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“An Oasis of Luxury” 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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Virginia, USA
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“An Oasis of Luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at La Mason Arabe for 3 nights. It was such a wonderful experience, at first glance when you are dropped off by the taxi and walk through the narrow ally you would bet apprehensive as to wht lays ahead. The minute the door is opened for you, you will get engilfed into another world that you never expected to exist. The place is simply gorgeous and unique wheras the blend of traditional and contemporary amenities are married to perfection. Everybody from the doorbell to the General manager were super nice and helpful beyond belief. We did not get to try the restuarants, but the complimentary buffet breakfast was very good, with a blend of Moroccon and western selections and as usual staff that are very attentive to your evey move and need. I personally willnot go anywhere else when I return to Marakech and highly recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a tranquil and pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 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 April 27, 2013

We spent 3 nights here as the culmination of a 14 day tour of Morocco and we couldn't imagine anything better. The inn is made up of several adjoining houses, so be prepared for a lot of steps, but we needed the exercise after the wonderful food. We stayed in Suite 216; very spacious with lots of light, a comfortable balcony overlooking the pool and views of the garden from the sleeping area. Nice choice of amenities in the large bathroom, drinking water was replenished as needed, and lovely decor. After check-in, we were given a tour of the hotel before being shown to our suite where our luggage had already been delivered. We dined in the Moroccan restaurant the first night and the food and service were excellent. The pace was leisurely without being slow. The breakfasts are a combination of buffet (don't miss the homemade yogurt) and eggs or Moroccan crepes cooked to order. Afternoon tea is included and they will serve capuccino if you prefer) along with fresh-baked pastries. We also attended the cooking class which was fun to do, and we had the results for lunch. Dinner at the second restaurant, Trois Saveurs was wonderful. The pool area was transformed with candles and beautiful lighting, excellent food and service. This hotel is a gem!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 April 27, 2013

We stayed in La Maison Arabe for two nights and La Mamounia (the 5++ star hotel) for two nights, and Maison Arabe came out the winner. Authentic, charming, romantic, a little eccentric. Beautifully furnished. Lots of quiet corners. Everything is lit by candles at night and the restaurants have wonderful musicians performing at dinner. Amazing staff, good food, within walking distance of everything (if you like to walk). The hamam is better than La Mamounia. The pool at the hotel is smallish, but they have a large pool and park-area that they take you to by shuttle bus. Couldn't have had a better experience.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 April 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 8 days in one of their 12 suites. It was an oasis of tranquility inside the high walls surrounding this hotel consisting of 6 riads pieced together. At night we couldn't even hear the calls for prayer from the neighbouring mosque. So we didn't need the earplugs and slept very well in the comfortable king size bed. Breakfast in the patio besides the pool is a good start for the day with a wide selection of fresh local fruit juices, yoghurt, fruit salad, eggs etc. This turns into a very romantic restaurant at night when the patio is covered by candlelight. The chicken tagine here can be highly recommended. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly and tries to accomodate as much as possible.
After a day of wandering through the streets and alleys of Marrakech it is very pleasant to be able the next day to relax in the hotel's country club outside the Medina with a good size swimming pool surrounnded by couches shaded by parasols and trees, all in a beautiful setting. It is 15 minutes away by shuttle (once every hour) and here you can also enjoy a light lunch.
The location in town is almost perfect. It takes a stroll of at the most 10 minutes to reach the town's main square. Most restaurants are also within walking distance, provided you have learned to navigate the alleys. We can recommend Le Jardin, Le Foundouk and Maison MK. However taking a local dinner at one of the dinner stands in the main square, especially on Friday evening, is an experience in itself.
The front desk arranged for a car with chauffeur (Youssef who turned out to be an excellent driver) to take us on a day trip to the Atlas mountains which we found very worth while.

  • Stayed April 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 April 24, 2013

I wanted to stay in a riad and was absolutely delighted with La Maison Arabe. The staff were attentive and couldn't do enough for you - particularly the reception staff.
We used the restaurant, the hamam and the country club and were impressed with them all.
The hotel's location is ideal. It is small enough to feel intimate but also big enough not to feel cramped. We would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Fabulous place delicious food and friendly staff, highlight for us was the hotels pool where they drive you in their hotel bus, 15 mins outside the town. There you can enjoy the wonderful pool & lunch in an incredible setting with ponds and beautifully kept gardens. Fantastic

  • Stayed April 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
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Parsberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is the nicest hotel we have ever stayed in and we have stayed at 2 "leading hotels of the world." I read all of the wonderful reviews before going and found them all to be true. It is hard to top what Peter S said as he said it so well. There was so much beauty and detail to take in. The staff was so kind and helpful and everywhere people were waiting to serve you. The food was wonderful. We saw an article there that Winson Churchill used to regularly dine there. --We forgot our camera charger and our camera died. Adil the guest relation manager had a bellboy go out to buy us one. Since our camera was old they could only find a used one. It did not work. Imagine our surprise when we walked into the lobby and they had given us our money back as they sent the bellboy to return it. Then we purchased jewelry in a fixed price shop. Upon returning to the Riad we realized 2 stones were missing. Again Adil came to our resuce by calling them and explaining the situation to them and getting it taken care of for us to exchange it. One morning Adil greeting me with happy birthday wishes. How did he know? I guess when we signed in and had to fill out forms that included our birthdays and from that they took notice. Imagine my surprise that evening when 3 bellboys delivered a little cake to my room. Our favorite part was sitting in the garden restaurant overlooking the pool and listening to the musician playing the gentle Moroccan music. It was magical. Also, the pool was heated and when we got out they served us tea by the pool. Tea and pastries are served each afternoon for free. We also took the cooking class and it was delighful and informative. We will never forget this experience. We had the garden view and I highly recommend it. It was worth every penny.

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  • Stayed April 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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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
#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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