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“Fantastic, Great, Wonderful!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Naima
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 derb Ouartani, Mouassine | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #230 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Fantastic, Great, Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Fantastic, great, wonderful and beautiful are not enough words to describe such a great Riad it is, every thing was perfect, the location only 5 minutes from the main square and the souks, in a safe area.
The staff are professional and always at your services, to give you the best of th best in Marrakech
The breakfast was great, with various Moroccan products, fresh juice, yaghourt, Moroccan pain cake, and fruit, cafe, English or mint tea....
The dinner on the rooftop was the best, Moroccan salads, chicken with lemon and olives the best we had in Marrakech, the views was also superb from the terrace.
We highly recommend eating at the Riad it is the best, sure you will admire it, and you will absolutely enjoy it.
All in all the Riad Dar Naima was perfect, it is highly recommended.

  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed five nights at Dar Naima, our room was located on the ground floor, with very nice bathroom, and decorated with a nice Moroccan fourniture. The entire Riad was decorated in local moroccan style, and it is located in the heart of Marrakech medina, only five minutes walk from the main square, and the souks. The view from the huge rooftop was amazing and specially in the evenings.
The breakfast and dinner were very delicious and tasteful, by the fountain or on the rooftop front of the Koutoubia mosque and the Medina.
The service was excellent and comfortable, the staff were fantastic, welcoming and speaking very good English and French .
All in all, I highly recommend Dar Naima, for a romantic holidays in the heart of the medina.

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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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13 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at the riad 4 nights, due to a special bargain done with the lady in charge. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are more than honest. We have to mention that our room was so dusty that we folded the carpet under the bed. Public spaces are gently decorated as well as interiors. Roof terrace seemed abandoned since the 1945, but the view is nice. Breakfast included was common to all the riad we visited in 21 days. We asked for a lunch: it wasnt any good and they've charged us 360dh for 2 entries, 2 main, 2 peeled oranges with cinnamon. Too much.
Coolest thing is the position: really 3min walk off "la place", but enough hidden for being disturbed just from singing birds.
Conclusion: good value if you can contract the final price and meals in the city apart from breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dar naima R, Manager at Dar Naima, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear D1Fretta, thank you very much for your review about Dar Naima, we are the new Managers of Dar Naima from the first of August 2013, after reading all the negative reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to do a lots of changes, in Dar Naima, first we have now a new proffessional english speaking team, and then we changed the Riad painting and we did the maintenance for all the plumbing and electricity , and added a very nice Jaccuzi pool, and a room for massages. and we did a very big cleaning for the Riad and all the fournitures.
we are so sorry for you about the lunch, and we promess that we will do all our best with the next guests to give them a memorable stay at Dar Naima and why not you again.
Mohamed
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We read the review prior to booking and judged that the bad reviews were needy western who needed all the comfort of home to be happy :-)

Dont make our mistake as well.

The riad does provide a bed to sleep and the opportunity to wash yourself. But it isn't well maintained, or very clean.

Combine this with the fact that they still charge you around 45€ per night and you come to the conclusion that for that price there are many other places in Marrakesh that offer more, for less.

From our combined travel experience we would expect a price setting for this riad around 15-20€ per room per night.

Happy trials!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Dar Naima is a beautiful and charming place to stay in the old town of Marrakech very close to Jaima Al Fna square. The breakfast is homemade and you can enjoy it either in the amazing blue patio or on the rooftop terrasse with great views on the city.
Staff is more than friendly and helpful and you can have a private Hammam and massage whenever you like.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Dar Naima for 11 days. The Riad vas charming in Marokko style. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast in the patio or on the roof terrasse. And the siesta in the shade on the roof. The Riad is inside the walls and a few minutes from the Souk and the Djemaa el Fna.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Hi all travelers,

This is an advice for those interested in staying at Dar Naima. Me and my girlfriend just had a nightmare weekend there. Basically we booked our accommodation for 3 nights on LateRooms website and payed the fee straight away as usual using credit card. 3 days before our arrival we noticed that Dar Naima had taken a further £280 from our credit card. We called Late Rooms immediately and were told that this was a mistake transaction and that we were going to be given €250 on arrival as compensation. Ridiculous as £280 is more like €320 at the moment.
On arrival we spoke to that Riad staff, that knew nothing about the transaction and that the manager was away in France. We had one phone conversation with the manager that guaranteed us that £280 would be given to us in cash as compensation for the mistake transaction because the staff at the Rad did not know how to reverse the transaction.
Later the staff brought us the money and for our surprise we noticed that 3 of the bank notes were fakes!!! We rejected the money immediately demanding the transaction to be reversed. It was all very stressful, LateRooms wasn't helpful at all and we now have to dispute this with our bank.
Be very careful with credit card fraud in Morocco, it did spoil our weekend and don't' know if we are every going to be refunded.
By the way the Riad is average, not very clean, cockroaches in bedroom and staff was rude and unhelpful. There is plenty of choice in Marrakesh and you should read reviews before you book anything.

Good luck with your travel to Morocco

Nelson and Hannah
Dar Naima never again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 derb Ouartani, Mouassine | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#97 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Naima 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the charm of Marrakech in an authentic riad. Among the first riads / guest house in Marrakech, the Dar Naima has preserved the soul of this ancient dwelling house. Ideally located next door to the souks and 3 minutes walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna square, its two patios offer space in a trees and plants ambiance, its large terrace shows a breathtaking view on the Atlas mountains, the Koutoubia and the rooftops of Marrakech. ... more   less 
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