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“Not recommended.” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Kennaria
10 rue El Kennaria, Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #642 of 1,057 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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3 hotel reviews
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“Not recommended.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We got a different room than we booked, which looked horrible and wasn't what we asked for. Owner/ receptionist was rude and not helpful. We arrived late at night so we had no choice but to stay, otherwise we definitely would have left.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at El Kennaria because it was centrally located, a block from the square with lots of opportunities for bargaining and shopping. Several museums were within walking distance. The second room we had was newly furnished and quite nice. It was quiet and cool when we needed it to be. A good breakfast was included. The staff was friendly and helped us with transportation and sites, so we were quite content.

Room Tip: The first room we had was in the back, small with no window to the outside. The second one was stre...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Took a cooking class teached by Adil and it was absokutely amazing! A hands-on approach, with tips & tricks on how to cook the perfect couscous!

Highly recommend to anyone who wants to have a great experience and learn about traditional morroccan cuisine.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

After viewing a number of Riads on arrival to Marrakech, we (I was accompanied by my mum and two children) stumbled upon El Kennaria. The rooms upstairs had air conditioning. No.16 was the best from my experience. The hotel was clean and the staff went out of their way to accommodate our every need. More importantly the staff, neighbours and friends made us welcome. My son experienced some sickness after our stay in the Sahara, but the hotel staff made sure he was well attended to and checked up on him every few hours.
The roof terrace is a great place to relax and socialise in the evenings away from the maddening crowd.

Room Tip: Room 16 has air conditioning. Generally the rooms upstairs have more space.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

i wrote about this hotel before,one year ago.i feel the neeed to add some info on the changes at the hotel.
they have now made it a combined restaurant/hotel..many people come in from the street to eat day or night,
or have a shisha in the roof teracce or even to watch football matches.all this can be disturbing if
you look for a peacefil chill ot, but the atmosfere is still very good,and the staff friendly and helpful.
a shame they had new pillows in,and they are not as good as the old ones;too big for me..not all the rooms have private bath..

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

On arriving in Marrakech we found our riad was over booked and as it was late we just settled for the riad next door it was one of the worst places I have stayed. The next day we got up early to find somewhere else and we came across Hotel El Kennaria - such a blessing!

The staff were friendly, we were able to choose the best room for our stay and got a great price. Breakfast is included and is a perfect start to the day. All the staff were so helpful with booking tours, recommending restaurants and any other questions we had. The roof terrace was a bonus and there is also a restaurant.

I would say if you can, stay in a room on the first floor just because the rooms are a little more private and are lighter, I found the 2 different rooms we stayed in to be clean and well presented. everything you need a bed, and a bathroom, if your looking for luxury go somewhere else but if you want something with a traditional Moroccan feel with friendly staff and that is safe and warm this place is ideal.

I can't recommend it enough

Room Tip: First floor rooms are the best
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

It is unfortunate that the facilities in the rooms let down this beautifully decorated Riad/hotel smack in the middle of the medina. We used 3 rooms all extremely bare, one had No windows, other had a bathroom with shower opposite handbasin and u need to use sideways and no towel rails, and All had no heating, terribly cold at nights. Shame because lovely staff and decor. We checked out after the first night, hope they do something about it.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 10 rue El Kennaria, Derb Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #642 of 1,057 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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