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“Not for the faint hearted” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Hcekarram

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Riad Hcekarram
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Sidi Ben Slimane Kaat Sour No77 | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #401 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Cheshire
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Not for the faint hearted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

We arrived late at night in the Medina where there are hundreds of people rushing about. We were met from the resort hoppa and escorted to the Riad down dimly lit dirty alleys where again there are young men on corners.
On arrival we were given water and shown to our room. ( Jad) The room was very nice but had no space to hang clothes.
On our second day we ventured out of the Riad and were approached a number of times to be shown to the square el fina or shops. These people expect to be paid so beware.
There are not at lot of sight seeing locations to fill a full week if you like to walk.
We visited the square a number of times but you pay double of whatever price is on the menus of the many food stalls. Also expect to be asked for money if you video/photograph anyone in the square. They will pursue you for payment.
Marrakech medina doesn't appear to have changed much in hundreds of years from people on horse back. The difference now is that everyone rides road on mopeds which drive any where which includes Souks, parks and pavements. You are expected to get out of there way
Marrakech is an experience but not one I would repeat or recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Darmstadt, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

This very beautiful RIAD is not easy to find in the northern part of the Marrakech medina. But it is worth the effort - it is absolutely silent there, the owner and his family are very friendly and courteous.
It is a small house, no luxury: no TV, no Swimmingpool - but it is really nice.
We were very happy there.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

Location is completely unnavigable. You will not be able to find this place in the dirty trashed back alleys of the Medina. If you are into dark dirty places with poor plumbing, mangy animals, feeling insecure getting to/from the Riad to/from anywhere and people trying to extort you for money for directions to the Riad, then this is your place. Was met at some alleyway by some individual from the Riad, told that the original place I booked was full. Staff tried to extort money for all sorts of different things, such as the taxi ride (said to be included), tea (said to be included), extra taxes (they just make these numbers up, as I could bargain down the price eventually), and on and on. I realize that's supposed to be the culture, but this is the hospitality industry and the least they could do is be a bit hospitable. God help you if you stay here.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Chester England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

A very friendly place to stay in the heart of the medina. Beautifully decorated with a very pleasant roof terrace. We only stayed for one night as we moved about on this trip, but I would certainly recommend this riad. My teenage sons thoroughly enjoyed the generous, freshly cooked breakfast, too. The staff could not have been more welcoming.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

Romantic Riad hidden in the hearth of the Medina of Marrakech, in a very secret quarter in the north city (Sidi Ben Slimane), not very touristic but very calm.

The Riad is renovated by a frensh Master and decorated by a local Medina Boy "Abdelhadi".
The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent!

Thank you for making our honeymoon so special.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Additional Information about Riad Hcekarram

Address: Sidi Ben Slimane Kaat Sour No77 | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #401 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Hcekarram 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully restored guest house in 2010 by Master Craftsmen hidden in Marrakech medina, keenly priced and very chilled. Riad Hcekarram offers his guests charm, comfort and tranquility.Located in a very old quarter in the north of the Medina, Sidi Ben Slimane, the spiritual part of the ochre city, at 02 steps from the famous Restaurant Dar Zellij. ... more   less 
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