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“Slice of heaven”
Review of Riad Dar El Kebira

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Riad Dar El Kebira
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
1 review
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“Slice of heaven”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Mohammed and Younes were stellar hosts in this magical riad tucked away in between the Kasbah and the Old City. So near to everything, including the cool Le Dhow restaurant, and yet remote and quiet, with a small alley of beautiful doors leading to the hotel. Rooms are kaleidoscopic treasures of colors, shapes and ornaments, with frosted glass windows to let in sunshine but retain privacy. Exquisite service every step of the way, decent breakfast and dinner. Claw-foot bathtubs and

I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Guest,
On behalf of all our team, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again at Dar El Kebira and look forward to it.
Warmest regards,
Moulay
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have been coming to Dar el kebira for the last five years now both on business and pleasure and it has been nothing less than sheer pleasure. The staff, the manager (Amina), the owner Mr. Alaoui have been gracious and fabulous hosts.

I really recommend this fantastic place for all to visit. This is truly a Morocco experience at its most refined and traditional best.

Thierry

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Mr Thierry,
It is always a pleasure to have you over and greet you at Dar El Kebira. We would like to thank you for being such a loyal and faithful client.
Amina and the rest of the team is looking forward to making your next stay more enjoyable and even better than the previous ones.
With Warmest regards,
Moulay
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Alexandria, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here at the start of a two week trip to Rabat to study Arabic. It's a beautiful riad in a good location and my room was upgraded. Staff are friendly and helpful. I'm already looking forward to staying again at the end of my trip for two more nights.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Riad.
Our team is delighted to know that you enjoyed and really appreciatted your stay at Dar El Kebira.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the very near future.
Warmest regards,
Moulay
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We really enjoyed our first Riad experience here. Staff very attentive and dinner was lovely although check wine prices before committing.
Location great and rooms and wifi excellent. Drinks on the roof top at sunset were really special as was breakfast up there the next morning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice and positive review.
We are very glad to know that you appreciated our traditional Moroccan food as well as our panoramic terrace with view.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Dar el kebira.
Warmest Regards,
Moulay
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The riad is easy to locate and about ten minutes from the beach.We were amazed at the beauty of this Riad.The use of original furniture and sumptuous textiles make it a stunning place to stay.
Made very romantic at night by the use of candles and Morrocan lamps.
The staff were all really attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed getting to know them all, We really enjoyed breakfast served on the roof terrace each morning. I have a gluten free diet so I took my own bread. But i had scrambled eggs as an alternative to the breads and cakes on offer.The staff had a copy of dietary requirments for following a gluten free diet in Arabic and French.
I tried the hotels Hamman with a massage which was a great experience.
I would like to thank the staff at Riad Dar el Kebira for such a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank patty187046
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear sir,
What a pleasure to read your message of satisfaction on Tripadvisor.
The whole team was delighted to serve you and satisfy you during your stay at Dar el Kebira.
We hope to welcome you again in the very near future.
Warmest Regards,
Moulay
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2014

great place in the middle of a busy city. the roof is such a gem where you can enjoy your breakfast or a mint tea in the afternoon. I highly recommend this hotel and the staff were more than welcoming and helpful. Mohammed helped us with our bags to the taxi they ordered for our departure to the airport. Everything was flawless!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank joanna c
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Joanna,
Thank you so much for taking to time to write this wonderful comment. It’s very much appreciated. On behalf all our team, thank you once again. It gives us a lot of satisfaction.
We are looking forward to welcoming again at Dar el kebira during your next stay in Rabat.
Warmest regards,
Moulay
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Madrid, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The location is perfect. The rooms are wonderfully decorated. The breakfast on the terrace is really good. The staff is very friendly.
As a negative point, they were suppose to have our dinner ready for our late arrival but as our flight was delayed they were no longer expecting us so we had to go out at 12 am to looking for some dinner.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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moulay27, Owner at Riad Dar El Kebira, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience about your recent stay at Dar El Kebira. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your room, the location and our wonderful breakfast served on terrace.
We are truly sorry about the dinner issue at your late arrival (12:am); As of your knowledge and explained, it was due to your flight delay and the kitchen had to close...
We are looking forward to welcoming you again very soon.
Best Regards,
Moulay
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Property: Riad Dar El Kebira
Address: Rue des Consuls - 1 Impasse Belghazi | Ferran Znaki, Rabat 1005, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rabat
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rabat
#3 Spa Hotel in Rabat
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rabat
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rabat
#7 Business Hotel in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar El Kebira 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Dar El Kebira is fully reinvented to receive guests in search of tranquillity and well-being in the purest Moroccan tradition. Every detail is designed to create a living space expressing luxury and refinement. ... more   less 
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