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Riad Papillon
15 Derb Tizougarine | Dar el Basha District, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #13 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Papillon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Riad Papillon. What an excellent find - surpassing all expectation. Zouhair and " the Ladies" could not have been more welcoming. The Riad is a lovely blend of old and new , with traditional Morrocan architecture as well as the new mod cons of WiFi , Air-conditioning etc.
The location is perfect for exploring Marrakech - Zouhair provided us with maps as well as a mobile phone , very useful. The meals were excellent - especially the lamb and vegetable tagines.
We all became lovers of Mint Tea and can heartily recommend sipping , when feet immersed in the dipping pool following a hard afternoon haggling in the souks.
Many thanks to all..........I am sure we will return......

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The rooms were very nice and we enjoyed the quiet location, but it was really Zouhair that made this such a wonderful experience. He gave some fantastic suggestions for dining, spas and shopping that really made our last day in Marrakech special without breaking the bank. Also we were frazzled the first evening when we got back to the riad and realized we had left a camera out in the souks; Zouhair immediately got on his bike to go retrieve it for us -- amazing!! Would highly recommend Riad Papillon!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Middlesex
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14 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good location within easy walking distance of the medina. The accomodation is ok. My room was on the ground floor and was very dark I understand that this is due to the design but better lighting would have helped.
The roof terrace is a relaxing place to sit especially in the evening, the only shame is the large plastic sheeting covering the open area of the courtyard. The reason for my score is
the level of service in this Riad is fantastic and the staff were always happy to help with all requests . Well done Zouhair.








Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The rooms at Riad Papillon are not huge, and it's not incredibly luxurious, but it's comfortable and located just inside one of the main entrances to the Median (Dar el Bacha), so access to other parts of the city is easy.

Zee, who seems to be at the riad 24/7, is incredibly attentive, friendly, and informative, and he really pushes the quality of the stay here over the top. Many thanks to him for all his help during our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Eight of us stayed two nights and were able to have the riad to ourselves. We were completely spoilt by Zouhair and his colleagues, nothing was too much trouble. It was so peaceful amid the buzzing city. Our rooms were cool but the terrace basked in sunshine. The plunge pool was bracing but perfect after a bustling day in the souks. We were given a banquet on our first night, vegetarian and non veg food delicious. A safe and tranquil home to return to after a day out in the city. Use of the riad mobile was such a great idea.

Room Tip: All rooms were beautiful and we had some made into twin rooms and some double
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the two first floor bedrooms. The riad is centrally located for all the main sights and attractions of the medina and offered a tranquil, cool and welcome retreat from the frenetic hours of exploring the souks and sightseeing. The air conditioned rooms were very comfortable and had a mini fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks and water. Although dark by their very nature, the bedrooms opened onto the bright interior courtyard with its fountain and dipping pool.
We breakfasted on the roof terrace and had a dinner prepared for our arrival - a tagine for myself and my husband and grilled fish for the others in our party. The food was plentiful and quite good.
This was my second visit to Marrakech and what stood out above all else was the kindness and helpfulness of the staff, especially Sa'id, who was extremely attentive and accommodating. He took time to point out the most direct way through the souks to the Jemaa el Fna square and made restaurant recommendations which were excellent. He arranged a morning's sightseeing via caleche and took us to the meeting point, waiting with us until our transport arrived.
All in all, a great stay and value for money.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely. Since there were four of us, it was nice to have the privacy of the two fi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Riad Papillion for 4 nights. We were there for a hen party - highly recommended to stay at this Riad for a big party. Zee and all the staff were great and really made us feel at home. The Riad is beautiful and location is great to experience true Marrakech. We had dinner at the Riad one night and entertainment (belly dancer) was provided too. Really well organised and our whole party had a great time! Thanks again to all the Riad Papillion staff!

Room Tip: All rooms are ensuite and very well designed.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 15 Derb Tizougarine | Dar el Basha District, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Papillon is a newly decorated riad in the best neighborhood of the medina Dar El Basha next to the Pasha Palace -just about 8 minutes walk to the Place J'ma el f'na. This beautiful riad has solar heating panels, beautiful dipping pool in garden courtyard, fountain on roof terrace and BBQ, TV/DVD, Ipod docking, Minibar, Contemporary colours and traditional craftsmen design. Wonderful English speaking staff- trained and experienced.Riad Papillon has several amazing zelige handcrafted tree of life tile designs which are really quite special. On the roof terrace there is a traditional tent where your dinner can be served by candlelight under the stars.Riad Papillon is a haven of tranquility with niches filled with books, fossils and buddahs on display. There really is something quite magical about Riad Papillon. ... more   less 
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