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Riad Massin
48 Derb Sidi Mohammed OulHaj | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #64 of 201 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
melbourne, vic
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4 hotel reviews
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“Home away from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

5 days and 6 nights to experience hospitality Moroccan style. The staff are the main reason I would return, they were welcoming, friendly, generous with their time and just enjoyed their job and the people who came and went. Both riads ( 1 & 2) were fabulous examples of Moroccan architecture, very beautiful spacious buildings with rooftop areas to share a relaxing shisha or endless mint tea served free and at anytime. My husband and I had our own comfortable room a clean bathroom with nice towels, clean bedding and free wi fi. A fabulous breakfast of pancakes Moroccan style, coffee, tea, french sticks, fresh orange juice all limitless for 20 dirham ( 2euro). A visit to the local hamman with the staff was amazing. Evening meals cooked by the wonderful kitchen staff at a very reasonable price and washing done for 40dirham. Only drawback is finding it when you arrive and it is about 20 minutes walk from the square which once you nailed where the riad is this is not a problem and we never found it scary even late at night. We did have a male with three females so that helped. I always felt safe at the riad and would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends and family. Congrats to everyone there and thank you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Allocated next door to riad Massin , The new added section Riad Massin 2 is worth checking out . Very light , airy , very quiet . The magnificient grand entrance is a jaw dropping experience. Extreme grandiose Moroccan wooden handcrafted designs are flowing throughout the riad , the foyer impressive size chandelier is simply the center point with a large swimming pool with enough chilllout space for the extreme heated summer months.
The riad has air conditioning , free wifi including access to a laptop, all bedrooms are superbly ensuite bathroom with clean towels and bedding including locker cabinet ,wardrobe, air conditioning. Its quiet , allowing a good night sleep .
A very large salon with an oversize fireplace , oppulent lanterns , seating and resting area is perfect for enjoying a lush mint the or simply reading a book. The riad has a dinner , a kitchen and a superb terrace overviewing Marrakech , plenty of little corners , loungers and a delightful shower with a shower head the size of a plate .
Available : Laundry facility / Trips organised by Moroccanview ask the manager .
Riad massin is a great place and i feel very safe there . Thank you again to all at riad massin

  • Stayed April 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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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

The hostel has a really unsafe location, it takes 20 minutes to reach the main square and me and my friend had all the time people following us. Even the police told us that after 22:00 it was dangerous to be there, that we needed to get a taxi, the only problem is that even the taxi can’t reach the hostel, you have to walk through really narrow and dark streets. The other problem is the rooms, there is a living room and the rooms are around it, so you can’t sleep (And I went to bed at 2:00). Early in the morning people have breakfast so again the same problem. It’s the first time in my life that after the first night I decide to go somewhere else!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

A taste of Riad feeling with a nice courtyard in a convenient location. Very friendly staff; you are greeted with a chat and a mint tea, which makes you feel very welcome. Good value, definitely recommendable, although the dorm rooms could be a bit more spacious for my taste. The lockers are also not large enough to fit a backpack, or anything above a purse, for that matter. Also make sure to get directions, the place is a bit hard to find on your own, and don't be bullied by tauts, who can be a serious pest upon entering the medina.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New york City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the staff at the Riad Massin. i just wish I could have spent more time there. The location is cool and the staff are excellent. It was a great experience overall.

A special thanks to brendan, who was great and assisted me long after I left Morocco. Its a long story that turned out well. If i return to Marrakech, i will definitely stop by the Riad Massin.

Happy new Year to all.

pd

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly English girl who told us about Marrakesh and offered us a map and easy directions to the medina. We were given mint tea to drink while they prepared our rooms.

The rooms were small but pleasant and though the air conditioning was not strong, it was enough for the heat of Marrakesh.
They helped us whenever we need assistance and the staff were very friendly and hospitable. The Riad was well kept and clean.

The showers are pretty basic but no complaints.

I would recommend this Riad to others.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The annex is better next door. The staff is friendly and the tea they brought us when we arrived was a nice touch. The rooms are clean enough in the main hostel but our air conditioner didn't work(which is unbearable) right and the bathroom that we were to use had a stopped up drain that was horrible not to mention only running cold water.

And it's very noisy if people are talking during bedtime. The voices carry from the common area. ARGH!!!!

Again, the staff was really nice though. We went on a one night/2 day desert trip and they kept our stuff for us (Free of charge) and when we got back they moved us over to the "annex" (same owner) which was AWESOME. It's really affordable to stay here so I would recommend it BUT request a room in the annex.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 48 Derb Sidi Mohammed OulHaj | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 201 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Massin is a magnificent 19th-century Riad, it stands alongside the ramparts (historical wall surrounding Medina) of Marrakech. Our beautiful Riad is located just a few minutes away from the famous Jamae alfnae square and the souks. It stands just ten yards away from the historic Bab Doukala gate, and offers direct access to motor vehicles (attended parking available). With its inventive and delicate cuisine, this magical Riad is the ideal place to degustate the delicious flavours of Morocco. You can relax in the patio with the fountain sounds or on the terrace, and enjoy the unbeatable quietness of the Red City and the snow-covered Atlas mountains. ... more   less 
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