We stayed at Riad Dar One the night we arrived in Marrakech for one night before a desert excursion, and two nights after. Both stays were so very relaxing and comfortable. Jean is a true host, always has an easy smile, and is so great to chat with. The staff reflect his personality as well and are very accessible and attentive to your requests, be it for a beer, an electrical adaptor, directions, etc. For the two night stay my husband and I stayed in the smaller Petite Prince room, yet it was very comfortable and just fine in size. We had such good sleeps at the riad as it's so very quiet at night, and the beds and linens are very comfortable and cozy. Towels and bathrobes are fuzzy and soft.
The entire riad, although still maintaining a sense of Moroccan charm, also has a very subdued spa-like feel. There is soft music playing in the background, there are wonderful diffused aromas wafting throughout the rooms, and there is often a crackling fire in the fireplace.
Every time we made our way through the little maze to get to the riad, someone was there with the riad door open, as there are staff outside to alert them inside that you are arriving. This was a nice touch. We also really liked the positioning of the riad which is on the outer edge of the medina, meaning you can arrive easily by taxi instead of carrying your luggage through the winding paths of the medina. If you haven't been to Morocco before, trust me that this is a great benefit. Within a day we knew our way around easily and could get to the heart of the medina from the riad in a quick comfortable stroll (with many tempting shops along the way).
The continental breakfasts were presented nicely and could be served inside the riad or on the pleasant roof deck (which also has ample lounging space on nice days). And yes, they also have beer and wine! We fell in love with Morocco, and are hoping to return to Marrakech next year. When we do, it will definitely be back to Riad Dar One. There are hundreds of riads in Marrakech, but we found the one just right for us. Thanks again for everything Jean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dar One has been renewed with elegance and originality and combines harmoniously design, charm of the old riads and modern comfort. A particular care have been brought to all the lamps and to the thick curtains witch give a smart and funny touch, "very vintage" . An attentive and smiling staff is present 24h on 24 to serve, advise and meet all the expectations of travellers. A haven of peace in the heart of the Medina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar 1
- Riad Dar One Marrakech
- Riad Dar One Hotel Marrakech