What We Love
- It's a 10-minute walk to Jemaa el-Fna Square
- An intimate retreat with just six rooms and a family apartment
- Views of the medina and the Atlas Mountains from the rooftop terrace
What To Know
- A tranquil escape in a heart-of-the-action location in the medina
- Rooms are on the small side; Doubles start at 108 square feet
- The Douairia Suite is a family apartment that sleeps up to seven guests
- A tourist tax of approximately $3 per person, per night (for guests 12 and over), will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Within the medina walls in Marrakech’s Bab Doukkala neighborhood, the Dar Vedra is an authentic 18th-century riad with just six rooms and a family apartment. Set around two courtyards, this charming property has a small plunge pool and a colorful roof terrace with views across the city and to the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Each of the rooms opens out to a patio, and the traditional decor incorporates brightly colored tadelakt (an ancient Moroccan plastering technique), intricate tilework and delicate iron window shutters. The rooms are small but cozy; the Single measures just 65 square feet, and the largest Deluxe Room is 161 square feet, but all come with a hammam-style bathroom. The Douairia Suite is a former private residence turned family apartment that sleeps up to seven guests on two levels. Start the day up on the roof with a hearty Moroccan breakfast including pancakes, pastries and fresh bread from the nearby Bab Doukkala market.
In the Area
Inevitably, you’re going to get lost in the mind-boggling maze of the medina, Marrakech’s walled old town and circus of humanity, but that’s half the fun. The trick is to look purposeful and politely decline any unsolicited “help” — it inevitably involves an awkward detour to some third-rate shop, or worse. Eating options abound, and there’s nothing quite like getting up above the rooftops, particularly in the early evening, at a place like Restaurant Le Fondouk, to hear the call to prayer echoing over the city. Farther afield, the Grand Café de la Poste, at the Corner of Boulevard el-Mansour Eddahbi and Avenue Imam Malik, is a sublime fusion of French cuisine and Moroccan hospitality.