This riad is excellent and couldn't fault it even when we were trying to! The riad architecture is stunning with fine detail, as well as the fact that it has been given a modern twist to Moroccan design.
We originally booked the Petit Prince but stayed an extra night. We were put into the Oasis room on this night for no extra charge which had its own fireplace and very large bath. The Petit Prince is the smallest of all the rooms but not at all cramped. It is also the only room without a bath, but is the only room that has a hook for the shower above head height.
The terrace is really nice and is also great to have a meal in the evening made by the riad staff. The food is great. The courtyard keeps very cool throughout the day and has a footbath that is great when returning from the searing heat of the city. The living room is great to relax in with a bottle of wine (sold within the riad for a great price).
The position is perfect too - right next to the Palace El Bahia and 7-10 minutes walk to the square.
The staff were actually better than the information we found on the Internet (free wifi too)! Jean and Michel were particularly helpful in telling us where to eat and what to see and do, as well as giving us some great advice about the value of certain things within the souk that we wanted to buy. They were even accomodating enough to lend us 200DH when we arrived at night because the exchange places were shut! The staff were more like family and interacted with you a lot more beyond checking in and out.
All in all it's excellent and will return to it when we go back to Marrakech. A definite visit and recommendation.
If you want to go for excursions ask about the Beldi Country Club and the guide called Hassan who takes you around the nearby Berber villages.
- 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