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Riad Smara

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2,derb Ferrane Arset Houta, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #20 of 203 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this Riad. Great location. In the middle of the medina but a easy going part of it. No need to worry for safety or hasseling. The atmosphere is good. The rooms are great, clean, cosy. The beds are simply fantastic. After 8 days hard matrasses through whole Morocco, finally a good bed :). Nice warm shower. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed one night in the Sultane suite, very beautiful, the bathroom is Amazing! I came back and stayed in another room, again very beautiful. The riad is well located and easy to acces. If you get here but taxi ask to the driver to take you to College Mohammed 5, it's 2 minutes walk from the riad. from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Had an emergency and had to book a riad in Marrakech for a night a couple of hours before. luckily we found Riad Smara. We arrived very late at around 11.30pm and the owner came to pick us up from the main road which was very helpful as we would have definitely got lost. Room was very spacious and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If your going to stay in a Riad here's the place, a fantastic team headed by Abraham, a sound manager who really loves his job attention to detail, and always willing to go the extra. That is really important because around this Medina can be quite intimidating, our room was so comfi the bed and bathroom fab, the best is... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Riad Smara is an unpretentious small hotel (riad) situated in the middle of the Medina, which means it's surrounded by poor streets and buildings. Medina itself--the historic neighborhood of Marrakech and the city's poorest area--will overwhelm most first time visitors from the West. It overwhelmed and at times even scared me, but I soon learned that its streets are much,... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. The manager Brahim and the staff were very friendly , The riad was immaculate and very peaceful, It was easy to find from el fna and just a short walk. Breakfast was very nice and varied, Rooftop terrace was fabulous. Couldnt fault it. Would def go back. One regret didnt get chance to say goodbye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights at the end of November. We both absolutely loved the Riad and the very helpful manager, Ibrahim. As previous reviewers have noted it is a little hard to find but once we did (with a little help from an insane taxi driver and some opportunistic local youths) it was well worth... More 

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Pula, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

As we arrived we paid immediately - the breakfast was included in the price. Before our flight to Morocco we have already booked some one-day trips, for every day we stayed. So , even though we did already paid for breakfast She (the owner) did not gave it to us (we had to leave before breakfast every morning (before 8am)... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Breakfast is pretty common; dinner is very good - traditional tajine; rooms (we have visited 4 out of 6 because we had a small problem with the reservation) are very nice traditional decorated; but the "cherry on top" is Ibrahim - the manager of the riad, if you have the time and curiosity to "discover" him you will get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our morocco adventure. A little hard to find but so worth it when you do. Beautiful room with air con and the bathroom was amazing! Enormous bath. Pool was perfect for a dip before and after the hustle bustle of marrakech. We had breakfast and lunch here and the tagine was... More 

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