We stayed at this riad for 4 nights. For anyone who does decide to come here the riad has no sign, which is unhelpful when searching for it with suitcases and locals looking to exploit tourists at your heels.
At first we were presented with immense splendor, the riad had an authentic feel and the rooms and courtyard were equally impressive.
However when we went to leave the riad we were confronted with a large amount of pestering from locals in the area, which at times could get very aggressive and intimidating. We believed this was due to the area, as pestering was less intense in the more touristy areas closer to the square. There was a back entrance which helped reduce hassle slightly, however staff did not always here us knocking to come in from this entrance.
Apart from one staff member the staff were extremely unhelpful and uninterested in engaging in friendly conversation, even in greeting. One member in particular was incredibly rude and would tut if we asked for water or if we knocked on the front door (keys are not provided). He seemed bitter and resentful towards the guests, I began to fear asking for anything. In the morning he would slam breakfast on the table without uttering a word. One morning he even had a full on argument in Arabic in front of us with another staff member.
In addition the food, water and tea at this riad were not good value for money.
To conclude unless you can stay at this riad for a reduced rate, it probably isn't worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Darma is a private dwelling that can offer privacy, low-key services and traditional Moroccan hospitality in a relaxed, exclusive atmosphere. A few steps from the Museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef. You can enjoy this experience in the intimate surroundings of your suite, in the relaxation areas or on the terraces with breathtaking views of the Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Darma Hotel Marrakech