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Riad Dar Maia
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   31 Derb Zouina | riad zitoune Jdid- medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #307 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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“Morocco in March”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Had a really great time in Marrakech, Riad Dar Maia made it even better. Situated in the centre of the city. It is very comfortable and is 5-10 mins from most of the main sights.Friendly staff, great breakfast and sunny rooftop terrace. Will go back to marrakech and would stay here again.

Thanks Lolita

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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riaddarmaia, Propietario at Riad Dar Maia, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
El placer ha sido nuestro. Siempre sereis bienvenidos. Sois una pareja encantadora. Un abrazo.
The pleasure was all ours. You will always be welcome. You are a lovely couple. Best Regards.
Loli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We spent 10 days in Morocco and used Marrakech as base, staying at Dar Maia on 3 separate nights.

Rooms are clean and so quiet - hard to believe its only 5 minutes to the main square. Beds were comfortable and offered a decent breakfast.

The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Would stay at Dar Maia if we were to return to Marrakech.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My second visit this year, this time I booked the whole Riad for a friends 50th birthday on my recommendation. All six guests were over the moon, pretty spotlessly clean rooms, a wonderful roof terrace, attentive staff, brilliant location in the hub of everything but an oasis of peace inside. Bliss. Till next time.....

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

For those who seek a warm welcoming riad in the centre of the city, with clean rooms and an excellent view from the roofterras: Riad Dar Maia is your choice! Owner Maria and manager Imane take care of the place with love for it's customers and personell and this is what you feel once you've entered the narrow door in one of the mazes of the medina of Marrakech. The rooms are simple but have a great atmosphere and the showers are always warm. The Price: around 240 MAD per night which is a very good price!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed here in September 2012 in the 'white room'. The room was clean, pleasant and had everything we required - what was nice about the room was it had a Moroccan vibe without having too many nicknacks (unlike some accommodation in Marrakech). The ensuite was very simple - a toilet and shower behind a curtain in a wet room. There was a beautiful copper sink in the bedroom. The staff were friendly and we were greeted by mint tea and a staff member with fluent English who advised us of the best places to visit and some of the pitfalls. The breakfast was served on the roof terrace and was simple and tasty. This place has an excellent location, being both genuinely quiet day and night, but near businesses (where you can experience the atmosphere of Marrakech) and the main attractions / places to visit. There are several places to relax outside the room in the beautiful courtyard and roof terrace. It is lovely to sit on the roof terrace at night and take in the view of the city. We also liked the tortoise. Dar Maia offered excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed in Dar Maia in June2012. Booked 2 rooms upstairs, 1 for us and the other one for the kids. Room was clean, the decor-simple and nice. We luv the beautiful courtyard and the kids loves their pet turtle 'Emmanuella'. The place is very near to Djemaa El Fna and other tourist spots in Marrakech, only about 5 mins walk from the Riad. Imane-the manager has been very helpful, she arranged for a taxi driver to fetch us at the train station. She speaks good English and very friendly too!. The way out to Djemaa El Fna cud be very confusing for the first timer but after a short familiarization trip by Yassin-the staff at Dar Maia, it was a breeze. It was a wonderful stay here plus the price is good for budget travelers like us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My friend and I stayed in the blue room at this riad in late December 2011 and after being led through a maze of streets (and worried that we couldn't find our way back after we left!), we were welcomed into this friendly, clean, and quiet riad. The three staff members that we met were all amazingly helpful and friendly, though at the time only one spoke english. If you have rudimentary french, you'll do just fine. The room is on the second floor with windows that overlooked the courtyard and we didn't have any issues with noise from the other guests. However, be warned that there is a curtain instead of a door to the bathroom so unless you're really comfortable with your travel partner, you may need to respectfully leave the room at certain points of the day! Good thing there's a roof deck, which is also a nice quiet place to have breakfast (simple but delicious!) and to rest between exploring the medina. There are no views as the surrouding buildings are all about the same height. The location is great because it is between Djema el-Fna and the sites to the south (Badi Palace, Saadian Tombs, etc) which allows for a stopover during sight seeing. We had arranged for a driver to pick us up and when the driver reached the furthest point he could go, a second person was waiting to help us with our bags and to lead us by foot to the riad.

Overall we felt very well cared for without feeling smothered and I would definitely recommend this riad!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 31 Derb Zouina | riad zitoune Jdid- medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #307 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riad Dar Maia 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located a few steps from the spice's market, from Djemaa El Fna Square and nearby the El Bahia Royal Palace in the ancient Medina of Marrakech, Riad dar Maia offers a haven of peace and tranquillity from the bustling of the city centre of this Imperial town.This traditional Guest House in the centre of Marrakesh invites you in its cosy guest rooms equipped in local style and with different colours, in the wonderful inner courtyard with a mosaic fountain.Guest House Riad dar Maia is the ideal accommodation choice for your stay in Morocco. ... more   less 
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