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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 #7 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Absolute Bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This hotel is a little slice of heaven on earth! I have stayed in lots of hotels around the world but La Maison Arabe is by far my favourite. What sets it above the rest is the faultless service. Unlike so many hotels, the staff are so genuine and really do want you to have the best possible stay in their city. From the moment you walk through the door of the hotel, you become part of their family.

This combined with the stunning interior décor, the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, the delicious food, the perfect location, and a hamman experience not to be missed, makes this the best place to stay in Marrakech. And if this is not enough, you have the opportunity of getting away from the heat and noise of the city and lazing by the pool at the spectacular country annex.

Our stay at La Maison Arabe last November was one of the best holidays I have ever had. After our first night stay in a basic room, which was lovely and had everything we needed, the hotel very kindly upgraded us. Due to me being a very light sleeper I found this room a little noisy, so we were upgraded yet again. For some, the idea of changing rooms three times in a four night stay might sound awful, but it was actually great fun. With each of the rooms being uniquely decorated, it was a great opportunity to experience a variety of them. And it was completely hassle free as whilst we were out enjoying the city the staff moved all our belongings.

I had always loved my visits to Marrakech; it’s such an exciting place. However, staying at La Maison Arabe last time made my holiday so much more wonderful. Can’t wait to get back again!

  • Stayed November 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 March 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a good place to stay in Marrekesh. We had a very spacious room with a semi-private patio. However, friends we were travelling with had a smaller room and were not as enthusiastic about theirs for that reason. In short, not all rooms are created equal.

This riad (we learned that a riad always means a large house (mansion) that has been converted into a hotel) was super clean and super quiet. Our group set up a cooking lesson that everyone liked. We did not attend it because we were too tired from a long day, but we were NOT charged for it despite a last minute cancellation. I appreciated that.

BTW: this is the first review I have ever written for any hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Visiting Marrakech has been on my bucket list for decades. It was such a disappointing city - it is filthy dirty, polluted, and full of traffic and people harassing travelers. It is almost as bad as Port-au-Prince (Haiti). This hotel is superb - the service is outstanding and the location is great - but I would never go back simply because it us such an awful atmosphere in town. Food is also good. Note that there are tons of steps & stairs - it is challenging for anyone with bad knees! Don't go to the "country club" pool - it is not heated and there are stray cats everywhere. The garden is full of weeds.

Stayed March 2013
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Ghaffouli, General Manager at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Madam,
Thank you for your critique and the nice things you say regarding the service, location and food at our hotel.
I would like to mention to readers that La Maison Arabe's rooms and suites are either "Patio Side" or "Garden Side". The Garden Side accommodations are accessible by elevator (there is only one other riad-hotel property in the medina of Marrakech that has one), so anyone with bad knees or mobility issues should ask for one of our Garden Side rooms.
We are sorry you did not enjoy our country annex property. You saw it in the middle of winter, when the vegetation is least interesting; the bougainvillia, roses and jasmin which fill the garden should start blooming soon.
It is a country property, and we are in Morocco, so a few stray cats will sometimes by a part of the landscape. Nevertheless, we are working to keep the cats away...in a humane manner which involves catching them, and liberating them much further outside the city.
You are correct that our country annex pool is not heated. However, I should mention that our other pool -- at the hotel -- is heated in winter.
We regret that you did not enjoy Marrakech. Like may other vibrant cities worldwide, it often generates strong reactions and opinions, positive or negative. However, anyone who visited Marrakech 10 years ago would have to agree that the city has made huge strides in cleaning it up, and that Marrakech today is a much cleaner city than in the past. That said, there's still work to be done, particularly in raising public awareness regarding littering.
Taoufik Ghaffouli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the incredible warmth and romantic ambience at the riad. I just want to return. The Hammam was quite an experience. The staff in the entirety of the hotel were incredibly hospitable. The decor was so beautiful. It was pricey but worth every Dirham. We have already began planning our next trip back.

  • Stayed March 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 March 7, 2013

We spent 5 nights at La Maison Arabe. From the moment we arrived we felt so very welcome and felt as if our comfort and enjoyment was a high priority to the staff. On arrival we were shown around the hotel which is beautiful. It has many areas to sit, both inside and out. Each area has its own charm. Our bedroom (216) was lovely and had a small terrace. There are two restaurants - both are very good. Attention to detail was faultless - free tea and biscuits every afternoon, free bottled water in our room, fires lit if the weather was cool, nothing was too much trouble. The Spa in the basement is delightful. The hotel also has a larger swimming pool and garden facility which can be reached by a free shuttle service. Lunch is available by the pool. A very nice area. The cookery course is worth doing. If only all hotels were run as well as this one!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The grace and beauty of this hotel and its staff are hard to equal anywhere. Architecturally beautful, perfectly located, it was simply one of the nicest, most hospitable places I have ever stayed. The breakfasts and dinners were first rate and the hamman is an experience not to be missed. A very special place to visit and to enjoy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 March 6, 2013

Good, real Euopean standard. clean, friendly, good food. In the centre of Marakesh. Authentic building, well furnitured. Be careful of fake guides whos say they work in the hotel. They've got a good Hamman as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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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*
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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