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“Hen Trip to Marrakech- March/ April 2015”
Review of Dar Elma

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Dar Elma
Ranked #323 of 1,195 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Riad Dar Elma a couple of days ago for my hen weekend and I couldn't recommend it more highly! The staff were very welcoming and made every effort to make our stay an enjoyable one. It is ideally located for wandering into the souks (15 walk into the centre). It's a haven of calm and quiet after a busy day shopping! We had breakfast in the hotel and ate dinner one evening and we were served traditional Moroccan dishes that tasted excellent. We spent a lot of time on the roof terrace enjoying the sunshine and relaxing. The 30min hammam massage is well worth the money, followed by a 30min full body massage, it's utter indulgence! The rooms were all very clean and the hotel is exquisitely decorated in traditional Moroccan style. I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking to experience a stylish and relaxing haven in busy Marrakech.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

The Riah is positioned just outside the souks which is great , only a short walk once you get your bearings. An oasis away from all the bustle,.Very clean and comfortable , only 5 rooms all of which are different design.The sun terrace is great after a busy day sight seeing, shopping etc.Also a great area for breakfast and a meal, both were very good.Would recommend the hammam and massages.The staff were extremely helpful and polite which really made the whole Marrakesh experience a truly memorable trip.. Nothing was too much trouble.

Would recommend both The Jardine and Latitude restaurants both of which are only 5 mins walk from Dar Elma, if you want a really lovely meal out at very good prices.
|I would have no hesitation in going back to visit should i return to Marrakesh.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

The Riad itself, the attention to detail, cleanliness , comfort , really agreeable and helpful staff. Lovely solarium. To try hammam and massages.... Little "oasi " just 10minutes by walk far from famous Jamâa El Fna

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We stayed for 3 nights last month. This Riad is within a very tired part of the city but when you get inside it is a retreat from the hustle and bustle in the streets. It is less than 5 minutes walk to the Souks. There are only 5 rooms, they are clean, very comfortable and each one is different. We wanted to experience the food of Marrakech so ate out in the Medina but we did have one evening meal which was super and highly recommended. The staff were very welcoming from the outset and we found Khadija, the manageress, very helpful and nothing was too much. Not even a flinch from her when we asked for breakfast on the roof terrace. We would certainly think of booking again if we return to Marrakech

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

Disappointed with this Riad, we paid €100 per night for 3 nights and consider this to be poor value. The room was basic, beds had cheap plastic mattress covers, the bathroom had an overpowering smell of drains and there was a lot of noise from staff. We are well travelled and not over demanding, however the basic needs of the customer were not met. The breakfast was one huge carbo load, with no protein at all (no eggs, cheese or meat) and the lunch and dinner we had were poor value. Noise and music from staff was very annoying, although music was turned off upon request, kitchen noise and talking echoed around the riad. For 2 nights the evening receptionist had the main door open talking to friends outside, he also smoked when talking to customers. Whilst accepting the traditional style of accommodation and certain limitations, the description of a 'swimming pool' is perhaps a little misleading - this is a 2x2 metre plunge pool at best and the
hamman and ''spa' area are not appealing, so unfortunately not used. Overall a disappointing stay.

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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 81 Derb Sidi Bouamar | Riad Larousse, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #323 of 1,195 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: €58 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Elma 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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