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“A nice riad in a great location” 3 of 5 stars
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Dar Doukkala
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   83 Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #342 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A nice riad in a great location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed in Dar Doukkala for two nights. There was confusion about our reservation, which led to us getting the riad's smallest room, No. 7 because the hotel was fully booked for the first night we were there. It is on the ground floor, which was good because the stairs are steep, and gives onto a lovely, peaceful courtyard. The room's decor was quite nice, bed was good, but beware that the room is small (no space to lay out two suitcases). Also, if there are people talking in the courtyard, this could be disturbing - and the room's window actually is right next to the shower so you have to close the shades.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, it was like being in someone's home. The dining room is gorgeous and we rarely saw anyone else there. They made us an excellent dinner, just for us two - much better than the dinner we had had at a competing well-known riad nearby. I did not see the other rooms but did see the private terrace of room 6, awesome. There is also a shared upper-floor terrace and a small swimming pool - no-one in either place when we looked. We had breakfast on the terrace one day, wonderful. We were spontaneously given a discount to offset the problems with booking, but the price was good even without the discount.

Advice: don't take room 7 unless you don't have much luggage
make sure you get confirmation of reservation in writing

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We Stayed in room five for 3 nights, the room was spacious and beautifully appointed. The staff were extremely friendly and obliging. The breakfast was simple but good. Based in the Medina, close to everything and the price was fair.
We can definitely recommend this Riad.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Lovely hotel but the food is so very bland, we are vegetarian and I had vegetable couscous and my wife, vegetable tagine. Both had very little flavour and a side salad was lacking any seasoning, the wine was OK but very diappointing

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

great location easy to visit all the sights. friendly staff will help book taxis and trips nothing to much trouble.suite 6 excellent the best bed i have ever slept in and the private terrace outstanding. Peaceful clean surroundings, relax in style in this spacious mini palace. Good value for money, try the evening meal great atmosphere in the evening no need to go out every night.

Room Tip: all rooms looked great but go for suite 6 and spoil yourself. A bath the size of two.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There are so many Riad's to choose from, in so many different price ranges, it's very difficult to decide. The Dar Doukkala is a little gem of a Riad for a very good price. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and authentic. Some with little fireplaces (complete with logs and matches) that we didn't use in May because the weather was very hot. We spent two nights here in the triple room (there are 6 to 8 in all, with a large Suite that is perfect for families) and my children absolutely loved it. There is a cute little pool on the second story, the house looks like an old mansion, and we were able to use the hammam and get scrubbed, washed with traditional black soap and massaged. The breakfast is absoutely excellent, large, with home made jams and honey, traditional moroocan style "pancakes" and bread and toast, yougurt and eggs. It's very well situated and close to where many taxis and horse carriages wait or pass by. Would highly recommend for any type of traveler wanting high quality but on a budget as well. You can also ask to have dinner in a courtyard and the cook will come and make a home made traditional Moroccan dinner if ordered in advance in the morning.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are simply lovely, look on the website to choose the one best adapted to your needs...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Fascinating ryad in a most convenient location, extremely nicely furnished. Excellent cuisine. Nice though sometimes not totally efficient personel. Very good prices for the true beauty you get.
Be aware that they do not accept AmEx cards, but they forget to tell you until you produce the card for check out ( even though it is the same card you used to secure your reservation !).
And remember that they only have one key to each room, so do not take it with you for the day or they would not be able to clean your room.
All the above we learned at our expenses, but would gladly forgive in consideration of the fact that everybody was extremely kind. I would go back tomorrow !

Room Tip: In summer, the suite with private balcony on the first floor. In winter, the suite with private ter...
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

loved this tranquil space - spent 9 nights there while shopping in Marrakech last year . Each room has a style of its own . Value for money . Loved the location . Enjoyed the zellij swimming pool . Spacious Rooms .

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 83 Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #342 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Doukkala 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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