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Dar El Kébira

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I enjoyed my stay at Riad Dar El Kebira, cosy room come with authentic decor and it feels like home, so tradition. The staff was so nice and helpful, especially Nawal. If I ever come back to Rabat, I will most definitely stay again. A Moroccan breakfast is included and the overall price is reasonable... You get what you pay for, guaranteed!!

Riad Dar el Kebira was the first place we stayed in Morocco. We enjoyed it so much, we booked it again for the end of our trip and got an additional room for a friend! Cars cannot enter the medina, so you can park adjacent to the medina or get dropped off at the entrance to the medina. You can call the hotel to send someone to guide you and help with the luggage or you can follow the green signs (which we did) to the hotel. It is at most a 5 minute walk with just two right turns. The staff is very welcoming and brings tea and snacks to the courtyard while you register. The rooms are beautiful and the air conditioning is a blessing! I had a walking cast and easily managed the walk to the riad, the stairs to the second floor room, the stairs within the two-level room, and the stairs to the rooftop breakfast. However, if you have more involved mobility issues, I would check with the staff regarding your options. The breakfast was delicious and cheerfully served by Younes. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to really feel like you are in Morocco and appreciate your surroundings, but also want to be comfortable and well taken care of by friendly staff.

We came to this Riad to have our first hammam experience and it was amazing. The lady didn't speak English though but that didn't really matter. After the hammam we ordered a few snacks and they told us 20 minutes, which wasn't true. After almost an hour we told them we're leaving, we had another appointment, and waiting almost an hour for some snacks is ridiculous.

I stayed here for the second time in the past year, and was again delighted. The staff is welcoming and attentive, and the room was wonderful. we slept with the windows open to hear the sounds of the city. The breakfasts on the roof are sumptuous, and we ate dinner twice in the exotic dining room. I highly recommend this place. Easy walk to the best of the medina, the beach, the casbah, Hassan Tower. Only issue was pickup at Casablanca Airport. I recommend either taking a cab or the train rather than relying on the car service from the hotel.

Great experience in a traditional riad. The building is beautiful and has some great traditional rooms as well as a nice rooftop. Breakfast is really good and the staff is very helpful for recommendations and travel issues.

Traveled with my two daughters. Very good service. Amazing breakfast Very safe and secure We stayed during Ramadan and the Medina was noisy. Air conditioner in room overall experience was very uniquely Moroccan.

Riad was beautiful and looked very tidy, our room was pretty small though. Breakfast was very rich. Location is also good, in the medina, near the kasbah and close to the beach (10min/walking). Parking was possible on the nearby parkinglot, no problems.

The Riad is perfect. Well located, excellent multi-lingual staff who helped us with everything: driver, airport pick up, touring, restaurants. The breakfast was wonderful with Moroccan specialties each day and the views from the roof top terrace are great. The hotel is perfectly located within walking distance to the Kasbah, medina and many great restaurants.

We had just flown 15 hours plus taken a Train from Casablanca to Rabat, so we were tired. We were given great directions to find the Riad, the only problem I did not read which gate to start at. Plenty of signs directing you if you start at the correct gate. Smail greeted us at the door and took our bags to our room. He then offered us Tea, Coffee, and snacks. Nawal took care of all our paperwork. I swear it was like Smail and Nawal were our best friends welcoming us into their home. They gave us a tour of the Riad and explained when and where breakfast would be. They also offered to have us have dinner at the Riad which we excepted. Dinner was fantastic. Smail was not just the bellmen, he was also the waiter for dinner, and the waiter at Breakfast which was served on the roof top deck. The rooms were clean and well appointed the air conditioning worked great. I would highly recommend Riad Dar El Kebira, if you are staying in Rabat. It was easy to walk to all the sites from the Riad and Nawal was able to help explain what we should see and not see, and how best get to things.

I enjoyed my stay at Dar El Kebira!! It was tricky to find but there are large signs showing the way. The riad was gorgeous and I enjoyed my room. I arrived very late after a delayed flight and the gentleman quickly checked me in and showed me to my room. Breakfast was on the roof top and more than I could eat! I got suggestions on sites before I headed out for the day which were helpful also. After a long hot day of sightseeing it was great to relax on the roof top before a tasty dinner at the riad. Thank you for my stay. I will return next time I'm in Rabat and would recommend to my friends and family.

1 Rue des Consuls Rabat

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Hassan Tower
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina of Rabat within a mile (2 km) of Hassan Tower, Dar El Kébira is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Palace. This 10-room, 5-star riad has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Rabat, the riad is also a short walk from Andalusian Garden and Oudaya Museum.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This riad is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Dar El Kébira's 10 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Dar El Kébira features a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 2 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 22 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury riad include a business center, a library, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 494 reviews