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“Perfect for a long weekend break” 5 of 5 stars
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60 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hssaine | 60 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hssaine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #292 of 1,113 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Perfect for a long weekend break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

The perfect place to escape to for a long weekend. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality from delightful smiling staff. A welcome respite from the bustle of the souk and the sightseeing. Lunch under the tented canopy on the terrace was definately a highlight. Very comfortable and convenient.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

What a lovely riad ! peaceful and yet right in the heart of the medina. Perfect location. Excellent service and luxurious (and super clean) surroundings. Lunch on the roof terrace is a must !! Perfect base for visiting Marrakech.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

This is a good base for a visit to the city, reasonably priced but with exceptional service

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

We arrived late evening at the Riad after being met at the airport by a driver arranged by the riad. Initial apprehension on the approach to the riad proved to be forgotten on walking through the front door into a haven of tranquility and style.
We booked the Meknes and Rabat rooms,both located on the first floor. The rooms were tastefully decorated,immaculate and uncluttered. Our bathroom (finished in tadelakt, a Moroccan polished plaster) was fine,consisting of a large shower,washbasin and loo.
Lovely fluffy towels, a hairdryer and toiletries including locally handmade soap.
Breakfasts were taken on the rooftop terrace (apart from one day when rain prevented this) and were a great start to the day.
On our second evening we ate on the rooftop terrace. Our meal was absolutely superb - first course of Moroccan salads,followed by tagines (Lamb&prune with almonds,and Lemon chicken),then a fresh fruit salad to finish. All of the meal was outstanding, and excellent value too. Also worth mentioning is the way the staff took my partner's food allergy into consideration,at both this meal and breakfast too.
Staff at the Riad were fantastic-discreet yet attentive at all times. The riad had a quiet and peaceful ambience, which was fantastic when returning from the madness of the souks! Ideal for those people searching for a tranquil getaway.
We were appreciative of the riad's location - barely 10 mins stroll from the Jemaa El Fna and the souks. Do not be put off by the walk, it is fine and safe. Just keep a look out for mad moped/cycle/car drivers who thunder down the crowded streets!
Overall a fabulous 4 night stay in a superb riad-would heartily recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in this great little Riad. We had a really enjoyable time staying here, the location is great (only a 5 minute walk to the Djema el-Fna), the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, always around at the right time and definitely made us feel very welcome.

The Riad is beautifully decorated, the rooms were not huge but perfectly adequate and very comfortable.

We chose to dine at the Riad on our final night, on the roof terrace - the food was fantastic (and there was plenty of it) and the service was perfect. Breakfast was also excellent, and slightly varied each day so we had no complaints at all.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable stay, would definitely consider returning should we venture back to Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

Hats off to all the staff at Riad Bel Haj. Each and everyone of them made us feel at home and at ease while staying at this quite, tastefully decorated Riad 5 minutes walk away from the main square in Marrakech.

Our adventure with Riad Bel Haj started off on the right foot from the moment we contacted Chris (one of the managers) regarding our stay, our e-mails were answered promptly and Chris went beyond the normal requests for a room by suggesting that we dine the first night at our Riad considering the first night in Marrakech can be overwhelming for the first time visitor and he was right about that! Well, dine we did… our dinner was severed by Aziz (a wonderful, gentle young man working at the Riad) on the rooftop terrace by candlelight. I cannot even begin to describe the taste, textures and colours of this meal so carefully prepared by Saida (a very talented woman who is the chef at the Riad). Infact we had booked elsewhere for our wedding anniversary celebration but after out first dining experience at Riad Bel Haj we elected to dine where we knew we would not be disappointed. Having mentioned that it was our wedding anniversary we arrived back to the Riad in the evening to find an abundance of glorious surprises awaiting us, all to which made this years anniversary one we we’ll never forget.

I could continue however what more can I say that hasn’t already been said by others who have stayed at Riad Bel Haj. Trip Advisor again didn’t let us down!


A special thanks to Amal who met us at the Riad when we arrived at the beginning of our trip and made us feel immediately in capable hands. And of course Chris who brings with him a wealth of experience and professionalism.

I would no doubt recommend Riad Bel Haj to families, couples or even groups looking to book the whole Riad. You will not be disappointed!
Jacquie and Marcello
Italy

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

The location of the riad is excellent and the rooms are great. The used lots of nice materials and objects for decoration. The personal touch of the peope is heartwarming.
We are looking forward to book this or one of the other two riads in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 60 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hssaine | 60 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hssaine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #292 of 1,113 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cool, calm riad situated only moments from the bustle and excitement of the Place Jemaa el Fna, Riad Bel Haj is a haven of peace and tranquility in the Medina of Marrakech. The riad has been lovingly renovated and beautifully decorated to create a contemporary yet comfortable home for visitors to Marrakech. Traditional Moroccan materials and craftsmanship have been used to great effect and there are all the modern refinements guests would expect such as air conditioning, free WiFi Internet access and iPod docking stations. The riad is perfectly located in a well lit and easy to find derb, close to Bab Ksour and only two minutes from the Place Jemaa el Fna or the entrance to the souks. The nearest vehicular access is 50 metres from the front door and Riad Bel Haj is also close to the shops and restaurants of modern day Marrakech in the Gueliz district. ... more   less 

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