This place was stupid...ha In the best way possible. It is placed up in the Atlas Mountains about an hour drive from the Marrakech airport. We flew in from Barcelona and hired a cab (organized by the hotel which I highly recommend because most cab drivers don't know how to get to the Kasbah and aren;t willing to take you there, so its worth organizing this with the hotel before you get there) and he drove us right up to the hotel. Who knew that Morocco has such beautiful mountains with snow on them? Hunter and I just stayed at the Kasbah the whole time and ate delicious food (they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner), chilled by the pool, and took advantage of the Hammam (which is a steam room, similar to a Turkish bath, where Moroccans habitually go each week to cleanse themselves). Hunter and I really didn't want to leave this place!
Riad Mena was the absolute perfect place to stay while we were in Marrakech. The staff were so wonderful...we actually became friends with them and got to hang out in the city, and the food was some of the best we had in all of Marrakech. We walked everywhere from the Riad but sometimes we would just spend the morning relaxing and taking it slow. I cant say enough good things about this place. Between the pool, the orange trees, and our last night sitting on the rooftop enjoying a quite meal...this place is high up on my list of places I must go back to.
If your looking for a little cheaper option, Le Riad Berbere is the perfect place. It is so calming and peaceful here and is still in a great location. They have the cutest hats for you to wear during your stay to help you from getting sunburned and their patio is the perfect place to spend your nights relaxing. Make sure you let them know if you want dinner the night you get in because they shop that day and need to make sure they have enough food for everyone. We were welcomes with moroccan mint tea and their breakfast was lovely! Another wonderful spot to stay in Marrakech!
We didn't have enough time to get to stay at Dar Darma but we got the chance to share a meal there and see the grounds. It's a beautiful moody space with so much to see. The staff was so sweet and if your looking for a swanky spot to lay your heard during your stay in Marrakech, this might just be your place.