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Riad Hidden
117, Derb Jamaa | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #167 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hideaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Beautiful and clean place to stay in the heart of the medina. It really is in the centre of it all, but considering how close it is to the centre, the riad is so quiet and very calm, just what you need after walking around the square all day. We booked the airport shuttle, and as a driver could drive through the square another man takes our luggage and leads us through the hustle and bustle of Jamaa el fna. As we arrived at night, it was very daunting as we were led down the back alleys, but having walked through there every night it is indeed safe. I would recommend booking the airport shuttle, especially arriving at night as we would never have found it on our own.
We initially stayed here from reading all of the reviews and the help that is on hand from Salma. However, we did miss Salma on a few occasions as she comes in for certain periods of each day now since she has moved out. This is a shame as she gives such detailed and useful advice on where, when and how to get to places in and around Marrakech , which only made us wish she was there to help us with our entire trip!
However, her staff Karim and Hassan made our stay more than excellent. They were so very helpful and went out of their way on multiple occasions to do and get things for us.
Each morning breakfast was served by Karim or Hassan on the terrace, delicious! It can be repetitive if you stay there for more than a couple of days but it was filling and served its' purpose.
The rooms are very clean, as are the bathrooms, but the shower on the ground floor did tend to flood the bathroom which was a bit of nuisance at times, particularly if you are sharing the room.
If you are on the ground floor, the rooms are not soundproof so if people are in the courtyard it can be annoying if you are trying to sleep at night.
Riad Hidden, is a beautiful and clean place to stay with an excellent location and the perfect staff and host. I will definitely be staying here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This sweet place down a small street in the middle of it all was exactly as we had hoped and more. Lovely courtyard, peaceful and welcoming. Very nicely designed and cared for in a boho chicque kind of way. Our home made breakfast every morning on the roof terrace, the attention to our requests, felt so comforting after long days hassling in the souks! We loved it and would go back any time!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Great, clean place to stay. The host Salma is very pleasant and helpful, and fluent in English which was helpful when we wanted to book taxis and car rentals. This riad is very very central, it's so quick to get right into the centre, it's literally a couple of alley ways from the main Souk road, very easy to find. Don't let anyone try and show you the way - they will try and take your money.

Gorgeous place with beautiful rooms. Shower was great. The only thing to note is that the room on the ground floor is not exactly sound proofed so we were whispering a lot!
Not a lot of rooms are available here, which keeps it nice and private, it feels very much like a family home, from memory there is a room which you can watch TV/DVDs in. There is/was somewhere upstairs to relax in too.
Lovely views across the medina. Great breakfast foods, Salma serves a proper feast. I do recommend it for an authentic riad experience.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a gorgous Riad- with only 5 rooms and a lovely rooftop terrace. In the heart of the city - if you want to be close to everything- 5 mins from the souks, 8 mins from the square. You've got the right place. Our room was wonderful- a double room with walk in closet following on to a single room and a good sized bathroom and kitchen. The breakfast is okay - mostly bread-based so can be quite stodgy. The hosts are fantastic - Abdul and Salma. Abdul is so friendly and welcoming, and Salma gives excellent advice and we went on a wonderful excursion she helped advise us (To the atlas mountains).
Beautiful place! Definitely would go back :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We just spent 3 full weeks at this beautiful riad located in the heart of the Medina and we felt at home. Salma went beyond what I would call excellent customer service.
The Riad is very clean, great A.C. , nice shower and the Moroccan accents are to die for.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Riad HIdden is really great value for money. I stayed there for 4 nights on my own and I felt really safe there as a woman travelling alone. The location is excellent, you can walk to all the different sights in the Medina. Even though I was alone, I had a room with a big king size bed and a single bed. The courtyard is lovely and the whole place felt like a quiet, peaceful oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Salma is an excellent hostess, very helpful and reliable. The only negative thing was that the entire bathroom got flooded every time I took a shower (but this is just the way Moroccan bathrooms are designed - it's the same in authentic Malaysian bathrooms) and the toilet didn't flush properly. Other than that, I really don't have anything to complain about. I would definitely recommend this place, it has a lot of charm and it is excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed two nights in the Hidden. I was put in 2 rooms with a kitchnette even though I was by myself. The first day, I ran out of hot water in the middle of the shower. The shower was part of the bathroom (no separation) and because the drain did not work, one bedroom and the kitchenette were totally flooded. They gave me a different (beautiful) room for the second night but the shower was very poor with virtually no water flow.
The place is pretty and well located. The breakfast was good but the table/chairs a bit unconfortable.
I emailed ahead for help getting to the riad (not easy the first time) and I never got a response.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 117, Derb Jamaa | Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#62 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#131 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#166 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
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