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“Magical Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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manila
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4 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Magical Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have to admit, this place really helped make our trip to Marrakech, Morroco one of the most positively memorable ones that I have ever had up to date. The Riad Dar Dialkoum is a beautifully decorated traditional Morrocan home converted into a B&B, - traditional courtyard with orange trees growing around bearing generous fruit and shade, a small but inviting swimming pool, beautiffuly appointed rooms, each with its own character and excellent taste in moroccan artisanal decor and excellent value for money.
A lot can be said for its service as well. The service is excellent too as the owner himself is very friendly and went to chat with us for a good bit as the Riad's home staff served us delectable and home made Morrocan Mint Tea and pastries. It is more amazing than I thought it would be. The simple feeling of enjoying mint tea in the salon before you go out to explore the wonderful and beautiful city so full of character, and again at night in the terrace as you wind down after dinner and just soaking in all the sights and sounds of this wonderful city so full of character and culture. Freshly made French - Moroccan breakfast is served too in the courtyards early in the morning to help guests start out the day in good spirits.
Notable as well is the traditional Moroccan dinner served in the form of tagines and couscous and other authentic Moroccan dishes to help guests get a better feel of moroccan culture and lifestyle. Delicious!
Location-wise, I can say that I really appreciated the fact that it was located within the old medina, (old city) amidst local houses and souks that offer you already plenty of places to explore and sights to soak in. The Riyad's entrance is no fancy lobby as common in hotels but rather just another inconspicuous door along an alley full of door, but it certainly transports you once you enter the portal that leads inside. A safe haven for comfort and relaxation after a full day's adventure throughout Marrakech.
Finally communicating and booking with this hotel and for transportation was very convenient and prompt which warrants another star for this lovely Riad and its wonderful staff! =D

Room Tip: The owner of the hotel was so nice and gave us a complimentary upgrade during our visit as he though...
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Intending to spend a few days exploring Marrakech, after reading good TripAdvisor reviews the two of us decided to stay in this hotel – or Riads as they are known here.
The whole experience from initial enquiry, to booking and the stay at the Riad was fast, professional and very friendly. On arrival we were welcomed with Moroccan tea and cakes, and Laurent (the owner, together with his wife Muriel) gave us a very thorough overview of the city and highlighted all the best places to visit. This was invaluable to make the most of our short stay.
Sited near local market streets (used by the Moroccans rather than tourists, and thus very interesting in themselves), the Riad was an ideal place from which to explore wider Marrakech, and a haven of quiet and relaxation from the bustle of souks and tourist spots.
We stayed in the Yasmina suite which was lovely and quiet. Even though the Riad was full, there were lots of places to sit and relax on your own and enjoy a tea or coffee.
Muriel and Laurent, were fantastic, and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. For anyone like us wanting to explore Marrakech, it is hard to imagine a better place to stay. Many thanks.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Yasmina Suite - it was wonderful. I imagine all the rooms are fantastic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was our first time in Marrakech and was made superb due to the brilliant stay with hosts Muriel and Laurent who made us feel special, even with a fully booked riad, gave excellent advice on what to do, where to go and how to do it. The property is delightful, spotlessly clean, gave a true Moroccan feeling yet felt safe within the madness of the medina. If its your first time then make sure you go to riad Dar dialkoum and you will be pleased that you did. Thank you to our hosts for making our few days so very wonderful. Unfortunately our only slight negative was a hard bed although this certainly didn't take anything away from our stay.

Room Tip: Some lovely rooms but the suites are superb, we were in suite leila.
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  • Stayed March 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Muriel and Laurent are excellent hosts- they make you really welcome and answer any questions you might have whilst being discreet and giving you plenty of space. The riad is right in the heart of Marrakesh down a slightly bewildering alley way (thankfully the free airport transfer made it easy and stress free to locate). Everything about the place is beautifully finished and attention to detail is really good. The unlimited bottled water, mint tea and fresh fruit were great for setting you up for the heat of Marrakesh. We ate in two nights and the food was excellent both times. We were also travelling with our 16 month son and while there is no doubt that riads aren't the easiest location for curious toddlers we were made to feel so welcome with him- cot and high chair provided and the loan of a buggy offered.

  • Stayed March 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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I booked a trip to Morocco for my partner's birthday. If I am honest I wasnt lookng forward to going as this is my kind of place to visit. Im not really the city break tyoe but more or a beach holliday. However.............

We arrived in Marrakech which was a bit of a culture shock and Lauren and Muriel had kindly arranged a taxi to collect us and drop us offat the Riad. After a short journey arriving close to the Riad I was wondering what I had let myself in for

As we walked into the Riad it was literally like a small calm Oasis compared to the mayham of the outside.

This place was simply amazing the photos of the Riad simply do not do it justice. We were met by Muriel who was easily the most accomodating and friendly owner I have met. She introduced is to the Riad and its surroundings. She gave us lots of tips and places we should visit along with some sound travel advice.

We Stayed in the Soraya Suite which was very roomy, romantic and original. The four poster bed is lovely.

The Riads detailing is exceptional with plenty of places to sit and relax whether it be on the roof terrace in the sun to the many small rooms and coves where you can relax.

The food was fantastic the breakfasts we had during our 4 night stay were large fresh and very tasty, they included pancakes, fresh bread and the mint tea is very moorish!!!!!!

no mater what i write here i simply wont do this place justice!!! We had a fantatsic time in Marrakech and will definately be going back.

Even on our last day we checked out into another room so we could use the shower facilities before travelling back to blighty.

Muriel and Lauren were charming accomodating and it was a pleasure to stay in their Riad. I have already recommended this to my family and I would to anyone else.

Room Tip: judging by our room i would suggest any room in the Riad
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Its offcial, this is the best place I have ever stayed. Muriel and Laurent are amazing hosts and the staff were very friendly and helpful. In most cases you would have probably had a long flight and then a taxi journey through the crazy streets of Marrakesh where its survival of the fitest! All you want to do is freshen up and relax...well, you've come to the right place when you stay here. Mint tea and biscuits on arrival where you can quietly sit at it and nibble away whilst Muriel and Laurent talk you through where to go and what to do. Finished your tea? No worries, Muriel and Laurent will get you a refill. The room was spotless and the Riad perfect. Whilst outside is hustle and bustle, here all you can hear is the water and the birds.

  • Stayed February 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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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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 :~)

Room Tip: There are 3 suites upstairs in the Riad. If you book early you may be lucky enough to be able to sta...
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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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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:
#9 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#12 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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