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“Great Location - Exceptional Hospitality - 5***** Riad”
Review of Riad Dar Najat

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Riad Dar Najat
Ranked #39 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you enjoy exceptional hospitality, a hotelier who loves his work, you will find all of the reviews understatements. From the moment you are met at the airport until you are dropped off on your return, Oliver and his staff will provide you with exceptional service from sites to see to shopping in the Souks and how to negotiate a price to great places to eat traditional Moroccan food to travel arrangements to visit other parts of Morocco. We stayed10 days combining a global conference, business, and extra days for enjoying the sites. Upon our arrival we enjoyed refreshments on the third floor patio area where Oliver laid out a map and provided us with a general orientation of the city, where we were located, and discussed how Oliver could help with our itinerary making many suggestions and advising accordingly. Overall, the room was spacious, clean including the bathroom, food fantastic, the jacuzzi very welcoming with Harry [Harriet - actually he is a she turtle] Potter living nearby. We enjoyed the upper level patio for seeing out over the city and at night for viewing the ka-zillion stars we never see at home. Oliver arranged all our transfers in an air conditioned SUV driven by an exceptionally safe driver, Abdul who knows Morocco well and speaks very good English. One of our side trips included the High Atlas Mountains to shop for rugs, ceramics, and Moroccan specialties found in the mountains. Thanks to Oliver and his outstanding staff, we were able to relax with confidence. We would definitely return to Dar Najat knowing what a gem awaits us.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you're wondering whether all the excellent reviews on here about this riad are for real (including this one!) - fear not! This place is 100% lovely! And they didn't ask me to say that! We can't recommend this riad highly enough, it really did 'make' our holiday for us. We wanted a comfortable place where we could relax and get a taste of the real Marrakesh (rather than some clinical International hotel) without spending a fortune. We got it at Dar Najat in spades!! It's beautiful - high quality décor, super clean, romantic, relaxed and friendly...with delicious breakfasts (freshly squeezed orange juice, pain au chocolate, omelette, fruit, bread, jam/butter, fresh coffee). The staff - Moo Moo, Oliver's son and the housekeeper - treated us like old friends from our first evening and the service was personal and impeccable. One of the few places we found in Marrakesh which serves alcohol too. We stayed three nights at first, then took a trip into the mountains / desert. We decided to then return for another two nights before moving on to Essaouirra where we chose to stay in their sister riad there. We would happily have considered staying in other riads as we only had 3 nights booked for our whole 10 day trip when we left England but Dar Najat was so special that we felt we'd found everything we wanted and needed to look no further. Perfect place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The service and the food was fantastic. This was the best meal I tasted the whole week I was in morocco. It incorporates a lot of flavour. The decor was great also. Looked beautiful in the night. The only thing is it is located down an alley way which could be hard to find without asking a local.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in August following by 6 nights in Oliver's other Riad located by the beach in Essoauira. Oliver organised all our transfers in an air-conditioned minibus driven by Abdul who spoke very good english and took us to many attractions. With 4 children aged between 11 and 16 we needed to accommodate many requirements. Firstly we thought our teenage daughter would want her own room but on arriving so late at night she decided she wanted her eldest brother to share her room. Although it was 10pm the staff changed rooms and reconfigured double beds into single beds to suit all the children's needs. The manager then accompanied us to the main square so that we could get our bearings and advised us how to return to the Riad without getting lost in the back streets.
The following morning Oliver came to see us to see how he could help with our itinerary. It was very hot but wanted to make the most of our 3 days. Oliver made many suggestions and advised us what price we should be paying for each activity which was really helpful as you have to barter for everything in Marrakech!
Overall the Riad was extremely clean, rooms spacious, food fantastic, jacuzzi very welcoming at any time of the day or night and the staff very friendly and genuinely eager to please all the family. Would definitely return with or without the children!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Dar Najat was a great place to stay. I'd recommend it to anyone traveling to Marrakech. The owner makes you really feel at home and his staff is top notch. If you stay here you MUST try and eat dinner on the roof top one night. Best meal I've had in a long while.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband Jorge and I stayed during the last week of July. Needless to say, the heat in Marrakech was intense, but we were glad to see that the room had wonderful air conditioning and the house itself is like a cool oasis and an amazing experience. Oliver has done a wonderful jb decorating the place, and he is a magnificent and attentive host, as is the rest of his staff from Mumu, Amina, Abdul, etc.

We highly recommend doing dinner at the hotel at least a couple of times, as the food is delicious and the service is superb.

We recommend you arrange with the hotel to be picked up at the airport as it is difficult to find on your own, and the taxi can only take you so far. Be sure to check what the local time is in Marrocco to avoid confusion.

We highly recommend Dar Najat to anyone looking for a great holiday in Marrakech!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this riad and we were satisfied by everything here. The french guy who manages the place (I guess his name is Ollie but can't be sure!) was fairly spot on with his advice and opinions and matched my observations about Marrakech. Moroccans who run riads generally just give you generic advice and won't give you an honest opinion about what to do and where to eat but I think you can trust Ollie's advice which was a nice change. The riad was nice and pretty cosy with a jacuzzi which was good to relax in at the end of a tiring day. Our room was clean and the aircon worked really well. Just make sure you confirm beforehand that your room has a tv if that is important to you because our room did not. The service from the other staff was great and friendly even though they could only speak arabic, french and basic english. I would recommend this riad to other travellers.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Najat

Address: Derb Lalla Chacha 18 | Douar Graoua, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#24 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#26 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $88 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Najat 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar Najat,Traveller's Choice 2015 by Trip Advisor. "Coolest Boutique Riad in Marrakech" is a very intimate riad with a hot tube Jacuzzi on the roof terrace, 5 minute walk away from the famous and colourful Jemaa el Fna market area, right in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. This romantic 4-star boutique guesthouse has been freshly renovated to offer even more comfort and elegance than before. Let our friendly staff cater to your every request, and pamper you in lush, tranquil surroundings. Stepping out the front door takes you back to a former era, with the ancient, echoing sounds of the medina, Jemaa el Fna and the hectic hubbub of Marrakech life. After a busy day of exploration and shopping in this vibrant and exotic city, you can leave it all behind by enjoying a delicious meal or drink on one of our terraces, soothing your body in our rooftop jacuzzi, or just retiring to the warm, peaceful intimacy of your quiet and well-appointed room. Riad Dar Najat is a proud member of the "Coolest Riads in Morocco" Collection and we'll be more than glad if you try our new luxury guest house in Essaouira,Riad Bab Essaouira"Dar Najat's little sister Riad" with the possibility to have a " Marrakech/Essaouira Package Deal "for our best rates.cheers! Oliver. ... more   less 
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