I visited Dar Tah Tah at the end of March as part of an adult family group of 5. Getting out of the taxi straight into the heart of Jemma El Fna at 9pm on a Saturday night threw us straight into the middle of the madness that is Marrakech!! Fortunately we had a porter who duly loaded our cases into his wheelbarrow and guided us down the winding alleys for the 5 minute walk to the riad.
The riad is basic but good value for money and in an excellent location. It's close enough to the main square that you can be in amongst the madness in a few minutes, yet peaceful enough to sit and chill out on the terrace if you prefer. The living room area is quite dark and dingy but the weather meant we spent very little time in there.
We had Room 4, which is the terrace room at the top of the riad with air-con and it's own terrace. The rooms are small but functional and are cleaned daily. Residents can use the kitchen facilities if they want, although the food was so good elsewhere that we only used the fridge. While we were there, the fridge was also stocked up with water (10DH), beer (30DH) and wine (100DH) which you could charge to your room if you didn't want to go out to source this locally (we couldn't be bothered!!).
Breakfast was served 9-10am and normally consisted of fresh bread, butter and jam, pastries, something warm (e.g. omelette, pancakes) plus freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee. We had dinner on the first night (180DH) which was lovely - salad/veggies to start then a delicious tagine with bread followed by fresh fruit!
The staff are often on site and, if not, are usually at the sister riad (Villa El Arsa) or ca be contacted on their mobile. Brahim and Hussaine both speak English and French and were very helpful in terms of hints and tips for where to go/what to do/what to avoid. They can also organise trips for you - we want to Ourika Valley which is beautiful and well worth the journey. Brahim also recommended an excellent Hamam (more of a 'tourist' one) just around the corner, which was bliss.
Would definitely recomment as a good value, basic place to stay in a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Tah Tah is hidden down a narrow which leads into the old spice market of Rahba Kedima. Its position is exceptional, being close to the main square of Jemaa El Fna and only yards from the souks, yet remaining a quiet haven in which to retreat from the bustle of the Medina. Five bedrooms, one sleeping up to 4 pers, all with private shower/wc. Relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff .English spoken. Tiny Lilliputian courtyard, large salon with chimney,roof terrace with table and chairs. 3 rooms have air-con. The others have fans. Trekking in the High Atlas and Desert trips arranged. Airport transfers. ... more less
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