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Riad Dar One
19 derb Jemaa el Kabir | Hay Salam, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Really Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at Dar One toward the end of a 10 day trip in Morroco. The first thing you notice is the tasteful decor that is not just another variation of the tile motif in many places but is still in tune with the Morrocan experience. We stayed on the roof terrace room and it was the most comfortable bed of the trip. There are so many lovely well thought out touches it is hard to list them all
The staff were very helpful assisting in getting to locations, making reservations and recommendatioins that were all very useful. You often did not have to ask they volunteered when you brought something up. We had massage in the room and it was great.
Breakfast is the usual in the area but had interesting flavorful variations.
This Riad is very well located to getting into the heart of Marrarech and not too difficult to find once you have been there the first time in a city that can be very confusing.
I very much recommend this as a place to stay if your travel take you to Marrakech. you can book direct and do not have to go through Smith and Smith.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This riad is just beautiful. From the smallest room, which is Petit Prince, to largest room on top floor with terrace everything is elegant and the decor stunning. Breakfast was excellent and served by the pool in the atrium, due to inclement weather. Jean, the owner, was extremely helpful. He even offered me his phone to call home when my internet would not work, gave us suggestions on dining and made sure we had taxis ready and waiting when needed.
Loved our stay!

Room Tip: Petit Prince is elegant but at night with all the windows closed clautrophobics might have issues...
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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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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Having booked the Riad through Mr and Mrs Smith for our honeymoon we were not to be dissapointed. We had a beautiful, contemporary room with the biggest bath-tub ever! The Riad staff Abdel and Haleed were incredibly helpful with advice from shopping to excursions to where to eat and drink.

Would a highly recommend a stay here

  • Stayed November 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 November 8, 2012

Wow is all I can say!
From the moment you walk into this tranquil Riad you feel relaxed.
Myself and my partner headed to Marrakech at the beginning of November 2012 and found this Riad on Mr and Mrs Smith, checked the reviews on tripadvisor and booked, but it will never do it justice. Khalid was absolutely great, could not do enough for us and Jean was just a wonderful, helping all our needs that we required.
If ever I return to Marrakech or I need to recommend then I will 100% use this beautiful hotel, calm in a mad city

  • Stayed November 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We just stayed at Riad Dar One in Marrakech. Great location. Very quiet in the rooms. Beautifully decorated. Great service. Safe . Secure. Breakfast was outstanding. Staff was very helpful. Staying here was a joy! Just steps from the palace. Easy walk to the night market. Access to atms and money exchanges closeby. Wonderful sitting room with full range of beverages. Wifi worked very well. Only disappoitment was that it rained a lot during our visit amd we couldn't spend time on the magnificent terrace.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is the most tastefully decorated Riad I have visited so far. The wow factor when walking through the door is definitely there. It retains its original architecture, which has been beautifully restored with a modern edge in terms of colours and tones. It's not pretentious or trying to be retro, but it is very elegant and has lovely rooms with excellent mood lighting. It's location is very good and easy to get to near the palais of Bahia. The only minor negatives were that the service whilst professional and friendly did not add as much value as it could have done, i would have liked to see more in the way of excursion advice etc, however this is a very minor point and is certainly not be a reason to avoid going here. In fact I think it represents the best value for money I have exerienced in terms of hotels and riads, I would definitely go back again and would strongly recommend.

Room Tip: We had the petit prince room, perfectly nice, maybe a bit small if you planned to stay there for a w...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I found it really difficult to choose a Riad as so many had terrific reviews. So, after reading loads and loads of reviews I booked Dar One. I was not disappointed at all. You get a real flavour of Marrakesh the minute you get out of the cab - you walk through a warren of alleyways to get to the Riad. It is very stylish,in a really good location and extremely well run. We had the room with its own patio which meant you looked out over the city with views to the Atlas mountains. Jean is charming and has the balance of being helpful without being intrusive. Would I stay there again? I hope so and I would love to go back to the craziness of Marrakesh.

Room Tip: Book the Sirocco Suite if you can - to have immediate access to the views is great
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  • Stayed October 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 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
#43 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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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