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“Friendly and good situated” 4 of 5 stars
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107, derb El Cadi | Azbest - Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #806 of 1,148 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Friendly and good situated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Dar Dallah is a very nice, clean and comfortable riad with tastefully decorated rooms and surroundings - including the terrace at the top, where you can relax in the sun or enjoy the very good breakfast served every morning.
The location is close to perfect - close to the souk's and the Jemaa El Fna-square, the Museum of Marrakech and the Ben Haddou Corane School just to name a few 'must's of Marrakech.
The host and personel at the riad are very pleasant and eager to hand out all kinds of advice and information about the city and it's sights.
Transport from the airport to the riad and back is possible which can be very practical.
The riad has separate bathsrooms in the rooms a shared toilet which is a small minus.
We've already recommended the Riad Dar Dallah to friends in Denmark and will do so again.
Annette and Søren from Denmark.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I highly recommend Dar Dallah if you are looking for an adventure with a great home base. I arrived in Marrakech with very little idea of what I should see or do and Patrick the owner opened up the city to me. Arriving in the middle of the Souke was a little confusing at first but made for an amazing adventure into actual life in Marrakech instead of a classic hotel life. Be sure to have his driver pick you up at the airport. Patrick recommended numorous great things to do while in the city and arranged a trip out of the city as well. The house is an amazing oasis with great funishing and an amazing staff. Breakfast on the roof every morning was an amazing bonus with a nice view and a great setting. The only drawback if there is one is that you might get lost finding your way home but thats where the adventure begins!
All in all, a great place to stay if you want to really get into the heart of the city.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Benjamintalleysmith
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Have just stayed here and it was amazing. Patrick who runs the Riad is the most helpful man and the area is beautiful. Use his driver Karim as it is near impossible to get close if you get your own taxi from the airport as we did, however at the nearby square he came and met us and walked our bags to the hotel by cart anyway. Rooftop balcony is beautiful and the walk through the souk to the main square, only 8min is lovely. Definately recommend to any friend to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Strunky_Aus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Just lovely - first time in marrakech and would definitely return. We preordered tagine on our first night and the setting and cooking was so good we did the same on our second night. Monaim could not have been more helpful and although our stay was brief we were made to feel at home and thoroughly spoilt at the same time. Hopefully we will get the chance to go back!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jjcurran
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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

I've visited many places globally, on a local level, but I've never visited Medina, Marrakech before until last month.

You can read lonely planet, you can google Medina, you can base your preparation on scenes watched from movies (Sex and the City), however, you haven't lived and breathed Marrakech, till you've booked your stay at the Riad Dar Dallah.

I'm not going to take any credit here for choosing Marrakech as our short luxury getaway destination hobo style, nor finding Riad Dar Dallah, nor meeting the impeccable host and owner Patrick De Maillard who is responsible for creating this affordable haven for those with not only exquisite taste for adventure, but also catering creature comforts. I owe that to my boyfriend, who has all of that, plus a keen eye for style. This was his chosen destination for his birthday. Talk about breath taking Moroccan decor, wood burning fireplaces, rooftop breakfasts overseeing the city, aromatic teas, pancakes and the loveliest staff to help you settle in to this new culture with ease.

Can I even consider using the word "proximity," when I present the distance of this hideaway from Djemaa El Fna square? The best answer is Location location location - this place is in the heart of the buz,z the local colour and smells, the hustle and bustle from the people of the square, however, Riad Dar Dallah is stategically nestled peacefully within the life of this city, allowing guests to also enjoy a great nights rest.

Immersing in with the locals is one of my key elements of adventure. In the absence of this, you could very well be in any globally placed, all catered holiday. Patrick organised an array of visits for us, from a unique visit to walk in the Atlas mountains energised by a private cous cous feast prepared by a local family, to a Berbere Eco museum and back around closer home, to some exclusive photo galleries. Patrick also organised a special birthday celebration dining exerience for my bf at the Riad Dar Dallah, which was wonderful.

Riad Dar Dallah service, the suite we stayed in, the decor, the dining, the detail, the location, the hospitality and Mr. de Maillard made our visit to Marrakech a memorable one which comes highly recommended to anyone who is planning a trip to Marrakech.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Stylish and elegant riad with excellent breakfast on the terrace. Patrick was charming and took great care with his directions, recommendations and instructions. This enabled us to access the area with maximum enjoyment in a brief visit. No air conditioning in our bedroom which in very high temperatures could be a problem.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ford09
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

After picked up by the taxi and walking through the souks, our first impression of Marrakech was overwelming. But then we got to a frontdoor and Patrick says: "Welcome in my house, which is now for 6 days your house".
Dar Dallah is a place where you can relax after visiting the attractions of Marrakech or walking through the Souks. Great rooms, with excellent service for all visitors, good and fresh breakfast every morning. We never forget our experience here! Thanks for our great honeymoon.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeroen01
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Address: 107, derb El Cadi | Azbest - Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #806 of 1,148 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 5

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