In the Heart of the Old City
Posted Mar 13, 2015 on Hotels
Dar al Hamra is a small family style hotel in the heart of the old city and only a short walk from the souk. It's located at the end of a narrow unlit alley. There is no vehicular access so for example a cab from the airport would have to drop you off on the "main" road around the corner from the alley. A throng of friendly teenaged kids will meet your cab and escort you and your luggage safely to the hotel; a gratuity is welcomed. Arriving at the hotel is an exciting way to step into the heart of the city. On the other hand it can be scary the first time, particularly arriving at night. I want to stress, however, that I've never felt unsafe anywhere in Marrakech and certainly not here.
The interior of the hotel is laid out in traditional fashion with the rooms surrounding the interior courtyard.
The staff were very hospitable and helpful with directions and suggestions.
The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable if frayed around the edges. Bring your own shampoo.
Set your expectations accordingly and you will be treated to an authentic and memorable stay in a really pleasant boutique style property in the heart of the old city. On the other hand if you're more of a coffee maker, flat screen, hair dryer and shower cap kind of traveler you may want to consider other alternatives.