My husband and I stayed here for two one-night stays around our trip to the desert in September 2019. We reserved a room with a private bathroom. The bed was very comfy and the air conditioning was lovely as the weather was still quite warm. The private bathroom was separate from the room, but we were the only ones with keys. The shower was enormous and luxurious - it may have been larger than our room!
The owners are very accommodating, friendly and helpful with everything, from helping us find good food late at night to doing laundry for us at the last minute to fixing delicious breakfasts. If we are ever in Marrakech again, we will definitely stay here!
We arrived to Marrakech and our original reservation at another place didn’t work out due to circumstances beyond our control. In a panic we booked Dar Maria and headed across town to check in. We were received warmly, but it turns out that we accidentally booked for October instead of September! They realized that we were genuine in the shock of our mistake and even though they didn’t have a room available for us for the duration of our stay, they made a place for us for the first night and then accommodations for the remaining nights at a friends riad nearby. The owners of the riad are a lovely couple coming from France and Portugal and live there with their young daughter. They are so welcoming and friendly and the whole place is great. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. They are clear at booking that some rooms share a bathroom, so anticipate this. Breakfast was very nice. Also the lady that helps in the kitchen and to clean the rooms we was very friendly, hard working and always smiling. The welcome tea she made for us on arrival was delicious. Thanks again for saving our trip and making us feel welcome in Marrakech!
We started our 6-week trip to Europe in Marrakech (the Red City) at this beautiful Riad and we were NOT AT ALL disappointed.
We arrived well after midnight and decided the Riad booking a waiting taxi at the airport, was probably not a bad idea. Waiting it was, and the driver was pleasant, knew exactly where to take us and we didn’t start our trip frustrated, hassling with touts at the airport, we didn’t get ripped off, and we DID turn up at the RIGHT address.
The Riad IS hard to find (as are all 12th century properties in the Medina of any city in Morocco) The Riads are terraced together, all in tight narrow alleyways, but once you’ve found the address it’s not hard to refind.
The night manager was extremely pleasant, promptly checked us into our room and the next morning we met the family who own and run this delightful accommodation-
Alisa, Denis and their gorgeous daughter Jade (not forgetting their extended family of Bon Bon, Choco (their little dogs) and Mimine (the cat, who thinks she is a dog)
The room was decorated in traditional Moroccan colours with brass fittings, there was an abundance of towels and toiletries. It was quite small but ALL Riad rooms ARE small.
Riad’s were the homes of the rich in an era long past.
If you need a bigger room get a hotel and miss out on this authentic Moroccan experience, where rooms are laid out around a central open courtyard with fountains and plants.
Our private bathroom was just a few metres outside the room, and was in fact, bigger than the room itself. It felt like we were stepping back in time into a medieval bathhouse of a lost civilisation. It was beautiful, with a dressing room and separate toilet.
Everything in the Medina was close on foot, the location is a 10/10 and it was easy to find our way home once we took our bearings.
The breakfasts we still dream of.
Homemade traditional bread, with 4 homemade (to die for jams !!!!!! ) Fig, strawberry, lemon and apricot. Fresh crepes, fruit salad, scrambled eggs and NEVER a repeat of anything any day.
We loved the fresh green tea steeped with a handful of mint, quite symbolic of Morocco and Moroccan hospitality. And the coffee was tops also.
There is nothing not to like here and nothing has been overlooked. Its centrally located, and in a safe area. You have the very best hosts who will guide you to the best restaurants and explain where everything is.
In a country where a beer is sometimes hard to come by, at the end of a long hot day, it was great the Riad had plenty on offer. As tea is to a Moroccan, beer is to an Ozzie.
We will definitely return and wouldn’t think of staying anywhere is.
We loved our stay.
I am staying in this lovely Riad in a very good location in the medina and I absolutely love it.
As far as I can understand the place is run by a french lovely family, with their adorable daughter and two extremely fluffy cats.
The surroundings are what you can expect from a hotel situated in the central old city. So if you are looking for something really fancy I would suggest the new city.
But this was not my case;if you are like me - looking for new adventures and enjoy every single part of the non civilization, if you are looking for a nice cozy place where to take some rest and to feel at home this is the perfect one for you!!
I have been to 4 and 5 stars hotels but I have never ever had such a nice welcoming - the girl from the hotel came to collect us from the parking which is 5min from the hotel. She was very kind showing me places where to eat around the hotel, also where to change money (apparently many guides say that they accept euros and dollars everywhere but for small restaurants or street attractions you would def need dirhams).
I am coming from the UK where the service is everything, but here people actually care about you and they just want to make your stay a pleasant one which was totally appreciated as it is not always something you feel.
By the way the breakfast was amazing. See the photos attached.
Room and private bathroom spotless clean and you also have a nespresso machine in the room for the morning coffee, and not just cheap saches of Nescafe.
Highly recommended really. I am a person who travels every 2 months somewhere and this place just warmed my heart.
Thank you for that!