Riad Dar One
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Got 1st class tix. had compartment to ourselves for awhile--laid down & slept. In Meknes 2 others came in.
Nice driver took us to the Cottages. Difficult to find, but he was very nice.
Got in our cottage, Sylvain showed us around. Went to the pool.
Laid down, not feeling well. A/C not working. Sylvain couldn't get it to work, so we moved to another cottage.
Dinner: chicken & couscous--delish.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
... which is great.
We went out and about again at around 6 pm, ready for dinner. We walked around quite a bit, looked for Jmaa El Fna, but never found it. We tried to find a cafe or something a little more "authentic," but nothing was open that we could find. We decided on this restaurant at a hotel (name coming). I was afraid it wouldn't be very good, but we walked in, and I mouthed to Hunter, "Wow." And she vigorously nodded her head.
We sat by the ...
... could be taller than it.
In the afternoon we took a ride around the old medina in a horse drawn carriage, and stopped off at the Majorelle Gardens, a very restful and shady park, which was a gift to the people of Marrakech by Yves St Laurent. There was also an interesting gallery of posters Yves St Laurent had made as Christmas cards for his friends and clients, about 30 years of these were on display.
... tightly. Big herds of sheep kick up dust as they scurry towards their respective homes.
A little girl comes running over to me. No, not to ask for money or candy—just to shake my hand. There’s something pure and unsullied about this place. A glimpse into life as it used to be in this region… before the days of mass tourism, golf courses and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiad Dar One Marrakech
A beautiful guesthouse, everything lived up to our expectations. We were met at the airport, taken to the riad and welcomed with the traditional glass of tea.
Our room was beautifully appointed, all the staff helpful and friendly. We were booked into a spa as requested the next day and provided with clear instructions and a map to find our way to and from the guesthouse.
Amina (not sure of the spelling!) cooked us a special (birthday) dinner on the terrace - the hero being a delicious lamb, fig & walnut tagine - which was truly memorable.
After a day out in bustling, noisy Marrakech, it was a beautiful haven to return to at night or just spend time in relaxing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Riad Dar One Marrakech
Questo è un incantevole piccolo riad, a 2 minuti dal Palais Bahais. L'arredo è molto alla moda, la terrazza sul tetto è fantastica per rilassarsi e prendere il sole. Era bellissima la grande vasca incavata nel bagno e il lavandino era il più grande che avessi mai visto. C'erano fiori freschi in camera e accappatoi che aggiungevano un bel tocco di classe. Soggiornerei ancora qua se tornassi ancora a Marrakesh.
Loved the decor
Lovely small riad, tucked away a short 2 mins from palais bahais.
The decor is very trendy, great roof terrace for relaxing and sunbathing. Loved the large sunken bath in the bathroom and the largest sink I've ever seen. Fresh flowers in the room and bathrobes add a nice touch. I'd stay here again on our next visit to Marrakesh.
J'ai adoré la décoration
J'ai adoré ce petit Riad, situé en retrait à 2 minutes du palais Bahais. La décoration est très branchée, il y a une super terrasse sur le toit pour se détendre et bronzer. J'ai adoré la grande baignoire dans la salle de bains, et je n'avais jamais vu un lavabo aussi grand. Il y avait des fleurs fraîches dans la chambre et les robes de chambres sont une charmante attention. J'y retournerai lors de notre prochaine visite à Marrakech.
We loved our stay at Riad Dar One
At the end of May 2007 we stayed three nights at Dar One.
This riad is, like most riads, relatively small and has about 5 rooms. We selected the riad for its superb modern design and location.
In our opinion the owner has very good taste. We liked everything: the rooms, the patio, the roof terrace, and all the details (such as the highly polished walls). We loved the riad so much we took about 25 pictures of the place.
In the end we stayed in two different rooms (the others were already booked).
Having breakfast or simply relaxing at the roof terrace is a heavenly experience, despite the heat of Marrakech.
The riad is well located within Marrakech's medina. It is close to the Palais Bahia and a 10 minute walk from the Jemaa el-Fna square.
Moreover, the service of the hotel is very good. Everyone was very attentive. Everytime we needed to take a taxi, someone from the hotel came along to make sure the taxi driver knew where to go to.
We also highly appreciated the dinner recommendations the owner, Jean Peres, gave us. The suggestions he made were spot on and he well understood what we were looking for. We very much enjoyed eating at Bô & Zin (very stylish) and Dar Zellij.
We will return to magical Marrakech and we will then again without a doubt stay at Dar One.
Le Riad Dar One est un joyau rare au coeur des allées trépidantes de la Médina. Vous vivez l'expérience du Maroc authentique tout en étant dans un Riad d'un luxe exquis.
Morceaux choisis :
Le management est absolument fabuleux.
L'attention portée au détail est imbattable. Le service est vraiment sur mesure.
Le narguilé à 3h du matin sur la terrasse.
La présentation, la propreté, les pétales de roses dans la piscine
Le personnel était génial !
Ce sera notre Riad dès que nous reviendrons à Marrakech - hautement recommandé !
Das Riad Dar One ist ein Juwel in den quirligen Gassen der alten Medina. So kann man das wahre Marokko erleben und das in einem luxuriösen Riad. Einige der Vorzüge:
- die Hotelleitung ist einfach fabelhaft
- die Liebe zum Detail ist unschlagbar - der Service hier ist total auf die Gäste zugeschnitten
- Präsentation, Sauberkeit, frische Rosen im Pool
- Die Angestellten waren super
Wir können es nur sehr empfehlen. Wenn wir wieder nach Marrakesch kommen, dann ist dieses Riad unsere erste Wahl.
Riad Dar One is a jewel amongst the hustling alleyways of old medina. You get to experience the real Morocco whilst staying at such an exquisitely luxurious Riad. Some of the best bits:
·The management is absolutely fabulous
·The attention to detail is unbeatable- the service provided when you stay at the riad really is tailor made
·The 3:00 am sheesha on top of the terrace
·The presentation, cleanliness - fresh roses in the pool
·The staff were awesome!
This will be the riyad of our choice for whenever we come into marrakech - strongly recommended!
Ein wunderschönes neues Riad in Marrakesch
Wir fanden dieses Riad im Internet. Es ist einfach etwas ganz Besonderes. Jean und sein Team sorgten dafür, dass wir uns vom ersten Augenblick an wie zuhause fühlten. Das Riad ist neu renoviert worden, der Stil ist beruhigend und edel. Es ist klein und die Terrasse war wunderschön. Die Zimmer sind sehr komfortabel und das Bad ist super. Es hat uns super gut gefallen.
Un bellissimo e nuovo Riad a Marrakech
Abbiamo scoperto questo nuovo riad tramite [---]. È assolutamente superbo. Jean e il suo personale ci ha fatto sentire come a casa non appena abbiamo messo piede dentro. Il riad è stato rinnovato da poco in uno stile bello e raffinato, è piccolo e ha una bellissima terrazza e camere molto confortevoli. Anche i bagni sono stupendi. Ce ne siamo innamorati!
Beautiful New Riad in Marrakech
We discovered this new riad through [---]. It was absolutely outstanding. Jean and his team made us feel at home as soon as we stepped in. The riad is newly renovated in a calm and refined style, it's small and has a beautiful terrace - and very comfortable rooms as well as outstanding bathrooms. We loved it!