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Riad Itrane
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   113, Derb Jamaa | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #38 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Riad Itrane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Fantastic place to stay; very calm, tranquil, caring, central and beautiful.
Charlotte and Patrice make your stay an experience of happiness. They are so helpful and interested in what you would like to do, and then help you to do it. Abdou and Hamid, as well as all the girls who work there, are also very caring and helpful.
We hope to return, and would not stay anywhere else in Marrakech.

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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Riad Itrane is a wonderful place to stay. It's 5 minutes from the main square in Marrakech. The hosts and staff are very pleasant people who make an effort to ensure a pleasant stay. One morning we had to leave the Riad before 7 am and the host was up overseeing the preparation of our breakfast even though we had said that just some bread left on the table would be sufficient.
The rooms are very comfortable. Our room had a king size bed and a separate sitting area. The restoration was done with taste. The only thing I thought odd about the room was the "bookcase" that was there in lieu of a wardrobe, though I guess this was due to the lack of space in the room.
The public area of the hotel, which we never used since we were out all day, was beautiful, with a small pool in the center of the courtyard. You could have dinner in the public area at night though we didn't try this experience.
My only warning would be to those who sleep lightly since from our room we could hear clearly the chattering and clink of cutlery against plates of the people having dinner downstairs, though it was early. Fortunately for me I was so exhausted from walking around the city that it didn't impede me from falling fast asleep.
I would highly recommend this Riad to anyone going to Marrakech.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Delightful moroccan Inn down a secondary alley (read quiet) situated a few minutes walk from the huge marketplaces and the main old town square which is alive with shops, food vendors and even snake charmers.
The personal attention from all the staff was excellent and we never had trouble with their English. Everything from freshly cooked breakfast (with divine freshly squeezed prange juice) to giving directions, booking tours and even arranging laundry
was handled efficiently.
We would recommend using the porter service on the way in and out as the Riad is difficult to find the first time.
We found the optional dining in at the Riad to be one of the best meals we had on our holiday: excellent Moroccan eating

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Riad Itrane in an ideal location two minutes walk from the main square – Jamma El Fna - in Marrakech. Close enough to the vibrant and noisy souks and crazy night time food stalls but as soon as you turn into the quiet lane leading to the Riad you are transformed to an oasis of calm serenity.

Although initially unsure if it was necessary we were glad we booked the transfer from the airport on arrival – it’s a nice start to the trip not having to worry about cost of taxis and getting to the Riad which would be very difficult to find for any new arrival especially as cars are not allowed in the square in the afternoon so a man with a cart was on hand to transport our bags across the square). The driver was very polite and met us in the airport.

The Riad has been restored with precision and care with a rustic charm in keeping with the original décor. We spent several hours each day lounging about the various patios with birdsong in the background. The facilities are faultless with an indoor plunge pool and three fantastic roof terraces from which to watch the sun set and stunning views of the Atlas mountains.

We stayed in the Galaxy Room which was kept spotless throughout our week long stay. A safe and wi fi was available in the room. Breakfasts were continental and excellent in particular the omelettes and Karima’s home made marble cake were a real favourite!

An excursion to the Ourika Valley was arranged with one phone call and which is highly recommended if Jallal is available to be your guide. He was a well spoken and knowledgeable guide who drove us around the valleys for several hours giving us a real insight in to the traditional Berber life.

Ultimately what makes the Itrane unique and truly special is the service provided by the owners and their team of staff. We were lucky enough to stay while the delightful Charlotte and Patrice were in residence. They were the most warm, thoughtful, funny and welcoming hosts ready to attend to our every need and answer random questions about where to buy saffron (cheap) and get a haircut!! Not surprising then that their entire staff had a similar approach. They deserve a special mention because of the excellent service they provided which made us feel so well looked after - Fatima, Karima, Hanan and Khadijah (always smiling and laughing) the gentle and attentive Hamid and of course Abdou the fantastic manager who was able to answer all our questions in English despite what other people have said here. After a week at the Riad we felt like we were in a home away from home and were truly sad to leave them all behind!

We would very rarely return to the same holiday destination more than once let alone stay in the same hotel but we will definitely be returning to Marrakech to stay at the Riad Itrane again.

If you want to experience the true spirit of Marrakech in a wonderful setting with excellent hospitality and service don’t delay and book the Riad Itrane now!!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have just returned from Marrakech and our 4 day stay at Riad Itrane. Charlotte & Patrice, the very hospitable owners are great hosts and took the time to ensure that we were very happy with our stay.
With help from them and their manager, we had our taxis arranged from and to the airport, and a relaxing hammam and massage at a local spa, as well as a wonderful recommendation for a restaurant to celebrate a special birthday. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
The riad itself is lovely. It is well furnished and Charlotte took the time to show us photos of its creation over a number of years - a labour of love. Our room was comfortable and a peaceful retreat from the amazing sights and sounds of Marrakech. There was air conditioning (though not needed for our stay in February), TV, safe box and wi-fi available in our room.
The breakfast provided made a welcome start to the day, was varied and plentiful. We also enjoyed a great meal at the riad too.
The location is ideal if you want to be right in the centre of the city within a few minutes walk of the square and souks. We would definitely stay at Riad Itrane again in the future.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The riad is place of complete calm and comfort amid the noise and chaos of the inner city. The interior is beautifully done, the service is impeccable and the experience is wonderful. A special mention for Hamid and Abdou and ofcourse the lovely owners Patrice and Charlotte. They cater to a guest's every desire and are happy to ensure that you have a great holiday. The hot water only runs for 5-10 minutes but that is fairly standard across the best riads given how old the buildings are. Our room (the galaxy) had a slight smell of dampness but we mentioned this to the owners and they took very serious notice. All in all an excellent place to stay in Marrakech. The breakfast is worth mentioning. Everyday we were treated to a local delight from the kitchen apart from the usual spread which was also great. They also arranged an amazing day trip for us to Ourika Valley and Asnis. We were driven by their driver Jalaledine who is a fine gentleman and an excellent guide, highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Clean, attractive and in a very central location; we enjoyed our stay with a few reservations. Our standard room was smaller and a little more rustic than we'd expected for the price, but well-decorated, with a good bed. Hot water was sporadic, and despite various attempts to fix it, the TV didn’t work at all during our week-long stay.The breakfasts, though, were a stand-out: lots to eat and we loved the eggy-bread! The sun terraces were a good place to get away from the hubub of the medina and enjoy the location. The staff were kind and friendly but apart from the manager didn't speak great French or English, which meant we struggled to communicate requests and questions about what can be quite a hectic place. We'd really stress they were extremely welcoming, we'd just have liked the opportunity to share more in their local knowledge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 113, Derb Jamaa | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Itrane 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at only 2 minutes( 0,300m) on foot from the famous Place Jemaa El Fna, taxis and at the entry of the souk and close to the main monuments, Medersa Ben youssef, Palace Bahia and Baldi, and at the entry of the souks, this authentic and magical Moroccan guest house combines the peace and quiet of a local side street and the bustling excitement of all types of interests in the heart of the picturesque medina and close to the centre of "Gueliz", the modern city. This splendid Riad is the oldest neighborhood, it was completely restored in 2008 with elegance and modernity by Moroccan craftsmen in the respect for tradition. " Riad Itrane" provides three courtyards, with threes, flowers, a fountain, and a superb counter-current swimming pool pool, many terraceswith sun deck where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Medina, the Atlas mountains and the koutoubia. Comfortable living rooms and a spacious dinning room equipped with fire places will offer you a combination of relaxation and delight. Within this unique setting, a particularly attentive team is at your disposal 24/24h to provide you the highest standard catering services which contribute to the excellent reputation of this guest house. French, English are fluently spoken here. Breakfasts are plentiful and varied, and our delicious lunches and dinners are on demand before 11h00 AM, and at a reasonable price. Special birthday dinner with a birthday cake made by the best pastry of Marrakech. " Riad Itrane" welcomes you in the heart of Marrakech to make your dreams come true within a peaceful and unforgettable setting..." " Itrane" means " star" in Berber language, this "star's guest house" will therefore make your life more radiant! ... more   less 
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