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Riad Al Kadar
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   132 , Derb Jamaa - Arset - Belbaraka, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #127 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Amazing week- over the top accommodating Riad owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

If you are heading to Marrakech... you must stay here. Michael, the owner is so 'friendly, accommodating, funny and the best host ever'. Our week there with some great dinners were perfect. He helped organize some tours for us as well as a day pool side when needing a break from the hussle and bussle of Marrakech. The Riad is beautiful and clean clean clean. The food was amazing and so fresh. Michael is undescribable really- full of life, great sense of humor, helpful, and willing to break into physical gestures when trying to get a point across. Again, so much fun. Thank you Michael for making Marrakech even more amazing and special for us.

Pat

  • Stayed August 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The Riad Al Kadar, has been the best place that we have ever stayed. It is impeccably clean and the owner Michele is the perfect host. Nothing is too much trouble, he will organise your airport transfer, trips and excursions and even book you a Hammam.
We ate at the Riad on 2 evenings and words cannot explain the quality and service of Michele's hospitality................it was more than perfect.
The Riad is located 10-15 minutes from the main square, Djeema al Fna, but is quite easily found on foot. This allowed us to see and experience local life which you would not see if you stayed in a 'sterile 'hotel out of town.
The area in and around the Riad and Marrakech as a whole is exteremly safe and we can say it is the safest country that we have ever visited.
The souks in and around the Medina can give you a sensory overload, but to return to the Riad Al Kadar is a magical oasis where you can relax and unwind in peace and quiet.
We cannot recommend this beautiful place enough and will return again........Insha'Allah

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We couldn't have wished for better accommodation in Marrakech. The Riad was spotlessly clean and beautifully restored. Michel the host was extremely welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. We arrived quite late on the first night and so we decided to eat at the Riad. Naima the cook prepared us a delicious meal, so delicious in fact that we decided to eat there every night. It takes roughly 15 minutes to get to the main square. The walk is pleasant and something that you would miss if you were staying in the centre. We couldn't recommend the Riad AND the food highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

We had a lovely time staying at the Riad Al Kadar. Although it is not situated in the central medina, it is only a 10-15 min walk away from the main square down little old streets and souks. The location means that it is a very quiet, peaceful place to stay whilst still being near all the action. The riad itself is beautiful, with gorgeous rooms, an amazing courtyard and even the roof terrace has been thought through in detail. The breakfasts are amazing - Moroccan bread, pancakes, fruit, honey, jams, delicious coffee and fresh orange juice every morning. The owner is incredily friendly and welcoming, very chatty and very helpful, as are his staff. If you don't speak French, it could be a little hard to stay here as english is limited but I'm sure that you would get by.
Definitely stay here - you can't get better service and surroundings for a better price.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I can't recommend this Riad enough. The service is fantastic and the Riad is beautiful and so peaceful. Ideal for couples. It's located away from all the tourists... perfect!

  • Stayed June 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This riad has been lovingly and painstakingly restored and is now a beautiful, stylish yet sensitively decorated riad. Each bedroom is unique but all 5 are lovely. The owner Michel has really done an incredible job with the place and as well as providing a very warm welcome and fantastic service he has created an amazing atmosphere with his very talented eye for detail. We absolutely loved our stay in the Riad al Kadar. It was truly magical and very romantic. All the food we had in the riad was absolutely delicious from the freshly baked traditional bread and cakes to the authentic tagines and couscous dishes. I really can't recommend this riad enough!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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East Midlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

Riad Al Kadar is the most fabulous place to stay whilst in Marrakesh. The interior is sumptiously decorated, with the utmost care and attention put into every detail, which echoes every aspect of the service we received on our visit. Michele is the most charming and accomodating host, who has ensured that every facet of the experience of staying at the riad is relaxing, peaceful and beautiful. Breakfast is included, which consists of a range of delicious items arranged on small plates to chose from including fresh french bread, jams and honey, cheese, yoghurt, homemade morrocan pancakes cooked fresh, fresh fruit , orange juice tea and coffee. We chose to eat at the riad one evening by arrangement with Michele, and we were able to chose what we wanted to eat and when. The food was beautifully presented and delicious, and included tagines, freshly prepared salads and exquisite homemade cake.
The bedroom was immaculate, with a wonderful ensuite shower room, fresh flowers, lovely fabrics and furniture and a comfy kingsize. The staff are very accomodating to lazy lie-ins, and go about their work in a very harmonious and tranquil way!
It is probably worth noting that it is a ten minute walk into the medina, but Michele is happy to order you a taxi if required. My friend and I really enjoyed walking in as you get to see more of the local day to day life.
I would reccommend this riad to anyone who lovely comfort, pleasure, and beautiful surroundings. I went with my friend, but it would also make a fabulous romantic retreat for any couple. If you're going to Marrakesh, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 132 , Derb Jamaa - Arset - Belbaraka, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #127 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Kadar 4*
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