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“A sanctuary amid the chaos.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Linda
93 Derb Jamaa | Derb Jamma, Marrakech 4000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #245 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Launceston, Australia
1 review
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“A sanctuary amid the chaos.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Riad Linda is a sanctuary amid the chaos of Marrakesh. Linda is a delightful host and her personality is reflected in the calm atmosphere of her riad, tucked away in a quiet corner just a few minutes walk from the main square. The house is in an ideal location and is excellent value for money. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, we stayed in the Douria Suite which is very spacious. Rachid and staff were very pleasant and helpful and a resident wee bird fills the atrium with his beautiful songs. I was unwell during our visit and was very fortunate to have been staying in such a comfortable and welcoming house. Thankyou for a wonderful stay.

Janet & Darryl

  • 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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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind comments & the lovely review. We very much enjoyed having you to stay with us & hope we can welcome you back to Marakech again very soon.

Linda Lyons
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Riad Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed at Riad Linda for four nights at the beginning of May. It is an excellent place to stay, right in the centre of Marrakesh. You will not find a better location for exploring the town. The main square is a few minutes walk away, as are the souks and other cultural attractions.

The Riad itself is also superb. Tucked away down a small derb (side street) it is a wonderful place to retreat to after the intensity of Marrakesh.

The accommodation is very clean and tidy. We had new towels and bed linen every day. Furthermore, Fasila (the chef) also folded our clothes for us. The rooms are spacious, cool and clean - we had the orange room. Breakfast was really nice on the terrace in the morning sun with fresh coffee, juice and a selection of breads/omelettes.

The staff are lovely; very welcoming and helpful. The manager Rachid gave us lots of useful advice on how best to enjoy our stay - making us aware of what is the right price to pay for something (e.g. taxis/tours/hammams etc). My friend had mentioned how much he liked the honey at breakfast... on our last day Rachid presented him with a whole jar as a gift. A small gesture but so kind and thoughtful - made us feel like we had genuinely been "guests" as well as just customers.

We HIGHLY recommend this Riad. Given the low price, it is excellent value for money. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 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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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will make sure that your kind comments are shared with our lovely hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Recently had a fantastic stay at Riad Linda. They organised a hassle free transfer from the airport which was great as we arrived in the evening. The Riad is lovely, great rooms and fab roof terrace. Nice place to escape the madness of the souks. The staff provided an excellent above and beyond service. Thank you Riad Linda!

  • 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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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I will make sure to share your kind comments with our lovely hard working staff. So pleased to have helped make your visit to Marrakech so memorable and magical.

Linda Lyons
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Marrakech many times mainly with school parties and groups of fronds in hotels. If you want to experience the real Marrakech then staying in a Riad is the only way to do this. Linda is the perfect host and I would definitely stay here again. I ate in the Riad on the first night and the meal was excellent. Breakfast was also well served with plenty to eat and I loved the strawberry jam. The location is perfect and everyone was very friendly. I would certainly recommend to friends and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you very much for the great review. So glad that you agree that if you want to experience the real Marrakech then staying in a Riad is the only way to do it. Look forward to having you to stya with us again very soon.

Linda Lyons
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Riad Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Riad Linda is located in a tiny derb at the heart of the exotic center of Marrakech. Hidden away just steps from the teeming markets of the city, the riad has been thoughtfully created to offer the features and services that make a visit great. The staff is helpful, often beyond reason, and will do whatever is necessary to help their guests. The rooms, while not luxurious, are clean and the water in the shower is hot. The rooms have ac units, very nice in the Moroccan heat. Linda, often in residence, quietly provides her perspective on the city. An adequate breakfast is served, in the roof garden if you wish, where you can enjoy the sun and watch the swallows swoop and dive above the roof tops while you get a leisurely start to your day.
A taxi from the airport and a porter from the taxi will be arranged on your request. Details of currency exchange, and other helpful bits of information are also offered to the arriving traveller.

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  • Stayed April 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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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review & your kind comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to host you & we look forward to reading your article on your cookery lesson with Rachid!

Linda Lyons
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Riad Linda
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a fantastic riad in location right in the heart of Marrakech. The owners were lovely and made us feel so welcome. It really felt like we were staying at their own house, it was so personal and friendly. The staff were fantastic and only too willing to help whenever possible. I will have many fond memories of sitting up on that roof terrace. Would have appreciated a little more fore warning on what would happen upon our arrival as we were a little out of our element and had no idea what was happening. But overall couldn't recommend it more.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your lkind review. It was a pleasure to meet you & we're very glad that you felt at home in the riad. Please do come back & visit us again very soon.

Linda Lyons
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Zug, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I spent the weekend at Riad Linda and ran the Marrakech Marathon. The location is excellent being very central and close to the square. The staff were very helpful from organizing to meet me at the station and find the riad (Don't try this alone), to giving me advice where to go and looking after me before and after the marathon. Linda is a runner and understood me needs.

I had a great weekend, ran my best marathon and took tons of photographs.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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woodedge_11, Owner at Riad Linda, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank yuo so much for the lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Many congratulations on your best marathon time ever! Hope to see you again for the next Marrakech Marathon.

Linda Lyons
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Address: 93 Derb Jamaa | Derb Jamma, Marrakech 4000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #245 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As featured in Time Out Marrakech 2014. Beautiful centrally located riad with great service & friendly English & French speaking staff.Our 6 bedroom riad is a lovingly restored traditional house peacefully situated in a very welcoming area in the heart of the medina a few minutes walk from Place Djemma el Fna and the souks. We offer warm welcome & an authentic Marrakech experience. All our double / twin bedded / family rooms have air conditioning / heating and are en-suite. Our spacious first floor suite also has its own Moroccan shower room. All towels and linen are supplied. All rates are inclusive of breakfast. Our large, sunny roof terrace has tables for breakfast or dining under the stars, also sun loungers and our lovely Bedouin tent for relaxation. We offer our guests a range of services such as dinner in the riad, booking restaurants, trips to the Atlas Mountains, hammam and shopping trips and cookery lessons. There is free wi - fi available throughout the riad. Airport transfers are also available. ... more   less 
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