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Les jardins de Riad Laarouss
56, Derb Sidi Bouamar | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #636 of 1,054 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Oldham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Absolutely Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What an experience, a beautiful riad with all features to represent Morocco. The location is good as its very traditional, like something out of prince of persia!! The breakfast is awesome but not forgetting to mention is the excellent service from the staff - Patricia, Nadia and Samad. We went as a group of lads and took 2 rooms, and they defo made it the holiday.. Thanks guys..

**Will definatly return**

  • Stayed September 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Riad is a charming place where we’ve stayed for 3 nights, but unfortunately is managed by a very rude person! If I would be the owner, Yassine would not be there even for 5 minutes! He is just interested in taking as much money as possible from clients! Breakfast is included just after 8.30am, before this hour you have to pay, even if all the trips that Yassine organizes would start at 8.00. We were a group of 5 pers and we paid Yassine for a private day tour with guide included. In the evening he announced us that the next morning Morocco will have the summer time (one hour before). Next morning we wake up earlier to be ready at 8.00 for the trip. No one appeared to pick us up and after some time, Yassine wake up upset saying that even if the hour is correct, business is running after winter hour. We told him is not correct and his answer was "JE M'EN FOU!" and he shut the door into my face. This was the answer of the person who is calling himself "manager" of the Riad! After some time a person appeared and we have started the tour – that was not private as we have 2 more persons with us. At the end of the trip the guide said he was not paid and didn’t want to believe that we have paid to the Riad. We waited for 10-15 minutes until things got cleared after some calls and guide understood that we paid for everything. Again bad mark for Yassine! The next morning we wake up early to leave for the next destination and he wake up especially just to howl at us that we boil some water for an instant coffee (that we have bought) - in the kitchen that was opened ; and he wanted us to pay for the boiled water! He didn't care at all that other clients see his attitude! He wanted to know if we are journalists - probably to find out if we will write the truth about him in press! He didn't want to issue an invoice on our company name saying that the owner doesn't agree. In the end, we asked for the owner phone number but he said he doesn't understand - in french of course! We travel all around the world but we have never met such a rude and incompetent “manager”! WE STRONGLY ADVISE THE OWNER TO REMOVE THIS PERSON FROM MANAGER POSITION AS IT IS A TERRIBLE LOST FOR A NICE RIAD LOCATION TO HAVE SUCH AN RUDE, UNQUALIFIED PERSON TO CARE ABOUT OWNER’S INVESTMENT! ALSO AS BEING YOUR CLIENTS, WE STRONGLY ADVISE TRIPADVISOR TEAM TO LOOK MORE CAREFULLY WHEN THEY RECOMMEND US LOCATIONS LIKE LES JARDINS DE RIAD LAAROUSS!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My friend and I stayed at this riad for 5 day in February. First of all have to really thank Yassine for making everything so easy for us. We decided to book the transfers to and from the riad and this made things very easy. Yassine met us at the taxi and showed us the landmarks we would need later to navigate our way back home! Very useful! Then we got there we were offered a drink and Yassine took the time to get to know what our plans were. He offered to help us with anything we needed and in fact we did book 1 excursion into the mountains through the riad. However because of this attention we ended up feeling slightly guilty when we sorted our own hammam treatment! The room was great with comfy beds and a fab shower and I was pleasantly surprised that it was bigger than we were expecting. Only one issue was that you could hear the noises from the courtyard at night and in the morning - some of the trips leave early so guests can order early breakfast. Breakfast was great for us, loved the cake and the generous glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice! We were late risers so sometimes hot water for tea was cool, but there was no problem in getting new hot water when we asked. Brilliant location, 10mins walk from the square but very quite and extremely atmospheric. There may be some issues as highlighted however the riad is priced appropriately. I would definitely come back if we were in Marrakech again.
One thing to remember at this time of year is it is cold in the mornings and evenings, so bring layers! We found the people in Marrakech very welcoming, yes people want to sell things and make a buck out of you, but if you are genuine and polite if you are not interested, people do take the time to chat and you get to know a lot more about what lies behind this amazing, colourful culture!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's located in the heart of the Medina, 10 minutes walk from the place Jamaa el Fna. Safe and quiet location. Clean. Friendly and helpful staff who will provide you good advice on what to do and where. They'll make you feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were received like queens by yassine and nadia and good teas on the terrace with a beautiful view over the rooftops of Marrakech, absolutely delicious dishes in private rooms, all for a good value for money. The riad is very well located and is very quiet so far. Very welcome and staff always listen to us.

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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great location perfect place to enjoy Marrakesh. Wonderful overall experience, affordable place with extremely helpful staff. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy your stay. Located near the medina. Enjoyed a weeks stay with great friends and moments to remember for a lifetime.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This a quite and nice decorated Riad. It's a 10 minute walk from the real center, but certainly worth taking that distance. The young owner gives a lot off good advice and help!
The breakfast is yammie!

If I ever go to Marrakech, I will certainly go there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 56, Derb Sidi Bouamar | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #636 of 1,054 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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