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“Highly over rated” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mustapha Blaoui

Mustapha Blaoui
142 - 144 Arset Aouzale, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 71 Shopping in Marrakech
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Danville, California
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“Highly over rated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Went here after reading so much so about it but was very disappointed -
Asked for tea pots and they only had 4 or 5 decorative ones. Kept making me climb stairs and there was nothing there -
Not helpful atall -
Same prices as the four seasons hotel shop !

Visited June 2013
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Uppsala, Sweden
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“Nr 144”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Recommended to visit if you want to see a truly fantastic and magical shop. It is hidden behind door 144. As it should be in Marrakech - the quest is to find the treasures behind the doors. Find the door and enter. Do not expect any sign, just look for nr. 144.

Visited January 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Amazing shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

For anyone interested in interior this shop is heaven. They have several rooms and floors packed with treausures. Lanterns, ceramics, furniture, mirrors, textiles... It's good quality pieces, and you will find many unique things. It's not very cheap, this place is about quality and beautiful things. A must if you're looking for interior!

Visited February 2012
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marrakech
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“Known by number 144!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

This "Aladdin's Cave" really does live up to that cliche. It's situated on Rue Bab Doukkala (heading towards Dar el Bacha it's on the left just before the last lane on the left) but you'll need sharp eyes to find it! All you will see is a large, studded wooden door with 144 picked out in studs at the top. There's a keyhole door inset which is more often than not closed or just ajar. Don't be shy, knock and if no-one answers just go in. It's the softest sell in Marrakech, no "come in, just for looking", no following you round trying to persuade you to buy. You can take your time browsing and if you don't feel like buying at the time they will just say thanks for visiting. Amazing really. It's set around an initial courtyard and then at the far left you go downstairs and find another 3 floors. Everywhere you look there are treasures, from the smallest bookmarks to huge pieces of beautiful furniture, fabrics, lanterns, objets d'art, candlesticks, mirrors and just about anything you could imagine. It's not a cheap shop but genuine quality goods are obviously going to be more expensive than tourist tat. They don't really haggle much so forget the usual bargaining marathon. Definately worth a visit for the discerning traveller.

Visited November 2011
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