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“Excellent Riad in a Quiet but Central Location” 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 #311 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Riad in a Quiet but Central Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I chose to stay at the Riad Dubai based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. This is not a luxury riad (so do not expect marble floors and swimming pools!) but the service, welcome and location make it a wonderful place to stay! Clean and well kept throughout with traditional rooms with real attention to detail made this a wonderful hub from which to explore the city. Only a 15 min walk from Djemaa el Fna and the souks this was a surprisingly quiet neighbourhood. Based in a residential area the riad felt very safe and cosy. The highlights of the accommodation are the roof garden, the wonderful breakfast and most of all the friendly staff. This was a birthday present for my husband and I recommend the Riad Dubai for couples. I can only recommend that the owner praises current staff for their attitude and keeps up these high standards of service.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We really loved our two one-night stays in Riad Dubai in the heart of Marrakech. Big soft beds, luxurious bathrooms and traditional decor throughout made it a great place to start and end our Moroccan adventure.The staff were excellent and made a big fuss of our two under-10 boys. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed January 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 January 31, 2013

I read the reviews so was expecting a great experience, and I was not disappointed. Said and his staff cannot do enough for you. The food is great, the riad is clean and authentic and it is in a quiet residential area a short walk from the 'action' of Djemaa el Fna and the souks. They will arrange any experience you are looking for, from cooking, to treks to a Hammam. I won't stay anywhere else on my next visit! Well worth the money!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a small, traditional Riad conveniently located at the edge of the Medina. Although the building and decor are very traditional, all necessary modern conveniences are available to you. The rooftop garden, where we ate breakfast every day, deserves a mention as it is so beautiful. All the staff (with a special thank you to Mustapha and Lahssin) are very friendly and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them - you just need to ask and it appears! We had a wonderful seven days in Marrakech, made more special by our stay at the Riad Dubai.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at this riad in december. Although not plush or luxurious it is comfortable and exceptionally welcoming. The staff cannot do enough for you and were really helpful with advice and in sorting out taxis etc. Not a family hotel necessarily but quiet and in a convenient location. We enjoyed every minute.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

went to Marrakesh with my wife and 2 children, I had emailed the riad asking if they could arrange for us to be collected at the airport, as promised a representative from the riad was there waiting for us. we were taken to the nearest street to the riad where Mustafa one of the riads staff was waiting for us, we were escorted to the riad and offered a glass of fresh morrocon mint tea and made to feel at home. Said the owner sat down with us and explained the do's and dont's and then we were shown our room which was home away from home. Clean rooms, comfortable beds and fresh smelling bed sheets. The next morning breakfast was plentiful consisting of fresh breads, pastries, fresh orange juice, coffee and more, this was served on the roof terrace with service that surpassed even 5 star hotels, and this service continued throughout our stay. Excursions were booked via the riad and were trouble free. the main square was a 15/20 min walk from the riad. To sum it up an excellent Holiday due mainly because of the service and attention from the riad, (especially Mustafa and the rest of the staff)
we would highly recommend riad Dubai.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

My friends and I went to Morocco for 12 days but, beyond reserving rooms at Riad Dubai for the first few days with vague plans of heading toward the Sahara, we arrived on Said’s doorstep with nothing arranged.

I won’t elaborate on the rooms and ambience of Raid Dubai except to say that I loved everything about it – you can read all of the positive comments from others. Instead I want to focus on a couple of special things that Said helped us with:

1. My friend and I wanted to go to a hammam – and not one of the ones that caters to the tourist trade. We wanted to go to the real thing, the public hammam that the women in the Kasbah use. Once Said was satisfied that we knew what we were getting ourselves into, he arranged for one of the women who cleans the rooms at the Riad to help us out. She arrived at the agreed upon time, bringing with her everything we would need except the black soap and the kiis, which we bought at a little place on our way to the hammam. We paid 12 MAD to use the hammam and Said had suggested 30 MAD each as a tip to the woman who took us there and scrubbed us. For me, the hammam experience was one of the highlights of our trip; a glimpse into the lives of the women in Morocco that you could never get otherwise. Definitely not for the modest, or for someone looking for Western-style pampering, but it will remain as a punctuation mark in my pretty extensive travels. Based on Said’s reaction to our request, I don’t think this is something many women ask for but he will make it happen for you if you want it.

2. We decided we wanted to rent a car and drive ourselves for the remainder of our trip so we could go at our own pace. Said found a car for us to rent – not through one of the agencies, but a nice young man who owned a couple of cars for rent. He brought a nearly new Renault to the Riad for our inspection and approval and we agreed upon a price of about $47/day. Although we were very confident in the car’s ability to get us around and the young man to take care of us if there was a problem, Said also took responsibility and asked us to call him personally if there were any problems at all. That little car took us over the High Atlas in the snow and over some questionable “roads” all the way to Merzouga and back without a hitch.

The entire staff at Riad Dubai could not have been more helpful or hospitable. We felt very much at home while we were there, whether sitting and reading in the small salon or drinking wine around the fire in the evening. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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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 #311 of 1,046 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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