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18 Derb El Arsa | Kennaria, Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013
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Sittard, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This Riad is located in the middle of the Medina; just turn a few corners and you are in the Djemaa el-Fna square. Very kind and helpful owners and staff. Beautiful roof terrace for breakfast and siesta. Rooms are well equipped and very clean.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This Riad is beautiful and decorated with taste and attention to every detail. I stayed in the most lovely room and slept well on a most comfortable bed. The owner Noel was wonderful in every way. He communicated well via e-mail before we arrived and when we were in Marrakesh he sat down with us and freely gave of his... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The riad was clean and very characterful, in an excellent location (a quiet street just off a main street, a few mins from the main square). The breakfasts were nice and the owners were polite and helpful. However, I have to admit I was a little surprised at their lack of knowledge/initial helpfullness regarding bus tickets to Essaouira. In the... More

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Riad V, Propriétaire at Villa El Arsa, responded to this review

Hello Eileen, Thanks to comment your experience on tripadvisor. But I'm very sad to read it... First for matress, you have to know that we change them 3 time in one year and each room now has the best matress "simmons"... for the Bahia room, usually guests find it lovely... for quality/price, perhaps you're right but please consideres breakfast, tea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This riad is nice, clean, friendly and very close to the main square in marrakech. The first night we were there we had a room opening onto the group floor of the courtyard which really a bit too lacking in privacy as we could hear everything in the riad. We asked to move to another room on a second nights... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

One of the owners, Noël, firstly arranged our airport transfer and then met us in the Square, arranged a porter for our bags and escorted us to his Riad! The Riad is beautiful and authentic! It has a lounge area with music, books and games for the guests' use. An inside plunge pool for the hot days. There are 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We only stayed for one night (4 girls in 2 rooms) but still had a great time at the Riad. Noël, Fabrice and Abdou were so helpful and friendly, and the hotel itself was excellent. From the iced tea and traditional pastries that were brought to us when we returned to the riad at 1am, to the breakfast on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just came back from a short trip to Morocco where we stayed at Noel's lovely riad. Although we arrived late, they helped us organise transport from the airport directly to the riad. It was much appreciated as it was our first trip to Marrakech and it can be a bit hard to navigate around (especially at night!). Our rooms were... More

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GRAND JUNCTION
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

After one night we knew this would be our home away from home for this trip. Noël did a nice welcome orientation of the riad. As we settled into our room Abdou brought 2 iced teas and small pastries. Immediately made arrangements for two more nights. We left for a tour of the dunes at erg Chegaga and arranged four... More

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Folkestone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed with Noël and Fabrice, the riad's owners, after spending 4 days living in a mountain gite and trekking in the High Atlas mountains. We had transferred from Menara airport directly to the mountain village of Imlil. Arriving, therefore, in the heart of Marrakech by taxi after such a relaxing break was a bit of a shock to the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a wonderful riad, in an excellent location. Noel was a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome. He arranged our airport transfers and met us in the medina carpark. He provided us with a great tour of the riad itself and we were welcomed in traditional Moroccan style with mint tea on the roof terrace. The riad... More

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Address: 18 Derb El Arsa | Kennaria, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 169 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the Medina of Marrakech, with easy access, 5 minutes’ walk to Jemaa el Fna and other mythical places of Marrakech.Villa El Arsa is an oasis in the midst of excitement and wares of magical red town.Fabrice et Noel welcome you in this bed and breakfast with four rooms,accommodating up to 10 people (2 double bedrooms, one with fireplace and 2 triple rooms, bathrooms tadelakt).We will accompany you in your first visit to the Medina and we can present you the main palaces or places. ... more   less 
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in the Medina of Marrakech, with easy access, 5 minutes’ walk to Jemaa el Fna and other mythical places of Marrakech.Villa El Arsa is an oasis in the midst of excitement and wares of magical red town.Fabrice et Noel welcome you in this bed and breakfast with four rooms,accommodating up to 10 people (2 double bedrooms, one with fireplace and 2 triple rooms, bathrooms tadelakt).We will accompany you in your first visit to the Medina and we can present you the main palaces or places. ... more   less 
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