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“A fantastic place to stay.” 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 #25 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This Riad is a haven of calm and style in the hectic centre of the Medina. Decorated in a chic contemporary European style Jean, the owner, and his staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. This included resturant recommendations, breakfast on the roof terrace in the morning sun and wood fires in our room at night. The Riad's chef is fantastic and I would suggest an evening meal at the hotel is a must which can be catered to suit your taste.

I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I’ve been travelling to Morocco very regularly for over 7 years. The trips are always part business and part leisure and I have been lucky enough to stay in a variety of hotels and riads throughout Morocco. I had wanted to, but never been able to stay at Dar One – its very popular and I tend to book last minute- however this time I was determined to make it. It was the last night of a hectic business trip elsewhere in Morocco and my partner and I were shattered and mentally ready for the flight home the next day.
From the moment we arrived all thoughts of going home disappeared! Wow what a place. From the lively hustle and bustle of the medina you are escorted down a lantern lit path to a haven of soothing tranquillity. We were greeted like friends by the owner Jean and his attentive and helpful staff. Mint tea and snacks by the open fire in the salon soothed away the stresses and strains of the day. After soaking in our vast bath and lazing in our bathrobes, we were re-invigorated enough to think of dinner. Marrakech is over flowing with restaurants offering cuisine from every corner of the globe and sometimes the choice is overwhelming! Making a decision after a week of eating out can be tricky but help was on hand from Jean. He knows a restaurant, bar or club for every occasion it seems and organised a booking and transport to and from the restaurant. The dinner did not disappoint.
After a sound night of sleep and breakfast on the rooftop terrace leaving was a wrench. Once night is certainly not enough and we will be back again very soon. All in all Dar One has to be one of the most wonderful places we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here recently for his 40 th birthday and unfortunately whilst there I had the misfortune of having the flu. Firstly Jean and his team could not have been more warm, welcoming, kind and attentive whilst ensuring we had the privacy and space that we enjoy when away from home. The balance achieved in the service offered was nothing short of perfect. The Riad itself is beautiful, small enough to be cosy and romantic but big enough that there are plenty of private spaces for guests in each of the 6 rooms to enjoy. The food was the best we tasted during our stay and our bedroom Scirocco was in our opinion the best in the Riad (the only room that is accessed from the roof terrace and with a lovely private terrace overlooking the rooftops and the atlas mountains.
I can't recommend Dar One and its amazing team highly enough and we would love to return.Thank you!

  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I can't say anything else, other than perfection. No detail forgotten. Jean was absolutely lovely and wish we had time to sit down and chat with him. What he has done with the Riad and how it is presented is spectacular. The staff are absolutely wonderful as well. We had travelled extensively through Morocco and by the time we reached Marrakech we were ready to leave, but once we reached Riad Dar One we were instantly in love with the Riad and taken to an oasis of tranquility and beauty. Absolutely stunning-you have to stay here!

  • Stayed January 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
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Dar One for a very late honeymoon in january. We cannot praise this place enough,from the warm welcome we had from Jean and his team,to the smell of woodfire drifting through the courtyard,beautiful room and outstanding service. At night this place becomes a twinkling retreat full of candles and a lovely cosy lounge to enjoy a glass of wine beside. we didnt want to leave and want to bring our mums out here over the coming months. A haven that is much needed in a whirlwind trip to marrakech...and they do THE BEST mint tea in marrakech!!

  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Dar One has been designed and decorated to create a feel of a private house, and thats exactly how it feels. Skilfully presented, it is a haven of tranquillity and yet fantastically located within a very short walk of all the fascinating experiences of the Medina. It is a good value, our meals were superb and a lot of thought has gone into providing stylish comfort in the rooms and public areas. The rooftop terrace is a lovely area to relax, as is the salon on the ground floor. The sense of a secluded haven is added to by the access to Dar One, a twisting walk down a series of narrow alleys. Staff were helpful and pleasant, and contributed to a wonderful couple of days - very strongly recommend Dar One.

  • Stayed January 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Loved this place. They organised a transfer from the airport so we got there easily and were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was extremely comfortable, well made and stylish, while the living room and foyer looked amazing, especially at night. The roof terrace is a great place to unwind, their food is excellent, while the whole lot is good value for money. Definitely go here.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
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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:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#51 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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