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“Fantastic riad in central location with friendly staff”
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Dar Al Hamra
Ranked #272 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2009

We had a great break at the Dar Al Hamra. The riad is located around ten minutes walk from the Jeema el Fna (main square). The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to help us. The riad is well-maintained and clean and the breakfasts (fresh orange juice, bread, pancakes and jams etc) was delicious. A great base to explore all that Marrakech has to offer and to relax in at the end of the day.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank livabella
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

We stayed at this riad on our last night in Marrakech, having turned up on the door at about 8pm, since the riad we wanted to stay in was full. We ended up paying a similar price we would have paid for our original choice (Riad Mur Akush) but the difference in service and comfort made us wish we'd stayed in a cheap hostel and saved the money!

The room we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious, with a great hot shower (first one we found in Morocco that actually worked), but the decor in the rest of the riad is a bit dated. We didn't get the breakfast we were promised in the end, since my partner cannot eat certain foods due to an illness. Everywhere else we stayed in Morocco they made an effort to accomodate this, but at Dar al Hamra we had to go out and buy our own breakfast, as the staff were unwilling to walk the 2 minutes down to road to simply buying some yoghurt and fruit from one of the market stalls. I suppose we were spoilt at Riad Mur Akush when we stayed there the weekend before - which has fantastic service, stunning decor, and is a much much better riad to stay in (and only next door to this one). So i would definitely suggest you go there instead.
Having said all of the above, if it's a party place you're looking for and want to meet other travellers then Al Hamra may suit you better...there was lots of alcohol flowing and chat amongst guests late at night....don't know how typical of a stay there that is though (we stayed on a friday night).

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

I selected this riad on the basis of its listing in Trip Advisor. And I wasn't disappointed. It had a very high rating for such a (relatively) cheap place to stay. And it's clear why. It was charming, spotless and quiet. The decoration while simple was lovely. The staff very welcoming. It was about 10 minutes walk from the Djema el Fna - some might like to stay closer to the action but it was spot on for us. The breakfast was excellent - the best pancakes we've had in Morocco. The only reason not to give it 5 stars is because the room was actually very small - but we didn't spend much time in it!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SFCottage
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

We had a wonderful stay in this Dar, thanks to the welcoming and very friendly service by Brahim and others. From the roof terrace, you have a wonderful sight at the buzzing life of Marrakech. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank ThomasVreriks
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

At such a low price, I was expecting a much lower standard than the Dar Al Hamra offers. The bedrooms were spotless and beautifully decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. The air conditioning and excellent showers were much needed after a day in the souks (an easy ten minute walk away)
Staff were very helpful and patient with my attempts at communicating in French. Their excellent service stretched to running into the street at 5am to find a taxi for us when the airport shuttle failed to appear.
The excellent location and delicious breakfasts provide the finishing perks to this affordable, peaceful guesthouse.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank rm1982
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

About 10 min from place Djemaa el Fna, it's a very quiet, charming and cozy riad, very comfortable, safe and clean. The stuff is very helpful and welcoming, and make you feel at home. To cheap for all that!

Thank you Nabil, Saida, and Brahim

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank HelenaFC
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Special Riad in a quarter typical of Marrakech. I was agreeably surprised by the warm-hearted reception of Saïda and Brahim and delightful meals. Service was flawless. Really Riad to be discovered. Finally, thanks a lot.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kaplanski
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Additional Information about Dar Al Hamra

Address: N 4 Derb Zaouia, Bab Doukkala | Marrakech 40000, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #272 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range: £22 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Al Hamra 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dar Al Hamra Riad, or the Red Mansion, is ideally situated in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. Situated near the historical market and square Djemaa el-Fna, this charming riad offers comfort and tranquility.Dar Al Hamra is a traditional Moroccan house, or riad, with seven rooms elegantly decorated in Moroccan fashion. Each room is air-conditioned and contains a private bathroom. Guests enjoy relaxing with views of Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains on our private roof terrace with solarium.The Dar Al Hamra Riad will be pleased to welcome you to Marrakesh and ensure you have a magnificent experience! ... more   less 
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