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“Oasis. Wonderful service, gorgeous decor.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ryad Dyor
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Derb Driba Jdida Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #91 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Oasis. Wonderful service, gorgeous decor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Wonderful service, gorgeous decor. Hicham, Ibrahim and the ladies who cook were all awesome -- polite, kind, helpful and accommodating. Our suite was incredibly beautiful and comfortable -- two separate seating areas, both comfy and cozy, with carved stucco, painted wood and tiled Arab architectural details on the walls and ceiling that we were seeing at the mosques and other landmarks around town -- to have those in our room was wonderful.

Hicham and Ibrahim also very helpful with arranging tour guides, dinner reservations, and also porters to get us and our luggage in and out of the medina easily.

The riad should consider providing maps with simple directions to the major points of interest and back to the riad. We were very concerned about getting lost in the medina. For us, new to Morocco, this was a deterrent to setting foot outside. That being said, spending a couple of days relaxing on the terrace and getting hammam scrubs was lovely.

Wifi only strong in common areas on ground floor -- but since those areas are plentiful and comfortable, was not a big problem.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Rennes, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I definitely recommend Ryad Dyor. It is a romantic and well hidden place ideal for families, couples or with friends. A little paradise well located to discover the medina and very quiet as well. This wonderful place is well decorated in a traditional way as well as modern materials. Everything is absolutely refined. A warm welcoming awaits you by the attentive and friendly staff to make us feel at home. All the lovely members of the staff was very helpful and greeting us with smile. I would like to emphasize especially the valuable advices bring by Icham and his professionalism which was second to none. He arranged absolutely everything for us and he understands exactly what “hospitality” means. Thanks to his experience in Marrakech, he knows all the better places in the city and he was always available to recommend us some restaurants or excursions to do. He did everything he could to satisfy us and we thank him to have made our stay unforgettable. Not to mention the fire place where you can drink a glass of wine in a cozy and warmly atmosphere, the beautiful and well comfortable rooms and the delicious culinary specialties, it was gorgeous. Ryad Dyor is our best luxury experience until now and still the only address we keep for our next holidays in the red city for sure.

  • Stayed January 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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We started and finished our honymoon in Ryad Dyor. The Ryad is lovely and you easily feel at home. More important is that the staff Ibrahim and Hissam were so great, that it made our stay just perfect. They helped us with everything, yes really everything. Also the girls from the kitchen did great work. We had several times dinner and everytime it was just perfect!

After 3 days we went for 1,5 week into the desert area with the idea to come back for 1 more night, just the day before going home. But we decided to come back 1 day earlier, just to enjoy this beautiful boutique hotel for an extra day.

If you are looking for a small riad, comfortable and a beautiful place which makes you feel at home very easy, this is a perfect place to go!

John and Jorien (The Netherlands)

  • Stayed February 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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Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We started and finished our two week trip in Marrakech and having stayed in a variety of places all over the place we needed to spoil ourselves , we had a great time everywhere but the last two days at Ryad Dyor were really great and I agree with (vanderghast79) the care taken by Isham and Brahim was second to none ............ I think the team numbered six, the girls need a mention too. Spotless rooms beds turned back and we needed a good scrub n got one too THANKS GIRLS THANKS GUYS FOR AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS TIME . ( Staying here was like "the icing on the cake.)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lencois, BA
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This ryad has the best service of any place I've stayed in on 5 continents. The staff especially Isham and Ibrahim go out of their way to take care of the guests under their care all the while not making you feel as though you are imposing on them in any way with requests.

First, we had tried to call restaurants including La Mamounia and Royal Mansour for reservations during the new year period and told that bookings were full. The day before we arrived I asked Isham whether he could get us reservations and he said "I'm fact I used to work at Royal Mansour so do not worry I WILL get you reservations" and sure enough he did.

They arranged someone to meet our car when we arrived at the medina without us requesting. Our driver had called them and we did not have to give any instructions. This for me is the hallmark of excellent service, to figure out what the guest will want or need before they themselves know it and to have it ready before they ask for it.


Breakfast is anytime you ask for it, from 5 am to 3pm. And it is delicious.

Isham takes the trouble to find out what you are interested in, shopping, sightseeing, etc and will help you plan out an itinerary. If you are not up to dealing with hassle, he can arrange a car or a guide, with none of the margin that most hotels take on these arrangements. He'll even help with the rest of your trip arrangements after you leave marrakech if you need help.

Ibrahim is soft spoken but solicitous. Whenever we had a special request he quickly moved to take care of it.

While we were they had a guest who was ill and the staff had mobilIzed to take care of him with the kitchen preparing him whatever food he needed and Isham updating the family of how the guest was doing.

The design of the ryad is a Moroccan Balinese minimalist modern mix. In essence this means they lots of modern white walls with sparse decorative Moroccan accents and Balinese style wood furniture. The minimalist white theme allows the decorative accents to stand out without having the overpowering effect of being in an antique shop. The Balinese furniture has been overdone everywhere else but here works well here in combinations with the Moroccan bits. A

There are some drawbacks. One is that the engineering of the ryad as with most riads in Marrakech is not great. What do I mean? For example wifi reception is very variable depending on which part of the room or ryad you are in. This is probably a function of thick walls and the iron filigree work on all the windows which in theory is perfect electromagnetic shielding. Second the shower hot water is also variable sometimes very hot sometimes hot for 5 minutes then lukewarm. My sense is that this is a common ryad issue because it is difficult to get the plumbing absolutely right in the conservation area. Limitations on how large a water tank they can put on the roof also probably contribute.

Staying in this ryad was the single best experience of our trip to Morocco. Y

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Very nice hotel!!!
Fantastic staff, very friendly and helpful... The rooms are very cleaned and well decorated.
The breakfast was superb and they did not know what else they could do to please us.

Honestly, no words to describe this piece of paradise.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed at Ryad Dyor for 4 nights in October 2012, and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. Our hosts Adil and Ibrahim were so friendly and helpful that it really made a real difference to our stay. Our room was fabulous and very comfortable (we were lucky enough to receive an upgrade on arrival), and the whole property is done beautifully. Breakfast was extensive and excellent (pastries, eggs, bread, cheese, fruit salad, local pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice etc), and we found we didn't really need lunch later in the day.

The Ryad is located in the north medina and is a bit of a walk from the main square through the souks. It is an easy journey once you get your bearings, and we really liked to location as it is clearly a more residential area that is not teeming with tourists - you can get an idea of real life in the medina just on the walk to centre.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Ryad Dyor again. It really was lovely and the highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 1 Derb Driba Jdida Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#79 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryad Dyor 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the medina of Marrakech, two ryads have been transformed into a fabulous guesthouse with plunge pool. The owners have now added their personal touch to this ryad in Marrakech. Let yourself be surprised by the stunning atmosphere of the Medina's streets and alleys, leading to the doors of Ryad Dyor. Behind these doors an oasis of serenity welcomes you....... ... more   less 
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