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Riad Ajebel
derb chotuka 91, kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #170 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Our sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We booked this riad based on the strength of it's reviews and were not disappointed. The riad is beautiful, with rooms set around a courtyard and was a relaxing retreat after the heat and bustle of the Medina. We were made to feel incredibly welcome by everyone there who couldn't have done more to help us enjoy our stay - even offering mint tea and biscuits whenever we came back from the town.

The breakfasts in the riad were delicious and there was no shortage of food - fruit salad, egg, pancakes (sort of), cake and of course mint tea served upstairs on the terrace. We also had dinner a few times and they were better than any dinner we ate outside the riad!

The room was very comfortable (we stayed in "Alil") with air conditioning and a seating area although we tended to sit outside on the terrace as the weather was so nice.

The riad is located right on the edge of the Medina and is about a 10-15 minute walk to the central square which means it is away from the noise of the centre. Walking back at night was never an issue as the route is well lit and there were always plenty of people about on the streets

We cannot recommend this riad highly enough and would definitely stay here again if we return to Marrakesh

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a delightful gem the Riad Ajebel is! We were charmed by the blue walls of our suite, the tadelakht and bright copper sink of the bath, and the bubbling orange-filled fountain in the riad courtyard. Ajebel was the perfect start and end of a day in the Medina. And the small pool was a refreshing way to cool off.

Corrine the enthusiastic manager gave us a thorough orientation to the Riad's Kasbah neighborhood. It was a pleasure to see this quieter, non-touristic residential side of the Medina, as well as the more famous and popular landmarks. We enjoyed walking back from the more hectic parts of Marrakech, slowly seeing more of daily life and regular people and how the street changed throughout the day. It was an interesting and comfortable walk, day or night. For outings where we needed a taxi, the Riad conveniently had a second door in the city wall that opened out on a traffic street, making it easy to arrive and depart.

We also loved the peaceful terrace which became our outdoor living room. We will miss the warmth of Corinne and her serene night manager Omar.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The riad was comfortable, very nicely decorated, and a relaxing place to come back to after wandering the souq. Corinne, the office manager, was INCREDIBLY welcoming and helpful--making calls to help us rent a car, find our next hotel, offering maps and guidance for our drive, and calling taxis when we needed it. We highly recommend this place and just wish we could have stayed there to enjoy it a bit longer and visit the hammam!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AjebelMarrakech, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riad Ajebel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for these wonderfull words .We are so happy to make you feel like home and that you enjoied Marrakech softelly and relaxed
You know you are very and always welcome
Kind regards
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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great and only place to stay in Marrakesch ! The Girls have made us feel like home! Beautiful place with a soul, home made food and the best hammam ever! We would love to come back.... even today! Thank You!
Monika & Tomek

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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AjebelMarrakech, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riad Ajebel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
thank you Monika
You know that we will always wait for you to enjoy another time
There are still so many things to see here
You have a home with us
So nice to have you with us
Come back !!!
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Hi everyone!!

Me and my girlfriend stayed at RIAD AJEBEL for 4 night in May 2013. It is difficult not to fall in rhetoric in describing our experience, it was simply perfect.

Starting from the pre-visit follow up that we needed due to some difficulties in getting there. Corinne has followed us step by step with courtesy and a human touch that is difficult to find nowadays.

Once there, we really felt home and all the staff has worked hard to provide for our needs.

The room was simply excellent, clean, functional and full of little attentions to details that made our stay special. Hot water, shampoo, cream, moisturizing, everything was in the perfect place.

The rest of the premises are super well arranged and decorated and it was a pleasure to spend the hottest hours of the day in the internal patio or inside a refreshing cool water pool. The decorations are superb and a sign of attention to the costumer that is almost touching.

One big up goes to the staff. Corinne and the owner are perfectly integrated in their environment and do their job with passion and competence. They are full of advice for place to eat, things to see but they have never made us feel forced to follow their instruction. The rest of the staff (Omar and Fatima) have proved a competence and an attention to us that is difficult to find in more quoted hotel chains. All in all they are good people and it is easy to go along well with them. You must try a Tajine from Fatima it is simply amazing and also her breakfast really gives you the kick you need for a long day walking around Marrakech.

The location is superb and you really find yourself in a peaceful and calm corner in a city that sometimes can get messy and noisy.

The Hamam and massage provided the final touch to hour stay to make it really special. The two girls that took care of us (they will pardon me if i do not remember their names) have been simply amazing and everything was organize in simple and elegant way that made us relax and enjoy the ride!!

In conclusion i have only to tell you that if you go to Marrakesh this is a must!! even for just two nights!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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AjebelMarrakech, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riad Ajebel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Sorry to answering to late
I am so happy that you had such a beautifull time with us
you had big experiences here !!!!
Youknow that we are here waiting to see you again if youdecide to come back for a bigger trip
Thank you for your words it make me feel so good to know that you have been happy !!!!
Really sincerelly
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This Riad is cosy, inviting and homey. My granddaughter and i were so comfortable here. The staff were warm and accommodating and helpful in organizing our day excursions. We were right inside the Medina so just a 20 minute walk to the center square and all the sooks that run off it.
Our room, while a little on the dark side, had very comfortable beds and a bath tub that was so long I could lie down in it and not touch either end! I am 5'5'. A great experience!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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AjebelMarrakech, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riad Ajebel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for these beautifull words . i never know what to say and i dont want to always say the same but the only thing i can say is that i am so happy that you felt the magic of the place and that i could make your stay full of ligth
We wait for you always
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We have just returned from a long weekend in Marrakesh and I have to say that staying in this beautiful Riad made the whole experience very special.

Perfectly situated 10-15 minutes from the main square, this oasis was everything I hoped it would be (having read a number of excellent reviews).

Throughout our stay Corinne was simply faultless - and I can now see why so many reviewers mention her directly. Before travelling, she responded quickly to our initial enquiry, giving valuable advice on changing money and arranging transfer from the Airport as well as having Fatma cook us an incredible, authentic moroccan meal ready for our evening arrival.

Marrakesh is a little bonkers and initially can be intimidating - but any concerns I had evaporated as soon as we stepped out of the minibus to be warmly greeted by a smiling Corinne and led inside this stunning building.

Once we settled into our room (every but as beautiful as it had looked on the website) we moved up to the cool terrace to enjoy a cold beer and some nibbles while the table was laid. I have to admit that I expected the Tagine to be delicious - and it really was. However, the rest of the meal was easily just as good. The salad was juicy and fresh, simply divine along with the gorgeous home-made bread (still warm). And I can honestly say that the strawberries for dessert were by far the best strawberries I've ever tasted.

That first evening set us up for a lovely time in Marrakesh. Despite having been warned about aggressive market traders, we found the locals to be very direct, very friendly and great fun!

We enjoyed another lovely meal on the Riad terrace on our last night and although we had some nice meals in the town, nothing came close to the food served at the Riad.

The room was cleaned everyday (despite us saying that this really wasn't necessary) and the towels / toiletries provided were lovely.

The town itself is a feast for the senses - intense heat, colour, tastes and smells with the constant hubub of the souks in the background whereever you go. This calm, tranquil Riad was the perfect base to recharge and recover ready for the following day's excitement. And if you think you deserve a real treat - ask Corinne to arrange a Hammam Massage for you - incredible!

Room Tip: We stayed in Annar - a lovely romantic room for a couple
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AjebelMarrakech, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riad Ajebel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you you two for these kind words
I am so happy to have made your staying a real pleasure and I always wait to see you again among us
It was a pleasure to have you and making you happy was so nice because you allways have nice words for us .
Marrakech is a magic town and we try to make the riad a peacefull place for you
Another time thank you thank you thank you
Sincerement
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Address: derb chotuka 91, kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #170 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only a 15-minute walk to Jemaa El Fna Square, Riad Ajebel offers guest accommodation in a typically Moroccan, 11th-century building. A rooftop terrace with sunbeds, a hammam and massage rooms are at guests’ disposal.The air-conditioned, individually themed guest rooms feature local, hand-crafted furniture and free Wi-Fi access. All have a private bathroom with bathtub or shower and traditional berber carpets.A Moroccan breakfast is provided daily at Riad Ajebel and may be enjoyed in the room or on the terrace. ... more   less 
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