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“Maybe excellent in a different room” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #31 of 1,031 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Maybe excellent in a different room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Riad Dar Dialkoum for one night in September. Upon arrival we were very impressed by the riad. Muriel gave us all the information we needed to have a fabulous couple of days in the city. She even offered to drive us to the square on her way home! This helpfulness was experienced by all of the staff. The only reason I rate the riad as very good vs. excellent is due to our room. We were in a room on the main floor off the courtyard. The windows faced the breakfast area. It was not possible to have the curtains drawn without losing out on privacy as people entering the riad walk right past the room. The biggest issue is in the morning. As people are being served breakfast, you hear them talking and dishes clanging. It was impossible for us to sleep in. And with people using the courtyard at night (wifi only available in public areas), it was hard to get to bed before midnight! So I would definitely recommend the riad, but don't stay in the room on the main floor!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lolo40000, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Dialkoum, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Hosts,

Thanks much for your comment that we are pleased, of course, and that will be especially useful for those who wish to stay at the Riad Dar Dialkoum in the future.

We understand your rate 4/5, which is logical. Actually, the Selima room overlooks the main patio on the ground floor. By definition, it is therefore less calm than the other rooms and suites, both by the passage of other hosts as breakfasts, lunches and dinners that will also take in the patio. This configuration is very traditional in most of the riads in Marrakech. All have at least one bedroom on the ground floor, deemed less calm. It is thus.

It must be said that during your short stay, you unfortunately did not luck, with a very late arrival of others who have dine, and two departure very early who also took their breakfast (breakfast being served without limit of time, early or late and it is really appreciated). We are sorry for this combination of circumstances which disturbed the quietness of the place and especially your sleep.

Many travellers love this room for her decoration, the very nice view on the patio and the pool, its well pleasantly cool when it's hot (which happens often in marrakech), and the feeling of living "the riad spirit" where life is concentrated on the patio. It is also recommended for people with reduced mobility, and to the early risers.

We advise travellers who prefer a room quieter and more intimate to choose one of three suites located upstairs (Leila, Yasmina or Soraya), or else one of the three rooms in the second patio (Aïcha, Hannah and Malika), quieter, with Wifi in all rooms.

For the three suites, the Wifi is sometimes chaotic when the connection is poor and the speed slow, with very thick walls (up to 1 meter in thickness, it is not helpful). We are currently trying to find the best technical solution which ensures a stable connection, without transforming the riad in a large microwave. Wifi also works in all common areas, and a tablet is made available free of charge on request.

We hope that thanks to your comment and our explanations, this enables everyone to choose the room that suits him best in knowingly.

We wish you a great end of the year, hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you again one day, in the quiet room of your dreams.

Muriel & Laurent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Genuinely the most welcoming and peaceful hotel I have stayed in. We were picked up at the airport, upgraded upon arrival to a larger room, and were given a map and an explanation of where everything is in the city.

Absolutely ALL the staff at the hotel were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Laurent & Muriel really are as helpful as the reviews make out, one afternoon we decided we'd like to go to a spa, and within a couple of minutes of talking to Muriel, she had already booked a spa package for us and offered to walk us there!

Breakfast was delightful every morning (everything is freshly made, you can hear the oranges being blended on request for juice, and the eggs are from the market not far from the riad). Dinner is also excellent, we couldn't find a better tagine anywhere!

It really was a home from home to go back to after a day in the hot hustle and bustle of the city. Take advantage of the delicious mint tea and the roof terrace - which is particularly beautiful at sunset.

All in all, best hotel we have stayed in and would happily return!

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wow! That is all we can say, what an amazing place to stay, the place was beautiful and our room was fantastic! The staff were so helpful and nice, nothing was too much trouble and the owner, Meirelles advice on Marrakech was invaluable. One word of advice is the Riad is difficult to find, so defiantly worth spending the few extra dollars on an airport transfer.

The only problem was when we arrived we had dinner at the Riad, Tagine Keftah, which was Devine - it set the standard for all Tagines since, and sadly no one in Morocco has so far lived up to the high standard set by Riad Dar Dialkoum

Room Tip: Ground floor room if you have lots of luggage
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 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

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
    • 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 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Also Known As:
Riad Dar Dialkoum Hotel Marrakech
Riad Dar Dialkoum Hotel
Dar Dialkoum Marrakech
Dar Dialkoum Hotel Marrakech
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
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Ranked #31 of 1,031 B&Bs / Inns 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 cooker 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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