Hidden in the heart of the Medina (old walled town), Dar Darma is ideally situated only a few minutes’ walk from the souks, the Museum of Marrakech and the famous square Jemaa El Fna. This Moroccan boutique stay is the perfect starting point for discovering the beauties of the city.
The moment you enter this magical place it feels like being in an art museum. Dar Darma is not a traditional hotel rather a unique and private residence. This 18-th century ‘’Dar’’ (traditional house) has retained many of its original features. Think of hand painted wooden ceilings, antique doors, carved plasterwork, precious fabrics and more luxurious decoration in a Moorish style with a strong Italian influence.
This old imperial residence has just 6 luxury units, all overlooking the patio which is the heart of the Dar. The two big apartments (with 2 bedrooms) and four double suites are spacious and carefully decorated, with colour schemes that gently reflect their names.
A shopaholic could spend a lifetime here, browsing through the stalls of the souks’ narrow alleys and equipping an imaginary (or real) second home. But when staying at Dar Darma, save some time to relax in the traditional hammam or on the roof terrace after a plunge in the little pool. During lunch or dinnertime don’t forget to try the culinary secrets from Dar Darma’s talented cook.
Good to know: the atmosphere at Dar Darma is very informal with no specific times for breakfast, meals or check-out.