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Riad Lotus Perle
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Fhal Zefriti | Quartier Ksour-Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #185 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
New York, New York, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“best vacation ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Riad Lotus Pearl was absolutely amazing. I wholeheartedly recommend it if you are looking for the full Marrakech experience. The riad is beautifully restored and the service is excellent. They will make you feel at home and you won't have to lift a finger. Breakfast was delicious and the proximity to the souk and the main square is priceless. No doubt would be back again and look forward to sharing this experience with more friends and family.

Room Tip: The riad has 5 rooms and each one is unique and beautiful in its own way. I would recommend all of t...
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

There are quite a lot of things to like about this little place. The staff were certainly high on my list of 'likes' - friendly and helpful, without airs and graces. However, communicating was sometimes a little slow, since their English and my French were both on the ropey side!

There's a great little hammam, which we enjoyed and the roof terrace was a wonderful place to have breakfast, which was hearty and tasty. We were only there for one night, so didn't really get the hang of how you were supposed to book breakfast but going downstairs and enquiring seemed to produce the results.

I also loved the position of this riad. You felt that you were in hidden in a little oasis amongst the bustle of Marrakech, a few streets away. Knocking on the large wooden door in the quiet backstreet and waiting to be let in was a bit of a 'childhood fantasy' experience!

I didn't think that the decor or our room were quite so successful though. It was all a bit of a mishmash - a bit of art deco here, a bit of Philippe Starck there ... and some 1970s glass and leopard skin chucked in for good measure. The decor was also a bit tatty in places.

We were in the Kennedy Suite, which was quite dark, had very little in the way of storage space and a very odd bathroom in which the only way to shower was to squat.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

If you're staying in Marrakech, I whole heartedly recommend staying here. Riad Lotus Pearl boasts beautiful rooms and decor, great, attentive service level, excellent facilities. A good, central location in the medina too, not to mention the wonderfully polite and friendly staff. The manager Soufiane was always there to help with good advices. I will most definitely be re-booking on our next trip to Marrakech.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is an unpretentious and happy helpful friendly riad. The staff are kind and go out of their way to be helpful but are never ingratiating. The roof terrace is a wonderful place to relax and have breakdfast, tea, anything. There are comfy sofas, shade, beds in the full sun. All you need. The breakfasts are lovely and beautifully served. Remember you can ask for eggs as well. We did not realise until the end which was a pity. The beds are huge and too hard for my liking but clean and room service exemplary. I understand they are to be re-decorating soon. The bedrooms and bathrooms are pleasant and cool. I found them too dark as they do not get much natural light and the lighting is inadequate but if you don't mind dim then that's ok. They also pick you up from the airport and take you back at no extra cost ( just you generous tip). It is located a short walk from the souks and the square.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We spent three days in this beautiful Riad located in the medina, and just 10 mins walk from the famous Jamaa el Fna square and the souk. We loved the refined decoration, the warm welcome, and discreet and efficient staff. We'd return to this Riad for our next stay in Marrakech in a heart beat.
Thank you again for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

Marrakech is great. It's busy, noisy and mad, but great fun. The Riad Lotus Pearl is situated just 10 min walk from the main El De Fna square in the heart of the souks.
Every time we returned from the madness, we felt like we were on the most tranquil and peaceful place. The staff were wonderful and there for our every need 24 hrs a day. The rooms were beautiful, everywhere was kept constantly clean. Many thanks to Hafsa and her collegues for making us feel so welcome and looking after us. Would def recommend a stay at this wonderful Riad.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 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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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

In a busy, noisy foreign city you need some quite place of refuge, and this hotel is perfect. Sitting on the sunny roof terrace for breakfast is so sheltered from the sounds of the street that you can forget you are in a city at all. In the early (February) evenings we shared a bottle of wine in an alcove next to a log fire by the side of the illuminated and fluttering central pool. The bleak high-walled lane that leads to the studded iron door of the hotel might cause some trepidation for the inexperienced traveller, but please trust the favourable reviews on this site. Having ordinary city life right outside your doorstep means that you get used to it so much quicker. The hotel is not for children, nor for people who want wide choice on an in-house menu, but it is perfect for adults who appreciate discrete but attentive service. Wine, as everywhere in the city, is expensive: expect to pay £25 a bottle for house red.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 22 Fhal Zefriti | Quartier Ksour-Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#76 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#113 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#173 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Lotus Perle 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the exclusive Dar Bacha district, Perle is walking distance from the heart of the city's famed Medina. Amidst the charming chaos that is in Marrakech lays a new retreat that offers escapism and privacy to those who want to experience everything that this chic, bohemian city has to offer. Perle is presented in a neo-classical, colonial style inspired by Starck, Baccara and decorated by the celebrated designer Antione Van Doorne. ... more   less 
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Riad Lotus Perle Marrakech
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