We planned on visiting Marrakech for a few days and we were looking through all the acommodations we were astonished by the enormous quantity of ryads that exist in the medina. It was a tough search but it was worth every second of it!! We found the perfect ryad, with only 5 rooms is not a hotel, but a family. The building is beautiful and old but with a touch of modernity. Said is the manager, from the moment he picks you up from the spot the airport transfer takes you which is like 5 min from the ryad he makes you feel welcome, like you entered some kind of family, after you get to the ryad he will serve you delicious tea with mint and moroccan cookies while he explains to you how to get to/from the ryad (this will prove helpful later as the ryad is in the middle of little tiny streets that look all the same). You have the chance to have dinner or lunch at the ryad the day of your arrival, but have to tell said in advance since the cooker (Fatima) has to buy the ingredients. The room was big and beautiful and the bathroom is addicting (by some reason). On the roof there is small pool which is more than enough for taking a refreshing bath after a long day fighting with the store owners in the souk. The breakfast is one of the best things, by the time you wake up shophia will have your breakfast ready and waiting for you to enjoy it by the pool. The ryad is marvelous by itself but there is something you cant miss which is by far one of the best: the hamman+massage, is something you shouldnt miss, such a wonderful experience thanks to mohammed who is real professional. We just got back from marrakech and we are already planning on coming back just to stay in this wonderful place. If you visit marrakech, stay in Dar Akal, you would not regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the end of a quiet alley, close to the souks and Ben Youssef Medersa, only a few minutes walk from the famous Jemaa El Fna, Dar Akal welcomes you.Dar Akal is an old 18C Riad carefully restored and renovated by renowned architect Christophe Simeon and his skilled Moroccan craftsmen, using traditional techniques.The Riad has 4 bedrooms and 1 suite arranged around a patio with trees and a central fountain.After a busy day in the medina, or returning from the Atlas Mountains, the desert or from Essaouira, you can relax in the relative coolness of the patio, on the first floor in the menzeh (traditionally the best room, used for entertaining special guests) ... more less
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