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Dar Touyir
Derb Dekkak 132 | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #361 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Saskatoon, Canada
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“Better than rated!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I don`t get it fellow readers....why isn`t this place rated 10 times higher than it is??? I just got home , and couldn`t wait to write a few words.....
The experience was second to none....
Lets start with the owner, and staff.....couldn`t have been any better or more friendly and accomodating....It was like staying with family!!! By no means, was it anything else...I`m done with the corporate ways.
The small riad atmosphere, also made it possible to interact with the few other guests that were also enjoying their stay. The food was awesome, made daily by the staff....hey...we even took a cooking class that Robert (the owner arranged) for us, with his cook. She took us to the market where we bought everything from the spices, the fruit, meats ...down to the charcoal from the vendor to use to heat the tangine. OK, everybody also talked about the farm...YES...we went there too....and I`d also recommend it to others....it`s a whole nother world and experience.....The location of the riad is in the heart Medina....and that`s why we went to Marrakech...to experience it..... Yes, it`s not a 4 Seasons or the Ritz...and yes, it takes a bit to not be location challenged and get your bearings in the Medina and the Souks.....but come-on people...live it!
The price of our stay was unheard of.....AND ...it included breakfast everyday (as well as airport pick up and drop off).....
Our 8 nites cost 1/2 of what 1 ...yes 1 nite on other stays...
Nothing less than 5 Stars...and will highly recommend to all!...
Thanks again Robert, Carol, Fatima and staff

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Pisa, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The hotel is located in a quiet little street inside the medina, which is usually full of noises. The
courtyard of the hotel is a nice place to read, take a rest from the movement of the medina...
The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable and the bathrooms very big. It has a beautiful terrace where the good and home-made breakfast is served. The staff is nice and ready to help.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

This is a hospitable self sufficient farm where you can relax and have no issues. The meals were awesome, staff friendly and rooms amazing! The owner was always there to help out with any questions (tours, places to visit, etc)Will be back or have already recommended to others!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 March 21, 2012

Dar Touyir is a very special hotel. Hidden away in the Medina at Marrakesh, peaceful, serving delicious food. The sunny terrace, with plenty of shade, was a joy. The staff were so kind and helpful, Fatima replied to all my emails promptly and patiently, and Robert, the owner, is a mine of information about Morocco. We visited the farm as well, and had a wonderful lunch. If we were to return to Marrakesh we would definitely stay at Dar Touyir again.

Room Tip: Our rooms were on the first floor, overlooking the courtyard. Cool and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Very quaint and very quiet! Incredibly comfortable beds! Very clean. The staff was friendly and breakfast on the roof was charming. Good location in the old city, BUT do not recommend walking around late at night in this area (the same as with many Riads tucked in the small twists and turns of the old streets).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

So accommodating. . .I had a hectic travel schedule in Marrakech and this hotel was more than happy to help me. I arrived one evening and was greeted with cookies and an offering of tea. I requested bottled water instead, which was free during my entire stay. The owner gave me a map and chatted with me about the Medina and the places that I shouldn't miss on my one day whirlwind tour. The hotel was very clean, the decoration was low key, and the room had a great shower. The breakfast was served on the gorgeous and large roof terrace. The breakfast could have been more well rounded; it was tea/coffee, juice, bread, cheese, and jams. Anyway, when I was leaving for a high atlas trek, they were more than willing to hold my bag for no fee. I returned four days later, stayed one more night and left again at which time I was given yet another bottle of water, an offer of a taxi, and when I declined, specific instructions on where and how much a taxi to the train station should be. Of note, the hotel is easily found just off a main street and can be almost driven to. All the workers were extremely helpful as well.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

On one hand, we loved the hotel for its tasteful decor and central location, on the other hand, there're plenty of room for improvement.

To start with what we like about the Dar:
(1) Central location, (2) stylish decor, (3) Nice rooftop terrace

And what we're not so sure:
(1) No window in the room meaning that we have to keep the door open to let air in. Result: lack of privacy given that our room was on the 1st floor facing the main courtyard with reception area right downstairs. I believe the situation might be better with other rooms not facing the main courtyard.
(2) Arriving late in the evening at Marrakesh, we arranged private transportation from the station with the hotel for 100 Dirham one-way (while taxi costs about 15-30 Dirham depending on your negotiation skill) for added peace of mind. We ended up waiting outside the station at night for half an hour despite calling the hotel up a few times. Every time the answer was that the driver would arrive in a few minutes (without any apologies). When the driver arrived, he even made up excuses that he had been there before our arrival time and that he couldn't see us. But the fact is that we were there all the time and apparently he was just being late (there weren't that many people so impossible to miss especially since he's supposed to be holding our name plate). It might just be the problem of the driver BUT, advice: there're plenty of taxis right outside the station, so NO NEED to arrange transportation service with the hotel.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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moultouyir, Propriétaire at Dar Touyir, responded to this review, July 14, 2011
Thank you for posting a comment on Tripavisor. Those comments are paramount to help us to improve our services.
We are realy sorry that yours feelings are mixed afther your stay in Dar Touyir. You didn't tell us about those feelings during our several pleasant talks in Dar Touyir.
We are astonished that you declare " no windows in the room": you were accommodated in "janoubia" ( south) room during your two nights stay...and there are two windows in this room !
Most of your comments concern a Supratour bus station to Dar Touyir transfer.
Transport and taxi are realy a problem in Marrakech
In order to help trip advisor's reader in Marrakesh's taxi's jungle i will try to be as informative as possible:
A "petit taxi" ride" from Supratour, or Ctm or train station to Medina should not ,( meter using),cost more than 15 dirhams. We know that it is practicaly impossible to pay such a price, even afther hard bargaining. (most of our guest had payed from 50 to... 300 dirhams from train station to the medina)
No one pre arranged transports ( minibuses or privately hired taxis) accept such orders for less than 100 dirhams ( 150 from the airport)
In order to contour this problem and keep guest satisfied Dar Touyir offer one free transfer for each three nights stay.
In your case, we talk to you about the different solutions and prices for your transfer from Supratour bus to dar Touyir. You opted for the private point to point transport.
We ordered this transfer to our usualy reliable ( 0.2 % mishap) transport provider.
Unfortunately , for one or another reason, you where picked up with some delay...and eventualy transported safely to Dar Touyir's door.
We are deeply sorry for this inconvenience...but there is unfortunately nothing we can do about it.
We regret that your mixed feelings are builded on false informations (your room had two large windows) and complains about a third party.
Trip advisors comments have a direct impact on our bookings, on our incomes, on Dar Touyir's staff and crew future.
We hope that you'll enjoy the best in your future travels and that none will suffer anymore from such punishing and unfair comments.
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Address: Derb Dekkak 132 | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #361 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A haven of freshness and peace, this little traditional house welcome you to taste the magic of his patios, the sun of his terraces and to taste this unique lifestyle that makes the charm of Marrakech. ... more   less 
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