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Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa

3 Derb Sidi Bouharba, Hart Soura El Moukef, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#574 of 1,346 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
The Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa Hotel is a traditional Moroccan house, located in the Medina (ancient city) of Marrakesh close to the famous Djemaa el Fna Square and the Souks. One of Riad Dar Foundouk main assets is its excellent Moroccan food, especially Marrakesh specialties. When ordered one day in advance our Chef will cook delicious meals meeting the same standards as in the best restaurants in town.With easy access by car, you're very close to the golf courses and on foot you can visit the Marrakech museum and the Mederasa Ben Youssef before ending a perfect day at the on-going spectacle at the famous Jemaa El Fna squareSome guests may wish to enjoy their meals on the roof terrace where all guests may relax and unwind. The helpful team at the guest-house will also be happy to plan a range of activities on your behalf such as Massage, Hammam, cooking lessons...Hotel Rooms: 5.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Full body massage
Hand massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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Camallera wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom11 contributions14 helpful votes
Just spent 3 nights here looked after by 2 superb hosts Brahim and Joad! They couldn't do enough for you, pleasant and very helpful. The Riad itself was traditional, very clean and plenty for breakfast. The situ of the hotel could have been better as it is where the locals live and near the tanneries. Quite an intimidating area, not for fainthearted!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Elisa M wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions5 helpful votes
The place is surrounded by silence, there is no traffic, no screaming, nothing. Just some birds singing. The position is in the middle of a lot of museum and street markets. The staff talks French and a little of English. We stayed in the 4 beds room and it was really comfortable
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Chris595 wrote a review May 2018
London31 contributions35 helpful votes
Good reviews of this Riad are dated 2-3 years ago. Located about 20 minutes walk through a narrow maze of alleyways from Dar Fnaa Square. In 3 night we only found the correct route once. This Riad needs total renovation - URGENTLY.. Reception/breakfast served by one young man. He speaks no English. Rooms are clean but very dated. Shower room ceramics worn out (glaze completely gone) Breakfast served only from 08.30-10.00 consists of two pieces of bread, jam, yogurt, mint tea or coffee. Bright photos and dip pool on website clearly taken many years ago. Pool not in use for a long time. Requested pick up from airport didn't happen.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this Riad - there are many others MUCH better!
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Koy s wrote a review Jul 2016
London18 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked this riad fairly cheaply, 7nights for 90£ but didn't stay here that many nights. Of the 7 nights booked, spent only 4 nights here, 2nights at arrival and 2 prior departure. In between we went to agadir (a much cooler and better place I'd say). When we returned, we found out room open without being told why but our belongings were untouched (I took photos before I left for agadir). We were the only 2 people there using 1 of their 5 rooms. It was a bit too quiet with only a cleaner there during the morning, and 1 of 2 desk staff all other times. Pros - clean without any bugs. Quiet location. Good hot and cold water supply. I peaked in to the other rooms and noticed all toilets looked new. Comfy beds. The cons - it's located in the Medina which if you're coming from the square, it's through the maze like market place. Some people may like the idea of this, but it's not a great experience being pestered by teens trying to guide you all over the place to get you to the riad or through the market and then asking for money even after you turned their help down. You get this after every few corners you turned. I was lucky to have an offline sat nav app that gave walking directions through the madina, without this, I think I would have just lived at a hotel by the square and not the madina. The breakfast is just tea/coffee, stale bread, juice and jams. One of the mornings we just requested coffee and juice, but only coffee was waiting for us without the milk or juice. The 3 course dinner available to request during breakfast is very pricey at 30 euros, yes euros, the hotel charges in euro instead of dirhams. There is no snack bar. Any food you need, you will need to buy yourself from outside. They charge 3euro per person room tax per night. This was listed as 3 dirhams online but 'apparently' that was a mistake. So it cost us an additional 50£ in tax. When queried why it's in euros, Hasan the owner said it's wrong as 3 dirhams is no nothing. I paid 3 dirhams tax per night in agadir! The little pool in the sitting area wasn't working, so you couldn't cool down anywhere after a long day in the 40 degrees heat. I was looking forward to my stay here in this riad, but unfortunately I would not be returning here due to the lack of honest pricing on their site and booking agents (Expedia for us). The location (next to the bin Yousef Madresah) in the medina may be ideal for the more adventurous, but not for anyone traveling with a woman as it can get a little intimidating when you're being called out and followed around trying to navigate the madina. It's worse In the evenings as a lot of the routes lead to dead ends due to certain large doors being closed. I don't think I'll be returning to marrakech again, I'd rather go straight to agadir. As the locals of agadir told me, the people of marrakech are quite rude and aggressive. Tell someone 'no' once in agadir, they'll leave you alone, whereas in marrakech you need to run away from them.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jordan D wrote a review May 2016
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions7 helpful votes
After reading the previous reviews I had high hopes for Riad Dar Foundouk. The hotel is clean, and well maintained, and breakfast was standard Moroccan fare, but there were a few disappointing things. -We were told that the tax listed on the booking site was incorrect, and we would be required to pay 10 times the listed price. When asked who would fix this so future guests weren't shocked we were told 'it's not my problem' -The plunge pool, which we were really looking forward to was empty, and we were told broken for some time. One positive, though odd thing: we were the only ones staying in the hotel, so it was very quiet.
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.07 miles), Escape The Medina (0.3 miles), and Marrakech Tour Guide (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Mida Marrakech, Cafe Restaurant Dar L'hssira, and Le Trou au Mur.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Dar Foundouk & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.8 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.07 miles), and Koutoubia Mosque (0.8 miles).