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“Beautiful Riad close to the Medina” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Mehdia
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   70 Douar Graoua | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #245 of 1,057 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful Riad close to the Medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed at Riad Mehdia from 13/4/13. The Riad is perfectly placed near the busy Medina and is quiet and tranquil inside. The Riad is very clean and well kept and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are decorated beautifully and the roof terrace is lovely. Breakfast was varied and included lots of tasty fruit. We also ate dinner here one night, which was some of the best food we ate on our trip. Most of all, this Riad has a luxury feel, with a backpackers price tag. It's the ideal place to stay in Marrakech!

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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I visited Marrakech several times and stayed in few different riads.
I believe Riad Mehdia has the only advantage of very good location in one of the widest street in medina and the car park is few yards away. Th riad has it is own private car and driver if you require one.
It is 5 minutes walk to Jema Fina square.
Food is average and breakfast similar to one you get in other riads. Staff are not particularly friendly but polite.
If you don't like cats then keep away as few would be joinning you for the meal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night after reading the positive reviews on this and other sites.

After landing in Marrakech, we took a taxi (which by the way costs the same as the airport bus: 60dh) that dropped off at Djemaa el Fna and from there the riad is about a 10 minute walk. We had 4 pieces of luggage and it was possible to maneuver the way although you need to often make way for the countless motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters. To reach the riad, we walked straight down Rue des Banques and made a left turn onto the first main street (there are 2 restaurants at the beginning of that street).

The riad is nicely decorated with tasteful Moroccan furniture and many plants that brought a taste of nature away from the heavily polluted streets of Marrakech. It was also relatively quite inside the riad altough you are able to hear the motorcycles on the street.

We were greeted by I believe the owner, a nice French gentleman who spoke English. You need to fill out a short form that all the hotels and riads are required to gather and after you make your payment, you are free to go to your room. Our room was on the first floor and surprisingly was not noisy despite being close to the front door.

The room itself had a full sized bed, 2 chairs, and a coffee table. It was a decent size but a bit challenging to fit 4 pieces of luggage. The bathroom had an attractive mosaic sink and a lovely Moroccan style clay enclosed shower. There were no problems with getting enough water pressure or having hot enough water. The room was clean and the bed comfortable.

The included breakfast starts at 8:30am but the staff was able to prepare ours at 7:30am since we had a tour starting at 8am. The breakfast was pretty basic, with 2 kinds of breads, some spreads, coffee, and orange juice..nothing to compliment or complain about, it was enough to get the job done.

Overall, this is a good choice for the value, service, and location.

  • 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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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at Riad Medhia for 5 nights - From the moment we arrived at the airport to the moment we left all our needs were met. All the staff were very pleasant and attentive, always there for you when needed but never intrusive. The room we stayed in was beautiful and clean
and very peaceful - perfect after a day in Marrakech. We ate in the Riad on the first evening and the food was excellent, breakfast each morning was also excellent with a great selection of jams and morrocan breads, fresh juice and coffee. The location of the Riad is very central and gives you great access to the main square and the souks. We had a trouble free stay in a beautiful Riad - highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here early January and really enjoyed our time. Rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious - so many jams! Service was really good. If only it was warmer to enjoy the pool, but we did enjoy sitting on the rooftop lounges. The place had plants everywhere, and it was decorated very nicely. A room with a mini fridge in summer might be ideal.

  • Stayed January 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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Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Me and my boyfriend said here during our stay in Marrakech and it was such a pleasant, hospitable and beautiful riad. The staff and owner were amazing, welcoming and friendly which really made our stay and the breakfasts were delicious. The location is really good too! If/When I come back to Marrakech I'm going to ensure I stay here!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Set in the heart of Marrakech, this Riad is probably one of the best. Close to everything and a great terrace. All the staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is delicious.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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: 70 Douar Graoua | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #245 of 1,057 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Mehdia 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mehdia Riad is a guest house in Marrakesh, in the heart of Medina (old town) Located between the Place Jjemma el Fna square, the souks (2mn) and the Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said museum (2mn) Completely restored, riad Mehdia is authentic and traditional home with all comfort. It is a magical place, in the land of a thousand and one night, you will live unforgettable moments. ... more   less 
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