luxury and charm of a boutique riad hotel in the heart of the medina of Marrakesh
Located in the heart of the Marrakesh medina, Dar Housnia is an elegant guesthouse, consisting of a riad and a douiria —a little private house—, which succeeded in preserving the genuine charm and authenticity of Marrakesh housing.
Dar Housnia is the enchantment of
- a riad with 4 junior suites,
- a douiria with 2 rooms, including private terrace and lounge,
- a terrace swimming pool, unique in Marrakesh,
- a traditional hammam and a massage room,
- cosy and intimate salons with open hearths,
- superb welcoming roof-terraces overwhelming the medina.
the charms of Dar Housnia
Dar Housnia is a haven of harmony and serenity in one of the most authentic and liveliest districts of the Marrakesh medina.
Housnia, female name, means quietness and serenity
Once the door crossed, succeed to the noises and agitation of streets and alleys, the calm and freshness of the thick walls, the refinement of the decorations, the comfort of rooms and divans, the intimacy of an open hearth, and the welcome of restful terraces to read or chat with the snow-covered Altas for horizon.
It is, on the return of souks, the luxury of some breaststrokes in the clear water of a lovely terrace swimming pool, the relaxation of a hammam or a massage with perfumed oils, the sudden chirping of a small bird in palms. It is also the pleasure of the table, the sumptuous breakfasts and, noon and evening, all the delicious local specialities simmered by Rachida the talented cook.
Dar Housnia, is simply the discretion and gentleness of a thoughtful team, who will make you savour a while, the charms of a Pasha’s life.
Dar Housnia aims to be creative of surprises, souvenirs and emotions
We were won over by the particular magic of these houses, blind on the outside but open on the inside, forming an oasis of intimacy and serenity. By acquiring Dar Housnia in 2001, we were aiming at keeping the spirit and authenticity of the houses of the medina, while bringing contemporary comfort.
“C’est un lieu fait pour les peintres… le Beau y abonde”
These words of Eugène Delacroix questioned us and suggested us the decoration of the riad : find through reproductions or original works, the emotion of painters and artists had when facing the magnificent colors and lights, as well as the typical atmosphere of Morocco. Delacroix, Klee, Moilliet, Macke, Matisse and Majorelle, as well as contemporary artists like de Miollis, de Borchgrave, Daifallah and Sordo, succeeded to pass on this in their works. They decorate the rooms of the riad.
As far as the douiria is concerned, it shows the indeniable charm of a colonial atmosphere and gives place to souvenirs of travels in Africa.
By opening Dar Housnia as a guesthouse, we invite you, in turn, to discover the enchantment of these surprising medina houses and to let you seduce by the magic of Marrakesh.