We stayed here for 4 nights in January (review is a little late!) We were served Moroccan mint tea and biscuits on arrival. Said, presented us with a map and folder full of things to do in Marrakesh. He explained local traditions, sight seeing, sahara desert expeditions, and the Moroccan folklore Fantasia. Everyone working in the hotel was very helpful and friendly. We were both a little hungry when we first arrived as it was quite late at night, so one of the staff, Mustafa, walked us to a little cafe where we had the most AMAZING beef kebabs! We kind of got lost walking back to the hotel but it was dark and it was our first night so everything looked the same, but we felt safe.
Our room was on the ground floor right next to the front door, I'm a light sleeper so I asked if we could possibly have a room on the first floor. Said was very helpful and we got a room on the first floor the next day! Rooms were clean, authentic and very colorful. You could tell that they paid a lot of attention to detail. There's free wi-fi too. I looked forward to the breakfast every morning! It was very tasty and we had it on the roof when it was warm enough. You should definitely try the chicken with couscous at the hotel, its amazing!
The hotel is within walking distance from the famous Jamaa el fnaa, probably about 15-20 minute walk. Its very close to the Saadian tombs, El Badi and Bahia palace. You can also get a taxi to Jardin Marjorelle which is exceptionally beautiful. It is a little small but well worth a visit. You can easily find your way back to the souks if you had a map. I recommend going to Riad Omar for lunch, their tagines are really good and its has a really nice atmosphere. The locals are very friendly and polite.
If you wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Jamaa el fnaa you can walk to he centre of Gueliz which has all the high street shops such as Zara, Promod, La Senza etc it also has KFC McDonalds too but if you do go there you must try eating at BisTroT Romain which has really good burgers! Also has free wi-fi.
The service was exemplary and the staff more so and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to everyone. We would like to thank all the staff connected to the hotel for making our stay a memorable one. Shukran Said wa Mustafa!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the Kasbah of Marrakech is our beautiful Riad Dubai, 5 different beautiful suites with every comfort, air conditioning, safe, bath & shower, mini bar, SAT TV, internet wifi. Said the owner will prepare a special Moroccan cuisine for you, a terrace is waiting for you to relax and unwind, we organize all kinds of excursions in Marrakech and Morocco, a shuttle service to all airport transfers. Said and his wife Malika are waiting to offer you a pleasant and impeccable holiday . "Welcome to Riad Dubai" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dubai Hotel Marrakech