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“marrakech holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Mille et une Nuits
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   53 derb toudgha | Riad Laarouss, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #721 of 1,065 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Dorking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“marrakech holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed at this hotel last week and generally found it very good (but didn't expereience any of the services). It was booked as part of a package, so don't know the room rate. Breakfast was included in the room rate and was adequate. The Riad is located about 10-15 minutes walk from Jemaa El-Fna. A shorter distance is possible through the Souks but tried it and got lost! A major drawback was that there was only English speaker amongst the staff and when he wasn't there then I had to remember French that i hadn't used for 30 years! On the plus side, they booked a taxi at the end of our stay and it turned up on time and no extra costs to pay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

we had reserved a simple double room with two beds, and they had availability of two wonderful suites, so they gave us the two suites, one for each, for the price of one double room!!! We had a wonderful time and the location is perfect, right next to the souks and a market where you will find no tourists, just natives. The staff fulfilled all our special wishes, with no extra costs and always with a smile and great sense of hospitality! We will surely repeat!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Riad is just off a main road toward the top of the souks in the medina. Once you get over the initial confusion of where you are it's very easy to get to the square through the souks, about 5 min walk. Very pretty with the most amazing beds. We stayed in the twin which was nice but if you are in a couple the bedroom with a double bed on the ground floor is stunning with a giant bed that looks a bit like a boat. Jamilla who looks after the place is really lovely, it would probably help to speak French here but both myself and my mum are rubbish at french and still got by fine. Breakfast is lovely on a gorgeous little terrace. We didn't see the manager, Laurence during the 5 days we were there but her husband Karim did pop by. He recommended a lovely locals restaurant in the new town which we ate in. Plastic chairs in the street and proper local food, the food and taxi all in cost around £10 for 2 people. They offered us a tour of the tanneries at around £60 for a half day, we thought it was pricey so we got a taxi in the street and paid £10 for the whole experience which included the taxi waiting for us and taking us back to the square and a guide we picked up outside the tannery with generous tips. Maybe their tour had more to offer but it's a big difference in price. They offered to cook us dinner in the riad which was a very reasonable cost but we wanted to venture out so didn't do it. The mint tea they make is amazing and the place is spotless.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I was quite taken aback by the friendliness, courtesy and knowledge of staff, also their willingness to impart that information. The Riad was spotlessly clean and comfortable and fantastically decorated.Once shown to my room I was ushered to the 4th floor and treated with a pot of Mint Tea. Fantastic! And the hospitality didn't stop there. You are within striking distance, on foot, of the main square. Snake charmers by day and fantastic, yet inexpensive food at night. I recommend food stall 117! I shall return to Morocco and will certainly stay at this Riad again. Many thanks to all of the staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

We stayed at the riad on family holiday in Nov 2009. We had a great time in Marrakech and Laurence and her husband as well as Fatima and Fatima made every effort to look after us. In fact on the holiday it was also my birthday. We came back from a walk on our final day to find they had arranged a cake and tea to mark the occasion.

The riad was beautiful with each room individually styled. It wasn't the cheapest riad available and at times we were short of hot water, but on the whole it was a great riad with excellent service!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

After a longish flight and an entertaining (terrifying) taxi ride we arrived to be greeted by staff offering us very tasty mint tea. Our room was not ready when we arrived but the owner got it sorted quickly. The room was really lovely in design, the bed extremely comfortable, the room spacious and with aircon that just about worked. The bathroom was very nice, the shower good, there is always hot water unless you have a very long shower, but the bath is made of concrete with a marble floor, and is suffering with damp and mould. When the curtains are closed the room goes very dark, which with the aircon and comfy bed resulted in much good sleep which is very welcome.

We did pay a little extra for a suite, but in reality we got a normal hotel room with no extra space and with no real extra's at all - in essence a basic hotel room. We should have just booked a normal room as the suite doesn't exactly have chocolate's on your pillow. The Riad in appearance is very well maintained, but after a day or two you do sort of scratch you head and wonder what exactly you are paying for and the price is about as high as it could be before becoming annoying. You're basically paying for a nice bed and a bit of floor space. Still, it does look nice.

One of the main reasons we booked this hotel was that we imagined it may be too hot to do much in the middle of the afternoon's, and this traditional riad could meet our needs with it's sun terrace which included sun loungers. Well, basically, this is a complete mistruth. There is a small terrace but it's still being built (interesting to watch during breakfast actually...) and there are no sun loungers and no space for sun loungers so I don't see that changing soon. It's nice, it's just not a place to sit and relax with a good book when avoiding the madness outside when the temperature is soaring. We spent a bit of time having a siesta in our room but the building work on the terrace interrupted this.

When we left the Riad we came to pay and the cost was higher than we expected, owing to an exchange rate in the favour of the hotel. We booked through a website so read the small print and check that the price in MAD matches the exchange rate for sterling - or book through a well-known agent that you trust. Niaive of us perhaps, but still irritating.

The staff were very nice and attentive, very friendly, tried to use English or communicate with us - our French is poor. They certainly cannot be faulted in their efforts to make us welcome. Breakfast was great, just what we needed, European style with delicious coffee. They offered us excursions and taxi's but they were not open to negotiation on price and so we haggled in the city with great success. The Riad prices were not extortionate but it's worth shopping around.

If you want to find the madness of the main square and souk then this riad is a tem-minute walk from there - easy to reach but just far enough away to feel like you are out of the main hustle and bustle. That is probably its best feature along with the good night's sleep you will get.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Somerton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

After a good deal of research we settled on this Riad for our weeks stay in Marrakech. We chose it because of its location, the description of the accommodation and the ambiance it appeared to portray. Big mistake! We were met at the airport and had a smooth trip into the Medina. The Riad was only a few minutes from the road so it was not far to walk with luggage. On arrival we were greeted by mother and daughter. So up until this point all seemed well. However, once inside,we found the Riad to be very badly lit and dim. We were in the 'Sherazade Suite' which in fact was a small; double. The room was so badly lit that we could not see to work the remote control for the tv. and any chance of refreshing ones make-up was impossible! The bathroom was a good size but there was black mould on the concrete walls. As it was mid evening we decided to go straight out only to find that the square was a good 25 minutes walk. On our return we had to pass several groups of men gathered in doorways which was a bit unnerving The next morning we could not open the curtains on the bedroom window as the window directly overlooked the public area. Breakfast was served on the terrace which was a small tired looking area consisting of a few tables and two sunbeds and the only view was of the neighbouring buildings - really not pleasant. At this point we decided to relocate to a hotel outside the Medina (incidently this was 5 star and cost the same!) When we announced our intention to move, the daughter called in Laurence who spoke perfect english. We had paid for our week in advance through Booking.com and although we did not expect a refund we did feel that an agreement could be reached. Laurence informed us Booking.Com
would not allow cancellations. We did infact ring Bookng.com ourselves who advised that this was not the case. On relaying this information to Laurence she rang the 'owner' who flatly refused to refund us any monies. She did however refund us the commission that Booking.com would have taken. Laurence led us to believe that she was the manager but on reading other reviews on this site, she is described as the owners wife! I will say that she appeared to try really hard to help us but was very conscious that we were going to write a negative review. To sum up - we paid 537 euros for l nights stay in what we would describe as poor accommodation.
On the good side we spent an excellent 6 nights in a hotel just outside the Medina (which was still only 20 minutes walk into the square). There are some lovely restaurants in the new town offering very good Moroccan wines!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Mille et une Nuits

Address: 53 derb toudgha | Riad Laarouss, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #721 of 1,065 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Mille et une Nuits 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PresentationRiad Thousand and One Nights, a traditional riad in the heart of the medina, the historic center of Marrakech.You will discover a discreet and elegant place, where everything has been designed for you and your well-being. Hospitality and modern comfort await you in this former private home to make your stay surrounded by restfulness and refinement The whole team wishes you the Welcome at our Riad.Staying at Riad Thousand and One Nights, is the beginning of an enchanting journey to the east. ... more   less 
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