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“An oasis among the chaos of Marrakesh” 5 of 5 stars
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Les Jardins de La Koutoubia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 Rue de la Koutoubia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #170 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“An oasis among the chaos of Marrakesh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Been to N Africa before and love to be in the centre but that can be overwhelming. We didn't want to stay in the more soulless new area though and this hotel turned out to be perfect. It's a 5 minute walk from Jemaa El Fna and the sights and sounds of the city but once you go in it's an absolute haven. We were upgraded to a suite in the new part, which was huge, spotless and beautifully decorated Moroccan style- there was even an indoor fountain and rose petals were put everywhere. Sheets changed daily and service across the board was polite and very smiley. There are 3 restaurants- we were half board and it was a very good deal. Few issues for a vegetarian coeliac but I had a lot of omelettes and veggie tajines, Indian restaurant was particularly good too. We had great weather for Jan and the heated pool on 3rd floor was a blessing as was the Clarins Spa. We did a couple of trips with a guide via the hotel which were just us so pretty laid back- 2 long days, 1 into Atlas Mountains and 1 to Essouiria. They were good value and well worth the drives which were in very comfy 4 wheel drives. Loved the souks as ever and also the Marjorelle Gardens and a day of tombs, storks and palaces- got lost but no-one anything but helpful. I reckon there is far less hassle then 10 years ago and people are just trying to make a living. A lot of smiling and polite thank yous go a long way wherever you are in the world. Did but some great bargains from tin makers square too and fabulous week away at miserable time of year.

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  • Stayed January 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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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is the place to stay in Marrakech. The location is fantastic--just away from the main square and great food, shopping and sites. In addition, the property is totally private and absolutely gorgeous. The staff if fantastic--very helpful and friendly with kids and grown-ups alike. This is a good choice for families with the wonderful restaurants in house and 3 pools but it's not overrun with children and I'd definitely head there for a romantic stay as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

the hotel was beautiful. its a real get away from the busy streets of marrakech. the staff are friendly and helpful. our room was the mini suite and had a view of the patio- definitle would recommend this hotel to anyone

the hotel has three restaurants- indian on the terrace, morrocan and french on the ground floor. we went to all of them and found the food lovely. in fact there was some entertainment when we went for dinner at the morrocan restaurant- with a pair of men playing what im guessing was native music (think guitar and drum) and a bellydancer also made an entrance- i would reccomend that the hotel make this a "bigger" thing. as we really enjoyed it.

we also visited the spa and had a pedicure done- the staff were really helpful and did a good job

overall a good solid five star hotel, worth the money

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Tripadivsor said it was good, but that is understated.
Could not fault it, every thing was perfect.
Had 3 pools!!!!!
Wonderful spa, bar and staff.

We had Our room upgraded....wow!!
We had rose petals on the bed and in the bathroom every day.

Can highly recommend.
We booked this trip with expiadia and the price was amazing for a 5 star hotel.

Would recommend to anybody.

  • Stayed November 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Amazing hotel located really close to the main square ,opposite mosque.Inside its typically Morrocan,staff really helpfull,food very good,and exceptionally clean.We used the swimming pool on the roof which is heated as it was November,also the Indian resturant in the hotel was worth a visit.Medditeraneen resturant also lovely.In the evening the piano was a must offering drinks.It was a safe peacefull haven inside the hotel compared to the madness of the souks outside.I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone and would definately go back.We were also upgraded to a junior suite ,this was fantastic.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 November 7, 2012

This was our second stay. It is not a riad but an hotel. It is not new and, to be honest, it reflects this in some parts. Our room (2 adults + 6 year old child) was very big. It is close to a mosquee so you can hear the muezzin calling at 5.30 in the morning but it was not noisy, it just added charme to the place. On the first day we found both our bed and the child's one covered with roses and petals and some fruit to be eaten. Good breakfast with also an egg station and a crepes one. Close to the swimming pool on the first floor there is the international restaurant, where you can have salads and burgers for lunch. Before dinner we enjoyed a Negroni and a glass of wine (they brought some peanuts with them) in front of the swimming pool before having dinner in the Medina (where alcohol is forbidden in many restaurants, beware!). The location could not be beaten; you turn the road and you find yourself in the Djeema el Fna but you are also close to Mohammed V avenue where you can catch a taxi to go wherever you want. The location of the famous hotel Mamounia is not at all so good as this one. Staff was very nice: a bee stang me one night and one of the piano bar waiter was so helpful to take off the bee point from my arm and to bring me some ice without even asking

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Amersfoort, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a truly outstanding hotel. First of all, it is huge, but it never feels that way. The different sections of the hotel, are all well furnished, decorated and kept brilliantly. The rooms are huge (we had two fully equipped bathrooms!) and fairly quiet. Fairly, because (as in many hotels) the cleaning crews start early, and if that is in the room directly above, you might as well get up - the noise! That same crew makes a pattern with rose leafs everyday on your bed - very romantic.
The hotel ouzes old world charm, without it being opressive. The breakfast is great, with fresh juices, fruits, all types of bread and anything you could wish for. The ground floor restaurant is also good, but not outstanding. It is however on a much higher scale than any restaurant in the vicinity of the hotel, so if you're not willing to walk in the dark medina or take a taxi, you might as wll eat here. They make great cocktails (especially mojito's) in the pianobar, but both me and my wife where wondering if there was any alcohol in them, as we couldn't detect any. The location of this hotel is absolutely superb - right in the thick of it, just a minute's walk from the main square. It is arguably the only five star hotel in the medina, and that might well be true. The staff is attentive, but not intrusive.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26 Rue de la Koutoubia, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#67 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#68 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#82 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#119 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Les Jardins de La Koutoubia 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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