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Riad Ghemza
Derb Laatabi no 2 | Kaat Bennahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #97 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Dresden, Germany
1 review
“Extraordinary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Wow! This was definitely one of our top highlights from our two-week trip in Morocco. One immediately feels at home not only due to the beautiful, comforting Riad environment but because of the owners, Fabien and Laurence. They recommended restaurants, gave useful tips on bartering, booked a hammam and much more. We definitely highly recommend staying here and we would love to come back again.

  • Stayed October 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Riad is clean, the hosts are friendly and extremely helpful.

Our problem with the Riad was the noise level. If you want a good nights sleep, this is not the place to stay as the couple have young twins who are fairly vocal.

Having said that, the breakfast is lovely and the rooms are clean.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadGHEMZA, Propriétaire at Riad Ghemza, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
I thank you very much for your compliments concerning the welcome and the help we bring to our guests.
Regarding the noise at night, I want to specify that having come with your three-year-old child, you go to bed every evening at 7:30 pm and require that there is no more noise from this hour. Luckily, in the period you came the other guests went to bed early and there was not noise anymore at about 10:00 pm but one evening, you even asked the hosts who discussed quietly in the patio at 9:00 pm to keep silent and who, surprised, left going to bed. You will understand that it is difficult to impose your requirement to the other customers, knowing that the riad is a meeting place.
As for our twins, they slept at night. Another time when they played and when it disturbed you, it was at the end of the day. It is moreover the first time when a host complains about the noise, the riad being always estimated for its peace.
Be sure that we put all our heart for the biggest satisfaction of our hosts; all the wonderful comments which we receive confirm this is the good choice.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I went with a friend to Marrakesh for a few days and we stayed in Riad Ghenza. It was a great experience! We felt really comfortable in our rooms, that were beautiful and extremely clean, a mix of Moroccan and modern style. Also have to say that the Riad is special because of Laurence and Fabien that were always extremely friendly, honest, helpful, and nice. Really cosy atmosphere. Miss the Mint tea in the breakfeast and the chats with Lawrence after visiting the Medina!
By the way, great location, really close to the best restaurant in Marrakesh, Le Fondounk and you can do everything walking!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The riad is very nice, new, clean and decorated in a tipical moroccan style.The staff speaks english and is very helpful. There is a nice home atmosphere in the riad and the breakfast is great. Would stay here again.

It is located in the medina(which is good, very close to the centre and the souks ) but it's really hard to find since is located in the passage that is so easy to miss and there is no any kind of signage. But after one time you get the hang of it and you know your way home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed at the Riad Ghemza for two nights, the first just arrived in Marrakech and the last before returning to Italy. The house is very nice and well maintained, and the owners are absolutely delicious, friendly and always ready to give information or support for any need.
The riad is ideally located for exploring the medina and the rooms are well appointed and very quiet. Very pleasant as an experience, to recommend.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Not only is the location of the riad in the heart of city with easy acces to most sights, Fabien and Lawrence are so kind, and so hospitable that it doesn't feel like we were very far from home at all! They always went out of their way to help, Fabien by drawing us maps for guidance, and Lawrence actually walking with us through the routes.
The rooms were very beautiful as well- really, really worth the money we paid! And they have the cutest twins ever! (:

Truly exceptional service, I would recommend readily to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We choose this riad because of the rating and the comments that he got in TripAdvisor, and in fact it is so good has the people say.

It's extremely clean (witch is difficult to find in Marrakesh), and the owners Laurence and Fabien helped us in everything we need to "survive" in Marrakesh. Fabien draw us a map, that took us from the Riad to the square, witch its more helpfully than the tourist maps. If you have any doubts he will take you himself. When we arrived, it was late hours but Fabien booked us a restaurant for us to eat if we wanted.
The breakfast was really good and complete.
Have internet in all the riad.

Highly recommended for everybody.

  • Stayed July 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: Derb Laatabi no 2 | Kaat Bennahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #97 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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