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33, Zaouiat Lahdar, Marrakech Medina, Medina, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco – Show map
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Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Turkish/Steam Bath
Food & Drink
Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Heating, Air Conditioning
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years is charged EUR 5 per person per night in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Just over half a mile from Jamâa El Fna Square and the Marrakech Museum, this traditional Riad features a rooftop terrace with a sitting area, a patio with a swimming pool and a living room with a...
Score from 236 reviews Wonderful
With a Moroccan-style décor, Riad Mehdia is a 3-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square in Marrakech. It offers a rooftop terrace and a patio with a plunge pool.
Score from 176 reviews Wonderful
This Riad is in central Marrakesh, in the Medina and a 10-minute walk to Jamaâ El Fna Square. It has 3 swimming pools, a hammam and a panoramic roof terrace.
Score from 212 reviews Very good
Riad Shama is in an 18th-century building with cedar ceilings. It offers accommodations with private bathrooms, a terrace and swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available.
Score from 204 reviews Very good
Excellent facilities, helpful staff and quiet location combined to make the Dar Alhambra the ideal place for a stay in the Medina area of Marakech. Although there was a menu available, we only had breakfast there, (which was very pleasant), so we are unable to comment on this.
The only drawback was that the nearest dropping off point to the Riad was some distance from it- about a 8 minute walk - which might make it less attractive to some. However, the hotel sent someone to meet our taxi and was able to transport our bigger suitcase on his moped which he then wheeled to the hotel with us in tow.
The Riad is beautifully decorated with a gorgeous roof terrace and art throughout. The breakfast is hearty with pancakes, muffins, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and conserves. The management were available day and night and arranged an early morning taxi to the nearby airport. The room was extremely large with a stunning bathroom with excellent storage space.
The location is smack in the middle of the souks, just behind Ben Youssef mosque. After dark it can feel insecure once you leave the Riad. Indeed my partner and I had some problems with locals and felt threatened on several occasions. Being in the middle of the souks gives you the feeling of confusion. Each day the market stalls are moved and different large doors are opened and closed. I don't think we arrived back the same way twice and it often took more than an hour to find the Riad. You can not walk to the Riad without being hassled for money by locals, often they start by asking you if you are looking for the big square. They will follow you back trying to get some money out of you - a classic scam in Marrakech.
Ideally located for wandering through the souqs on the way to the square. The owner and staff are very friendly and attentive. Make sure you contact them by email before you travel to organise a hotel transfer ( the cab driver will bring you straight to the door which is impossible to find without a guide!) the rooms are lovely and breakfast is just what you need to get you ready for a day walking. We really enjoyed our stay.
My wife and I made this the last stop on our honeymoon while traveling through Morocco. Dar Alhambra was the third Riad we stayed in during our trip, and definitely the best serviced and most beautiful. Everyone who works there were exceptionally courteous and warm. They served us complementary breakfast no matter what time we woke, and tea whenever we returned from the Medina. The house manager organized taxis and a hammam for us upon request. Everyday we were pleasantly surprised with rose petals on our bed and throughout the room. It was the perfect haven from bustling Marrakech.
Although we will definitely go back next time Marrakech, the only two issues we had with the Riad were communication. Neither my wife nor I speak Arabic or French which made working out logistics with the Riad somewhat difficult. Even so, the manager was always gracious and took as much time needed to understand what I was asking. Aside from this, their Internet correspondence was not very good. We emailed to confirm our reservation, and did not receive a reply. After having called to confirm, I emailed again with our travel itinerary to Marrakech, which was neither received nor responded to. Definitely call prior to arrival for a taxi to the Riad. It was quite an adventure finding it our first night.
Breakfast was good.
We arrived there, and we were told that the place was full despite having booked. They put us at the Riad next door.
The building was beautiful. Ideal location if you want to be in the middle of the souks. Staff were friendly, although their English (and our French) could have been better. Easy to find, once you know where it is. Ask your taxi driver to take you to the Ali Ben Youssef Mosque...
It's very noisy. You can hear everyone's conversations all the time!! Its also right next to a mosque with loudspeakers on it that call worshipers to prayer at 5am everyday - so don't expect a sleep in.
The Riad Dar Alhambra is a beautiful building staffed with caring attentive staff that provides a calm oasis amongst the chaos of the souks. Behind the modest looking entrance door lies a tastefully decorated, traditional building with all the modern facilities you may need. The level of detail attended to in the decor is a sight to behold, with beautiful tiling, carvings and plasterwork adorning every corner. Breakfast was pleantiful, tasty and relaxed. The home cooked dinners were all delicious and very reasonably priced. The rooms and interior design of the Riad are exceptional, with lots of places to relax in small groups. The bed in our suite was massive, and very comfortable - as was the spa bath! The staff and Manager - Hamid, were all great, casual and laughing all the time, which in itself speaks volumes about the atmosphere of the riad - many more well known hotels should take note! The Riad Dar Alhambra is situated within the walls of the old city, on the edges of the Souk area, so it is ideal for wandering around the many bazaars and the maze of cobbled streets to find both tiny shops no bigger than a garden shed, and vast emporiums that could furnish a palace. You will get lost at first, but that can be part of the experience too. Le Foundouk restaurant is about 5 minutes walk away, and is an ideal place for a special meal, with fine dining and cocktails in elegant surroundings. The main square, Place Jamaa El Fna - is about 15 / 20 minutes walk away, once you get your bearings through the souk. Be warned though that finding your way back can be a task in itself, particularly at night when the shops close and gates that you had not even noticed can block your route home. We found that asking for the Ben Youssef Mosque usually got us sent in the right direction!
The Dar Alhambra is a place of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the Souk area. While we would recommend the Riad to everybody, the location may not be suitable for the faint hearted, or those who may be worried by being lost inside a warren of similar looking alleys with very limited signage.
Can I give an 11 out of 10? A gorgeous house, with beautiful rooms, a very pretty courtyard and an amazing rooftop terrace. The location in the old city is just perfect. But what sets this place apart from any other is the staff, which is incredibly helpful and friendly. Hamid, the manager, provided not just help organizing our trip, friendly conversations, and patient explanations of Morroccan history and customs, but would also invite us to have dinner with him or make us breakfast at 7 in the morning when we needed to break camp early. The staff really went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable.
This is not Dar Alhambra's fault, but the Booking.com map is wrong! Do not pay attention to it. This place is not close to the Jardin Majorelle, but rather buried deep inside the Medina.
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