Marrakech is an incredible place - overflowing with colour, noise, smells, and exotic experiences. We spent a wonderful week in this Riad. The contact with Philippe; the insight, ideas and friendly support from Mostapha; and Zakia's cooking were faultless. The travel arrangements, including pick up and drop off from the airport helped enormously. Dar el Mandar was a good place for four of us to stay. It was clean and comfortable, though perhaps a bit smaller and not quite as magnificent as it appeared in the photos. It suited us very well, though the surrounding area was a bit run down. It was an interesting, healthy 20 minute walk to the centre. We would recommend this to some friends, but not others.