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“A day by the Pool?” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Qodwa
route 2012 Sidi Abdallah Ghiat Km 12 | Route du Golf royale, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #54 of 181 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A day by the Pool?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed at the sister Riad Dubai in Marrakesh Kasbah District but came out on a free transfer for a day by the pool. Staff were very helpful, transfer was free and they gave us towels to use.

We set up by the pool which was a good size although inevitably there was a bit of sand on the pool floor. Sun-loungers were comfy and we had no trouble getting a couple of parasols to keep the sun at bay. Pool water looked clean enough and I got the wiff of chlorine so am assuming it was being properly maintained.

The reception area and surrounding public rooms looked clean and well maintained but I didn't see a bedroom so can't comment on those. This is not 5 star accommodation but it is so nice, so authentic and so friendly it more than makes up for the stars.

We had a lunch which was good value and well presented - again staff courteous & helpful.

It took about 25 minutes to get from our Marrakesh Riad to this one and it seemed pretty much in the middle of nowhere with not much around it. The free transfer to Marrakesh I guess allowed you to dip in and out of the city as you wanted. The shuttle seemed to be running pretty often so I wouldn't see that as a problem.

Nice to get out of the heat of the city for a while - highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

How charming and absolutely delightful it was at the Riad Qodwa during our week's holiday in March this year. Every consideration and kindness was shown to us.The Riad Qodwa is a beautifully furnished Moroccan house situated in exquisite gardens with abundant wildlife. The food was excellent and the service was superb. We recommend the Riad Qodwa for its comfortable accommodation and tranquility, its friendly staff and its large swimming pool area.
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Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Atlas Mountains provide a peaceful atmosphere. Rooms with a view of the pool...
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

You will not go wrong with Riad Qodwa. Thanks to Omar, Said and the team for looking after us. We stayed for 7 nights and found the place to be relaxing quiet and comfortable. The breakfast is good, the a la carte is varied and the staff will look after you very well. I recommend that you book excursions through the hotel if you are a novice visitor to Marrakeche as you will be given enough info and helpfull guidance. The pool is excellent and a welcome relief from the hot daytime temperatures. The Riad is about 25 mins from the centre not a problem with the shuttle bus service. The accomodation is basic and comfortable, the decoration is modest in an authentic way and the ground floor rooms are huge. I recomend that you go on the roof terrrace and star gaze at shooting stars.....You will also get a chance to see the breathtaking scenery of the Atlas mountains from the Riad.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 August 8, 2013

I have to say from the moment we were picked up from the airport by Mustapha the stay at this hotel was fantastic. I loved the quiet location and the room in which we stayed was big and had one of the best A/C i have ever experienced. The pool was lovely and all the staff were friendly. Top location, top hotel i would totally recommend this place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

It was nice to get to the centre and go back and relax at the Riad. Free transfer from and to airport. Free shuttle to the centre. Breakfast given at anytime, chosen by customer. Extremely friendly staff. 5 stars for Mustapha the driver. I would recommend this Riad. Great for couple or families. Would stay there again. Thank you for your hospitality

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We visited Marrakesh in April where we had a splendid time , especially n the hotel.
We were a family of 2 adults and 3 children , we reserved the royal suite and we were given to choice to chose to take another room for the children. We did.
The service is excellent we were greeted as soon as we arrived in the airport from the driver of the hotel. All the staff are wonderful especially Said and his wife who gave us the feeling that we were at home and not guest .
The swimming pool is nice as well as the garden.
The best thing with this hotel is that you don't need to use a taxi or rent a car as there is a shuttle bus that takes you in Marrakesh and brings you back..
We will go again in this beautiful riad and we already talked about it to our family and friends
Thank you Said for a wonderful week

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 June 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my son in April for a short break. Right from being met at the airport by the ever cheerful Said to being dropped back four days later, the excellent team at Riad Qodwa could not have done more for us. The food was delicious, the Moroccan salad became a favourite for lunch. The standard of service was super. The peaceful and beautiful setting of the hotel was a perfect antidote to the noise and bustle of Marrakech. The almond trees were in bloom, the lemons were ripening in the sun. The free shuttle to the city centre was very convenient. There is a large sunbathing area next to the pool with plenty of shade available and even sun hats are provided! A very relaxing place.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Address: route 2012 Sidi Abdallah Ghiat Km 12 | Route du Golf royale, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 181 Specialty lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad has 4 suites of 55sqm with private room and of 6 rooms of 25sqm. All suites and rooms have air conditioning, TV and dressing room. 4 lounges, swimming pool, 500sqm of terrace and solarium. VIP area, shop presents Moroccan crafts. ... more   less 
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