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“A peaceful and tranquil riad amidst the chaos of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Crystal
Ranked #108 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A peaceful and tranquil riad amidst the chaos of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Dar Crystal totally amazed me from the moment we arrived. Staff was really nice and helpful, breakfast was excellent, I had the chance to try the dinner menu 2 times, which tasted really good.
When we finished our Moroccan round trip we had the rooftop suite for 2 nights, which was amazing, we could see the sunrise and the sunset from our own private little terrace.
Location was also really convenient, really close to the El Bahia and El Badi Palaces and the Dar Si Said museum, Jemaa el Fnaa was like a maximum 10 minute walk.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was only here for two nights but I loved it. So quiet and peaceful - I was able to do yoga and meditation to the sunset on the roof.

Very close to the town too.

Maybe in the hotter months or a longer stay I would recommend somewhere with a swimming pool to relax and cool off.

Down some little alley ways, I wouldn't be comfortable as a female solo traveller but with friends/family it is fine.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Colwyn bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Lovely little riad, room was really nice on the 1st floor, breakfast very good with great mix , pancakes, yoghurt, fruit, bread rolls, jams etc, location was excellent 3 min walk from the bahia palace. we got the organised pick up whcih is really good for 1st time visit as riad up an alley way so they walk you to the door. Lot of good restaurants near by too, and the main square and souks about 15 min walk. Very good value for money and would definately stay again. the3 owner Bruno was so helpful, marking all the best places to see on his map. would recommend this place to anyone glady!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Un sejour merveilleux a Dar Crystal ou la gentillesse et la chaleur de l'accueil nous feront revenir certainement. Riad super bien place pour visiter la ville facilement, souks a proximite, marches de souvenirs, epices etc.

A wonderful stay in Dar Crystal where the kindness and the warm welcome will make us certainly come back. Dar Crystal is very well located in the center of the Marrakech with easy access to touristic visiting points, nearby souks, souvenirs markets, spices etc. We warmly recommend it.

Замечательный отдых в Дар-кристалла, где доброта и теплый прием позволит нам вернуться Конечно. Dar Crystal очень хорошо расположен в центре Марракеша с легким доступом к посещения туристических точках поблизости базары, рынки сувениров, специй и т.п.. Мы горячо рекомендую.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cristina-Moscou
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

very nice place with helpful staff and close to a relaxed square near the spice market. The little alley didn't seem promising but once inside the door a serene calm ambiance in the courtyard and a great space on the rooftop made for relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank AjaxYhap
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Had a wonderful weeks stay here in late September.

A fascinating city and people, full of interest and different cultures.

The hosts, Brahim and Simo, could not have done more to make us so very welcome. Their knowledge of Marrakesh and advice regarding good restaurants, places of interest to visit etc etc was invaluable.

Half way through our stay I overhead them say to newly arriving guests...."our home is your home"......how true those words were. Everything we asked for, from a pot of coffee to organising taxis to and from the airport was done with a smile.

Their hosting made our 'holiday' one we will always remember with great affection.

Will we go back there....?....absolutely....!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our stay in the Riad Dar Crystal was very well. The Riad itself is hard to find but the taxi pickup from the airport made it all easy. Don't expect a frontdoor taxi delivery, the Riad is in an ally and you have to walk for 1 minute.
After the frontdoor there is a tranquil scenery. Although it took a wihile before the staff had some time for tea and an explination of the city and Riad.
The pros of this Riad is the pretty good spot in the city, a walk from everything, design of the room and quiet spot to escape the madness of the city of Marrakech.
The cons are the quality of the bed, needs a refill or something and the loose way the staff walks through the building, they probably miss a little 'real' hotel experience. On the other hand they are willing to help you at costs... The 'swimmingpool' is useless, only 3 by 3 at the most! Breakfast will test your patients, when all rooms are occupied there is not enough space to sit and will take a while before you receive something. They have to find a better way to make breakfasttime shorter...

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Dar Crystal
Address: Derb El Fath no5 | Es Salam, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#88 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#106 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Crystal 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar crystal, luxury riad in marrakech dedicated to relaxation & sobriety.this prestigious house is an exclusive cocoon of 8 bedrooms with ensuite bethrooms, pool, hammam, massages room & a fantastic sun-bed terrace, linking contempory look & traditional materials.5 mn walk from souks & palaces (bahia, baldi), 10 mn from jemaa el fna square & 10 mn drive from three golf courts. gorgeous breakfast. ... more   less 
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