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Riad Dar Khmissa
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   166 Derb Jemaa Lakbira | Arset Moussa Lakbira, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #211 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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1 review
“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

a truly wonderful stay. the riad was clean, and the staff was superb. from a timely airport pick-up, to a free upgrade on our room (our first night we were the only guests staying at the riad, so they bumped us up to a suite without any additional charge), to an unexpected but delightful guided tour through marrakech upon our arrival-from vincent the main host. vincent was helpful in pointing out best places to eat in the square, as well as getting us oriented to a city that is easy to get lost in. isham (the evening/overnight host) and layla (kitchen assistant) were extremely personable and kind. and beiga (sp?) the dada and resident chef was fabulous - our first meal, (four courses: two soups, salads, featuring a delicious chicken and olive tagine as the entree, followed by a delightful orange and strawberry iced dessert) was one of the best we had during our two-week stay in morocco.

great location. luxurious rooms. beautiful rooftop terrace. free laundry upon request. tasty food. free wifi. great board games (scrabble!). all in all, a wonderful place to stay and highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We just got back from our stay at Riad Dar Khmissa. It was a lovely stay, it was clean, comfortable and they certainly made us feel welcome. The dinner although a tad expensive was delightful. Breakfast is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The Riad was so clean and tidy and in a really fabulous location. It could not be better really safe area and literally 3mins walk to the square. The only downsides are that I booked this thinking there was a swimming pool- there wasnt and that the door bell can wake you up during the night/in the morning. Aside from that I would recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Spectacular experience! Exceeded our highest expectations! A romantic oasis of tranquility, beauty and care in a high-paced city. A real surprise. The perfect location--down a quiet alley, 3 minutes walk to Jemaa, the centre of Marrakesh and 100s of market shops. The management and staff were warm, anticipatory, funny and perfectionist, an amazing combination. The other guests were all enjoyable. Superb decor, excellent meals including lunch and dinner options. Mellow rooftop lounges to read, eat, drink, chat with other guests and snooze.And inexpensive. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

This riad was the most helpful hotel I've ever stayed at. It made our trip. The staff is so friendly and helpful, I felt like I was staying with family. They are very accommodating and helpful. Their breakfasts and dinners are delicious and well worth the price. If I ever get a chance to go back to Morocco, I will surely be staying here again. I've recommended it to all of my friends. Also, a great location in the old city.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We had a lovely stay with Vincent and his staff who looked after us really well with tips and suggestions for Marrakech. Great food too if you want an easy evening in rather than facing the crowds which we did on our first night. They even stored after our bags for us as a favour after we checked out when we went off trekking for three days which was a life saver!

The room was lovely, clean and cosy and good value for money. The riad was like an oasis of calm after the hectic streets and in a great location close to the Djemaa, the Bathia Palace and the Saadian tombs. Walking around from here, even at night, was no hassle and there are plenty of areas in the building to relax and have a tea or watch the sunset from the balcony.

The only slight downside was the bathroom in terms of the toilet smelling a bit but as we learnt, this is a problem even in the most expensive of Riads - its Moroccan plumbing!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

The decor was beautiful. The staff and owners were very helful. The location was great. The price was very reasonable. I could not have asked for more

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Malmo, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

This riad is absolutely lovely. The staff is utterly fabulous! Very friendly and fun people with high service managment skills. After a long walk in the burning sun, this riad offers a fresh and quiet "resort", where you can cool yourself off and chat with the staff - or not. This riad completely fulfilled my expectations on romantic and mysterious interior Marrakech style. Each room was individually and chic decorated. Unlike other riad in the same price range, Dar Khmissa offered fresh and clean rooms. The riad is rather intimate and visitors sensitive of sound coming from neighbouring rooms might want to consider staying here. But this is also the only sound you will hear. There is no noize coming in from the streets or market. It´s totally worth it! We liked it so much that we stayed longer and even came back. The price is good, the staff is excellent and it´s 100 m from Djemma el Fna. Unfortunately the nightguard Hassan has moved on and started working in riad Badi. But I think this riad will turn out to be just as lovely as Dar Khmissa.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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: 166 Derb Jemaa Lakbira | Arset Moussa Lakbira, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #211 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Dar Khmissa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar Khmissa will seduce you with its freshness and calme. In the heart of the Medina, close to the famous Jemaa El Fna square, in a neighborhood that is the most authentic and warm Marrakech. You will see the top of his extensive garden terrace throughout the year, the heads of historical work of art marocain. In Riad Dar Khmissa, the art of living is obvious, as well as the art of giving the right to receive. ... more   less 
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