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Dar Loula
Ranked #330 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Reviewed March 29, 2011

I read the reviews for this Riad and was amazed so had no hesitation in booking it for a week on a B&B basis. I wasnt expecting the Ritz for these prices and I certainly didnt get the Ritz. We had upgraded to a superior room but my goodness it wasnt what we expected. The room was tiny, a small double bed, two bedside lockers that were stuck so they coulndnt be open without a struggle, a little wrought iron coffee table with chairs, a dressing table and a small wardrobe. If that wasnt enought the room was very dirty, the carpets had not been vacuumed in a long time, the dust on the bedstead was thick,and to cut a long story short everything was grubby and shabby. We werent sure if the bed had been changed the sheets were creased and had a few hairs in it, we ended up taking them off and shaking them and putting them back on upside down. Needless to say we didnt sleep very well (late arrival time so couldnt go elsewhere). It's not over folks........the shower had creeping black mould, the light fitting had bare wires and no shade, the towels were disgusting very very thin and hard with ground in dirt and the toilet....well I'll let you use your imagination.
We were offered another room but on inspection they were all the same. Dont know where the standard rooms were, we were taken to all but one of the rooms so if you do ignore this review dont pay for an upgrade there doesnt seem to be any.
please dont spoil your holiday by picking this place there are so many great riads in the medina.We lost a whole day getting somewhere else because everywhere was booked but eventually got a fantastic Riad but at a cost. Marrakech is AMAZING you just have to learn to say No thanks a lot of the time.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

Our first visit to Marrakech and this riad was just what we imagined it would be. Tucked away ,(don't be put off by the location) but once inside this house was attractively furnished and very clean. The staff were helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was basic with freshly squeezed orange jiuce and tea or coffee (buy some milk if you want English-style tea), pancakes and bread with jam or honey.

We were initially given the downstairs bedroom, which was furnished in the Moroccan style and very comfortable, but there was no window which I found rather off-putting. We asked if we could be moved, and on our third night we were moved to a room off the galleried landing which had a window overlooking the courtyard. There were no windows opening to the outside, which takes some getting used to! As it was still winter, the roof opening was still covered over with a plastic tarpaulin, so you had no way of knowing what the weather was like until you went outside! The odd thing about our second bedroom was that there was no hanging space in the wardrobe, just shelving.

If you need a hairdryer you have to ask for it. Hassan, the night duty man wasn't aware of this, so I asked Khadija, who served us breakfast and she was happy to lend me hers each morning. Don't take any notice of sites that tell you take loo paper, every one we visited had proper soft paper, just like here!

Dar Loula has a lovely roof terrace on two levels with sun loungers and chairs and tables. There is also a jaccuzi hot tub.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar Loula

Address: 102, derb Sabaa | Quartier Berrima - Médina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#167 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $28 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Loula 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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