We ending up staying at Dar Justo by mistake as my original Riad had double booked myself and my two teens and had no room for us, putting us instead in an awful, dirty "friend's" Riad for the night. The following morning after no sleep, I went online and found Dar Justo which happened to be nearby and walked over there to see if they had a room. Luckily they did and it was heaven compared to our initial accommodation. We were able to leave our bags there until our room was ready in the afternoon, which was appreciated.
The rooms were clean, with decent bathrooms and the most comfortable beds. After a small issue with a blocked shower drain all was working perfectly.There was no mini bar but they did provide large bottles of water every day and toiletries in the bathroom. Towels were clean and soft.
The rooftop and terraces are the most relaxing place to spend your time after haggling in the Souk and myself and the kids happily spent a few hours up there playing cards and reading whilst making friends with the odd stray cat (these seem to leap from rooftop to rooftop and are a feature of Marrakech). we didn't spend time in the small pool but it would be refreshing in the heat of summer Im sure.
The breakfast was simple yet delicious and the mint tea was the best we had in Marrakech. We also had dinner one night on the terrace and again , the food was fresh and very tasty.
The staff we encountered were all polite and helpful and any request was followed up on quickly.
Location-wise you need to navigate a few dark narrow alleyways but we had no problems getting there day or night. The stray cats in the maze of streets just added to the atmosphere.
I am reluctant to write this review as I want to keep this hidden gem to myself but they helped my out of a very uncomfortable situation and Im only happy to send some people their way. I'll be booking again next time Im in Marrakech!
I really recommend this Riad. Good value for money and suuuuper beautiful oasis in the middle of the Médina, it was was walking distance to everything.
+ Moroccan welcome the at arrival
+ Breakfast on the rooftop (Same things every day but super fresh and tasty)
+ Wonderful and friendly staff, especially Medhi that works in the restaurant!!
+ Soft beds
+ Good and clean bathrooms
+ It looks like the picture (no scam in what you get as in many other hotels)
+Beautiful flowers and pool
+ Nice and fresh spa, we tried the Hammam and it was nice. Try the Local Mouassine Hammam around the corner for a cheaper and more “local and real experience” which cost 150 Dh instead of the hotels 300 Dh.
- Most staff speaks english but it help to know french
- The pool is not heated up (read super cold as in like 14 degrees)
- Good to know is that you pay a proximity 25 Dirham a person for every night you stay in taxes. Which is for every hotel I guess.
Overall super nice and I would definitely come back!
We stayed here for three nights on arrival in Morocco. It is in the medina, up winding alleys. An interesting introduction to Marrakesh! You have to hire a man with a trolley for your luggage at the gates of the medina as too narrow to be dropped by car (and you would never find it yourself!). The riad is comfortable with very friendly staff. There is a small pool in one courtyard which we did not use as water was very cold. Lovely roof terrace and reasonable enough food. Our room was the one in the photo at top of page I believe. It was fine. One complaint could be lack of space for bedside table on both sides of the bed but that is a small one. Generally a peaceful escape after exploring Marrakesh’s souks, squares and sights.
Lovely riad centrally located with beautiful rooms and communal areas. Whilst the spa is amazing, the swimming pool is not useable as in a dark area and the water is very cold. So if you are going for the pool look elsewhere, probably outside the city centre. The breakfast is basic and people at reception not always helpful.
We travelled in a company of 6 and stayed for 3 nights. The hotel was very beautiful inside with many areas to sit and relax, taking a swim in the pool or having dinner in the rooftop restaurant. The breakfast was served at the beautiful rooftop but the selection at the breakfast buffé was a little limited. I would have wanted more fresh fruit.
The hotel was attached to a Spa where we got 10% discount as guest at the hotel. We had a couples traditional hammam scrub and massage. It was a fun and very relaxing experience!
The location of the hotel is right in the middle of the narrow streets in the Medina.