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Riad Rafaele

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derb el Ghanjaoui, 2 | Assouel, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Hidden in a back street of Assouel (North side of the Medina), I thoroughly liked the tranquillity and comfort this lovely riad offers, from the fountain and orange tree in the courtyard to the menorah-adorned salon (the marmelade served for breakfast is made from these trees !). Every morning for my daily meditation I enjoyed the gaze at the mountains... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed in several riads in Marrakech and Riad Rafaele was definitely the best. The Riad is a bit difficult to find (but so are all the others in the medina) but appart from that everything was just perfect. A calm oase in the center of Marrakech.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

In Marrakech, one has to consider that a lot of Riads exist, also with a large amount of really good ones with beautiful rooms and exceptional service. However, after travelling Morocco for 2 weeks and staying in 3 different Riads in Marrakech, Riad Rafaele is simply the best! Aside from the fact that it was the cheapest of these three,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We booked the Riad Rafaele based on previous reviews. Those superb reviews are correct. The staff work very hard to make everything comfortable during your stay. The Riad itself is very quiet and decorated to the highest standards. Didier and Eric who run the Riad can arrange excursions and give you lots of advice. They offer superb food at very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Riad Rafaele for three nights with another couple and we only have wonderful things to say about the experience! The rooms and courtyard are beautiful, clean, and spacious; Eric, Didier, and their staff were friendly, welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable about Marrakech; and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Didier and Eric did a wonderful job renovating this riad and save it from decay. Every room is different and decorated with care, the beds are soft and there is no sound to disturb you, even though you are right in the medina. The patio is larger than usual in a riad, allowing to rest in different corners, enjoy the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This a a recently rebuilt riad around a marvelous patio with orange trees. It is more like a house with 5 bedrooms than a classical hotel. The internal design gives you a real feeling of what riads must have been in the past (with of course the top of modern comfort, including wifi everywhere). Didier, the operator of the Riad,... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I can't think I've ever stayed in accommodation where I have been made to feel so welcome. As the proprietors pointed out, this is not a hotel but their home and they were very happy to welcome us into it. This was a last minute reservation and the correspondence prior to our arrival couldn't have been better. We were collected... More 

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malmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Just returned from one week in Marrakech. The Riad Rafaele was a wonderful and unexpected place of serenity and beauty in the middle of the bustling old town of Marrakech. Didier and Hamid were fantastic, I felt like I had a friend by my side from the minute Hamid picked me up at the airport, which was great since this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent riad, beautifully restored (quite recently). Really lovely owner and staff, very friendly cat. Very good breakfast. Manager extremely helpful with transport/directions/restaurant recommendations.

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