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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #14 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Lovely place and very helpful owner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Just had the one evening here, tried to book more when we got there but no room at the inn! Great place with friendly and helpful owners who found us more accommodation. Should have booked another night in advance.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

For me, the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Not because of the wonderful, well located building, lovely rooms strewn with rose-petals and delicious food, but because of the truly astounding welcome and service. Owners Muriel and Laurent are wonderful hosts, and a stay in the riad is like a few days with your best friends. Our visit started with a 45-minute chat over mint tea and biscuits, during which we has a crash-course in the best that Marrakech has to offer by way of sights and places to eat and drink. Tips on how to handle the locals, how to avoid getting lost and so-on were absolutely spot on. The rest of the staff were incredibly obliging - real 'service with a smile'. I would happily have moved in! During our four days we had a free room upgrade, a bottle of a better wine than the one I ordered just because Laurent wanted us to try it, help booking our onward journey - so many small kindnesses - oh and if you ask for a bottle of complimentary water to take out for the day, it comes in an insulated contained with a shoulder strap - typical of the way things are done here.

Room Tip: Loved the Yasmina suite. Big and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

From the moment we landed, our driver waiting for us, we were in good hands. Over a welcoming tea, Muriel shared several tips to acclimate us to Marrakech, including cautionary notes on food and beverages in the city. We had organized a trip to the Sahara during our stay, and Muriel contacted the company before we left to be sure we were in good hands. Upon returning to the city, we spent our last night again at the Riad. Fresh orange juice from the atrium trees each morning -- a perfect start to each day!

Room Tip: The rooms at the far rear of the Riad are quietest. We had two nights in the Room Malika and returni...
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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Welcoming staff, spotless rooms, delicious foods, and local insight to help navigate your way through the streets of the old city...you couldn't ask for more from a riad! Highly recommend arranging airport transportation through the riad, rather than hailing a cab, as vehicles cannot drive down the alley. Our driver walked us through a maze (which became second nature by that afternoon...but quite intimidating at first!) and delivered us right to the riad door, where we were welcomed with mint tea and pastries. Muriel was incredibly helpful showing us around the property and gave us plenty of tips to help navigate the medina and pointed out special areas of interest to visit based on the length of our stay. The location of the riad was perfect, as whenever we found ourselves in a random location, it was easy to navigate back by just walking along the medina walls until we arrived at the main arch. The food was DELICIOUS and the staff was very accommodating to my food allergy. If you eat the tagine at the riad first, you will be disappointed when you eat at the square - no comparison! Whenever we left the riad, we were offered a complimentary bottle of water in an insulated tote, which was greatly appreciated during the 100 degree weather. Words cannot do this property justice - highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Excellent - superb - wonderful- helpful - beautiful- relaxing- enchanting - worth the money - 100%- would definitely go back!
All the five star reviews are totally justified- wonderful raid - lovely helpful owners- can't recommend more!! A real haven of luxury in the middle of this energetic, vibrant and wonderful city!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Tucked away behind a high wall in the labyrinthine alleys of the Marrakesh Medina, this beautiful riad enchanted us from the moment we stepped inside the wooden door. What is not to like about the orange trees in the patios, the relaxing sound of the water in the fountains, the small pool, the banana tree, the lounge sofas, the rooftop terrace, the food, the free fruit and drinks, the sounds of the surrounding city? Every little detail (and there were many) felt authentic and exotic. The beautifully designed rooms were spacious and well equipped with details like the Moroccan brass sink. Who needs airconditioning when you can design a building with natural materials that is even better at keeping the heat out?
Best of all were the owners and the other staff who made us feel right at home. They gave us a helpful introduction to the city and assisted us with every question we had. With their help it was easy to forget about the chaos of the city and feel like royalty in your small palace.

  • Stayed May 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My 19yr old daughter and I stayed at Riad Dar Dialkoum from 19th to 24th June, 2013. We arranged transport from the airport and despite a long delay in our flight, the driver was still there to meet us. As you enter the Riad (through what my daughter referred to as the 'Alice in Wonderland door'), you are greeted by smiling faces and the most beautiful courtyard. We had arranged our first meal at the Riad and were not disappointed as the food is plentiful and delicious. Throughout our stay we had 'snacks' around lunchtime e.g. chicken and salad, keftas etc (all reasonably priced). We also ate at the famous La Maison Arabe and I would suggest that you are paying highly for the ambience (see separate review) but certainly not service and quality of food! Muriel and Laurent are excellent hosts. I had communicated with them regularly prior to our stay and through their recommendations, pre-booked a hamman and restaurants. In addition, Muriel arranged for a local woman to come to the Riad for my daughter to have a henna tattoo and each day the staff checked to see how this was and suggested ways to make it last longer. Both are keen that you treat the Riad 'as your home' and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in both the Yasmina suite and Leila which were spacious, tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. We also used all areas of the Riad e.g. the terrace and reading areas (wi fi signal particularly good here). The plunge pool was at it's best around 2.30/3pm when temperature reached 45 degrees in the shade!!! We found the location to be ideal however at night felt a little daunted returning to the Riad. I would suggest do not take a map out in the middle of the street which we did and were continually harassed (after this I wrote down directions and landmarks in a small notebook and used this). We paid no more than 30MAD for a petit taxi and 250MAD for the 'Grand Tour' on horse and carriage ride (excellent way to see all). The staff are excellent and you are always greeted with a smile. I spent each morning sunbathing on the terrace and was offered mint tea and water every day by the cleaner! My daughter had left a pair of very grubby plimsoles by her bed which were gathered up and scrubbed clean (daughter thoroughly ashamed, mother very grateful)!!! I would also like to mention that our room was cleaned every day (thoroughly) as well as all the public areas of the Riad. Our thanks to Muriel, Laurent and their staff for their hospitality. I would highly recommend this Raid to anyone visiting Marrakech.

Room Tip: We stayed in both the Yasmina suite and Leila which were spacious, tastefully decorated and extremel...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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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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