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La Maison Arabe
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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“Total pampered relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The entrance to the hotel down a pedestrian alley was daunting, but actually characterizes the whole place, understated private luxury. There was enough to do within the premises that you didn't need to get out if you didn't want to. The staff helped us with taxis, excursions. Restaurants lovely. Cooking school lots of fun. The spa - awesome. We asked them how they managed to light all the candles - there are thousands! Afternoon tea, graciously offered and served by the staff was naturally included in the price of the suite, as were fresh flowers.
The two swimming pools are great. Within the hotel in the middle of the restaurant, it works. And the external pool and its garden is lovely. Be aware, they have no license to serve alcohol outside the hotel and the food at the garden was basic. Bring earplugs, the mosque is close-by.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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taftaf, General Manager at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience on your last stay. It is always a pleasure to hear such wonderful comments from our guests.I will share your nice comments with our team.
Taoufik Ghaffouli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is an uneven affair.Particulary since the decision was made to extend the hotel.One part now is luxury,shows its old class,the other side has a touch of Ramadan or Howard Johnson in it.The bar is cozy,as usual,the restaurant,Moroccan,is average,but pretty.The neighborhood is typical Medina,hustling and bustling ,with its own charme.La maison Arab is still competitive,yet the dust of history and the desert has touched it.There are others,better managed,la Sultana for example and the Villa des orangers.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend at the start of November and had a wonderful time.

On arrival, the hotel frontage isn't in any way ostentatious and is relatively small and unassuming. It's only when you enter the building that you realise how wonderful the hotel is.

The hotel has its own swimming pool, 3 restaurants and a number of rooms; which are spread across 2 floors.

We stayed in one of the junior suites and it was a spacious room with all of the things you'd expect such as minibar and air con Etc.

We ate in their Moroccan restaurant on our first night and the food was really good. Breakfasts are buffet style and are again really good.

Didn't get to try the pool sadly as it was 10 degrees outside and was very cold!

The hotel is also well situated in the medina and we got a guide from the hotel to walk us round the labyrinth of souks and to also show us the historic buildings. (Half a days worth of tour cost about £25 and it was well worth the money)

We ate at Le Foundouk one evening and the food there was a delight. Would really recommend this as part of your stay. The hotel sorted out the booking for us.

All in all, this was a great first time trip to Marrakech and it was made even better by and excellent hotel with super friendly staff!

I'd have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.







  • Stayed November 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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Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience on your last stay. It is always a pleasure to hear such wonderful comments from our guests.I will share your nice comments with our team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Everything about our four night stay was beyond our expectations. The staff were friendly and responsive. The meals were outstanding and the atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderfully romantic and peaceful. The spa was beautiful and the hamam treatment was delightful. Our junior suite was large and beautifully decorated. Can't imagine a better place to stay if you want personal and attentive service in a beautiful setting

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This riad hotel is one of the best places i have stayed in the world. The building and furnishings are charming, lots of rooms with open fires, beautifully furnished, leading one off the other and opening onto charming courtyards. The staff especially on reception are just so helpful. On the last day we had a late evening flight and had to be out of our room by 12.00 noon, reception gave us another room where we could leave our cases and freshen up until we departed. Apart from a lovely breakfast (try the homemade yoghurt), afternoon tea was also included, served between 3-6pm. You could have any type of tea or coffee with a selection of small Moroccan pastries. This riad also had a country club where a courtesy bus would leave on the hour to take you to the outskirts of the city to a beautiful swimming pool set in an exotic garden where drinks and snacks were also served. This was a fantastic facility that other riads did not offer. Try this riad - you will not be dissapointed. - amanda holt

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sigriswil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We enjoyed staying in this very well appointed Riad very much. The very personal and excellent service we enjoyed vey much.
The location is easy to reach by car and still in the Medina. Food very likeable.

  • Stayed November 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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Tadworth, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Really impressive and beautiful riad. Excellent location for the Medina, square and the new town. Staff were polite,helpful, friendly and informative. Service was top class especially at the reception and our room was impeccably clean with very regular towel changes. Breakfast buffet was very good with a wide selection of choices. We were able to use the shower facilities before our late flight after checking out which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 1 Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#2 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#3 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#8 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Maison Arabe 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This legendary and prestigious hotel boasts 26 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, a new spa, and a choice of 2 large swimming pools (on-site in the medina or at the hotel's country annex, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle). The hotel's world-famous Moroccan cooking workshops have become a "must-do" activity in Marrakech. Frommer's describes La Maison Arabe as "the epitome of Moroccan elegance." ... more   less 
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