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“Wonderful and perfect location” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Thalge
41 Derb El Arsa | ., Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful and perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Loved the Riad. Arrived at night in the pooring rain. Taxi had to stop on the main street and we followed the 'porter' with our bags in a pulley down the alley/narrow lanes. Right in the heart of it and the locals.....PERFECT. It was like a maze and going back in time. We arrived at this black door and entered the Riad...Wow, who would have thought this gem was hidden behind this door!! We were welcomed by Moorad and Yassem, so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. I travelled with my sister and two nieces and a one year old boy. Accommodaation, was typical morrocan riad with lovely furnishings and all stone floor and walls. We had adjourning rooms with a shared bathroom and toilet. The rooms looked onto and over the centre of the riad which was great for us (just had to make sure the toddler was always accompanied). We had a double room and a twin room. Could have done with a king size bed, but was not a problem. They provided a cot for us as well. Rooms were cleaned and beds made daily. We didnt mind and it wasnt an issue for us, but you would be able to hear any noise from within the riad, luckily we had quiet people staying whilst we were there....maybe they heard us, hope not. We had a lovely evening meal there, and breakfast was simple but good, I would just recommend some fresh fruit as an alternative to bread.
My little nephew was spoilt by Morad and Yaseem as he really took to them. They were so helpful and friendly and informative and even had the local children playing with him. Perfect location and felt very safe. Had a great time and would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
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Merci beaucoup.

Cela à été un plaisir de vous recevoir.
Notre travail est comblé avec ce genre de commentaires
Nous avons pris note de votre recommandation pour les fruits avec le petit déjeuner.

Peut être à une autre fois.

Riad Thalge.
Martine, Bruno et toute l'équipe.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We hired the whole Riad for 4 days in December 2013 and were a little skeptic upon exiting the car. It is situated in old town and, having known nothing about Riad's, we thought it would look like it does in the pictures on the outside but it didn't. It is in some what a rundown area but that adds to its character. We walked through all these dark alley ways and then arrived at a gate.

We entered the Riad and were stunned that this "gem" was hidden in the "rough", it was simply amazing thinking what was on the outside.

The manager and guard are very helpful but only really speak French and Arabic so be aware of the language barrier.

If renting the whole Riad you will have to pay extra tax that they don't tell you about so be prepared to take extra Dhiram for these petty charges.

Two problems we experienced while there were that you could hear everything that happens in the Riad, from cats fighting on the roof (very loudly) and the call to prayer at about 5am.

Our other problem was that there was a strong smell of sewage in one of the rooms which was very unpleasant on the first floor which nothing was really done about.

All these aside, it was a great stay and I would highly recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
We are sorry that you didn't enjoyed the medina, for us it was important to live in the true Marrakech in order to experience a true change of scenery.
Concerning the extra tax it is the touristic and sojourn taxes, taxes that you have to pay in some country when you visit it and which are, for the Maroc, 26 dirham / day.
Finally, for the smell of sewage, it was due to a lack of water, a problem solved.
Hoping you will retourn in our riad for another trip, Happy new year.
Riad Thalge.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed in Riad Thalge in October 2013 and used it as a base whilst we explored other parts of the country. The French couple who own it are absolutely lovely, really accommodating, kind and great fun. They really care that you're having a great stay. The place is beautiful with a roof top for sunning yourself with a fantastic view. We stayed in the master bedroom which had a shower in the room which was awesome.(possibly the coolest room I've stated in) Definitely have dinner in the Riad as the food is exceptional. Location wise it's set down away from the hustle and bustle, 15 mins from the main sq. It's am absolute Oasis. Stay!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
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Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire.
Nous avons pris beaucoup de plaisir à vous recevoir.
Notre but est que votre passage à Marrakech reste un souvenir inoubliable.
Peut être à une autre fois.
Martine et Bruno.
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I stayed at this riad for a full week. Everything was just perfect. The riad is beautiful, calm, comfortable, peaceful, clean, the staff is friendly and always there to help and the owners, Bruno and Martine, really make you feel at home. It's like becoming part of the family. A delicious breakfast is included and is like the cherry on the top.

Room Tip: All rooms were nice and comfortable. But if you travel, solo, I recommend the white room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
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Merci à toi.
Nous faisons en sorte que votre séjour se passe dans les meilleures conditions.
Notre but est que nos hôtes se souviennent longtemps de leur passage au Maroc.
Peut être à une autre fois.
Martine et Bruno.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I can't recommend this Riad enough. It is really clean and beautiful and the ideal place to stay after a chaotic day in Marrakech. It is right in the centre of the Medina so everything is within walking distance, but as soon as you get in it's quiet and peaceful. The room was spacious and cosy (Chambre Rouge - thoroughly recommended), straight onto the terrace on the top floor where we spent a lot of the time enjoying the sun.
The hosts Bruno and Martine truly made us feel at home and made our trip very special. They can provide lots of useful advice to make sure you make the best of your stay in Morocco. All the staff is equally lovely, I'd really never experienced such a high level of service before!
Make sure you sample some of the food at the Riad too, we had dinner a couple of times there and it didn't disappoint.
Excellent value for money, it's a 10 out of 10 from me :-)

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
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Merci à toi Ophélie.

Pour nous aussi, cela à été un plaisir de te recevoir.
Nous espérons que tu garderas longtemps le souvenir de ton passage à Marrakech.
Nous espérons te revoir.

Martine et Bruno.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed at Riad Dar Thalge for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay absolutely. The hosts Martine and Bruno as well as the staff Mourad, Yassin and the housekeepers are very friendly and helpful. Martine and Mourad showed us around within the Medina. Due to the temperatures (45 degrees) we stayed in the Riad more than planned. The Terrasse is a great place to relax. We arrived at the Riad at noon and were very hungry and therefore asked if we could eat at the riad. Mourad organised a 3 course meal to be prepared for us immediately. The meal was delicious and we therefore ate at the Riad 3 times. These were the best meals we ate during our stay in Marroc (7 nights). We absolutely recommend this riad. René and Claudia

Room Tip: You have to eat at the Riad at least once during your stay. You will not be disapointed.
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  • Stayed June 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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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you both.
To us, you were also wonderful hosts.
We hope see you again.
Martine and Bruno.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed at this very welcoming, pretty and clean riad in Marrakech at the end of our 9 day trip in Morocco, it was a very relaxing atmosphere for weary travellers. We were met on the street by hotel staff and led to the riad, which is lucky because we might not have found it ourselves, but once Marina showed us how to get to "la place" we had no problem finding our way back, the location is perfect! It took us about 10 mins to walk to "la place" and there was lots of places to stop on the way back to the riad to pick up water or anything little things u might need.
Our experience at the hotel was just what we were looking for, maybe even more than we expected, as it is very reasonably priced, and had a beautiful complimentary breakfast on the terrace both mornings! And Bruno made sure we made it to the airport safe and sound!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrunoThalge, Propriétaire at Riad Dar Thalge, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Our Oasis exists because you are fantastic hosts.

Thank you for everything.

Martine and Bruno.
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Address: 41 Derb El Arsa | ., Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #50 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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The Riad Dar Thalge is situated in the heart of Marrakech and offers a perfect atmosphere for who wishes to discover the Moroccan lifestyle and visit the beautiful town of Marrakesh and its Medina. With a capacity of 10 people, you can chose either to take one room or the full Riad with the dedicated onsite personnel to answer to your every need.We speak English, French, Italian and Spanish ... more   less 
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