Riad Daria is situated in a little side street in the Medina, or old part of Marrakesh. As the other reviews all state, it is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Our room was superb - it opened out on to the enclosed ground floor terrace and was large, comfortable and cool. The one slight problem was that the water did not drain away quickly enugh in the shower and therefore we had to keep turning the shower on and off to avoid a mini flood. The staff were very unobtrusive but friendly and helpful and placed great emphasis on the fact that the riad was our home, we could do what we liked when we liked and they were there to facilitate this.
The breakfasts were fine and as we expected to eat in Morocco. We did have dinner there on two nights and were not particularly impressed with it. Both times soup was served as a starter which was fine but the main meal was not very good. I realised that the day staff prepared the tagines and the person on night duty re-heated them. On both occasions, the meat was quite tough and not falling to pieces as it should in a tagine. Desserts were also non descript. (The three course meal was approx. £20.00 per person). However, the pleasure of eating in a beautiful candlelit courtyard surrounded by orange trees more than made up for this!
We did have a problem as neither credit or debit cards are accepted at the riad and we had the annoyance of having to try and work out our final bill and make sure we had enough cash to pay for it. The nearest cashpoint was about a 25minute walk away. It also meant that we took too much cash out to make sure we covered ourselves and then had the inconvenience of trying to change it back at the airport.
I would describe the Riad Daria as a real haven in the middle of the hustle,noise and dirt of Marrakesh. My over riding memory of it was standing on the beautiful top terrace early one evening and watching the storks fly back to their nests.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Daria Marrakech