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Riad Lorsya
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61, Derb El Hammam, Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #52 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Riad in great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Had a lovely 7 night stay at the Riad Lorsya from 1st to 8th April. Abdul, Mustafa and the rest of the staff were the perfect hosts for our holiday by making it seem like a genuine home from home. The Riad is reached via a warren of tunnels near the Moussaine Mosque so I would recommend paying the 20 Euros for the Riad to arrange a taxi to collect guests from the airport. When we reached the Medina our luggage was transported by wheelbarrow to the Riad. All in all a very slick operation. Our room (Perle d'Orient) was not huge but beautifully decorated in Moroccan style. Breakfast was a tasty selection of fresh orange juice, flat breads, fruit and yoghurt. A real highlight was also the rooftop terrace where we sat in the sun with our friends away from the hustle and bustle of the souks. We also found some really nice restaurants within 10 min walk of the Riad - Villa Flore, Cafe Arabe and Dar Donab. Le Marrikchi on the main square was also very nice. In each case Abdul from the Riad called ahead and made reservations for us. Also nearby was the Bouganvillea Cafe which was a nice lunch stop.

The Riad also arranged a couple of day trips for us. They were very reasonably priced at 35 Euros pp for the trip to Essaouiria and 25 Euros pp for the trip to Ourika Valley. Both trips were great fun and went like clockwork with our driver Mustafa.

Only one minor quibble. When we made our reservation via Booking.com we were advised that we could pay our bill with a Visa card. However on arrival at the hotel Abdul advised us that we must settle our bill in Euros or Dirhams. This meant a bit of juggling to pay our bill and still leave some spending money. Paying cash was not a problem but we should have been advised in advance.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We loved this Riad. There are very few places you think you would go back but this Riad is one of them. When we got there on the first day I thought I might have chosen the wrong location, but we quickly realised it was the most exciting lively area of Marrakech.
The Riad was superb. We loved the design and especially the rooms, we were upgraded us one suite was not full, the Riad is extremely quiet, the staff was great, helpful and very discreet, the roof top was very nice, and it was a great place for breakfast. The view and the atmosphère just made us want to spend hours there.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 March 20, 2012

This Riad is amazing. I actually stayed here last August but going by some of the more recent reviews it hasn't changed. The rooms were very clean and very spacious. The particular room we stayed in was very luxurious and the whole place was authentically Morrocan. The breakfasts were great and we stayed in one night for dinner which was close to the best meal we had in Marrakech. It was too hot for me at the time but the roof terrace is very beautiful. I would have to give a special thanks to the staff, you will definitely not meet more helpful and friendly people in the whole of Morocco, i can guarentee that! I would recommend this to anyone visiting Marrakech

  • Stayed August 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Riad Lorsya last week, staff were very friendly and welcoming, the lovely rooms were amazing with a very nice decoration and very clean. Foot and services were absolutely good. Location just 5 minutes from the main place.
I will recommend this wonderful Riad to anyone, going to Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

It is a very central Riad, located a short distance from the main square, and the souks. The staff are attentive, friendly and helpful, with a beautiful moroccan atmosphere and excellent services. The rooms are clean, and have a nice bathrooms, food was the best we had during our stay in Marrakech.
It is a very nice Riad offering good value for money, for authentic Marrakech expérience, it is simply Riad lorsya.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 February 23, 2012

If you are bewildered trying to choose a Riad for your Marrakech break then look no further!
I traveled to Marrakech in January 2012 with my wife for a 4-night stay and having spent endless hours trying to decide where to stay we opted for the Riad Lorsya and were not disappointed

This beautiful Riad, located in the Medina is an honest 5-7 minute walk from the Jem el Fna (directions provided but you quickly get the hang of it). From the moment we arrived the staff were outstandingly helpful and friendly, particularly when our pre-arranged Atlas Mountain trip fell-through. The included evening meal on the day of arrival was most welcome and removed any hassle of having to find somewhere to eat after arrival and whilst trying to get our bearings. We stayed in the Samsara Suite which was excellent and had no problems with hot water as some have mentioned and the bed was very comfortable. The free WiFi was a useful bonus. Our one minor negative comment concerns the lighting in the room - it is not very bright which makes reading a book in the evening a little difficult.

The roof terrace is a delightful place, unfortunately the January mornings were a touch cold to enjoy breakfast up there, although our last morning was warmer and we did finally manage it. Breakfasts were simple but tasty and perfectly adequate to set yourself up for a day in the souks

We thoroughly recommend this well located Riad, beautiful, peaceful, clean, with outstanding staff and an endless supply of mint tea. The acid test of any accommodation is would you go back and stay again - in the case of the Riad Lorsya, our answer is an unhesitating YES!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Riad lorsya was an excellent choice for us, it is a fantastic oasis near to the main square.
The welcome was great, we felt that we were in a friends house, the staff ( abdou, mustapha ) were very helpful and friendly with excellent advices and recommendations, and attention to details.
The rooms were amazing, decorated with taste, and very clean. The terrace was lovely with great sunbeds.
The breakfast on the patio near the nice pool or on the terrace were very good.
We had a wonderful stay at Riad lorsya, certainly we will be staying again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Also Known As:
Riad Lorsya Hotel
Riad Lorsya Marrakech
Riad Lorsya Hotel Marrakech
Address: 61, Derb El Hammam, Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#14 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#19 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Lorsya 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Lorsya is situated at 2 minutes walk from the Jamaa El Fna square, in the heart of the antiques market souk. It has been renovated with care in the pure Morrocan tradition and retains all the charm of the old Marrakech riads. Our professional team invites you to discover the serenity, the comfortable lifestyle and the quality services offered to you in this wonderful riad. A free dinner is offered for any booking of 4 nights and more. ... more   less 
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