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“Excellent Riad”
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Riad Dar El Kebira
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Riad”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming Riad within the medina. The rooms were authentically decorated and spotless. And there was plenty of hot water in the shower! The staff were friendly and welcoming. The breakfast upstairs near the terrace was delicious. I highly recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank honeyqueen
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moulay27, General Manager at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Dear Guest,
On behalf our staff, we thank you for your kind review and are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at Dar El Kebira... as well as our delicious breakfastserved on our terrace.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again.
Moulay
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Earlier this month, my friends and I went for a two week tour across Morocco. We visited several cities and one of our favorite stays was at this beautiful Riad in the medina in Rabat. The entire experience was top notch. The traditional Moroccan architecture just blew us away, and the terrace view of the city was spectacular. The staff was very warm, welcoming and made us feel right at home. The manager Amina, was extremely friendly and tended to our every need with a smile! Amina was also very knowledgeable about the city and had excellent entertainment recommendations for us while we were in town. The restaurant had a wonderful ambiance and served up delicious traditional Moroccan dishes. The rooms were very clean and luxurious and the comfortable beds were the perfect end to a day of exploring the sights. The only negative part of the experience was that we didn't plan to stay a little longer. If you find yourself in Rabat, make sure this is the place you lay your head, it will be a memorable stay and a highlight of your visit. I can’t wait to come back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Lisa B
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moulay27, Directeur général at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your nice and kind review on Dar El Kebira. We are delighted to know that you appreciated your stay in our Riad and look forward to welcoming you again.
We hope that this time you will plan to stay longuer in order for you to better appreciate the beauty of our Hotel.
Warmest Regards,
Moulay
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Ashburn, Virginia
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed in this hotel as it had a higher favorable rating from fellow travelers as compared to other hotels in Rabat. As all Riads, this one is also one of the old buildings converted into hotels inside one of alleys in the Medina. While getting in and out is not a problem expect some filth leading to the hotel door step.
The rooms are Ok for the value. One might be wowed if it is your first time in Morocco but then the decors and the colors are Moroccan specialty anyway and you will find it everywhere. Do not expect much on your breakfast. The Moroccan pancakes are drenched in fat, yogurt and the plain omelets undercooked. The only good thing on breakfast was fresh fruit juice.

Overall it was OK not great for both comfort and Moroccan hospitality. Staffs are friendly and helpful which will make your stay comfortable.

Room Tip: Good for a few days stay in the Medina.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Italy
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were a group of 10 friends from Italy and stayed there for 1 night on 04 October. We were very pleasantly surprised by the welcome we received, the decor and serene beauty of the place, the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency of the staff. The rooms were comfortable, lavishly decorated and very clean. We had an aperitif in the roof terrace, a superb dinner in the patio with impeccable service from the well-trained staff and then an equally good breakfast again in the roof terrace. We were generally looked after by Yessir, who speaks very fluent English and is very helpful and efficient. It is located in the Medina but at the same time near enough to the sea front. After dinner, we took a stroll in the Medina which is smaller than, for instance, the ones in Fez and Marrakech, and therefore friendlier and not as mesmerizing. In conclusion, we really liked Rabat and this Ryad!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Lucyqua
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

In one word, the best. Located in the heart of the city, everything is quite reachable through many transport means. I loved the architecture and the design, very unique. Besides, staff are friendly and polite which makes my stay very enjoyable. Rooms are clean, and the bed very comfy. All of this for a good price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Miryam L
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This one will not disappoint you! Elegant,well run, friendly staff, good food, pleasant roof top terrace for breakfast,,,,,and Rabat was a real surprise! Don't miss a visit to the ruins of Chellah....small, but very interesting.

Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Barbara B
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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Tucked away in the Medina, you are in the heart of old Rabat. We arrived at Casablanca Airport and the Riad had kindly organised for a taxi to pick us up, which we were really grateful for as it was a late flight in too late for the train. Arriving at midnight we were whisked up to our room and told not to worry about checking in until the morning. It was a beautiful room, with everything you could need. It was lovely hearing the call to prayer each morning too. The only downside of staying in such a beautiful building is that the doors clank and you wake up early to others moving about the building but it certainly didn't spoil anything. Breakfast on the roof terrace with blue skies was a great start to the day and was very tasty too. We even braved a Hammam which was lovely. Staff couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Kate S
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moulay27, General Manager at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Client,
It was a real pleasure welcoming you at Dar El Kebira.
On behalf all our employees, we thank you for your kind review and are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Riad.
We look forward to welcome you again in the very near future.
Warmest Regards,
Moulay
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Property: Riad Dar El Kebira
Address: Rue des Consuls - 1 Impasse Belghazi | Ferran Znaki, Rabat 1005, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rabat
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rabat
#3 Spa Hotel in Rabat
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rabat
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rabat
#7 Business Hotel in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar El Kebira 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar El Kebira is fully reinvented to receive guests in search of tranquillity and well-being in the purest Moroccan tradition. Every detail is designed to create a living space expressing luxury and refinement. ... more   less 
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