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Riad Ma'ab
23 Derb Chentouf, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #122 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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“Riad Ma'ab Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I cannot wait to return and was sad to leave!
The Riad Ma'ab is a quiet retreat within the Medina walls. Coming in from the Medina you walk through the doors into a refuge of quiet tranquility. Handsomely decorated and furnished. Beautiful modern bathrooms and individually decorated bedrooms.
Each day started with breakfast on the rooftop terrace. Fresh squeezed orange juice and a different specialty of Morocco.Sena prepares the meals and does not disapoint.
Hussein, who oversees the Riad is quite helpful. He is a wealth of information about the city and its history. It seemed like he knew everyone throughout the Medina. He is on top of everything going on and anticipates your every need.
The Riad is situated so that it is only a short walk to the Gueliz and Yves Saint Laurents home, Majorelle Garden.
Sitting under the stars in the Riad's bhou and reflecting on the day is something I miss greatly.
Not included , but also available are other meals. Hussein prepared a delicious chicken Tangine that was amazing. Better than what could be had at any restaurant. The food served in the Riad is locally bought , daily.
We were fortunate to have Johnny there during our stay. He too is well versed in the history and area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the fantastic Riad Ma'ab, and from the very beginning I felt incredibly welcome. We were picked up by the airport, and the fantastic manager Hussein gave us a tour of the medina and answered all of our questions about the city. The owners were also staying there at the time, and they were also extremely helpful and went out of their way to make us comfortable. The Riad itself is situated right in the middle of one of the large souks, but once inside it is incredibly peaceful. Every morning we were served delicious homemade Moroccan breakfast on the sunny terrace, and this was easily the highlight of our day! I can't say enough great things about this riad, will definitely go back the next time I go to Marrakech!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Exactly what we needed for. Family Christmas break. Comfort, great service and yet informal. Hussein and Zina do all they can to be helpful yet unobtrusive. Would definetly return. This Riad is well positioned for all that Maarkech has to offer and the airport pick ups were appreciated.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

From start to finish, our experience with this riad was exceptional.

Booking and prepaying was easy. (They even had a room for 3 people available! Not necessarily the norm for a riad.)

The airport pick up was wonderful. We've been to Marrakech many times, and after a long journey, the last thing you are interested in is haggling for a taxi into the centre of town. Bonus? The van had A/C!

We were taken right to the door of the riad and were greeted by Hussein -- who is beyond marvelous. He really makes this place special. Very polite and knowledgeable. You never feel he is 'lurking' around, but is always there when you the precise moment you need him. Top notch.

The riad itself is lovely and nicely decorated. We rested well here and our daughter enjoyed the enormous bathtub immensely. We all loved the delicious breakfasts on the pretty terrace each morning.

This was our first time staying in this part of the medina, and it took a little getting used to, but we quickly adapted. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. (And I usually want to try somewhere new each trip.)

A+++. Amazing value for your money. You can't go wrong with Riad Ma'ab.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My partner and I looked long and hard to find a Riad that would be our home for over a month while we were in Morocco.
We were very wary of staying anywhere for such a long period of time without having any prior knowledge of the property.
John (The Owner) made things very easy from the start and communicated quickly and effeciently to any of our queries. This along with the pictures and previous reviews convinced us to take the plunge and book Riad Maab for our extended stay.
We could not have made a better decision.
We are on a round the world tour and have visited many hotels, B&B's and lodgings throughout the world and nowhere have we felt as at home as here.
The property is sublime, a perfect roof terrace to eat the fantastic breakfasts on or just relax in the sun with a view of the Atlas mountains. The cool boule and salon in which to take a break from the sun and enjoy the great coffee always on offer. The bedrooms with large comfortable beds and nicely appointed bathrooms. It is situated a short walk from the main square through a friendly hassle free souk.
For us the biggest plus points are Houssain and Sana. Houssain is the Riad Manager and Sana the housekeeper. Houssain speaks perfect English and has a wealth of knowledge not only about Marrakech but the whole of Morocco. He is on hand at all times for whatever you may need but he has mastered the art of not being intrusive or bothering you when you just want to relax. He is in short the perfect host. Sana is always smiling and works very hard to keep everywhere in dusty Marrakech spotless. She is an excellent cook and the meals at the Riad were the best we ate in Marrakech.
I am sure anyone reading this can appreciate that over a month in one place could become tiresome and repetitive but not so here. Houssain's advice and guidance on places to visit and where to eat, shop and experience in Marrakech and beyond meant that we were always entertained and did not wish to leave this wonderful place.
We feel like this riad is a part of us and our travels now and I guarantee if you visit you will too. We will not hesitate to tell our friends and family about this special place and our time here will never be forgotten. We cannot wait to return.

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  • Stayed October 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Just exactly what we needed in Marrakech, lovely building and all mod cons but also character. The staff really made our stay though, Hussein and Sana are really helpful. Oh and breakfast was carefully prepared.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I cannot say enough about Riad Ma'ab. Hussein was the most amazing host. So helpful and welcoming. The riad itself is such a beautiful and tranquil oasis in the middle of the chaotic medina. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and clean. Even the breakfast on the terrace is delicious. I don't know how this riad is not #1 in Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 23 Derb Chentouf, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #122 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An English speaking B&B located in Riad Laarousse Medina Marrakech. Riad Ma’ab is a fully renovated riad in traditional Berber design and furnishing from local artisans. We have 4 bedrooms with private bathroom, two rooms with full bath and three with shower. We proudly use ecological cleaning products as much as we can and try hard to provide responsible low impact tourism. Raid Ma’ab is a place to which one returns. ... more   less 
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