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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 #333 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Haarle, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thank you to Lolita, Mohammed and Fatima. We had a fantastic stay at Dar Maia. The riad is perfectly located, 5 mins walk from Jemaa el Fna. Lolita and her staff are more than happy to provide information and even went to the train station to pick up tickets for us! Never experienced this service before. Breakfast on the roof terrace was delicious and the coffee amazing! After enquirying about the brand of coffee Lolita gave us a packet to take home.

I would definitely recommend Dar Maia and will be going back there very soon :)

  • Stayed May 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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It´s the second time we´ve stayed at this Riad and we´d come back again. The location is perfect, just five minutes walk to Jemaa el Fna square but in a quiet street. One of the best things of the Riad is its terrace where you can enjoy the sunshine while listening to call to prayer. Lolita, the owner, will let you everything you need to know to enjoy the city and will make you feel at home. This is the perfect place for couples or small groups of friends. We´ll definitely come back.

Room Tip: Imane has direct access to the terrace. However, Salma room is bigger and more charming with Arabic...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Riad dar Maia is a fab place to stay in Marrakech.Breakfast on the terrace was lovely. The view from the solarium - the highest part of the roof was magical, we enjoyed watching the storks flying home every evening. Lolita and her staff are so friendly and helpful. They will help with everything and sort out trips for you. It's in a perfect location and we had such a great time there. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

How to survive in the hectic and loud marrakech? find a place where you can escape whenever you seek respite. Dar Maia trully offers the opportunity to enjoy the madness of the medina while experiencing the quietness of a maroccan dar (home). the place is full of character and the service is excellent. my only advice for new visitors is: make sure you know where you are going. once you have the address, finding the place is very easy...otherwise it might take a while to get there as there are no visible signs! Have fun and pass my greetings to Maia (the turtle in the garden!!).

  • Stayed May 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I love Lolita. She is the Dar Maia Owner/manager, and is just charming, always smiling and at our service. She's also a great team manager. Her team, Yassine and Mohammed, speak Spanish, French and just enough English for us to communicate. Amina communicates with sign language and warm smiles. An intimate, 5-room Riad perfectly located at a 5 min walk from the main Plaza and the souks. Marrakech is just so great, we love it - staying at Rias Dar Maia makes it like a home away from home. I highly recommend this place.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived as a party of six to celebrate a landmark birthday of mine & were welcomed with charm & simple efficiency. A wonderful place to stay, quiet & peaceful but central to all the fantastic Marrakech bustling sights & sounds. Breakfasts & rests on the always sunny rooftop terrace were especially poignant.
Lolita & her staff are simply fantastic & deserve all the praise I can give - I would certainly go back to Marrakech & would certainly stay at Dar Maia again. Love to you all.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Having spend time in Marrakesh before, I had certain expectations in mind.
We only had five days away from work and being the first time away from our babe, we were determined to have a great time, what ever happens.
Without a shadow of a doubt, arriving at this Riad was a beautiful surprise, and set standard for the rest of our time away.

Having being recommended by family, we chose to take the transfer from the airport, straight to the riad, expecting to rush straight out for dinner in the square.
Instead we found ourselves wandering around the riad, drinking tea, being shown the few empty rooms, all as beautifully decorated as ours all in vibrant colours, and chatting with the lovely staff and guests.

Madam Lolita runs a tight ship, with the most helpful and friendly staff, keeping fresh flowers, bread, fruit, yogurts and of course Moroccan tea at any hour, all immaculate rooms and roof terrace.
Lolita went above and beyond for us, resulting in the most perfect holiday.

Thanks to all at Riad Dar Maia

Room Tip: All beautiful and clean with lovely linen. We stayed in two different rooms the second room was on t...
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  • Stayed March 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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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 #333 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riad Dar Maia 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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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