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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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“Outstanding Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We chose this Riad from the excellent reviews on T.A
But to be on the safe side we just booked the first 3 nights of our 7 night stay in Marrakech

WOW! on arrival we were warmly welcomed and immediately felt like we were back with good friends
Muriel and Laurent have transformed a very nice Riad into an outstanding one with their attention to detail, passion for the business and genuine desire to please all of their guests.

We had a seemless free airport pick up and departure and even got upgraded into one of their beautiful suites
The rooms were always full of fresh roses, water and fruit. The toiletries were beautiful and even the rose petals on the bed were arranged into beautiful patterns. There is tea, coffee and water available all day as is orange juice, pastries, nuts and olives etc... all freshly prepared by their friendly staff

We were 5 in our group and took us about an hour to all agree we should extend our stay with them. Unfortunately they were full (not surprising, you do need to book early) but they arranged alternative accommodation for a few nights and we happily returned for our last 2 nights

Muriel or Laurent are always around to make trip suggestions or indeed to help you with anything you might need. Airport pick up, day trips, restaurants, massage etc all arranged with a smile and without a hitch. They made life very easy for us

They are both utterly charming, warm, friendly and eager to please.
They really went the extra mile and then went another one!! We could not fault them!

We loved Marrakech and wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else next time
FANTASTIC, thank you :~)

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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My friends and I just returned from a week in Morocco. We spent our first three days at the Riad Dar Dialkoum and were most impressed with the calm and peaceful feel of the place. From the moment we arrived we felt most welcome as Muriel offered drinks and treats and indicated places of interest on a map with recommendations for restaurants in the medina. The staff are very friendly and the standard of service is high. Beyond the bed, breakfast and option for dinner, Muriel and Laurent's hospitlity includes water, mint tea, coffee and "normal" tea free of charge. They also provide delightful home made treats and snacks.
Basically nothing is too much trouble for this lovely couple (they provided transfer from the airport, ordered taxis, booked restaurants and Hammam and spa treatment appointments).
The Riad is beautiful inside with orange trees and a fountain in the area where you breakfast and dine. This is a traditional building with seven rooms which only have windows to the interior of the courtyards, so expect to put the lights on in your tastefully decorated room. The room was comfortable with plenty of soaps, shampoo and lotion in the bathroom. The only thing that marked me down from an "excellent" was a bed I personally found too firm and a curtain to my ensuite - I am partial to a bathroom door.
I would recommend this Riad to anyone who likes to feel like they are in a home away from home. It was a lovely experience.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Following our taxi driver from where he parked just inside the old city walls, we were delighted to find ourselves inside Riad Dar Dialkoum, stepping inside to an oasis of calm. The busy streets felt miles away but it still felt very central. Muriel and Laurent made so much effort to help us, right from the first email exchange to the day we left. We loved the food and ate there twice in the evening, the breakfasts were delicious too. The roof terrace is a very relaxing place to sit, and we had the luxury of mint tea brought to us whenever we wanted it. Setting off on foot to explore the city we realised the usefulness of its proximity to the city walls, we could use them to navigate to the main square and avoided getting lost. This was after our first attempt at walking straight into the centre and getting completely lost! A magical three days.

  • Stayed February 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

So glad to have found this absolute gem Riad in Marrakech. Muriel and Laurent were lovely and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived.

The room was lovely and we enjoyed meals offered as well. Coffee was brought to our room when required which for us was greatly appreciated.

The environment in this Riad is extremely tranquil, a very big change from the souks outside so you get a lot of variety.

This riad partners with Easyspa which is very close by and we decided to take advantage and get a massage there on our last day. It was just what we needed.

Would definitely stay here again when we come back to Marrakech and recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We’ve just come back from 3 nights at Riad Dar Dialkoum and it was fantastic.
Correspondence with the owners prior to arrival was excellent, they arranged an airport transfer for us and suggested day trips etc.. nothing seemed too much trouble. We were met at the airport by a driver, all very easy. The trip from the main road to the riad seems a little daunting: following a local cab driver into the unknown craziness of Marrakesh’s streets got the heart racing a bit but we soon arrived at the grand wooden door of the riad. Flanked by peeling painted terracotta walls, the entrance was everything you expect from Marrakesh and a riad. Behind the door really was an oasis of clam: two courtyards, one with plunge pool, a stunning roof terrace, beautiful decor throughout. We stayed in the Maleka room on the first floor. The room was a great size, wonderful bathroom, queensize bed etc.. The staff were fantastic, Muriel gave us a thorough introduction to the city, maps etc.. and tea, water was available as we wanted. We had breakfast at the riad and one evening meal there- the discovery menu. Food at the riad was more expensive than in the city but I guess that’s the price of convenience. That said our meal was excellent and they catered for my veggi wife- the only place we found that seemed to!
The riad is easy walking to the main sights of Marrakesh and is easy to find (2nd right, 2nd left!). We;d totally recommend it to anyone, we paid 100euro a night for our room which we thought was good value, but I think some rooms were cheaper. I know some riads are cheaper but we tried to book somewhere else first and they didn’t get back to us well on email. Muriel and Laurent and their staff were excellent. I should also mention click excursions whom we did a trip to the Ourika valley with- worth a look if you’re after getting out of the city for a day.
Big thanks to Riad Dar Dailkoum for making our first trip to Morocco so wonderful- we'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Apparenty Dar Dial Koum, means something to the effect of 'Your Home' - Anyway, Muriel made us feel like we were not just paying customers, but welcomed guests. She took time to explain the city to us and took it upon herself to ensure we had everything we needed for our trip to the Atlas Mountains. The Riad is beautiful and the food so good that we ate there more often than we intended! The only problem with this Riad is deciding whether to have your breakfast in the tranquil courtyard in the shade of the orange trees or taking in the fresh morning sunshine on the roof terrace with views over the city to the Atlas Mountains! Thankyou Muriel for making us feel so at home.

  • Stayed February 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We recently visited this Riad. Laurent and Muriel were really welcoming and so helpful. We were greeted with a Mint Tea and Pastries upon arrival. Nothing was too much trouble at all. Our room was the Malika really clean, with fresh bottled water and fruIt, which was topped up daily. The food there was absolutely lovely.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#12 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Dialkoum (your home) is a Boutique Hotel located in the picturesque and authentic district of Bab Doukkala, within 10 to 20 minutes walking from the main attractions of the medina and the new town. This very old traditional house of the late nineteenth century was restored in the purest Moroccan tradition in 2002, then enlarged and refreshed in 2009 by the new owners, Muriel & Laurent. Haven of peace, the Riad Dar Dialkoum includes 4 rooms and 3 suites, all decorated in different and elegant styles, 2 patios with fountains, one with heated pool, 2 terraces with flowers, trees and solariums, a pergola and a Berber tent, 4 lounges, 1 with Satellite TV, and a dining room. Our Chef will spoil you with the cuisine, legacy of secrets of the tradition of several generations. She will offer you a variety of dishes with subtle and refined flavors, elaborated with the best fresh products from the market. The dinner will be served at the glow of the candles on the terrace, in the patio, near the pool or in the lounges as you prefer. ... more   less 
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