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Riad Dar Ten: an oasis of tranquility in the busy Medina of Marrakech

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in the center of Marrakech you won't regret staying at Riad Dar Ten: an oasis of tranquility in the busy Medina of Marrakech. Little stores are lining up on the streets of the Medina. Bikes and scooters are driving by at a speed that makes your heart stop but somehow they never seem to get into an accident. Vendors trying to sell you their lamps or bags between colorful carpets. That is where you can find Riad Dar Ten, a quiet place to escape the rush.

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I think we have spend 30 some minutes walking around in the Medina trying to find our riad. Eventually someone was nice enough to bring us there (of course in exchange for a tip). Right when we entered the riad the feeling of the rush was exchanged for a feeling of peace and relaxation. Everything was looking so cute and beautiful with real Moroccan accents.

The courtyard had a small pool in the middle, tropical plants and a couple tables. This is also the place where you could have breakfast or enjoy a drink. I loved the fact that fresh flowers were placed on the tables and around the pool every day. There was also a hookah by the pool in case you wanted to smoke some while refreshing yourself in the cool water.

First, as a welcome drink we got some tea. I love Moroccan mint tea! It is made with fresh mint leaves and of course, a lot of sugar.

Fun fact: sugar used to be very expensive, even more expensive than gold. When you are given min tea or any other drink that is very rich of sugar this means you are very welcome. Luckily our tea was very sweet lol!

After relaxing a little bit in the lounge area the room was ready. Everything was decorated with red accents and very neat. We were given the room with an amazing view over the courtyard of the riad which I really loved.

The best part of the riad for me was the terrace. Sunbeds and a jacuzzi made the whole place look so luxurious and stand out from other riads. I definitely spend some time relaxing in the jacuzzi and enjoying the warm sun on the terrace.

In the morning breakfast was served at the courtyard at one of the tables. Sweet pastry, yoghurt and fruits, bread, pancakes, coffee and fresh orange juice were served by the host of the riad. I loved sitting and waking up here and enjoying the tranquility before starting the day.

After three nights my Marrakech adventure had to come to an end. I loved staying at Riad Dar Ten. It was the perfect place to escape the rush of the medina with just enough luxury (jacuzzi, hello!) to relax and ejoy your citytrip to the maximum.

For more information about the riad or to make your booking click here.


This post was made in collaboration with Riad Dar Ten but all opinions are my own as always.

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