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Dar Housnia is the enchantment of a Riad

Located in the heart of the Marrakesh medina, Dar Housnia is an elegant guesthouse, consisting of a riad and a douiria—a little private house—, which succeeded in preserving the genuine charm and authenticity of Marrakesh housing. Its sober and refined decoration creates an atmosphere of quiet luxury, mixing respect of the Arab-Andalusian architecture and contemporary comfort.

Dar Housina is
a riad with 4 junior suites, an exclusive douiria with 2 rooms, including private terrace and lounge, a terrace swimming pool, unique in Marrakesh, a traditional hammam and a massage room to enjoy body and well-being cares, cosy and intimate salons with open hearths, superb welcoming roof-terraces overwhelming the medina.

Once the door crossed, succeed to the noises and agitation of streets and alleys, the calm and freshness of the thick walls, the refinement of the decorations unearthed in the souks or antique dealers, the comfort of rooms and divans, the intimacy of an open hearth, and the welcome of restful terraces to read or chat with the snow-covered Altas for horizon.

Their staff  is attentive to your comfort throughout your stay, they speak French, English, Spanish or Arabic. Bouchra, their manager, or Hicham, their majordome, will tell you what to see and places to visit in Marrakesh and the good addresses for the unavoidable shopping in the souks or in Gueliz, the modern city. Do not hesitate to ask them for advice.

Marrakesh Medina

Important centre of trade and commerce, which developed since the XIIth century, Marrakesh is at the confluence of two roads, that of caravans bringing leather, carpets or gold powder from Sahara, and the North road coming from the rich agricultural region of Fez. Passing the walls through the Bab Khemis gate —formerly Bab Fez—, the Fassian caravans entered the northeast of the medina by the place El Mokef in the district of Kaat Benahid.

Dar Housnia, a district steeped in history

Kaat Benahid stands in the district of Kaat Benahid, which is the oldest district of the medina. It is in this district that gathered the traders of Fez who established fondouks —serving at the same time as warehouses and caravanserais— or vast properties with gardens. Over time, these properties were split by inheritance and the gardens were built up, creating enclosures where the free spaces were progressively reduced. Very old, the district preserved the particular charm of its sinuous and narrow alleys —the derbs.

Every district is autonomous and possesses its mosque, its fountains, its souk, its hammam, its mill, its baker’s oven, its Koranic school…

The entry of the medina to arrive to Dar Housnia, is done by the Bab Keshich gate up to the place El Mokef where stop taxis and cars. The riad is reached by crossing a typical and much lively souk, and stands at less than 200 m from the place El Mokef. Luggage is forwarded in complete safety by “carrossas” for those who reserved a transfer to the riad.

Dar Housnia is situated at 5 minutes from the souks, the Mosque Ben Youssef, the Medersa Ben Youssef, the Museum of Marrakesh, the Koubba Almoravide, the Museum of Photography, and less than 15 minutes of the legendary place Jemaah El Fna. The privileged situation of Dar Housnia allows to visit on foot all the historic sites of the medina.

Location

2 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Kaat Benahid
40000 Marrakech
Morocco

The charms of Dar Housnia

Dar Housnia is a haven of harmony and serenity in one of the most authentic and liveliest districts of the Marrakesh medina.

It is, on the return of souks, the luxury of some breaststrokes in the clear water of a lovely terrace swimming pool, the relaxation of a hammam or a massage with perfumed oils, the sudden chirping of a small bird in palms. It is also the pleasure of the table, the sumptuous breakfasts and, noon and evening, all the delicious local specialities simmered by Rachida the talented cook. Dar Housnia, it is simply the discretion and gentleness of a thoughtful team, who will make you savour a while, the charms of a Pasha’s life.

The Table

The day begins with a magnificent traditional breakfast : freshly squeezed orange juice, pancakes, toasts, homemade jams, yoghurt, fruits, cake, pastries, tea, coffee… usually served on the roof-terraces, in the patio or, in winter, in the dining room.

Colours and Spices

On request, Rachida cooks, for either lunch or dinner, a choice of dishes, tajines, and Moroccan pastries, coloured by country vegetables, Moroccan spices or delicious caramels. Moroccan, French or vegetarian cuisine, the choice is sometimes difficult. Authenticity, delicacy and diversity, Rachida’s table is, according to their guests, one of the tastiest of the medina. Rachida, their talented cook, does her market every day and shares readily her delicious recipes.

Cooking class with Rachida : make your market, cook and eat your meal.

The well-being and beauty cares

Besides cares linked to the hammam, Khadija, their aesthetician, carries on, just next to your room, numerous wellness cares:
  • Face cares
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Epilation
  • Massage therapies

On request

  • Airport transfer to Dar Housnia
  • Children accommodation (bed for baby or child)
  • Baby-sitting
  • Laundry service
  • An unforgettable evening with musicians, belly dancers,… to celebrate a honeymoon, an anniversary, a family reunion, a nice golf score, a dream stay…

Organisation of visits or excursions

  • Visit of souks and the city with a historic guide, a horse-drawn carriage drive
  • Car rental with or without driver
  • One-day excursions around of Marrakesh (Oukaïmedem, Ourika valley, circuit of the 4 valleys, visit of a Berber market, day in the country laying by a pool, Essaouira…)

Golf service

  • 4 golf bags at your disposal
  • Reservation of golf course
  • Shuttle to golfs,…

The Patio suite

Suite

The Patio suite, the most authentic.

Rates : on request


The Glaoui suite

Suite

The Glaoui suite, the “honeymoon” suite.

Rates : on request


The Fez suite

Suite

Fez, the souvenir of Eugène Delacroix.

Rates : on request


The Mogador suite

Suite

Mogador faces the patio and open sky.

Rates : on request


The Douiria

Suite

The intimacy of a small private house.

Rates : on request


Riad exclusive

Riad

The riad in exclusivity, to feel at home.

Rates : on request


Dar Housnia
Entire Property

Riad

Dar Housnia exclusive, a unique experience.

Rates : on request


Rate Information

  • Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing unless otherwise stated.
  • Rates mentioned are in Euro (EUR).
  • Rates mentioned exclude local tax of EUR 3 per person per night.
  • Rates mentioned include full Moroccan breakfast.
  • Rates mentioned include complimentary mint tea. 
  • Rates mentioned include tea and coffee throughout the day. 
  • Rates mentioned include mineral water and fruits basket in the room.
  • An additional bed (according to availability) is euro 30 per night.

Extra Rate Information

  • Minimum 3 night stay during High season.
  • Minimum 2 night stay All year round.
  • Lunch courses is EUR 15 per person.
  • Dinner courses is EUR 25 per person.
  • Transfers either to or from the airport is EUR 20 one way (per 2 persons).

Seasons

High Season

  • from March 25 to June 11, 2017
  • from September 30 to November 12, 2017
  • from December 20 to January 7, 2018

Booking Policy

The riad suites and the douiria

  • To guarantee the booking a valid credit card is required.
  • To guarante the booking a 30 % deposit required at time of booking.
  • The deposit is refundable.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival date, your deposit will be refunded. 2 % of the amount of the reservation retained for set-up fees.
  • If you cancel between 30 - 11 days prior to arrival date, they will charge you a cancellation fee of 30% ( the deposit)of the booked amount.
  • If you cancel between 10 days and day of arrival, they will charge you a cancellation fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • A no show is a fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • All fees will be taken from the credit card given to guarantee the booking.

Booking Policy

The riad and Dar Housnia in exclusivity

  • To guarantee the booking a valid credit card is required.
  • To guarante the booking a 50 % deposit required at time of booking.
  • The deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel between 20 days and day of arrival, they will charge you a cancellation fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • A no show is a fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • All fees will be taken from the credit card given to guarantee the booking.

Extra Information

  • The balance of the accommodation is payable in Euros, either in cash or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard).
  • Payments by credit/debit card incur a 4 % surcharge (tax of the Centre Monétique Marocain).
  • Visitor’s tax as well as expenses for local services (meals, drinks, transfers, excursions, wellness cares…) should be paid for in cash in dirhams or in euros.

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Location

Marrakech, Morocco

2 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Kaat Benahid
40000 Marrakech
Morocco

Senses

  • Cultural
  • Design

Experiences

  • Leisure
  • Honeymoon
  • Riads

Facilities

  • Hammam
  • Massage
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurant
  • Baby sitting
  • Shops
  • Tours

Check-in/out

Checkin : 3:00 pm
Checkout : 11:00 am