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“Welcoming, attentive, and delightful place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Daria
Ranked #239 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Welcoming, attentive, and delightful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Being in the south of the Medina meant that we had to walk to get anywhere, so its location is a great way to see the street life. The Riad and staff were a joy - the orange blossom was out so the place smelled delightful. The staff were ever attentive - mint tea and sweetmeats to refresh us when we arrived, and also to occupy us at the end of our trip. Food was wonderful and breakfast on the roof-top terrace was a splendid way to start the day!

Despite the rush of life in the Medina on the outside, this was a quiet haven and a perfect location for exploring Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Went there with my family in November 2010. It is not the most beautiful riad in marrakech but it's pretty nice and above all QUIET.

The staff is welcoming and the rooms are comfy. Price is also good.

The breakfast is excellent, but in Morocco it is absolutely normal!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Just got back from great long weekend in Marrakech and this Riad in the Kasbah area really added to the great experience.
Staff were friendly and always willing to help without holding their hand out like a lot of the locals even while they were organising a family wedding reception that was held at Raid during our stay.
Breakfast was nice and if you enjoy food and want to reat yourself book an evening meal at the Sultana just 10 minutes wallk way.

Room Tip: Pay the little expra for the superior room or the Suite they are worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We spent one night at this beautiful Marrakech Riad with the bedrooms facing inwards towards the lemon trees in the central courtyard - an oasis of calm and coolness in the frenetic last night of Ramadan in Morocco.

Room Tip: One room we looked at had what seemed a rather small double bed.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

This is a beautiful example of a restored authentic Riad. The rooms are positioned around the central and majestic courtyard, shaded by fragrant orange trees. All the rooms are individually designed in traditional Moroccan colours and textiles, and ours had the most incredible stone fireplace. The Riad is conveniently close enough to Djamaa El Fna to walk to, but far enough away to escape the noise. It's also far enough away so that you can lose yourself for an hour in the narrow lanes of the city, whether intentional or not!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Stayed for four nights, very welcoming and accomodating. You do need to be prepared to walk for 15 -20 minutes up to the main centre of the Medina. Though through small thoroughfares that are part of the Medina anyway we did not feel in the slightest unsafe.
Good breakfast that were available at anytime to suit our needs and not theirs, even were able to sample the Moroccan wine, which we would recommend anyone to try.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

This is a lovely Riad with friendly staff, BUT it is a long 25 minute walk to the main part of Marrakech through a very poor district with virtually no other tourists. This walk did not feel safe at night.

The inner courtyard of the Riad was covered with plastic sheeting which really impacted on the ambience of the central courtyard and roof terrace. The pool mentioned on their website is very small, in the reception area and purely for show.

As an alternative, I would strongly recommend staying at one of the large tourist hotels just outside the city walls and get the "Riad experience" by booking a traditional dinner in one of the many Riads near the centre. I think most travellors would welcome a dip in a swimming pool and chilling out round a hotel bar after a day in the dust and hussle of Marrakech. Price wise the large hotels are often cheaper than this Riad, and closer to most of the tourist attractions.

Apologies to the manager and staff at Riad Daria but we would really have appreciated such information prior to planning our trip. I hope this helps others in planning their trip to Marrakech.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Daria
Address: 186, derb Chtouka, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#125 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#143 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Daria 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Daria is a very charming guest house the heart of the Kasbah in a quiet neighbourhood. Originally an old palace owned by the King's family, it has been lovingly renovated in the traditional Hispano-Moresque style of architectural, retaining many of its authentic features and is now a luxurious riad with five rooms and two suites, and is easily accessed by car. Accommodation 2 suites of 65m2 with chimney place, small dressing room and private patio, 3 spacious rooms of 22m2, each with room for an extra single bed, 2 rooms of 12m2. Riad Daria has two floors: The Ground floor patio-garden with: - A large and light lounge, - A dining room which can be converted into a meeting room, - Two large rooms and a suite with four-poster bed -Two patios, one with splash pool, the other with a fountain and shaded by orange-trees. The first floor with: - Three delightful rooms, two of which are inter-connecting, - A large sunny suite with an open-air cupola, which is covered in the winter, - A television lounge with satellite TV. A very large terrace with orange trees and flowers, and some private spaces, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains and the Koutoubia mosque. ... more   less 
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