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“Superb Hospitality In The Heart of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio de las Especias

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Palacio de las Especias
Sidi Bouamar 35, Quartier Riad Larrousse, Medina, Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #17 of 1,126 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Superb Hospitality In The Heart of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My girlfriend and myself were so lucky to be the first to stay in this amazing Riad!!

The luxurious Riad has a great location about 10 minute easy walk to Djemaa el Fna. Includes breakfast & Free WiFi

Palacio de las Especias was opened in Dec 2012 after a couple years of meticulous renovations by the owners. Jose did a wonderful job of keeping the historical integrity of the Riad. As you enter a feeling that you have walked into a luxurious palace from the 18th century transcends. There are doors and other accent pieces throughout from hundreds of years ago that decorate The Riad . The guest rooms were designed with great detail, including lighting, bedding and local wood work. In the bathrooms there are bear claw bathtubs.

Jose and his team provided second to none service even inviting us to go out to dinner with him.

The detail and service is truly what separates this Riad from the hundreds of others in Marrakech. After a long day wondering the souks this is a perfect Riad for relaxing.

On my next trip to Marrakech without a doubt I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed October 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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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Hello Bryan!!!
I hope you are fine.
Thank you very much for your advise. You was our first client and now you are again our first adviser, so clearly you are the NUMBER ONE.
We will be happy if you decided come back to visit us again, for us it will be a pleasure and sure we can open one bottle of good wine while talking.
Best regards!!!
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Address: Sidi Bouamar 35, Quartier Riad Larrousse, Medina, Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 1,126 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palacio de las Especias recovers the splendour of a building erected in the 19th century. The building was originally owned by the Echerid family, who were spice merchants but, unfortunately, the years and neglect had taken their toll. Today, respecting the original building, but adapting it to provide the comfort that an establishment of this nature deserves, it opens its rooms from within the heart of the Medina, in order to provide its visitors with the enjoyment and relaxation they are looking for. The decor of its rooms, the coolness of its patios, the murmuring of its fountains and the peaceful evenings on the terrace mean that resting inside its rooms becomes the happy ending to a perfect day. ... more   less 
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