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Riad Dar Nimbus
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bab Taghzout - 40 Diour Jdad | Sidi Bel Abbes, Marrakech 24000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #297 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“We loved it here and would definitely stay again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

The service we experienced at Dar Nimbus was excellent, everyone was so incredible lovely and helpful and made our stay in Morocco so much more enjoyable. We would go back there in a heartbeat and for the first time ever while I've been traveling, we were actually sad to say goodbye!
We stayed in two rooms, initially the room on the ground floor which was a two bedroom suite. Our room was HUGE and we had a great bathroom, which we shared with a friend. We stayed on the top floor in one bedroom suite on our last two nights, as our friend left earlier than us and this was just as fantastic. Large rooms, great air-con and good bathrooms and showers.
The location is in the Old Town in Marrakech, inside the walls and is walking distance (about 20 minutes) to the Souks and the Medina. There is a number of shared lounge areas in this area which you can sit in to do your emails (if you have a laptop - there is free WIFI) or read your book and a plunge pool for those super hot days. It was a great place to just chill, which is a nice change when you're traveling and staying in Hotels.
The best thing was the food, breakfast is relatively basic, but if you choose to have lunch or dinner at the Riad one day, it is divine. We bought our own wine, which was no problem for anyone there.
We had one of the massages they offer here and this is the only thing I wouldn't recommend, as my masseuse took three phonecalls during my half hour massage and basically just rubbed oil all over me and through my hair, so I would recommend going outside the Riad for a traditional moroccan massage if that is something you want to do.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

We have just returned from a superb last minute holiday staying at the Dar Nimbus Riad. What a find!! The website for the Riad is excellent giving all the information a traveller could need. Our transfer from the airport to the Riad was all arranged and even though we were delayed getting through passport control (travellers be warned Marrakech airport is a nightmare!) our taxi was ready and waiting. Ali from the Riad met us from the taxi and walked us through the narrow streets to the Riad. Our room (Julie Gallery Right) was clean and quiet with a lovely en suite bathroom. Water was provided in the room together with excellent air con and bug zapper if needed. The whole Riad is very relaxing; we enjoyed time on the roof terrace, cooling off in the tiny courtyard pool and sipping mint tea. Fatima's cooking is excellent and we enjoyed meals at the Riad every evening. Breakfast is very minimal but delicious - travellers/visitors should expect a simple fare of bread, pancakes, jams, juice and coffee/tea, all served in the little courtyard. Ali's friendliness and willingness to show you from the Riad to the main street should not be underestimated - he's a real gem! We also enjoyed an excellent hammam and massage at the Riad. This needs to be pre-booked as the hamman needs to be heated well in advance - real value for money and very relaxing. The whole atmosphere is very home from home, no one imposes themselves upon you but are equally available and willing should you need anything. As a word of warning it might be advisable for visitors to request a guide service from the Riad - although we didn't avail ourselves of this I'm sure it could be easily arranged for a fee and would be most advisable as maps bear no resemblence whatsoever to the labyrinth and myriad of streets - visitors/travellers can become easily lost!!! All in all, a very excellent stay - I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending this Riad to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

We stayed in Riad dar Nimbus in May 2011. It was the first riad we stayed upon our arrival in Marrakech and then we moved after a few days in riads closer to the Djema el Fna.
Riad dar Nimbus was by far the best! It has a nice setting, the terrace is like quiet oasis of sun and flowers, the rooms and bathrooms at the first row of balconies were large and beautiful. The riad has hamam (steam room and massage service) I did not use but some friends did and they were very content with the service.
Ali took a good care of us throughout our staying, he was really nice and courteous and he made us feel really welcome. Ali showed us how to go to the Djema and to the Marjorele Gardens which are sort of close. He was a very pleasant host.
The breakfast was really good and the the friend we made there who had also dinners in the Riad told us the food was really good compared to the food we had when we dined in the town. Karim was also very nice to us.
When we'll go back to Marrakech this is where we'll stay, because we learnt now how to get there thru the streets of Marrakech even when late

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Beautiful traditional riad - fantastic service from Karim and his team. Ate an evening meal twice - beautifully prepared and service at a candle-lit table in front of open fire. Ali proved indispensable in helping us remember the way to find the riad in the tangle of alley ways. Always ready with a welcoming smile.
Fantastic breakfasts - fresh orange juice, moroccan pancakes and fresh bread, freshly brewed coffee - wonderful!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DarNimbus, General Manager at Riad Dar Nimbus, responded to this review, March 21, 2011
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Thanks a lot for your email! I'm very pleased to hear that you spent a good time at Dar Nimbus. I will show your email to all the staff.

Notice that I offer you a 10% discount on your next trip in Dar Nimbus.

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Pierre
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

Wonderful Riad inside the walls of the old town yet not in the centre. Don't even bother trying to find it yourself, that is virtually impossible, but hotel will organise a pick up and are even willing to guide to the centre of town as it is a labyrinth of alleyways and doorways. The staff Karim and Ali are great, organised a last mintue trip to the Atlas mountains at about 9pm.
I highly reccommend this Riad and would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

This riad is in the old part of the medieval town and thus offers a real experience of Medina living for the locals. Very interesting but be prepared for choking car and moped fumes and skilful harassment from the local children and young men who will demand money for simply giving information or directions. The riad is two courtyard houses knocked together and quite pretty. Unfortunately the French owners have delegated it to a local manager who is unaware of the importance of first appearances and welcome. We arrived to an absent manager, a dishevelled reception, very sweet and polite but obstructed by mops and laundry. A French family had taken over the central patio and were occupying it totally. The dining room where we were expected to have supper and breakfast was cold dark and very unappealing. We knew that our large "suite" would be unavailable until the next day but we were unprepared for the claustrophobic and poky nature of the double room offered. The suite was indeed nice and large giving on to a terrace but I would have called it a large room not a suite. It also gave on to a pretty warm sitting room which made our stay comfortable but all the arrangements had to be initiated by ourselves. The staff were friendly and the food simple but excellent. It is relatively good value for money and is probably best appreciated when the weather is warmer but it does need much more careful and attentive management. This riad is in the old part of the medieval town and thus offers a real experience of Medina living for the locals. Unfortunately the French owners have delegated it to a local manager who is unaware of the importance of first appearances and welcome. We arrived to an absent manager, a dishevelled reception, very sweet and polite but obstructed by mops and laundry. The rooms were cold. A French family had taken over the central patio and were occupying it totally. The dining room where we were expected to have supper and breakfast was cold dark and very unappealing. We knew that our large "suite" would be unavailable until the next day but we were unprepared for the claustrophobic and poky nature of the double room offered. The suite was indeed nice and large, giving on to a terrace but I would have called it a large room not a suite. It also gave on to a pretty warm sitting room which made our stay comfortable but all the arrangements had to be initiated by ourselves. The staff were friendly and the food simple but excellent. It is relatively good value for money and is probably best appreciated when the weather is warmer but it does need much more careful and attentive management as all your comfort and local information will depend on DIY rather than be offered. Do NOT take up any of the tours proposed by the manager as they are uncomfortable rides in badly sprung jeeps with a miserable night and a short whip round the sand dunes at a high price. Drive to M'Hamid or Merzouga and find your own accommodation there as it is TOO FAR for a one day trip. .

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rivalta di Torino, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

We spent New Year's eve here with a group of friends. The rooms, staff and location were amazing! Located in the heart of the city, you would never know it once you step inside. It is a charming quiet "villa" style raid that provides comfort and relaxation in the center of busy Marrakesh! I would recommend this location for couples, families or a group of friends.

We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Address: Bab Taghzout - 40 Diour Jdad | Sidi Bel Abbes, Marrakech 24000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #297 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Nimbus 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a rooftop terrace and panoramic views of Marrakech’s Old Medina and the Atlas Mountains, this riad features an authentic Moroccan design. Guests can relax in the hammam or in the Spa or cool off in the plunge pool in the patio.The air-conditioned guest rooms at Riad Dar Nimbus are traditionally decorated with colourful Zellige tiles. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom, and some include a TV and a fireplace.Moroccan cuisine can be enjoyed in the dining area or on the terrace, and a continental breakfast is served daily. The riad can organise on-site massages, babysitting and visits of the surrounding area.The property is 1.6 km from the Majorelle Garden and 4 km from Bahia Palace. Marrakech – Menara Airport is a 15-minute drive away and an airport shuttle service is available upon demand. ... more   less 
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