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We spent in Dar Ivissa 3 days on our route through Morocco. It is nice and pleasent place for a short break in Marrakesh. It is located just few steps from major attractions of the Medina. Red walking path starts just behind the corner so it is easy to find your way trough Medina. The building is quite nice although in winter time it was very cold during breakfast as it is served in open patio. Room is very pretty and clean. Hotel staff is friendly, but level of hospitality was not as high as in other our locations in Morocco - maybe because in other locations it was simply extremely high :). Taxis offered by this Dar are also much more expensive than any other taxi taken from the street of through other agencies. Anyway, we enjoyed our stay very much and I strongly recommend this little hotel for stay in Marrakesh. Good value of money :)
Meriam is a very helpful person and we felt very welcomed in Dar Ivissa.
Clean, friendly, quiet, convenient and reasonably priced. This riad is tucked away, making it initially hard to find. However, I had a superb three night stay there in late November.
The staff are polite and friendly, speaking to me in good French and English. Yussef was especially helpful, booking an extra night for me while I went to the Sahara for two nights (a tour they also helped me organise, costing just €80 for transport, accommodation, and breakfasts+dinners), and Mariam helped me figure out the maximum I should pay for a Djelleba in the souks.
My room was in the ground floor opening onto the reception area, but luckily there weren't many other people staying while I was there. The rest if the rooms are on upper floors.
There was plenty of scorchingly hot water for showers throughout the day - though the 'hot' and 'cold' labels had been switched around on my taps!
All in all, faultless. 10 minutes walk from Djemma el Fna.
*Help finding the riad:*
It is located to the right of a guard hut at the bottom of a gently sloped alley accessed through a dark archway. The archway it's self is pretty unassuming, situated as it is behind the bollards and parked cars in the corner of an area of the road that opens out a little. There isn't even any sign hung on or near the black wooden door, but I assure you, knock and someone will come to the door to welcome you in. There is another Riad called something naff like "Riad Luxury" to the left of the guard hut.
we had a rough time finding the place, i would arrange with the host at least the day before on having someone meet you somewhere, as the house does not have a number address. the ground floor room we stayed in has no sound barrier with the courtyard and kitchen. the mattress was a bit springy. the hosts were nice. there is an extra tax surcharge 20 dirham per person per night.
Nice quiet riad in the medina. Good room, friendly host, whose employee, to our surprise, spoke not only Arabic and French, but also some English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese! Recommended.
A quiet retreat in the middle of the busy souk of Marrakesh. The room was very nice, and there is a great roof terrace to relax.
The breakfast was fantastic, and got us going for hours. The people were very friendly and helpful.
Great place !!!! People very kind, rooms are beautiful, excellent position in the medina, personal very kind help you with everything and THE BEST TEA I EVER DRINK !!!!
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I had a wonderful stay at this riad - the location is great for anyone wanting to stay in a quieter part of Jamea L'fnna. The riad is clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is a great traditional Moroccan spread. The hosts are very friendly. Great value!
The Riad is very pretty and peaceful in the middle of the bustling Medina. The host and staff were all gracious and the breakfast was good. Not a five star hotel, but overall it was a great value for the price.
The only major downside is the location. It is extremely difficult to find anywhere in the Old Medina without help. Dar Ivissa is tucked away in a corner, so I recommend corresponding with the Riad about finding the place before you arrive, to prevent walking past the street 3 or 4 times like we did. The Riad is very convenient to the Djeema el Fna, but everything in the Medina is very dirty and crowded. Western tourists (like us) may be better off staying a little further away and coming in at night. Both of these issues, however, are present throughout ALL Medina riads, so if you want to be in the heart of it all, this is as great a deal as you can find!
This was a great riad in Marrakech very near the centre of the El Fna! I highly recommend it. The room was clean, organized, refreshing and quiet at night. Also, the young woman who runs the location (Fatima) is very kind, intelligent and professional. I recommend it!