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15 Derb Tizougarine | Dar el Basha District, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #13 of 186 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014
Marion G Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Spent 5 nights at the Riad Papillon, earlier this month, and had a fabulous time, the Riad is lovely and the staff are very welcoming, the rooms are very comfortable and having the outside space to sit with a book was so relaxing. We had dinner in the riad twice and the food was excellent on both occasions. Zee was... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Riad Papillon. What an excellent find - surpassing all expectation. Zouhair and " the Ladies" could not have been more welcoming. The Riad is a lovely blend of old and new , with traditional Morrocan architecture as well as the new mod cons of WiFi , Air-conditioning etc. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The rooms were very nice and we enjoyed the quiet location, but it was really Zouhair that made this such a wonderful experience. He gave some fantastic suggestions for dining, spas and shopping that really made our last day in Marrakech special without breaking the bank. Also we were frazzled the first evening when we got back to the riad... More

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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good location within easy walking distance of the medina. The accomodation is ok. My room was on the ground floor and was very dark I understand that this is due to the design but better lighting would have helped. The roof terrace is a relaxing place to sit especially in the evening, the only shame is the large plastic sheeting... More

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Los Angeles
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The rooms at Riad Papillon are not huge, and it's not incredibly luxurious, but it's comfortable and located just inside one of the main entrances to the Median (Dar el Bacha), so access to other parts of the city is easy. Zee, who seems to be at the riad 24/7, is incredibly attentive, friendly, and informative, and he really pushes... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Eight of us stayed two nights and were able to have the riad to ourselves. We were completely spoilt by Zouhair and his colleagues, nothing was too much trouble. It was so peaceful amid the buzzing city. Our rooms were cool but the terrace basked in sunshine. The plunge pool was bracing but perfect after a bustling day in the... More

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Kent, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the two first floor bedrooms. The riad is centrally located for all the main sights and attractions of the medina and offered a tranquil, cool and welcome retreat from the frenetic hours of exploring the souks and sightseeing. The air conditioned rooms were very comfortable and had a mini fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Riad Papillion for 4 nights. We were there for a hen party - highly recommended to stay at this Riad for a big party. Zee and all the staff were great and really made us feel at home. The Riad is beautiful and location is great to experience true Marrakech. We had... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we booked our stay, the staff were amazingly helpful, e-mailing to suggest an airport pickup (well worth it, we would never have found it in the heart of the medina's back streets) and lamb tagine on the first night. We were met from the taxi by Aziz who walked us to the Riad and immediately made us... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Riad Papillon is an absolute gem - a haven of calm and tranquility, right in the heart of the Medina. You really do feel like you're staying in a friend's home - everything is super-relaxed, with breakfast served at a time to suit you and lots of comfy sofas to unwind on, inside the riad and on the rooftop terrace.... More

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Address: 15 Derb Tizougarine | Dar el Basha District, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Riad Papillon is a newly decorated riad in the best neighborhood of the medina Dar El Basha next to the Pasha Palace -just about 8 minutes walk to the Place J'ma el f'na. This beautiful riad has solar heating panels, beautiful dipping pool in garden courtyard, fountain on roof terrace and BBQ, TV/DVD, Ipod docking, Minibar, Contemporary colours and traditional craftsmen design. Wonderful English speaking staff- trained and experienced.Riad Papillon has several amazing zelige handcrafted tree of life tile designs which are really quite special. On the roof terrace there is a traditional tent where your dinner can be served by candlelight under the stars.Riad Papillon is a haven of tranquility with niches filled with books, fossils and buddahs on display. There really is something quite magical about Riad Papillon. ... more   less 
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