Dar Housnia | TC5010 | 6 bedroom traditional riad in the heart of Marrakech Medina with services from a manager, butler and talented chef
Prices From€970 - €1100 EUR per night
Swimming Pool:Private plunge pool, Swim against the current machine
Sleeps:Up to 12
Nearest Airport:Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Preferred changeover day:Flexible (2021)
This traditional riad and neighbouring douria have been carefully restored preserving the genuine charm and authenticity of a Marrakech home. Dar Housnia offers an oasis of calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the medina, and is an ideal base for friends and family to explore the ochre city. This 6 bedroom traditional riad is available for exclusive rent, sleeping up to 12 guests. The property is staffed with a manager, housekeeper, cook and butler, and the price includes a daily Moroccan breakfast.
Dar Housnia is a haven of harmony and serenity in one of the most authentic and liveliest districts of Marrakech's ancient walled medina.This property is for exclusive rental as a whole holiday property and includes the four suite riad (traditional medina home set around an open-air courtyard garden) and the neighbouring two bedroom douria; a separate small house with its own entrance but internally connected to the main riad.
Located in the heart of the vibrant medina of Marrakech, only a 10 minute walk to the main Jemaa El Fna square through the busy souks. The souks and narrow lanes of the medina are so full of vibrant colours, sounds and tantalising aromas that they mingle to create one sensory exotic North African experience. Once you step inside Dar Housnia, you close the door on the medina and calm descends as you appreciate the peace and tranquillity of this little oasis.
Dar Housnia is staffed with the maid and the talented chef, Rachida, living on site and there to ensure your stay is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. The rental price includes a Moroccan breakfast served each day on the roof terrace (weather permitting) and tea and coffee is available all day. You can also arrange lunch or an evening meal, which are arranged directly with the staff at an additional cost (payable locally).One of the butlers stays at Dar Housnia each night as the night watchman and will be on hand should you require them. They have their own room adjacent to the kitchen.
The traditional riad follows the design of many medina homes with the sitting room and the dining room arranged around the open air (weather permitting) central courtyard. The four suites are arranged on the upper floors overlooking the central courtyard. The courtyard contains a covered area with sofas and a "sekaïa" fountain with basin, offering the opportunity to cool off on a hot day. The courtyard can be set up for dining at lunch or evening, should you choose to book a meal at the riad.
The douria is full of charm and intimacy and has direct access to the main riad via an internal terrace where you will find the swimming pool with swim-against water jets, perfect for a dip or swimming. The douria has two en-suite bedrooms and a spacious lounge open to the skies (weather permitting). Dar Housnia has a large roof terrace with a hanging garden of bougainvillea, succulents and cacti, allowing views across the medina to the mighty Atlas Mountains in the distance, snow-capped in winter. The roof terrace is furnished with comfy seating under a Berber tent and provides a perfect place to relax, read a book, daydream or reminisce about your adventures of the day, whilst listening to the rustle and chatter of the medina or the call of the muezzin at prayer time. The roof terrace is an ideal place to socialise over a drink in the evening or dinner under the Moroccan night sky.
Bouchra the manager and Mustapha and Ali the butlers are all on hand to ensure that your stay at the riad is stress-free and can show you the sites and other places of interest in Marrakech, organise excursions, and assist in shopping within the souks.
On request Rachida can cook lunch and/or dinner and can tailor the menu to your needs including Moroccan and French dishes. Rachida shops for fresh ingredients everyday and is more than happy to share her recipes during an impromptu 'cooking class'. Any lunch or evening meals can be requested during your stay and paid locally to the riad staff (two course lunch at 15€ per person or three course dinner at 25€/person).
A hammam or 'moorish bath' is a very authentic social Moroccan
experience and most districts of the medina have their own public
hammam (usually next to the bread baker as they share the same
oven!) and there are many throughout Marrakech. Although a very fun
experience, these can be somewhat daunting for the inexperienced!
The ritual of the hammam is an art in itself, from the hot room of
the hammam to open your pores, the soaping with a eucalyptus
perfumed soap, the scrubbing of the skin with a kessa glove, then
application of rhassoul, a specialist clay found in the Atlas
mountains, infused with rose water. Dar Housnia has its very own
private hammam and massage treatment room for your exclusive use.
Manicures, pedicures, facial care and all types of massage can be
arranged during your stay and paid locally to the riad staff.
Food & Drink
Unlike many villa or holiday home experiences, you do not need to worry about preparing meals, clearing away the pots or washing up. Your time at Dar Housnia is about letting someone else take care of you! A daily Moroccan breakfast is included in the price and any additional meals (lunch or dinner) can be arranged the evening before. There are also many restaurants in Marrakech and of course the daily evening street food market at Jemma El Fna. Please note whilst breakfast is included, all additional meals or snacks are paid locally to the riad staff.>Mustapha or Ali will be at Dar Housnia throughout your stay and will be on hand with the drinks menu, where you can purchase wine, beer, sparkling wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee, or even ask for a cocktail. All drinks are chargeable and payable locally.
|The Riad Suites
|The Patio Suite
|The Glaoui Suite
|The Fez Suite
|The Mogador Suite
|The Two Douiria Bedrooms
Traditionally, a douiria is the living quarters of the house owner, designed to receive visitors other than relatives. These private apartments usually have a street entrance independent from the access to the riad. It also communicates with the main riad.
The douiria provides accommodation for 4 persons. It has 2 rooms (Moucharabieh and Sabaa), a lounge and a private terrace.
|The Sabaa Room
|The Moucharabieh Room
|Double bed | en suite | 22m²
|Double bed | en suite | 33m²
|Click here to see The Douiria Bedroom Gallery
Private plunge pool
Swim against the current machine
Across the medina and out to the Atlas Mountains
|Twin beds convert to double
Linen & Shower Towels Provided
Sun loungers and umbrellas
On-site staff (cook & housekeeper)
Air Conditioning (bedrooms only)
Al- Fresco dining area
|Walking distance to
Jemaa El Fna Square & Medina
Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Places of Interest
Jemaa El Fna Square & Medina
|Walk to town
|Drive to Town
Approximately 10-15 minutes
|Check in from:
|Check out by:
20% of accommodation price
|Board Type Available
Bed & Breakfast
Manager (also acting concierge)
|Security deposit payable
- Accommodation for up to maximum occupancy
- Daily Breakfast
- Daily House keeping
- Change of linen once a week
- Fully staffed with manager, butler and cook
- Air-conditioning and all utilities
- WiFi internet access
A local tourist tax of 3€ per person per night is payable on arrival at the property, please note the rate of tourist tax is subject to change without notification, however, will be confirmed upon arrival.
You acknowledge that by making a booking, you are bound by our terms and conditions. Please read them here: Booking Conditions
A reservation deposit of 20% secures your booking and can be paid by credit/debit card by calling our office on +44 (0) 1449 770811. The final balance is due 10 weeks before departure along with a refundable 500€ security/damage deposit which is returned to you within 10 days of the end of your holiday provided there is no loss or damage to the rental property. Please send us an enquiry for further details