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Riad Atlas Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   19 Derb Sidi Boulfdail | Kennaria, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #683 of 1,126 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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1 review
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“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you want perfection maybe it's not perfect for you. But if you want a quite, comfortable,pretty place near the Djemaa El Fna with wonderful people taking great care of you then it's the place for you. They have a nice breakfast each morning on the roof, it's included. They help you find services like cars with drivers when you need them for very fair prices. If you want the true feel of Marrakesh I would definitely stay in a Riad over a hotel. Also they offer a car from the airport at a good price and I would recommend taking it, because to find the place the first time would be very difficult. Very centrally located. I will be blogging about Marrakech teawithlavera.com

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed 7 nights. Very central location near to the big square. We booked airport transfers. A hotel employee met us and helped us with our luggage the last part of the way where the car could not drive. It is almost impossible to find the way in the narrow streets alone for the first time.
Not all the staff speak English, but they always got hold of others that could. The room was clean and with nice interior, and we had breakfast on the terrace.
The staff gave ut advice on bargaining, because we wanted to buy a carpet, that we ended up buying on a day excursion to Essaouira, which the staff arranged for us. The staff was very helpful, and we can confidently recommend the hotel/guesthouse to others.

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  • Stayed March 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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Ballerup, Denmark
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19 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in this Riad. Although a bit difficult to find the first time, it was easy the rest of the time. Very close to the big square, yet there was very quiet inside the Riad. Room was clean and nice, and wifi worked without any problems. It was winter so it was a bit cold, and there was a radiator to heat up the sleeping area.

Staff was very friendly all the time, and understood and spoke english and french.

Only minus was that the water was pretty cold when showering, but that is something that could be expected I suppose. Would recommend this to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

When I got to Riad Atlas I was welcomed with a drink and lots of smiles. The Riad is located 4 minutes away from the main square and although I was a little scared at the beginning (it can be a bit difficult to find at first and after 11 the city starts to get very quiet) it was very safe.
I didn't want a cab from or to the airport as I found that it's cheaper to just hop in a cab when you arrive at the city. I paid 80 dirhams and when I got to the main square I just asked for directions. The only annoying thing was that I had to call the guy to open the door if I was out after 11pm as I just don't like bothering people but they were completely fine with it though.
Breakfast was alright, room was really nice and clean and the staff was really friendly. I would definitely go back.
Oh and at 6am everyday you will hear the prayers for around 10/15 minutes, but then that's not their fault if you stay really central you'll see speakers everywhere in the medina and you can hear the prayers all over the city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This riad was beautifully clean, situated right next to the main square. It's totally true what others have said too...you make the two minute walk from the chaos & mayhem of Jemaa El Fna sqaure to the calm tranquillity of the riad- a total haven. Staff were lovely and friendly. Breakfast was a traditional form of pancake/crumpet/pastry style offering with a host of different jams. I was slightly disappointed that our 'double bed' was actually two single's pushed together, but that was a small negative compared to the overall great experience we had. Would recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Riad Atlas is in a really great location just a couple of minutes walk from the main square (although not so easy to find on arrival). However, we were amazed that once you come off the main road the noise and rush of Marrakech completely disappears. The courtyard is beautiful and calm - perfect place to relax after a mad day in the souks. Our room was on the ground floor - tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean (like the rest of the Riad). Staff were polite and attentive, breakfast was lovely on the terrace and we were even served very early in the morning on our last day when we had to leave early. Sheets/towels were changed every day and staff were always available. Overall fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay here again.

  • 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

As a starting point, this is an EXCELLENT and beautiful place to stay. We were picked up from the airport and taken to the Riad which was wonderful, especially arriving at night. The Riad is amazingly central in the Medina, literally just a couple of minutes from Place Jeema El-Fna down a road (which might be hard to find first time alone) which made it an oasis of calm. The Riad throughout was wonderfully decorated. The room we had was Lalla Liakout on the ground floor which opened up onto a beautiful little courtyard with a fountain and the room was VERY clean (I've worked as a chamber maid for four years, high standards...) and always cleaned with care and thoughtfulness, not to mention being arranged in a nice manner with the bedding etc. The staff and owner were very polite, kind and always helpful, better French than English but both worked. Breakfast was fantastic - four different types of Moroccan pancakes over our stay, honey, wonderful unusual jams, like carrot, aubergine, and then the more normal fig or cherry, bread, coffee etc - all on the top floor terrace - heaven. We did one of the several excursions for the day which they offer, we chose cascades d'Ouzoud which I would recommend for 100 euros- the prices they offer are per car and that was all good. It is true that the driver can put you onto a guide but that is part of the way of things and you can say no. Wifi worked well, always felt secure, there is a safe available and always someone there to let you in, which increases the security and allows you to spend lazy afternoons in the cool of the courtyard or on the sunny terrace. Truely excellent value for money.
All in all it was a wonderful stay, would definitely recommend it and we would like to thank everyone at Riad Atlas for all their hospitality and kindness, hopefully we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed September 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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Address: 19 Derb Sidi Boulfdail | Kennaria, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #683 of 1,126 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Atlas Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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