I needed an economical but comfortable place for me and 2 children - 9 & 10 to give a base for our first soiree into Marrakech - indeed into Morocco, so figured this to be a fair choice: Good price (64 euro's/night), nice sounding people who responded quickly to my e-mail queries and inside the medina - whaterver that was!
The answer to that question, we found, is 'bedlam without cars' as we were dropped off 'somewhere' and some guy grabbed our bag and said 'come'. 4 minutes into the labrynth, we were in 'Dar Nimbus' being greeted warmly by Karim and his staff of cooks and porter. Shown to our uncluttered and comfy room, suddenly 3 strangers in a strange land felt right at home. A great meal was waiting, followed by an OK bed (I retail waterbeds so nothing else quite compares, regardless!)
Our stay was short yet our trip complicated but Karim was just great - checking other riad's in Fez by phone for us, guiding us to places and recommending restaurants - even accompanying us to a fantastic one we'd never have found otherwise.
Ali, the porter was at pains - even though non-English speaking, to ensure we knew our way back to the riad from the local 'town centre' by way of a 5 minute walking lecture. VERY helpful, I assure you.
There are no TV dancing girls, expanses of marble floor, chauffer driven donkeys or insipid corporate pattern repeat rooms here; just nice people who will make you at home in their home. Great terrace on the roof too. Colourful, cool and comfortable. Go check it out! Thanks for a great stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Nimbus Hotel Marrakech