This riad was such a great choice! We were treated so well by the owner, Oliver, and all of his staff. It far exceeded our expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dar Najat, Morocco. We and another couple of friends recently spent 2 nights here.
When I first started shopping for a riad in Marrakech, it was a very difficult process. I am so grateful that I ran across Dar Najat. All of the reviews were so positive that I thought "how is this possible? It seems to have everything and at a reasonable price!" I sent Olli a few questions on an email and received an extremely quick response. Over the course of about 3 weeks, I sent Olli several other questions. Each time his response was lightning quick! I told my friends that this type of responsiveness shows me the quality of the owner and the establishment. He lived up to all of that in person.
When we checked in, you would have thought we were royalty. Olli was extremely patient to make sure we had a little time to relax with fresh orange juice while he explained many things about Marrakech to us. He even walked us down the maze of streets and showed us an easy way to get to the market square.
The riad is cozy and small with a limited number of rooms, so you need to book while there are vacancies. I met several of the other guests and they all had the same positive experience in the riad that we did. They were all loving their stay at Dar Najat. We were sorry that we did not have more nights to spend at this riad.
Our rooms were very comfortable. A little small, but we did not need anything bigger. Very clean. In each room we had room safes. We found the beds to be comfortable. We loved the breakfast that was served on the top floor every morning. It was so pleasant to eat the breakfast each morning. We had asked Olli to hire a guide for us for a full day. He did so and we were very pleased with Abdou, our guide.
A very special treat was the "Dar Najat special dinner" that we had on our first night. It was a fantastic meal! My spouse tends to be quite a picky eater, but she loved it just as did the other couple. I highly recommend the Dar Najat dinner that they prepare right in the riad. Olli had offered it to us as an option when we were planning our trip. He did not pressure us to take it. I had read some fantastic review about the dinner on TA, so we decided to do it. Very glad we did. It was really something.
The location of Dar Najat is great. Upon arrival, when you first walk down the alleyway to the hotel, your first thought may be "hmm, this seems to be stuck back in this alley". However, when you open the door, it is like a mini oasis inside. The real nice thing about Dar Najat is the convenient location to the main square. It is only about a 5 minute walk. However, before it opens onto the square, you are already in the shopping zone of "souqs" within 2 minutes of the hotel. There are many other interesting things and shopping to walk to within a few minutes of the riad. We felt very safe in the area at any time of day or night.
Bottom Line: The Dar Najat was an excellent choice for us and we would certainly stay there again. I highly recommend it. And thanks Olli for providing us such great service!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dar Najat,Traveller's Choice 2015 by Trip Advisor. "Coolest Boutique Riad in Marrakech" is a very intimate riad with a hot tube Jacuzzi on the roof terrace, 5 minute walk away from the famous and colourful Jemaa el Fna market area, right in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. This romantic 4-star boutique guesthouse has been freshly renovated to offer even more comfort and elegance than before. Let our friendly staff cater to your every request, and pamper you in lush, tranquil surroundings. Stepping out the front door takes you back to a former era, with the ancient, echoing sounds of the medina, Jemaa el Fna and the hectic hubbub of Marrakech life. After a busy day of exploration and shopping in this vibrant and exotic city, you can leave it all behind by enjoying a delicious meal or drink on one of our terraces, soothing your body in our rooftop jacuzzi, or just retiring to the warm, peaceful intimacy of your quiet and well-appointed room. Riad Dar Najat is a proud member of the "Coolest Riads in Morocco" Collection and we'll be more than glad if you try our new luxury guest house in Essaouira,Riad Bab Essaouira"Dar Najat's little sister Riad" with the possibility to have a " Marrakech/Essaouira Package Deal "for our best rates.cheers! Oliver. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Najat Marrakech
- Riad Dar Najat Hotel Marrakech