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“All style and no substance” 2 of 5 stars
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Riad Medea
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   No18 Derb Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #672 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“All style and no substance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

All in all, a very bad experience. Maybe because, we had stayed in better places in Morocco at half the price. Finding the place is not easy if the Rue el Gza approach (suggested by Google maps) is taken. . Some of the things we faced 1. Pool with no water : Reason - because its cold in December, but should have been specified when we booked. 2. At the room called Orphee, practicality takes a second seat. First, the Orphee room is hardly what you would call bright even post noon. 3. Second, the bathroom and toilets are covered by high curtains which gets irritating by the second day. 4. a rude awakening every morning at 5am thanks to a couple of Roosters.Cant blame the roosters but what about sound-proofing advertised on the web 5. Leaking geyser not fixed and the geyser sits right on top of the wc . Breakfast was ok but half as good as other places in Morocco. All in all, I would give it a wide berth when I go next.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

The Bing map link on trip advisor is wrong - Google maps are better but still not clear..
The Riad is about 10 minutes walk inside the Medina walls from the NW gates, and about 20 minutes walk to the main Djeema el Fna square in the middle of the Medina. Finding the square from the Riad is OKish but finding your way back is difficult - lots of forks and dead ends and not many land marks visible from the covered souks. Take a compass or GPS and a good map (although there aren't many street name signs and those there are, are likely to be called something else on the map). Taxis can only get to about 100m from the Riad - the biggest landmark is the Sid Ben Slimane mosque but the Riad is about 30m SW of the mosque on the far side from Rue Sidi Ben Slimane where the main entrance is.
Taxi from the airport should take about 20 minutes and we paid 200Drms - which we were assured was the standard tarrif - but we only paid 80 to get from the Riad to the airport 3 days later.
If the Taxi drops you outside the Ecole Primaire Ahmed Ennou, then facing the wall of the schoolgo to your right, take the first left and follow the zig-zag alleyway to your first right again an the Riad is the first door on the right - there is a bell high-up on the right of the door. You will think you are disappearing down a rabbit warren to find it but the Riad courtyard is a gem.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Riad Medea for 3 nights, the Raid was very nicely refurbished and decorated as advertised. The room (Double McBeth) and bathroom were excellent. The location in the back roads of the Medina was hard to find and was easy to get lost. The Raid staff were very helpful and friendly. The swimming pool had no water in it, the TV didn't work and there was no restaurant on the premisis as listed under amenities. The breakfast was good but not special, it consisted of fresh orange juice, toast, cake and coffee.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No18 Derb Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #672 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Medea 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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