We were looking for a small quiet riad, with a traditional feel, to use as a base to explore the city. Dar El Souk had everything we needed - and more!
The riad is very well maintained, and the pictures you see on the website are a true reflection of the standard of the property. The riad is set out in such a way that there are private seating areas alongside each of the 5 rooms and a communal lounge in which you can make yourself very comfortable for breakfast or dinner, or just to relax and read.
The roof terrace was a super place to sit and eat breakfast in the sunshine each morning and the breakfast was superb! A mixture of pancakes, bread and jam, eggs, pastries, and freshly squeezed orange juice set us up for every day of exploring the city.
We ate dinner at the riad on the first night, which was nice to take the pressure off having to find somewhere. The food was great, traditional Moroccan cooking - and lots of it!
The best thing we found about this riad was the service from the staff. With just a few rooms to look after, we felt that we had a very personal service through the whole of our stay. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff, who are friendly and polite, and happy to help with anything we asked, from directions, to booking excursions, to helping us print missing boarding cards, booking taxi's and arranging chariots to carry our bags.
The riad is ideally placed on the middle of a Main Street between the large Jemaa square and the old palace, so is an ideal spot for starting your walks around the city and the souks. We walked though a lot of hustle and bustle to get to the riad, which is accessible only on foot, in the district of the city where cars are not permitted. After waking for 5 minutes or so, following our chariot (man with a trolley to transport our bags) down a few alleyways, we arrived and found the road to be quiet and relaxing, very close to the hustle and bustle but far enough away to have peace and quiet.
Madi and her team looked after us thoroughly, and made us laugh along the way too. I recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in the city.
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- Also Known As:
- Dar El Souk Marrakech
- Dar El Souk Hotel Marrakech