Riad-dar-one is stunning Riad in the centre of the Mellah district (the old Jewish quarter) in Marrakech. Surrounded by spice markets, the Riad is a centre of calm and peace and quite in an otherwise non-stop city.
Jean and his team are fantastic - incredibly helpful, they helped us find restaurants, cooked for us, offered advice on where to go and helped us to arrange a cooking class at their sister hotel, a ranch outside of the city called La Vie En Rose.
We were in the Petit Prince - the smallest room, but by no means small. Beautifully decorated (as is the rest of the Riad, with a traditional Moroccan feeling, but touches of French design), with a fantastically comfortable bed and lovely bathroom, it was perfect for my partner and I. In fact, it was so good - I even proposed whilst there!
The bed was supremely comfortable, the room spotless and the bathroom ideal.
Breakfast was great, they even provided rice cakes (being a non-wheat eater), and dinner was spectacularly romantic - on the roof terrace of the Riad, surrounded by candles, eating beautiful Moroccan tagine.
As mentioned above, we booked in to the days cooking course at La Vie En Rose, which is run by Jean and his business partner. The ranch is amazing, about 10 minutes outside of Marrakech, with beautiful grounds, horses and a beautiful ranch building.
Our day started with our guide meeting us at the Riad, before taking us around the markets. Our first stop was the spice market, followed by meat and vegetables, before picking up a few other necessities for the day ahead. Our guide tailored the day for us - we decided to learn how to cook Chicken tagine with lemon, Moroccan salads, and some Moroccan-style pancakes for dessert. After the markets, we were picked up in the Medina and whisked off to the ranch. After tea and a sit down, we started our cooking lesson, which was equally great.
After eating what we cooked, we relaxed for a while in the hammocks surrounding the pool, before being taken back to our Riad, our guide even stopping on the way to help us buy some scarves.
To say we had a good time would be a huge understatement - we had a fantastic trip, one full of memories and experiences. We would recommend Riad dar One to anyone who was looking for a place to stay in the red city.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar 1
- Riad Dar One Marrakech
- Riad Dar One Hotel Marrakech