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Riad Samarkand

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41, Derb Sidi Lahcen | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay in this Riad because we'd read it was quiet and peaceful. Our expectations were certainly met. I am consistently amazed in Morocco how quiet the Riads can be -- even in the middle of the souks! Riad Samarkand is a little farther from the big square than we stayed last time we were in Marrakech, but... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

arrived Sunday and was collected, surprised that we had a few hundred yards through the back alleys and then came to the Riad which is stunning - really tucked away. Beautiful common areas and room - Samarkand room, - lovely supper in lounge with log fire Breakfast was served on balcony - very traditional Pierre the manager was extremely helpful... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited this Riad as part of a 2 weeks holiday in Morocco with my wife and my 3.5 years old daughter. The riad is "lost" into the maze of little streets that compose Marrakesh' old town. However, as we requested a pick up, we were "escorted" until the front door. Once learnt the way, it was really easy and... More 

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Taplow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Riad Samarkand felt absolutely authentic in every way. The staff went out of their way to provide for our every need, in a calm, quiet and really genuine manner. It was very clean, beautifully and stylishly decorated and very well run. We enjoyed several delicious dinners in a wonderful candle lit room, and our breakfast was served on our terrace... More 

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Zevergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This beautiful Riad is a jewel! Every inch of it is perfect! If you like good taste, classy deco, peaceful places, good food then you will be enchanted with this place .Immediately you feel at home. The manager is perfect and very helpful to guide you in the best possible way to get the most out of your stay in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Riad Samarkand is in a great location with easy accessibility to cooking classes at Maison Arabe, wonderful lunches at Terrraces des epices and Le Jardin, shopping in the souks and taxis to take you out of the Medina. Our room was beautifully decorated, spacious, quiet, with cool breezes and great air conditioning. We enjoyed our breakfasts on the terrace and... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Such a wonderful place ! Everything here is made and done for your pleasure and comfort. The place is quiet, beautiful, refined in every detail. Every room is differently decorated, with great taste and carefully chosen furniture and great bathrooms. We were on a family trip, which is nice, because booking the four rooms turn the place into a private... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very kind and courteous staff make this tranquil riad a real pleasure to stay in. My friend and I had a spacious twin room overlooking the courtyard, and felt that we had the place to ourselves. We chilled out by the plunge pool every afternoon (watched by the resident tortoises) and it was wonderfully peaceful. Everything works and it's nicely... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

End May 2014 visit for 1 week - 2 x 50-somethings on yet another anniversary/birthday jaunt. Simply, Riad Smarkand provided a great base for sampling both the old and new in Marrakech plus a day out to the coast (Essaouira) - our driver (Haj) was excellent throughout the day. Staff at Samarkand are polite, helpful and superbly managed by Pierre,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This Riad is really like arriving in a oasis after being lost in the desert: it is a dream come true! As soon as you get into the courtyard, which is a green setting, it feels you are in another world and another time. First of all, It is so quiet and peaceful you really enjoy not to be anymore... More 

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