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“Dar One - A Hidden Gem”
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Riad Dar One
Ranked #28 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2011

What can I add to what has already been written about this amazing place??? It is everything and yet so much more than you will read about it - the photographs really cannot do it justice. The aromas that you wake up to in the morning and the sounds of the birds make you believe that you are in a kind of sanctuary. After being in the Medina and returning to the tranquillity of Dar One, it is like entering a relaxing spa. Abdul and Khaled cannot do enough for you, bringing glasses of the excellent rose wine up to the roof terrace at any time of day or night. Abdul took my husband for a wet shave near to the riad and, I am told, that even though the place was busy, my husband was "pushed" to the front!!! We ate at Dar One on our first night and the food was truly excellent. I cannot finish this review without mentioning the owner Jean who is the most charming man who made us so welcome and took great care in ensuring that our stay was extremely memorable. We will definitely be returning to Dar One!!!! Susan and Gary Henison

Room Tip: We stayed in Dune room which I chose because it has the most enormous bath and a lovely high ceiling...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

Riad Dar One is a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the Medina in Marrakech! From the minute you step through the doors nothing is to much trouble for the fantastic staff who really endeavour to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.
The Riad itself is simply stunning with tasteful furnishings and atmospheric candles and water features.
We stayed in the smallest Petit Prince Room which was still very well proportioned and perfectly met our needs- the pillows were particularly fabulous!
The location of the Riad can not be matched for convenience- 10 minutes straightforward walk to the main square and the Bahia Palace is literally on the doorstep of the Riad.
We have already recommended Jean and his fantastic Riad to 2 other couples who are planning on making the trip to Marrakech early next year and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone else!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

I highly recommend this riad, which is in a great position. close to the medina and the palace. Jean is a very interesting host and extremely helpful. He arranged a cheap car rental for us and we stayed at his other place, Dar White, on our final night in Marrakech. That is really fabulous, too.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

If you are looking for a small, quiet and very romantic and "detail-loved" riad you are exactly right with the the riad dar one. its centrale, but i a quiet little street where at the entrance a nice doorman already wellcommes you, and the hotel it self is lovely. rooms are all different and very confortable, (bed, bathroom,...) the service is excellent and very very friendly and helpful with everything you need. you have a nice terasse on top which is the best place to relaxe and have a drink in the evening.
there is nothing which was missing at the riad dar one!
it s such a lovely and nice place, so you don´t want to leave again.
convince your self!!!!!

M&A from Vienna

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We have recently returned from a 7 day holiday in Marrakech. We stayed at Dar One for the first three nights, and it was fabulous. Jean had forgotten to book the chef to prepare our meal for the first night, and arranged for us to go to a nearby restaurant. He then gave us a complimentary meal (for 3 of us) on our second night to make up for the mistake which was delicious, and extremely generous of him. The Riad itself is an easy (and safe) 10 min walk from the main square, and feels like you are actually living in a spa. The candles, waterfall, furniture, lighting and most beautiful aromas have to be experienced to be believed. The roof terrace is great, and it's nice to chat to other guests and exchange experiences and tips. We were three ladies from Scotland and we stayed in Dune room which was lovely and had a very large bathroom. I have to pay particular mention to Abdel and Khaled, who helped to make our stay very special. Nothing is too much trouble for these boys, and I can't praise them enough. They will help with tips of good shops to buy from, unlocking my friends suitcase (she left her padlock at home!!) to bringing you drinks up three flights of stairs with a big smile!! Jean also made calls for us to the spa to sort out a booking (Le Bain de Marrakech - recommended) and to our hotel that we were moving to (Sirayane - see seperate review). In short, if I was returning to Marrakech, I would not stay anywhere else but here - it's fabulous, and I have nothing whatsover negative to say about it. Thanks Jean to you and all of your staff for a fabulous stay.

Room Tip: I only saw Dune, which had a double bed and a put up bed. My friend assured me the put up bed was c...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

I don't think I can add much to what's already been written - this place is just fantastic! Lovely rooms and a great roof terrace, perfect service with attentive and friendly staff. Breakfasts were lovely. We ate in on the first night and I think it was the best meal we had in our 11 day tour of Morocco.

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

What can we say that hasn't already been said? After many hours of research, we chose this for a 3 day stop in Marrakech with our 11 year old daughter. It was even better than the reviews suggest. No request is too small,and service is always friendly and fast.

We arranged for a tour of the countryside with Hassan. He took us to a local country market and to have traditional tea and lunch with a local family. We have travelled all over the world, but this will probably remain as one of the most memorable travel days of our lives.

We also had a fantastic 3 course meal prepared on the terrace for us one night. If you want to get a break from the mayhem in the square, a private dinner at the hotel is just the antidote.

If you are visiting Marrakech - stay here....end of story

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 19 derb Jemaa el Kabir | Hay Salam, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#46 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £77 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Dar One 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar One has been renewed with elegance and originality and combines harmoniously design, charm of the old riads and modern comfort. A particular care have been brought to all the lamps and to the thick curtains witch give a smart and funny touch, "very vintage" . An attentive and smiling staff is present 24h on 24 to serve, advise and meet all the expectations of travellers. A haven of peace in the heart of the Medina. ... more   less 
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