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“Great hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Najat
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Lalla Chacha 18 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a truly fantastic few days in Marrakech and a lot of that was down to our stay at Dar Najat. Oliver and the team were extremely friendly and welcoming, and seemed to really enjoy looking after their guests. The dinners we ate there were delicious, relatively good value and also enormous portions - we felt guilty leaving any behind! The Riad location is excellent, only a short walk to Jemaa El Fna, and the initial orientation we were given meant that there was no chance of getting lost. The Riad itself has a lovely relaxing atmosphere, and we enjoyed hanging out on the roof terrace even though it was January so a little cool in the evenings. All in all, we absolutely loved our stay at Dar Najat and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend it to others.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 8, 2014

I cant add any more to all the very positive reviews already listed but must give a big shout out to all the staff at Dar Najat, Oliver, Mido, Sakina, Yassine and Said.
If you have dinner at Dar Najat you wont be disappointed. Make sure you are hungry if you have the cous cous and go easy on the bread and starters!!
Sakina is without doubt the Queen of Cuisine, be sure to try her aubergine...fantastic ! She gave me the recipe but doesn't quite taste the same at home so I will have to come back!
Good luck Sakina with your dream of your own restaurant.
Thanks to Yassine for getting us familiar with the route to the square, taking us to the spa, sorting out our day trip to the Ourika Valley and the great lamb tangier in the Souk, very tasty and only 60 dirhams, next time I may have the sheeps head with the eyes yum !
I could add more but most of that has already been said by others.
Thank you Oliver you have a great team, we hope to be back sometime soon.
Regards Michael and Johanna

  • Stayed December 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

There probably isn't much more we can add to the well deserved excellent reviews already listed here, except to say that for once you can believe what they say! We had a fantastic few days here over the new year and are already planning our return trip. The riad is beautiful, in a great central location but felt very safe and peaceful, and the food is fantastic - the kitchen created vegetarian meals two nights in a row for the three of us and we looked forward to our breakfast every morning. But as others have stated it's the staff that really make this place very special, creating a wonderful relaxing atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble and you're treated as friends from the minute you set foot through the door. Thank you so much to Oliver and all the great staff at Dar Najat, we look forward to visiting you again soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 3, 2014 via mobile

We returned to Dar Najat after a brief stay earlier this year. Upon arrival we were greeted like old friends and it really did feel like a home from home. All the staff are extremely cool people and nothing is too much trouble for them. We had a meal there on our first night and it was delicious, real Moroccan cuisine. Oliver and his team have created something truly special and very relaxing in the heart of what can be a pretty intense city.
Everything we asked for was taken care of including transit to the airport, even though, at the last minute, the king of Morocco decided to visit his cousin round the corner and had all the roads blocked, Oliver stepped in and somehow arranged for a car and we made our flight (thank you!)
The riad itself is a beautiful place, every corner is exquisitely decorated and the rooftop terrace is a great place to relax. It's a brilliant place to stay with brilliant people and I wish I could give them more than a 5.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

At first, in the Riad are working very nice people! They create a warm atmosphere whereby one immediately get the feeling of being welcome. Due to the small Riad, you get the feeling that you are part of the family. The employees of the Riad create a feeling that everything that you as a guest ask or whishes is possible. The Riad is clean and in a traditional Maroccan atmosphere. The food is made with passion and you really taste that.

  • Stayed December 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Just returned from a 4 day trip to Marrakech and can't recommend this riad highly enough. Geniune, warm, friendly and very helpful staff. Upon arrival I received a briefing on what to do/where to go etc in Marrakech, followed by being brought to the main square (Jemaa El Fna) - a short distance away - through a couple of charming streets. The staff were only too happy to arrange anything I needed - taxi/excursion/Hammam (Turkish bath & massage). Not only arranged, but took me to and collected me from the Hammam - all for no charge.
Room/building/terrace - all beautifully decorated in traditional Moroccon style. Food was another great positive - delicious and LARGE portions!
Truely enjoyed spending time with these people in a fabulous location.
To the ladies & gents of Dar Najat - hats off to you all - thanks for a great holiday!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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 December 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I have just returned from 3 nights at Dar Najat and both agree that it is the best all round hotel that we have ever stayed in!

We booked our airport transfer through the Riad in advance which was so easy & hassle free, would definitely recommend doing this. Upon arrival at the Riad we had Moroccan tea and a beer on the roof terrace and were shown on a map the top places to see and things to do by Oliver. This was a lovely touch and we felt very welcome and at home.

Gorgeous rooms and decor throughout the Riad, service was impeccable, breakfast amazing and fresh every morning, nothing was ever too much to ask of anyone.

Location was a huge bonus, almost everything was in easy walking distance and when you arrive someone from the Riad will walk with you to the main square and show you the best route to take/which signs to follow, very easy once you've done it once and we never got lost during our stay. Also felt very safe walking around outside the Riad, it appears to be in a very safe area.

Honestly have nothing negative to say about our time at Dar Najat - we would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

Thanks again to Oliver & team for such a wonderful time x

  • Stayed December 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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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:
#15 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#27 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Najat 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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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