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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Tahili & Spa
Hay Riad el Moukha, 34 Derb Sarij, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #16 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We are recently back from 5 days in Marrakech, a really interesting city and no-where near as intimidating as I had anticipated from some reviews I had read. Felt really quite safe and staying at the Tahili Spa was the icing on the cake.

This Riad is recently renovated so it does not have the old authentic tiled and walled garden effect usually associated with Riads, but that's not a bad thing as it means that everything is done out in cool and calming white, beige and cream with matching marble tiling - and of course everything is brand new and top quality.

The beds are huge and extremely comfortable - super king size - and fitted with lovely taupe and Ivory Egyptian cotton bedding. There is an independent and efficient heating/air con device in each room (means you can control the temperature yourself not be at the mercy of the management's view of how hot or cold your room should be)

Apart from one room, Musc which has a bath, all the rooms have large walk- in glass enclosed wet rooms with large shower heads. A lot of the rooms also have a separate loo which I particularly like if only having access to one bathroom.

The staff are incredibly attentive, for instance at any time we were on the lovely roof terrace relaxing in the heat an ice bucket and litre of water would appear to help us cool off without any request being made. It's this attention to detail that sets this place apart. When we arrived our room wasn't ready (we were on the very early morning Easyjet flight and rooms are stated to be available from 2pm). However we were taking into one of the salons, provided with mint tea and biscuits by the lovely manager Mohammed and they went all out to ensure our room was ready as soon as possible - we were taken to our room at 11.30.

Mohammed is the font of all knowledge and speaks the best English at the Riad, he gladly printed off numerous Google maps for us with detailed descriptions of how to get to our destinations.

Location wise it is just a few minutes walk from the large square Jemaa el Fna which will then take you on to the souks. Crucially for anyone who has never been to Marrakech before it can be accessed by taxi so you won't spend any time wandering the back lanes of the medina looking for the entrance. If you email ahead the ever efficient manager, Mohammed, will arrange for a taxi to pick you up. We were charged 10€.

We ate at the Riad - they do not have a public restaurant on site so if you do want to eat there they do require notice by circa 4pm on the day. We didn't find this a problem but be warned the menu is limited as you would expect with them only having 8 bedrooms on site.

We took breakfast on the terrace every morning, it was a substantial continental breakfast supplemented with a couple of changes such as fresh fruit one day yoghurt another etc. there was more than enough variety of cake, bread and croissants plus fabulous freshly squeezed orange juice to satisfy most travellers. I believe you could request extras such as boiled eggs if you wished.

The roof terrace has dining and seating areas, plus somewhere to sunbath and a large hot tub/jacuzzi. We spent most afternoons there as it was a real oasis of calm away just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the medina.

On a value for money basis for the service and facilities provided I really don't think this Riad could be beaten.

Room Tip: Musc is only room with a bath, it has shower attachment on the taps but no hook for the shower head...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for a week in March and really appreciated such calm in a bustling city. The Riad is immaculately clean and the bed is very comfortable. Breakfast is lovely and fresh and plentiful and served on the roof terrace. The terrace is a fabulous place to sit and enjoy the sun with a choice of sofas or sunbeds. We only ate in the Riad one evening and enjoyed the food, we would have dined there again but that is not what we do, we enjoy eating in different places everyday whilst on holiday. The staff are all really polite, friendly and very professional. I would recommend this Riad unreservedly.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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28 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We spent four nights at the Tahili. As other reviewers point out it is a few months old and very well decorated. The rooms are very comfortable, although not always as spacious as shown on the website. The bathrooms are very good with spacious showers and heaters available for those with roof lights and not heated. Breakfast can be take up on the roof terrace and was very good, with coffee, fresh orange juice, local breads and pastries, yoghurt and omelettes cooked to order if requested. In fact there was something different on offer every day. The roof terrace was great to sunbathe, however trying to find shade was difficult with only 2 parasols for all of the guests. This will be a problem as the temperatures rise in the summer. There is a hot tub on the roof and a small pool on the ground floor. This was very cold and is located in the centre of Riad so not very relaxing. Our room had only very thin curtains and this was a problem once it was dark and the lights were on as the bathroom and bedroom was at opposite ends of the room. We had a problem with this and raised it with Mohammed. We were offered another room which we took advantage of but were not aware we had to vacate the room the next day. Therefore we were astonished on returning from the Medina to be told we had been given yet another room and the staff had moved all of our things. We felt it was unreasonable to move our things without telling us first and in fact this put a blight on the rest of our time at the Tahili. We understand we were not the first guests to complain about the lack of curtains and it is surprising that the management have not rectified the problem. Mohammed was very helpful and professional at all times and the rest of the staff were very friendly. The location of the Riad was brilliant as it was so near to the Square. Because of the problem with the room we would not return to the Tahili but it is certainly very convenient for the Square and restaurants.

Room Tip: The rooms on the ground floor were quite dark
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had an amazing time in this Riad. I can't really emphasise enough how much the staff were helpful and friendly, especially Mohammed, who will do above and beyond to accommodate your requests and answer all your questions. The owners were around as well and they were also very friendly. It was nice that the owners and Mohammed came around to say goodbye when we left
This kind of service will keep you coming back!!!.
Everything is new, so there is no faults there, rooms are kept nice and clean and mint tea is served all day by request for free.The breakfast is nice and the rooftop is a great place to relax if it not too hot, plus the rooftop jacuzzi is a great addition.
The riad itself is accessible by car right to the front door, which is rare in the Medina and it's very close to the main tourist points i.e. 5-10min walk from Jemaa El Fna, but its still located in a quiet location.
The only thing I will change is the room curtains, they don't really provide you with max privacy. That been said, there is no point to go around this small riad by someone else's room, usually you will stick to the public ares...
We will defiantly come back if we were in Marrakech again. Thank you for a great visit!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights after our trek of the Atlas Mountains and it was the perfect way to end the holiday. The Riad has only recently been open. It is very tastefully decorated with a warm and homely feel about the place. It looks beautiful at night with very cleverly placed beautiful lighting lamps. As an avid photographer, I just wanted to take pictures of every corner of the hotel, just to capture it's ambiance. Even though it is so close to the Medina Square, we couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful the riad was. Breakfast is served with a personal touch (not the usual buffer style). It is served when YOU are ready to have it. Mohammed, the director of the hotel, is most polite and courteous, not to mention knowledgeable. The staff are also well dressed and courteous. We also had the pleasure of briefly meeting the owners and they were most approachable people.

There are even power socket points on the rooftop terrace which meant I could do some on the laptop whilst soaking up the sun.

A great place to stay. We will definitely be booking ourselves there again the next time we go to Marrakech.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the great pleasure of staying at Riad Tahili for a week and it couldn't have been any more amazing!!!!!!! It was an oasis on a side street near the Medina, but you would never know there was a crazy market just 5 mins away!

The riad itself was stunning, with incredibly beautiful decor down to every last detail. It was recently completely rebuilt, so everything in it is very clean and state of the art. Our room was so gorgeous we almost couldn't believe it (music suite). There were brand new flat screen TVs in each room and a huge assortment of channels.

The roof terrace was gorgeous, and we enjoyed having breakfast there each morning. There was also a library type room on the ground floor with a tv that was at our disposal and just delightful to sit and read in.

We also did the royal spa treatment and had dinner at the riad. The spa treatment was amazing!!!! One of the absolute best I've had anywhere in the world. And the food- yum!!!! Home made and the cook spent hours making the meals we requested.

Above everything else, I must say that the staff is what truly made the whole trip extra special. The manager, Mohammed was incredibly friendly and so accommodating. No matter what we asked for, he was more than willing to make it happen. It made us feel at home! The rest of the staff was fabulous as well, always friendly and always more than happy to give advice or suggest restaurants/bars. We were also fortunate enough to spend some time with the owners, Dominique and Alain. It was an extra personal touch getting to talk to them about the building of the riad, the decorative aspects, and their lives in Marrakech. Turned out my boyfriend and Alain were both training for the Paris marathon and Alain was thrilled to invite him along for a joint run!

Overall, our trip to Marrakech was unbelievable and I cant imagine that we could have stayed at a more beautiful, hospitable place with such an amazing location. They made us feel completely at home and that's something that's tough to find. I recommend Riad Tahili to anyone who goes to Marrakech- you won't get the same complete package anywhere else!!!!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Eastbourne, England
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7 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We booked a short break to Marrakesh and initially booked another Riad which was awful despite being ranked 27 on Trip Advisor. We had originally looked at this Riad but discounted it as it had so few reviews and we were not sure how many of them were from friends.
In all fairness the other Riad immediately offered us a refund and organized a taxi for us to Riad Tahili.

Once we got here we were amazed how much much better Riad Tahili is. Its all brand new, with lots of Italianesque modern tiles. The bedroom had a separate living room. The roof terrace was perfect and we had breakfast there on most mornings. (Once it was cloudy and too cold)

The location is good. It is down the end of a cul de-sac, very close to the main square and minaret. A car can get right up to the hotel entrance which is much better than a taxi dropping you off with a 10 minute walk through a maze.

We ate in Tahili's restaurant on the first night and were very well looked after. I still cannot believe this Riad is actually cheaper than the original one.

A big thankyou too Madame Dominic, Mohammed and his team for making our stay so pleasurable.

It think you will find this riad shooting up the rankings once it gets some more reveiws

Room Tip: We were shown several rooms and they all looked good
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Address: Hay Riad el Moukha, 34 Derb Sarij, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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An oriental dream, a unique experience!In the privacy of one of the most beautiful riads in Marrakech. Architecture, lifestyle, wellbeing and gastronomy... Riad Tahili & Spa meets alone what Marrakech has to offer. Exploring this address is undoubtedly the best way to discover the intricacies of a refined, elegant and delicious Morocco. ... more   less 
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