From the moment we were collected from Marrakech airport we were treated to the luxurious, private and friendly 'home from home' at the Riad Dar Darma. The staff were exceptionlly kind to us, and ensured that we were well looked after. We were upgraded to the Red Apartment; a suite bigger than our own home, with ornate and opulant decorations and traditional Moroccan styling. The bed we chose (there were two!) was amazingly comfortable, and gave us the best nights sleep following a week of excitement and nerves prior to our wedding! We were spoilt by having two bathrooms and a lovely living space. Even better, it seems that people avoid Marrakech in the 40 degree summer;'s heat- but as this beautiful riad has a rooftop pool, it became our private pool for our 4 day trip- AMAZING! All staff treated us so politely and were beyond helpful, telling us 'This is your house now'.
We took up the offer of dinner on the roof terrace on our first night, and it was delicious. We hope we can re-create the gorgeous dinner in our newly purchased tagine! Breakfasts were also plentiful. The staff make sure that you have their number in case you do get lost- they will collect you! We were able to avoid this, but it was always reassuring to know.
The 'Big Square' and Souks were very nearby and easy enough to find- but even if you have a good inner compass, exploring the narrow and winding streets of Marrakech will still defeat you. You will get lost! Enjoy the relaxation and luxury that Riad Dar Darma offers and the hustle and bustle of the colourful city of Marrakech- a perfect balance!
Thank you to all the staff who made our stay so memorable.