It's fair to say we experienced significant culture shock on our arrival in town but the Riad provided a stabilising anchor in the bedlam of Marrakesh.I know its a well worn cliche, but we really were looked after more like extended family than paying guests. The ethos of Laurent, Muriel and staff is to ensure that their guests have the best experience possible. We were sat down and briefed on the do's and don'ts.We were told how to deal with taxi drivers and souk touts, where was good to eat and what was worth visiting, all with maps provided. As regards my question about getting lost in the souk, we were told that that was inevitable and that we should just chill and enjoy the experience - all with a gallic shrug that was curiously very reassuring :-).However, they made sure that we were given mobile numbers to call if we needed them - " ,,at any time". Laurent arranged a hammam visit for us and Muriel, not content with booking us a restaurant actually walked us there. It is wise to ask the riad to arrange a taxi for your arrival but the riad is easily found once you get your bearings.Thoroughly recommended.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Dialkoum Hotel Marrakech
- Dar Dialkoum Marrakech
- Dar Dialkoum Hotel Marrakech