Dar Rihana Dades, Boumalne Dades

4.9 (38 reviews) · Comfort
Quaint guesthouse in Dadès Valley offering spacious rooms, an outdoor pool, dining, and terraces

Overview

Tucked away in the village of Aït Ouffi, the Dar Rihana Dades guesthouse is at the gateway of the renowned Dades Gorge. The 6-hour journey from Marrakesh is a small price to pay for the opportunity to bask in the tranquil beauty of the Dadès Valley. With just a short trip to the nearby gorges, you'll be in an ideal locale to explore the natural landscapes, rich with opportunities for hiking and visits to the Roses and Todra Valleys.

Every room at Dar Rihana Dades is spacious and welcoming, with traditional decor yet modern furnishings. Past kimkim travelers have lauded the hotel's attention to cleanliness and comfort, with plush beds draped in ample blankets and special touches like the distinctive bathrooms. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, and some even have private panoramic terraces, offering sweeping views over the gardens and the age-old structures of Aït Ouffi.

While the guesthouse features a sun-drenched private pool, the true heart of Dar Rihana Dades lies in its restaurant. Here, you'll be treated to an innovative menu that brings a new twist to local flavors, moving beyond traditional Moroccan dishes like tajines and couscous. With a daily rotating menu, each meal becomes a new experience.

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 3.5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +212 524831652
Hotel address icon Douar Aït Ouffi km 25 Ait Sedrate Jbel Soufla Gorges de Dades

Traveler Reviews

38 total ratings, 28 with reviews
4.9
Feature ratings
Authenticity & Character
4.9
Location
4.8
Staff
5.0
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.9
Dexter
Dexter B.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024
During our stay at Dar Rihanna Dades, we were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional quality of accommodation provided. The hotel manager, Mohammed, left an unforgettable impression on us with his warm and welcoming personality, friendly demeanor, and great sense of humor. He made us feel right at home and we enjoyed a delightful conversation with him after dinner. The hotel itself was stylishly designed, immaculately clean, and owned and operated by a family, which added a personal touch to... Read more

During our stay at Dar Rihanna Dades, we were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional quality of accommodation provided. The hotel manager, Mohammed, left an unforgettable impression on us with his warm and welcoming personality, friendly demeanor, and great sense of humor. He made us feel right at home and we enjoyed a delightful conversation with him after dinner. The hotel itself was stylishly designed, immaculately clean, and owned and operated by a family, which added a personal touch to our experience. The meals we had were absolutely delicious and we were highly impressed with the attentive and outstanding service provided by the staff. Overall, it was a truly magnificent stay that exceeded our expectations in every way possible.

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Stayed in April 2024
Taylor
Taylor S.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024
Quiet, nice place! The BEST food! Staff was wonderful. Read more

Quiet, nice place! The BEST food! Staff was wonderful.

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Stayed in April 2024
Alaina
Alaina S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024
We absolutely loved our stay at this guest house and are so glad we included it in our itinerary! It was the smallest riad we stayed at and felt very intimate. The room was beautiful and had a sofa and balcony with sun lounges. Our room had a spectacular view of the mountainside, and we loved stargazing from the balcony at night. The rooms had heating and air conditioning, which helped given the temperature variation. The riad looks very small from the outside, but it is absolutely gorgeous... Read more

We absolutely loved our stay at this guest house and are so glad we included it in our itinerary! It was the smallest riad we stayed at and felt very intimate. The room was beautiful and had a sofa and balcony with sun lounges. Our room had a spectacular view of the mountainside, and we loved stargazing from the balcony at night. The rooms had heating and air conditioning, which helped given the temperature variation. The riad looks very small from the outside, but it is absolutely gorgeous on the inside. We were the only guests on our first night and felt extremely pampered! The brothers who run the guest house were particularly hospitable and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

The meals here were the best of our trip! The kitchen serves a mix of African and French-inspired cuisine. The portions were huge at both breakfast and dinner (five courses). We particularly enjoyed the olive sampler that was served at the beginning of dinner and the fresh zucchini and pumpkin soups, which added some delicious variety to the typical rotation of tagines. One of us is pescatarian, and we really appreciated how the kitchen staff went out of their way to prepare salmon for me after we asked for a meal with more protein. FYI, alcohol was not available for purchase at this hotel or any of the stores in Dades, but they’re happy to serve wine you bring with you. Dinner costs about $25/head each night and is well worth it. We appreciated being able to pay for both dinners by credit card at the end of our stay (there are no ATMs in or near Dades).

The town of Dades itself is very small, but we enjoyed walking around the fields behind the hotel. There was a lovely outdoor pool, but it was too cold for us to use during our stay in February.

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Stayed in February 2024
Jackie
Jackie O.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 03, 2024
We were super impressed with the overall hospitality offered by the amazing three-brother team at Dar Rihana. Guests are welcomed with a delightful homemade orange/ginger/honey tissane that is one for the books ; accompanied by delicate home baked almond biscuits. The youngest brother is a talented chef so every meal is a sheer delight.
Decor is modern and inviting. The views are spectacular and the surroundings peaceful. The brothers make every effort to assure guests are satisfied on so...
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We were super impressed with the overall hospitality offered by the amazing three-brother team at Dar Rihana. Guests are welcomed with a delightful homemade orange/ginger/honey tissane that is one for the books ; accompanied by delicate home baked almond biscuits. The youngest brother is a talented chef so every meal is a sheer delight.
Decor is modern and inviting. The views are spectacular and the surroundings peaceful. The brothers make every effort to assure guests are satisfied on so many levels. We were super impressed by our stay at Dar Rihana!

Authenticity & Character
Modern, yet authentic Moroccan decor.
Location
Nestled along the towering hills of the Dades Valley, so quiet and peaceful, with amazing views and easy to explore the whole area, right out the back door!
Staff
Abdealatif was a wonderfully kind and attentive host. The entire staff here were just great.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We stayed in a brand new section of the hotel so everything was pristine! Beautiful rugs, lovely linens, nice tableware, cozy outdoor seating areas on the terrasse.
Stayed in March 2024
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David S.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024
Great dinner and comfortable guest room Read more

Great dinner and comfortable guest room

Authenticity & Character
Charming concierge
Location
A little removed from the desert but okay
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in March 2024
Janet
Janet M.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024
This was my favorite riad because of the great food!!!! Dinner was a complete surprise - gourmet cooking in the middle of the Dades! The food was traditional but with a contemporary flare that made it amazing. I'd give the chef a 5-star rating!!! Even more for his ingenuity :) The style of the riad is interesting - it retains its authenticity but has a flare with modern elements. The terrace and the pool!!!! Beautiful in the setting of the mountains and greenery of the valley!!! The entry... Read more

This was my favorite riad because of the great food!!!! Dinner was a complete surprise - gourmet cooking in the middle of the Dades! The food was traditional but with a contemporary flare that made it amazing. I'd give the chef a 5-star rating!!! Even more for his ingenuity :)

The style of the riad is interesting - it retains its authenticity but has a flare with modern elements. The terrace and the pool!!!! Beautiful in the setting of the mountains and greenery of the valley!!!

The entry to the riad is simple, giving no hint of what is to come. The welcome of lemon tea was a lovely surprise...an elegant switch from the mint tea.

I LOVE DAR RIHANA!!!

Authenticity & Character
Great blend of old and new.
Location
So close to the glades! Perfect for hiking or just roaming around.
Staff
Abdul and his brother seem to do everything with ease yet pay attention to every detail. Abdul handles the front desk, and serves the meals. His brother is the chef and he works with a young woman in the kitchen. They are all incredibly modest. I had to congratulate the chef and his assistant directly and peeked into the kitchen and saw that it scrupulously maintained.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Absolutely perfect!
Stayed in February 2024
Elizabeth
Elizabeth F.
Burlington, VT | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024
The three brothers who run this hotel are special. One a gourmet chef, one the welcome ambassador and the other as support. Sweet rooms, lovely dining room and a break from Ryad. Read more

The three brothers who run this hotel are special. One a gourmet chef, one the welcome ambassador and the other as support. Sweet rooms, lovely dining room and a break from Ryad.

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Mattresses a bit too hard.
Stayed in January 2024
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Christos B.
Germany | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2023
A real gem, at the most unexpected place… really a wonderful experience!! Read more

A real gem, at the most unexpected place… really a wonderful experience!!

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Stayed in November 2023
Kathleen
Kathleen B.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2023
Beautiful Dar in small village. The staff was excellent, the food was like dining in 5 star restaurant. The restaurant used traditional Moroccan foods, but then put skittle twist in them. Fusion at its best! I wish this restaurant was closer to me.family owned and run Read more

Beautiful Dar in small village. The staff was excellent, the food was like dining in 5 star restaurant. The restaurant used traditional Moroccan foods, but then put skittle twist in them. Fusion at its best! I wish this restaurant was closer to me.family owned and run

Authenticity & Character
Location
Located in small village, the location enables you to walk trails, see Moroccon life as it really is
Staff
Very accommodating. They did everything they could to make us comfortable
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Stayed in November 2023
Lia
Lia A.
Milton, DE | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023
This riad was gorgeous. Very clean and comfortable. Again, the food was delicious. Read more

This riad was gorgeous. Very clean and comfortable. Again, the food was delicious.

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Stayed in November 2023

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 3.5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +212 524831652
Hotel address icon Douar Aït Ouffi km 25 Ait Sedrate Jbel Soufla Gorges de Dades