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“We felt like honored guests in the home of a friend”
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Dar Soukaina
Ranked #170 of 501 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 May 2011

Our (husband and 22 yr. old daughter) first time in Marrakesh and staying in the medina was part of the experience. Dar Soukaina - Riad Sophie was a calm oasis in the middle of the unexpected almost frantic energy of the city. We were a short and exciting walk from the main square. Omar was amazing from our initial email contact. The food was excellent, the room clean and comfortable and the service matched any 5 star hotel I have stayed in - on this and other vacations. Five star is the same almost everywhere - this was an experience.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

The Riad is perfectly located in the heart of the Medina in a quiet sidealley. The staff is very helpful and the owner welcomes all his guests personall, latest at breakfast, which is by the way very riche and delicious. The rooms are very tidy and cozy with comfortable big beds for a great sleep! The houskeeper is an angel too, she makes up your room aevry day like you have just checked in!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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DARSOUKAINA, Directeur général at Dar Soukaina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2011

We thank you very much for this view, which helps to feel pride and work to provide comfort to our guests.
We invite you to join us next time, and be sur, more offers are waiting for Dar Soukaina's freinds.
Welcome to dar Soukaina, your home in Morocco.

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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Dar Soukaina provided me and a few of my close friends with a genuine experience of Morocco. The food was amazing, the house was beautiful and the service top notch. Breakfast was incredible, my favorite being the mesemens. So much so I had to ask for the recipe, which Omar generously provided. I could go on and on about how generous the service was. They were attentive, respectful and welcoming. We felt completely at home; the rooms were impeccable and beautifully decorated. It almost felt like stepping into another world. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of stay in Morocco. We will definitely visit Dar Soukaina again! Don't miss out!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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DARSOUKAINA, Directeur général at Dar Soukaina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2011

Dear Sir and Madame,

Thank you very much for your kind review, Its really nice to know That you enjoyed your stay at Dar Soukaina where your safety and satisfaction is our primary concern,

Your are always welcome to Marrakech and to Dar Soukaina,

Once again, thank you for choosing Dar Soukaina.

Be Well and God Bless.

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Reviewed 14 March 2011

My partner and I stayed at Dar Soukaina for one week in March and had an absolutely wonderful time. Omar organised a car to pick us up at the airport, and we were at the Riad within 20 minutes of arriving. The staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome and our room was beautiful and comfortable, with traditional fixtures and fittings.

We both looked forward to the complimentary breakfast each morning which was the ideal way to start the day. We ate delicious Moroccan pancakes and bread, fruit salad, eggs and fresh orange juice every day.

The Riad is situated in the heart of the Medina, and we were able to walk to the Djemaa-El-Fna in 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. The surrounding streets are winding and numerous so I recommend getting a map from the Riad before you venture out! Omar or one of the staff will point you in the right direction if you’re unsure! There is also a good spot to grab a taxi just a couple of minutes from the Riad if you’re going further afield.

On one of our last nights at Dar Soukaina we thought we would try the food cooked in-house (let them know in the morning!). It was honestly the best food that we had during our stay and we found the meal very romantic, with candlelight in the courtyard.

Overall, Dar Soukaina was the perfect place to get away from the noise and bustling streets of Marrakesh. I can’t praise the staff highly enough as they were always helpful and attentive, no matter what time of day, yet were not overbearing and left us in peace when they weren’t needed. I will be recommending Dar Soukaina to any friends and colleagues intending to visit Marrakesh, and will be staying there again on my next visit – 10/10!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

We're a family of five with three teenagers. We spent the first two nights of our Moroccan vacation here in this peaceful hideaway. Omar helped us to plan the remaining four days of our trip, but did not push us to use his suggestions. In fact, he advised that we ask around and see if we could get better prices, encouraging us to enjoy negotiating as Moroccans do. Our kids say that the hearty, delicious breakfasts were their favorite part of the riad,. My husband and I especially liked the rooftop oasis. But honesty, don't try to find Dar Soukaina on your own! When we called from the nearby square, Fatima was there to meet us in no time, and staying in the maze-like medina was a huge part of the charm. Every staff member went of of his/her way to make us feel pampered and welcome. Thank you!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Dar Soukaina

Address: No19 & No24, Derb El Farrane, Quartier Riad Laarouss | Marrakech Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#88 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $46 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Soukaina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merely 10 minutes by foot from the famous Jemâa El Fna square, 3 minutes from the souks, in the heart of the prestigious Dar Bacha district and near a parking guarded day and night, Dar Soukaina invites the traveler in search of tranquility and of authenticity to savour the peace and refinement of a elegant old traditional ryad, in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. The discreet but thoughtful service of Omar and his team. ... more   less 
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