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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.
... sitting. He double checked again, making sure he understood what I wanted: tea in the teapot, ice in the glasses. Oui. I really think he had no idea what we were doing.
Once the black tea had steeped, I slowly poured it over the ice. Voila! Iced tea. So happy. Of course, we only had enough ice for one glass, but by the time we drank that, the rest of the tea in the pot had cooled down considerably (and so had we), so it all worked out very well. The salads were amazing too.
... has air conditioning, so he got the prices for me. Marrakech to Meknes is a nearly 7-hour train ride, so I had to go with 1st Class; I just couldn't see sweltering for seven hours.
He also made an appointment for us at a spa for messages. We both woke up with migraines. Sigh. We both took Imitrex. Our appointment was for 1 pm, so we relaxed until then. Fortunately, Hunter's migraine went away. Mine improved quite a bit after I laid down for awhile.
Today we visited another mosque, I swear that Houssein is trying his very best to convert us to the faith. He told us today how during Ramadan you must not break your fast during daylight hours, it is a test of strength. In the Koran it says that if you break your fast you have 3 options to repent: 1. Fast for the next 60 days 2. Feed 60 poor people or 3. Free a slave He also told us that Mohammed the profit was a very wise man because ...
... hats, shoes and cooked snails; spices and magic supplies,... You can wonder there for hours and still don't see them all. Unique! 2. The Ben Youssef Medersa, a beautiful sample of Muslim architecture. This Quranic school, dedicated to the teaching of Islamic scripture and law, was founded in the 14th century and it is one of the most visited sights of Marrakech 3. Jemaa El Fna, the main square and the center of the medina. Irregular and lively, its ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dar El Kanoun Marrakech
Himmlischer Frieden und persönlicher Service
Ich habe mir auf TripAdvisor wahllos verschiedenste Hotels angesehen, in denen ich im Laufe der Jahre schon gewesen bin und stieß auf das Dar El Kanoun. Dort war ich schon ein paarmal (im Mai 2005 zu einer Hochzeit und dann im Dezember 2006 zu Weihnachten). Ich habe den vorherigen Kommentaren nichts hinzuzufügen. Wir scheinen allesamt die gleiche Erfahrung gehabt zu haben, es ist wie ein zweites Zuhause mit unglaublich netten und zugänglichen Eigentümern.
Der beste Beweis dafür ist, dass ich hier ohne Wagen anderhalb Jahre später noch einmal wiederkam (das Hotel liegt außerhalb des Stadtzentrums) und die Tatasche, dass ich normalerwiese immer gerne andere Hotels probiere, das spricht wirklich für sich. Ein tolles Hotel.
Exceeded All Expectations
Staying at the Dar El Kanoun was the best decision we could have made. Everything was perfect. The accomodations were clean and comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious. (You should definitely have dinner here.) But, most of all, Omar and his team happily take care of your every need. You should definitely take advantage of the taxi service arranged by Omar. We saved so much time and money.
We have been fortunate to travel to many places throughout the world but I have never received as much personal attention as I did at the Dar El Kanoun. We asked for a lot of assistance (golf arrangements, dinner, day trips, local culture, etc.) as we tried to do many things in a few days. With Omar's constant help and guidance, our high expectations were not only met, but were exceeded. A new standard has been set for service. We will now be measuring everything else against Omar and the Dar El Kanoun.
Omar is the greatest host EVER
We arrived in Marrakesh without reservations and Dar El Kanoun happened to have the first night available. The food was good, the riad is luxurious, and best of all Omar is possibly the nicest man in all of Morocco. He arranged for us to stay in an apartment in his apartment building, hooked us up with a rental car, and even arranged a taxi to the airport 3 days after we left Dar El Kanoun.
Like many riads its a bit out of town (10 minute walk to the edge of the medina, and significantly longer to Djemaa el Fna), but if you don't mind that, this place is great.
Omar est le meilleur hôte DU MONDE
Nous sommes arrivés à Marrakech sans réservations et il se trouve que le Dar le Kanoun était le premier endroit à avoir une chambre disponible.
La nourriture était bonne, le Riad est luxueux, et surtout, Omar est probablement l'homme le plus gentil du Maroc. Il a fait en sorte que nous dormions dans le même bâtiment que lui, nous a mis en contact avec un service de voitures de location, et nous a même commandé un taxi pour l'aéroport 3 jours après que nous soyons partis de Dar El Kanoun.
Comme beaucoup de Riads c'est un peu en dehors de la ville (à 10 minutes de marche de l'orée de la Médina, et Djemaa et Fna est beaucoup plus loin), mais si ça ne vous pose pas de problème, cet endroit est génial.
Doesant get better ........
Cant say much more than the post below..........the guest house is refreshingly away from the town centre but Omar arranges cabs to take and collect you..just over £3 to the centre........no need to haggle and no chance of being ripped off..........the food here is superb.........would definetly stay here again.....Tim Pearse.
Besser geht's nicht
Ich habe den anderen Bewertungen nicht viel hinzuzufügen ... das Gasthaus ist schön vom Stadtzentrum entfernt aber Omar besorgt einem Taxen, die einen überall absetzen und auch wieder abholen. Bis zum Zentrum kostet das Taxi um die 5 Euro. So braucht man um den Preis nicht zu feilschen und man wird auch nicht über's Ohr gehauen. Das Essen hier ist ausgezeichnet. Ich würde hier auf jeden Fall wieder einkehren.
Home away from home
The Riad is modern, comfortable and clean. It has the feeling of staying at a friend's house (a very clean and tidy friend). Omar and Geraldine are lovely people. Omar gave excellent recomendations for places to eat and directions for getting around (great place to stay if you are renting a car). Geraldine was always very friendly. We felt very comfortable leaving our daughter in the house when we went out - we rarely do this (she is only 2).
Stayed at the Dar El Kanoun riad in the quiet suburbs of Marrakech where wonderful hosts, Omar and Geraldine, were ever present to look after my family's needs. Lovely villa, pretty garden and pool, wonderful food, and Omar and his staff on hand to help. Great value for money and Omar was there for advice on restaurants, places to visit and even transportation, including the pick-up from the airport. Taking 3 children was initially a concern (you know what I mean!), but Dar El Kanoun suited them perfectly, from the pool, to the food, and even the English DVDs; baby-sitting was a breeze and allowed my wife and I to enjoy a couple of fantastic restaurants by ourselves. Would certainly go back and won't hesitate to recommend Dar El Kanoun. Greta for families and given only 4 rooms, couples in need of quiet! A top pick!
A real gem
We have just returend from 12 days in Morroco travelling around 5 of which were spent at the Dar El Kanoun. This place is a real haven from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. A bit out of the centre but well worth finding.
Omar & Geraldine provide an excellent and personal service. The place is very comfortable & homely, with meals prepared for dinner on request and of a very high standard. Staying here was the most relaxing part of our trip & we went back 3 times over a period of days. The rooms are large & very comforatable with all the facilites you would expect from a top hotel.
The lovely garden has a small pool, which would be a boon in summer.
I would definately recommend this place if you like the personal touch, and would return here again ( as we already did!!).
I contacted Omar directly via the website to book & he could not have been more helpful.
Give Dar el Kanoun a try, you won't regret it!!
Une adresse à recommander.
J'ai trouvé cette adresse un peu par hasard, mon seul critère étant de ne pas séjourner dans un hôtel classique!
Nous avons été conquis dès le départ.
On nous ont réservé un accueil chaleureux avec un service discret et attentionné tout au long du séjour, et toute l'équipe sur place se pliait en quatre pour devancer la moindre de nos envie ou nous renseigner sur les choses à faire.
La cuisine est fantastique (à la carte), les chambres très confortables et joliment décorées et le lieu très calme.
Une adresse à recommander et un bon rapport qualité prix si l'on recherche un hébergement et un service vraiment de qualité.