What We Love
- Daily Moroccan breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Located in the medina, a short stroll from Jemaa el-Fna Square
- Just 10 individually (and authentically) decorated rooms
- Four roof terraces and a petite plunge pool
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Decor is more homey than hip
- Hammam and massages available on request
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
In the middle of the medina, surrounded by labyrinthine streets a short walk from the frenetic Jemaa el-Fna Square, Dar Silsila is a traditional 10-room riad with a secluded inner courtyard, a soothing hammam and four rooftop terraces. The interiors feature jewel tones, dark wood furnishings, arched double doors and intricate geometric tilework. Each of the 10 rooms is individually decorated with plenty of authentic Moroccan touches, including lamps, chandeliers and colorful rugs. Suites come with separate seating areas. After a day of navigating the city’s ancient streets, kick back on one of the four terraces (breakfast can also be served on them), take a dip in the plunge pool or hit the hammam for a traditional treatment. Dinner can be arranged on request (just let them know at breakfast).
In The Area
In Marrakech’s maze-like medina, the hotel is within walking distance of the city’s best restaurants, markets and nightspots; just be sure to ask for directions before you go. Sip rich Moroccan mint tea at the restored 17th-century riad Dar Cherifa. Dine on modernized classic dishes such as filled pastilla for lunch or dinner in the walled garden of Dar Moha, once the home of designer Pierre Balmain and now one of the city’s best restaurants. Previously owned by Yves Saint Laurent (whose mansion overlooks the grounds), the lush gardens of the Jardin Majorelle date back to the 1920s; don’t miss the small but impressive museum of Islamic art.
How to Get There
We spent two wonderful nights here, and wished we’d had a few more. From the moment we were created by Youssef, our amazing experience began! This riad is decorated so thoughtfully with calm colours and many spaces. The rooftop is lovely and we had it all to ourselves, although there are many places to choose to sit so it would never feel overcrowded. The small pool was perfect after a hot day out. Breakfast was fresh and amazing, and came with another lovely greeting each morning from Ibrahim. Staff, service, stay were all impeccable. Highly recommended!
We were visiting to attend a wedding and chose Dar Silsila over El Fenn!! We are so pleased with our choice and our stay. You get special attention every minute of your stay. The owner Alex knows "hospitality". We were blown away with Alex's willingness to help make sure we had the best time in Marrakeech - he negotiated taxi prices, arranged for car and driver, made sure the attractions were available/open ----- what else is left?!! The Riad is absolutely cozy with the old world charm and all the modern amenities. Great location, very friendly staff and very clean rooms; delicious breakfast. We highly recommend this Riad and we will definitely stay here during our next visit.
My wife and stayed here with some family whilst attending Marrakesh for a wedding. Generally the hotel is in excellent order and very beautiful. The roof terrace is lovely and a great venue for breakfast (which is excellent) or drinks. The hotel staff are generally very friendly and helpful and always on hand to give advice or help. The only slight negative is that the staff are insistent on keeping people quiet during the evening/night and can be a little rude in enforcing this. Great location for the Médina and souks and would recommend for a stay.