My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at Riad Dar One.
Jean & his staff were absolutely amazing and we cannot thank them enough for their first class service and hospitality.
Upon arrival we were greeted on the main road and walked down a couple of alley ways to the Riad. The contrast of walking through the old alleys then stepping into the luxurious Riad is brilliant. It makes you realise just how much time and attention has gone into transforming the place into a luxury oasis.
We were given a lovely pot of mint tea as a welcome beverage then shown around the Riad. The living room was so comfortable and inviting. The log fire made you instantly want to curl up and relax. The best materials and designs have been utilised throughout the riad and the lighting and music add to the wonderful ambience of the place.
We stayed in the Sirrocco room which had its own roof terrace and amazing views across the rooftops of the old town. The room was warm and inviting and we had freshly cut roses to match the decor. The bathroom was well appointed with complimentary toiletries and the bed was so comfortable that we struggled to get out of it everyday.
Breakfast is served whenever you want and where ever you wanted. The staff learned our preferences straight away, and as a result we never had to ask for anything. We felt like we were staying at our home away from home.
The Riad is conveniently close to most attractions. During our stay we walked to: Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, Jemaa el fna, the souks, Bahia palace, Les Bains de Marrakech and La Foundouk restaurant (the latter was a challenge but Jean made us a special map so we managed to navigate our way quite easily). We also went to La Comptior & L'Avenue both of which were less than a 20 minute ride away in a taxi.
Whenever we came home from dinner, we sat down by the fire and were always offered a beverage no matter what time of the night it was. Everyone was so attentive but in a very homely way.
It was my birthday on our final day and I asked Jean if we could have dinner at 5pm as our flight was leaving at 8pm. When we arrived back from our final run of the souks, dinner was ready and we had arguably one of the best meals in Marrakech. The food was fantastic, the setting was lovely and romantic and to top off our wonderful stay, they made me an amazing birthday cake.
We cannot recommend this enchanting place enough, we had such a lovely stay, we are returning in May.