Riad Dama

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1 Derb El Boumba, Arset El Houte, Medina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 25% less and rated 16% higher than other 3 star hotels

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  • Couples75
  • Solo0
  • Business100

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restaurants

by billi160

hi can anyone reccomend any good places to eat

Re: restaurants

by vtveen

There are 250 tips about restaurants on VT. Take a look at:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Morocco/Wilaya_de_Marrakech/Marrakesh-2111278/Restaurants-Marrakesh-R-1.html

Re: restaurants

by stewarth99

I cannot remember the address but AL STYLIA

Re: restaurants

by stewarth99

I cannot remember the address but AL STYLIA in the medina is an experience, very expensive. The building is a restored mechants house - beautiful. Ask any taxi driver, he'll get you to the nearest place you get to by car (the medina is pedestrianised) and you will be met by an employee to guide you through the medina to the restaurant. You'll need a big appetite to be able to cope with the set menu.
Also AL FASSIA in the new town is recommended. Similar menu, less pretentious, cheaper and run by women only.
Booking is advisable for both places.
Bon appetite.

Re: restaurants

by cabeyp

What do you mean by good? Quality or athmosphere or traditional local food?
This is not always the same thing.
I can tell you the best places for brochettes and kefta.
I can tell you the best street eateries.
I can tell you the best continental restaurant.
I can tell you the best place for a business meeting dinner/ romantic dinner...

Re: restaurants

by billi160

thanks for reply, i believe u get what u pay for so would love to hear the restaurants u recommend.
my email is
colhamb@hotmail.com
colin

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Marrakech Practicalities

by amsterdam_vallon

HOTELS AND ALTERNATIVES
Marrakech has got a couple of the lousiest and cheapest hotels in the whole country, and one of the most beautiful and exclusive hotels in the world. And everything in between.
While the actual number of hotels and hotel rooms is high, do not take anything for granted. You do well in booking your hotel room in advance, even if it is no more than the day before. But normally you will find hotel rooms if you look around in the middle or the afternoon.
Prices are quite OK for all classes. While you might hear recommendations saying that you should avoid staying in one of the hotels near Jemaa l-Fna, because of dangers of theft, this is still the most interesting area in Marrakech, and not as bad as its reputation.

RESTAURANTS AND ALTERNATIVES
Eating can be everything from rock-bottom cheap to very, very expensive. The rule applies for Marrakech as everywhere else in Morocco: Cheap places with lots of Moroccan customers offer the best food. Only to be challenged by the top restaurants in town.
Mid-price restaurants can easily be boring and not worth the extra you pay from one of the simple places.
When night falls, the Jemaa l-Fna turns into a fair of great food stalls, serving fried food of all sorts. This is a spectacle not to be missed, and the food is great, even if it is more expensive than elsewhere in Morocco.

NIGHTLIFE
Marrakech has some reputation for its nightlife in Morocco, with a large number of nightclubs and discotheques. You should, however, note that only very few of these have a local female clientele that is not at work!
Some very few places are popular with young people of Marrakech of both sexes, and sometimes it is not expected that a foreigner will be interested in visiting such a place.
Marrakech has many sophisticated night clubs with live music, entertainment, food and expensive drinks. TRANSPORT
Marrekech connects to all imaginable places. There are numerous connections going by bus or shared taxis, and they leave frequently. With very few exeptions, these will not ask for higher prices because you're a foreigner.
The only problem of Marrakech to be noted, is that there are several stations spread all around the city. A taxi driver will normally know which station applies for what destination. But if you are heading in direction of a smaller destination, even well-informed taxi drivers can know less than they claim to know, so asking around can be of great help.
Marrakech has also got train as a possible transportation form, but there is only one line, which heads directly north to Casablanca.
Not bad if you're going to Ouarzazate, is going by air. This is far more expensive than bus or taxi, but it will save you from more than 10 hours of travelling (which is not so bad, after all, considering the scenery). Flights even connect you to Casablanca, but is more an option for people in a rush.

IMPORTANT
Marrakech is much more pleasant for tourists than it used to be. The introduction of a tourist brigade, involves that not only your health is protected, but also everything else. The tourist brigade will even walk you back to the shop if you have been tricked into paying too much for a souvenir.
Marrakech should be avoided in the middle of summer, unless heat is no problem for you. July and August can be dangerous for visitors who are used to colder climate.

Leather Goods

by keeweechic about Clothes & Shoes

Leather has been one of the major industries of Morocco and one of the biggest tanneries in the country is in Marrakech. The other being in Fes. The souks are all full of leather shops displaying leather bags, jackets, caps and slippers as well as pouffes.

Dinner at Djemaa el Fna

by DanielF about Street Vendors

When the night falls, all the story-tellers, acrobats and snake charmers disappear from Djema el Fnaa and give way to the food stalls which will soon fill the air swith smoke and grilled meat and spices scents. If you do not feel confident about your stomach being resistant to the street food in Marrakesh (which is the case for many Westerners), the best option is to watch the scene from one of the many cafe terraces that overlook the square while sipping a thé à la menthe.

The Bahia Palace is filled...

by hajin

The Bahia Palace is filled with beautiful mosaics, carved plaster, and painted wood. Our guide book called it garish, but we found it pretty impressive and interesting. Here's a detail of the carving...the lower part is part of the Koran I believe.

Pay a visit to the Koutoubia...

by Krystynn

Pay a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque.

Located in the heart of the historical Medina, this landmark is indeed THE symbol of Marrakech, together with the popular Djema el-Fna Square... found just around the corner.

It is impossible not to notice the awesome minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque.... yes, at whatever hour of the day. The pink sandstone, taken from quarries once found in the hills surrounding Gueliz, changes color as the sunbeams strike it at different angles (with the passing of the day).... The effect is as if it were a gigantic torch! Quite impressive, I must say...

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