About this listing
DAR AHWACH, a whole tradional house (riad), ideally located for friends, couple(s), from 2 to 6 or 7 people. Price 75 €/night the Suite for 2 people. Two other bedrooms: 50 € each/night. Weekly rent; 480€ for 2 people, 660€ for 4 and 850€ for 6.
DAR AHWACH: To be rented in total exclusivity even by renting for 2 people! Charming renovated riad at Dar el Bacha area, in one the most pleasant and safe areas to live in. The surrounding is pleasant with a close and easy access for cars and (email hidden) to Jamaa el Fna square and also close to the souks.
Chic and romantic typical house, comfortable, clean, tastefully decorated, DAR AHWACH offers: a large suite + 2 bedrooms, each with its shower room and WC, a small pool in the patio, a flowered terrace, a living room with TV and fireplace, a dining room, an equipped kitchen. The 2 smaller bedrooms cannot be rented alone.
The best way of travelling, of knowing a country and its people, is to share their way of life. By living in DAR AHWACH in the traditional and typical housing environment of the medina, you penetrate into the heart of the Moroccan ancestral culture.
Equipment: wifi, telephone, TV, DVD, air-conditioned, safety boxes, washing machine, bilingual information, maps and books on Morocco.
Services included: welcome at airport (free for a stay of 1 week, 10 euros for less than a week), house keeper, moroccan breakfasts, daily cleaning, linen included. Possibility to order meals (between 8 and 20 €). Possibility of baby-sitting. During your stay you will have the assistance of a very help full and devoted house keeper. Guides and maps in English and French available in the house. Possibility of excursions with a driver at competitive prices.
DAR AHWACH is ideal for couples, friends as well for families, it can accommodate 7 people maximum.
1) RATES in USD for 3 nights and for a complete week (exchange rate in September 2014):
Suite for 2 people: 98 USD/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 622 USD;
Suite + 1 bedroom for 3-4 people: 155 USD/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 856 USD;
Suite + 2 bedrooms for 5-6 people: 214 USD/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 1100 USD
Supplementary bed in the lounge or in the Suite: 20 USD/night; for a week: 135 USD.
2) RATES in EUROS for 3 nights and for a complete week:
Suite for 2 people: 75 euros/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 480 euros;
Suite + 1 bedroom for 3-4 people: 120 euros/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 660 euros;
Suite + 2 bedrooms for 5-6 people: 165 euros/night (3 nights minimum); for a week: 850 euros.
Supplementary bed in the lounge or in the Suite: 15 euros/night; for a week: 105 euros.
See our site under the name of the house with authentic testimonies of vacationers. Officially registered company and staff.
The guests have access to the whole house, except the one or two bedroom(s) if they are not rented by these guests.
Interaction with Guests
I keep in touch through mails and telephone calls. Sometimes I welcome them personally or I see them at their departure. Otherwise, the house keeper takes care of them.
The neighborohood is pleasant, the small street (derb) is quiet and the area is safe. There is a gardien in the street from 9 p.m. staying late in the night. There is an easy access for cars and taxis, it is close to the souks and at 8 minutes to Jamaa el Fna. There is an open market in the surrounding and many shops around (baker, groceries...)
Taxi station at 2 minutes. Welcome at the airport by our driver: it is preferable to have our own driver to prevent the mess at the taxi station at the airport...). Cost of transfer: 10 euros.
Possibility of parking at 3 minutes (riad Laarous area).
Other Things to Note
Our rates include: breakfasts, daily cleaning, wifi, TV, linen, safetyboxes, hair dryers...
Possibilites of meals: menus at your disposal (from 7 to 22 euros/person, 1 menu for 2 children).
No excessive alcohol, no drugs, no group of men, no girls from outside... For reasons of morality, the house is strictly reserved for guests coming via Airbnb rental. External guests or unexpected guests without prior permission are prohibited. Violator, host or intruder, will be asked to leave the premises.
It was a pleasure to stay at Francoise's riad! From the moment we were met by Faysal at the airport, we felt in excellent hands. Both Sabah and Faysal are such kind, pleasant people, and they really made us feel at home. (Make sure you try Sabah's excellent cooking!) Faysal took us on both "standard" and personalized trips, and we very much appreciated his services, since we don't speak much French (and no Arabic). The riad is fantastic! A true oasis in the chaos of the medina and convenient to virtually everywhere we wanted to go. Temperatures were over 40C while we were there, and it was great to be able to come back and cool down in the air-conditioned rooms. Cooler early mornings and late nights were also delightful on the rooftop -- a magnificent view of the old city. Communication with Francoise was very good as well, and I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Marrakech.
Wij werden opgehaald van het vliegveld door Fayssal. Hij bracht ons met zijn auto naar Dar Ahwach. Hier stond Sabah op ons te wachten. Zij bracht ons naar de riad.
Sabah liet ons alles zien en verwelkomde ons met thee en biscuits.
De riad ziet er echt schitterend uit.
We had a wonderful stay for 5 nights in Dar Ahwach. The riad was stunning and our every comfort catered for. Françoise was so quick to reply to my many emails and was always extremely helpful and considerate. We ate a wonderful moroccan meal on our first night prepared for us by Sabah. Sabah was so warm and kind to us, especially the children. My children loved the plunge pool to play in when it was to hot to go outdoors and myself and my husband made great use of the beautiful roof terrace. As every other reviewer has stated it really is a peaceful haven after busy hours in the souks. On our last night we had a fabulous meal in Le jardin restaurant which is only 5 min walk from the riad, would highly recommend it for both ambience and good food. We all left Dar Ahwach with heavy hearts as we moved on to the next part of our holiday. Thank you so much Françoise for an amazing first experience of Marrakech !
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time at Francoise's riad. Sabbah our housekeeper was very friendly and helpful. We were only there for a short time but I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Marrakech!
Es war ein wundervoller Aufenthalt im Riad von Francoise. Eine super-nette Betreuung von Sabah, rundherum toll!
Vielen Dank, wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen!
Le Riad est vraiment beau un oasis au milieu de Marrakech.
Il très bien entretenu et les photos sur le site représentent parfaitement le Riad.
Il est situé dans un quartier calme mais tout près des souks.
Nous avons été très bien reçus par Sabah, un bon thé à la menthe pour nous accueillir. Le petit déjeuner était parfait.
Sabah nous a préparer sur commande un diner marocain, une très belle table.
Nous avons fait appel à Faysal pour une journée à Issaouira, qui nous a recommandé un restaurant bord de mer, c'était parfait.
Un très bon séjour.
Merci encore à Sabah et Fayssal pour leur gentillesses.
La recepción a cargo de Sabat y Faical fue excelente. Sin embargo el barrio no es lo descripto. No es de fácil acceso con un medio de movilidad, el chofer nos dejó hasta donde pudo entrar con el auto y de ahí, entre callejuelas debimos entrar con las valijas caminando, por calles que no tienen identificación alguna. En la Medina hay muchos Riad, sin embargo éste no es de fácil acceso y una tarde al perdernos nos asaltaron carteristas en motocicletas. Pasamos solo una noche de las cuatro que pagamos, ya que tuvimos mucho miedo. Creemos que no está bien aclarado en la descripción el tipo de "barrio" en el que se encuentra. De esta manera, no creo que sea un lugar seguro para los turistas. Tuvimos que contratar un hotel por los días restantes, todo a cargo nuestro, contando con la ayuda de nuestra familia desde Argentina.
Thank you for your comment about your welcome and the house.
I do not agree at all your comment about the area of Dar el Bacha, located in the medina, old part of the town. I am not alone to assert this. It is considered by people living in the town or vacationers as “bourgeois” and a very safe area. The palace of Dar el Bacha is guarded by the army and the police at 100 m. from our derb (street)! There is also a gardien at the entrance of our street (not very useful for the reason above). What would you have thought to be at other places of the medina such as Dabachi, Azbest, Mellah areas! The cars and taxis arrive at 300 m of the house which is located on the straight way to our street! (2nd street on the left). As you were welcomed and at the arrival of your taxi, and accompanied to the house, your comment about the difficulty with your luggage is not realistic! I dare to write that it is a lie.
You are young and not familiar with travels. I think that for you it was a shock of environment, of culture, so far of Argentina, your country. I agree that at a minimum, the medina is not for you, because it is not conventional. Its approach is special but it remains for a majority of people the most charming part of Marrakech and a traditional more or less preserved way of life. All the information regarding the location of the house is published in our ad, so no surprise. Anyhow, I do not want to convince you about your stupid misunderstanding and I invite you to read other comments below.
If you did not like your short stay in the medina do not disgust the others. Translation: Si no le gustó su estancia corta en la medina no dé asco otros.
About the Host, Françoise
Passionnée d'orientalisme, décoration, architecture. Je dirigie une agence immobilière, spécialisée dans la location d'appartements meublés à Paris pour des cadres de société en mobilité, leader dans son domaine. D'origine mi-auvergnate mi-italienne, je vis entre Paris, le Sud de la France et Marrakech. J'aime accueillir les vacanciers autant que je le peux.