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Riad Bahia Salam
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   61 Avenue Hommane El Fatouaki | Arest Lamaach, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #429 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Stuttgart, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a great hotel/spa located within Medina. From the outside, it is nothing but a door on a bustling street, however once inside you are taken to a whole new world. So relaxing, no street noise, beautiful decor. The rooftop terrace is a great way to end or begin your day in the city. It is approximately 300 meters from the market, 200 meters from palace and Jewish quarter, making it a great location for exploring Marrakech

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

A very nice, hidden surprise in the heart of Marrakech. Just sit on the roof terrace and listen to the buzz of the Medina around you, Salam provides you a vey cosy hide away and a great service with a smile.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We arrived outside the Riad, wondering if we had made the right decision. On first appearance from the outside, you would be forgiven for entering with just a hint of trepidation.

Once you enter, the place is a little oasis in the madness that we knew Marakech would be. Everywhere is spotless, the floor and walls are decorated with colourfull ceramic mosaics and the sitting areas, of which there are three are very traditional and opulent.

The temperature outside as we arrived, was 24 degrees. Once inside, the courtyard arrangement brought the temperature down to a lovely cool 18 or so. The rooms had air con, but once again, the construction of the Riad keeps the temperature down enough that it was not required.

The Riad is only a slow ten minute walk from the main square. Out of the door, turn left, walk for about 3 or 4 minutes, turn left into the souk and just carry straight on. You will not miss the square!! On the return to the Riad, pop into Kosybar to watch the sun set and the storks nesting. It's tucked away a bit, but worth the effort to find it.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Located a 5 minute walk from Jemaa Al Fna square and across the street from a parking lot, this riad is very well situated. The building itself is absolutely beautiful and our room was well appointed. The restaurant serves tasty and not too expensive Moroccan fare up on the roof terrace with a decent view of the city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Riad Bahia Salam was wonderful. The staff were incredible, and they could not have done more for us. Our room was comfortable, clean and well presented. The Riad itself is authentic and beautiful. The location was out of this world if you want to be in the mix of Marrakech. It is only a few minutes away from El Fna and the Jewish quarter. However, please dont think this means you'll be kept up all night with noise as this is not the case. The Spa facility within the Riad is a real treat, and a Hamman is a must. The staff in the spa are professional and helpful and it is a lovely thing to do whilst in the city. I would certainly recommend anyone and everyone to experience this Riad. Thanks you guys if you are reading this we really loved our stay and look forward to seeing you again!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Casablanca Suite and it was lovely.
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  • Stayed February 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

we were 7 persons staying at the Riad for my Birthday, the Riad was spotless, staff were excellent, location was excellent, as we have stayed twice before but in different Riads and they had alleyways to go through to get to them and at night this was a bit scary but this Riad was right on the main drag and road so much more safer feel to it. I was upgraded to the Fez Suite as a gift for my birthday which was much appreciated and a lovely room, all my other friends rooms were lovely and spotlessly clean. the staff were so welcoming and arranged transport for us on our evenings out so that we never had to haggle with taxis. just like to thank the Riad Bahia Salam for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Room 102 is lovely and bright large white high ceiling. Fez Suite has a bath tub and shower.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

An excellent, conveniently situated small 'boutique' hotel. Wonderful roof terrace with fantastic panoramic views across the city. The staff were without exception, exceptional. Friendly, interested and couldn't do enough for you to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Fruit would have been a very welcome addition to the breakfasts. Otherwise nothing but praise for this hotel.

  • Stayed January 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
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Address: 61 Avenue Hommane El Fatouaki | Arest Lamaach, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #429 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Bahia Salam 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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