If there wasn't a brand new city to explore in Marrakech, my lady and I could have stayed here and just chilled out for the whole of our three night stay! To say that this is a laid back establishment does not convey just how relaxing the Dar Najat really is, however whilst the staff have an air of nonchalance about them they are one of the most attentive teams I have come across on my travels.
Check in consisted of our bags being taken to our room whilst we enjoyed a cool (alcoholic) drink on the terrace. Followed by another! When we admitted to Mido that we had not made any dining arrangements for the evening, he was apologetic that the Riad was already fully booked for dining but offered to walk us to an alternative local restaurant where we had a great meal. On returning to the Riad and enjoying a drink on the roof terrace, we asked what time breakfast was served until, only to be advised that we could take breakfast at whatever time we surfaced! This most definitely is a first for me!
Needless to say, we took full advantage and had a lazy meander up to the terrace to enjoy a fine breakfast of fresh orange juice, breads, pastries and omelette. Mido then walked us to Jaama El Fna, the main square - this is only a seven minute walk away but having a person to guide you helps to commit the route to memory and is invaluable for the return, where the absence of stalls and onset of darkness changes the look and feel of the Medina.
Our room was the (only) one facing the street, and was spotless with a large bed, mirrored windows, and authentic Moroccan furniture and artwork. Wi-fi is available throughout the Riad and is robust but if you need to know anything about the city and what it has to offer, you can just ask! We had all the local highlights pointed out on a map with approximate walking times, which we managed to increase by strolling a number of different routes!
Oliver, Mido and Moumou ensured that they were available whenever you needed them but also kept a discreet distance at other times. Lounging on the roof terrace with a nightcap, gazing up at the stars and hearing the distant sound of the drums still beating in the square is a memory that will stay with me for a long time! We hope to return and spend a few days just recharging the batteries and could not ask for a better place in which to do that. If you're at all undecided on where to book in Marrakech and are after an authentic experience then here's two words...stay here!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Najat Marrakech
- Riad Dar Najat Hotel Marrakech