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“lovely spot but hard to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Riad Davia

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Riad Davia
Ranked #342 of 1,130 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“lovely spot but hard to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This Riad is a beautiful haven slightly removed from the heart of Marrakech. It is a great break from the madness of travelling and lugging suitcases around. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is better than average. The rooms are sizeable and there is a nice roof terrace. The only issue I had is that it is extremely hard to find. Due to confusion with the address it took us three hours of navigation to find. The address(es) on google maps are wrong will bring you to a different area of the city. It is to be found beside Riad Honey.
Overall I thought it was a welcoming and friendly place.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Stayed here 3nights and was completely satisfied. Upon arrival we were greeted with refreshing, freshly squeezed Moroccan orange juice to drink during our payment transaction. Habib, the Riad manager, was extremely helpful in offering to arrange excursions, giving us maps of the city and would confirm breakfast times every morning in case we had excursions or wanted to sleep in, Every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast that varied each day. The rooms are magnificent and we truly felt like we were in a Palace. The pool is also extremely refreshing to swim in after being in the heat all day. As for location, the Riad is not too far from the square-about a 15 minute walk but can be confusing for a first timer. Habib was helpful in explaining the route to and from the souks. This experience was a spectacular one and I would recommend Riad Davia to anyone, A perfect example of traditional Moroccan hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Stayed here for 3nights and was completely satisfied. Upon arrival we were greeted with refreshing, freshly squeezed Moroccan orange juice to drink during our payment transaction. Habib, the manager was extremely helpful in offering to arrange excursions, giving us maps of the city and would confirm breakfast times every morning in case we had excursions or wanted to sleep in. Every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast that varied each day.
The rooms are magnificent and we truly felt like we were in a Palace. The pool is also extremely relaxing to swim in after being in the heat all day. As for location, the riad is not too far from the square-about a 15 minute walk but can be confusing for a first timer. Habib was helpful in explaining the route to and from the souks. This experience was a spectacular one and I would recommend Riad Davia to anyone. A perfect example of traditional Moroccan hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This weekend i went on a 3 night trip with a good friend to Marrakech and stayed in the Medina at Riad Davia. Riad Davia is located on a small side street near Bab Aylen. It was a nice walk from the Square and Souks but not too far. This Riad has a very intimate setting, only housing about 5 rooms so its a very homey feeling. Habib, the manager was very helpful, and interactive. The transfer from the airport was 30 euros round trip for the two of us. He was very lenient about checking in and checking out times. We arrived at about 10pm thursday night and left Sunday night at 10. He was completely generous about us hanging around and/or leaving our bags until departure. Upon arrival he provided us with maps and directions to get to the most visited places like the Square, where the Souks and Restaurants are located. He even took the time to show us the route by walking us. When we tried to walk back, we got lost, we gave him a call and a landmark and he quickly came to meet us. The breakfast was delicious and it varied daily. I could on and on about how pleasant my stay was at Riad Davia, but I highly recommend this location. Two other friends stayed at another Riad and there experience was similar to that of a general hotel. Overall I am pleased, and would recommend Davia to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Riad Davia is a small very nice and charming hotel. It feels "like home". We spend a very great week with our 2 children (5 and 9). there's a small pool, the breakfasts were big and different every morning ! The manager is very fridenly and polite. He arranges for us some visits (essaouira and the ourika valley). The room were very pleasant. We recommend this stay eyes closed !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

I stayed at Riad Davia with my wife in the beginning of the year. I would recommend it anytime, it's good value for the price, the host is super friendly and helpful with everything. Locationwise it's not ideal, it's about a 15-20min walk to the main square. There could have a been a bit more variation in the breakfast offered at the Riad, it was a bit too dough-heavy for me, I missed fried / boiled eggs and some fresh fruits. The floor on the mezzanino could have been a bit cleaner as well. Otherwise, great service, friendly people and a good place to stay for sure!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Laura T
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Ingen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Riad Davia is a nice, quiet spot within the crowded and chaotic medina of Marrakech. The riad's manager is polite and friendly. He is very helpful and organized several things for us, that do not belong to the 'regular hotel services' (e.g. free cups of tea, bottles of water for our journey, the delivery - in downtown Marrakech - of an item that we left in our room after our departure).
Some features are to be improved, though: breakfast is moderate (no fresh juice, no fruit, no yoghurt), having a shower turns the bathroom into a swimming pool…
The riad is situated within the medina, but in a part without any tourist attractions (near Bab Aylen). The disadvantage is, that you always have to walk for at least 20 minutes if you want to visit a point of interest. But on the other hand: you are in the middle of local Moroccan life!
All together, Riad Davia is an agreeable place to stay for a couple of nights.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Riad Davia
Address: Hilana boutouil, Marrakech 40040, 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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #342 of 1,130 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Davia 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
the large patio is the center of the Riad and will prompt you to refresh in the small pool, drink a glass of tea by the centenary mulburry tree or take a nap in the large Indian beds. In its extension, guests will discover the winter living room and its amazing chimney painted in a dark brown tadellakt or traditional Morrocan plaster. Each of the three suites and five rooms has its own style: shimmering colours, old carpets and refined objects are harmoniously displayed. ... more   less 
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