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Dar Silsila
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Derb Jdid Laksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #112 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Luxurious, homely, cosy, warm and welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was my first ever visit to Marrakech and a first ever stay in a riad (traditional Moroccan home). My wife and I, together with a few friends stayed for 4 nights. Our experience can be summed up by the words in the title of this review! :-) The riad has 9 rooms, ranging from 60 - 105 euros, each having its own charm. Muhammad, the manager and caretaker is warm, and friendly. Always with a smile on his face, he ensured efficient hospitality. The riad itself feels homely (no reception desk and impersonal formality). One of the unfortunate aspects though, is the lack of daily replacement of bottled water in the room. The breakfast is quite good and filling. You could have it at the lovely, spacious, rooftop terrace or at the well decorated foyer downstairs. We were served pancakes one day, assortment of bread on another and delicious, smooth yogurt & juice. We had dinner only once at the riad. Mind you, there was only beef tanjia and wine on offer.The service is classy though. What's more, when a few of us felt a little queasy, the cook made harira (moroccan soup), using a packet we had bought earlier. The staff were flexible, accommodating and hospitable. Owned by Franck and his partner, Sophie, the riad is well maintained and is being continually improved thanks to them. Situated just a 5-7 min walk from the Jma-al-fna, if you want luxury, cosiness, friendliness, this is the riad for you.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comment. Our team is doing its best to satisfy our guests. We are happy you had a good time with us. We wish to welcome you again soon at Dar Silsila.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for four nights along with 5 other friends to celebrate a birthday. We had the standard double room room.

PROS:
- This is a gorgeous and comfortable riyad which is absolutely beautifully furnished and decorated. It was a true pleasure to return here after a day's adventures!
- The resident manager, Mohamed, was exceptionally welcoming, helpful, polite, gentlemanly (running out adjectives!). He and his staff went out of their way to assist us in any way they could. Thanks again to the team.
- Very convenient location for the main square, Jemaa el Fna (10 mins walk) and the Souks (5 mins). Petit Taxis are easily available from the main road (2 mins walk along the alleys). The hotel can organize airport transfers to and from the airport which costs EUR 18 one way. We chose to get a Grand Taxi from the main road as it is half the price. But I would recommend getting the transfer service there in the first instance. A porter also takes ones bags and shows the way along the alleys for DHS 20.
- Eateries/restaurants within walking distance
- Breakfast was included in our rate and it was always fresh and delicious. We had it served to us on the terrace (there are 2) which is beautiful (with views of the Atlas mountains in the distance). But one can choose where one would like to eat it - there are various common reception/dining areas inside the riad as well.
- Dinner is also available if requested in advance. We had a lovely evening meal with all our friends and the staff went through a great deal of effort to make it a special experience for us all.
- Mint tea is free and one can ask for it any time. There are several cosy common areas on the ground one can spend time in.
- Free wi-fi in the rooms/ common areas.
- Bathroom had all the necessities
- There is an in-house Hamaam and Massage area. I would thoroughly recommend this experience, one of the best things to do in Marrakech! The masseuse was very adept.
- Polite and thorough housekeeping team

No Cons - that's how much I loved our stay here!

Room Tip: All the rooms were beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comment. We do our best to give our guests a wonderful time at Dar Silsila. The whole team will be happy to welcome you once again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

firstly the staff were amazing especially Muhammad! the location is fantastic, short stroll to the main square. the rooms were really comfortable.

Muhammad was really helpful and suggested great places to eat and was always there if we needed any assistance. The rooftop terraces is lovely and has gorgeous views of the atlas Mountains.

highly recommend staying here as the location, rooms, staff and atmosphere are all exceptional.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Thank you for your comment. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Dar Silsila. We do our best to serve well our customers and our staff is highly committed to give our clients a great moment in Marrakech.
We hope to see you soon in Marrakech.
Sophie & Franck.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights in November '13. We were very warmly greeted, put at ease, & received detailed information regarding the area and places to visit.
Mohamed and staff were so friendly and v v helpful to us. We had lovely breakfasts on the terrace and also 1 evening meal which was delicious.
The rooms were v clean. Thank-you for an excellent mini break.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your comment. We do our best to serve our clients and we are happy that you have appreciated it.
We hope to see you again soon in Dar Silsila.
Very best regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I, with six more friends, stayed two nights at Dar Silsila. Just perfect in every way. The staff was super amiable, accommodating and caring, nothing was too much to ask. The rooms wre just lovely, the sitting areas around the riad, welcoming. The food was very tasty, plentiful and nicely served. My husband and I, used their laundry service, as we were continuing to Poland, for another week and it was very reasonably priced and prompt. One of our friends was celebrating a birthday and they surprised her with a beautiful flower pot during breakfast that day! What a sweet and appreciated gesture. The pretty, small pool was very refreshing and offered a gathering point for a cool dip, every afternoon after touring the many sights around Marrakech.
The riad is very easy to find and we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in the African room and it was lovely. All the other 3 rooms occupied by our friends were...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We do our best to serve our client and we are happy you have appreciated it.
We hope to see you soon in Dar Silsila.
Very best regards.
Sophie.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Mohammad and Franck, along with the entire staff, were outstanding hosts. The riad is terrific-looking and the rooms are comfortable. We stayed in the terrace suite, which included a lovely salon and a nice-sized bed and bedroom. No TV, but why would you want one when you are in the middle of the Medina in Marrakech? The breakfast (included) was delicious and promptly delivered to the location (terrace, dining room, etc.) of your choosing. In a location that can be daunting to Westerners, the staff was pleasant and patient in helping us navigate the area. We highly recommend Dar Silsila.

Room Tip: The Terrace Suite is lovely. It contains a nice-sized bedroom and a salon. It is the only room on...
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  • Stayed October 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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Sophie G, Responsable relations clients at Dar Silsila, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We do our best to serve our client and we are happy you have appreciated it.
We hope to see you soon in Dar Silsila.
Very best regards.
Sophie.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had a wonderful stay (1 week) at Dar Silsila. The location was perfect for us, close to the city's main attractions, and very quiet. The premises were beautiful and clean, and we had everything we needed in the room. The staff were the best part of our stay, as they were extremely hospitable and helpful.
The breakfast was very nice and sufficient to keep us full for the first few hours of the day. The hammam was a good experience and recommendable. We did not have dinner at the riad.

The only downside to our stay was a bit of confusion concerning the payment of the stay, most likely due to the fact that the Riad has a new manager (not Jean Patrick). It is a bit unfortunate to have to worry about money at the end of a perfect holiday.

All in all a very good experience.

Room Tip: We stayed in the African Suite which was nice and spacious. The rooms in the second courtyard might...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Derb Jdid Laksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#42 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#116 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Silsila 4*
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