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“The perfect induction to Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Timila
135 Derb Jdid | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The perfect induction to Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Timilia is just beautiful - cool, comfortable bedrooms, numerous places to sit and relax on your own or with others, an inviting plunge pool to counter the heat of the city - all you need for a fabulous stay in this amazing city. Brahim and his team are first class - attentive without being any interference, nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended. Thank you for a marvellous stay - i loved every minute of it!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Our experience was top-notch! The staff was very attentive, flexible, and willing to go the extra mile. Brahim and his team tended to our every need from a stocked fridge to coordinating ALL of our transportation needs (for seven). More importantly, the Riad provides a needed respite (if needed) from all the activity going on in the Djemma El Fna and the souks.

Thank you !!!!

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the entire place!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I booked the entire riad for a group of friends to mark my 40th birthday and I couldn't have wished for a more fantastic experience. The riad itself is stunning; centrally located for Djemma El Fna and the souks, and very well-maintained. The comfortable bedrooms are all beautiful and there are so many places within the riad to sit and relax that everyone could find their own corner of peace and quiet if they wanted it. The plunge pool was perfect for cooling off after a long day in the sun.

Brahim and his team were phenomenal. Brahim's attentiveness was first rate, and his cheerfulness in the face of endless questions and requests was unceasing. Nothing was too much trouble. The meals we had at the riad were all delicious and the decorations on the roof terrace the staff put up for my birthday, including garlands and fairy lights, were just magical.

Without a doubt, Riad Timila will be my first choice for any future Marrakech visits.

  • Stayed May 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Beautifully renovated Riad in central location. Very friendly, helpful and professional staff. Excellent cooking at the Riad. Tasteful interior decoration: simple but no kitsch. Spacious. Cool inside. Around the clock availability of staff. Brahim, the Riad manager, was very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Lovely place to stay. Really beautifully decorated, very central. Even more impressive were the staff, who were extraordinarily helpful, responsive and kind, especially Brahim. And you can have a hammam and massage without leaving the house, which was lovely. No complaints whatsoever.

  • Stayed May 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
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I have just spent five days at Riad Timilia. It was a delightful experience. The Riad is tastefully
decorated with a very cool look and immaculately clean. It is super comfortable, with lots of different areas to sit, although it's enormous roof terrace was my favourite. It is located very near the Souk, but when I went out, I couldn't wait to get back to the confines of this lovely place. The food was authentic and varied and beautifully presented and with low key invisible staff who got everything right. I have stayed in several places in Marrakech, but this will always be my first choice and I have already booked
my next trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

My wife and I arrived back this morning from a fantastic short break at Riad Timila. My brother and sister-in-law, along with a group of friends, had previously stayed here and they couldn't recommend it enough, so we thought we would try it out and I'm glad we did.

This beautiful riad has been very tastefully renovated and provides everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay in Marrakech. It is located in a tranquil spot near the heart of the medina. However, after a five minute walk through the interesting alleyways you are in the middle of a different world of the bustling souks and main square. Our room was perfect, well decorated and spotlessly clean.

The staff were always extremely helpful, polite and friendly. Brahim looked after us superbly, arranging everything for us from taxis to tour guides to excursions, as well as tips on buying things from the souks. Amia cooked the most wonderful food which was by far better than any of the restaurants we went to. She also showed my wife how to prepare and cook Morrocan dishes, which my wife really appreciated. Amia also ensured that our room was clean and bed made each day. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Brahim and Amia. We experienced the hammam and massage in the riad (which was perfect after a long day of carrying my wife's shopping).

Brahim arranged an excursion to the Atlas Mountains for us which was a great experience. As part of the trip we went to a Berber village and had mint tea and home-made bread, butter and honey in a Berber family home, we ate lunch in a mountain restaurant overlooking the river and we climbed the mountain to see the waterfalls. As most everywhere, there were money spending opportunities for my wife to purchase local goods. We found that up in the mountain villages many items (necklaces, dishes, etc) were generally a fair amount cheaper than in Marrakech. During this trip we met a few Brits and other nationalities who were either staying in riads which, from their descriptions, seemed poor in comparison to Riad Timila, or they were staying at new hotels on the outskirts of Marrakech so they didn't have the quite the same experience we had by staying in the medina, and had to rely on taxis if they wanted to go anywhere.

We will definitely return to Riad Timila (and we will take our children next time!) as we had a truly wonderful time in a fantastic place. If you are looking to stay in a riad in Marrakech, then this is the place to go - don't even bother looking at anywhere else as it's unlikely that you will find a better experience than at Riad Timila.

  • Stayed March 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
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Address: 135 Derb Jdid | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 169 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A magical, romantic restored riad in the heart of the medina, a stone's throw from the Square and the souks. Cool and stylish, featured in the Telegraph and 25 Beautiful Homes. Rent a room or take over the whole house - it's a fabulous place for a party. Wonderful English-speaking staff, hammam, massage, pool, goose down pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, stunning views of the Koutoubia and the Atlas... ... more   less 
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