I have just had a wonderful trip to Marrakech, and have discovered a absolute gem of a hotel. Palais D’Hotes Darsor is a Riad (palace) type of hotel which is perfectly situated between the Medina (the old town) and the new city, so both centres are less than a 15 minute walk. You can also easily walk to the beautiful Jardin Majorelle and the YSL museum as well. There is a supermarket about a 5 minute walk away for those last second things you may need.
The staff are so friendly and helpful, I especially loved how well they know their beautiful city and will give you tips on what to visit at any time of the day. Soukaina, the manager is incredibly friendly and made my stay an absolute pleasure.
This hotel, is a beautiful example of classic Moroccan architecture and has a lovely swimming pool and a SPA center. One of my favourites is the ‘Moroccan room’ where you can escape the noise of the city and just relax with a cup of mint tea and just get away from it all. They have a great rooftop bar where you can relax in the early evening warmth, although at this time of the year it does get a little chilly after sundown, but in the summer I would find it hard to leave here after a long day seeing the beautiful sights. The rooms are spacious and decorated in the local style and our room had a lovely balcony to sit on whilst enjoying a tea. The hotel is very calm and very little of the noise from outside gets to you, so you can really enjoy the tranquillity after the hustle and bustle of the main street.
When we arrived we were greeted by Ahmed with some lovely cookies and Moroccan tea, and the breakfast is so fresh and actually very substantial, with great table service. They also serve dinner by request if you don’t want to venture out. A friend of mine who spends a lot of time travelling for business says the three things he looks for in a hotel are a comfortable bed, good wifi and a clean powerful shower, the Darsor certainly ticks those boxes, and is a wonderful place to relax after a long day seeing the sights of Marrakech and prepares you for the next day no matter how busy it will be. I will go back there anytime I am in Marrakech and reccomend it.