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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 #9 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Nowhere Better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This Riad/Hotel is amazing. The staff is wonderful, the breakfast menu is complete with hot and cold choices and the accommodations are the best anywhere! This is a place I would LOVE to return to. Relaxing and beautiful, it is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Great location in the Medina, easy walk to the market square.

  • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

My family stayed here in December and is by far the friendliest, cleanest mist beautifully decorated hotel we have stayed in on our travels across Europe ending in Marrakesh.
Faultless service and great location

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Out of our whole trip in Morocco, this was our number one Riad! The ambiance of the hotel had a Moroccan theme. The suite was wonderful! It had a spacious balcony which opened into the beautifully decorated courtyard, a huge bathroom and a large closet! Upon arrival the room was covered in rose petals when we entered and they gave us dates to eat. We then had dinner reservations at one of the restaurants and the food was simply delicious and exotic! The next morning we were greeted with an elaborate breakfast buffet consisting crepe and eggs made to our liking. After a long day of walking in the souks, we treated ourselves to a spa/Hamam. The experience was very relaxing and rejuvenating. The managers of the hotel, Aadil and Ibrahim were extremely helpful and courteous! They went out of our way to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied. Another plus side to this hotel is that there was free wifi in the rooms. All in all this hotel went beyond our expectations! Definitely recommended anyone who visits Marrakech to come here!

  • Stayed December 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 January 9, 2013

We just returned from a 5 day stay in Marrakech where we lodged in the Maison Arabe. It is absolutely fabulous: very friendly but discrete staff, gorgeous rooms and delicious meals. And to top this, their spa and hammam is out of this world. I did not want to leave. The location in the old city is perfect as well, as while it is very central it is not part of the crazy busy Souks. We would definitely go there again if we had the opportunity. Prices, given the service and what we would have paid in a comparable hotel in Europe was also reasonable. Make sure you eat once in their traditional Moroccon style restaurant, get a massage and consider a cooking course.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony if you can, we had room 246 which was great as it was on the upper floor, quiet an...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service! Nice muscians in the background! The food was outstanding! We had an issue with the first bottle of wine and they took care of it with no fuss and quickly brought out a new one! I can't say enough how amazing this experience was! One of my companions is a picky eater and she ate every single thing presented to her to the the point of being overstuffed! The price was reasonable for a meal in the states not sure about Morocco. Would reccomend to anyone as a "must do" in Marrakech !!!

  • Stayed December 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 January 8, 2013

We found La Maison Arabe to be of fully five-star quality, and in three important dimensions. Location: it is an oasis of beauty and comfort in the Medina, the old city, easy walking distance to major must-see sights. Facilities: superb combination of several old Riad mansions, including graceful dining in arcades flanking the pool and surprisingly well-equipped stations for the fun cooking class. We found the food to be uniformly excellent. And in the softly lit Hammam we were treated like robed royalty. Service: this was the crowning touch, starting with the warmth of Nabila Dakir, the general manager. Managers usually inhabit a back office, managing staff by direction. She endeared us by how she manages by example, responding instantly to -- even anticipating -- our slightest request. We received smiles and courtesy from everyone on the staff. An example: When Nabila learned that my husband was struggling with bronchitis, she instantly provided restorative "grog." And the next morning, Salima, our server at breakfast, not only provided more but wrote out the recipe. By the end of our six days, we were sad to leave a place where we had been made to feel like family.

Room Tip: Near the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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 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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Additional Information about La Maison Arabe

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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#3 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#9 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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