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“Just perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Dialkoum
317 derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A perfect retreat from the bustle of Marrakech. Excellent location in the medina, the airport pick up was much appreciated, we'd never have found the riad on our own - a problem we didn't have after Muriel had given us a really helpful map! The decor is lovely, orange trees, lots of alcoves with sofas, fresh fruit, orange juice, tea and coffee whenever you wanted it and at no charge. Breakfast simple but well presented, fresh and more than enough to keep you going till lunchtime. We ate an evening meal in the riad twice - the food was really good, tasty and authentic and if I'm honest better than anything we had in local restaurants. Muriel and Laurent were brilliant. Don't bother booking any trips till you get to the riad. The hosts know the good companies and are happy to arrange your trip for you . Henna tattooes can also be arranged if you want - done by the cooks friend and really beautiful designs. Sun terrace and loungers fantastic especially after a day in the souks.
This was our second visit to Marrakech and we will return - to this riad!

Room Tip: All are beautiful, quiet and welcoming
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

From the moment that we stepped out of the busyness of the Marrakech evening into the the peaceful, quiet courtyard at Riad Dar Dialkoum, we were made to feel welcome and were looked after with great care and attention to detail. Muriel and Laurent really do go out of their way to ensure that you are comfortable and feel confident about how to get about in the bustling centre of Marrakech. They were kind enough to upgrade us free of charge to a quieter room for a couple of nights and we were very grateful for this - the upstairs rooms certainly have a more peaceful air about them. I have wonderful memories of the beautiful courtyard and enjoying sitting out on the roof terrace with refreshments brought up to us. A wonderful base to enjoy the city.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I recently stayed in the Riad Dar Dialkoum and I must say there were a lot of positives for using this Riad including its authentic décor, hospitality, orange trees and peaceful communal areas not to mention the ideal location if you want to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a quiet oasis in the middle of the mayhem that is Marrakech. The hotel provided free unlimited coffee/mint tea and pastries, free unlimited bottled water, free wifi and extremely valuable tips and information carefully explained by Muriel upon arrival.
The main areas of note for me would have been that our bedroom was quite draughty (we stayed in the Soraya Suite) so even though the heating was on it was still quite cold, our bathroom constantly smelled of damp and we didn't have our towels changed for the entire time of our stay which was 4 nights (5 days). (We could have asked to have the towels changed but surely that should not be necessary in a hotel which is supposed to be ranked as excellent).
We had dinner in the Riad on our first evening, the service was excellent, the tables beautifully decorated and there was a lovely ambience which was a great contrast to the nearby streets. The food however (albeit the best we had in Marrakech) was not consistent of what I would have expected of a Riad of this standard. The dining room was also a bit cold and I had to put my cardigan on as the gas heaters were not being used.
All in all I would still recommend this Riad and I feel we made the best choice of accommodation in terms of location, friendliness, ambience and helpfulness. Thanks again to Muriel and Laurent for their hospitality and I wish them luck for the future.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs are less noisy as they are a little bit further away from the breakfast/dining area.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nearly all the reviews for this Riad are excellent or good - i rate it as good only because to be excellent it really would have to be perfect in almost every way and that would be hard to achieve in this setting. But that is no reflection on Muriel and Laurant who run a very nice homely Riad very efficiently and with great hospitality.

Pros: Beautiful Riad, good location slightly away from main tourist areas (but can all be walked in 30mins) but that gives you authenticity. In fact we couldn’t be bothered looking at the more touristy ‘souks’ area as we had the real mccoy on our doorstep. Muriel and Laurant very attentive, always stopped to speak, always gave good advice.

Cons: (take with a pinch of salt – and treat as minor) Room a bit cold (old building and it was early Feb) despite heaters. Bathroom had damp smell constantly, Bathrobes still damp (see what i mean, this is nit picking), no slippers for a hard cold floor, sometimes pastries not served with the mint tea just when you were looking forward to them! wifi intermittent, bed quite hard. My one genuine criticism was that the chicken tagine i had looked forward to was very disappointing – not spicy and was very tough and stringy. To do that on a chicken leg which can take some harsh treatment and usually still be succulent was a mystery. We didn’t eat again in the Riad. That said, the starter of cheesy samosa things and the dessert of strawberries/yoghurt/filo was nice. And it is a great setting in the courtyard though again, it was cold and there were gas heaters nearby which could have been turned on as a matter of course when people are dining.

You would be foolish not to stay here because of this review. Its a perfect base and haven for exploring the madness of Marrakech.

Room Tip: Due to the nature of the Riad its probably impossible to avoid noise either internal or external. Ma...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hove, UK
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15 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Lovely courtyard, lovely room, great breakfast and such amazingly helpful hosts. Really nice base for a weekend stay. About 15 mins walk from the main square but this puts you in an area where you can really get a feel for people just going about their day to day business. Loved it!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Stayed here for 10 days, and all the good reviews are well deserved. It was a great help to be met by a driver at the airport (and very necessary, because we would never have found it on our own). Very relaxed. Breakfast is at 8.00 am, but if you would prefer it at 10.00, or at 3.00 pm after a heavy night - no problem. Eat on the patio, in the dining room, on the terrace, in your room - no problem. Coffee or mint tea - any time, just ask, no problem. And as others have said, Muriel and Laurent, our hosts, and all the ladies working there are all charming and helpful.
The medina itself is a bit of a shock, until you get used to it, with bicycles, mopeds and the odd donkey cart coming from all directions, but amazingly no-one seems to bump into anyone else, but after a couple of days one acclimatises and it seems entirely normal.
We were in a first floor room and about on the same level as the tops of the orange trees in the patio, so the smell of the orange blossom first thing in the morning was glorious. The fresh fruit in the common rooms and in the bedrooms was also a big plus. Avocadoes and mandarins are in season and taste much better eaten close to where they are grown than they do when they are picked half-ripe for transportation to England.

Room Tip: We were in Yasmina, which would have held my bedroom at home three times over.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Somerset, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

3 nights in Riad Dar Dialkoum was barely long enough to get the most out of this wonderful riad. Muriel and Laurent made us so welcome from the moment we arrived, with advice ranging from places of interest to bartering. It was so helpful to have an idea of how much to pay for taxis, horse and carriage rides etc. We arrived in the evening after a taxi ride (arranged and payed for by the owners) from the airport. Then had a wonderful meal sat in the riad courtyard surrounded by orange trees and fountains. So peaceful and relaxing and the best meal of the holiday by far. Nothing is too much trouble, by the time we had walked up to the rooftop terrace there was a pot of mint tea waiting for us, it's small details like this which make Riad Dar Dialkoum such a find. We will return!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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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 ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#14 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#44 Best Value 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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