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“Romantic, relaxing, central and the coolest Riad in town!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Najat
Derb Lalla Chacha 18 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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“Romantic, relaxing, central and the coolest Riad in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

We loved this Riad very much. It is decorated very traditionally and has a lovely homely feel about. There are lots of flowers and plants everywhere which is lovely. The owner, Oliver, is a great guy. A French Gentleman who has very good standards and service levels. His staff are all excellent, all whom have a great sense of fun and humour.

All the food is wonderful and extremely filling! Breakfast is healthy and filling too.

What's lovely is that the bar and food prices are not even discussed - this is because they do not overcharge. You just order, it arrives and you don't even think about what's it is costing because there is an element of trust - a rare thing these days.

You can sun bathe here without feeling guilty and there is a great jacuzzi when it gets too hot. Many places to relax in the shade too.

Music - well Oliver's taste in music by day and night is excellent! He could do with a bit of cheese from time to time in my view just to get it going sometimes - I don't think he would agree though!

All in all a fantastic Riad and close to the main square (about 10-15 min walk). Excellent location and quiet at night.

We stayed in the double bedroom on the ground floor which has a four poster and drapes and is VERY romantic. No windows but who needs windows when you have a room like that! Unusual to find a double bed that is not two singles pushed together. The Riad must be owned by a French man!

We would return.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2009

the riad is a haven of peace in the middle of marrakech
the staff were fantastic and friendly, the service was great
the rooms were well decorated and very clean,
breakfasts were good and i would especially recommend the tagines if you were having an evening meal
its well placed for the northern and southern visitor elements in the medina
we loved it, as did other guests we spoke to. becuase its a tradional riad the rooms don't get much light from windows and so the rooms in the ground floor are quite dark, but we were on the first floor and they were fine.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

I had the pleasure of staying @ Dar Najat while visiting Marrakech for the first time. I will not be able to say enough good things about my stay at this Riad.

From the moment that I arrived I was treated like family and immediately made to feel welcome. This included offering me a beverage and having the entire town laid out for me on a map and the "must see's" and "don't do's'" of a trip to Marrakech. My room, albeit a bit small was perfectly decorated, intimate and contained all that I needed. All of the rooms encircle an open-aired courtyard which adds to the intimacy and feeling of togetherness amongst you and the other guests.

Breakfast & drinks are served on the rooftop garden (and the jacuzzi!) and you always feel welcomed.

It is perfectly located within the Old City and a 5 minute walk to the center of the Medina and the Souk Markets. You can read the tour-books on what to see or do while in Marrakech, but if you are going to doing the "tourist" thing, then there is no better place to stay other than Dar Najat. This Riad has an excellent reputation within the town, and restuaranteurs and taxi-drivers alike all spoke highly of the place. I echo their sentiments and will never stay anywhere else but at Dar Najat when returning to Marrakech.

Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Der Najat is a lovely riad in the heart of Medina,the room was perfectly cleaned and even better than it appears on the website.
The staff is super! very helpful and very kind!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Very friendly and helpful in a excellent location. The food is delicious also.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I stayed there only one night but I wanted absolutely to share this with all of you. This Riad is a little paradise, do not miss an experience in Dar Najat, staff is just great and at your disposal for any need, they will always be here to give you an advice.
The rooms are clean and the entier Riad is very well decorated, with terrasses and jacuzi, just perfect! Very well done ! I will come back.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 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 October 17, 2009

The "Coolest Riad in Marrakech" lives up to it's name in more ways than one. The lower floor offers pleasant relief from the daytime heat of the city and the whole Riad is comfortable , relaxing and welcoming. The facilities are everything you would expect and more with plenty of comfortable seating, a cool jacuzzi and quiet spots to relax. What really makes this place special are the amazing staff, Oliver, Said, Amin ( the only Rasta in Marrakech ) ! and the ladies Malika and Touriya who are always there for you without being intrusive and are more than willing to help with anything from arranging Doctor's visits to trips to the Atlas and even going out and buying yogurt when I fancied some ! Dinner is available upon request and is delicious, especially the giant cous-cous royale ! Oliver, the owner, is a genuinely nice guy - he is lively , has much to say ( all amusing ) and really means for his Riad to be your home while you are there . We can honestly say that this is how it felt to stay here, if only hosts and staff were this good all over the world !!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#22 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#32 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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