Just back from a 9-day trip to Marrakesh and Essaouira. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Riad Dar Najat. It's located in a traditional Moroccan house, a dar, in the Douar Graoua neighborhood in the medina on a quiet lane a short walk from Djemma El Fna. Its owner, Olivier, is French and his wife, Souad, is Moroccan. Oliver, Souad, and all the Moroccan staff here, including Momo, Sakina, and Mohammed, are warm and helpful. If you are worried about getting lost, someone will walk with you to make sure you know where you are going. If you need advice, they will provide it. if you need something, they will get it. The food is delicious. A great breakfast on one of the the outdoor terraces every morning (coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, semolina pancakes, croissants, eggs, Moroccan bread, jam, and butter, and fruit.) Dinner is also available if you want it--great appetizers, tajines, and couscous. The outdoor spaces are lovely--dinner under a carpet of stars listening to the sounds of children laughing and playing in the lane below. Breakfast in the sunlight among the plants and flowers, the birds chirping, with pet turtle Oscar underfoot. Plenty of places to sit quietly or hang out. Good Wifi The rooms are clean and comfortable, with air conditioning, or if it's chilly, as it was while we were there, a portable heater. One of the advantages of staying with Olivier is that he also owns a nice riad in Essaouira, Bab Essaouira, and it's easy to spend a few days in Essaouira, then come back to Dar Najat, without having to negotiate with two different hotels. Transport to and from the airport is included, and Olivier can help arrange excursions. The driver, Abdou, is a good guy, very reliable, and a good driver. As others have written, Dar Najat is an oasis of peace and quiet. That's important, because Marrakesh can sometimes feel overwhelming and exhausting. By time we left, we felt very much at home there. Go to the riad's Web site to see pictures. We hope to return soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dar Najat,Traveller's Choice 2015 by Trip Advisor. "Coolest Boutique Riad in Marrakech" is a 5 minute walk away from the famous and colourful Jemaa el Fna market area, right in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. This romantic 4-star boutique guesthouse has been freshly renovated to offer even more comfort and elegance than before. Let our friendly staff cater to your every request, and pamper you in lush, tranquil surroundings. Stepping out the front door takes you back to a former era, with the ancient, echoing sounds of the medina, Jemaa el Fna and the hectic hubbub of Marrakech life. After a busy day of exploration and shopping in this vibrant and exotic city, you can leave it all behind by enjoying a delicious meal or drink on one of our terraces, soothing your body in our rooftop jacuzzi, or just retiring to the warm, peaceful intimacy of your quiet and well-appointed room. Riad Dar Najat is a proud member of the "Coolest Riads in Morocco" Collection and we'll be more than glad if you try our new luxury guest house in Essaouira,Riad Bab Essaouira"Dar Najat's little sister Riad" with the possibility to have a " Marrakech/Essaouira Package Deal "for our best rates.cheers! Oliver. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Najat Marrakech
- Riad Dar Najat Hotel Marrakech