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“Amazing home from home”
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Riad Dar Dialkoum
Ranked #11 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from three night stay at this amazing Riad and I really could not have asked for more.
Arriving by taxi transfer (arranged and paid for by the Riad), were greeted by the welcoming staff with mint tea and cakes and later, Laurent the host took great care in sitting down with us to suggest and itinerary and places to visit that would appeal to us such as the Kosy Bar, carriage rides and out of this world Maison du Arabe and more importantly, gave us tips on how to haggle and avoid guides who would take us to the middle of nowhere and ask for 100 dirhams for the pleasure (we got stung before we had had the chance to speak to Laurent!)
Our room was just perfect - strewn with rose petals and just how I imagine a luxury Riad to be. I was a little nervous that none of the rooms have a bath, as I'm a confirmed bather but the shower, with its authentic orange blossom toiletries, well place shelves and even more rose petals, completely won me over.
The food was also wonderful. We had the set Moroccan menu of soup, salads, lemon chicken tagine and traditional dessert and each bite was delicious.
Breakfast each morning was filling and tasty and the lack of fixed serving times suited us perfectly being such dilly dalliers inthe morning!
Our whole trip continued with more and more examples of this perfect hospitality. We really could not have been happier. In fact, so happy, it's compelled me to write my first TA review!

My tips for a successful first trip to Marrakech would be:
1. Stay here.
2. Take Laurent and Muriel's advice on things to see, do and where to eat.
3. Pay attention to their tips on staying safe and not getting ripped off!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

I would like to tell everybody about this hotel. I have stayed in many hotels but this one is a hidden treasure, the service is beyond anything I have experienced, Muriel took care of us for the whole stay from making us feel extremely welcome to walking us to a restaurant as it's not accessible by taxi. The staff were extremely friendly too and the breakfasts were just great and varied. Tea and coffee were always available anytime of the day and included in the cost of the room. I took my partner there for his 40th birthday and I arranged a restaurant booking and a hamman massage again all organised and booked by Muriel. If you want to go to Marrakech and want to experience the most beautiful hotel and amazing service look no further, please book this hotel you won't regret it !!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank paula j
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The place is lovely, but what makes it special are Muriel, Laurent, and their staff. Muriel was at the hotel when we arrived and, after offering us tea and cakes, she gave us all the information we needed to enjoy our stay in Marrakech. For the few days we spent in Marrakech, both she and Laurent were interested, attentive, and took the time to connect with their guests.These people are genuine and generous, and truly love their work. They deserve all the praise you have read, and more.
VERY highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Epicuriac
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's fair to say we experienced significant culture shock on our arrival in town but the Riad provided a stabilising anchor in the bedlam of Marrakesh.I know its a well worn cliche, but we really were looked after more like extended family than paying guests. The ethos of Laurent, Muriel and staff is to ensure that their guests have the best experience possible. We were sat down and briefed on the do's and don'ts.We were told how to deal with taxi drivers and souk touts, where was good to eat and what was worth visiting, all with maps provided. As regards my question about getting lost in the souk, we were told that that was inevitable and that we should just chill and enjoy the experience - all with a gallic shrug that was curiously very reassuring :-).However, they made sure that we were given mobile numbers to call if we needed them - " ,,at any time". Laurent arranged a hammam visit for us and Muriel, not content with booking us a restaurant actually walked us there. It is wise to ask the riad to arrange a taxi for your arrival but the riad is easily found once you get your bearings.Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MistaMeldrew
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Riad Dar Dialkoum is lovely. We were rather overwhelmed by the chaos in Marrakech, total sensory overload...staying at this riad was such a great choice. Muriel and Laurent are delightful; they make you feel so welcome and comfortable, like their home is yours. Like all of the other reviewers, I can't say enough nice things about the staff and the food. Absolutely plan on having dinner there at least one night during your stay — it was the best meal of our trip.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stayed here with a friend for four nights in early November and I cannot praise Muriel, Laurent and the rest of the staff enough! They were amazing hosts and the Riad was absolutely beautiful! The rooms, food and the rest of the riad were impeccable and cannot be faulted.
At the beginning of our trip they even sat us down with biscuits and tea and talked us through, in detail, where we should go, where we should avoid and how to cope for four days in this very busy town!
It was an absolutely beautiful holiday and my friend really enjoyed her birthday. Everyone was really friendly and we had no problems at all.
It is very quiet which is nice considering you are a mere stones throw away from the busy souks and square it is trully an oasis.
We had airport transfers, excursions and transfers, breakfast, tea, coffee and water all included and everything was excellent value for money.
I highly recommend staying here, its beatiful and there are no problems or hassle!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lucy P
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed for 8 nights in early December and wish we could have stayed more. From the start, Laurent and Muriel make the process as painless as possible: good email communication in advance, free transfers from and to the airport, a personalised sit-down session to discuss what you might want to see and how you would go about itand someone always on hand to help you out.

The staff in the Riad are fantastic, you can get tea, coffee and snacks throughout and dinner in the evening is excellent quality and value for money (although you need to arrange dinner in the morning to give them enough time to get the ingredients)

The Riad is located by the Medina wall about a 15 minute walk to the main square (Djemaa el Fna) although this is probably a plus, as it's a quiet, safe neighbourhood, rather than a busy street.

We stayed in one of the smaller rooms (Aisha) though we did get an upgrade for 2 nights to a suite when it became available. The rooms are all very tastefully decorated. There is also a roof terrace and plenty of communal spaces for chilling out or having a nice mint tea.

Though they don't have a hammam at the Riad, they do have an arrangement with another Riad that does and this is highly recommended.

Very highly recommended

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GonzaloSM
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Dialkoum

Address: 317 Derb Jdid, Derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $84 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Dialkoum 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Dialkoum (your home) is a Boutique Hotel located in the picturesque and authentic district of Bab Doukkala, within 10 to 20 minutes walking from the main attractions of the medina and the new town. This very old traditional house of the late nineteenth century was restored in the purest Moroccan tradition in 2002, then enlarged and refreshed in 2009 by the new owners, Muriel & Laurent. Haven of peace, the Riad Dar Dialkoum includes 4 rooms and 3 suites, all decorated in different and elegant styles, 2 patios with fountains, one with heated pool, 2 terraces with flowers, trees and solariums, a pergola and a Berber tent, 4 lounges, 1 with Satellite TV, and a dining room. Our Chef will spoil you with the cuisine, legacy of secrets of the tradition of several generations. She will offer you a variety of dishes with subtle and refined flavors, elaborated with the best fresh products from the market. The dinner will be served at the glow of the candles on the terrace, in the patio, near the pool or in the lounges, as you prefer. ... more   less 
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