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Riad Julia
14, derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Médina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #503 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“bad service not clean”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

the riad doesn't have staff 24h, a guy comes in an out through the day. when we finally arrived we have to wait for almost an hour. We were lucky that some other guest opened us the door.

the are also a lot of cockroaches in the kitchen and rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We (me and my girlfriend) stayed in this riad for 2 nights just last week.

We had booked the riad for being one of the cheaper ones and still looked nice.

The riad was actually nicer than I expected: the bathroom was relatively new and very clean and the room was also very nice. We had breakfast in the "patio" of the riad which was very relaxed and enjoyable. The riad also has a roof terrasse where you can take the sun or have a beer.

We were overall very happy just a few comments, more for your awareness than anything else:
- the riad is not easy to find: either insist they send you a detailed map (I think it's entering thge medina at the right space and then turning right 3 or 4 times) or ask them to pick you up or (as we did) pay the local children a small tip to take you (we paid 5 MAD which they thought was too low, hey it was 2 min work for them, but in the end they accepted).
- Secondly, we went on a 3-day excursion with a tour company that we got in touch with via the riad's owner. The tour was great (young people, which we appreciated) but be aware that directly booking is always somewhat cheaper (we paid 90 EUR per person instead of the 80 EUR those paid who booked directly). However, we were aware and happy to pay this little extra to make sure our tour was nice - which it was!

Overall, good service, nice rooms and the location only about 10 min walk from the main place of the medina.

Would be happy to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Not only a cosy riad with a refreshing small pool (which youre going to LOVE if its 48 degrees celsius). Charming hosts (thanks Omar, his wife and Ahmed), good service and assistance in anything you might possibly need while in Marrakech. And if you get invited to a small apéro, do not hesitate and go. ça commence petit et ça devient grand! choukran!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stockton
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We traveled with another couple. Had two rooms. Both very nicely decorated, spacous and clean. Breakfast wonderful. Staff extremely accomodating. Need to use a computer and they sent us to their sister Riad which was just as nice. You won't be disappointed. Would definately return. And I will return to Morocco. Wonderful vacation.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

Overall, we had a fine stay at the Riad Julia. Our host was very helpful and acommodating, and the breakfast was delicious. The room was pretty small and stuffy (but clean), and the riad is a little off the beaten path.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Riad Julia is a very nice Riad located very close to the center of Marrakesh (10 minutes walking to Djelma El Fna and 5 minutes to Suq) within the walls.
We went for two days, the rooms are very special with typical furnishings and the staff is very helpful and polite, you can choice the breakfast and the place where eat (terrace or patio).
Everything was really perfect, we strongly suggest.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

A lovely peaceful place in the Medina. Beautiful traditional decoration. Good value.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Julia

Address: 14, derb El Halfaoui | Bab Doukkala, Médina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #503 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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