Every aspect of our stay in this Riad was excellent but the outstanding feature was the welcome and support from the friendly hosts. They were concerned for our safety and made arrangements to support us from the moment we stepped out of the airport. They accompanied us three times when we went to the Souk and around the Medina, taking us to places we had agreed would be interesting to visit and providing us with a phone whenever we said we wanted to explore on our own. They were also very good company as well as knowing when to respect our privacy.
Riad Dar Oulhoum is a beautifully restored and calm retreat from the noise of the Medina. The food was delicious and imaginative and prepared to suit our tastes and requirements. Like the proprietors, the staff could not have tried harder to help us enjoy our stay there.
I would certainly recommend it and would love to go back there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Oulhoum tells me a story ... The mid-nineteenth century, under the reign of Sultan Hassan 1st (born Hassan ben Mohammed in 1836 in Fez and died on 7 June 1894 in Tadla), a vizier (high-ranking official, with an adviser or minister from Muslim leaders), chooses a prime location to build this beautiful Riad, near the mausoleum of Sidi Ben Slimane (one of the seven saints of Marrakech latter being the founder of Sufism in Morocco), a sign of power. The proximity of the holy mausoleum, gave him a high respect. In the late nineteenth century, before the French protectorate, this place was that of a Spanish bank and a British legation. During the restoration of the Riad, existing telephone line upon arrival in 2000 of the weapons found at the bottom of the well and an enamelled plaque written in Arabic and Spanish testament to the power of the family that gave its name to the Derb. Subsequently we will tell to the DAR Oulhoum ... ... more less
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