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“Outstanding Riad” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Alhambra
Ranked #339 of 1,171 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A peaceful,relaxing oasis in a very busy,bustling city.We could not have been made to feel more welcome and staff were wonderful.It is stunning and yet simple and comfortable.Would highly recommend it if you want to experience living in the heart of Moroccan life but able to retreat when you wanted to.
A&J

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Thank Joyce C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This riad was located in the heart of the medina and only accessed by foot ... We paid for a transfer from the airport and they taxi you as far as they can go then walk you the rest of the way I would highly recommend paying for this service as the riad is pretty difficult to find.
Everyone at the riad is lovely ... The rooms are not luxurious llbut very comfortable and clean. We ate once in the riad and it was delicious. There are plenty of other restaurants in walking distance.
On one of the days Hamid the manager of the riad arranged for a guide (Youssef) to come and take us around the city we learnt so much it was definitely worth the money (roughly £35).Hamid also arranged for a driver to take us to the Atlas Mountains again a reasonable price and well organised
They left flowers in my room on my birthday which was very kind.

We had a good time in Marrakech its a real culture shock, we met some nice people along the way and if you stay in the dar alhambra you will be well looked after it is a calm oasis after the madness of the streets of Marrakech


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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days & was really impressed with the hotel, location, staff & food. The interior is simply stunning & not what you would expect when entering from the street. This is not to say it is opulent but ouzes style & class for it's simplicity & comfort.

Located in the working heart of Medina near the Ben Yousef Mosque & a 10 minute walk from Jena Al Fena (Main Square), it is ideally located. If you want a bland European style hotel, then this is not for you but if you want a genuine Marrakech experience, you will love it.

Although Morroco is a muslim country, alcohol is available & reasonably priced (£7.50 - £10.00 per bottle of wine), which is available with your evening meal (£23 two course meal for two), We ate at the hotel & the meal was excellent but if you do want a change there are dozens of local places offering great Morrocan cuisine within short walking distance.

The Staff, fronted by Hamid could not have been better or more helpful with nothing too much hassle for them & gave the impression that they wanted you to feel at home.

For those needing to keep in touch with home, free WiFi (surprisingly quick) is available & proved invaluable as we were there for the UK Swanwick hiccup.

Lastly be prepared for a 5 minute walk from the nearest vehicle accessible street when you check in & out, although for us, this all added to the experience, which is off-the-wall for Europeans.

Mark

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank blackadder40
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Viking51, Owner at Dar Alhambra, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit! Actually, if you contact the Riad manager Hamid, he can organise a mini-taxi that takes you directly to the door of the Riad at nearly any time that suits you - please contact Hamid via email:CONTACT@DARALHAMBRA.COM
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just returned from a visit to Marrakech, we stayed here for 4 nights, it is beautiful. The food is good, the rooms amazing, the staff friendly and the location is great. When we first saw the street we wondered where we had come to but when the door opened the riad exceeded our expectations. Not much more I can say, we'll worth a visit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Our 4 night stay in Marrakech was considerably enhanced by Hamid and his team for whom nothing appeared to be too much trouble, including the wonderful meal we were given on the evening we arrived. Hamid was exceptionally helpful in organising trips and taxis . All arrangements made by him were faultless. Excellent suites and a beautiful roof terrace which gave us fabulous views of the city and helped us to orientate ourselves amidst the labyrinthine medina.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Viking51, Owner at Dar Alhambra, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Hamid, Fatna and Assisa take great pride in trying to make every guest feel at home and enjoy their stay in the Riad. We are overjoyed that you are satisfied!
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Fantastic stay in this beautiful riad. We found the staff to be charming, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We were made very welcome, our suite was stunning, the food incredible. Marrakech is a busy chaotic city and the Alhambra is an Oasis of peace in the middle of it all. Would definitely book to stay there again and can highly recommend this riad to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We've just returned from 5 fabulous days & nights at Dar Alhambra.
Hamid, Aziza and Fatma are excellent hosts - relaxed, engaging, and happy. It really is like one big family - guests just don't disappear to their rooms, the relaxing atmosphere and style of this beautiful Riad encourages guests to chat & share hidden gems & discoveries. Charming, comfortable bedrooms with Air conditioning and a really relaxing roof terrace.
Aziza & Fatma serve fresh tasty breakfasts every morning and the kettles always on for a welcome mint tea or coffee.
Hamid will organise and advise on trips to the mountains, coast or other area with Mohamed the Riads careful and knowledgable driver. Don't forget to EMail ahead of your stay and arrange for Mohamed to meet you at the airport - only 150DM return for us 4. Don't worry about the language either - Hamid speaks mainly French but plenty of English too, as does Mohamed.
Excellent base -we will definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar Alhambra

Property: Dar Alhambra
Address: 33, Zaouiat Lahdar | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #339 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Alhambra 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificent 16th-century Riad, a haven of peace in the very heart of the Medina, lovingly restored in the pure Moroccan tradition - painted cedar ceilings, sculpted stucco, zelliges, marble floors...Impeccably clean, all rooms with private bath, and air conditioning. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Superb 360 view of the Medina, the Koutoubia and the snow capped Atlas mountains. One hundred yards from the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Marrakech museum, 15 minutes from Place Jemaa al Fna. Excellent cuisine! ... more   less 
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