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10 Derb Sidi Bou Amar | Zaouiat Lahdar, Marrakech, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

Been there with my husband and found some things that made not enjoy fully the beautty of the place - because it is indeed a very charming place, but it's not well maintained, our room was quite small and poorly furnished for the price we payed - the bathroom was huge, but in room my husband could touch the walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

I can't really fault this Riad. The staff are friendly, charming and sometimes eccentric; rooms are clean, down-to-earth, but simultaneously detailed and comfortable. The terrace, balconies and courtyard are designed for relaxation and the craftsmanship is impressive. The riad is central enough to be convenient (once you have made a few trips and know your way!) but also tucked away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

This small and secluded riad lived up to all the reviews. I was travelling with a female friend so we were given the twin room on the ground floor, the room itself was small but it came complete with its own courtyard, set out for lounging when the weather permitted, and a huge bathroom. The riad was cleanly decorated to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

We stayed at this place for one night in October. We found the staff very accomadating and friendly and the riad was very beautiful. The only advice I would suggest is that you get someone who knows where it is to lead you because it was quite tricky and we got lost many times. It was about 10 minutes from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

After doing quite a bit of research on riads in Marrakesh (and being on a bit of a budget) I chose Tamkast due to all the great reviews. After an "exhilarating" taxi from the airport with an understanding of why no cars there have wing mirrors we arrived at what looked like a donkey depot! Being led through dusty dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2007

A friend and I stayed at this place early January - it was absolutely devine. The staff were fantastic, very helpful, friendly and informative. We stayed on the bottom floor and had our own private terrace which was a little chilly in January but would be wonderful in the warmer months. The bathroom was huge, rather like our own private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2007

This lovely Riad is a serene haven a million miles away from the bustling souks (though actually only a couple of minutes walk!). We had our own tiled courtyard, bathroom and rooftop terrace as well as a shared balcony area. The Riad has been beautifully restored and has an air of total tranquility and luxury. The Staff were all pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2007

After a disastrous week in Barcelona staying in an apartment that smelt like sewerage, we were apprehensive, particularly because Tamkast is so reasonably priced. We arrived at midnight and it was like something from a dream, a beautiful, spacious place with a courtyard, private balcony and roof. As there were 5 of us we had the whole first floor to... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2006

Tamkast is a beautiful little riad in the northern end of the Medina. The owner is lovely and greeted us with mint tea and pastries our own private courtyard while talking us through a map of Marrakech and explaining how to find the place (which is a little tricky). He was also happy to arrange bus tickets for us and... More 

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