Great place. Quiet rooms. Nice pool. Good breakfast. Very atmospheric.
However, slightly far from the water front or city center. But taxis are available. Don't attempt to walk to the center. We did it one day. Way too far for walking.
Getting to the location of this place was not very easy. When we were traveling the phone number listed was not being answered, when we finally arrived we were given an updated number. We were coming in from Marrakech using the ONCF Train we bought the ticket for Casablanca Port but got off a little bit early because it seemed closer. Finding a taxi to get there was around 100-50 Dhr we eventually found a driver for 30 but he was so nice we gave him 50. Later Traveling to the seaside was an 100 dhr 45min trip if you used the Riad’s taxi. It was very hard to find a taxi to get back so we had to utilize their taxi service which was very late and 120 because of “traffic”... but the actual Riad was beautiful!!! Although it was slightly difficult to get to, it felt to be in a quite safe and secure area. Most riads have a small living space and a large communal space; here, both were very large. Breakfast was bread based but with such a variety it was delectable delight. Of course the dinner was outrageously expensive giving prices from 30-40 Euros per person! We went to a very western fancy restaurant instead and spent 20 Euro total. Nevertheless the Riad overall was very helpful when we arrived, the riad alone could be used to take soo many pictures, really with the pool the two separate outside hangout areas and like 3-4 inside hangout places one or two with huge TVs. Very Cozy In 1-2 days you may not have time to truly appreciate the decor, maybe better for a medium-term stay maybe 3-5 days( could stay longer but there are so many other fantastic cities in Morocco just a short trip away).
Dar Diafa is located quite close to the airoport Mohammed V (CMN). It is located in calm area, and inside is an oasis for the soul, very calm and quiet. Dar is very traditionaly equiped, with amazing garden and swimming pool, nice restaurant. Rooms are spacious and clean. Food is more than delicious. The owner is helpful and friendly. All five stars place, definitely recomended.
We stayed at Dar Diafa for 1 night ($76 w/ breakfast included) since our flight departed from Casablanca the next day.
- Close to CMV airport, about a 30 min drive. We chose this hotel due to proximity to the airport, as I heard there isn’t much to see in Casablanca.
- This isn’t a hotel or Riad but more of a homestay. It’s a gorgeous home filled with Moroccan antique furniture, Berber decor, and paintings. We felt like we staying in a collector’s museum. There' a large and luxurious living room and huge swimming pool.
- Our room was beautiful, spacious, and quiet.
- We had the pleasure of having a late dinner upon our arrival. Altho pretty pricey at 400 DH total, it was, hands down, the BEST meal we had on our entire Morocco trip! We had Small Chicken with Prunes Tangine, Beef and Prunes Tangine, Carrot and Eggplant Spreads with breads, and Chicken Bastilla. Everything was so flavorful, authentic, and perfectly cooked. Meat was tender and juicy. After chatting with the manager, we find out that food here at the property is home-made by the manager’s mother, and it definitely tasted like it!
- Simple and carb-filled breakfast, but no eggs. Excellent coffee.
- Friendly and courteous staff - manager drove me to nearest ATM when I needed more cash
- You can pay for room with credit card, but dinner and taxi cash only
- If you’re arriving via train, get off at L’Oasis as it’s the closest station to Dar Diafa. It’s ~17 min drive. Taxi drivers will try and rip you off at 100 DH quote, we paid about 50 DH, but I think a more accurate price is 25-30 DH.
- Private car to airport is 230 DH / 20 euros. I found this overpriced but we didn’t want to deal with haggling with taxis.
- A train from L’Oasis to the CMV airport terminal is 45 DH / person
I stayed here with my 5 & 2 year old during a 30h stopover, after a long 8h flight (and before another long one). I had organized for an airport pickup, which is quite pricey, but wanted to avoid being lost in a city I don't know, with two small children in tow. The place itself is very nice. I panicked initially at all the decorations my children could possibly break, but the owner and staff were very easy going, and in the end nothing was shattered. Bed and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The pool was great, though cold (was early in the summer). There is not shallow end, but there is a ledge where you can sit and kids were fine with their floaters. Food, tea and coffee were all delicious. We spent our afternoon taking a tour of the city, which ended with a good hour at the beach. The taxi driver was very friendly, but didn't speak much English/French, so it was a bit difficult at times to communicate. We were stuck in traffic on the way back (rush-hour) but living in Nairobi, I didn't find it bad at all. All in all a great place to stay that is not too far from the airport.