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“Idyllic charm in the heart of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Tayib
Kaat Bennahid Derb Lalla Azzouna No 19, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #61 of 1,071 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Idyllic charm in the heart of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our first visit to Marrakech; a surprise 4 day stay for his birthday; I cannot fault Riad Dar Tayib in any way. From booking through to departure this is possibly one of the greatest places we have stayed. Vincent and Latifa were so accommodating, happy to give us a tour of the area and even assist in arranging a birthday cake for our arrival. Hidden amongst the maze of streets, it was like walking into another world; so beautifully decorated, it truely was a home from home. The food was indescribable; traditionally Moroccan and cooked in a small kitchen visible from the dining room. Our room was all we would ever need, located on the top floor, it was a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of such a vibrant city.

We have fallen in love with Riad Dar Tayib and Marrakech and will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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saidmarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Tayib, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Hello,
We are glad to have news from you and we feel very happy to read your nice review... It is a great gift for us and our staff...
We hope to have the pleasure to receive you in Riad dar Tayib anothertime.
Kind regards.
Latifa and Vincent.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Beautiful riad in a nice corner of the medina. Vincent and Latifa are very friendly, welcoming and great hosts. The food is delicious and honest and the rooms are very clean and cossy.
You have a nice terras with a beautiful view over the medina and (with clear weather) the Atlas mountains. All these things make you want to stay longer than just one night!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Great hospitality, excellent food in a nice and quiet Riad in the heart of the medina.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We had very little time to arrange our bus trip south from Marrakesh. Vincent stepped in and bought our tickets for us in advance--this on top of all the other conveniences and kindnesses mentioned by other guests at Dar Tayib. Vincent and Latifa are charming and thoughtful hosts, you can let yourself be guided by them in confidence.

The hotel itself is clean and full of character, the kind of place we would love to call home ourselves. Check out the view of the Atlas mountains over the rooftops of the Medina, while swallows wheel around the minarets, as you stand on the rooftop terrace!

  • Stayed April 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
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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We spent 5 days at this charming riad last month. Having read so many great reviews beforehand, it was good to see that the Dar el Tayib lived up to expectations! We arrived in the evening and were met at the airport by a taxi-man who escorted us directly to the Riad door. French Vincent and his Moroccan wife Latifa were there to welcome us with mint tea and traditional pastries and then to serve a beautiful chicken tagine.

The riad is in the heart of the medina but away from the main hustle and bustle - a little oasis in the middle of a whirlwind of people, donkeys, mopeds.. There aren't many street names/signs so fortunately Vincent showed us the way to Djemma El Fna - 'La Place' on our first day, although we still managed to get lost on subsequent occasions - there's always a local on hand to direct you back for a small tip!

The bedrooms lead off from a stunning courtyard and are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We stayed on the top floor, leading up to the roof terrace offering great views of the city skyline and on a good day, the mountains.

Breakfast was a selection of French baguette, toasted flat breads and Moroccan pancakes, served with very fresh orange juice and homemade yoghurts. It's also definitely worth eating in in the evening at least once - the food is delicious and there's a lot of it - have a small lunch! I was also lucky enough to have an impromptu cookery lesson one afternoon by the two girls who work there.

Vincent speaks excellent English and seemed to be able to organise any numbers of trips at a moment's notice! We spent a day exploring the Atlas mountains in a hire car with chauffeur Youssef. It is good value and recommended if you don't fancy a 6hr+ drive on winding roads yourself! Their hospitality is endless and their enthusiasm infectious.

After a tiring day of bartering in the souks, the Dar Tayib is the perfect place to relax with a tasty homecooked tagine.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We found Dar Tayib in the Lonely Planet and they lived up to all our expectations. They were prompt with their emails for booking and various detail regarding pick up. The food was fabulous and Vincent and Latifa really made us feel at home. The location of the riad really gives you a feel for life in the medina, and was easy to find again once Vincent showed us some of the main landmarks. The riad itself is lovely and we would have loved to stay longer. Aside from the fabulously decorated courtyard and rooms the sunny terrace allowed us to relax after a busy day in the medina. The hospitality and sense of calm made this one of the best places we staid during our two weeks in Morocco.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 February 27, 2012 via mobile

It is hard to do justice in one paragraph to the warmth and friendliness that we encountered from the moment we stepped through the door. Vincent and his wife Latifa welcome in a way that makes you feel like you are visiting relatives. They go out of their way to show you through the maze of the medina, discover the best shops, get the best bargains and see a side of Marrakech that most tourist won't even glimpse. I'll never forget the precious moments shared over a mint tea and home made pastries, nor the friendships that we made. Filled with people that resemble characters from a novel, this riad is for adventurers in search of something more than just a hotel room.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kaat Bennahid Derb Lalla Azzouna No 19, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #61 of 1,071 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Number of rooms: 5
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