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“Absolutely Charming Riad”
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Riad Dar Eliane
Ranked #370 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Reviewed 28 August 2011

My friend and I stayed at Riad Dar Eliane for 3 nights after 3 nights in Essaouira. We were met at the Supratours bus station by Rachid who had a taxi waiting to whisk us off to the Riad.You walk down small street to get to the riad, but when you step inside the idyllic surroundings of the riad it is like a different world, gone is the heat and craziness of Marrakech. Our room was beautifully decorated in true Moroccan style, and it had air con, phew! The staff were very friendly and always on hand asking if there was anything they could do, the owner John has an amazing team here and they are obviously very happy to be running his riad for him. They all keep themselves very busy keeping the place comfortable, clean and tidy.The riad is in fantastic location, on the doorstep of the souks about a 10 minute walk, through interesting streets with amazing shops to browse, to get to the Jamaa el Fnaa. Breakfast was ready and waiting every morning, with a selection of breads, jams, crepes and mint tea or coffee which really sets you up for the day. We stayed in for dinner one night to sample the chefs Nisha’s amazing lamb tagine, it was rich, tasty, and tender and we didn't want it to end, she really is a truly amazing cook.Absolutely charming riad and we would highly recommend this Riad to anyone travelling to Marrakech.

Room Tip: Jawhara is a good size room on the second floor
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We spent five nights at this riad. We found it through the internet agency Hipmarrakech and booked it through their website but if I had known the email address before we booked we would have been more than happy to book direct through the riads own website. We emailed the riad direct to arrange airport pick up and request dinner on our first night (which was delicious and thoroughly recommended) John wrote back straight away confirming our requests for dinner and the airport pick up. Everything went very smoothly, our driver picked us up from the airport and took us to the riad where Bouchra met us and made us feel very welcome. The riad is a very peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of a very busy city. A couple of times we came in at night or in the afternoon and just relaxed with a bottle of the local wine. We stayed in the Jawhara room. This is a big room which actually has three beds in it so it could be used as a triple room if needed. The rooms are all centred around the very pretty courtyard and the decor is very stylish and typically Moroccan which is what we wanted. We found Bouchra and her staff to be very friendly and helpful; they all spoke reasonably good English and will help to arrange anything you need. We both really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank YorkshireNicky
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We had a wonderful three night stay at this Raid. The staff were very friendly helpful and spoke good English. The breakfast and dinner was excellent, our room was very clean and had a nice Moroccan theme to it. We felt extremely well looked after and we would recommend this riad to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PennyBarnstaple
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

The Riad was very helpful in arranging a taxi for our arrival. Most riads are in tiny alleyways making them difficult to find if your taxi driver does not know where he has to go so it helps if the Riad can arrange a taxi for you. We paid 10 Euros from the airport for a 20 minute journey. They also helped us book restaurants, a local guide and a daytrip to the Ourika Valley. The riad itself is very pleasant and situated within a 10 minute walk of the Jamaa El Fna (Main Square) and it is a great starting place to explore the Medina from. The staff were very helpful and always around when you needed them. The rooms were clean and tidy and if you needed anything you simply had to ask and you would get it immediately. I would definitely recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AndyEye
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in this oasis of tranquillity and quality. It combines all that one could want from a riad with beautiful Moroccan art and architecture, lovely cool air conditioned rooms (which were comfortably cool) and most importantly of all, the staff who run and work in the riad they are all without fault kind, generous with their time, efficient and charming without being oppressive. The food is simply the best in Marrakech and is enough to satisfy most appetites. We still managed to visit two quality restaurants but in my opinion the food at the riad is better. It is a peaceful oasis from which one reluctantly departs at the end of a rejuvenating break from the hurly burly of normal life. I can recommend it as the perfect place to stay in Marrakech.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Eliane

Address: N39, Derb Maada,Azbezt | Medina, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#141 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#199 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Eliane 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad has been lovingly restored over many years by its English owner and offers sumptuous accommodation over two floors each of the spacious five double bedrooms has reversible air conditioning with en-suite bathrooms and their chic but authentic styles are to be savoured. The inner courtyard is surrounded by tall elegant arches, refreshed by two flowing fountains and only the whisper of water and the song of the birds will come to disturb your tranquility. ... more   less 
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