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Dar el Souk
56 Derb Jdid | Riad Zitoun Ked, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #220 of 1,034 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Glenbrook, NSW
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“Magnificent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very Lovely riad close to centre of medina in Marrakech.
Reasonably easy to find form outside and simple  5 minute access to town square centre of Medina.  Spotlessly clean, very friendly and helpful staff. Central courtyard of riad is like a postcard.  Room was large and well laid out. Public areas were very pleasant facing onto central courtyard.  Absolute quiet at night.   Would highly recommend and excellent value

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We came here for a friends 30th last weekend and had a an absolutely fabulous time. We were welcomed warmly by Abdul who hosted us and Maddie the owner who is a wonderfully eccentric English formidable character but very warm and friendly. The rooms were well equipped with wonderful bathrooms. The Riad is beautiful and an oasis amoungst the hustle and bustle of the streets outside. It's a wonderful location 5 minutes from the main square. Abdul was at our beck and call and every morning the 6 of us had a breakfast on the roof terrace. Maddie organised a surprise dinner with entertainment for the birthday girl and nothing was left out. Our room was a bit noisy as it was near the main door and there was often knocking and lots of loud talk, so if you like your lie ins make sure you book a room on the top floor. But Marrakech isn't a city for lie ins you, need to be up early to explore what the city has to offer- which is a lot!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 April 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Marrakech with two other couples for a birthday celebration, I had no expectation of Morocco at all and I wasn't disappointed. It's a wonderful place but totally helped by this wonderful place to stay.
Nothing was too much trouble, the staff were friendly, helpful and fun.
They gave us advice on the best places to go to suit our party, booked us into restaurants and gave us really good tips on a few of the out of the way places.
The Riad itself was fantastic. The flowers were gorgeous, the roof terrace was stunning with obvious care and love put in and the atmosphere was serene and tranquil.
One night we had dinner at the Riad and the food was delicious.
The Cost was more than reasonable for the service you get.
The location was ideal. Five minutes from the throngs of the main square, but once inside the Riad, felt like you were a million miles away.
I actually couldn't recommend this place more highly if you want to get a real feel for Morocco.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were beautiful however the higher floors, although a little bit more expensive...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had a lovely 4 day stay at this Riad. Very traditional decor with everything you need, very peaceful. Madi, a wonderful English lady, was very welcoming and helpful. Abdulah and the staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable and just kept climbing the stairs with whatever we require and on whichever floor we wanted it, offering a very personal service. We ate in the Madina at a restaurant and in the Riad, the Riad provides excellent food. Breakfast was wonderful, very fresh. We would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms equally as good.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for four nights in March 2013. Really friendly staff, lovely roof terrace and good rooms. Bedrooms are a little basic but if you can live without TV they are pretty good - lots of nice features. We had a great shower in our room.

The breakfast is really good and it's nice that you can have it where ever you want in the Riad. There are lots of nice quiet spaces and, if the weather's good the roof terrace is a lovely place to sit.

The main sites of Marrakesh are really easy to get to (2 mins from the main square) - the area is safe and clean even if it feels a little spooky to start with you quickly get used to it.

We booked a tour to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains through the Riad - it's more money than you'll pay if you go into town to sort it yourself but the guide that Dar El Souk hooked us up with was really great and it was worth every penny to know we were in safe hands and not being dragged around lots of shops.

So, nice place to stay in a great location with lovely staff and friendly owners - very good all round and well worth considering if you're looking for a good base to go and explore Marrakesh from.

Room Tip: the Berber room is the cheapest for a reason - having initially booked this we upgraded on arrival t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 March 21, 2013

We took the whole accommodation as there were 12 of us celebrating a birthday. The decor was very traditonal and very comfortable, all rooms decorated differently and with bathrooms.especially nice was the rooftop gazebo for per dinner drinks. The staff were very accommodating, nothing being too much trouble. We wanted to go to extra special restaurants, the recommendations were perfect and all reservations made, even providing a birthday cake. Our stay was filled with fun and laughter and I would highly recommend.

Room Tip: If you have problems with stairs the rooms are on three floors, so request the ground floor rooms.
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  • Stayed March 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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Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great experience and so much more interesting than one of the faceless big hotel chains.
Once you get used to the bustle of the Medina and the Souks the Riad is like an oasis, calm and quiet with an old world charm about the centre courtyard,
The staff were so helpful, Abdulah couldnt have tried harder to make the stay comfortable, just offering to serve up dinner at any time we got back from our walk around the Souk.
The room was delightful, and really an old world feeling to it, full of history from the furniture to the carved ceilings.
This is not a 5*, 3 restaurant experience - and all the better for it. Personal service and really friendly in the heart of the old city.

  • Stayed March 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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Address: 56 Derb Jdid | Riad Zitoun Ked, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #220 of 1,034 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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