Dar Vima is a beautifully renovated Moroccan house in the heart of the old city. The inkeeper, Marie, is an superlatively experienced and considerate hostess, and her staff is first-rate. Her assistance went very far in helping us acclimate to Morocco and have an unforgettable vacation. I think any riad in the heart of the medina, the old city, is not for the faint of heart, though -- Marrakech is a city of 1.5 million people, and the medina is not the tony district where the hoi polli don't go. On the other hand, if you are adventurous you'll come away with vivid memories and an appreciation for at least a little slice of the "real" Marrakech.
I would also recommend this place more to people with at least a little French. The staff's English is basic. A little French goes a long way, though.
High points: personalized assistance (far beyond "concierge"), contacts with tour guides and drivers, great French breakfasts, decor.
Low point: the riad is 300 meters from the nearest place reachable by car, so after a big day/night you've got a little walking to do before you can relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marie, painting artist and Virginie, her daughter, architect, wanted to renovate Dar Vima with repect of traditionnal and modernity architecture. This riad is opening on an patio planted with threes. 6 rooms with private bathroom. Serenity and charming house. ... more less