“Charming boutique hotel 15 minutes from Marrakech, at Dar Layyina you can experience authentic Moroccan hospitality. With just 5 suites and a junior suite (an extra bedroom is available if you book the entire property), there's an intimate feel to this place and staff treat you as their treasured guests - it's certainly somewhere to come if you're looking for a home-from-home atmosphere. The decor, by Moroccan designer Toufik Belaffari, is stylish with a contemporary/traditional Moroccan feel - colours are soft and soothing - yet you'll also find all the mod cons you might desire. The accommodation is split between the villa and riad, but for room with a truly inspiring view, book the Royal suite, with its private outdoor seating area and gorgeous Atlas mountain vista. Food is served outside under the olive trees and is traditional Moroccan too with a daily changing menu prepared from the freshest ingredients. If you're planning on staying put, there's plenty to keep you occupied - two swimming pools, sauna, hammam, ping pong, tennis court, petanque court and beautiful park ….. or you could just chill with your book on your private terrace. A great choice for those who want an intimate hideaway, away from the frenetic city centre, but close enough to have the best of all worlds.”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
It's rare to find a Riad that looks exactly as its photos depicts. But Dar Layyina is just as breathtaking in reality as its images conjure in advance. What makes it even more special is the hospitality and warmth of the staff who make sure every need is considered. As the pictures suggest it is an oasis outside of central marrakech and whilst it's super intimate and relaxing as a couple it would also be riotously fun to take over with a whole group of friends and have no need to leave the riad all weekend.
What is there to do in the area?
In the riad: swimming pools, tennis court, petanque court, ping pong table, massages, hammam, sauna
10mn drive: Golf courses
15mn drive: Marrakech medina, Souks, Majorelle gardens….
30-40mn drive: Trekking, quad biking, horse riding, hot air balloon riding, wakeboarding...
1h30 drive: skiing (winter), Heliski,
Half-day or full-day tours (3 valleys, Essaouira, Ouarzazate)
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Traditional and continental breakfast but we adapt to any special requests
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer lunch and dinner. Our chef’s traditional cuisine is outstanding! Breakfast is included in the rate.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All the rooms are clean, spacious and well equipped and beds are comfortable. The royal suite is amazing and has a stunning view of the Atlas.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have baby equipment (bed, highchair). We can fit 1 extra bed in the rooms. Lunch and dinner are free for children under 3 and 50% off the rate for children under 12
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Dar Layyina is a perfect combination of charm, authenticity and caring.”