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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 #327 of 1,054 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Perfect retreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Firstly i would like to thank all the staff especially Housni, Hassan and abdul for making our stay extra special, Siad need not worry ....the boys are doing you proud!.

Not really knowing what to exspect from Marrakech we were dropped off in a taxi just around the corner from our riad, The boys met us and led us through the laberinth streets to our door, quite daunting in the dark if im honest!.
We given the famous mint tea and a little chat on the Do's and Dont's by the log fire ;) We were then given some advice on what trips to do and they could arrange everything for you if you didnt want the hassle of booking it yourself, we booked the Hammanan they reccommended and it was very good.
We were showed to our room which was perfect........if your expecting mod cons and and all the fancy gear to go with it stay in the new town.........if you want to experiance the real Marrakech stay here!. The room was very authentic and clean, lovley big bed and wifi too which was handy and there are no phones anywhere!.

In the morning we slept in which is very unusuall for us...the shutters do such a great job keeping it pitch black and its so quiet we had a lovley lay in. We had breakfast every morning on the roof terrace, as everyones said before pancakes, fresh bread and pastries served in the sunshine, it was a real treat and great start to the day!.And whenever you get up, thats when breakfasts ready!, these boys work 24/7 just to keep you happy, nothing is too much trouble.

The Riad is located in the heart of the Kasbar, every corner you turn has the wow factor, and for a great view try the roof terrace on the Kasbar cafe!. The main square is just amazing and so different day and night, looks great lit up!

We also ventured into the new town......you can get alcohol there and shisha which was nice, as you will struggle in the old town, but thats about all i can say about the new town, nothing special about it really.....(apart from the roof terrace sky bar at Renaissance Hotel!, amazing view at night!).

We had lunch at the riad once, we had chicken Tagine, which was the best on we had whilst we were there!, all the food is good in marraekech, we were warned not to eat street food....but you have to its the best and no bad bellys for us! stall number 1 in the square was very good, be warned they serve white bread with everything, feel like ive eaten a brick since i got home!.

After the hecticness of the souks it really was like heaven coming back to th Riad each evening and seeing the familiar faces always greeted with a smile.
Thankyou again and we wish you all well.

If your thinking of booking yo wont be dissapointed.

Sarah & Rob

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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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  • Rooms
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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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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
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #327 of 1,054 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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