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Riad Dar Oulhoum

8 Db Kori Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#12 of 715 hotels in Marrakech
Dar Oulhoum tells me a story ... The mid-nineteenth century, under the reign of Sultan Hassan 1st (born Hassan ben Mohammed in 1836 in Fez and died on 7 June 1894 in Tadla), a vizier (high-ranking official, with an adviser or minister from Muslim leaders), chooses a prime location to build this beautiful Riad, near the mausoleum of Sidi Ben Slimane (one of the seven saints of Marrakech latter being the founder of Sufism in Morocco), a sign of power. The proximity of the holy mausoleum, gave him a high respect. In the late nineteenth century, before the French protectorate, this place was that of a Spanish bank and a British legation. During the restoration of the Riad, existing telephone line upon arrival in 2000 of the weapons found at the bottom of the well and an enamelled plaque written in Arabic and Spanish testament to the power of the family that gave its name to the Derb. Subsequently we will tell to the DAR Oulhoum ...
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8 Db Kori Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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stevetaylor1952 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom41 contributions55 helpful votes
Fourth stay in two years we love it so much. Everything is just perfect. Breakfast is adapted to your needs and is just unbelievably good. If you want to sightsee then the owners will walk with you or advise on where and what to do. The two staff are top notch. Hasna is a fantastic cook and will provide meals according to your tastes and needs. Driss will meet you at the nearby taxi stand when you arrive from the airport and take your bags with one of the greatest smiles you ever will see. Everything is served with his smile. We really can not fault anything, nothing needs improvement. They will book a hammam or restaurant or even day trips or longer ones too, everything is provided without cost. We are so suprised that this riad is not number one, it will be we are sure.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: All perfectly good.
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stevetaylor1952 wrote a review May 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom41 contributions55 helpful votes
Hosts and staff all amazingly perfect. It is all so clean and beautiful. It is like staying in someones home and so safe I did not bother locking our room door! This beautiful riad is situated a couple of minutes walk from a taxi drop off and pick up point and there are always taxis there to whisk you away to the sights. Because it is just a little away from the souks it is peaceful and quiet and the locals begin to make friends with you! The air is clean here and the birds sing, a very happy place to be. Whilst here we visited another riad for a meal and it made us appreciate Dar Oulhoum even more. This was our third stay at this amazing riad and hopefully not our last.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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katea78 wrote a review May 2019
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution2 helpful votes
"Dar Oulhum", in translation the house of dreams, is the perfect place to stay when in Marakesch, if you want to be in contact with the Moroccan civilization and the vivid life of the Medina. Guy and Bruno are the perfect hosts and they will make you feel like you know each other forever. Shared some special moments with Guy, who is very relaxed and funny, in savouring a tigaret, while Bruno was presenting my companion the option to spend quality time in Marrakesh and around. The rooms are fabulous and everything was perfect with the help of Hasna and Driss. The terrace was our favorite place to spend time, in the mornings at breakfast and evenings with a glass of wine. Breakfast was on our taste and we loved the tea and the every day different types of pancakes. Even if at first the route to riad on the narrow and crowded streets of Medina can scare you, we never felt in danger, and people, especially kids will help you if lost, for as little as a 10 Dirham coin (1€). It won't though be the case if you use Bruno's little original guide book ;) He also helped us with outside Medina activities, by arranging the sort trips with taxi drivers and agencies. As a plus he helped us with the taxi from and to airport. Thank you, Guy and Bruno! Bus, bus!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CheersIstanbul wrote a review Mar. 2019
Istanbul8 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything at this property is first rate. It is a highly appointed historic gem..., from the service to all amenities, it is a slice of heaven. The architecture is stellar. Quality combined with comfort in nature offers a very unique, wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sally M wrote a review Jan. 2019
new york62 contributions34 helpful votes
Bruno's stunning Rian exceeded our expectations- and they were high! The beautiful common areas, including two outdoor spaces- were beyond beautiful. Every space has unusual interesting furnishings and I especially loved the mirrored sitting area. Our room was comfortable, clean and spacious. Location is perfect and breakfast delicious. As an added treat we also had a dinner with Bruno and his friends from France. It was lots of fun and a unique experience. Bruno was also very helpful in confirming our excursions and tours. I highly recommend the Riad Dar Oulhoum- GO GO GO! It's awesome.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Dar Oulhoum
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Dar Oulhoum?
Nearby attractions include Henna Louaya (0.3 km), Musee du Parfum (0.4 km), and Salah Excursions (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Dar Oulhoum?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Dar Oulhoum?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Dar Oulhoum?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dar Zellij, Limoni Cafe and Restaurant, and Lotus Privilège Moroccan Restaurant.
Does Riad Dar Oulhoum have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Dar Oulhoum offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Dar Oulhoum?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (1.8 km), Medina of Marrakesh (0.7 km), and Koutoubia Mosque (1.3 km).