Our stay in Dar Yaoumi was excellent, beginning with the airport transfer organized by Pierre. We arrived late in the evening but our driver waited patiently at the airport even after a flight delay and long processing at the airport. He drove safely and quickly to the meeting point where were met by Ahmed who assisted with luggage and led us through the Medina to the riad. Ahmed then served us mint tea and Moroccan sweets and walked us through the house explaining the amenities. Over the next few nights Ahmed returned promptly in the evenings to light fires in the salon and candles and make sure all was well). At the end of a long journey we were pleased to find such a spacious, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated riad. The next morning we were met by Zohra and Fatima, the excellent housekeeping staff who cooked, cleaned and cared for us during our stay. Fatima's cooking was superb and creative especially at dinners, and it was deliightful to eat breakfast on the terrace on warmer mornings. I strongly advise having Fatima cook during your stay... her three course dinners,which centred around a variety of beef, chicken, lamb and fish tagines, tangia and kebabs, were better and more economical than most food we ate in the medina. We are still talking about these meals after returning from Morocco. Fatima and Zohra also went beyond their required duties by giving valuable advice on the costs and processes of purchasing certain souvenirs we wanted, and Fatima even went to purchase some of these things on our behalf. I appreciated the thoughtfulness extended towards guest that was evident in small details--for example, we were provided a local mobile phone programmed with numbers of Pierre and his team so that we could call if we were out of the house and got into difficulties, and Pierre checked in on us at breakfast the day after we arrived to make sure all was well.Dar Yaoumi's team is excellent... Very efficient, courteous and welcoming. We strongly recommend the riad, and would definitely return when we visit Marrakech again.
Other things to note: Pierre can arrange day trips or transfers to nearby places such as Essaouria. 2)The staff are most comfortable with French but will make efforts to communicate in English. 3) Pierre is excellent to do business with--swift in communicating, fair and scrupulous.
The Riad is a unique cosy and amazing place. The breakfast and meals are excellent. A special mention for the 2 cookers and the housekeeper who are very kind and lovely. The place is close to the mainsquare which is much appreciated.
We felt really special here, great relation quality/price. The owner and local team at the Riad just simply wonderful. Just need to ask what you would like and they would manage to get it for you. Thanks for taking care of our anniversary celebration.
You get the privacy of having the full Riad only for you which make a difference!.
2 minutes walking to Fna square but totally quiet inside. When you are on the ground floor and look above you´ll see the piece of Heaven. Will come back somehow, somewhen..
We had a wonderful time in Marrakech thanks mostly to the ease of this riad. Pierre sent us multiple emails on trips, bookings, tours, and anything else we may have needed. I high suggest taking him up on the taxi service to pick you up from the airport. We had never been to morocco before, so this was very helpful, as the riad can be difficult to find if you don't know where to look. It has the most perfect location, near the city center, but is quiet at night. Pierre even left us a mobile phone to call him, or in case we need it for emergencies! we had breakfast every morning on the rooftop and there was the option to have dinner made for us by the amazing cook. It's new renovated and it was the most amazing experience to live inside the city center in such a beautiful riad! We loved every moment of it!
I can't express what a pleasant surprise it is when you step into this Riad from the chaotic streets within the Medina. The Riad is really beautiful and calm inside. It is exceptionally quiet and serene as soon as you step though the door; a welcome retreat amongst the chaos of the medina.
On arrival we were greeted by beautiful scents of Jasmine and a pot of traditional Moroccan mint tea. Not only that but the cook went out of her way to cook us a full three course meal, even though we didn't arrive until 11 PM. Pierre and his team really went out of their way to make us feel very welcome and accommodate our wishes throughout our stay.
Everything in the Riad is of high quality and is very comfortable and clean. It's two minutes from the main square in the medina which is great for those who like to be in the thick of the action.
Overall the Riad is good. The location is very near to sightseeing spot. Most of them are within walking distant. The riad serve a good spot for a afternoon snap to avoid high temperature during noon. The house is good despite it may take a while to get used to the set of up of a small house at Marrakech. One little draw back is one of the room has separate toilet which may cause inconvenience to certain extend.
All in all I recommend this Riad especially with the consideration on the help from the owner in all aspect. Try it and you won't feel sorry.
We have had a fantastic time thank you Pierre. Your riad is beautiful and provided us with a place of tranquillity for a very relaxing start to our holiday. Fatima and Ahmed have been extremely kind and helpful and we particularly enjoyed Fatima's food. High praise from my husband the chef! We hope we can return on another visit.