The wonderful reviews are true. The entire staff made sure we had what we needed for not just a great stay but a great trip to Marrakech. We relied on their recommendations several times and appreciated their advice for and patience with newcomers like us -- especially those who don't speak French or Moroccan Arabic -- to the city and culture.
To help other travelers make a decision, I thought I'd try to offer additional details or tips:
-- We stayed in the Dune room, and because we had a longer stay (a week), we really did appreciate the extra space it provides. Like the rest of the riad, it's a beautiful space.
-- The Dune room has a beautiful bathroom. Stunning. I'm 5'9" and could lie down in the deep soaking tub! The shower is hand-held, but before my fellow Americans disregard it, know it ends up not being a big deal because the tub is so big; you can easily make it work. Just in case you're wondering: great water pressure, very hot water, no plumbing issues, etc.
-- We suggest doing the cooking course at the end of your trip. Amina, the riad chef, shared some of her recipes (which are a treasure in themselves), and because you can relax in the gardens afterward, it really makes for a special day after a week in a busy Medina.
-- Be sure to have dinner at the riad too. We chose to do so twice, our first and last nights.
-- We asked Jean to arrange an English-speaking guide so we could visit Berber villages for a day trip in the foothills of the Atlas mountains and appreciated everything we learned. Our guide, Hassan, was friendly and genuinely interested in sharing his culture, and decided what to show us based on our interests.
-- Be sure to hear the call to prayer at dusk from the riad rooftop. Truly a memorable and peaceful experience.
-- The riad is pristine!
Thank you to everyone at Riad Dar One for a making our visit to Marrakech so comfortable.
- 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