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Riad Nejma Lounge
45, Derb Sidi M'hamed El Haj | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #398 of 1,032 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Den Bosch
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8 hotel reviews
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“Super stylish riad!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Super stylish riad in the centre of Marakech. Little swimmingpool, terrific roofterrace. The men who work there (French and Moroccan) are really helpfull. They decorated the place so wonderfully! Good shower and bed. In 2007 no wireless internet, but we didn't think that was important. Really really good!

  • Stayed October 2007, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

I stayed at the Riad Nejma Lounge twice, (a total of 7 nights), during a two week visit to Morocco, (the second time unbooked but because of the very warm welcome I had received the first time). A traditional Riad with a very Moroccan feel to it. The room was clean and comfortable, (showers were hot), and breakfast on the roof was a good way to start the day, (make sure you try the fig jam). There is even a small indoor heated pool/bath to relax in by the courtyard. You can order evening meals, (and cold beers), here and the one I had was very tasty!
However, the best thing about the Nejma Lounge are the people who run it. The Manager, Ali, and his staff - Anas, Aziza, Fatima and Faiza - could not be more welcoming and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They really ensure you enjoy, and get the best out of, your stay. I have nothing negative to write about my two stays at Nejma Lounge, only positives. I was very well looked after.
The Nejma Lounge is about 20 minutes, (interesting), easy walk to the Djemaa el-Fna, (the main square), but is also well placed for the Ville Nouvelle district. I didn't need to use taxis to get around and was able to walk everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, February 16, 2010
hi there ,thanks for your sweet comment dear friend and you are always welcome.your stay was very pleasant with us.The manager name is Abdou not Ali.
hope to see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : Abdou Manager
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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We stayed for about a week in this riad, which is located in the Medina of Marrakech.
The staff is very friendly and the service is superb.
The little pool in the lounge is very refreshing after a sunbath on the roofterasse.
A Trip from Marrakech to the peak of Mt. Toubkal was the highlight on our holiday!

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, February 16, 2010
hi there ,thanks for your sweet comment , you are always welcome.
your stay was vso great with us.hope see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : Abdou Manager
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

We stayed at the Nejma Lounge for a week in October and we had the best time! Abdou (the manager) and all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were given help with organising trips out of Marrakech and great tips on exploring the city.
Our room was fantastic and had a great Moroccon feel. We were also unexpectedly upgraded to a better room for our last 2 nights which was a great surprise.
The food at the Riad turned out to be the best we had eaten all week in Marrakech and we also had a great cooking lesson in the kitchen on our last night.
The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a day in the Souks with comfy day beds and couches to relax on.
We would definitely go back to the Nejma Lounge again. Abdou - I am getting better at making the mint tea!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, November 3, 2009
hi everyone, I am very happy to hear from you, we really missed you and your kindness, your stay was very pleasant with us and you are always welcome, congratulations for the mint tea! now try the tagines and salads.hope to see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : abdou manager
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Karlsruhe
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

2nd Riad we stayed in in Marrakesh. This is a great riad we received a very warm welcome (the guy from the hotel already welcomed us with our names), great room, TERRIFIC breakfast, very friendly staff (immediately took care of luggage whilst we were drinking mint tee), directly in the medina but bit on the far left side. About 20 min from Djemaa el fna BUT close to the gare routiere and Medina gate. Only 2 mins from there...so very good to access. Would always recommend it again, only reason I gave it only 4 is the cost/performance ratio since for 75 euros per night i could have expected even bit more compared to the other riads we stayed in. But if you are willing to pay that price for a double: dont search too long for another riad...go there.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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verona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

We spent 2 nights in this riad and overall it is a nice place to stay, really silent and peaceful. The location is not that nice (a very bad area of the medina) , impossible to be found since no indication on the way available.
The room is really small, the toilet is not separated from the room (which is not a problem, but just be more detailed in the site!) and it is really old equipped in comparison to other riads in Morocco of the same price level.
The riad itself is very fashonable, nice terrace and good staff!
To sum up: good location but too expensive for what you really get!
And, no payment receipt, so watch out guys!!! If they don't do the receipt, they don't pay taxes to the country!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, September 11, 2009
Thanks for your comment dear friend and you are always welcome.
about your room and according to your budget you've got what you've paid.
For the received payment you have only to ask,nothing missing , also there is a service of accounting that is the tracking of taxes and recus.thanks for your stay at nejma lounge
Abdou manager riad nejmalounge.
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

My girlfriend and I (both 26yrs old) stayed here for 3 days during the 1st week in August 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. One poor guy who was on the night shift had to stay up until 6.30am to let us in and show us around when we arrived much later than scheduled following a flight cancellation by the useless Royal Air Maroc. The rooms are cosy, the en suite bathroom adds to the authentic Riad atmosphere. The shower was a bit temperamental, but the real appeal is the location, staff and the icing on the cake was the relaxing roof top terrace where you can choose to have breakfast or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina and lay back on one of the roof top beds, and watch the sun descend on the city in the evening.
We thought the location was great as it close enough to the main square (10-15 minute walk) and far enough away that you can get some peace and quiet time on the terrace. It can seem difficult to find at 1st as most places are in Marrakech but once you find your feet, you won’t regret staying here. The staff really compliment the Riad; very friendly, good sense of humour, keep the place impeccably clean and were always on hand to help your enquiries for sights in Marrakech or onto your next destination (in our case Agadir). With that in mind the location is within walking distance to the local main bus station (5 mins walk).
We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this Riad to anyone looking for a relaxing authentic Moroccan experience in a great location in Marrakech.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riad Nejma Lounge Hotel
Riad Nejma Lounge Hotel Marrakech
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #398 of 1,032 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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