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Old ryad of a caïd located in one of the best areas of the Medina: the Sidi Abdel Aziz.Very close proximity of the souks, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Museum; central to restaurants, cafes and places recommended for visiting!

The space

Nested in the heart of the old medina of Marrakech and few minutes away from D'Jema El Fnaa main square, Dar Saria, the 16 pillars house, welcomes you to make you discover the hidden charms of the unique red city of Morocco. Our home is an ancient Caïd’s house which explains the particular care given to the ornamentation of the pillars’ capital surrounding the patio.
Built according to oriental houses traditional plan, all rooms open up onto a central garden. This little intimate palace singularize itself by thick walls carved with inscription to Allah’s glory and marble ground to reflect light and to refresh during summer.
Two suites and a double bedroom are soberly decorated, with hunted trinkets, local art craft and beautiful ethnic pieces also revealing our taste for Black Africa. The patio is planted with a four season lemon tree and a bougainvillea throwing its red flowers to the well of light. The terrace painted with tones of the desert offers towards South a panoramic view on the Atlas snow and closer towards East, the elegant minaret of Ben Youssef Mosque.
All entering Dar Saria climbs few steps to paradise…
Dar Saria’s team.

Guest access

Travelers have access to all the riad: patio to the roof terrace!

The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking



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1 night minimum stay

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Katy User Profile
December 2016
Cecile's ryad is splendid, central, and quiet. They provided a crib for our baby and us of the kitchen. The best thing about our choice, however, was Ahmed, the caretaker of the home. He was helpful, gracious, available, and speaks perfect English, French, and Arabic. He showed us the best places to buy certain goods, negotiated for us, made breakfast, arranged transit, set fires in each bedroom every night of our stay, and anything else we needed. It would have been a much more complicated stay without his assistance. The place is steps away from the Jemaa El Fna, a taxi stand, a police station, restaurants, street food, etc. I highly recommend this host and this home.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2016
This place is unbelievably beautiful architecturally and is decorated with absolute taste. Stunning! We were a group of 6 people in Marrakesh for a photo shoot and could not have asked for a better spot to stay in terms of location, and Ahmed who runs the house (and helped us with airport transfers and other logistical needs) was a gem and made the stay easy and stress-free. He is the best. I would LOVE to stay here again in the future.

Diogo User Profile
January 2016
Our experience at Dar Saria was very good :) we were greeted by Ahmed and his wife and they went to all the extents in order to make our stay all the more enjoyable. The Ryad itself is beautiful, and you truly get a sense of peace while you're there and you can recharge batteries before going outside into the real world. Highly recommended!

Janine User Profile
April 2015
Everything worked out perfectly - pick-up at the airport, handing us over to priceless Ahmed. Cècile, beside your place, Ahmed and Bouchra are jewels. Ahmed will organize anything possible, he even fixed to hire the traditional donkey-carts with drivers to get us around the medina - much to the amusement of everyone out there, and much to the relief of my over seventy year old friends who were not too well on foot. The place is as beautiful and clean as it looks on the pictures and we ate the best food during our whole stay cooked by Bouchra. Very worth the experience. The smell downstairs can be a bit unpleasant at times, but upstairs and on the roof your fine.
Cécile User Profile
Response from Cécile:
Dear janine Thanks again for your kindness . The smell you spoke, dixit Ahmed, comes from outside the house in the Medina ! He'll do something to eradicate !!
April 2015

Samantha User Profile
October 2014
Cecile was very helpful throughout the booking process and sent through tips and all the information that I needed. Once I arrived Ahmed, the manager at the villa organised to meet us at the taxi stand and help with our luggage. Ahmed was most helpful and incredibly kind. He made our stay. He was always on hand to help with anything we needed and would check in throughout the day and night to make sure we were ok. The riad was exactly as in the pictures- it was lovely and the rooms decorated beautifully. We felt very take care of and would highly recommend staying here and will be back!

Benji User ProfileBenji is a superhost.
August 2014
The Riad was beautiful and clean, and wonderfully styled and presented. I wish we had stayed a few more nights! Ahmed was courteous and helpful, a real gentleman.
Cécile User Profile
Response from Cécile:
Thank you so much for your writing : we know the kindness of Ahmed . Cécile.
August 2014

Jason User Profile
January 2014
The ryad is a stylish, peaceful and calming home. We particularly enjoyed it after a long day wandering around the overwhelming Marrakech. Ahmed and the local lady who worked in the house were super helpful and friendly. Every day we had our room warmed by real wood fire and have breakfast prepared. We were a group of 6 and we sometime got a bit demanding. Ahmed and the lady responded to all of our requests from buying stamps, booking cars, to searching last minute spa for us. We even had the lovely experience of cooking our own tagine at a local kiln assisted by these friendly locals. It was definitely a great place to stay and we sincerely thank them for taking good care of our needs at our stay!

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Brussels, BelgiumJoined in April 2012
Cécile User Profile

We, my husband and I, are travelers and we like to welcome guests in the african way where the host is always a envoy send by god!

We also have a bnb in Hoeilaart (close to Brussels) where we live, my husband and I, in a splendid "art nouveau"house in the country.

Languages: English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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