We stayed at dar mouss mouss (previously known as dadmouss) after finding our original riad was booked up. We actually thought we would end up staying in an expensive hotel but thankfully while grabbing a quick bite we bumbed into an English girl who lives in Marrakech and she took made a phonecall and took us to dar mouss mouss. Fate played a good hand and actually we got to stay in an amazing place rather than our original basic riad. We had our own private bathroom (ensuite) in a very airy and traditional decorated double bedroom. Everything worked (toilet, hot shower, sink taps, light switches) which was good as had bad experience last time we visited Marrakech! Plus nice clean sheets, new towels everyday everything was clean!
The hosts Mustapha and Kareem were brilliant - Kareem prepared an amazing breakfast everymorning with so many different moroccan foods including different breads, olives, amalou oil, argan oil, sliced meats plus omelette or fried/boiled eggs, jams, pastries, tea, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. Then Mustapha took us around the medina as he was born in Marrakech he knows all the history and the best places to get a bargain. When we returned in the late afternoon Kareem was there again to cook for us (this time it was charged, but price was reasonable) making us an amazing lamb tagine. Mustapha and Kareem arranged for us some excursions for a great price and even made us a packed lunch for the journey to essaouira. On another day we had tangia the traditional dish of marrakech which was amazing - wasnt sure I would like it as it is literaly just meat but actually its really really good! defiantely worth experiencing. Dar Mouss Mouss is only 5 min walk to the famous jemma al fna which was great as we were in the heart of the excitement. Kareem took us one evening and showed us the best stands to eat at - highly recommend stand 32 who cooks barbecue sausages that are delic!!!
Kareem also arranged a day at his friends hotel - Hivernage hotel - we spent the whole day there swimming and relaxing then took us to a brazillian restaurant and watched his friends perform at a dinner dance type place (like 40s style dinner with entertainment) but with brazillian and moroccan dancers) we had never seen anything like it.
Totally recommend dar mouss mouss - they are now under new name so not sure how you book it
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located a 15-minute walk from Djemaa El Fna and the souks, Dar Dada Mouss offers Moroccan lounges, a courtyard with a seating area, a terrace and free wired Internet in public areas. Decorated in a traditional Moroccan style, the rooms at Dar Dada Mouss feature a Tadelakt bathroom with a shower and toilet. Moroccan specialities are available upon request and Dar Dada Mouss also offers cooking classes. Dar Dada Mouss is 5 km from Marrakech, its airport and train station, and the Majorelle Garden is also a 10-minute drive from the property. An airport shuttle is available at an extra cost. Medina is highly rated by guests for: tea, photography, street musicians The staff can speak English ... more less
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