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“Great value and excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Othmane
198, Derb Essakaya - | Essibtiyine Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #198 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great value and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I cant fault Riad Dar Othmane, I went with a friend and had a great time. Hassan (the riad owner) couldnt do enough for us. We were greeted with Orange Juice, Mint Tea and Water, which was great as it was 45 degree heat when we arrived! He also gave us a map and showed us around outside and made sure we didnt get lost. We got a really good price, and as there werent many other guests Hassan upgraded us for free. It's a good location, a reasonably easy 10 min walk to the main square. The riad overall was quite simple, but there's so much to do in Marrakech there's no reason to stay indoors. The room had air con, was clean and our beds were made daily. The breakfast was fine (tea, juice, bread and pancakes). Although small and quite basic, the riad was a beautiful and cosy place to stay after a busy day in the city.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We stayed in Riad Dar Othmane on our 2nd and 3rd nights in Marrakech. We chose to walk there from our other riad as we had been provided with a very helpful map via e mail before we left England (as well as a list of excursions and food available if needed). We did get lost but that's all part of the fun of the Medina and we like to think we saw some of the 'real' Marrakech, the places where people lived and worked. It can be tricky to navigate the narrow, crowded streets, especially as we were there during the celebrations of the birth of Muhammed and was a public holiday. We arrived out of the hustle and bustle to peace and calm. Hassan greeted us warmly and made us mint tea. Our room was lovely, very clean and the shower was hot and powerful. Hassan organised an excursion to Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains for us, which was wonderful. We would definately go back there to stay if we went back to Marrakech and I would have no trouble recommending it to others. Thank you, Hassan!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are in the courtyard area so may not be as quiet as upstairs rooms.
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Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Located in the heart of Marrakech’s Medina, Riad Dar Othmane offers sanctuary from the city’s busy streets and noisy markets.

On arrival, the staff made us feel incredibly welcome and treated us to a pot of mint tea and a brief tour of the surrounding area. During our stay Hassan was the perfect host, offering to buy us supplies, book excursions and readily available to answer all our questions about the Riad and the city itself.

The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and a pleasant breakfast was provided each morning. A good sized roof terrace was a welcome addition and allowed us to make the most of the good weather.

If ever I was to return to Marrakech I wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Riad Dar Othmane was a cute and cosy place near to the main square. The staff is really helpful and they make it a point to keep the place really clean. We go upgraded to a bigger room - so thank you for that as well :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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firenze
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Mohamed and his wife (the owners) are amazing friendly and helpfull. You can imagine the wife sawed the broken dress of my girlfriend before to have a romantic dinner!
The hostel is little but so nice and it's in that tipic part of the medina of Marrakech where you can breath the life style of the people live and work there. Riad Othmane it's just 10 minutes far from the main square.
Definitely we advise this place to stay if you don't want to spend a lot of maney, but in the same time have a romantic holiday.

  • Stayed January 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We are two Australians who were on a second trip to Morocco, but first time to Fez. We stayed at Dar Othmane after contacting a booking agent recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide. We'd stopped in a riad in Marrakesh a few years ago and wanted one in Fez with close proximity to the sights of the medina. It was perfect, from the transport organised to and from the airport to the comfortable rooms (plenty of hot water) and amazing helpful Annmarie, Mohammid and Fatima. We spent three days sightseeing in the medina, relaxing on the roof terrace in the evening. The terrace has a view over to the hills and city walls, and comfortable seating. We got exactly what we wanted, a place that was quiet at night but a short walk to the various parts of the medina (do buy a map !)

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Orba, Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

We had a three night stay at the Othmane. We were met at the airport by a taxi which was included in the price of our stay. Can only say everything was perfect. The staff were exceptionally helpful and kind. Marrakesh is a vibrant, bustling, fascinating place which everyone should see. Can´t wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Address: 198, Derb Essakaya - | Essibtiyine Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #198 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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