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Riad Arabia - colours of the riadd
Riad Arabia - colours of the riadd
Riad Arabia - colours of the riadd
Marrakech
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

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Lovelylau...
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place to stay for an authentic Morrocan experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We stayed as a family (two parents, two adult children) for three nights.
The riad itself was beautful and the attention to detail with the decor and furnishing was to be commended. We were welcomed with refreshing mint tea and Peter gave us some great directions to get around the city and some personal recommendations of where to visit and eat (which were all spot on!)
We had dinner cooked by Rashida that evening which was delicious- the fish tagine for my pescetarian mother was great appreciated and enjoyed by the carnivores too!
The rooms were lovely and throughout the riad there was always somewhere cool to relax- although this varied with the time of day. The plunge pool was very refreshing.
There was a great contrast with the noisy and bustle outside- the riad was unbelievably peaceful and quiet, the only noise that intruded from the outside were the calls to prayers.
We went on the day tour organised by the riad the next day. The guide was very knowledgable and took us not only to all the main attractions but also to some interesting out of the way places e.g. the old courtyard where the camel drovers would stop and the metal working and leather working shops at the back of the souks. We did visit a herb shop, carpet shop and general trinkets shop but we were not pushed to make purchases and the mint tea at the carpet shop was much appreciated after the hot dusty streets. All in all we saw everything we wanted to and more.
The next day we took more time to relax in the riad but Rashida very kindly took me to the local Hamman which was a truely cultural experience- I believe I was the only tourist there!
On our check out day we were allowed to leave our bags in the riad to collect them before our flight (no one was arriving that day) and the transfers to and from the airport were smooth (if the driving in Morocco is slightly erractic compared to the UK!)
The only minor problems were that we failed to work both the Tv and the wifi, but in such a great location such mundane links to normal life seemed unnecssary!
Would love to return and see more of such a lovely country, and Riad Arabia would be my first choice for accomodation in Marrakesh!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Rashida- fantastic cook, hostess and guide
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 27, 2013
Thank you Laura for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Riad Arabia. We are delighted you enjoyed your short time in Marrakech and will make sure that instructions on how to operate the TV and WiFi are in place for future guests. If you do return to Marrakech one day please do consider combining a few nights in Riad Arabia with at least a couple of nights in our High Atlas retreat - Dar Tassa - just one hour 20 minutes from Marrakech yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of the medina. Dar Tassa is an authentic Berber lodge set in a stunning location high above the Azzadene Valley in Toubkal National Park. All the very best. Nick
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Lizzieboo...
Droitwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location, great hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

My husband, two children (ages 14 and 12) and I, spent 10 nights at Riad Arabia: After being there for less than 24 hours, we already felt like we'd been there for days; it is such a peaceful and relaxing place, that it's easy to forget you are on the doorstep of the souks.
Rashida was an absolute (and very smiley) star and, despite the fact that we were there during Ramandan, she cooked us some of the most wonderful meals, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. There was the welcoming smell of the chicken tagine on our arrival at the riad and, after being shown around by Rashida and Radouan (who met us at the airport and accompanied us on the taxi journey to the riad), we ate (and enjoyed) it by the pool.
During our stay it was, as we'd expected in August, extremely hot (around 45C at it's peak) so the air conditioning in the bedrooms was a welcome necessity! The pool was also great for cooling off, although I had to initially brace myself each time I went in as, despite the info provided, it wasn't -or at least didn't seem to be- heated, and I am a self confessed wuss!
We took pre-booked trips to the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira which were both beautiful, not to mention cooler, and definitely worth visiting. Radouan met us at the Riad and accompanied us to our taxi for each of the trips; our taxi drivers and English speaking guides at both locations were friendly and helpful. The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech also provided some cooling respite from the heat, and is just a short taxi ride from the riad.
My daughter and I went with Rashida, and her sister Zahira, to the local Hammam after buying our savon noir, gommage etc. from the souk with Rashida earlier in the day -I also went with her another day to buy spices etc. so that we can now attempt to replicate some of her tasty dishes in our own kitchen!
We have already recommended Riad Arabia to several friends, and hope to return ourselves one day -Inshallah!

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Rachida's cooking and hospitality!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Per S
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best location in Marrakech!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We have stayed 2 times in this beautiful riad in the middle of the buzzling medina. The location is absolutley great: the famous souks are just outside the door, the big square is a few minutes away and yet the street is very calm and secure. The riad itself is a beautiful traditional moroccan townhouse with a beautiful pool and great views from the roof-terrace. The cook/housekeeper was excellent and the food in the riad was amazing. A big advantage is that you rent the entire riad on an exclusive basis so that you and your friends or family are the only guests. Great value for money!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the pool and the locarion
Liked least: bedding, textiles could be updated
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Cupcake92
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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I loved every moment of our stay. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Rachida and Mustapha. A welcoming mint tea was awaiting us in front of a lit fireplace.
Although the temperature was cold at night the heating in the rooms, the fireplace and the heated swimming pool were great.
The food we had booked for our first dinner was a classical chicken tagine and a warming soup and salads to start with. Finishing off with a hot banana caramel.
Rachida's smile and daily assistance made such a difference.
We also booked a medina tour with a recognised moroccan guide.
The rooms were welcoming, beautiful light and moroccan decoration. Very charming and homely. All rooms have airconditioning or heating and towels for the pool are provided.
I loved the breakfast in the sun on the terrace with a view of the atlas mountain...I could not believe how pleasant and warm it was during the day, great sunbathing on the terrace. Cold at night. The advantage is that the ryad is covered during the winter so you can enjoy the poolarea and the courtyard. At night the pool is lit and creates a great atmosphere.
I definitely am coming back. Thank you so much.
Great transport facilities when you need it. Airport transfers organised and on time. Very reliable drivers.
We also went into the Atlas staying overnight at the mountain lodge and had two days in the dessert camp with a private guide. Fantastic memories and am planning to return for my birthday next year.
Rachida's cooking is typical moroccan and tastes far better than all the restaurants we visited in the medina. Highly recommended for friends and family.
Thank you so much.
helen & Co

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011 for a stay in November 2010
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 65+
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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