This Riad, Dar Hanane,part of the 'Pure Riad' group of 4 in Marakech was recommended to me by a friend who stayed at Dar Hanane a couple of years ago.
The initial booking procedure was handled very efficiently by Mandy,the charming young Canadian woman who is the Manager. The staff are all relaxed and smiling,and willing to help in any way.
Transport from the airport was organised by Mandy,whereby I was met by a driver whom I paid €15 to take me to the closest vehicular site to the Riad.From there,a man with an ancient flat barrow took my luggage,and led me through the winding ,narrow alleyways of the Old Medina for a short journey to Dar Hanane.this service provided by the Riad,but good to have a coin to tip the man with.
I had a Garden Room,which was quite spacious,with an air-conditioner.I did find it strange not to have a door that was lockable when I was not in residence,although I was assured that my belongings would be quite safe within the Riad.There is ,however,a safe in the room for valuables
Mandy organised a private guide for me,Mohamed,who was very knowledgable about the local history ,and who is an intelligent good humoured young man who speaks excellent English.
He took me to some thought provoking local workshops ,quite Medieval ,in addition to the recognized cultural monuments. I paid Mohamed € 40 for around 3 1/2 hours,and it was money well spent indeed. Contact him on email@example.com if not staying in Pure Riads.
Dinner is available at the Riad with advance notice ,food was good,€25 for dinner,€12.50 for lunch.
Nice rooftop terrace where it is pleasant to take breakfast ,which was also good,and included in the tariff.Free Wi- Fi is only available in the salon on the first floor.Hammam services in sister Riad round the corner were average,no steam ,stand up for scrub,climb up to next level for massage that was lightly executed. Dar Hanane is undergoing renovations at the moment,which hopefully will attend to minor problems mainly aesthetic .
The Riad is very clean,well run,excellent staff,charming,good food,well situated to explore the Old City of Marakech. I do recommend it to other travelers.
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Hanane Hotel Marrakech