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“Fantastic Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Dubai
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   41, derb amezmiz - kasbah-bab ksiba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #305 of 1,041 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Have just spent a week in this riad. What a fantastic and relaxed atmosphere. The staff and owner, Siad, were brilliant. Very helpful and always keen to make sure you had a great time. Has a real family feel about it. Would definitely go again. If you want a change from generic hotels give it a go.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Well what can I say, this Riad in Marrakech is truely amazing.
The food is just perfect, the service is first class, nothing is to much trouble for Saidi, Mustafa , Hasan or the lady that cleans the rooms.
We have truly enjoyed staying here and felt by the end of our stay at Riad Dubai that it was definitely a home from home.
Thank you for making our stay in Marrakech delightful.
Debbie & William

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at Riad Dubai for a week in September 2012. We completely based the reasonably cheap package deal purchase of our holiday on reviews of the hotel/B&B on Trip Advisor and other similar sites and were very very pleased when we arrived. I can honestly say that it is the best B&B we've ever stayed in, with the friendliest and most helpful staff I've ever met in any sort of establishment - be it hotel/B&B/restaurant etc. The room was really large with a very comfortable bed (we stayed in the only double-room based on the ground floor) that had a sizeable double bath/shower room. Although the shower was far from being a power shower, it was perfectly suited to our needs.

The actual hotel facilities were ideal for us too. Of all of the restaurants and bars, after eating at the hotel the first evening we arrived, we chose to eat again a few more times as it was so good and reasonably priced. Breakfast was always huge, and at any time you liked (one morning we were up at 7am for an excursion, and another we woke at 12.30pm after a heavy night out and still breakfast was not a problem!).

When deciding what activities and sights we wanted to treat ourselves to, Said ("Si-eed"), the hotel owner and manager, could not have been more helpful to us. We found details for days out and trips to the mountain, and wanted his opinion. He called the guy who we'd got details from and thrashed out the intimate details over the phone in heated french and arabic to make sure there were no hidden costs or anything that might catch us out (as it was quite a lot cheaper than what he'd offered us). Same went for organising a night out at Le Blokk (well worth it!!!!!) where we would need a taxi pre booked. He called them and got us the best price which is definitely a LOT cheaper than we'd have been charged as tourists. Forgot to mention, on initial arrival he met us just nearby a local attraction so that he could show us the way through the maze of back streets to the Riad, and then sat us down and explained how Marrakech worked and what to do/what not to do and more importantly how to barter correctly in the markets and what to pay for photographs and stuff in the crazy market where everybody is trying to fleece you for your cash!! This was all done over Moroccan tea which was fantastic :-)

Another mention has to go out for the young lads that were working in the Riad. They literally could not have been more attentive! Everything we wanted in and around the house was just at the end of a mention to them. They shared tea and stories (they all spoke about 5 languages!) with us on a number of occasions when they could take a break and were just extremely nice guys. Hassan and Mustafa, absolute legends that we would LOVE to work for us in our restaurant in the UK!

That has to conclude what is probably the best review we've ever had the pleasure of writing. Couldnt recommend enough :-) Thank you guys! Ollie and Kara

Room Tip: Can only speak for the downstairs double, which was very nice and saved lots of stairs!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My boyfriend and I have just returned from two weeks of travelling in Morocco where we spent a couple of nights in the Riad Dubai in Marrakesh at the start and end of our trip. We were extremely impressed with the hospitality and kindness presented by Said and his staff, Mohammed and Mustafa. Having spent a number of nights in various locations across Morocco we felt that the Riad Dubai was truly sensational and one of a kind. The staff were incredibly welcoming and Said in particular gave us invaluable advice for our travels in Marrakesh and across Morocco.
The riad is beautifully authentic, most importantly clean and designed to feel as if you are at home rather than in the centre of Marrakesh. The breakfasts at the riad were fantastic and prepared as an when we wanted them (an assortment of moroccan pancakes, yoghurt, bread, honey,jam and olives). It was also possible to have tagines and couscous prepared by Mohammed to eat in the riad or on the terrace, which was perfect when we were too tired to venture to the square and looking for time to relax whilst still enjoying the marvellous sunsets over Marrakesh.
The riad is in a perfect location, just a 5/10 minute walk from Djemaa El-Fina square and a 10 minute taxi-ride to the train station in the nouvelle part of Marrakesh.
The Riad Dubai is a fantastic find and should be recommended to those looking for a short stay or somewhere to begin their travels across Morocco. Truly brilliant, a very big thank you to Said, Mohammed and Mustafa!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Just returned from a five night stay here and was really impressed. Nice rooms and breakfast, and we also had a very good meal one evening. What really made the stay though were the fantastic staff. Especially appreicated the lengths they went to help us with an issue we had whilst there, which did not involve the riad.
Would recommend without reservation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Warm and friendly welcome. Wonderful, freshly made breakfast, ready for you when you wake up.Authentic, comfortable accommodation.Very good location.Staff will go out of their way to help.Kids loved the whole experience.Thank you all for a memorable stay:-)
Anwar & family

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We spent 8 nights in the Riad Dubai hotel. It was a really good experience in Marrakesh. When we first arrived we were welcomed by Mr Said with a cup of mint tea then we were shown how to get around Marrakesh, we were also told the monuments we should visit. Then we met the staff who are Mustafa and Mohammed. The staff were wonderful they welcomed everyone with a smile and they were always wiling to help. Mr Said and the staff will make you feel like it was your own home. I would recommend the Riad Dubai to anyone that is going to Marrakesh.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Address: 41, derb amezmiz - kasbah-bab ksiba, 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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #305 of 1,041 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dubai 3*
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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