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Riad Nejma Lounge
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   45, Derb Sidi M'hamed El Haj | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #473 of 1,135 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful, clean, affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hidden down an alley just inside the medina, Riad Nejma Lounge is a gem for couples or friends traveling to Marrakech after a good deal. Its owner speaks very good English and will offer his guidance on where to go in the medina with a lovely handmade map. The rooftop terrace is amazing for breakfast and sundowners. Loved every moment at Nejma Lounge!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABDOU203, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
So happy to read your sweet comments ,
your stay was so great with us.thank you so much
hope to see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech .
Abdou Manager riad nejma lounge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This place is perfect for a stay in Marrakech. The people working there are friendly and gave us excellent advices always. Besides the nice rooms and hall, the small pool and the terrace are great plus for relaxing. An extra point is that you can have a drink there!!! By the way you could also hace dinner there and definetively it was one of the best places where we ate.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABDOU203, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your great comment which were really appreciated by manager ,owners and staff ...
hope to see your very soon !
sunny regards from marrakesh
abdou manager riad nejma lounge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This riad is amazing! It has a lovely feel to it especially after a day walking around the medina. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable. Felt very safe. Make sure you try the house dinner on the rooftop. Could have stayed way longer. Thanks so much for having us. One word of warning. Make sure you know where it is. Our taxi dropped us off in the wronge place in the middle of the night. It is very easy to find once you know where to look. The guys were nice enough to come and pick us up and take us to the riad!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ABDOU203, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
hi there,Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words which were appreciated by all of us at riad nejma lounge.
We all look forward to your speedy return!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I stayed in Riad Nejma lounge five nights on december 2011 and never forget it.
It is a very elegant traditional riad, extreme good taste and confortable decor.The rooms are fabulous, some of them are so perfect.Easy location and close to everythings,no need taxi or guide only Abdou's hand map and his advises...
It was also fantastic all the care that The Manager Abdou took by suggesting restaurants for everyday of our stay and arranging us an unforgetable special night out. friendly and helpful, staff.everything is ok when Abdou is around.feel at home....
I would definitely return to Riad Nejma lounge.

  • Stayed December 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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ABDOU203, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Hey there,thank you so much for your great comment,see you next year...
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

My husband and i stayed here for five nights in September.
We were made to feel very welcome by Abdulla and other staff
members. Nothing was too much trouble for them.The room was
very comfortable and the air con really good.They even organised
trips out for us.We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Double room on first floor,just at the top of stairs
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ABDOU203, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Hey there,thank you so much for your great comment,see you next year...
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

The riad is a little bit of a nightmare to find... it looks easy, but not all of the alleys in the medina are on any one map! We were lucky that a very helpful local took pity on the hot and flustered pair of us and directed us straight there with simple to follow instructions!

The riad itself is situated near to the main entrance of the Medina, but down an alley, so we found it relatively quiet... not sure if other reviewers went at different times, but for us it was quite relaxed and peaceful! We arrived to a welcome of mint tea and moroccan pastries, where Abdul then went through the check in process with us and gave us a really useful hand-drawn map down to the Djema al Fna market square... this was our godsend during our stay! The riad was lovely and cool in the Marrakech heat, and the rooms were clean and tidy. The shower was a little temperamental, and because of the original stonework the "bathroom" area was not enclosed, so if you have a dinner that doesn't quite agree with you I imagine it can get a bit "not nice" in the room! We stayed in the purple room, and although it was quite pricy the location and standards in comparison to some of the other riads was better so we decided to splash out.

There is also a beautiful roof terrace, and becuase there were only 4 other guests there at the same time as us, we had it to ourselves the majority of the time. The views across the medina are incredible, and you can hear the chants from the local mosque at prayer time, which was actually quite mellowing after a busy day exploring and shopping. The only thing we perhaps found as a negative was the cost of food and drink in the riad - becuase of the local way of life alcohol is pricy anyway, but the riads know it is difficult to get hold of in the Medina walls so it can be a bit of a shock when you first pay your bills, particularly if you're drinking beers! Service can also be a bit slow as the staff are down on the bottom floor, so take their time coming up to the terrace if it's just you - recommend order as many as possible at once!

All in all though, a great place to stay and it was an excellent retreat for our adventure, I would recommend it and would definitely go back if we visit Marrakech again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hey there,thank you so much for your great comment,see you next year...
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Charming atmosphere with a clean pool only used by cockroaches. Still, you're in the middle of the Medina! Rooms are comfy but not very well lit. In winter Marrakech reaches 5ºC and below and thus heaters are needed. The riad's are FAR TOO NOISY. We ended up buying ear plugs. In the summer, air con must produce same effect. However, letting these minor flaws apart, th bathrooms are very clean. Also the rooms. And the service is very helpful. We went on a day excursion and they prepared us a lovely take away breakfast without extra cost. The terrace is cosy though with not very great views.

Room Tip: There's only 5 and you don't want the bottom floor one nor the upper room. First one is very...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Nejma Lounge

Address: 45, Derb Sidi M'hamed El Haj | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #473 of 1,135 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Nejma Lounge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Medina, in the Bab Doukala district of Marrakech, this Riad with a lap pool is a 15-minute walk from Jamaa El Fna Square. ... more   less 
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