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“Calm amongst the chaos of the Medina” 5 of 5 stars
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32 Derb Waihah | Qtr Sidi Abdel Aziz, Marrakech 46001, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #106 of 1,126 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Calm amongst the chaos of the Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Marrakech is more of an experience than a holiday:it is lively, colourful, different and interesting. And Riad Darhani is the peace and calm from the chaos of the city.

Riad Darhani was recommended and booked for us through Travel Counsellors.

The staff were delightful, so friendly and so helpful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Omar and Abdu were there at all times for advice and service; a mobile phone was even provided in case you were lost amid the souks. The housekeeper was very attentive, everything was very clean and there were vases of roses in abundance. I have to say a big thank you to them all for making my special birthday very special indeed.

We ate at Riad Darhani on our first night in Marrakech. The cook prepared hariri (traditional soup), lamb tagine, and oranges with cinnamon which was delicious. We ate elsewhere on other nights but It was certainly the tastiest food we had throughout our 5 night stay in Marrakech. Ensure you have a good appetite to do the food justice as they are very generous portions.

Breakfast, served in the dining rooms or on the sun terrace, is continental style and the French influence is shown in the light fluffy croissants/pastries served along with Moroccan pancakes, fresh bread, jams and honey, freshly squeezed orange juice and tea/coffee.

Riad Darhani was heaven to return to after a day's sightseeing, and the afternoon mint tea was so refreshing. Whether you wanted to sunbathe on the sun beds or lounge in the Bedouin style tent and settees/cushions on the sun terrace or relax by the pool in the cooler parts of the riad, it was always welcoming. Riad Darhani is definitely worth knowing about. A&A

  • Stayed April 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Every part of my stay at Darhani exceeded my expectations and I would struggle to think of how it could be improved. Beautifully decorated, bedrooms & lounge areas very comfortable, delicious food and staff that couldn't do anything more to be polite and helpful. The terrace has a shaded sofa area which provides some much needed cover from the intense sun, and it was very nice to have a cool dipping pool on the ground floor when you've gotten a little too warm.

An amazing riad with wonderful staff, what more can I say?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Riad Darhani was wonderful. It provided a peaceful and calm atmosphere after the days getting lost in hectic Marrakech. Omar, Abdul and the lovely maids were all welcoming and helpful. They helped us make restaurant reservations and also called to make some enquiries about some other places we wanted to visit. The Riad was always spotless, breakfast on the terrace was amazing (pancakes, croissants, yoghurt, breads and spreads, tea/coffee and fresh orange juice!) and the location is brilliant - right in the heart of Marrakech. It did take a day or so to get used to the route to and from the Riad as it is down some winding alleyways - but we always felt safe nonetheless. Enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our three nights here - friendly staff, great service, quality rooms, and excellent food.
There are only four rooms in this riad, we took two - the mistress room was nicely done out, nice bathroom with really nice jasmine scented shower gels and soaps.
We really enjoyed the roof terrace, particularly sitting up there in the sun after a hard day's sightseeing, and taking our breakfast and dinner up there.
The food was excellent. Breakfasts included great orange juice, coffee and tea, great pastries that changed every day, good bread and vache-qui-rit, and delicious homemade pancakes with honey. It was so nice to sit up on the terrace in the sun! We ate here once for dinenr, the best meal in Marrakech by a long way, all home cooked and delicious. The harira soup was fantastic, veg tagine and veg couscous really tasty.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and answered all our questions, going out of their way to help us.
When you arrive it may seem like you'll never find your way back but you soon get the hang of it! They even give you mobiles just in case you get lost in the labyrinth of Marrakech.
Great value and we would definitely recommend a stay at Darhani.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Both the manager Omar and the owners of the Riad could not have been more helpful and accomodating of our many requests if they tried! Such warm and friendly people that made us feel so relaxed and at home. The Riad itself was stunning and the perfect way to experience authentic Marrakech although you can't quite believe how quiet it is considering you're in the heart of the Medina. We will definitely be recommending Riad Darhani to our friends.

  • Stayed April 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
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Fantastic Riad, clean, peaceful and comfortable. The staff are first class, eager to help and advise and ensure the stay was as pleasurable as possible. The riad is central and close to souks, museums and Jemaa el-Fnaa yet secluded enough that once inside you are not aware of being in the delightful chaos that is Marrakech.

Room Tip: All rooms on first floor and all good, nice sun deck on the roof, wi fi is free signal is best on th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Amazing Riad in the center of it all. The service was fantastic and the Riad is beautiful. would definitely recommend. The staff went out of their way to he helpful. Marrakech is an amazing place and to come home to the peace of the Riad was great.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Darhani

Address: 32 Derb Waihah | Qtr Sidi Abdel Aziz, Marrakech 46001, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 1,126 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant riad in the heart of Marrakech Medina. Centrally located. Air conditioned, en-suite bathrooms, Vegetarian and traditional Moroccan cuisine. Courtyard pool, amazing terrace, afternoon tea and cake. English and French speaking manager. Excellent reviews. ... more   less 
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