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Riad Dar Mimouna Hotel
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Sidi Mimoun Derb Sidi M'Barek 151, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #504 of 1,031 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Five Stars for overall experience. Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was a gem. Don\t be put off ny approach to Dar all part of the great experience,The staff, Mirian. Anis and Fatya were amazing. Friendly and helpful. Rooms were charming comfortable and clean, and the price very attractive, Five minute walk to the main sq and most other sites,

I would recommend this Dar for a real morrocon experience

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Woking, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Having never been to Morocco, it took me forever to decide on accommodation - we knew we wanted to stay within the Medina, so that narrowed it down a bit. I'm so glad I opted for Riad Dar Mimouna: it's beautifully decorated in the traditional Moroccan style, conveniently located (we did not take a single cab during our stay), and staffed by lovely, helpful people. Our room (with en suite showerroom) was very nicely furnished, comfortable and spotless. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace and gives you a good start to the day - it is described as continental (which I usually consider will fill your hollow tooth but not much more) but was plentiful and tasty. Use of the hammam is included in the price of the room, so if you go, make sure you experience this! Also on offer (at an additional - but reasonable - cost of 200Dirhams for 30 mins) is a full-body massage service (well worth it). The main member of staff - a young man by the name of Anis - was on hand, it seems, pretty much 24/7 and is a real asset to the property: he was very patient, helpful and kind - and made our visit very pleasant. You can, if you wish, have dinner at the riad (we did not but would definitely do so next time)...
I would definitely recommend this riad - it turned out to be all we had hoped it would be + more.

  • Stayed October 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We loved this Riad, we were the only guests on one night of our trip and we really felt like it was our home! Didn't see the staff very much but they were easy to find if we needed them and they even made us an early breakfast on our last day as we had to be at the airport early. Nothing felt like too much trouble and I would definitely stay here again. It was an easy walk to the main square and not difficult to find when you had been there once.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed in May for 7(!) nights. We had a great time. The staff are lovely and breakfast was amazing. We received great service every day and they even helped us hiring a car for half the price the big companies charge. Wth only ten minutes from Jeemla el Fna this really is the perfect place to stay at.
The Moroccan people are friendly and will always help you if you need anything.

Room Tip: The ground floor is quite cool and there is no smell at all.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This Riad was perfect for our four night stay. Roughly a 10 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the night market and nestled within a local area which added extra authentincy to our trip. The Riad itself is traditional with beautiful inspiring decor and a nice chilled out vibe.The rooftop terrace was perfect after a day out to catch some sun and rejuvenate before venturing out again in the evening. Our room was very nice and was cleaned daily with fresh towels etc.

Staff were laid back, friendly, helpful and quick to respond to any requests. Breakfast each morning is the same and simple consisting of yummy fresh orange juice, tea/coffee, simple bread, pancake and cake and delicious homemade vanilla yoghurt which I will attempt to make myself!

We enjoyed being in the heart of the local shops and community, this gave us more of an insight into everyday Moroccan life.

The walk to the Riad from the taxi drop off was a bit intimidating after a night flight as we were kinda harassed by a large group of local young-teen local boys trying to direct you to your Riad for money, they were harmless but very persistent so I would advise revising a map beforehand or tipping them a low small amount of change. This was our first time in Morocco so we soon got use to this.

Overall this Riad was really good value for money and we would defiantly stay again :)

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

If you can, try not to be too overwhelmed by irrational fear as your arrive - those new to Morocco may find the arrival into e street and trek down the lane ways quite daunting, however splash some cash to the local boys who will no doubt offer to help, smile and relax, and all will be alright! The riad itself is beautiful. The staff were attentive and very kind, and to thing was too much trouble. The breakfast on the terrace was always lovely - the bread and takes might look unappealing, but they're filing, and the home made yoghurt and fresh orange juice is to die for. The room was comfortable, and the cleaning staff great. The location was brilliant - in the old town, with plenty of soul and personality, just slightly off the tourist track, but still close enough to comfortably stroll to most places. The winning factor for us was the local hustle and bustle in the streets around the riad. We often played football with the local children of a night, and ducked out to the local bakeries to take a chance on something delicious but unidentifiable. If you want American conveniences, bland and modern decor, and absolute silence, this (gladly!!) isn't the place for you. Thank you so much for your beautiful warmth and hospitality!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We looked at a lot of reviews before choosing this and glad we did. It is exactly what the pictures how - a beautiful small renovation in traditional style. This is the real Morrocco and not a bland Eour hotel miles out in the middle of nowhere. If it is a restful comfortble place with friendly staff you want this is it with spades of authentic charm.

The location is perfect, though do get a taxi in the first time as the alleys would otherwise be confusing. We found it with the help (not hassle) of some passers by who pointed out that we were standing round the corner withing feet of it! We did see some truely obscurely-located riads in the souks which we would never have found again even if taken there. Don't worry about the slightly dark in places alley - there are usually kids and old ladies walking up and down happily even amonsgst the unlit scooters (some with 3 or more people on, but this is Morrocco, not Surbiton). A dozen or so yards, a corner, a dozen more yards past an almost hidden mosque which is quiet popular and you are on the road by the Royal Palace. 5 minutes and you are by Koutubia, the tall reference point you can steer by throughout the whole city. 15 minutes main square or right to the Kasbar. Perfect location and no need for taxis. The first day we hired Mohammed the polite, smart and very knowledgeable official guide through the riad reception. An afternoon for £30 was brilliant value to discover history, Koutoubia, the Square, souks, specific things we wanted to buy (spices and oils) and, crucially, tto get our bearings so we were confident about finding our own way around for the rest of our stay.

The room was clean and authentic and everything worked. This was Januaary, so didn't get any smells the summer could well bring to the city. As to cats, there was one - friendly as most cats are, but in Marrakesh there are thousands everywhere, including in the crowded souks. If cats are some kind of a problem for you, Marrakesh might not be your best destination (only mention this because of a puzzling reveiw we saw). The only thing about an open courtyard is that the price for peace, beauty and a bubbling fountain is birdsong. At dawn it is sweet but early and then followed by the muezzin singing call to prayer over the outside loud speaker (remember the nearby mosque mentioned above?). Just so you know, there are loads of mosques around the city all doing the same thing, so this is no reflection on the riad but you might get away from this real Marrakesh in a sound-proofed, double-glazed all-inclusive box outside town if this is what you want. The roof terrace is great. A good start to the day to check the weather, gaze over the roof-tops, see the Storks nesting and flying around the minarets tower, have breakfast (coffee or tea, breads and butter, jams, Morroccan marmalade, gloopy but nice yogurt, cake) to set you up and perhaps catch a little sun or read a book and pore over maps.

And what lovely, friendly, helpful people. All spoke quite good English and French but we didn't need to try any others. Thank you for making us really welcome. Recommended for a real Morroccan treat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sidi Mimoun Derb Sidi M'Barek 151, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #504 of 1,031 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Dar Mimouna Hotel 3.5*
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