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“Lovely calm environment, great staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad 72
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   72 Arset Awzel, Bab Doukkala | Medina, Marrakech 4000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #47 of 464 Hotels in Marrakech
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely calm environment, great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Riad 72 exudes class and calmness. A less is more design ethic that is refreshing compared to the ornate repetitive nature of the cities many other Riads (not that we didn't enjoy visiting them too - it was just always a pleasure to come home to Riad 72). The traditional furniture and elements are still all there just more carefully curated... Each of the four rooms is unique- the smallest is still elegantly furnished, comfortably sized and with unique and special features. Anybody would lucky to stay in any of them!

The roof terrace is beautiful and the cool water plunge pool (like a large bath) is an awesome feature when temperatures were around 35- 40 degrees. The roof terrace is the highest of any of the properties for some distance giving fantastic views and a sense of privacy and quiet in an otherwise vibrant city. Great for reading, relaxing and breakfast.

Service is great - all front of house staff and the chef were amazing to us - making every experience special.

Room Tip: Regardless of which room, take ear plugs. The call to prayer came as early as 4:30am! With them in...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a heavenly place run by beautiful people who are gracious, generous and kind. The attention, the food, the rooms and the overall service are outstanding. We feel so lucky to have stayed at Riad 72 and will return here without question.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I took my parents and aunt to Marrakech (They are around 70 years old and I thought It's gonna be tough trip for them!). However this riad relived their anxiety for this trip. We loved the decollation of our room and the reading space. Even towels were nice moroccan style!

The stuffs are so kind and they had great hospitality as 5 stars hotel!

We had lunch in here, but my parents and aunt are not used to eat short pasta. The stuff went to buy a spaghetti and they cooked our lunch as tender.
When my father fell and cut his arm deeply, they gave him first aid very quick.
I very much appreciate your kindness that made our trip perfect!

この様なホスピタリティあふれるリヤドはモロッコでは珍しいかと思います。
食べやすいスパゲッティを買ってきてくださり、少し深い傷の手当もして頂き、両親も不安ではなかった様です。
お酒もありますし、夜は静かで、とてもリラックスできました。外に出ると旧市街の土色の町並み、そして日常があり、とても楽しい場所でした。

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Manhattan, NY
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I was glad to stay in a riad, instead of a hotel in my first visit to Morocco. Staying in a riad made me more immersed in the culture and traditions of the place. Riad 72 is located in a gritty part of the Medina, which gave me the feel of how the locales live. It is an easy walk to catch a cab to wherever you want to go. If traveling solo, and neighborhood seems intimidating, anyone who works in the riad can walk you to catch a cab.

Riad 72's decor is minimalist. The place is aesthetically pleasing. I stayed in room lile which is charming, but a bit dim for my liking. The room lacks natural light. There is no television, so if you have the curiosity to check out local stations when you travel to foreign lands, this might not be the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location
Excellent service
Excellent rooms
Excellent food

Riad 72 is a beautifull refuge in the amazing chaos that is Marrakech.

The staff were all great especially my man Rasheed.

I suggest a chicken tagine dinner with the local beer Flag on the tallest roof in the medina!!

I recommend Riad 72 100%

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our very generous friends booked Riad 72 in May 2013, so 4 couples had the Riad to ourselves and what an amazing property it is. Collected from the airport, the porter waiting to take our bags through the narrow alleyways; bags put in our fabulous rooms and mint tea and delicious biscuits served in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by palm trees; after months of miserable weather in the UK to be in the warm with clear blue skies - heavenly!
Superb, attentive service at all times. Delicious breakfasts with jugs of freshly squeezed orange juice. Clean and very comfortable rooms. We enjoyed the roof terrace where we had supper on the first night and as the evening was so clear we could see the Atlas Mountains in the distance. I would definitely recommend Riad 72 for adults who want to get away for a long weekend.

Room Tip: We stayed in the kingsize room with the huge bath (as I can't remember what the name of the room...
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  • Stayed May 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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Gallipoli, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Service fantastic, welcoming environment, a wonderful experience. we enjoyed our stay here as the staff was great and the property top class. The staff was always available and courteous.
As a result we had a great visit to marrakesh. We will be sure to return to Ria 72 the next time we visit.

  • 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
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Address: 72 Arset Awzel, Bab Doukkala | Medina, Marrakech 4000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#19 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad 72 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad 72 is a romantic retreat that mixes the best of modern Moroccan craftsmanship with contemporary Moroccan design. It has its own private hammam and, thanks to its lushly planted patio, fountain and water features, songbirds are often found here serenading the guests. The terrace is one of the highest of the medina. It offers incomparable views over the old city and onto the majestic Atlas mountains: ideal for soaking up the sun or a sunset aperitif. ... more   less 
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