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“Beautiful peaceful haven close to the action of Marrakech Medina” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar One
19 derb Jemaa el Kabir | Hay Salam, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #19 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Beautiful peaceful haven close to the action of Marrakech Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We chose this Riad after reading all the positive comments left by other travelers and we found them all to be totally accurate and true.
The Riad is quite like the pictures on the websites but even more lovely. Very tastefully done by the owner (Jean Peres who was very helpful right from the start). Very quiet and private - made us want to whisper! The rooms were very well done and we took so many pictures because the riad really was so beautiful.
It is small so gives a nice private B&B feel.
It is located very close to Bahia Palace which is a very famous landmark. But the flip side is that you then have to walk with your luggage through a few alleyways before you get to the riad. Someone from the riad will always be there to assist you but just a minor inconvenience that you cannot drive all the way up to the riad.
Because it was located deep inside an alleyway it was very quiet and peaceful and it was nice to come back to after the chaos and craziness of the Medina and Jemaa El Fna
The terrace was LOVELY - enjoyed a glass of wine there with my husband. Very romantic!
We were given a good breakfast everyday. Very good value for money.
Charming charming place!
(Note - not recommended if traveling with kids but highly recommended as a romantic peaceful haven)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 January 3, 2012

This was an amazing find! Located right next to the Bahia Palace (so easy for taxi's to be directed to), it was an excellent location to explore the city. Just a few minutes walk from the Souk and the main tourist sites, yet was very quiet and relaxed once inside. This is one of the best places we've stayed. The Riad was beautiful and modern, from the sun drenched roof top terrace (yes even in the middle of winter) which had awesome sun beds, to the beautiful rooms with fluffy towels and matching bathrobes. This was truly a fantastic find that I can't recommend highly enough. The staff were extremely friendly, even coming out to meet us at the taxi when we arrived to take our bags in. It was like staying 5* boutique hotel.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Not much to add here, as we found all the positive comments here to be completely accurate. Loved our stay and will return.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

delightful riad, lovely owner and staff, great breakfasts, lovely roof terrace, laid-back vibe, beautifully renovated and designed. can't fault it. definitely going back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 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 December 27, 2011

We stayed here for one week in the Sirrocco Room on the roof. The Riad was magical and relaxing. The staff were great and the meals wonderful . Even when we accidently tried flooding our room they were helpful and forgiving. Being off the Terrace was good and convienent. Marrakesh itself is an acquired taste. The zooming motorbikes, constant haggling and trying to find a clean place to eat is a bit of a challenge but worth going at least once in a lifetime.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

This is an excellent Riad in a great part of the city and they offer a fantastic room, brilliant service, with great people who work there. This is highley recommended and we will be staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

We planned a trip to Marrakech for 10 people for my boyfriend's 40th birthday, and booked Dar One on the basis of the very appealing photos on the Riad's website and the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. The property owner, Jean Peres, organised everything for us, all requests were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and results were perfect; the success of the weekend is owed to Jean.
The staff, Abdel and Khalid (and the kitchen and cleaning staff), were also excellent, they catered to our every whim. Food was amazing, breakfasts included in the price were great, lunches of mixed salads with meats and koftas were arranged for each day either taken on the roof terrace or main courtyard; so much food, at excellent prices. A special dinner was organised for the evening, with excellent tagines.
The rooms are individually designed, and have a running theme of cool and contemporary with nods to the traditional elements of Morroco. Water, hairdryers, towels, shampoo/shower gel in all the rooms - definitely luxury hotel standards.
Transfers and taxis, these were all organised by the staff at the Riad, we all felt safe with the drivers, and were given an idea of the cost of the journeys.
Marrakech, the Riad is only a short walk from the main square, and also a short walk from Les Bains des Marrakech which Jean recommended (and organised for us) for Hammam and treatments, it was amazing. Entering the Riad through the private entrance from the crazy main square was a wonder each time.
For fear of repeating everyone else's reviews, the Riad is amazing, Jean and his team do a brilliant job.
We will definitely be visiting Marrakech again and there is no doubt we will stay at Riad Dar One.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Address: 19 derb Jemaa el Kabir | Hay Salam, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#46 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar One has been renewed with elegance and originality and combines harmoniously design, charm of the old riads and modern comfort. A particular care have been brought to all the lamps and to the thick curtains witch give a smart and funny touch, "very vintage" . An attentive and smiling staff is present 24h on 24 to serve, advise and meet all the expectations of travellers. A haven of peace in the heart of the Medina. ... more   less 
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