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It was so hot ~37°C and so hot today; so we spent the last day sitting in cafes looking around the souks and getting my hand henna tattood, which for 10Dh, £1 I had my hand and lower arm done and then sprinkled with glitter. I could have had black henna, which looks better but I had looked on the internet a few years ago and had heard that you can …
you can see all the sites in Marrakech in a day..
We had a lovely breakfast on the roof of Riad and started our walk around the city.
We were walking around town and before we knew it we were told to follow someone who was alledgedly going to the tanneries for a one day only experience.... we kept following through the winding …
Yeay... flight took off fine and landed on time.
A 2 hour wait at customs in Marrakech did not make for happy bunnies... tempers in the queues were getting worse as the time increased and people handed friends and friends of friends passports to the front of the queue and we waited.
We arrived at Dar Silsila, 11 Derb eh Jadid Ek …
... contradiction: harsh and cruel and unforgiving yet nourishing, symbiotic and ultimately resilient. Our visit here was brief but long enough to flood our imaginations. Her people are generous and warm but, like so many of us, deeply stained by a narrative of plunder and oppression. Her land is open and wild, at times bordering on the mythological. Her abundance of life in incomprehensible. Unlike any ...
... to the city. It's still full summer along Clifton Beach. Skinny boys play cricket on the sand. Teenagers in black wetsuits ride the curling wave. Anchored offshore is a small flotilla of pleasure craft packed with bronzed young people. The party is in full swing. We hear its rhythm. We order espresso and fresh fruit tarts at a quaint French bakery in the De Waterkant, Cape Town's garishly painted up gay quarter. We hang out with Nancy, a modern day ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dar Silsila Marrakech
Just the best!
We have just spent a week in Marrakech in three different riads, but the three nights at Dar Silsila were definitely the best! Jean Patrick is the ideal host and nothing was too much trouble for him. He recommended trips, arranged taxis and the meal we ate at the riad was excellent - well done Aisha!
The rooms are decorated to a very high quality and I liked Jean Patrick's choice of music. Very much recommended - and very reasonable room rates.
When we saw the reviews for Dar Silsila on Trip Advisor it really seemed too good to be true. After much deliberation we decided to take a leap of faith and book it. We couldn't have made a better choice!
If u want a Riad experience in Marrakech, this is perfect.
From both travelling all over the world for my occupation and staying in a great many hotels/guest houses, and, recognizing that where you stay when traveling can "make or break" your trip, I feel overwhelmed to sing the praises of Dar Silsila. This riad is the epitome of peace and tranqility amid the noise and the haste of the Medina. Upon entering, the silently flowing wall fountain, bursting papyrus and orange trees, illuminous paintings, ornate tiled beauty, fantastic architechtural design and comfortable nooks relaxed my mind, body and spirit immediately revealing that I had found the 'perfect spot'. Yet, this was just the beginning!
When you've lost faith in mankind and/or have tired of despondent stays in so-called elite establishments, get thee to Dar Silsila pronto. Our previous trip to Marrakech saw us at La Sultana, a five star hotel in the medina, which, if being cocooned and treated with kid gloves is what you're after, ticked all the basic boxes.
Partly on the basis of Trip Advisor member recommendations, a friend and I booked 2 rooms for 3 nights at Dar Silsila (we wanted a room each). We were looking for a comfortable, reasonably-priced riad in the Medina within easy access of the soukhs, restaurants and the wider city (taxis,etc). Dar Silsila couldn't have been better: the rooms are air conditioned and furnished with restrained elegance; the location is superb and the price - for the quality of accomodation - is extremely good value.
A fantastic place to stay. It is centrally located - about a 5 minute walk east from the Koutubia Mosque just off of Rue El Koutubia in the medina. After a hectic outing in to the medina, there was nothing quite like getting back to the tranquil atmosphere at Dar Silsila. Jean-Patrick was an incredible host. Each morning after our rooftop terrace breakfast, he would help us plan our agenda for the day. This was invaluable, as the medina can become quite the labyrinth. On our last evening, the staff prepared us a wonderful dinner that we enjoyed in the open-air internal courtyard. On top of the great hospitality, the place itself was gorgeous - impeccably detailed. I would highly recommend Dar Silsila to anyone spending time in Marrakech.
The Dar Silsila was a lovely place to stay on our first visit to Marrakech. Not only is it conveniently located to square of Jemaa l-Fna (five minutes walk) and main hot spots, but the staff were all really great. Don't mind the narrow streets arriving to the Riad - as it all adds to the charm of being in the Medina
Dar Silsila is a beautiful, calm oasis in the madness of Marrakech. Lovely European conveniences combined with Moroccan charm...you have a wonderful host, a gorgeous rooftop terrace and tranquil surroundings -- what more could you ask for?
We stayed five nights at the Dar Silsila and just could not fault the place. Jean-Patrick is the most gracious of hosts and made us feel welcome from the instant he met us at the airport for our transfer to the riad. We stayed in the Menzhe room which was beautiful, quiet and there were even scattered rose petals on our pillows left by the wonderful Ayesha. Its location is fantastic and the perfect sanctuary after a long day spent amid the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Our visit to this amazing city was made all the more memorable for having stayed here and we would certainly do so again.