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“We´ve had the most relaxed time of the year in the most beautiful surrounding, being taken care of by warm and friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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Riyad El Cadi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader | Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Berlin, Germany
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“We´ve had the most relaxed time of the year in the most beautiful surrounding, being taken care of by warm and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

The house is amazing, full of Berbian art, which most tastefully arranged. It is absolutely quiet and the atmosphere is relaxing - a nice breeze in the cool yard, scarcely any sound from the souks, which are so close by!
The seven yards, being connected with each other are all of a different character and invite to spend lots of time according to your moods.
Having breakfast on the roof, seeing the Atlas at the close horizon turns each morning into an unbelievable start of a unique day.

Our apartement was beautiful with an amazing piece of wooden art at the ceiling and tasteful decoration around. There was air-condition and it had a wonderful bath.

The staff is always very friendly and fullfills all your needs in a very personal and charming way. The food is fantastic and its unforgetable to have dinner in one of the candle-lit court yards.

After a day in the rush and vitality of the Souks its like coming home into an oasis.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

very stylish riad with great breakfasts served on the roof terrace. Very helpful staff and wonderful antiques everywhere, as well as a well stocked library. We thought it was a fantastic location in Marrakesh - in the medina. loved the place

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Riyad el Cadi is a relaxing place in the heart of the Marrakesh Medina. Located only a few steps away from the oriental spirit of Medina's stalls and boothes it nevertheless offers the traveller an athmosphere of tranquility and recreation. The rooms - most of them large doubles or suites - have an interior desgin which - as I can says after trying some of the riads in town - is rarely found in Marrekesh. It is a very persuasive composition of oriental and modern style, which is not as overdone "oriental" as in other places.
Although Riyad el Cadi is one of the largest and therefore probably one of the most professional guest houses in the Medina, the different courtyards provides very welcome privacy after a stroll through the Medina.
All this is completed by delicous food and a very friendly staff, which however could sometimes be a little bit more attentive.

PS: Best place is the roof terrace with its view over the Medina up to the Atlas mountains.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

We've stayed at Riad el Cadi twice now--once in January 2009 and once this month--and we can't say enough great things about it. The location is perfect, the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful--and the whole place is really just beautiful. This time we stayed in the Blue House and, as a small family with 1 child, we loved having 2 separate rooms and the privacy from the rest of the Riad. The place is really perfect!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

El Cadi is situated just 5 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the main city square and the souk yet the atmosphere inside offers an oasis of calm contrasting with the hectic outside world outside the front door.
Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Lovely clean and comfortable rooms (we had 4 rooms betweeen the group of 8 and all were great). Great food too.

This ryad is a handful of interconnecting old houses with several courtyards and roof terraces. Easy to find a quiet corner in the warm shade or up in the sunshine for a sunset drink and olives served by very friendly staff. Lot's of beautifully furnished communal bolt holes around the place too to while away the hours.

I'm normally too lazy to write up a trip advisor review but this place deserves it !
A real gem that I cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

A lovely Riyad hidden at the end of an alley - like most hotels in Marrakesh. But don't let the route to the hotel fool you, it's a little nugget waiting to be discovered. We stayed in the Berber Suite which was just gorgeous, air-co (a must for Brits in the Moroccan weather), a bedroom with a seating area, desk, fireplace (not used!), separate WC, separate bathroom with bath and shower and a corridor with storage and wardrobes. The room had it's own private balcony which overlooked the open courtyard. Trees and birds all day with sun filtering through to brighten the room. The most amazing thing is that we researched Marrakesh before we came and identified top notch restaurants so that we eat well - the El Cadi should shout more about its own chef! We opted to eat in on a few nights and lunchtimes and the food and service were brilliant, actually better than a couple of the restaurants that we visited. El Cadi should publicise it's restaurant more to guests - it is a real winner. Hotel was clean, service was good, quality was good, price was good - can't ask for more in a city that is not famed for its hygiene. marked down on sleep quality because of the location. The El Cadi is located equi-distance between 3 or 4 Mosques. As a light sleeper I found that the 5am prayer call from all mosques woke us up every morning. Not under El Cadi's control but for a holiday early mornings were a bit of a shock waking to an unfamiliar 5am sound. El Cadi is located just 5 minutes walk from the Jemaa el Fna market square and souks so easy to get right into the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. A winner.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, 2010

We stayed four nights at The Blue House, a beautiful riad within a riad. The whole place is gorgeous - calm, exquisite and we were very well looked after. The Blue House works well for families with young kids because it has three rooms around a courtyard, but the whole thing is private and self-contained. Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader | Dabachi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#77 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#77 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riyad El Cadi 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riyad El Cadi - an oasis of calm welcomes the sophisticated traveller. Riyad El Cadi is a like a private art museum, but without a trace of stuffiness. Spread over 6 houses, the riad is an elegant 'home from home' - a glorious mix of chic, comfort, hospitality and art. Wander around courtyards, corridors and alcoves and you'll discover magnificent Berber and Islamic art treasures - a true feast for culture-vultures. ... more   less 
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