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Riad Nesma
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   128 Riad Zitoune Lakdim | Medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #126 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Great cozy homely boutique Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We have a quadruper room for 3 nites in between our visit to Marrakech and Merzouga. The riad situated at the end of Zitoune Lakdim(not accesible by taxi). Easier if u get the taxi to drop u at other end of street, a little medina named "Babel Malah" which is less than 50 meter to the Riad.
The riad only has 7 rooms which make it very cozy and homely. Excellent front desk staff Kareem and Abdul whom speak decent English and brief u all the tricks dealing with local /touters and places to visit.
Breakfast and bed were made daily by the two excelent chambermaids.

Highly recommened!

Family of 4 with teenage son and daughter from Singapore stayed in Dec 9, 2012

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have just spent 4 nights in the city of Marracech stopping at the Riad Nesma.After reading many reviews in Trip Advisor I chose this Riad as it fit in with our budget and and I have to say we were not disappointed.

Unlike some, the Riad is acually very easy to find, however again upon advice we prebooked a taxi through the riad before we arrived. If you are a first timer to the city I would strongley recommemend paying a bit extra and doing this.

The Riad itself was beautiful. I beleive it only has 7 rooms. Ours was was small but prefectly adequate for our stay.
Kahrim and the other riad staff went out of their way to make you feel welcome and answered any questions we had even down to recommending what they thought was a good price for items we were unsure aboout.

We met anotther couple staying in a different Riad who had paid twice as much as us. Whilst they had much larger rooms they complained of cold water and the location was far out and difficult to find.

I cannot recommend the Riad Nessma highly enough. Its clean, comfortable, perfect location for the market sqaure (5-10mins walk down one street), reasonably priced and had wonderful staff who made whole stay so much more enjoyable.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed in this place with my friend and my family. The service is great. The place is super clean and very close/in old town. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I want to especially thank Karim and Abdessalam for being so friendly and helpful. the rooms were spacious. The breakfast was delicious. Overall a nice an convenient place to stay in.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The place is clean, service is frienly and it's close to the square.
There is a taxi station a few steps left of the Riad, but if feels like a tourist trap. The taxi there charge more than if you were to grab a cab a bit further away, 20DH instead of 50-90DH. Beware the taxi drivers next to that taxi station will try to pull your luggage into the taxi parking area.

The TV didn't work nor did the washroom door lock at the main floor. They have a safe where you can put your things, but the combination reset didn't work, so we had to use one of their keys (they have a copy of this key, so be careful).

We got our laundry done by them, and when asked how much it was, they said "don't worry, it is cheap" a small bag of clothes cost 210DH! That's way too much. They said it is because of the different colors and that cost more. It was quite deceiving.

The friendliness and the cleanness of the place is worth it.

The excursions booked at the riad was a good price, we found we paid 100 to 300DH less than others on excursions.

The sahara excursion is nice, beware of the nauseating car ride!
The mountain excursion was disappointing. The mountain had up to 7 cascades (waterfalls), the more you want to see the more you pay. The first 3 cascades are mediocre and small.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

It's a not bad location, it's the end of the street from the market sqaure. We actually found it a very difficult walk from the market, especially the first day when u have your luggages and the streets and stores are terribly indicated. The street was narrow, and lots of people imposed themselves to offer u the directions.
But once we arrived at the riad, it's fantastic. the service was excellent, the guys really helped and reassured us from the chaos, and gave us the survival guide in marrakesh. ( they pretty much booked all the excursions for us with very little commision fee, conpared to the other riads) They simply replace the tourist infomation center ( which was always closed everytime we passed by)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I came here after a trek throughout the countryside of Morocco and thought I heard angels singing when I first walked up the stairs to this Riad. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but I was delightfully surprised when I saw how clean and quaint the Riad was from the trickling fountains to the tiled designs throughout the space. Highlights of the Riad are below:

- Clean, air conditioned rooms with TV/safe
- Free breakfast of pastries and beverages on rooftop everyday
- 10-15 minute walk to the square and souks
- Extremely friendly and attentive staff

They also seem to have daily excursions leaving from the Riad, which I didn't participate in any, but they had some cool options. I'd definitely stay here again during my next trip to Marrakech!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The beautiful rooftop breakfast, basic and tasty, made up for the annoyance of having to ask for a bar of soap, a blanket, how to make the hot water work, and the "broken" tv. Wonderful Riad in the middle of it all, great AC, great bed, substantial room, great value!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Nesma

Address: 128 Riad Zitoune Lakdim | Medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#106 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#118 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Nesma 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the famous Jemaa El Fna and two minutes of both Bahia and Badii Palace, a former hotel formerly named the Workers (1939) has been restored by the appeal to knowledge internationally known craftsmen of Marrakech.More than a typical hotel, Riad NESMA opens its doors on an exceptional place with its beautiful patio and 7 rooms that have been planned and studied with great care to offer quality services. ... more   less 
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