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Solarium overlooking the legendary gardens
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16 reviews
Solarium overlooking the legendary gardens
Living space
master bedroom
master bedroom
twin or double bedroom
twin or double with its en-suite upstairs
bathroom for master bedroom
bathroom for twin
Living space with pool
view of glass staircase from ground floor
Living space
Second terrace 'pergola'
Other part of the terrrace 'pergola'
Part of the terrace 'pergola'
Solarium terrace overlooking the olive grove
view of gardens by night
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Riad -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Yaqoob Ja...
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“Peaceful Stay”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Great Apartment,

It has all you need for a great holiday. There is kind Staff, who are always available for your needs. Great food and breakfast every morning. Very close to the main square in Marrakech. Loads of shops are close by if you need any food drinks or just general goods. The Local people are kind too and the area is very safe at day and night.

The Apartment has all you need and as it was December there is also heating available. The roof can be closed at night allowing the heat to stay in the riad. Great view onto a Hotel Garden. If you need a good place to stay I would recommend this as it has all you need and more.

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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RJFLD
Carnforth
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55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great location Riad disappointing”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Arranged pick up from airport great, owners met us on arrival and showed us around the Riad and then took the time out to show us where the main square was, very friendly and helpful. We arrived quite late at night so didn't get a proper look around the Riad until the following day. Lovely breakfast made by Naseem but we personally felt that she stayed too long, the Riad is very compact and the cleaning seemed to take from 2 hours upwards so we felt that we couldn't relax really until she had gone. On closer inspection of the Riad we thought it was a little tired and the furnishings on the top terrace were very dirty, we had to put towels down to sit on. Unfortunately the pool was just too cold to go in, which was a shame as it the weather was very hot when we were there, it would have been better if it had been slightly heated. The location of the Riad was fantastic for all the sights of Marrakesh. On our last day we were fortunate to be able to stay until 6pm as our flight wasn't until 8.30pm, this was brilliant but we felt that we were in the way. Ordinarily we would have had to vacate the Riad at 12 noon according to the information booklet but after breakfast another girl started the cleaning which was fair enough but she didn't then go. Then Naseem arrived and just sat with her legs up on the couch on her telephone, we sat up on the roof terrace as we felt uncomfortable and in the way. We went out for lunch as it just got too hot on the roof terrace and when we returned they were still in the Riad not particularly doing anything! It felt that as soon as breakfast was finished they wanted us out of the way even though we didn't have to vacate the Riad until 12 noon. We wouldn't stay here again and found the maid service very intrusive, if you like your privacy do not stay here.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Maid Service and extremely cold swimming pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Gary B
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Tranquility and relaxation at its best!”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

We've just landed back in the UK from staying seven days in this Riad and we're both feeling totally recharged! Overlooking the amazing and peaceful gardens of the fanciest hotel in Marrakech and just 5 minutes from all the action, Dar Raja is perfectly located for enjoying the sites and sounds of Marrakech...
The secret weapon to this oasis of calm was the friendly and welcoming owners who showed us round and sorted all the logistics for our transfers and trips, and Nezha who came in every morning to prepare breakfast and give the Riad a once over. All of these ingredients combined to make our stay in Marrakech just amazing.
If you get the opportunity to stay, DEFINITELY have Nezha prepare an evening meal or two... We had two amazing dinners, chilling on the terrace as the sun set, enjoying the most amazing home cooked authentic Moroccan food... Despite our limited French, we managed to chat with Nezha each morning to arrange times for the next day, plus things to see during our time there.

The plunge pool in the Riad is bigger than we expected, but definitely something for cooling off after sunning yourself... We were there in March and the temp was between 23c and 29c and so we just dangled our feet in as it was a little chilly.

I really think the difference between a good holiday in Marrakech and a GREAT holiday is where you stay, and the peaceful home comforts of this Riad are the perfect balance to the hectic hustle and bustle of the city more generally.

Things to be prepared for... Nezha doesn't just pop in for 30 mins to sort brekkie and make your bed, she'll be there for a couple of hours at least so speaking French is a definite advantage, but even if you don't, she is really warm and friendly and more than happy to help you enjoy your stay.

Ourika Valley, Jemaa El Fna, the Souks and Jardin Majorelle all worth a visit... I really wouldn't recommend Chez Ali which was a 'tourist trap' torturous experience.

In summary, I'd recommend this location over a hotel any day... Having all that space to yourself is just bliss. The location is perfect and the hospitality of the hosts is the cherry on the cake!

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KayBultma...
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best private holiday rental in Marrakesh”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed in Dar Raja in July 2013. The owners met us and explained everything that we needed to know about the riad. They gave us their telephone number and told us that we could phone if there was anything that they could do for us. Naseem and her friend made our stay extra special and we really enjoyed the delicious meals that she prepared for us. Breakfast was more than adequate too. No request was too much and Naseem also helped us arrange several tours that we thought were extremely good value and helped make our stay so much more enjoyable. Naseem was discreet and we barely noticed that she was there. On our last day we were permitted to stay in Dar Raja until our booked taxi collected us at 3.30pm. I had a migraine on the last morning and Naseem and her friend left me to stay in my room until I felt well enough to get up. They were so kind and thoughtful. The riad itself is gorgeous. We loved having the beautiful terraces overlooking the Mamoumia Hotel gardens. Highlights were watching the gardeners and their donkeys meandering through the gardens, doing some work, resting under the shade of the olive trees and smiling while we took photos. So obliging. The pool was a refreshing addition and a real luxury during high season when Marrakesh is extremely hot and humid. The price of the riad was very good value and when we next return to Marrakesh we hope that we can stay once again in Dar Raja.

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Liked best: Naseem, the terraces, the dip pool and the architecture of the riad itself.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike - it was a perfect holiday retreat.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Fiona G
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Oasis of calm in the city”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Such a lovely apartment, as it over looks the hotel gardens you feel like you are in the best apartment in the hotel! So quiet, listening to the birds while sunbathing is lovely. Nezha is great, tasty breakfast and got us the best coffee, beans blended with cinnamon, pepper and so etching else! She cooked a meal for us too, delicious, best meal of our 2 week holiday! Would definitely come back!

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: Wifi didn't reach to the terrace!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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