Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Driving out of the M'goun valley along the ribbon like road cut delicately into the edge of the rich orange range we took our last look at the inviting creek below flanked by vibrant green foliage. Women busy doing their washing, the occasional mule laden with hay, whilst such a brief visit, we shall miss the beauty and life of this most endearing valley.
The scenery of the day varied, traversing arid ranges and plains, the array of textures keeping ...
... and pillows, the individual compartments also had doors you could close, and the toilet had toilet paper, soap and a hand dryer. As I write this now it seems like a really silly thing to get excited about but after 2 months in India we have come to expect nothing from anywhere and always carry our own toilet paper and hand soap. Each couchette compartment had 4 beds in it and so we shared ours with a local man who spent most of his night not in the ...
... couldn’t keep a straight face any more, I engaged in eye contact with a smile. I’m glad I spoke to him as he had the form with him and assisted me filling it in. I passed through the first of 4 border controls easily thanks to his help. At the 3rd I was waved over for a search of my vehicle, this wouldn’t be a problem just time consuming, he spoke to one of the guards and I was waved through without a problem. All I needed now ...
Today was spent in an apparently (!?) air conditioned train heading to Marrakech. Fortunately the trip was only six hours - I'm sure oxygen was starting to run out! :-) Our riad in Marrakech is amazing! Feeling quite spoilt to be here. We ate in last night, sitting under a balcony outside while there was a spectacular lightning and thunder storm. (Sigh).... the long day was worth ...
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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.