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“Amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Nafis
4.5 of 5 Guest house   |   53-54 Ouled Ben Sebaa - Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #78 of 1,081 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Beautiful Riad, above-and-beyond service, amazing breakfast every morning on the roof deck. I would recommend this Riad to anyone! It can be a little tough to find, so be sure to ask for directions ahead of time, but it's a very safe location as it's right next to the royal residence, so there are lots of guards around. Wonderful experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you very much for this lovely review. We are all very grateful for your stay at Riad Nafis, having you these few days among us was a pure delight. As you mentionned it, we can not recomment enough future visitors to contact us ahead in order to organize an airport transfer or at least get directions. We are as 90% of the riads in a pedestrian street of the old city in a country where the culture and the organisation is slightly different. Once you know your way, it is extremely easy. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future and thank you again for everything you gave us. Take good care of both of you.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

We are on our way back from a week at the Riad Nafis and cannot rate it highly enough.
The location, slightly away from the madness of the El Fna but close enough to walk to in less than ten minutes, suited us perfectly.
Our room was lovely, rustic enough to feel we were away from a typical European style hotel but spotlessly maintained.
The sun terrace was great, with a view of the storks nesting atop a nearby mosque. We ate breakfast there each morning which was delicious and served at any time up to midday.
The staff were incredibly attentive and as there are only a few rooms able to look after you without the usual "what is your room number" which feels like a nice touch. We booked a few restaurants through the hotel, including a dinner at Kosybar where they managed to guarantee a table by the edge of the terrace. When we arrived the maitre d' told us they would not normally do this so hats off to the Nafis.
We had an issue with a trip to the Atlas Mountains which the management dealt with in an incredibly generous and understanding way.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Rachid and the all team join me express you our heartfelt thanks for your stay at Riad Nafis. It was a pure delight having you this all week among us. We will keep a very warm souvenir of the both of you, your smiles, your extreme kindness with everyone of us were very much appreciated. We all hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again in a not too far future. Thank you for everything and take good care of both of you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights here and it was a great introduction to Marrakesh. The rooms are verr tastefully done and the roof terrace is a great place to relax. We ate out at a couple of so called 'top' restaurants and the Riads food was so much better. Home cooking at its best.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. Rachid and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for these two stays. We all keep a warm souvenir of your family staying at Riad Nafis, and we all hope to be able to receive you again in a not too far future. Naïma will always be pleased to make you discover our home made traditional Moroccan Cuisine ! Thank you for all you gave us and take good care of the four of you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived the staff said we should consider the Riad our house and feel at home! And this is how we felt. Rooms are nicely decorated and clean, pool illuminated at night, roof terrace for the breakfast with a view to the Atlas mountains, 5 minutes walking to the main place Jemaa el fna and the Souks. Area is very safe as it is next to one of the kings palaces with lots of guards. Extremely helpful and friendly staff who simply assist you with all you need. Have them organize the taxi ride from and to the airport as they get a better price than at least we got and also a tour guide maybe for the first day. Ok, the Muezzin wakes you up every morning at 5 a.m. but this is part of the arabic experience you want to have and unavoidable unless you are outside a big city. Beds are more on the hard side but good for your back. I certainly would stay there again and can recommend it.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you for this lovely review. Rachid and his all team join me to express you our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Nafis. Your exteme kindness and your interest in Marrakech and our culture will remain in memories and leave to the team a very warm souvenir. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Visiting Morocco is something my girlfriend and I have been looking forward to for a long time, much like many visitors we googled and tripadvis-ed places to stay in Marrakech and we knew there would be good and bad comments but we took a gamble with Riad Nafis because of its great location.

Now that we have returned home, we have to say the Riad was one of the best things that could have happened and it made our trip to Morocco so much more meaningful. The staff were very helpful and made us feel welcome from the first moment we walked in. From a non biased point of view, My girlfriend and I can honestly say there are no flaws in choosing this Riad. The people, the location, the price, is definitely worth visiting.

I think our trip would not have been the same if it hadnt been for Riad Nafis.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a touching review. Rachid and his all team join me to express our heartfelt gratitude for your stay at Riad Nafis, we keep a fresh souvenir of your stay among us. Your extreme kindness and sensibility were much appreciated . You always can count on the all team to assist and give you keys to understand our culture, so different but fascinating. We all hope to have the pleasure of receiving you again at Riad Nafis, whenever ! Take good care of both of you.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I can't recommend this Riad enough, the building and the people there are wonderful, from the moment we arrived made us feel so welcome and at ease. We had arranged with the Riad for a driver to come and meet us, I definitely suggest doing this, as the riad is a little difficult to find at first, especially if you arriving late at night as we did. The riad can't be reached by car, so our driver stopped at the nearby and lead us right to the door, where we were greeted by Hicham who went to make us mint tea and brought mini pastries, as we relaxed in the salon after our long journey.
Breakfast each morning was tasty pancakes and bread with diffirent flavors of jam , It's a perfect place to relax after fighting your way through the souks, a proper escape and the hospitality was second to none. the manager and his team went out of their way to make our stay amazing and they definitely succeeded

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Madam,
I thank you for this lovely review. Rachid and his all team join me to thank you for your stay at Riad Nafis, it was a great pleasure having you these few days among us. Hicham will always be pleased to serve you tea at night and Naïma will enjoy cooking moroccan breakfasts and dinners as many time as you require ! We remember your kindness with everyone of us and we all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Riad Nafis for 3 nights last week. It was perfect for us. A great location for walking around the city and the roof terrace provided a quiet place to wind down and relax. The room was lovely and the staff were very helpful. It's a little tricky to find but if you show the address to one of the locals they will be happy to help you out for a small fee (around 20dh). You can't go wrong with Nafis and at such good value for money stop shopping around and book it before it's too late.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Laurent O, Gérant at Riad Nafis, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Sir,
I thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure for Rachid and his team to receive you at Riad Nafis. As all riads in our medinas, it seems to be a bit difficult when you arrive, streets seem to be a maze, but when you know you quickly you realize that it is a very easy maze. Once again we can not recommend enough an airport transfer arriving at least with our driver collecting you and taking you to the door of the riad, or as you did, with the locals children. Thank you so much for all you gave us during this stay, this was a nice meeting once again. We all hope to see you again in a not too far future. Take good care of both of you.
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Address: 53-54 Ouled Ben Sebaa - Sidi Mimoun, 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
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Ranked #78 of 1,081 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riad Nafis 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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