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“such a welcoming host” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #109 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“such a welcoming host”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I had visited Marrakech a few years ago and stayed in a hotel, decided to visit again and chose a Riad. Could not have chosen a nicer host, Michele made us so welcome and was a great help when the so called tour organiser let us down twice out of three trips booked! The tour operator organised through Thomas Cook was never at the end of the phone as promised, not even his office and the guides he arranged for us for two trips never even turned up, Michele constantly chased our rep up and we had a full refund for both trips.
Michele is a great cook and extremely house proud!
I would love to visit again and would stay at Micheles.

Room Tip: No twin rooms only doubles, travel agents state twin and double!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This Riad was superb, beautifully and tastefully decorated. The attention to detail was impressive and stunning. It was a haven to come back to after a busy day. The food was delicious and bountiful! Breakfast was beautifully presented and generous, we ate like kings! The owner Michele was 'the icing on the cake', nothing was too much trouble and he always went the extra mile and exceeded all expectations. Would highly recommend this hotel & would love to go back.

  • 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

It was our first time in Morocco and everything was simply prefect! This riad is the place where details count. Michele is the best host, discret but always handy. We have enjoyed the cleanliness in the room provided by the diligent and friendly housekeeping ladies. Every breakfast is unique and very generous. We couldn't expect a better place to stay and we felt like home! Can't wait to stay again and enjoy the magic atmosphere of the Al Kadar which is second to none.

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Staying at Riad al Kadar made my experience in Marrakech so much more pleasant. The Riad is beautifully renovated. The breakfasts are generous and beautifully presented. Michel, the owner went out of his way to assure a pleasant experience. The Riad was a great base for day trips to the mountains or out to the ocean. The Riad is about a 15 minute walk to the main square through Marrakech's seemingly random street pattern. It takes a while to learn your way, but it's easy to catch a taxi if you need one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 August 30, 2012

This riad, beautifully renovated by the owner Michel, was a real delight. The decor was breathtaking, with great attention to detail, making us feel we were experiencing a luxurious slice of traditional Marrakech life. The breakfasts were beautifully presented and really set us up for the day. We chose to eat dinner at the riad and it was the best meal of our holiday. Our bedroom was spacious, comfortable and we welcomed the life saving air conditioning in such high temperatures! The rooftop patio was a lovely extra - a great place to unwind in the evening. The location would be difficult to find without a taxi but it ideally placed just a 10 minute walk from the main square in a safe and friendly neighbourhood. Michel was the perfect host and made this holiday a truly unforgetable experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Riad is immaculate with comfortable beds, en suites and air conditioning and a 20 minute walk from the souks which was something we saw as a positive it really is in the heart of where the local people live and if you can't be bothered with the walk it's only £2 in a taxi. Michele (the owner) is fantastic and his attention to detail and desire for you to enjoy your stay was very refreshing, to the point that on our first morning he walked us into the main square to give us our bearings. Breakfast was great and because the weather was so hot we spent some mornings on the roof terrace relaxing and Michele kept us hydrated with water and melon. The personal touches were a joy. If you are looking for a more authentic experience than one of the huge chain hotels can possibly offer then I recommend the Riad Al Kadar absolutely.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Although this riad is beautiful inside, our bedroom was like a railway carriage - the only way into the bed was to climb over it from the bottom and just hurl yourself towards the pillows... not very comfortable and there was nowhere else to sit in the room. The riad is beautifully decorated but we found it a very long and complicated walk into town through a very 'local' neighbourhood which was very confusing and very intimidating if you are travelling by yourself. Michael was OK but the place was so locked up, you couldn't get onto the roof terrace unless he unlocked it for you - very strange and uncomfortable. Michael also arranged a trip for us to the Atlas Mountains but it was very over-priced and disappointinng. On the plus side, the the breakfasts are very generous - if a little repetitive.
To be honest, four days was far too long there and we were very relieved to be going home.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 132 , Derb Jamaa - Arset - Belbaraka, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
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Ranked #109 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Al Kadar 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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