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Riad Schanez
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Derb Chtouka 218 Derb Tadla, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #705 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“nice and relaxed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

Lovely traditional style accomodation, good value and friendly staff. Is located in the Kasbah area of the city, which is very local and quite a poor residential area... Quite an eye opener and would probably suit more down to earth well travelled types... this was actually a part that made our trip feel more unique! Schanez is a very relaxed place to stay but with little facilities available inside the Riad. i.e the bar is not open and drinks are not readily available which was disappointing, we had to ask for complimentary tea, which to our annoyance we had to pay for at the end of our stay. So you have to venture out into the city for ammenities, which wasn't a major problem about 20min walk. Overall we were pretty happy with the deal we got here.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

This was our first experience of staying in a Riad so maybe we should not have been too suprised as we did not anything to compare it with. During our visit the night temperature was sometimes dropping to 2 deg C and since our bedroom door opened directly onto an open air courtyard the room got very cold. We asked for a heater but none were available. We were also unfortunate in having some wet weather, this had the effect of not only making the room feel damp but also the bed. There were sufficient blankets but some nights it took at least an hour to begin to get comfortable. Maybe the absence of an under blanket contributed to this. the bottom sheet was directly onto the matress..
We had half board and had to eat our meals in the courtyard. There was very little cover from the weather and on two occasions when it was raining hard we had to eat our meals with the rain pouring down just inches away. Needless to say we sat there in our thickest fleeces, also any hot food cooled down almost immediately and was certainly cold before finishing the meal.
We have no doubt that in the summer months the shade and the coolness of the courtyard and the bedrooms would be a relief from the summer temperatures.
A bar was advertised but we saw no sign of it and certainly no drinks were offered, but in fairness we did not ask since usually we just wanted to get back to our room.
This was our fourth visit to Marrakech at this time of year so next time it will back to a conventional hotel.
In one report we read it stated that it was a 7 minute walk to the Medina but a more accurate figure would be 25 minutes.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I recently booked a double room for my partner and myself for 7 days in the Riad Schanez Hotel in Marrakesh. I booked this hotel through travelrepublic.com and later had to cancel my booking as I was informed 10 days after the booking...... "THEY DO NOT ALLOW GAYS IN THIS HOTEL"....Then to make things worse travel republic wanted to charge me a cancellation fee for having to cancel the hotel,even though I was forced to cancel through no fault of my own except for being gay. I don't doubt that this is a nice hotel but if you are a gay couple i recommend you look else where.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

good central hotel, easy to get around marakesh. i would recomend staying on a bed and breakfast basis as it allows you to eat out in the evening, saying that the food at the hotel is of a good standard.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Derb Chtouka 218 Derb Tadla, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #705 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Schanez 4*
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