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“A magnificent escape from the intoxicating madness of Marrakech”
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Dar Silsila
Ranked #230 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Upon our arrival we were greeted by the lovely staff and the hospitable owner, Jean Patrick. We marveled at the beauty of the property especially after making our way through the wild sights we saw on the streets of Marrakech. While not large, Dar Silsila is wonderfully decorated and the numerous terraces are an added bonus.

We rented a terrace suite which I highly recommend as it was divine. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable with plenty of cupboard space. The only critique I have is that the bathroom is small but very beautiful.

The breakfast provided was simple and tasty. I urge visitors to have dinner at the riad as the tangine is terrific, especially the chicken. We also had a massage at the riad and it was very relaxing.

Finally, the location of the riad was only a 5 minute walk from the centre square of the medina. Overall, the riad was an excellent break from the intensity of the city and it was our home away from home.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Dar Silsila. It has a great location and an extremely accommodating staff. Upon arrival, we were greeted with delicious tea and cookies. The room we stayed in was lovely. We particularly liked the special liquid body wash/ shampoo. The owner, Jean Patrick, could not have been more helpful. His suggestions for restaurants and activities were excellent. Jean Patrick took care of everything: getting tickets for excursions, making reservations, etc.. At the end of each day, we felt that the day was all we had hoped for thanks to Jean Patrick's suggestions. Our vacation was fantastic and we will recommend the Dar Silsila to everyone we know!

Room Tip: The suite on the roof is a great room!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

A lovely place to stay, very welcoming staff, comfortable rooms and wonderful roof terraces, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here, Jean Patrick is the perfect host and was very helpful, advising us of a suitable itinerary to maximise sightseeing opportunities given our short stay. Also, good for advise on restaurants.
As to the Riad itself, a very pretty, clean establishment with charming staff. We stayed in a suite which was perfect for us size-wise but to be honest not so much a suite, more a large room with seating area.

Room Tip: try and get a suite
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Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This one didn't start well. On the first night upon arrival, in only 30 min we have 'discovered' three cockroaches (!!!) in our room. It was almost midnight and we were tired, but we still asked to be moved to the other room, and riad's duty staff member Fouad was very responsive. We spend the night in more spacious suite (room we booked was 'standard' type). Next day we talked to owner Jean-Patrick about our options. He apologized for bugs in the room, and offered free upgrade to de-luxe room, which we nevertheless have not accepted, due to fact that room we were offered was next door to room we have found bugs in. He also presented the written proof that every 3 months all rooms are checked by Inspection for Health Safety and all problems are fixed as/if needed. We spent the remain of our week in this riad in other 'standard' room (pretty adequate).

Standard rooms are little short on space comparing to other riads we saw (example: Riad Anjar in very neighbourhood), so upgrade to suite is recommended. Lobby and rooms for breakfast and leisure time are nicely decorated, and we really enjoyed mint tea or coffee during quiet and relaxing afternoons.

Riad is very conveniently located in old medina of Marrakech, only 5 min walk from Jamaa El Fna, and it's easy to locate.

To summarize:

Silsila's strongest points are location and very efficient and always-with-smile staff members (Salaam and Fouad excel at all times), as well as easy booking process with Jean-Patrick;

weak points are somewhat small (standard) rooms if you plan to stay more than 2-3 days, poor wi-fi connection on upper floors (and non-existing on most parts of the roof terrace) and same unexciting breakfast every day (only varies in joghurt).

We have still enjoyed our stay at Dar Silsila.

Room Tip: For stays longer than 2-3 days, get suite - they provide more space.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stayed in 2 great rooms bookending excursions. Somewhat hidden location is a bit of an adventure, but great centralized digs for access to the heart of the medina. Wonderful staff and above-and-beyond service. Nice roof-top!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Brilliant location if you're wanting to stay in the Medina near Djemaa el Fna. Jean Patrick and the staff were more than helpful, offering suggestions for everything you could want from your trip to Marrakech. They picked up our bus tickets for our trip to Essaouira, and we got an upgrade on our room too! I'd definitely recommend the Hammam - nearly 2 hours of bliss for only 50 euro! Would absolutely recommend this riad. Terrific!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar Silsila

Address: 11 Derb Jdid Laksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#128 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#147 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £47 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Silsila 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Marrakesh’s medina, in Bab Laksour, enter a haven of peace, elegance and well-being. This feeling of calm will invade you once you pass the door of Dar Silsila. Its intimate places, swimming pool and two terraces, away from the bustle the city, will give your stay its full meaning. Enjoy a fresh breakfast and set off to discover the hectic Marrakesh! Then, go back through the doors of our house to rest in the shade of our umbrellas, enjoy the fresh air in the patios, immerse in our beautiful pool. Then book a traditional hammam, with black soap scrub followed by a massage and, to finish your afternoon, treat yourself to traditional small pastries and a delicious mint tea! Spend a moment out of time on the terrace, and enjoy your dinner with a breathtaking view on the Koutoubia. Our team will take care of your comfort 24 hours a day. A private lounge and an en-suite bathroom are available for early arrival and late check-out. ... more   less 
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