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Riad Assalam
13 touareg quartier berima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #308 of 1,072 Marrakech B&B and Inns
malaga
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“magnificent riad Assalam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This riad exceeded all expectations. The room was beautiful and the open terrace overlooked the city, the walls of the Baddi palace and a row of storks on their nests. It was near enough to walk to the main square in ten mins but far enough away from the central madness and the very touristy hotels nearer the centre. The staff were very helpful (best for you if you do speak French). A tip to find it is that its location is just through the gate where the Baddi palace and the first alley way on the left (if the palace is behind you) and then first right and it is on your right. One other tip is to bring earplugs because sound tends to travel upwards from the central courtyards of the riad and also the early morning call to prayer will wake you earlier than you may want otherwise. We had a really fantastic stay.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

we had good holidays in Marrakech Riad was not bad , despite the cockroaches in the room, the price of the room was a bit expensive compared to the quality of Riad , staff was frindly, even if they do not speak well English, it is necessary to add a Panel to find the Riad because the adress was difficult to find .
Good luck !

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011 via mobile

A wonderful find in a quiet derb. Good sized rooms, very comfortable beds, fine breakfast, all in a stylishly appointed characterful riad.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Stayed in this Riad on our way back from a tour of Morocco(by hired car). The Riad is very beautiful and very peaceful in an easy to reach area near to Palais el Badhi. It is a very short walk from the main Square and no problems at all getting back to the Riad at night. It is a very peaceful and quiet area where you sleep so well.

We had booked one room which Said upgraded for us at the same price as he considered it too small for two people. Said also picked us up at the airport. He is a really friendly guy who speaks English and French so no problems. Catherine, the owner arrived on our last day. She is also a really friendly woman. The staff looked after us really well.

The Riad is kept very clean. The cockroaches in Marrakech are normal even in a five star hotel, but in this Riad, we didn't even see one.

Breakfast is served in the dining room and time after 8 in the morning. If you need to have breakfast earler as you have a flight or are leaving on a tour, no problem, you only have to tell them and they will organise everything for you.

Would reccomend this Riad to everyone as it is very quiet, good area of Marrakech. Wouldn't agree as suggested by another person here that the road to reach it is "Shady". It is one of the quietest and safest roads which I saw in the whole of Morocco.

Thanks again to Siad and the rest of the staff for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Siad was so friendly when we arrived and was very helpful in pointing out all the sights on the map and how much taxis should cost to each destination. The air conditioning during the 45+degree heat was very welcoming, although the bathroom was quite warm. The rooms were kept clean and loo roll and towels were stocked up. Unfortunately it was far too hot to use the lovely roof terrace and we didn't have time to use the plunge pool.Inclusive breakfast and the pool were a nice surprise to us!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I found this riad very nice. the staff were extremely helpful. The room was clean and I was given a free upgrade of room without even asking. The breakfast was very good. i will return!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

The hotel looked beautiful when we arrived, a cool pool in the courtyard and typical riad decor. We were welcomed by Said the manager very warmly and shown to our room. The room had a safe, aircon and a beautiful looking bathroom with twin gold sinks.
Generally it was a good place to stay but we were not very brave about the cockroaches which appeared generally overnight.
It was a good location, near to the Jma el Fnaa square and you could see the storks on the Palais el Bahia just next door. The roof terrace was pretty.
Sleeping was difficult - combination of cockroach terrors and the regular calls to prayer.
Not a great hotel for non-smokers. The mostly French guests tended to smoke in the courtyard which had a canvas roof covering so that the smoke blew straight into our room.
The staff were lovely and very accommodating about clearing up cockroaches for us as we didn't want to do it ourselves. They didn't seem very clued up about getting rid of them though as they kept saying they were putting down 'produit'. One day we saw them spray air-freshener under the sink as though that might help!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13 touareg quartier berima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #308 of 1,072 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Riad: Located in the Tuareg district, in the medina Marrakech easy access with parking, close to the El Badia Palace, Bahia Palace and Royal Palace, 10 minutes from the famous Jemaa El Fna. Riad Assalam (Riad of Peace) opens its doors for you to share an unforgettable dream. There is a very ancient mansion completely renovated in compliance the Marrakchi tradition. There is an atmosphere of tranquility that contrasts strangely with life hectic Medina. A three-person team is at your disposal to make your stay pleasant family. In this charming 1800s, you will find a patio with pool and fountain to cool off on hot days, a Moroccan living room with fireplace, dining room, bhou (open to the pool room), bar reception, satellite television, kitchen .. Again. Ride a horse in the region of Marrakesh, and quad in the desert Agafay ... more   less 
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