This was our first ever visit to Marrakech and it was a real eye opener. We thought we had been picked up and put back into biblical times. Dusty roads, donkey lead carts transporting fruit and vegetables and a riot of colour everywhere you looked.
The locals were polite and very friendly. Yes, they were trying to sell their goods, but were happy if you just looked around their shop and left without buying.
When we first arrived at the entrance of Riad Darna it was very off putting. It is situated at the end of a very dark, alleyway, with no hotel signs whatsoever, however once inside it was a very different story. The Riad was beautifully maintained, the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and were more than helpful every day of our visit. The home-made catering at the Riad was excellent value for money and the staff very attentive. All in all a definite jewel and a wonderful experience.
Top tip - take a piece of chalk (it will help you find your way back) but be prepared to get lost....many times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Darna: " our house " Placed right in the heart of the Medina (old town of Marrakesh), this Riad benefits from an exceptional geographical situation. On one hand in two minutes on foot of the museum of Marrakesh, rich in culture and in traditional art, near Medersa Ben-Youssef ( Koranic school), near library guard of the former(ancient) papers. His(Her) owners live there all year long. Riad Darna ( our house) is hosts' house of big comfort, he wants to be a harbour of tranquility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Darna Hotel Marrakech