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“A welcome as warm as the Marrakesh breeze” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Najat
Derb Lalla Chacha 18 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“A welcome as warm as the Marrakesh breeze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We couldn't have had a better experience. The staff are what make this riad exceptional: they bent over backwards to be helpful, showing us where was good to eat, shop and then sweat it all out in the hammam. The dinner we had at the riad was also one of the best meals we had: an exceptional tagine and everything prepared with lots of tlc. There is a lovely terrace to retreat to after a day in the city and to enjoy breakfast on in the morning. I would definitely stay here if I return to Marrakesh. I hope Mido will still be there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was the best place ever to stay! Mido deserves a special mention as he really went out of his way to make our trip a success. Mido, Momo and Oliver were the perfect hosts, taking us around town, taking us to restaurants, recommending shops, spas and things to do. The Riad is wonderful - beautifully decorated, clean and well kept. Breakfast was yummy and the evening meal was the best we had for the duration of our trip and very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to come and stay here again!

We went on to stay in a 5* spa hotel in Essaouira and the service, breakfast and atmosphere were not even close to the great time we had at dar Najat. Well done team - keep up the good work!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This riad was a great finding, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in it. Here is a detailed list of the good and bads.
Good:
-Great location, just a 5 min walk from some of the main attractions in the Medina, and plenty of shops at a block from the riad, but far enough so that it is quiet at night.
-Very nice building and african decor with great terrace where breakfast is served every day and where you can enjoy the sun in the sunbeds or jacuzzi.
-Fantastic music selection that sets the mood for relaxing holidays.
-Great staff, from the cooks to the owner all of them are super friendly and helpfull and are happy to share their tips to make your trip easier.
-Great sleep quality (I mentioned already it is very quiet, and beds are super comfortable).
-Very generous nice breakfast
-Good internet speed available in any part of the building.
-Serves alcohol!

Bad:
-Bathroom was very clean but not the most comfortable one and it did not have toiletries or hair drier (not that you need it too much in that weather anyways).
-I found it a bit pricey and the exchange rate they used to calculate how much I needed to pay in local currency was significantly higher than on the currency exchange offices thorughout the Medina.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Riad Dar Najat, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hi and thanks for your lovely post!
We have been more than glad having the chance having you in Dar Najat and do wish having the pleasure to see you back!
Just a (very! small point.. concerning rates & co. .we use a very friendly rate of one euro for 11,14 dh. . which is the middle rate from buying/rate and far more friendly than the sell one you can find in exchange offices or banks and by the huge majority of hotels which are just using the sell rates dear friend..
Just a small precision to clarify..!
Sincerely yours, Oliver.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Neither of us had ever been to Marrakech before, so we looked on Goode and found Dar Najat- and what a find it was! We felt absolutely welcome from the second we walked through to door (well, actually before!)
Everyone who works there treated us like family from the word go, and no request was too large. The rooms were clean and the food was great. We found a real friend in Mido who works at Dar Najat, and was our guide any day we were in town. The riad is extremely handy to the souk, as well as the square. He showed us all the best places, and waited patiently as we tried on every jellaba in Marrakech looking for the perfect ones for a wedding we attended. D.N. arranged a tour to the Atlas Mountains for us, (also highly recommended if you want a bit of perspective-literally) and a taxi whenever we needed it.
The food was fantastic- and they do serve wine and beer (maybe more- don't know!)
The other wedding guests all had horror stories about their riads and hotels- but not us!
Really can't recommend this place enough- when we go back, we know where we'll be staying!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Having researched many Riad prior to our visit and on the basis of many sparkling reviews, we decided to use Dar Najat as our base in Marrakech. Travelling frequently and being used to overly exaggerated reviews, my wife & I gear up for possible disappointment when we arrive at any accommodation, but we were more than impressed by this lovely old building.

Oliver the French owner has substantially renovated this ancient Riad with flair & imagination, resulting in a perfect blend of modern chic and olde worlde charm. The interior of the Riad looks like a Moroccan antique shop with lovely furniture and great colours. The rooms are interesting and cosy and the open terrace on the top floor which serves as a breakfast and dinner area is lovely and open to the sky. There is a Jacuzzi to cool your feet and a pet tortoise which patrols up and down snapping up any available vegetables.

The staff including Moo Moo and Midou were friendly and more than accommodating and positively eager to help in any way. On our first afternoon, Midou showed us the way to the famous Jamaa el Fna square which is very close to Dar Najat - another reason to choose to stay here - and Abdou the person who picked us up from the airport became our personal guide through our time in Marrakech, showing us around the city, to the Atlas mountains and also to Essouria, a lovely relaxed fishing town with lovely beaches and great surfing.

All in all this well located and comfortable Riad must offer one of the best places to 'hang your hat' whilst battling through the hustle and bustle of life in Marrakech. The experienced staff and relaxing ambience coupled with a cold beer or chilled glass of rose - one of the few places we were able to find an alcoholic drink - makes Dar Najat a memorable place to stay in Marrakech.

Room Tip: We stayed in Sakina which was lovely and had a great shower room. It's on the ground floor so is...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I prolonged my stay in Marrakech for some weeks and have seen different Riads. But the best was Dar Najat. The staff there takes good care of you and they make you feel at home. Momo and Mido will furfill every wish. And if you need anything, they will get it for you. Super service. I even got the chance to get a ride with them on the vespa through marrakech. A real adventure!!! I've slept in all the rooms they offer. My favourite was the WEEDAD room, cause you have windows out to the medina too. Its very clean, cosy and Olivier the owner welcomes every guest personally and introduces all guests to each other. So even if you travel alone, you will meet new people and be able to explore marrakech with new friends, or someone of the staff. I had a great time and will be back for sure!!! The jacuzzi on the terasse invites you to sit in there and mingle with the guests around you.

Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor have a bit more light than the bottom ones. But all in all, you will s...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a really good experience in the riad. Everything was preg tu good. First the staff Olivier and the other a were really nice and helpful and always available to give us some advice and take us the first day to the main square so that we dont get lost. Also the rooms were nice and clean and the terrace was incredible. The breakfast was tasty and the dinner in the night is one of the best i had. Thanks for
Make our stay so good. Sure i will come back. If you go to marakesh you have to stay here. You are not going to regret

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Derb Lalla Chacha 18 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#23 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#27 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar Najat"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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