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“At Home at La Maison Arabe” 5 of 5 stars
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La Maison Arabe
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #8 of 467 Hotels in Marrakech
New York City, New York
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“At Home at La Maison Arabe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Everything about this elegant, historic riad just a short walk to the medina is perfect. My husband and I stayed at Maison Arabe for three nights the end of September, and we will definitely return! A "must" is taking cooking classes at the hotel's on-site school. I also suggest taking dinner at the restaurant one night for a beautiful- and plentiful- presentation of Moroccan dishes. It was too cool to swim when we where there but the pool area is lovely. La Maison Arabe is a great "oasis" amidst the circus of the square. Do try the cocktails by their talented mixologist and also a few Moroccan wines on their list.

Room Tip: The call to prayer in the pre-dawn hours every morning is unavoidable. Bring ear plugs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 January 6, 2013

Seriously one of my favorite hotels ever. It's exactly what you think a riad in Morocco should be. Amazing decor, beautiful & comfy rooms, great ambience throughout the hotel, and impeccable service.

Our room was on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the pool (room 244). Terrific room, large, good closet space, nice view overlooking the pool and outdoor restaurant/lounge area. It does get loud at night because of the music from the bar and restaurant, but it's not the bad and it does go too late.

The service is terrific. Everyone at the front desk is so wonderful. We spent our last day in Marrakech on our own, so had a lot of questions, and the front desk was so helpful.

The riad is just beautiful itself, lots of sitting areas, nooks, definitely walk around and experience all of it.

We had breakfast here, really good, the best was the woman who sat outside making the Morroccan bread/stuffed crepes to order, delicious! Dinner is also excellent, especially sitting outside overlooking the pool.

My friend and I loved the spa too, we did the traditional hammam, which was different but I really liked it, and the spa itself is just lovely.

The riad is also in a good location for going into the souks, just make sure you have a good map!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the second floor with a view of the pool, it's a nice view and he you can hear...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I came from the 23rd to the the 28th of December at la Maison Arabe. We had 3 rooms for my whole family and were all charmed by the magical atmosphere of the property. Badr the F&B manager, Slim the Chef, Wafa & Fathya the cooking teachers, Abdoula the waiter, Rachid the Barman, Taoufik the Genral Manager, Fabrizio the owner and the whole staff from the SPA, Reception, F&B and Housekeeping reserved their best enthusiasm to pleased my family from our very first second until our check out.

We had an amazing christmas time due to all of them! Thank you very much for your profesionalism, kindness, humor and sense of high quality services!

I ll come back as soon as I will be back in Marrakech, for sure!

Room Tip: They are all stunning! Have a word with Taoufik the General Manager.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I have travelled all over the world and have never experienced such warmth, hospitality and spectacular personal service as we did this past New Year's week at La Maison Arabe. The location is quiet but just a few steps removed from the center of the medina so walking is easy, and exciting.The food was wonderful, the bed extraordinarily and there was nothing we needed that was not provided immediately. Ms. Nabila and her staff went out of their way to accomodate, facilitate and make our stay memorable. We travelled with friends who had the same experience and all 4 of us cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Morocco is on our list of must returns and this hotel is at the very top of that list!

Room Tip: We had a garden room in the older section overlooking the pool which was very pretty and very quiet...
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  • 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 January 3, 2013 via mobile

I can not say enough about how wonderful this hotel is. I rank it as my best hotel experience ever. The hospitality was sincere. I found that the location and authentic - yet luxurious- rooms set it apart from the other hotels.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

First impressions of the hotel was that it was a quaint and cozy Riad tucked away in the enchanting streets of Morocco. Once inside, the incredible staff, especially Youzarsif Hamdassi, made our stay incredible and unforgettable. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to any traveling to Marrakesh. The pool restaurant was beautiful, and the Hammam was one extremely relaxing.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms are beautiful and spacious
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A superb small hotel (26 rooms and suites) within the medina walls. The staff were all excellent and obliging. Nothing was too small or too large for them to assist us with. The food was undoubtedly some of the best we have eaten anywhere. Contrast this with some of the huge and indifferent hotels in and around the "New Town" as we did and you will be very pleased you chose our hotel, unless that is you like clueless staff and no service as in La Palmeria where we went in search of a Japanese restaurant. We ended up back at our hotel and a free glass of champagne offered by our hotel Director who ensured we got a meal even though both his restaurants were fully booked. That's what I call service. The hotel would benefit from a gym and I believe one is planned for 2014 in their country club a short and free taxi ride away. La Maison Arabe is full of beautiful pictures and ornaments and has a heated quite large swimming pool with an even larger but unheated pool at their country club. The hotel made this a holiday to remember as Marrakech itself can be a bit exhausting - a haven of tranquillity in the hustle and bustle of this ancient town. Don't go anywhere else!
Dr K. Amery. Consul Honoraire de France.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#2 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#4 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#7 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Maison Arabe 5*
Number of rooms: 26
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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