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Riad Dar Darma

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Gerde, France
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is just incredible! We spent only one night but enough to get the ambiance. The architecture is elegant, the fireplace room the perfect place for drinks some mint tea. The best to discover is definitely the Hammam. Very authentic. Thanks Said and the staff for your kindness

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start off, the riad itself is a beautifully designed mansion with a lot of "potential." My partner and I arrived in Marrakech after a day of travel with much excitement and anticipation. The driver that picked us up from the airport (arranged by Dar Darma) was one of the rudest people we've ever met (and we are from NYC).... More 

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2 Thank Sandipantsxo
Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Dear Sandipant Thank you for your comments, even we must say they make us feel so sorry. We regret you found the driver was rude; normally ​​drivers we work with are kind and sensitive to guests' need​.​ ​Regarding lights, it's indeed our philosophy to keep soffuse lightening as we hope to offer the authentic Moroccan hospitality and we are sorry... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This Riad was truly the best experience in Marrakech. The hospitality and tranquil atmosphere made the busy city seem much more calm. It was the perfect get away for peace and quiet. We stayed in the Red Room. Which was absolutely fabulous. The decor and appeal was so unique, we just fell in love with the place. You could comfortably... More 

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Thank Dannie M
Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Dear Dannie - Thank you for your fabulous comment! Maria and Ishem are just smiling, they are both glad to hear that you loved their cuisine and that your home tajine was super! If one day, you will find out that you miss a Moroccan recipe and you would like to propose it to our friend, then simply get in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed in a delightful suite in this Riad in the heart of the Medina. Totally authentic experience. Set in the middle of winding alley ways, the Riad offers a genuine glimpse of the past. Fabulous room. Helpful staff and within easy walking distance of the souks and main square. We took a guide on our first day to help... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Thank you John for this fantastic review! The sensations you felt are exactly what we would like our guests to experience. Glad to know that you had a glimpse in the past; we now hope to see you again in the future! In the meantime, all our best, Laura and Dar Darma Staff More 

Turin, Italy
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This review is not a complaint about the Dar Dharma's quality. As I can confidently say that Dar dharma is one of the most beautiful & cleanest riads in Marrakech. We faced only one issue there. We stayed there for 1 night and in the evening we asked the night staff (named Hicham) to get a taxi for us to... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Dear Hamid Thank you for your comment. Glad to know that Dar Darma itself matched your expectation indeed. Please accept our apologies for having suggested a place that you did not like at all. It was not an intentional lies of course. When that afernoon Hicham tried to call Moha Restaurant to book a table for you nobody aswered. After... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Wow, this small personal riad in Marrakech medina (old town) is sublime! Walking distance to everything in the medina. Use the hotel transfer service from the airport - For it is hard to find the first time. Do not expect anything but personal, familiar, small scale service. It is not a perfect, white, minimalist, or stream lined place. Furniture might... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you Therese-Cecilia! We loved your comment! We will be honoured to have you stay with us again for a special occasion in the future. Our only advice is to get accompanied by 7 friends thus the Blue Suite + the Red Suite can fit 8 people! Thank you again and best wishes, Laura and Dar Darma Staff More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Dar Darma is an incredible riad with amazing interiors and an incredible location. As an interior designer I could not have been more pleased with the gorgeous design of this riad. As always, one worries about substance over style, but Dar Darma excelled here too. We booked the Blue apartment which is both spacious and beautiful. The Red apartment is... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Dear Thrillsbury Allow us to extend a huge thank you for having spent so many lines while reviewing our place and Staff! We are sooo glad to hear that Dar Darma matched your expectations! We wish to have you there once more, in the future, for the next experience to try, and for that time, we are sure, the WiFi... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I remember with such of pleasure our experience at Riad Dar Darma. I loved everything: the beautifully designed suite and communal areas, the lovely staff and the magic atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

A huge thank you fivesenseslondon for this overwhelming comment! It was your nickname indeed that had inspired us when we designed the Dar Darma Riad! We look forward to having you as our guests soon again! Laura and the whole Dar Darma Staff More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016

After seven visits to the riad, I still believe this Dar Darma has a special atmosphere. The lovely staff which remains the same since my 1st visit in 2009, gives me a sense of comfort, homecoming and loyalty. Maria, the riad's chef, shares her cooking secrets in amazing Moroccan cuisine classes (everytime I learn some new recipe within the classic... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Dear Raymon on behalf of Maria, Said, Hicham, myself and all the Staff, thank you sooo much for this comment! You are always welcome as you make us feel like a large family! Looking forward your next venue! Laura and the Dar Darma Staff More 

london
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was our first time to visit Marakesh. And to stay right in the medina was a full on experience! We were completely out of our comfort zone to begin with but once we got our barings it was cool! Riad Dar Darma, was all that we could have hoped for and a little bit more, we have never stayed... More 

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Dar_Darma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riad Dar Darma, responded to this review

Hi homebirdL Lovely and funny comment, thank you! If any of your friends would like to come and stay simply tell them to say your name and we will recognize them special conditions indeed. We hope to have you again at Dar Darma at some point and wish you a lovely day. Laura Vida - Dar Darma More 

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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 

Additional Information about Riad Dar Darma

Address: 11/12, Trik Sidi Bohuarba - Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $251 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Dar Darma 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Red Room Amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles 972danniem, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Red suite or blue suite”
 of 5 bubbles Therese-Cecilia, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suites are incredible, but all rooms were unique”
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 of 5 bubbles Thrillsbury, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“The suites are the best... so palatial !”
 of 5 bubbles mausili2016, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the suite of mirrors - we looked at the blue room and that was fantastic. Ours was good, a little dark though.”
 of 5 bubbles Melanieoli, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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