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“Safe and quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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10, Derb Ahmer | Laqsour - Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #395 of 1,134 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Trondheim, Norway
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“Safe and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This Riad is next door to Riad de l'Orientale and very similar. Both are small, really quiet, clean, and both are driven by very pleasant people that make you feel safe and well cared for. Highly recommendable for visitors to the Medina that want a safe haven to retreat to from the chaotic streets of Marrakech. This Riad could not offer wireless internet, which to us has become a rather important asset. Orientale next door had wifi, and actually their net was detectable in Marana, although not accessible. (We stayed in both).
The breakfast in Marana, as well as in Orientale or seemingly in any Moroccan hotel, consisted of muffins, pancakes, honey, yellow and red jam, fig jam, some slices of the round bread that they have everywhere, and a choice of teas or coffee. It's all rather sweet, but ok.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The riad was lovely with such caring staff, who go out of their way to help. the riad is located near the Place and is very very easy to navigate. As a single traveler, it was the most convenient and safe area to be in. I highly recommend staying here. Quiet and safe

Room Tip: Sheherazade was the name of the room and was suitable for a single traveler- quiet and secure
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Jo and I stayed three nights at the Riad Marana nestled deep in the medina of Marrakech. The location was perfect. We were just a short walk from all of the shopping, sights and energy of the medina.

Our room was clean and had a terriffic shower. We had a first floor room, but it was always quiet during our stay. The staff was helpful and the breakfast which was included was good. The riad provided the needed rest from our very full days in Marrakech.

Do not hesitate to chose this unique hotel in the heart of old Marrakech. You will be amazed.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 18, 2011

We stayed in many riads all around Morocco, and the staff at raid marana were incredibly hospitable. The service was stellar, the rooms were beautiful, the breakfast was delicious, and the mint tea was the best we have had.

We wanted to send a package from the post office, but it was closed due to a holiday. Nabila, the manager of the raid, went above and beyond to help us find other mailing options, and even sent the package for us in the end. 

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

This place was beautiful and clean. Our room was gorgeous. It was close to the square and it had wi-fi. Thank you for a relaxing and wonderful stay!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Riad Marana is literally just around the corner from the Marrakech markets and the vast souk. Despite its proximity to both it is quiet and blissfully clean. The rooms are modern with a distinctly Moroccan feel. The beds are the most comfortable I had the pleasure to sleep in in my three weeks there.
We enjoyed wonderful hospitality while we were there. Nabaouia was able to help us with recommendations for the next leg of our trip. Ellen was able to cure my bellyache with a herbal concoction. The cook was always obliging and made the most wonderful breakfasts. High praise but well deserved. If we ever return to Marrakech we will stay again. Thankyou!

Room Tip: Close to markets/ souk. Ideal for couples. Clean.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

We stayed at Riad Marana with our 2 children. It is a small Riad less than a 5 minute walk to the Djemaa el-Fna square and the souks- a perfect position. Easy to find and very quiet. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautifully decorated. We all enjoyed the breakfasts. Delishious home made yoghurt. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10, Derb Ahmer | Laqsour - Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
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Ranked #395 of 1,134 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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