Ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Dumfries, UK
Posted Oct 21, 2017
Pros: Tranquil, green and shady garden , the real Morocco , the excellent service and good food
Cons: maybe breakfast dishes could be varied and some tourist leaflets of the area, maps etc would have been useful
Location: 20/25 minutes by taxi into Marrakesh. Nothing that we found to do or visit in the vicinity. there was a village nearby but we didn't visit.
My daughter and I felt like royalty we were treated with so much respect. The Riad was an oasis of peace and tranquility, a green and bird twittering environment. We felt we were staying in a private home as it was so relaxing and no formalities such as a reception area. Our stay included breakfast which we ate next to the pool but we also had lunch and dinner on a couple of occasions on request but give them warning as it is cooked from scratch so takes a little while. The tagine was especially good. One day we asked if they had hummus but it was lost in translation, Fatima googled it and came up with a hummus type soup / dip which we were very touched by! Taxis were also booked at our request and we had the same driver each time we visited Marrakesh who was very helpful and friendly and advised us on various things. He was extremely reliable and we felt very safe with him. They also organised their own Hamman for us which was a fantastic experience and worked wonders on my skin particularly which is usually very dry. All in all I would recommend this Riad for its Moroccan authenticity, the peace and calm in contrast to the hive of activity that is Marrakesh and the excellent service of all the staff .
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 10, 2017 by karim, Hotel Management
We are happy that your stay was pleasant, We attach importance to customer reviews, which is why we have taken your comments into consideration, and will adjust accordingly. We will be happy to see you again in our establishment
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Short BreakPosted Nov 14, 2016
Location: It's 30min drive from the old town, but there is a shuttle available free of charge at 11am from the Riad and 6pm back. A few days trips available.
This is a great hotel for a short break! Very clean and tidy! Nice large pool, but the pool heater was not working. There are a number of good spa treatments available at a reasonable price. The food on the lunch and dinner menu was really good!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Honeymoon stayPosted Apr 12, 2016
Beautiful hotel and really accommodating staff, located quite far from the city centre which makes it really calm and peaceful and there is always a taxi on hand to take you straight there (20minute drive) breakfast was lovely and traditional but the same everyday
for Everyoneby Bazatop from Saffron Walden UK
Peaceful Christmas BreakPosted Dec 28, 2013
Pros: The sheer luxury and the fantastic staff.
Location: 7 miles from the city centre, easy to get to if required.
We decided to have "a get away from it all" Christmas this year. We had been to Marrakech before at Christmas 2004 and stayed in a large hotel close to the city centre. This time we chose the Riad Dar Ilham about 7 miles outside the city, what a wise choice. We had a relaxing, peaceful break far from the hustle & bustle of the Medina. The Riad was staffed with wonderful helpful people who made everything perfect. Everyone associated with this Riad deserves praise. We shall definitely return.
for Couplesby francois from Normandy
Like in a dreamPosted Dec 24, 2013
Pros: Food was amazing, staff was very friendly, room was excellent and very authentic.
Location: The Riad/Kasbah is not very well located, There is nothing around really. But you don't come There for the location but for the greatness of the place
I went there with my partner and the first word that comes up is wonderful. We both had such a great time. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly specially Nadia, everybody was full of good advices and the owner Alain is always happy to have a chat with you. We were upgraded for free into a junior suite, which was very spacious and very comfortable. Our balcony overviewed the swimming pool, and we had a couple of glasses of wine watching the sunset over the Atlas mountains, seemed like we were both dreaming. Also, the food was amazing and always came in huge portions, we always had to order a tajine for one person to share. Very rich and very tasty. All the facilities were very nice, pool was brilliant, the Jaccuzi was a bit too cold but it didn't really matter anyway.
for Everyoneby Pete from UK
Fab, restful and calmPosted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: Staff were fabulous
Cons: Keep the cats out
Location: The hotel is just great for a lazy holiday by the pool but Marrakesh is just a complimentary shuttle away.
The staff and hotel are amazing. They were always on hand and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel room was all the website had shown and the hotel itself was excellent. Eating outside in the big tents was exciting and different, sometimes the cats became annoying, but the food was just delicious. Marrakesh was busy and tantalizing, a bit European and a bit African all at the same time. A must go to place for sure!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Lovely relaxing breakPosted Apr 8, 2013
The hotel was lovely and peaceful. Always enough sunbeds around the pool and staff happy to help. Beauty treatments were quite expensive.
for Everyoneby Alesha from London, UK
Lovely gem in Morocco!Posted Mar 10, 2013
Pros: Staff extremely helpful, all requests accommodated with a smile! Great dinner/excursion recommendations and nice relaxing atmosphere.
Cons: Possible that the Hammam treatment could have been slightly longer, it was lovely however and no real complaints about the hotel.
Location: Good location away from the busy Medina, transport provided to all locations. Great relaxing surroundings.
Great Hotel...outside of the main hustle bustle but well worth the short taxi journey into town. A definite must if you are in Morocco.
for Everyoneby Garry from Manchester, UK
Captive AudiencePosted Feb 6, 2013
Pros: Pretty ,Quite
Cons: Not run as it should be
Location: out of town no local things to do or see ,a captive audience for them to charge what they want.
The staff are nice and helpful ,if a little confused sometimes .The Riad is 20 minutes from marrakesh center ,the times of free transport did not suite us so we ended up spending lots on taxi fares.£25 two way trip .This means that your pretty much eating lots of meals in the hotel which while the food is spot on its expensive ,the least we spent on meal for 2 was £45 ranging up to £65 .Good food is on offer in the town for £10 .but when you add taxis in is it worth travelling .We went on the cooking course which was supposed to be £90 all in including pick up and return but were asked for extra £20 by the driver for transport.The heated pool was cold until day 3 when they put the heaters on.There is nowhere near the Riad to go for a walk not even a small shop . I would recommend stopping nearer the center of Marakesh it will save you lots of money.
for Couplesby Nippyems from Merseyside, UK
Lush RiadPosted Jul 1, 2012
Pros: beautiful clean rooms and pools attentive caring staff, lush gardens, and fantastic nights.
Location: just the right amount of distance from Marrakesh. Taxi is easily arranged and very flexible.
I was not disappointed. The Riad was quick to respond to my e-mail regarding airport pick up which was a great relief, our taxi driver Hamid was welcoming and had a good sense of humour. We arrived late but they organised a meal for us (I would suggest the salad only if you arrive late, the portions are very big). They had also responded to my request of a room on the first floor in the Riad, which was stunning and full of charm. The room had one of the biggest beds. The shower room was fab a tip would be if you don't want little birds in your room close the shower room window, leave it open if you do, they do fly out again. In relation to food, we quickly found out portions are huge. The food is expensive but tasty. We ordered the tagine for one, which was plenty for both of us. I normally don't eat meat when in Africa but I did here and no tummy problems at all. The Dar Ilham staff especially Layla, Iman and Hamid the driver made our stay easier and were all very helpful, courteous yet not intrusive. I would highly recommend this Riad for lush peaceful relaxation and reflection yet an opportunity to dive into the wonderful hectic madness that is Marrakech centre is available too. Ps look up at night ☺