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Riad Princesse du desert
No 67 Derb Habib Allah | Quartier Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #32 of 1,066 Marrakech B&B and Inns
New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Mostapha was a wonderful host! Although small (which is expected of a room in a riad), our room was decorated very nicely. Even though we had to report the shower head was broken on the first day, Mostapha promptly had a new one installed. The location is really convenient and breakfast was enjoyable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Had such a wonderful time staying here. The riad was beautifully decorated and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Located in the heart of marrakech we had a really Moroccan experience!! Would recommend to anybody

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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 December 13, 2012

We were alittle worried when we walked a long journey outside of the Medina to the Riad and boy when we reached, the smiles and warmth of Mustafa is just so contagious! He guided us to the square and helped us exchanged money with his friends with a helping smile all the time. The rooms were not big but the service was great. Knowing that I am afraid of cold and that the heater was not working too fine, he offered to bring in a portable heater and more blankets! Breakfast was plentiful and we had some lovely eggs there! We cannot forget the homemade moroccan yogurt we tried which was the best. Overall a really fantastic stay and we cant wait to return again soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We've just arrived back from a 4 night stay at this fabulous little Riad. No doubt it would normally be very quite and tranquil, but given we were generally the only guests there, we were able to liven things up just a little. Mustafa made sure we had a wonderful time and went to great lengths to ensure we were able to play our itunes through their stereo. Rock the Casbah just took on a new meaning !! Rooms are fab, clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast is plentiful (don't be afraid to ask for it outside your room on the balcony during winter months). Mustafa even organised boiled eggs for us. We didn't have an evening meal in the Riad, which was a great pity because we think that would have been a real treat. Hopefully we'll do it next time. The Riads location is ideally placed close to the square and an easy stroll to the taxis. Mustafa will guide you wherever you want to go anyway. In short, we would have no hesitation in staying here again, provided they will still have us !!! Highly, highly recommended .... don't forget to take 'Rock The Casbah' ..... Mustafa will love you !! With luck he'll have mastered how to sing the other bits too .... "She really don't like it ....."
If - like us - you enjoy a drink with your meal, a great restaurant to visit (not far from the square) is 'Dar Nejjarine'. Lovely atmosphere, great food, cheap beer, poor wine.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, but maybe first floor is more private.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

If you are looking for something more personal than a hotel this is a good place to try. Friendly staff, clean rooms with personal design and good homemade cooking, moroccoan style.Just trying to find this wellhidden riad in a dead end street in the medina makes it exotic, but do not worry the staff will follow you in and out of the medina if needed ! The place made us feel that we discovered the Morocco that travel books describe.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were very warm welcomed at the riad. The whole staff took care of us in a most friendly way.They even cooked a fantastic dinner while it was almost midnight. The breakfast on the terrace was great. The rooms are spacious, clean, nicely decorated. The location is as it should be : hidden in the souk. Once inside it is calm and relax. Great place to stay ! We would certainly go back !

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The riad is beautiful and super clean. The location is convenient and safe.

Manuel and the ladies were extremely welcoming and helpful and made our stay super pleasant.

The rooms are beautiful and clean with great ambiance. The deck patio was very nice to have breakfast and they make superb Moroccan tea.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 Princesse du desert

Address: No 67 Derb Habib Allah | Quartier Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 1,066 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Riad (Princesse Du Desert ) Samira opens her new oasis in the heart of the medina Just a few meters from Jemaa El Fna, you will cross a few streets to the famous souk area "Mouassine" to arrive at the Riad. The charming home of Samira and her team will give you immediately the feeling of being with family. You will experience magical moments, like a tale of 1001 nights,The geographical position of Riads is perfect. ... more   less 
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