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Riad Samsara

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6, Derb El Aarsa | Tarzout -Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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  • Sleep Quality
    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here a few years ago and then again just last week and I had forgotten what it was like to step out of the heat of Marrakech into this little oasis. It is run by a charming woman named Jacqueline who could not have been nicer. Her staff of local women were sweet and welcoming... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have to say that visiting Morocco was probably one of the best vacations I have ever been on; the people, the food, culture and overall experience was simply amazing. I decided to book Riad Samsara during my time in Marrakech due to all the good reviews it had received and I am pleased to say that I was not... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Owner at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear Elaine C , Thank you for sharing your positive review, it certainly made our day! I’m delighted to read that your stay was well taken care of by our team, and that you had an enjoyable stay. I hope to welcome you back again on your next trip to Riad Samsara! Warm regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt, More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

My second stay after a gap of 9 years - still one of the best places to stay in the world I think, due to the second to none attentiveness of the wonderful friendly staff and owner Jacqueline, not to mention the exquisite and sumptuous decor and incredibly good food. We went to the Marmouda for a look see and... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear Robin G, Thank you for your lovely review. It’s certainly our pleasure to serve you, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back! Warm regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt More 

ST MAUR DES FOSSES
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This end-of-April escapade was our 3rd stay at the Riad. This time there were 7 members of the same family, including 2 grand-parents, for whom this was the 1st ever visit to Morocco. We knew we would all be enchanted again -- and indeed we truly were. We met Jacqueline this time -- now we better understand why this place... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear RAPHAEL A, I was happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we contributed, in some small way, making your holiday in Marrakech a pleasant and memorable one. We are delighted that you take home fond memories and unforgettable impressions from your stay with us. Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and I... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Riad Samsara was actually one of three riads I stayed at during my week stay in Marrakech, due to silly scheduling on my part. I opted for the driver pick-up from the airport, which is actually a good idea as any first timer to Marrakech will find it difficult to navigate the medina. I was arriving fairly late in the... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear alexcga, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to having you back! Warm regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt, More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was not our first stay at Riad Samsara. We went again this year because we wanted to relax some days in a warm country. As our first stay was so beautiful, it was easy for us to decide to go to Marrakech and visit Jacqueline, the owner, and her motherly caring housekeeper and cook Milouda again. We were so... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear Even M, It’s a great pleasure to read about your recent stay and I sincerely thank you for choosing Riad Samsara! Thank you for your valuable feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Warm regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was our third visit to Riad Samsara and we chose it as the perfect place for our special honeymoon based on the wonderful service; exquisite architecture and location we had been greeted with on all previous stays. Riad Samsara really feels like our home in Marrakech and it is so wonderful to be greeted by familiar, smiling faces. The... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear samandy28, I was happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we contributed, in some small way, to making your honeymoon a pleasant and memorable one. We are delighted that you take home fond memories and unforgettable impressions from your stay with us. Thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that you... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is wonderful. The manager, Siham and the owner, Jacqueline, are delightful and attentive, and the riad is beautiful. My wife was on crutches and had to stay behind one day, and they prepared her a lovely lunch at no extra charge. Food tip: there are very few options nearby. Dar Zellij nearby is glitzy and wildly overpriced. The... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review
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Cher Jonathan, Nous vous remercions d’avoir pris le temps de publier un avis si positif sur le site de TripAdvisor.... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Location: situated in the northern part of the Medina, out of the main tourist area, in a quarter inhabited by local Marrakechis. In easy walking distance (20 mins plus time to get lost) through the souks to Jema El Frna. Local taxis from Bab Taghout (3 mins walk) to JEF cost 20 MAD. First Impressions: a beautifully refurbished Riad. Gorgeous... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear Robert O, Thank you for the positive review, it certainly made our day! I’m delighted to hear that your stay was well taken care of by our team, and that you enjoyed the stunning views as well as the location. We look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt. More 

Cornwall
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Riad Samsara is a wonderfully calm, historic Riad. It is in an excellent location for exploring the old town. The rooms are well appointed and well cared for with very comfortable beds. On a hot summer day the cool shade provided by the Riad design, offers a haven from frenetic Marrakech street life. Breakfast on the roof terrace is a... More 

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JacquelineMarrakech, Owner at Riad Samsara, responded to this review

Dear Charlesnworth, Thank you for the wonderful review about your recent stay experience. I am glad that you had an amazing time and would consider returning to our Riad for another stay. It would be a pleasure to service you again in the near future, we are looking forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Siham for Jacqueline Brandt More 

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