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“Super Comfort and Great Service” 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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“Super Comfort and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I am so very happy that we found La Maison Arabe. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The Riad itself is well situated, extremely clean, and well cared for. What set this place apart however was the incredibly supportive staff. They responded to each and every request we had and always with a smile. When we were ripped off a little while shopping they even interceded with the shop keeper to get our money back!

The food in the restaurants and bar was terrific and of course the service was great as well.

When you go there be sure to go to the Moroccan cooking class - it's truly world class as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I agree with the other reviews though having stayed in a beautiful riad in Essaouira (Riad Chbanate) La Maison Arabe felt much more like a hotel than a Riad. The service was excellent, the Jazz bar is a beautiful space as are many of the small lounges and courtyard spaces. The rooms (in the modern part of the hotel) were good though lacked some Moroccan charm or feel for me. The rooms in the original part of the hotel might be better.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghaffouli, General Manager at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Esteemed Client,
Many thanks for the kind words you have written about our establishment, and for the opportunity to explain to Tripadvisor members what we feel distinguishes our hotel from a traditional riad property. La Maison Arabe has evolved over the years by combining five adjoining riads and the former stables of the pasha’s palace. Most riad properties in Marrakech have a central courtyard, and between 3 and 8 guestrooms. We have numerous lounges and patios, 26 rooms and suites, and a staff of 100. We strive to provide the personalized service of a smaller riad property, while offering at the same time the amenities typical of larger hotels: 2 restaurants, a piano bar, a wellness center with 2 large hammams and 5 massage rooms, a cooking school with workstations for 10 participants, a boutique, room service, laundry service, and a 24-hour front desk. We also offer our guests a choice of two swimming pools: on-site in the medina, and one set in luxuriant gardens, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle. So we like to think of ourselves as a “riad-hotel”, offering clients a traditional medina experience that combines the beauty and charm of a riad property with the amenities and service of a hotel.
Respectfully yours,
Taoufik Ghaffouli
General Manager
La Maison Arabe
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My partner and I were recommended this place by a friend. We decided to go for dinner as our friend had said it was the best place they went to during their stay in Morocco.
We didn't make a reservation, but we got there well before the restaurant opened for the evening. We went to the bar and had drinks while we waited. The decor was just absolutely stunning!
The staff were super friendly and extremely efficient. With our drinks they served us a variety of little nibbles such as nuts, olives and peppers, which was such a nice touch.
The restaurant was as equally gorgeous, we were seated next to the pool and there were candles lit everywhere giving it a very romantic feel.
They had two men on acoustic guitars singing, which added to the experience.
The food was amazing and was my favourite during our stay in Marrakech.
I highly recommend this place to all! It is just totally fab in every way!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent 4 nights as my family wanted to experience a different culture. Marrakech was certainly that, but despite heat in the 40's and Ramadam it was well worth it. You have to be careful, but we didn't find intimidating, ate In the square, bartered and loved the vibrant activity. In the middle of this La Maison was a wonderful oasis of calm. The rooms luxurious, the staff great and breakfast in the courtyard by the pool wonderfully calming. Being in the Medina made us feel even more absorbed. The hotel also has a Kasbah/country club that you reach by shuttle bus. After a half day walking the souks this was fantastic. The hotel also recommended great restaurants. We then spent a week at the Sofitel in essaouira which made this more traditional hotel a special comparison.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We travelled with our 5 children (ranging from 10 to 21) to this hotel for a long weekend. It was probably one of the best hotels we have ever visited and as a family we travel extensively. The service was amazing, we were stuck in Agadir unable to get to Marrakesh due to Ramadan, the hotel just arrange to collect us, nothing was any trouble. The Guest Services Manager Adil arranged some wonderful restaurant's and a guide to show us the sites who was fantastic. My daughters' and I did the cookery course run by the hotel which was lovely and gave an insight into Moroccan cooking. In weather was very hot in August but the hotel has a country club close by with a free transfer, once you arrive you are greeted by the staff who offer you a free welcome drink, the pool is lovely. A tranquil place to relax away from the bustle and heat of Marrakesh. The location is great as you are within the city walls so can walk most places. My husband tried the spa which was lovely.
I would recommend this place, we loved it so much we extended our stay.

  • Stayed August 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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I stayed at the La masion Arabe September. 2012. My stay was outstanding in every way possible. From the location to the excellent service by the staff and the afternoon tea and my our visit up the atlas mountains. we were also given tips and advice whereon sights and sounds and one starter I had in the restuarant was mouth wateringly good. A must go place to stay when in marraksesh the main square is a three minute walk.

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  • Stayed September 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

When we arrived we didn't know what to expect but were quickly reassured that this was going to be a great experience the minute we stepped into the hotel. We were wowed by the stunning decor and the really friendly and inviting staff. Having stayed for over a week we enjoyed everyday of our family holiday as this hotel helped us plan our excersions so that we had the best possible experience.
The food was also lovely traditional moroccan food and as a result we found ourselves eating in the hotel most evenings.
Cannot wait to go back again soon!

  • Stayed September 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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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:
#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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