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Riad Dar El Kebira
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue des Consuls - 1 Impasse Belghazi | Ferran Znaki, Rabat 1005, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #6 of 37 hotels in Rabat
Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
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“A lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A very traditional Riad with a truly authentic Moroccan feeling. Excellent, clean rooms with large baths. The massage service was also very good! The food is good, but it's pricey for what you get. I only have one minor criticism: the bread at breakfast was hard and on one morning it was even frozen in the middle. There is a shop right next door to the riad selling delicious fresh bread. Some of this in the morning would be excellent! Otherwise, thank you again for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We loved this place. In a very quiet and beautiful part of the Medina yet still close to Rue de Consuls shopping and the Kasbah Oudaya. Extremely friendly staff. Good food. Beautiful rooms (very different each one so choose the right one for you). Breakfast on the rooftop. Can highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: since each room has its own character it is hard to choose one. All rooms we saw (we saw four rooms...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Traditional home with moroccan decor and ambience, very charming. Inside the Medina but easy to reach and in a safe and rather clean area. Staff and owner M.me Amina very kind and helpful.
Room with traditional beautiful decor all but practical. A bit humid.
Not suitable for business travellers with lots of things to recharge and in need of desk space .
If you care more about charm than comfort it is your place.

Room Tip: Make sure AirCon doesen't blow directly on bed if you want to keep it on at night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is an amazing place to stay in Rabat. It is located in the medina. Cars can't drive on the roads near the hotel and it is traditional and romantic. This is a huge traditional Moroccan home that is very spacious and beautiful. Great value for your money. The suites are stunning. And there is a great rooftop terrace that offers good views. I would highly recommend staying here in Rabat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Dar El Kebira, nestled on a quiet street in the heart of the medina of Rabat, provides a perfect location from which to explore that fascinating city. The building’s traditional décor is stunningly beautiful, in the rooms as well as its soaring courtyard. We stayed at the Dar el Kebira twice, and experienced both a standard room and a suite, both were lovely and capacious. The manager and other staff are professional and most helpful – even to the point of cheerfully transporting our luggage from the hotel to the nearest street that allows motorized traffic (which the medina itself does not allow) at 5:30 in the morning. The breakfasts on the rooftop terrace were abundant, varied, and flavorful. We also enjoyed a abundant, flavorful, and well presented dinner in the Dar's exceptionally beautiful, ground-floor dining room. Any trip to Rabat will be enriched by experiencing the Dar El Kebira.

  • Stayed June 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed at Riad dar el Kebira for 3 nights in the Oudayas room and we had a pleasant stay. The staff were nice (although most didn't really speak English so brush up on your French/Arabic!) and the riad itself feels quite homely. Breakfast is also quite generous. The room was really big, as was the bathroom. The curtains also totally blacked out the room, which was great. However, the room smelt a bit musty and felt like it hadn't been used in a while (but we don't know if this was actually the case!). The only issues we had were the fact that the room was on the ground floor and therefore it got quite noisy at times. This wasn't much of a problem for us as we'd brought earplugs, which we'd recommend in case you get this room. The shower also didn't have hot water once but it came back on about an hour later and didn't happen again for the duration of our stay. The location is quite good and there are loads of signs in the medina and from the beach telling you how to get there.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs if you have the Oudayas room (which is on the ground floor).
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A perfect location in the heart of the medina just far enough inside to feel immersed but still easy enough to find. Beautiful surroundings with a traditional but luxurious feel and very accomodating and helpful staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Riad Dar El Kebira

Address: Rue des Consuls - 1 Impasse Belghazi | Ferran Znaki, Rabat 1005, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rabat
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rabat
#2 Best Value Hotel in Rabat
#3 Family Hotel in Rabat
#4 Spa Hotel in Rabat
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rabat
#6 Business Hotel in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar El Kebira 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar El Kebira is fully reinvented to receive guests in search of tranquillity and well-being in the purest Moroccan tradition. Every detail is designed to create a living space expressing luxury and refinement. ... more   less 
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