Found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try, and I can say that I had an absolute blast here. The riad is insanely beautiful and very traditional. If you want an "authentic" experience apart from the typical hotel, this is it. The riad is also located in the center of the medina so you are walking distance from everything that is worth seeing in Marrakech. Just a few minutes from the Souks and Jemaa el Fna Square (though check the advice on the square, it can be quite an overwhelming mess).
The rooms are setup to face a central courtyard and the feeling is less of a hotel room and more of a room in a private house. May take a bit of getting used to, but everyone was incredibly welcoming and added to an excellent experience. Be aware that the primary language there is French and that is mainly what the owners speak but they get by well in English, just may need to be patient.
Free wifi provided which is a MUST as most US cell carriers don't provide roaming service there.
The owners and staff were incredibly nice and welcoming and made us feel right at home. Breakfast is served on the roof with beautiful views of the surrounding city. The entrance can be a bit tricky to find but this is because the medina of Marrakech is a mash of roads and alleys. The riad is in one of the central alley's so getting exact directions can be tricky. The owner of the riad was so nice and actually took us on a tour of the square and souks (having a local is VITAL).
Best piece of advice is to arrange a direct pickup from the airport. We paid 20 Euro at the time and it was perfect as we didn't have to try and negotiate a cab fare (NOTORIOUSLY difficult) and you get a direct walk to the room.
If you want an incredible place to stay in the absolute heart of Marrakech at an affordable price, this is it! Loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dar Khmissa will seduce you with its freshness and calme. In the heart of the Medina, close to the famous Jemaa El Fna square, in a neighborhood that is the most authentic and warm Marrakech. You will see the top of his extensive garden terrace throughout the year, the heads of historical work of art marocain. In Riad Dar Khmissa, the art of living is obvious, as well as the art of giving the right to receive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Khmissa Hotel Marrakech