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“Perfect location for little and often” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Asrari
42 Derb Derdouba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #126 of 463 Hotels in Marrakech
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3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location for little and often”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We booked Riad Asrari through a Voyage Prive offer, and we're pleased we visited.
The other reviews on Tripadvisor are accurate; location means it is tucked away, as a women I'm glad that I had a man with me. We stayed for 5 nights and that was enough. Because it was easy for us to visit the souks and the main square; we tended to visit little and often. It was nice to go up onto the roof terrace in the afternoon to sit in the sun and read a book.

We arrived after an early flight, but had to wait until 4pm to check-in. So, have a look at your flight times! Our Voyage Prive offer said that there was afternoon tea/ coffee each day between 4pm-5pm; thIs never materialised but would have been a nice touch after a long day in the souks.
We also realised that sound-proofing at the Riad wasn't great - especially as our room was right next to the kitchen/ laundry! We could hear them and they could hear us (a bit embarrassing!). It would also would have been nice to have our towels and bedlinen refreshed whilst we were there.

Aside from that, the staff at the riad were welcoming, kind, and attentive; it was very clean and a real haven from the madness outside. I would definately recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ve been there for 4 nights and it was all about calm and beauty... if you like to feel like a princess. Each rooms are decorated with wonderful taste for the details. Cleanness and good service. The staff is very nice and willing to help you by giving you good advices. Internet on the terrace, the room and the lobby. It was 40 degres when we get there and the only thing is that you have to add 100 dhm, about 10 euros per night to get the air conditioner in your room. Also there s no fruits served at breakfast but very good home made cake.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Riad Asrari in March, the riad was beautifully decorated and clean, we stayed in the Japanese suite which was a lovely and spacious, and opened onto the court yard. On our first night we booked dinner at the riad which was excellent, and it was lovely to sit up on the roof terrace for dinner, the roof terrace was also a nice place to sit and relax during the day. The staff at the riad were all very accommodating and more than happy to help. On our last night they booked a table for us at a nearby restaurant Dar Yacout which is well worth a visit.
The Riad is well located and is a only a 15 minute walk from the main square through the souks, which are a short walk away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Don't let where this Riad is situated put you off it, it is a hidden gem, a stunning oasis in the hubbub of Marrakech. Just a short walk, about 10-15 minutes from the souks, and about 20 minutes from the main square, it is ideally situated to be away from the hurly-burly. We travelled as two couples, although I am not sure I would have wanted to be in this area if I was on my own, as a woman, or with just female friend(s), as to reach the Riad, you have to walk down alleys/back streets. (Hence only 'average' for the location.)
Our suite was lovely and light, with an en-suite bathroom that included a bath and a separate shower, the room was up a flight of tiled stairs, from the courtyard, where the two tortoises were to be found, following the sunlight on the tiled floor.
We were greeted by Agil, who never stops smiling, with mint tea and biscuits and then shown to our room.
Up another flight of stairs to the outdoor terrace, a lovely sunny spot, with plenty of sun loungers and comfy furniture, where we spent many happy hours, soaking up the sun, and relaxing with our Kindles. The terrace also held the beautifully decorated tent, where we had breakfast, a lovely extra room.
The girls/ladies who work in the Riad are so kind, and welcoming, as are all the staff.
Breakfast was plentiful, although the same each day - yogurt; bread; pancakes and cake, with jams and honey, fresh orange juice and tea or coffee. All beautifully presented.
We did not eat an evening meal at the Riad, but on reading the Guest Book at the end of our stay, several comments would indicate the the set meal was very good, so perhaps we missed a trick. The cost of the meal is 30 euros, which is about average for a restaurant meal.
All in all, a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: The suites are worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My sister and I stayed at Riad Asrari in January and we would definitely recommend staying here!! We got an upgrade to the African suite which was beautiful. Upon arrival Agil, the receptionist, greeted us and sat us in the serene courtyard. He brought us some Moroccan tea an the most amazing biscuits we've ever had.

The service at the riad was faultless. The rooms were immaculate and clean. Breakfast was great - though there was so much food!! Agil was always more than happy to book us spa days, tables at restaurants and airport transfers.

The location is great, not too long of a walk to the main square and souks but also near to the new city as well. It isn't in a tourist area so it's lovely to see the traditional Moroccan way of life. As a group of girls on holiday, the first day was daunting walking from the riad, but the locals are friendly but the men do have different cultural attitudes than we are used to in the UK.

We would definitely recommend staying here!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed here for a few days. It was lovely , clean and well decorated but the area was not so good. To reach it you have to walk down alleys and it is unnerving for women travellers. We were accosted by locals wanting money for showing us the way, un unpleasnt experience so be warned.

Room Tip: There are only four or five rooms all looked nice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Yorkshire, England
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had already used accommodation in France owned by the same people who own this Riad so were full of expectation before we arrived.

Our expectations were blown away by the comfort and hospitality we received at Riad Asrari!

We were greeted and looked after throughout most of our stay by Adil (said as Agil - sorry if this is wrong!). A hive of information and always on hand when we needed anything.

The Riad itself was spotless - constantly being cleaned. The room was attended to twice a day.

Each room is individually furnished - we count our selves as being very lucky....we received a phone call from the owners before we left the UK asking us if we would like the Japanese Suite instead of the Indian Room we had booked - giving us more space during our 7 night stay - we cannot thank them enough for this generous upgrade.!

We also received a phone call from the owners during breakfast on our first day making sure that we were settle in and everything was okay. In addition they arrived at the Riad just before our last day so we were able to meet them in person.

Our only regret? Not spending more time in the Riad as opposed to the busy streets of the Medina!!

Don't hesitate to book if you are thinking of going to Marrakech.

Room Tip: All the rooms and suites in the Riad are beautifully appointed and are to a high standard
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Riad Asrari

Address: 42 Derb Derdouba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#108 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#117 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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