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Riad Dar Darma

11/12, Trik Sidi Bohuarba - Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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Updated 04/27/20


#261 of 1,348 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Dar Darma is a private dwelling that can offer privacy, low-key services and traditional Moroccan hospitality in a relaxed, exclusive atmosphere. A few steps from the Museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef. You can enjoy this experience in the intimate surroundings of your suite, in the relaxation areas or on the terraces with breathtaking views of the Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Swimup bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic
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Andrew Ward wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York15 contributions29 helpful votes
We had such a lovely stay here. The blue room is gorgeous (and huge) and every part of Dar Darma feels special: the rooftop, courtyard, dining room, common spaces. Breakfast on the rooftop and dinner by candlelight were both special treats - and the Riad is conveniently located to a number of fantastic nearby restaurants. The best part of our stay, however, was the service. Isham, Sayeed, Maria, and the entire team made us feel at home from the moment we arrived and helped us with everything we needed plus more. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Laura Vida, Marketing at Riad Dar Darma
Responded Sep 10, 2021
Thank you so much!
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Hanns W wrote a review Feb 2020
18 contributions6 helpful votes
Very nice Riad in the center of Marakech in the Médina. It’s an old building with traditional furniture and a shabby chick. The service of the Riad is excellent. Thank you to Maria and Hicham, but also to the rest of the staff!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Dar_Darma, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Dar Darma
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you Hanns W. Happy with your review! Hope to cross paths again in the future..Laura
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C Cooper wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Fantastic rooms and service from everyone here, this became our home for a wonderful week.The food was great, the arrangements for tours/day trips, guides and restaurants perfect. The staff catered to every whim 24/7 and could not have been nicer.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from Dar_Darma, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Dar Darma
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Thank you very much Cooper! Wish you all the best!
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Masami S wrote a review Dec 2019
64 contributions20 helpful votes
Riad Dar Darma is a gorgeously decorated enchanting place, from the entrance, courtyard, to rooftop swimming pool. Despite the busy street scenes, once you are inside the Riad, it is so quiet that you totally forget the hustle and bustle of the Old City. The services the staff provided have completely surpassed our expectations or our past experiences with other hotels. For example, when we could not find the Riad the day we arrived, someone from the Riad came to meet us at a shop (where we were stranded) in the City. Similarly, when we were checking out and leaving for a desert tour, he also walked us to our van pick up location. The breakfast on the rooftop was absolutely lovely with white linens, freshly brewed coffee, warm milk, home baked goods, and homemade yogurt! They even offered to serve us the breakfast at 5:00 a.m. once they learned that we had to leave early in order to meet our tour group! The room was like pages from the National Geographic and outright fabulous! I'd highly recommend Riad Dar Darma and would definitely stay there if we get a change to visit Marrakech again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor and were absolutely delighted.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Dar_Darma, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Dar Darma
Responded Jan 7, 2020
A huge thank you Masami S for your review. It was our pleasure indeed to have you as our guests. Have a lovely year ahead and do not hesitate a minute to get in touch again. A lot of events take the scene in Marrakech thoughout the year from art to cinema, to sport, to culture...so you just need to pick up your favourite and plan your venue again!
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Kai111 wrote a review Nov 2019
Metro Manila, Philippines295 contributions195 helpful votes
Oh my goodness where do I even begin? I've been dreaming of a Morocco trip for as long as I can remember. I did a full-on 7-month preparation and research before our trip just to make sure I got everything right. One of the things that I learned from all those research is how important it is to look for the right Riad to stay in Marrakech. This is because your Riad is basically your sanctuary, your haven, your respite from all the excitement and chaos around Marrakech. Your Riad can definitely "make or break" your Marrakech experience because it's like your home and if you don't like your home, well then--where does that leave you. So I started researching on the top most chic Riads in Marrakech, and that led us to Dar Darma. We were drawn to Dar Darma because of the overall aesthetic of the Riad. It was completely different form everything else that we had seen. Once we decided to stay here, all communications via Email was great and attentive. And by the time we got picked-up from the airport, and as we entered the riad, we were immediately blown away by how beautiful the Riad is. And although the looks of the place was enough to give them a good review, what really makes them stand out is the customer service experience that we had during our 4 day stay. The team, was an A-team. Each person, especially the managers, were so attentive to each guest's needs. And even if it is not their job or core competency, they were still so happy to help you in any way. My husband and I travel all over the world, and in Morocco we stayed at a total of 6 different places, and Dar Darma's customer service is on top of our very best of the best list. Another delightful thing about Dar Darma is the quality of food. The breakfasts and dinners were simply delicious and always hearty. Food is authentic, home-cooked meals. And in Morocco, the best meals are the home-cooked ones. We stayed in Morocco for 10 days all over the country, and Dar Darma's food, was the best out of everywhere we went. Maria, the head chef, is simply the best. My husband had a cooking lesson with her as well, and that was a great memory to have. Finally, one of the things we also appreciated is the fact that Dar Darma works with the best people as well. We booked for a guided tour, and the person they booked for us (Mustapha) was absolutely one of the kindest, most wonderful person we've toured with. And also, the team was well-connected with the best products in Marrakech, off the radar stuff, that we were able to order the best Honey, Saffron, etc. at best deals. They just simply know their stuff. One thing you should know and not fault Dar Darma on, is that Riads are historical houses/properties. It will have its own kinks and konks and I believe you have to isolate that from writing a good review because Riads are simply not hotels. As long as you can get pass that, and as long as you know what you are actually booking, then you'll have a wonderful time. I cannot express how much we loved our stay at Dar Darma, We were so touched by their customer service that we left them a personal note and some gifts from our country. We've never done that in any place that we have stayed at before. And that is a true testament to this amazing team. Special mention goes out to Maria and Hicham. You guys are amazing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from Dar_Darma, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Dar Darma
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Thank you Kai111 for such an attentive review. We read it carefully, shared it and everybody here wished to thank you in person, so... Thank you from Maria for having appreciated the food. Thank you from Hicham for having enjoyed the hospitality. Thank you from Mustapha for the moments spent together talking during the visit. Thank you from Debora, the booking officer. A big hug to you and your husband!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Dar Darma
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Dar Darma?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.08 miles), Marrakech Tour Guide (0.07 miles), and Escape The Medina (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Dar Darma?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Riad Dar Darma?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a seating area, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Dar Darma?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Dar Darma?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Dar Darma?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Mida Marrakech, Cafe Restaurant Dar L'hssira, and Terrasse de la fontaine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Dar Darma?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Riad Dar Darma have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Dar Darma offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Riad Dar Darma have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Dar Darma offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Riad Dar Darma?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Dar Darma?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.