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“Real Marrakech” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riad Dar Eliane

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Riad Dar Eliane
Ranked #337 of 512 Hotels in Marrakech
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Real Marrakech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I really cannot praise this riad enough. The location was fantastic, easy to find and very central allowing you to pop out to explore the souks and then pop back for a glass of wine. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was beautiful very clean and oozing true Moroccan character. Breakfast was generous and delicious and the evening meal we had was a delight served in a private dining room filled with candles and an open fire just for us. Riad Dar Eliane is great for a romantic getaway but equally good for friends or lone travellers. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent, we choose the Nisrine room which was very good and 1st the floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had a fabulous stay at Riad Dar Eliane we loved the Riad the location was perfect for us for exploring the souks. It's a great little oasis in the middle of hectic and vibrant city of Marrakech It was peaceful and beautiful. All the staff were super polite and friendly.
I absolutely adored the fact that you can hear birds in the morning while eating your morning breakfast. Our room was super romantic. The walk to the main square was only 10min.We walked from the Riad to Majorelle Gardens also. Be aware the mosque call will wake you up super early but this will happen in any Riad as there are so many mosques in the medina. I would totally recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

If you want an authentic and peaceful oasis while experiencing the intense city of Marrakech this small and beautiful riad will exceed all expectations. Beautifully restored, well managed with a fabulous breakfast included no weary traveller could ask for a better place to stay.

Room Tip: the rooms on the 1st floor are very good
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I write this review still as a guest at this hotel. We arrived from our stay at Essaouira on rather cold and rainy day in Marrakech so we were looking forward to getting to the hotel and unwinding.
After walking for almost 10 minutes navigating the labyrinth of motorcycles, carts, bicycles we finally arrived at our riad.
Our first reaction was mixed as our host Bouchra seemed a little unwelcoming. After the customary mint tea we were shown our room. I was looking forward to seeing the room as I was impressed with a framed article from Vogue with an editorial featuring the Riad.
Room - we had a room on the ground floor which which opened out onto the courtyard. The room is long and narrow. The doorway is very low so we had to constantly remember to keep our heads bent to avoid getting a head injury. Lights in the toilet did not turn on. The bed linens looked like they had seen a great deal of use and needed to be thrown away. The hot water from the shower stayed hot for a few minutes and gradually got colder. The courtyard had birds nesting in a tree so we went to bed and woke up with the sound of birds which became annoying.
Breakfast is basic. Coffee, breads and jams. The food at the hotel is expensive compared to other restaurants in the main square.
Location - the riad is located within about 8 mins walk from the main square. We were provided with a helpful map to direct us to the square.
The only redeeming part of this hotel is the roof terrace with views of the atlas mountain and Marrakech.
I will definitely avoid this hotel if ever I'm in Marrakech again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our stay at Riad dar Eliane was like a fairy tale. The house is beautiful, the decoration amazing and the service is very good. We had some difficulty finding the riad in the labyrinth of Marrakesh and the manager send someone to help us find a parking and the riad. The instructions to find the riad could be a lot better. The room was very nice and clean, and the breakfast was delicious. The rooftop terrace overlooking Marrakesh was a nice surprise. The only negative remark is that the dinner the offer was very expensive and they served us a starter and dessert without asking, but of course we did have to pay for it. The food was good, but you can find the same dishes for half of the price somewhere else. Especially the young boy (I forgot his name) helped us a lot and was very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

This riad is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. This riad is tastefully decorated in the traditional style. Bouchra and her staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Tea and coffee was available at any time. Breakfasts and the evening meal we had on the day of departure was very good. The facilities on the roof top terrace with the loungers and the availability of towels was excellent, overall a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend this riad.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

i recently stayed here with my boyfriend for our first holiday in Morocco. We can honestly say we have never been better looked after. The Riad is very peaceful inside away from the madness of the souks on the outside. The breakfasts were always very good and we were never left wanting for anymore. All of the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The Riad is located perfectly to capture all of the different sides to Marrakech. Locally are there great sites to visit inside the old city walls we really would recommend this Riad to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riad Dar Eliane
Address: N39, Derb Maada,Azbezt | Medina, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#143 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#184 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Eliane 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad has been lovingly restored over many years by its English owner and offers sumptuous accommodation over two floors each of the spacious five double bedrooms has reversible air conditioning with en-suite bathrooms and their chic but authentic styles are to be savoured. The inner courtyard is surrounded by tall elegant arches, refreshed by two flowing fountains and only the whisper of water and the song of the birds will come to disturb your tranquility. ... more   less 
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