Dar Musique, a beautiful and highly individual private house. In the Mouassine area of the medina, close to the Bab El Ksour (Gate of the Palaces) a well known entrance point to the bustlng medina. You are a short taxi ride away from Gueeliz, the new town, with its modern shops and restuarants and a ten minute drive from the airport.
Recently recommended by Heathrow Traveller Winter 2010 and Sunday Telegraph Life who described Dar Musique as a 'Moroccan Oasis'.
(21st November 2010)
Dar Musique is recommended in Alastair Sawdays‘s Special Places to Stay. The riad is featured in the book "Marrakech Living on the edge of the dessert" by Massimo Listri and has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine.
Also recommeded by The Observer Magazine, 'Living the Dream, ten of the best worldwide'.
From only a short walk from Djemaa el Fna square, down one of the medina winding alleyways harbours a discreet entrance.
Cross the threshold and you will find Dar Musique, a quiet calm haven. It is impossible to believe that the sounds of the hustle and bustle can disappear so completely, especially when the courtyard is open to the sky, With the rooms opening onto an internal courtyard filled with a fountain and palms.
There is an open dinning area, and two open sitting rooms on the ground floor, decorated in traditional Moroccan style.
There are four elegant airy guest rooms, each decorated in different jewel shades from ruby red to black and gold, with large luxury bathrooms.
Enter the steamy Hammam, and be prepared to be scrubbed and pummelled to within an inch of your life, then emerge butterfly-like, with baby-soft skin and a healthy glow to your cheeks. There is a massage and beauty treatment room available by trained masseurs and beauticians and a heated pool on the first floor.
A staircase leads to a private roof terrace, which has breathtaking views over the city - perfect for lunch or a refreshing aperitif. It is furnished with wide canvas parasols, sofas, chairs and lots of cushions.
Breakfast and Lunch are available. Dinner is served by candlelight by a Berber cook gifted with an exceptioned talent, she will prepare a selection of famous tagines and many other local dishes. You can eat in the dinning room, the shaded courtyard or on the terrace with the stupendous view.
There are two permanent staff, one lives in to attend to your every need.
And finally if you tire of the quietness, just pop into Djemaa el-Fna and watch the snake charmers, fortune tellers and henna artists turn the whole area into a theatre and just watch the world pass by or shop in the maze of passages of the souks for some essential tagine bowels or coin encrusted Handira rugs, and in Marrakech that world some how seems so much more alive and vibrant than elsewhere.
117 Derb Snane
40000 Marrakech Medina
Please contact me, Maggie Campbell, if you would like further information.