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“Fabulous Riad, a little gem close to the centre” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Nora
112, Derb Sidi Moussa | Quartier Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #118 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous Riad, a little gem close to the centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed here en famille and it was great, booked through LateRooms. The Riad is owned by a Swiss couple who have renovated the original building beautifully and made it incredibly comfortable and intimate. There are five rooms based on two floors and a double roof terrace on which you can eat or sunbathe. In the courtyard is a refreshing plunge pool, and lots of little nooks and corners for reading or having a drink. Aziz and Hussein, the two friendly duty managers, are always on hand to answer your questions, make breakfast or drinks and they make brilliant hosts. We ate here on our first night too, which was delicious. The Riad is only a few minutes walk away from the square but it is also well situated for transfers to the airport or to the mountains.
They will organise everything for you, whether it's a dinner recommendation, an excursion, a henna tattooist, even where to get a shave! It just felt like nothing was ever too much trouble. This place is a real gem - really looked forward to coming back after a hectic day in the city for a cold beer and a friendly welcome.

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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 April 15, 2013

We were so impressed by the kind and helpful staff, nothing was to much trouble for them. The hotel was beautifully decorated, Moroccan style, the beds very comfy and rooms really clean. We were on the ground floor and there were three of us in the room and there was plenty of space. Food was served on the roof terrace or downstairs in the courtyard and was of excellent quality. This Riad is in the old town and only a five minute walk from the Jemaa El Fna and the Souks. It was my husbands birthday when we were there and we asked them to book a restaurant for us to have a celebration meal which they did and we got a birthday cake (chocolate mousse) with candles and happy birthday played, quite a lovely surprise. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Best place I have ever stayed in. Thank you everyone at Riad Nora.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Coloniale suite on the ground floor. Every room was beautiful so I don't think...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stayed with a friend for an extended weekend in July. Booked hotel through Spledia website. The staff were amazing and very helpful from the day of the booking. We had few special requirements and those were accommodate exceptionally. We arrange to be picked up from the airport and escorted to the riad, which was done with no delay. We stayed at Berbere room which was very charming, clean and cosy. The room was very quiet and despite 30 degrees heat with aircon on we managed to get a good night sleep.
Breakfast was very good. Fresh ingredients were used and very attentive breakfast service. It set us off nicely for the day. We also had dinner one evening at the rooftop terrace, which was nicely setup for us. Food was very good.
B&B staff were very friendly and did arrange everything we asked for (restaurant booking, spa, sightseeing places, etc.). Customer service - outstanding!
Overall, I had a wonderful stay and would come back with pleasure.

  • Stayed July 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I think that Riad Nora is one of the best hotels that I have been in my entire life. A very clean bedroom is accompanied with a delicious breakfast every morning and the service is very nice, polite and friendly. Close to the Jemaa El-Fna square and located at the beginning of the Medina is just 15 min far from the Marrakech airport. High recommended.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Riad Nora organized a driver from and to Casablanca airport. This was an excellent service and a very nice 2-3 hours scenic drive as well. From the parking area a porter brought our luggage to the Riad (about 5-10min walk). Expect to pay 2€ (not 5€ as the porter may ask). A friendly and attentive staff member welcomed us and served us mint tea with some sweets. Then he explained us the surroundings, gave us a map and recommendations where to have dinner. Our room on the first floor was spacious and well appointed . Our first breakfast was served on the terrace - beautiful! We had a delicious dinner in the courtyard and a vegetarian meal had been prepared especially for my vegetarian friend. There are just a very few things that could be improved... a slide bar in the shower would be great (if you are a short person you can't almost reach up there). Please ask how the guests would like to have their eggs for breakfast (just to avoid a repeat order). We enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Perfect Location, friendly staff. They have recommended and booked for us graet Restaurant & the best spa I`ve ever been. We had dinner on the roof terrance one night, it was so amazng night to remember. the day we stayed were oustside temperature was +49, so in our room with Airconditin on all day long at night the lowest temperature was +29, but it was easy to survive.

We stayed at BERBER ROOm on 1st Floor. It was really nice room, with sofa inside, bathroom had shower only, but in that heat, you wont take a bath :) Very satisfied with RIAD NORA, Customer Service & Food. Felt so welcome. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This 5 room riad was sympathetically renovated. It was a calm oasis in a bustling city, situated within the Medina down a quiet alley, once inside the walls it was silent, ideal location 10 minutes walk to the main square. The Swiss owners came to welcome us and gave us a thorough introduction to the accommodation, city and suggestions for restaurants and things to see. The local staff were on hand 24 hours to open the front door, serve breakfast and all 3 who we encountered were smiley, polite, welcoming and accommodating. Our room was large - perfect for the 3 of us - impeccably clean and decorated traditionally. The breakfasts were varied each day, were plentiful and delicious. Lovely local yoghurt - wish we'd had that every day. Nothing was any trouble, they arranged our transport from and to the airport for us. Would highly recommend this Riad to anyone on a city break weekend who wants a quiet retreat at the end of each day. We stayed 3 nights. Probably not ideal for families as no facilities for kids, but that was excellent for us. My only recommendation for slight improvement is that it would have been nice to have fresh towels every day, since it wasn't warm enough for our towels to dry out, they were constantly damp - 1 day we asked for fresh ones and it wasn't a problem, but I didn't want to keep asking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 112, Derb Sidi Moussa | Quartier Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #118 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
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Number of rooms: 5
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