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.
Super séjour ! Fayssal nous a accueilli à l'aéroport, Sabah nous attendait à l'entrée du quartier, elle a été au petit soin toute la semaine discrète et très gentille nous l'avons laissé à regret. De même que Fayssal qui nous a accompagné à Ourika, discret, ponctuel et agréable c'est un véritable + pour ce séjour d'une semaine ! Françoise à était top, très organisée et disponible, elle a mit à notre disposition ses contacts, ses coups de coeurs et envoyé avant le départ tout un tas de conseils et d'informations utiles sur la culture, les choses à faire à Marrakech, celle à éviter, très important qand on a que 7 jours pour découvrir une ville et ces environs. Riad exactement conforme au photo.
Retour à l'aéroport payant 100drh, alors que nous pensions qu'il était compris dans la location comme l'était la prise en charge à l'allée...
Délicieuse cuisine de Sabah autant pour le diner que nous avions commandé pour un soir que pour les ptits déjeuner compris dans la location ! Ne pas hésité pour des conseils culinaires que Sabah donne et inculque avec plaisir !
Merci Constance. Je suis heureuse que vous et votre famille ayez pu profiter de votre séjour à Marrakech malgré le désagrément de la panne de la pompe du bassin rapidement résolu.
Seuls les séjours d'une semaine bénéficient d'un accueil gratuit de notre part, l'accueil pour les séjours de moins d'une semaine restent à la charge des vacanciers. Ceci est clairement indiqué sur Airbnb et notre site. Il n'est écrit nulle part que les retours sont payants... d'autant pus que le prix des séjours sont étudiés au plus juste sachant que Dar Ahwach fait face à toutes les charges administratives, sociales et financières du point de vue légal au Maroc pour ce type de location.
Bien sûr je transmets vos appréciations favorables à Sabah et à Fayssal !
We really enjoyed our stay in Dar Ahwach for 1 week during July/August. The riad is a real peaceful escape from the busy and bustling streets of Marrakech - the sun terrace is beautiful and the air conditioning was much appreciated in the bedrooms. Sabah made us feel very welcome and her breakfasts were excellent. I would also recommend ordering an evening meal in the riad - her chicken tagine was my favorite meal of the trip. The location in Dar El Bacha was also perfect and was relaxed with some nice nightspots/restaurants close by - but only a short walk to the busy 'square' and souks. I would certainly stay at this riad again if staying in Marrakech.
Dar Ahwach is a dream. We arrived and were driven to Dar El Bacha by Fayssal, where Sabah was waiting to great us and walk us to the road, which is two minutes away. The riad is gorgeous, exactly as beautiful as in the pictures, with a bakery just around the corner for fresh bread in the mornings. The area is guarded, so it feels very safe...we never felt nervous at all. The souks are also two minutes away, which is great after a long day of haggling and shopping. Jema al Fnaa is not far away, we usually walked there in the evenings for dinner and took a horse carriage home. The highlight of the trip was Sabah and her warmth, not to mention her cooking! Definitely the best food we had for our whole trip! Her breakfasts and mint tea was always a treat. Fayssal took us for a day trip to Essaouira too, which was beautiful, a different world compared to Marrakech! We spend a week at Françoise's riad, and we are already missing it so much. The bedrooms were comfortable and the decoration of the whole riad was beautiful. What else can I say! A perfect trip.
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!
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.