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“Your home away from home!” 5 of 5 stars
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61 rue Sidi Yamani | Medina, Marrakech 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #12 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Your home away from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We spent 3 amazing nights at this Riad. After many months of researching amongst hundreds of them, I decided to take the leap, I am so happy I did. The medina can be a tad overwhelming, but once you walk trough that door, you are in a calm and beautiful and serene place! I have to say, this is one of BEST customer service you will ever experience. Ismael, is so nice and patient, he makes sure to anwser all your questions and he really goes above and beyond. The whole staff is extremely friendly and attentive. The breakfast is so delicious! Everything is home made and organic! They give you plenty of food and it is so tasty, this was always my favorite part of the day ;) The prices are very fair, the riad is very chic and they give you tons of little perks. Don't waste time looking for anything else, this one is worth every penny.

Room Tip: Even the less expensive rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.
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  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
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  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We were greeted by Aziz at Riad L'Orangeraie in Marrakech
From the moment he welcomed my wife and me through the front door, the experience in the medina was was safe and courteous
On our arrival lunch was served and it was delicious, a tagine with lamb
We had a beautiful and comfortable room that was made up each day
We Had breakfast at the rooftop restaurant each morning and the view was astounding
The Riad is centrally located in the medina and it is easy to find the main square where the night life is
You will get lost in the medina but that is part of the fun discovering all the sites, smells and sounds that is Marrakech
We do recommend Riad L'Orangeraie in Marrakech for a peaceful safe and luxurious stay

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Marrakech can be quite bewildering and in this busy city the Riad L'Orangeraie is a haven of tranquillity and calm. The manager and every member of his staff are the kindest and most courteous people one could hope to meet. They promised us from the start that they would make everything smooth for us, and so they did; with an efficient transfer from the airport, welcoming mint tea, a clear orientation with helpful advice on places we might like to visit, and brilliant recommendations for dinner. All this done with great charm and no sense of obligation. And our two suites were beautiful: rose petals and lit candles. We loved this place.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed at Riad L'Orangeraie two years ago and returned because it was so good. This time it was even better! Ismail and his staff were attentive to our needs and unfailingly generous in response to our requests. Breakfasts were sumptuous and delicious served on their roof terrace in idyllic surroundings. Dinner which we arranged on our last night was a spectacular traditional meal. Delicious. An aperitif was offered one evening in their atmospheric and cosy lounge. And, on Christmas Eve they organised an open bar and Moroccan sweets on the terrace and traditional musicians entertained (all at no extra charge) we had a wonderful time.

The rooms are beautifully fitted with lighting and fabrics that iterate a Moroccan flavour, and the shower is terrific. The Riad is positioned close to the souks, close to Jemaa El Fna, and close to one of the gates of the Medina so that it is easy to get about. There are lots do taxis (be prepared to bargain) at the gate and an ATM is there. Even with this central position the Riad was quiet and relaxing at all times. I cannot recommend this Riad highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This couldn’t have been better for us as our first trip to Morocco !

we spent a great night at this very traditional riad in Marrakech, the rooms were plush and comfortable. The staff were accomodating and welcoming. The rooftop deck was perfect for breakfast and dinner. This place really exceeds all the expectations when it comes to the quality, atmosphere, decor, style, personnel...no matter what Highly recommended. The food was incredible and we'll be back !

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Spent 5 lovely days in Marrakech on a girly holiday. The staff make you feel like it's a home from home and it has a lovely atmosphere overall. Breakfast is always a surprise and you won't have to try the sheep's head for lunch, you'll be so full from a lovely breakfast!
Ideal for couples or friends and would definitely return for my next visit!

Room Tip: They're all great, the Cinnamon Room is rather small.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We spent five nights split between two of the suites. Ismail, Aziz and Jamal were excellent with their hospitality, offering suggestions and making reservations for us. They arranged a cooking class, hammam and several restaurant reservations. The chef at the Riad is simply amazing. Her dinner was one of the best we had in Morocco. Breakfast was always a delight. Steps away from the souks, this Riad has it all.

Room Tip: We liked Nutmeg. Beautiful layout.
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  • Stayed November 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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Additional Information about Riad l'Orangeraie

Address: 61 rue Sidi Yamani | Medina, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored to its previous grandeur by a passionate team, this ancient Marrakech residence has been transformed into a Riad with a delightful ambiance. The seven spicy bedrooms, warm and colourful like their name, open onto two patios. The garden patio, where you can enjoy the flowers and aromatic plants while the fountain trickles in the background and the pool patio, an invitation to the art of relaxation, beside the sky blue mosaic pool. ... more   less 
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Riad De l`Orangeraie Hotel Marrakech

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