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“Good Riad - Hard to Find” 4 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 #65 of 1,064 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Good Riad - Hard to Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed in Riad Dar Tayib for two nights. Finding the riad was a bit of a nightmare. You can't get a taxi to near the riad so you have to find your way among the souk and find an unlit unmarked door down a small alley. This was very stressful, so definitely get directions from them.

Once we got there, we stayed in the Yasmina suite, which is a lovely room and it had lots of character with a curtained four poster bed with a day bed on the side. The tub is big enough to swim in, and I pretty much did! The bed is comfy and the overall room was what I expected.

THe rest of the riad was a little less spot on. The wifi is very slow and you have to wander around to get signal. Also in the common areas, it is a bit grotty and could use a face lift and a bit of a scrub. I found old bread under the cushion I was leaning on. The outside space up top was really lovely as well with a multilevel rooftop with some areas in sun, some in shade - well thought out.

Breakfasts were good.

The staff and owners were lovely and enthusiastically helpful. When we had to leave they showed us where to get a taxi and actually got the driver to use the meter on the way to airport, which cost 40 dirhams including tip, as opposed to the 80-100 they usually bargain down to.

Overall this place is recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vicques, Jura, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you go to Marrakech ... it is the need Dar Tayib book.
Latifa and her team are exemplary kindness.
I hope one day to return. Thank you again. guy

Si vous allez à Marrakech... c'est au Riad Dar Tayib qu'il faut réserver.
Latifa et toute son équipe sont d'une gentillesse exemplaire.
J'espère un jour y retourner. Merci encore. guy

  • Stayed September 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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We wanted something a bit special for a 10th wedding anniversary trip to Morocco and got it in Laifta and Vincent's lovely Riad.

We stayed in the Jasmina room which is beautiful and made a little more special for us as it was our anniversary.

We were met at the airport (which was essential - finding Dar Tayib without it would have been tricky that first night) and then by a delicious Moroccan feast cooked by Latifa.

The next morning Latifa gave us a quick tour to Djemma el Fna (the main square) to orientate ourselves and help us find our way back.

Breakfast was lovely and even included the British essential thé anglais (which was trickier to find elsewhere).

They made us so welcome and helped us with bookings for restraunts, Hammans and advice about trips beyond Marrakech. They also helped us find various places around Marrakech as the narrow streats of the Medina can be confusing.

Plenty of mint tea and pastries we also offered after a busy day exploring Marrakech.

As mentioned Dar Tayib is very close to the Souks and tricky to find without Latifa or Vincent's initial help. Latifa's initial tour ensured that we didn't have any trouble finding Dar Tayib (until I decided to go off-piste one evening).

Several faux-guides tried to help us on the way back to the Riad assuming that we didn't know where we going and we had to be pretty strong with a few of them making sure they realised we knew where we were going and didn't want or need their help. But that's all a part of the Marrakech experience.

A great choice of Riad with fantastic hosts. Thank you Latifa and Vincent for making us so welcome during our stay.

Room Tip: Jasmina is a lovely room with great Moroccan features and lovely four poster bed and romantic drapes...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a long weekend in Marrakech to celebrate a significant birthday, and stayed three nights at Dar Tayib. Vincent and Latifa are amazing hosts, and they made us feel as if we were at home. They arranged an airport transfer for us and this was very helpful as, until you know your way around the souk, it can be confusing to find. We had an amazing home-cooked tagine ready for us when we arrived. The accomodation is on three floors, with the courtyard as its centre, with a fountain and orange trees. On the ground floor are rooms for lounging and reading in (and plenty of books available), with the evening meal served at tables in the courtyard itself. Bedrooms are on the first floor, with the upper floor a rooftop sundeck with loungers and a canopied sofa. We stayed in the Yasmina suite, with a four poster bed, romantic drapes and a HUGE bath tub. Definitely the room to choose for romance!
Vincent took us into the souk the first morning, and showed us landmarks to find our way back. It worked! We negotiated the narrow passages on our return that evening with no difficulty, something we would not have believed possible when we arrived.

Plus points:

Right in the centre of things
Excellent Hosts
Good breakfasts (included) and evening meals (on request)
Clean
Amazing, authentic decor
Lovely accomodation
Great for couples/groups of adults

Minus points:

Hard to find (arrange a transfer)
Steep steps to accomodation
Probably not good if travelling with younger children

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed with Latifa and Vincent for 12 days over the Christmas period (2012). From the moment we entered their Riad, until the day we left, they made us feel like their family and that their Riad was our home. Nothing was too much for them - they took care of us in such a beautiful way, along with their staff. Our time in Morocco was very special and it was made extra special by their warmth and care for us. We miss being with them and highly recommend staying at Riad Dar Tayib if you are visiting Marrakesh.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodbridge, CT
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at Dar Tayib in October. Vincent and Latifa are incredibly charming, helpful, and welcoming. They assisted us in many ways from our arrival to our departure. For instance, the Riad is definitely in the midst of the Medina and is confusing to find the first time, so we would recommend having Vincent arrange an initial pickup at the airport. Vincent continued to be our impromptu guide, helping us get to Djemaa el-Fna and other destinations we would have been helpless in finding on our own. He arranged a rental car for a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and provided great advice about where to go, eat, etc. both in Marrakech and during the later stages of our travels. But it is Latifah who adds a touch of Marrakech hospitality to the experience. She greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm and cups of mint tea that immediately made us feel welcome and cared for, well-appreciated touches that continued throughout our stay. Dar Tayib is a very relaxing place to go to home to after a chaotic day in Marrakech. Plus there is terrific tajines for dinner, an ample breakfast and service that just envelopes you in true Moroccan hospitality.

Room Tip: Our room had a window facing the derb (alley) and the noise of the motor bikes was a bit troublesome...
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  • Stayed October 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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Tervuren, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The offer of Rijads in Marrakech is huge and we didn't know were to start. We had 2 major interests: a nice cosy, authentic interior and some support to guide us through the labirynth of Marrakech and to explore this culture at its roots.

Landed, our chauffeur seemed completely lost driving forth and back in those narrow streets packed but we could already taste from a complete other world after 3h30 flight: people, bikes, motorcycles, dunkeys.etc.

Arriving at the riad, it was exactly what we have hoped it would be: relaxing, beautiful suite the Yasmina, warm welcome, great cooking and such a friendly atmosphere. Latifa & Vincent really make you feel part of the 'family' and will do all to enjoy your stay at best !
We will go back!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 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 #65 of 1,064 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Number of rooms: 5
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