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“so good looking but avoid the plunge pool room” 4 of 5 stars
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Dar Vedra
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3, Derb Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa | Bab Doukkala Marrakech Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #70 of 1,136 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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London
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“so good looking but avoid the plunge pool room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed in September, hot outside, cool inside in so many ways. Dar Vedra is a very male exposition in good design, with big leather pouffes, big leather curtain ties, heavy iron furniture, beautifully foliaged atria, exquisite roof terrace with views. We loved the greeting, and the food -- we ate there one night on the roof -- but didn't like the position of our room so much, we were on the ground floor by the 10' by 4' plunge pool, which was great in the heat, but not so great at night as other guests sat around it, outside our French windows, chatting till midnight - or until I went in and out of the room repeatedly and they got the hint. Not their fault as it's not totally clear it's a bedroom there. (And maybe the payback is that the ensuite bathroom has the biggest solid stone bath I have ever seen, you could fit a rugby team in, which thinking about it may have been someone's intention...) Anyway, if luxury in the middle of Marrakech's poverty is your thing, it hits the mark -- it left us slightly uneasy, as the juxtaposition inside and out is so enormous, but that's not the French owner/designer's fault. He is charming, and often on hand to answer your queries with a quip and an anecdote.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riad-DAR-VEDRA, Owner at Dar Vedra, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Guest
First of all, we would like to thank you for your comment.
Our guests’ opinions are really very important for us to move forward.
We are sorry for what happened with people chatting if front of your room.
Please consider this as exceptional since our employees have instruction not to let use the pool patio in the evening. We renewed our instructions to make sure this does not happen again
We are in the Riad to make sure each guest have a nice stay, I’m sorry you did not say anything to the night attendant on that evening or ourselves the next morning, we would have solve this issue right away.
Please know that we are taking your feedback to heart and focusing on improving.
Again, I apologize for the inconvenience during your stay and hope to see you during your next visit.

Mr Didier Blat
Co-owner/Co-manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I stayed at the Dar Vedra riad for a night during my visit in Morocco.
The staff was very polite and helpful and the riad was very clean, tidy and relaxing.
I would definitely recommend it to everyone without second thoughts!
Everything was moderately excellent.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just came back from Dar Vedra......what bliss. Beautifully decorated, all the staff Amal, Hadeeja, Jamilla, Hassin & Yoseph were gracious, charming and wonderful. Sebastien is informative and has done a great job. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the square but because it was So hot we chose to chill by the pool most of the time. I will return next year but not at Ramadan. The food at the riad matched any meal we had outside.....just divine. We went to Essaouira after 5 days in Marrakesh and if I could have picked up Dar Vedra and plopped her down in Essaouira, I would have!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms.....they are all charming.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Riad Dar Verdra is located there where you would not expect such a Riad. You arrive at the door, you are welcomed to get in and you are flabbergasted. Outside it’s noisy and crowded, inside it is calm and quiet. The roof terrace is amazing, no noise, just birds chirping. Downstairs there is a splash pool to cool down from the Marrakech’ heat. The staff is friendly. You have the possibility to have dinner at the Riad, it is good, but a bit expensive for what you get. The location is between the new and old city. The old city (medina) is the most attractive part culture wise and a 20 minute walk away. The rooms are clean, although I found some hairs at the decorative plaid they put on the bed. Just put the plaid into the cabinet and it is all fine.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Ulladulla, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at this lovely Riad. The rooms were good and facilities such as the plunge pool were great after the heat of the day in the souqs. Sebastian was very helpful during our stay and in organizing our accommodation in Fez. Definitely recommended.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

After looking at countless Riads and deciding upon Dar Vedra, all fears that we should have booked another were laid to rest instantly upon arrival. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, food is good, and it is very well located. The plungepool is very necessary after walking around in the heat! They can book restaurants, massages etc for you. Easy play to relax as well. We had our own seating area outside the room.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed here in February on our first (but not last) trip to Morocco and had all the usual trepidation at booking into the unknown of course - but as soon as we arrived we realised all our fears had been groundless. Sebastien arranged our transfer from the Airport (which was seamless) and welcomed us warmly with tea when we arrived. We were in love with the place by the time we got to our room, the central courtyard is as charming and open as the hosts.
The room was tasteful, spacious and more than comfortable but the real highlight for me was the roof terrace. It's a lovely place to relax after a hectic day in the Souk and we looked forward to returning our little private oasis at the end of every day.
I really can't rave about the place enough, we just loved it, all of the staff were very friendly and helpful - in fact the meal we had one night in the dining room is still one of the highlights of the trip. My advice would be to book in at Dar Vedra and let them take care of you, nothing was ever too much trouble (arranging trips at the drop of a hat, recommending places to eat, things to do or even ironing a shirt) and the service from everyone was unobtrusive but efficient and friendly.
In future, all holidays will be compared to this - and I fear they'll be found wanting.

Room Tip: Don't be put off by the proximity to the Mosque, I never used the ear plugs I brought. The phot...
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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: 3, Derb Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa | Bab Doukkala Marrakech Medina, 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 ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 1,136 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Vedra 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Vedra is an 18th-century riyad, entirely restored in 2005 with the ancestral methods and in the respect of Arabic Andalusia architecture; it will fulfill all your expectations as far as comfort is concerned. Located in the Medina of Marrakech, the house offers seven air conditioned bedrooms, around two bosky patios, one with a pool (not heated). The 220 square meter terrace has a 360 degree view of Bab Doukkala mosque, the Koutoubia and the Atlas Mountains. ... more   less 
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