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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   160 Derb El Ferane, Marrakech, Morocco
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Riad Dar El Aila
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Ranked #441 of 1,093 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very lovely riad about 15 mins walk from the big square. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable, air conditioner works well and shower had hot water. This riad is really two houses joined together, hence two courtyards and lots of terraces plus there is a pool as well as hamman. What sets this riad apart are the fabulous staff. Each and... More 

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Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riad is built around two courtyards in what seems to be traditional Moroccan style.The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful; tea and coffee were free and beer and wine were reasonably priced; and were brought to your room on request. It is situated in the Medina just off the 'main' road that runs through it, although... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The staff is very welcoming and friendly, the all decoration is Moroccan traditional, as the food (very nice breakfast and the tagines were wonderful).My girlfriend went to the spa to have a relaxing massage, and after one hour, she arrived to the room feeling new!! Yes, there are some cats and some things are not perfect, but this is a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

the Riad is very dirty, particularly the bathroom. This is a huge concern because my 2 year old son was also with us. There was also another child's dummy under the bed (see photo). This is particularly worrying as my son could have picked it up and put it in his mouth. We were told we had to leave his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great wee find. It doesn't have "ideas above it's station" Our room was decorated so nicely, in fact the entire Riad has a certain charm. Which is emphasised by the excellent service. All the guys couldn't be more attentive and when I mentioned I couldn't eat bread I was provided with an alternative breakfast (which was a... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The staff was friendly, but their advises was not always the best, we found better places ourselves. One of the rooms we had was nice, the other very poor. The Hamam and pedicure was very overpriced and a bad experience. (the hamam was cold) This does not deserve to be called a spa. The place reeked of cat piss, especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We booked this riad mainly due to the pool (that's why we spent a bit more), which could however not be used due to renovation works. The rooftop terrace was nice though and was good to relax in the sun. Staff was very friendly and helpful too. The riad is vey hard to find and it would be useful if... More 

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dunedin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The stuff are very friendly, and will constantly go out of their way offering tips on where to go, delivering water, and just generally being nice. Our room was a huge letdown though. People in the courtyard had a clear view of the toilet and shower in our room, with no shower curtain and only a red stained window (which... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We arrived here from the airport in a pre booked taxi and got collected from the road.This Riad is fine. It's authentic and the roof terraces give you a view over the city. Staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was the same everyday but easy to eat and the yoghurt was delicious. Our room was fine and cleaned daily.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were enchanted by the lovely pictures and the good price offer on a popular booking site, and somehow we were blind to the bad reviews about this place which we really regret now. We were picked up at the airport and taken to a totally different place. They didn't say anything, they were just hoping we would be total... More 

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Address: 160 Derb El Ferane, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar El Aila 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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