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Dar Elma
Ranked #292 of 1,170 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2007

My husband and I stayed at this Riad in the center of the Medina for 4 days. The hosts, a young couple from Paris, were absolutely amazing. They were always available and ready to fulfill our wishes and extremely professional. They understand the needs of customers and go out of their way to ensure that customers have a fantastic stay. Whether you want to relax or go visit sites, they will cater for anything.
The cook is absolutely amazing. I spent the whole day watching her cook and was amazed. There is also no risk of getting food poisoning as she very carefully selects the vegetables from the market (trip to which you can also go if you like) and thoroughly washes them. She cooks excellent traditional moroccan food as she would for her own family and it never failed to satisfy us and other customers staying at the riad.
The beautician is also a gem. She speaks french fluently and understands quite a bit of english too. Her massages are fantastic and a step above what I have had done in many other places. She will also give you a hammam upon request which I highly recommend. She is professional and unobstrusive but also keen to chat if you fancy.
The rooms were very comfortable and what you would expect from a traditional riad. They have the most amazing roof garden at the top where we spent most of our time in, whether it was for breakfast or to chill out on the comfy sofas with a fresh pot of mint tea and traditional morcoccan sweets. Heaven.

Overall, 10 stars to this new little riad who is great value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2007

We are just coming back from a great five nights stay at the Dar Elma Riad in Marrakech.
The Riad is very well located (in the centre of the Medina) and we managed to reach every interesting places of Marrakech, just by walking.
This typical Moroccan Riad has been recently renovated and decorated with an excellent taste by its owners, Virginie and Lionel, a friendly French couple.
It has a nice terrace overlooking the Medina where we enjoyed taking our breakfasts or lying in the sun and a small Hammam with massages provided by a skilled employee.
A Moroccan cook is also available at anytime if you wish to have a quiet and typical dinner at the Riad, highly recommended after a day spent in the noisy souks (just five minutes walk from the riad).
The owners were very helpful in providing tips on what to visit, where to buy the best spices or arts and crafts, etc…
Christine Naslin
To summarize: a great place to stay at reasonable price, if you want to be in the heart of Marrakech, in a typical Moroccan house and relax (hammam, Jacuzzi, massages) in a peaceful and friendly environment.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Dar Elma

Address: 81 Derb Sidi Bouamar | Riad Larousse, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #292 of 1,170 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: £46 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Elma 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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