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Riad les Orangers d'Alilia Marrakech
216, rue Tadla, Derb Chtouka Marrakech-medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #72 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“stunning!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A beautiful Riad in the old city, beautiful rooms/ courtyard, the roof terrace is magical, the owner was lovely, French i think? but very helpful lovely food, its just a gorgeous place,the décor is amazing, i dont know where Sam D,got his comments from, ? maybe it was a bad day, but i would recommended this raid very highly, 4 stars **** at the very least.

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wonderful stay. Quiet and beautiful. Joelle the owner is charming and very helpful, and her staff are fantastic. All made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely return. Loved it.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great reviews on tripadvisor led to my girlfriend and I booking a five night stay in this Riad. I have to say the experience was nothing short of terrible!

The reviews here do not cover the paucity of the English spoken not only by the staff, but also by the host.

They also do not mention how the area of the Kasbah, though near to local attractions, can be highly confusing for English people who do not know the area – and the streets, which are not often cleaned it seems, are a winding maze with no signposts (if you ask people or get a map out, prepare to be mobbed for money and sent in directions you know are wrong – a common trick of con artists is to lead you down narrow winding alleyways you cannot find your way back from, at which point they and others will corner you and ask for large amounts of money).

The staff regularly left the doors to the room open – seemingly with no regard for safety of valuables (there is no safe in the room, and no way to lock it from the outside).

The host of the Riad put us in the annex – or Riad 2 – which is something to be avoided, if you are intent on choosing this Riad. The host also disappeared, meaning we were unable to discuss serious concerns we had with her.

Meanwhile, the lady who ran Riad 2 also disappeared at night to visit friends and chat with them, meaning that (since we are not given keys to the main door of the Riad – perhaps not trusted with them ) we were forced to wait on the street with other holiday makers, helpless to get inside the Riad to our belongings and to our beds.

Breakfast was also an experience – full of overly sweet cakes, an unholy amount of bread, and creme brulee.

Highlight of the trip was a small bird who was confident enough to land on our table at breakfast and help himself to the food we felt obliged to eat out of politeness.

Would be more than happy to discuss this experience further with anyone thinking of going to Marrakech or staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chaville, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I spent a fantastic 5-night stay in les « Orangers d’Alilia”. This riad guesthouse is situated on a quiet street, in the heart of the Marrakech Kasbah district. It is at a short walking distance from “les tombeaux Saadiens”, El Baldi Palace or the Mellah Jewish district. This charming riad is very well decorated and well managed by Joelle and her staff. Excellent breakfast served on the roof terrace. Food service is available at a competitive rate and I will never forget the “Briouate” meal along with the peach “pastilla”. Joelle is a very experienced Marrakech expert and was able to deliver us some nice advice on where to go, what to visit. She organised for us quite a few attraction visits, and out of Marrakech excursions. We are very likely to return to les “Orangers d”Alilia” as we want to experience once again this nice and cosy atmosphere.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Well located in the Southern Medina, not far away from Al Koutoubia and Jeema el Fna. Nice welcome, nice people. Good value for the money, not too expensive, good overall quality, simple (in the sense not glittering or fashionable) and efficient.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Me and my fiancee stayed in the Riad 2 for four nights. situated in the Old Town of Marrackech which is a true Morrocan experience. the Riad itself was beautiful. the room was warm and welcoming and the decor was lovely throughout. The breakfast each morning on the roof terrace was wonderful and more than enough to get you through to the evening time. Fatia, who runs Riad 2, was a fantastic host. You really need to polish up om your French though as her English is limited. What is a must if you stay here is to book a taxi through Joelle (the owner). You'll pay extra, about 18 Euros, but its well worth it as most local taxis wont have a clue where to find the Riad. Big thank you to Joelle and Fatia for your hospitality and making our holiday one that we wont forget.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

WOW. What a fantastic place to stay. The Riad was simply stunning, a large orange tree dominates the centre of the court yard utterly beautiful. This was fantastic for 4 ladies enjoying some girlie time away. It would also be perfect for couples to enjoy as it has a romantic feel. The Riad was cosy, stylish and so so comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The owner Joelle couldn't do enough to accomodate!! The Riad is in a fabulous location, you really feel you're in the heart of it and living morocco style! :0)
Absolutely beautiful and already enquiring for my next stay there! 5*

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Address: 216, rue Tadla, Derb Chtouka Marrakech-medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#66 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moroccan hospitality is legendary and at Riad les orangers d'alilia you have the opportunity to experience this fine tradition. Riad les orangers d'alilia is a home with lots of atmosphere and a dedicated staff at your disposal.Riad les orangers d'alilia has been entirely restored in accordance with traditional Moroccan materials and architecture. ... more   less 
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