling, plasterwork, wrought iron and lanterns, much of it original. Spending time on the roof terrace was amazing - especially when surrounded by the call to prayer from minarets on every side! We could also hear and smell the stalls in Jmaa el Fnaa from the roof terrace, and at night see the little helicopter toys being launched into the air with their blue lights. It was a perfect place to retreat a little from the mayhem of the medina, yet still be able to absorb the sights, sounds and smells. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a fantastic holiday! Thanks to previous reviews we booked our family of 4 into the riad for March and so glad we did. On arrival at the airport the Taxi was waiting for us and drove us close the the riad to meet Marc, he then guided us back to the riad on foot (no access for cars the time we arrived). I would recommend anyone flying in to take Marc up on this offer as its quite daunting when you first arrive and not the easiest of places to navigate on your own with luggage. Marc and Patrice were fantastic hosts giving us great advice and going out of their way to help us where they could. We saw Marc every morning during breakfast and then he would take us out to show us the areas to visit (and those to avoid!), advising us of the best places to eat and generally being a local tour guide. Once we got our bearings he left us to get on with our own exploration. We opted for breakfast most mornings on the roof terrace before heading out for the day. I cannot stress enough how helpful Marc & Patrice were! I’m sure our holiday wouldn’t have been half as good if we had stayed else were, I would say look beyond what rooms/ bathrooms look like (they are actually very authentically decorated and the beds are excellent) and book yourself in for the overall package you get.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was the first place we stayed and we enjoyed the hospitality of our host Marc very much (and at a later stage the web master too). Marc arranged for us to be picked up from the airport (for a small fee) and then we were met for a short walk back to the Riad. Marc gave us a little tour and explained to us about where to go and how to find our own way to the Riad for later. He was very detailed and even offered to take us to the museum the next day if we so wished. Our room was very basic but was fine for the price we paid. Although we had our own bathroom it was not in the bedroom so we had a short walk across the corridor, the shower really needs replacing but I know that there are plans on making the room we were in an ensuite at a later stage. To be honest the hospitality outweighed any negatives such as this. We had a nice breakfast in the morning which was a treat to have on the sunny terrace. The owners have adopted some cats which love to sit on the terrace and soak up the sun. This Riad is a great location and although there are a couple of dark alleys we felt really safe and out of the way of the madness outside. Very relaxed and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our first visit to Marrakech. Marc, Patrice and Rachid made us feel extremely welcome. They arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport, and were there to greet us when the taxi dropped us off in the Medina. Upon arrival, Marc sat down with us and talked us through all the little details about the amazing city, and provided us with very detailed maps of the best places to go to and visit. In the morning at breakfast he offered to show us around - his tour was definitely worth it!
The Riad is very nice and clean, and our room was better than we expected. The terrace was absolutely amazing, with a 360 view of the rooftops of Marrakech and the Atlas mountains.

Overall, we think Riad Dar Tiflet is excellent and extremely good value for money, and we will be recommending it to all of our friends and family.

We were there for 3 days, and we then travelled out of Marrakech to a 5 star spa - which ended up being a complete scam. We wanted to go back immediately, so in search of help we called Patrice and asked if we could come back and stay for longer. Riad Dar Tiflet was fully booked, however he recommended another Riad; he called us back after 5 minutes to tell us that it has been booked for us (slightly more expensive). When we arrived back at Dar Tiflet, (at this point the wheels of my suitcase broke!) Marc took us to the new Riad which was very close, and even carried one of our heavy bags for us. The new Riad was so lovely! I don't know what we could have done without your help and advice.

Thank you so much for making our holiday so great, and for your amazing help in desperate times!

Best wishes, Ania and David.

  • 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This Riad is conveniently located in a quiet, safe, little alley tucked away from the hustle and bustle but very close to all the action. We enjoyed coming back at leisure for a nap or to read a book on the terrace, hanging around as in our own house.

Marc, the owner, has created a relaxed homely atmosphere and makes you feel like a visiting friend. He even accommodated my special breakfast requirements, bought bus tickets for us, and patiently answered all our "where to" questions.
Such attentions made our stay truly special, thank you Marc!

Absolutely recommended for feline-loving independent travellers (cats are not allowed inside the house, but share the sunny terrace with regular two legged guests) looking for a friendly and authentic environment.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

So glad we chose Dar Tiflet to start our stay in Morocco. Loved everything about it from the yummy breakfasts to the cosy red room. However, the star of the Riad is Marc for whom nothing was too much trouble. Full of fascinating information and guidance. Highly recommended is the photography gallery which he showed us. We loved going to the Majorelle Gardens, where we met up with Suzie and Alice and ended up returning in a caleche!
The trip to the mountains was stunning and unforgetable.
Thank-you Marc and Rashid for the perfect stay (also to Patrice ,who we never met).
Trish

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My two girlfriends and I spent 3 nights here in the middle of March. The Riad and our host Marc were charming and we had the most delightful stay. Marc could not have been more helpful,accompanying us around the souk and to the Majorell gardens and even driving us up to the mountains for only the cost of the petrol.We had a wonderful time in Morocco,and Riad Dar Tiflet and our lovely host Marc were the perfect start to our holiday

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14 derb Gnaoua | quartier Ben salah, medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar Tiflet is a smart authentic Riad in the heart of the old medina. We chose to let the house as it was decorated by the former berberian families, with a lot of old ceramics on the walls (zelliges) and furniture hand-made in medina. All commodities are at international standards, 5 bathrooms for 4 bedrooms, with WIFI connection... Our terrace is much appreciated by his panoramic view and his 3 independant parts. ... more   less 

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