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“Just wow - Amazing Hosts, Riad and Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 Derb Jdid, Derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Just wow - Amazing Hosts, Riad and Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had the most fantastic time at Dialkoum!

Laurent and Muriel arranged for us to be picked up at the airport which makes the start of the holiday so much better (I am used to arriving in foreign cities and being ripped off straight away by taxi drivers). When we arrived at the Riad we had a full 20 minute introduction to the city and what to do from Muriel which set the holiday off on the right foot (without her im not sure how we would have known where we were or what to do!)

The room was lovely and fitted perfectly with our needs. Breakfast every morning was lovely and one day we even had it up on the roof! There is also a tiny pool in the courtyard which is great for coming back after a sweaty day to cool off in.

They are great at thinking about the little things at the Riad. Encouraging you to drink and handing out free bottled water at request is not something that is necessary but makes a huge difference to the whole experience of Marrkakech. Tea and Coffee is available on request at any time and you genuinely feel that Laurent or Muriel will go out of their way to help you out.

Finally the location - situated near Bab Dukhala we thought it was the perfect place. Defiantly dont stay in the new city if you want to see the real Marrakech, the location of the Riad is close enough to be able to walk to the souks in 20 miuntes but far enough out that you also feel a bit more detached. Its so nice to be able to go back to a calm tranquil Riad after the hustle and bustle of the centre of town!

all in all 5*s - cant recommend highly enough!

Room Tip: We were in Hannah which was very quite!
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  • Stayed September 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 August 8, 2013 via mobile

This riad is beautiful, and we were blown away by the very Nice couple that owns the place. They Started spending an hour telling us about the City and how to get around when we arived. All This information made it a lot easier to get around and be save. Water, minth tea and coffee are free, and you Can allways get help if you have any questions. You feel very good and save here, and all In all This is the Best place we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I could cite all the same amazing amenities and touches in the Riad Dar Dialkoum, but I'd rather focus on something that hasn't been talked about, the wonderful neighborhood around the Riad.

It's located close to the bustling food markets of Bab Doukkala, close to the wall of the old city. It's a perfect location for exploring both the old city and Gueliz. The neighborhood is safe, quiet, upscale, and residential, but still close to all the major tourist attractions. It's absolutely a fabulous area, and a great escape from the hectic souks.

The hotel is quiet, and it can be a little awkward to return late at night as one of the women will have to wake up and let you into the Riad, but they never seemed troubled by us returning late, and were always kind and courteous.

Really, there has not been one hotel in my extensive travels that has held a candle to Riad Dar Dialkoum. AMAZING.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

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
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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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Address: 317 Derb Jdid, 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 ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#14 Family 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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