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Riad Meriem
97 Derb El Cadi, Azbest | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #122 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great riad.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

What an amazing place. The rooms are beautiful, the staff were wonderful . It was a 10 minute walk to the main square which you have to walk. So it might not be great if you struggle with walking any distance but the same could be said for Marrakech in general. But that said this riad is great. Loved it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic little place if you want to experience a true slice of Morrocco. Hidden inside the catacomb of alleys and small winding streets (think Bourne Identity) behind a small unassuming door is an amazing boutique style Morrocan Riad.

The staff ate friendly and helpful, they made us feel special and gave us their full attention.

Cyrus is a jolly English chap who is very informative and will give you some great advice on how to get the best from your trip.

Food is very good, you must try the beef Tagine with apricots!!

The standard of the rooms is excellent, all air conditioned and unique, no two rooms are the same design, but each one has been designed using a Morroccan theme by a well renowned New York designer.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

This RIAD gets 5 stars from me... Beautiful interior with the attention to detail that only an interior designer does Thomas Hays.... But what makes this stand apart from the crowd are the people... Cyrus and his wonderful team where nothing is too much trouble... From organising a birthday meal on the roof top of the RIAD to tips on where to eat the best street food for a traditional experience... To trying Hammam's that are amazing but don't break the bank... Question should you book it?.... You'd be foolish not toooo......

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed four nights in the Riad; first time to get into the riad might be a little scary but you get used to narrow, dark back streets of Medina so it is definitely not a deal breaker!
There are 5 rooms only and they are all decorated by the interior designer owner in different aesthetic. Each room is equally beautiful, very chic! I read some people complaint about the way to the riad, darkness of the rooms... then go and stay in a very western way decorated chain hotel! The Riad is in top 5 boutique hotel list at Elle Magazine and definitely deserves it. Very peaceful, great decoration, serves best dinner - we ate in other places too - but the most important part of the riad is Hassan and Abdul! they are amazing!! they are ready for any help 24/7! I hope the owner appreciates their hard work...
the only down side is wi-fi is not ayri g at the riad. I could not get any signal in the room. Breakfast was very decent, diner was superb!
I strongly recommend this riad for those who like to experience life in Medina but. still stay in a chic place!
Use their transportation service cause it's difficult to find the hotel first time, plus you can't carry your luggages by your self that far cause cars can't go in that far into streets.
Beautiful beautiful beautiful place!!! Thanks one more time to Hassan and Abdul!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

wonderful stay.stylish and cool designs.great place to chill out in the evenings.quiet and tranquil.DELICIOUS food!and a super friendly service!if I ever decide to go back to Marrakech it's going to be riad meriem again!

Room Tip: only 5 rooms in the riad.all of them excellent!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Initially, when we were looking for accommodation in Marrakech, we thought it was a bit pricey as there were many cheaper hotels around. However, upon arriving and staying in the hotel, the service we have received, the place itself, food and quiet location is worth the money. It felt like being at home after coming back from the hectic city of Marrakesh. The staff, Cyrus the manager, Hassan and Abdul went out of their way to help us with anything we want and always with a smile. Nothing was too much for them. Our first night, we had a traditional Moroccan dinner at the Riad and it was by far the best food we had in Marrakesh. This hotel sets precedence in terms of service, design and food for us. Thank you so much for making our stay a memorable and wonderful.

  • Stayed July 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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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

We and my parents in law stayed at the lovely riad meriem for 4 nights. This little oasis hidden in the alleys of the old medina, not far from the souks and main square is a really gem. The staff and owners are very friendly, nothing is too much trouble and they happily dispense as much assistance and recommendations as you need. The riad is very well maintained and beautifully furnished and decorated. We stayed in the ed and the Matisse rooms, both are superb and have lovely big baths. The roof terrace is fantastic and quiet, also great for catching a breeze to cool down while you have breakfast/drinks/dinner. It has plenty of room and comfy seats to relax. The food at he riad is really exceptional, we ate the first night and last night at the riad for dinner and it was all completely delicious. A truly wonderful place to stay, where you are really made to feel at home and we will definitely return one day. Thank you to all for making our trip brilliant.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 97 Derb El Cadi, Azbest | Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#124 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Meriem is (in his own words) "a labour of love" for the New York designer Thomas Hays. He has created it with the art lover in mind with a fusion of oriental textiles, exquisite paintings plus his own Fine Art Photography. This exclusive boutique hotel has been entirely crafted by Marrakchi artisans to ensure that it retains its authenticity whilst using the talents of the best local craftsmen. ... more   less 
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