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“Quite disappointed, unfortunately.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dar el Souk

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Dar el Souk
Ranked #99 of 1,186 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
2 reviews
“Quite disappointed, unfortunately.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for the last 2 days of our stay in Morocco and were disappointed by the lack of hospitality that we had come to expect from the riads and kasbahs that we had previously stayed in. The rooms were clean and tidy but not as nicely decorated as some of the other riads. We also found that the owners only arrived each morning for a few hours before leaving for the day so there was no one to greet us or give any advice or maps etc. as the others had. There is nothing wrong with this riad as far as hotel accommodation goes but if you want a more personal service, which is something you can expect from most riads in Marrakech, then I suggest you look to some of the other smaller more personable ones.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2009

Garry and Shirley had a fab time at Dar el Souk, Maddy (Mother) helped us to make our stay more enjoyable. with it being our first time in Marrakech Maddy gave us some useful tips on where to go, what to avoid etc... I was celebrating my 40th birthday and was recommended Jad Mahal restaurant - what a magical place, a little bit more money but it was a celebration and worth every penny.
WE would like to thank the staff who went out o their way to make our stay relaxing.
Dar el Souk provided wine and not many places do, this was a great treat having a glass or two of wine on the beautiful roof terrace.
Maddy is a very stunning lady who looks a lot like Honour Blackman - very elegant !!
Thank you - Shirley and Garry

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jasmine63
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Wimbledon, London
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2009

16 friends got together for a 40th birthday and occupied the entire riad. The riad was very well presented and the rooms were clean and welcoming. The owner Madeline made us all feel very welcome and checked daily that everything was alright. We had a great meal in the riad on the first night and the breakfasts were generous and very tasty. There are lots of seating areas dotted around the riad to relax in, a plunge pool and a roof sun terrace. It was an ideal place to spend quality time with friends. I would definately recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrahamSW19
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London
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2009

This is a lovely riad in a great location. The rooms were excellent and there were serveral cosy outdoor areas to sit. The host and staff were very wlecoming and the food we had was excellent. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2009
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SimonRH
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Faded grandeur on the Avon.
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2009

We visited Dar El Souk with a group of friends to celebrate a 40th birthday. We were fortunate to hire the entire Riad between us and had a great time. Madelaine welcomed us wonderfully, and is a born hostess. We followed much of her advice and without exception were not disappointed.

During our stay in Marrakech we ate at several of the best restaurants, but came to the conclusion that the best food in town is in fact that on offer at Dar El Souk. It really was fantastic!

Madelaine and her team have created a charming oasis in the hussle and bussle of Marrakech and I recommend you visit them soon.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Davo39
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2009

Wonderful place. Great rooms, helpful staff and fantastic food.

Difficult to find fault.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Antony01
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London
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

I don´t usually bother writing reviews but I had to do so with this hotel. I stayed at Dar el Souk with my boyfriend and absolutely loved it. Madeline is incredibly nice and helpful, she made our stay in Marrakech unforgettable. Our room was beautifully decorated and had a fantastic shower. Here, you can enjoy a bit of peace and tranquility after a busy day in the Souks. 100% Recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mopocho
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Property: Dar el Souk
Address: 56 Derb Jdid | Riad Zitoun Kedim, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 1,186 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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