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Riad Dar Nimbus
Ranked #189 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

We have just returned from a superb last minute holiday staying at the Dar Nimbus Riad. What a find!! The website for the Riad is excellent giving all the information a traveller could need. Our transfer from the airport to the Riad was all arranged and even though we were delayed getting through passport control (travellers be warned Marrakech airport is a nightmare!) our taxi was ready and waiting. Ali from the Riad met us from the taxi and walked us through the narrow streets to the Riad. Our room (Julie Gallery Right) was clean and quiet with a lovely en suite bathroom. Water was provided in the room together with excellent air con and bug zapper if needed. The whole Riad is very relaxing; we enjoyed time on the roof terrace, cooling off in the tiny courtyard pool and sipping mint tea. Fatima's cooking is excellent and we enjoyed meals at the Riad every evening. Breakfast is very minimal but delicious - travellers/visitors should expect a simple fare of bread, pancakes, jams, juice and coffee/tea, all served in the little courtyard. Ali's friendliness and willingness to show you from the Riad to the main street should not be underestimated - he's a real gem! We also enjoyed an excellent hammam and massage at the Riad. This needs to be pre-booked as the hamman needs to be heated well in advance - real value for money and very relaxing. The whole atmosphere is very home from home, no one imposes themselves upon you but are equally available and willing should you need anything. As a word of warning it might be advisable for visitors to request a guide service from the Riad - although we didn't avail ourselves of this I'm sure it could be easily arranged for a fee and would be most advisable as maps bear no resemblence whatsoever to the labyrinth and myriad of streets - visitors/travellers can become easily lost!!! All in all, a very excellent stay - I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending this Riad to friends and family.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

We stayed in Riad dar Nimbus in May 2011. It was the first riad we stayed upon our arrival in Marrakech and then we moved after a few days in riads closer to the Djema el Fna.
Riad dar Nimbus was by far the best! It has a nice setting, the terrace is like quiet oasis of sun and flowers, the rooms and bathrooms at the first row of balconies were large and beautiful. The riad has hamam (steam room and massage service) I did not use but some friends did and they were very content with the service.
Ali took a good care of us throughout our staying, he was really nice and courteous and he made us feel really welcome. Ali showed us how to go to the Djema and to the Marjorele Gardens which are sort of close. He was a very pleasant host.
The breakfast was really good and the the friend we made there who had also dinners in the Riad told us the food was really good compared to the food we had when we dined in the town. Karim was also very nice to us.
When we'll go back to Marrakech this is where we'll stay, because we learnt now how to get there thru the streets of Marrakech even when late

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

Beautiful traditional riad - fantastic service from Karim and his team. Ate an evening meal twice - beautifully prepared and service at a candle-lit table in front of open fire. Ali proved indispensable in helping us remember the way to find the riad in the tangle of alley ways. Always ready with a welcoming smile.
Fantastic breakfasts - fresh orange juice, moroccan pancakes and fresh bread, freshly brewed coffee - wonderful!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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DarNimbus, General Manager at Riad Dar Nimbus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

Hello,

Thanks a lot for your email! I'm very pleased to hear that you spent a good time at Dar Nimbus. I will show your email to all the staff.

Notice that I offer you a 10% discount on your next trip in Dar Nimbus.

See you soon.

Regards,
Pierre

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Reviewed 14 January 2011

Wonderful Riad inside the walls of the old town yet not in the centre. Don't even bother trying to find it yourself, that is virtually impossible, but hotel will organise a pick up and are even willing to guide to the centre of town as it is a labyrinth of alleyways and doorways. The staff Karim and Ali are great, organised a last mintue trip to the Atlas mountains at about 9pm.
I highly reccommend this Riad and would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

This riad is in the old part of the medieval town and thus offers a real experience of Medina living for the locals. Very interesting but be prepared for choking car and moped fumes and skilful harassment from the local children and young men who will demand money for simply giving information or directions. The riad is two courtyard houses knocked together and quite pretty. Unfortunately the French owners have delegated it to a local manager who is unaware of the importance of first appearances and welcome. We arrived to an absent manager, a dishevelled reception, very sweet and polite but obstructed by mops and laundry. A French family had taken over the central patio and were occupying it totally. The dining room where we were expected to have supper and breakfast was cold dark and very unappealing. We knew that our large "suite" would be unavailable until the next day but we were unprepared for the claustrophobic and poky nature of the double room offered. The suite was indeed nice and large giving on to a terrace but I would have called it a large room not a suite. It also gave on to a pretty warm sitting room which made our stay comfortable but all the arrangements had to be initiated by ourselves. The staff were friendly and the food simple but excellent. It is relatively good value for money and is probably best appreciated when the weather is warmer but it does need much more careful and attentive management. This riad is in the old part of the medieval town and thus offers a real experience of Medina living for the locals. Unfortunately the French owners have delegated it to a local manager who is unaware of the importance of first appearances and welcome. We arrived to an absent manager, a dishevelled reception, very sweet and polite but obstructed by mops and laundry. The rooms were cold. A French family had taken over the central patio and were occupying it totally. The dining room where we were expected to have supper and breakfast was cold dark and very unappealing. We knew that our large "suite" would be unavailable until the next day but we were unprepared for the claustrophobic and poky nature of the double room offered. The suite was indeed nice and large, giving on to a terrace but I would have called it a large room not a suite. It also gave on to a pretty warm sitting room which made our stay comfortable but all the arrangements had to be initiated by ourselves. The staff were friendly and the food simple but excellent. It is relatively good value for money and is probably best appreciated when the weather is warmer but it does need much more careful and attentive management as all your comfort and local information will depend on DIY rather than be offered. Do NOT take up any of the tours proposed by the manager as they are uncomfortable rides in badly sprung jeeps with a miserable night and a short whip round the sand dunes at a high price. Drive to M'Hamid or Merzouga and find your own accommodation there as it is TOO FAR for a one day trip. .

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

We spent New Year's eve here with a group of friends. The rooms, staff and location were amazing! Located in the heart of the city, you would never know it once you step inside. It is a charming quiet "villa" style raid that provides comfort and relaxation in the center of busy Marrakesh! I would recommend this location for couples, families or a group of friends.

We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

Just come back from Marrakech having spent two days in this haven. It was the perfect end to my two weeks of travelling around Marocco. Staff were exceptionally friendly and so helpful and couldnt do enough for me. Decor was so tasteful and beautiful. Open fire in my room was just great. Fabulous food and atmosphere. Definitely an address to recommend. Antoinette

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Address: Bab Taghzout - 40 Diour Jdad | Sidi Bel Abbes, Marrakech 24000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #189 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: £28 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Nimbus 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a rooftop terrace and panoramic views of Marrakech’s Old Medina and the Atlas Mountains, this riad features an authentic Moroccan design. Guests can relax in the hammam or in the Spa or cool off in the plunge pool in the patio.The air-conditioned guest rooms at Riad Dar Nimbus are traditionally decorated with colourful Zellige tiles. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom, and some include a TV and a fireplace.Moroccan cuisine can be enjoyed in the dining area or on the terrace, and a continental breakfast is served daily. The riad can organise on-site massages, babysitting and visits of the surrounding area.The property is 1.6 km from the Majorelle Garden and 4 km from Bahia Palace. Marrakech – Menara Airport is a 15-minute drive away and an airport shuttle service is available upon demand. ... more   less 
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