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“The most wonderful people and place ever!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ryad Dar Ganou
3, derb Fahl Ezzafriti | Laksour - Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #40 of 1,065 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“The most wonderful people and place ever!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We arrived in Marakkech to find that where we originally wanted to stay was fully booked but we were absolutely delighted with dar ganou - Veronique and Jean Marc were the most loveliest couple to welcome us - Veronique showed us where to go and places to eat - she even would have cooked evening meals for us. The breakfast was fit for a King and our room was an absolute beauty. we didnt want to leave as we were made so welcome - its a fantastic place to unwind after the madness of Marakkech. Would highly recommend Kate and Andy - honeymoon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The couple running the Ryad were lovely and extremely helpful - even meeting us in the middle of the night to show us the way there. They also have a very friendly dog. The breakfast was excellent, by far the best in various places in Morocco we stayed. The terrace is a nice place to eat and relax. The room was clean and charming. Location is excellent, just a short walk to main square. Would recommend as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

We found Ryad Dar Ganou by chance after some kids decided to lead us down some random alleyways. Such a find though, and actually really simple to find your way to the main square once Veronique shows you! It's got a little pool which is perfect for July in Marrakech. The rooms have air con and it's all really nicely furbished, with a lovely airy courtyard in the middle. Breakfast was very tasty (great homecooked mismins!) and very extensive, with fresh orange juice and excellent coffee. Veronique was so friendly and helpful with useful advice and coming to help us get taxis etc. She even put some laundry on for us at no extra cost! In general, it felt really homely and perfect respite from the craziness of central Marrakech only about 5 mins walk away.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We found this beautiful, well kept riad by pure accident when we were wandering through the back alleyways of the Medina. Run by an absolutely charming French couple, the riad is very clean, extremely welcoming, and quiet despite being two minutes' walk from the main square. The welcome from Jean-Marc and Veronique couldn't have been better. Highly recommended and I don't see why anyone would stay anywhere else in Marrakech.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

From the moment we arrived, Veronique was the perfect host. She guided us on the short walk into Djemaa El Fna to get our bearings and suggested places to eat. Nothing seemed too much trouble. It is a great location, just a few minutes to the main square and the souks. The riad was wonderful. It was very calm and cool. It wasn't busy, but I'm not sure what it would be like if there were families staying with small children. A lovely breakfast was served on the terrace, looking across the roofs of Marrakech to the snow-capped Atlas, by the smiley staff. Our room was spacious, tastefully decorated and very clean, a plug for the basin would have been handy. Veronique made several reliable suggestions including restaurants, a place to get a massage, a trip out to the Ourika Valley and a cookery course. Some French is recommended.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

This Ryad is beautiful and clean, centrally located. The French owner was really helpful and guided us to the square, accompanied us to the bus to the airport, gave us a map and recommendations. The included breakfast was amazing on their terrace!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

The owner/manager Veronique is like family, she cares for all her clientele and is very helpful with local attractions, where to eat and what to see. The accommodation is spotless and comfortable. Breakfast is beautiful and included in your stay. The plunge pool is inviting and the roof-top terrace a great place to relax. By far our most relaxing stay in Morocco!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 3, derb Fahl Ezzafriti | Laksour - Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 1,065 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true guest house ideally located in Médina !At 2 minutes of the famous Jemâa-el-Fna place and Minaret of Koutoubia.It's in the district El ksour (ksour plural of ksar which wants to say palace) that this charming ryad.Its ideal site with 2 mn with feet of the place Jemaa el fna and Koutoubia, will enable you to benefit from l' environment of the souks and l' agitation of the place, but also of l' attraction of the European district of Guéliz (10 mn with feet). ... more   less 
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