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Dar El Kébira

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

A beautiful common area and lovely rooftop. Staff were very friendly and food was delicious. Harissa soup for dinner was particularly good! Room was comfortable, not as spectacular as some others we have stayed in (but we had been quite spoiled up until that point!) Location was excellent- close to the sea, all major monuments and the old town.

I stayed at this Riad for two nights with two of my friends. The staff were extremely helpful as I needed to email them with a couple of queries before we arrived and they always responded promptly with helpful information. Finding the Riad was easy - we had difficulties with finding our accommodation in Marrakech so were concerned - as there were sign posts helping us find the location throughout the medina. The staff were extremely friendly throughout our stay particularly the staff member that served our breakfast each morning and took our bags to our taxi on our last day. As our room was split over two levels we found there wasn't a lot of excess space to put our bags and move around but overall the room was very pleasant. The room also had the best wifi connection we had throughout our travels in Morocco. I would absolutely recommend this Riad to anyone visiting Rabat.

We park outside the medina and wind our way on foot through the covered alleys to our lodging for the night - the Dar El Kabira Riad. We walk through an unassuming wooden door and into a courtyard, 3 stories tall, covered at the top with a pyramid-shaped glass ceiling. It is astoundingly beautiful, filled with light, as well as a variety of furniture and artifacts. We are invited to sit down, and are offered glasses of tea while our passports are being. processed. I am admiring a very large set of carved double doors with large barrel locks, wondering where the door leads to. Soon, we are given our keys and are led to our rooms. I nearly fall over backwards when the door I have been admiring, turns out to be the door to my room ... The room has the dimensions of a large shoebox, tipped on its side. The ceiling is at least 20 foot high, dark wood and beamed, with a single simple chandelier suspended from its center. There's a small round table to my left, holding a red velvet tagine filled with fresh fruit, and a bottle of water in an ornate cover, and a plate with a napkin and knife for the fruit, and a welcome note, rolled up and tied with a ribbon, that includes the WIFI password. The ambience of the room calls up the 1930's French occupation, with pastel ceramic light fixtures in the colors of Turner's Flamingos. I check out the bathroom and find a sink that I have only seen in photographs. It's a finely painted blue and white porcelain basin with engraved brass fixtures, sunk in to a simple white wrought iron stand. I almost don't want to leave, but we've been promised a remarkable sunset, from a vantage point that overlooks the Atlantic, near a lighthouse. But that's another story altogether ...

Very friendly & helpful staff. Nice rooftop breakfast. Excellent position in the Medina next to the souk. The Necropolis of Chellah complete with nesting storks is worth a visit only a short blue taxi ride away. Entrance fee 10Drm.

Not only an authentic and beautiful setting, the staff, especially the manager is devoted to the well being of her guests. I have encountered some problems with Royal Air Maroc regarding my flight ticket and it was impossible to solve it, making my trip very hectic. But the manager insisted to help me and to get my flight ticket right, she spent hours with the aircraft company and finally got me on the right plane. In addition, she organised all the transfers to Casablanca accordingly. Her colleagues are also warm, smiling and devoted.

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.


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.


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


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 484 reviews