I stayed here for one week which i originally thought that would be more than enough time in Marrakech but i proven wrong almost instantaineously. Marrakech is a bustling city with streets filled with noice and chatter, not to mention a maze of small cobbled streets lined with tiny shop fronts ozzing with rich colour and strong tradition.
However exciting this city may be It would most definately would have not been the same had we not been staying in DAR ZAMAN.
We were met by a very friendly taxi driver at the airport who brought us back to the riad. After gazzing out the window whilst we drove through this busy city, we reached our Riad which is without a doubt a unique santuary.
we were greeted by peter the owner of the riad who gave us some information about the area and briefly went through a few things with us and answered any questions we had. He was such a help and always a friendly face to see. We had dinner in the riad and this was very difficult to match anywhere else we ate.. the smells and flavours were amazing( make sure to try the lemon and olive tagine)
One person who most definately made an impact was our friend HASSAN. In all my travels i have never met someone so warm and dedicated to his job.. he went out of his way time and time again to accomodate us... giving us any tips and directions we may need and even inside scoop on haggling in souks. All of this was very helpful but the most important thing for me was being able to come back after a long day in a buslting city and have someone there to greet you with a smile on their face available for any questions you may have.
Hassan made our stay more interesting and constantly filled us with information about the place and culture, but most of all made this hidden gem feel like a Home for our entire stay.
The Riad is beautifully designed and the decor is tradional but not over the top or tacky. We had the option to stay in two different rooms during our stay, both equally amazing. every room differs in decoration and design which makes them feel that little more special. The terrace was my favouraite part of riad.. there was nothing like listening to the call the prayer whilst sitting and enjoying a morrocan breakfast on the sunny terrase.
RIAD DAR ZAMAN is one of the most fantastic places i have ever stayed in, from arranging trips to the mountains, mint tea in abundance, advice on things to see and do, and overall friendly manner of all staff. Wether you are on your own looking to site see, as a group looking to take on the city or a couple looking for a romantic retreat this special riad has something for everyone.
Big Thank you to everyone at Riad, hope to be back again one day
Best wishes from Ireland