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“Delightful, family-run French Riad” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad d'Airain Marrakech
8 Derb el Hammam Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #212 of 1,055 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful, family-run French Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My 2 friends and I stayed in the African Suite for a long weekend and were well looked after by Frederic and Karine. Beautiful rooms, caring people and although we don't speak French it didn't feel like a problem.

More expensive than a hotel, but worth it for the unique experience.
I'd highly recommend it! Couldn't help but feel cared-for when you got home after a day out in the sun and they had a hot pot of beautiful mint tea waiting for you!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Yes, like other opinions - this Riad is a real Paradise. As 2 couples, we spent 2 nights in this
1001 nights ambiente, especially the "Suite African" is a real treasure; although the plumbing
is not perfect, one must consider this old building with its special flair, that makes up all eventl.
negativas. The owner prepares excellent and tasty local food, his wife is the "soul" of the house.
And the whole team gives the guests a well "being looked after"- we will come again.

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  • Stayed April 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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Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Thank you! We arrived from the southern of Marrocco on the eve of Christmas (24. December, 2012), and was recived into a warm, hospitable place, lovely decorated and with the smell of a wonderful Christmas dinner in the air.
The room was small, but practical, the bathroom functional and pleasant to the eye, the bath-room productes smelled and felt lovely. A shame you were all sold out when we left. Would have enjoyed to bring some of it home.
The food was good, and there was a LOT of it! THe room was well aired, even if it was small, and everybody was very quite in the common area, so even if you wanted to sleep late(ish), you were able to do this.

The owners and the staff was both warm and welcomming, even if we didn't speak french. This was the only drawback in my opinion. There was a language-barrier, and if my french (or their english) had been better the stay would have scored a five.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Riad d'Airain in June. It was HOT, but nice and cool in the riad. Our room was so beautiful and the food was fantastic! Make sure to get a massage and hammam bath, so relaxing, and my skin has never been so soft. The staff and owner "Madame" were so accommodating and went out of their way to make sure we were always happy. Tell Akeem (the cook/waiter) that Perry and Lacy said hello.

  • Stayed June 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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Aci Castello, Sicilia, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We really enjoyed staying here - everyone was very friendly. Because most of the staff does not speak English, it was sometimes difficult communicating, but the room was nice and the terrace was lovely. I recommend the Hammam and massage here - very relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Payerne, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

The first impression you have of this Riad is terrifying. So deos the last one. Located next to the bus station, this Riad is certainly not the best for it's location. At least not he most cozy one for sure. Is true that after you trespass the entrance door, things change quiite a bit. But what you do not know is that you are entering Ali Baba's Cave..... We booked the Riad for 5 nights, and we chose The African Suite. Small like a shoe box!!!!!!! Cupboard doors do not reach to fully open, cause there is not enough space. A single tiny little window, this room never saw light.. Bathroom stinks, Decoration is important, but space to breath is as well, specially when travelling for leasuring. Bathroom shower does not work. Either you boil yourself or you freeze... when water comes out, of course!!! After spending a whole day with 40 C, nothing is better than a cooling shower.... well, forget it!!!! After three nights suffering claustrophobia, WE DECIDED TO MOVE AWAY. Sorprise came when we did check out: they charged for 5 nights, the hardest calamar I've ever eaten. The big tub so called swimming pool is next to the kitchen, so you can enjoy a bath while smelling french fries in the air.
We got stressed, and we get robbed by the owner, who overcharged our staying.
At least we came out alive. Pay attention with these guys, They will ask you to pay half of your stay in advance, and then will charge double price. Run away when possible.
Worst experience in Marrakech, unfortunately.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad d'Airain Marrakech

Address: 8 Derb el Hammam Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #212 of 1,055 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in full heart of the medina of Marrakech, near Bab Doukkala door, 2 minutes of the souks, Riad d'Airain accommodates you all the year within a framework worthy of Thousand and One Nights. The peace and the sobriety of the places will contribute to your well being (swimming pool, living rooms interior and external, space relaxation, terraces. The Riad has 2 more fairy-like suites and 4 rooms all the ones than the others. ... more   less 
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