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Riad Dar Nabila
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   71 Derb el Boumba | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #243 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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1 review
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Cozy, authentic, pleasant, clean, etc...... Hidden away in the Medina this little Riad offered a peaceful oasis from the bustle of the city, genuine hospitality, good food and a posh modern Moroccan room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Can't recommend Dar Nabila highly enough! Khalila, the manageress made our Marrakesh experience fantastic. She was always there to bring more mint tea, arrange taxis, Hammam or trips to the dessert. The Riad is well-placed near the edge of the Medina, meaning you can easily walk to the main square, but also that it's easy for a taxi to find if you don't fancy the walk back at night (the small streets can be confusing). We got a cheap deal on the rooms through Easyjet/Hotelrooms.com - 5 nights for £150 for two of us, so can't comment on price if you book direct. Close to Bab (Gate) Mousoufa and the Grand Taxi rank meant we had no problems finding it. On the first night we just asked a local lad outside, who guided us to the door for 10 cents! The rooms are clean and the bath was enormous! Lovely! We had breakfast in the courtyard every day (bread, honey, cheese, pancakes...) and spent a couple of afternoons soaking up winter sun on the roof terrace. Khalila does a lovely tagine and couscous, though most nights we ate at Djemma Al Fna to watch the entertainment. I plan to go back soon :)

Room Tip: The 'suite' has the most enormous terracotta bath - amazing. All rooms are cool and quiet.
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  • Stayed January 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

A good location for exploring Marrakech. The Riad was clean and authentic; a lovely tasteful room, open space for socialising and eating and a smashing terrace to sit and read in the warmth of the sun. Excellent value for the price. Expensive if you eat in but for the convenience and service - great. The staff are friendly and always ready to help. Breakfast is the same each morning but sets you up well for the day. Fully recommended!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I can only recommend this place - great rooms of a good size, nice bathroom with the biggest bath i have ever seen and it is all facing the tranquil court yard. Staff was very helpful even if it would have helped if we could speak some French or she speak a bit of English.

The food in the riad is very good even though dinner time can be a bit quiet with only potentially 8 guests and that is if all are eating in. Try the lemon tagine great

The riad is very central so you can walk to everything. The main square is 15 min walk away unless you get lost on your way – which happens a lot but it is no trouble you will get to where you want eventually and you just see a lot of other interesting things on your way.

I can recommend taking the bus from the airport to the main bus terminal and then walk to the Riad. . It is a pleasant ride, a lot cheaper than the taxi and you do not have to haggle with the taxi drivers and the local guide who will defiantly be there when the taxi drops you and have no idea where to go. If you take the bus you can easily find your way to the riad and it should not take you more than 10 min.

Room Tip: Get a superior room as they come with air condition – very important if you like us went in august w...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Really impressed by this little Riad (five rooms) It's spotless, well maintained and has a lovely rooftop for wasting away some hours in the glorious sun. The rooms are very comfortable and all are en-suite with a great shower.

I'm not sure about some of the previous reviews giving this gem negative reviews, it is truely one of the better riads in Marrakech for it's price range, and certainly better than some of the more expensive ones.. and it is terribly easy to find too, just minutes from the city wall / bus station and the main taxi rank.

The meals in the Riad that are offered are basic, but tasty, but also on the more expensive side, 15 euros each (160dm) for a starter of vegtables, a main tagine (usually lemon chicken) and some fruit for desert... compare that to the nearby Souk Kafe (one of the best little places in the medina) and you can get a three course set meal for 100dm.

Alcohol is available at the Riad, and again, European prices.

Would stay here again, great location for exploring the medina, and really close (10min walk) to the new town of Gueliz where you can shop at familiar places such as Zara, Mango and there is also a McDonalds (if that rocks your boat)

Five Stars.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My Partner and i throughly enjoyed our stay in Riad Dar Nabila lovely and clean excellent service and Hailayla the Maid could,nt do enough for us also i would suggest having some meals there excellent value and extremely tasty. We will be visiting Marrakech again in the future and will be stopping in this Riad again.......Amanda & Simon

Room Tip: Go for the air conditioned rooms
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011 via mobile

The riad was fairly easy to find (after some help from a local), only 4-5 minutes or 2 turns from the medina wall/ ctm bus station. If you head down rue gza for 2/3 mins then turn left just where the street gets covered over, you will find it on a street about the 2nd or 3rd street on the right. The room and accompanying bathroom were adequately spacious and the tranquil central courtyard with water feature provided respite from the hot Marrakeshi sun. The roof-top terrace was also nice, especially after the sun went down. The breakfast was prepared at your requested time each morning, with a glass of fresh orange juice. Service was brilliant - all requests promptly catered for. The free wi-fi was nice as well.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 71 Derb el Boumba | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Nabila 3*
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