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“Great Hotel, Great food, Great People” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Lalla
Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime - 16 Derb Jamaa | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #221 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Hotel, Great food, Great People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

We stayed at Casa Lalla in late May and early June, either side of a walking trip in the Atlas. The hotel was fabulous and a welcome refuge from the sights and sounds of the Medina. Annabel, Pierre and all the staff at the Hotel were fantastic..nothing was too much trouble, they catered for our every need. We ate in the hotel on a couple of occasions, the food was superb, service excellent and setting splendid. We are returning to Marrakech next yaer and won't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

A very stylish Riad in the very heart of the Medina. The tasting dinner which is held five times a week and prepared by the owner, Pierre, is a gourmets delight and excellent value for money. Our bathroom and feature bedroom was well equipped and the four poster bed was very comfortable. Pierre and Annabelle's attention to detail and attentive service made this a very special and memorable trip. Thank you.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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atlanta, ga
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6 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed for two nights at Casa Lalla in April, 2011. This was our first trip to Morocco and Marrakesh. The riad is pristine and beautifully decorated. We loved the muted colors and fabrics and found the roof deck to be wonderfully relaxing.

Because we were traveling for several weeks through Europe (with a short 2-night detour in Marrakesh) we were on a bit of a budget and reserved the least expensive room, which I think was called Songe d'une nuit d'Eté. The room is a mirror image of A l'Ombre des Orangers, also on the ground floor. The room has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a sleeping loft above with nice linens and very comfortable bed. The room was small, yet lovely. If we were not on a budget, we would have upgraded to a larger room. It would have been worth the extra 15 or 20 euros per day to have more space.

The owners were friendly and very helpful with directions and recommendations. We really enjoyed the selection of local breads, fruits and orange juice at breakfast. Be sure to request oeuf' (eggs) with fromage (cheese). Delicious! On our last night we asked to purchase a bottle of wine to drink on the rooftop deck from a member of the restaurant waitstaf. He graciously served us on the roof and even provided some yummy bar snacks as a nice surprise! On the lovely roof deck you feel a hundred miles away from the chaos of the main square...a great memory for us!

The property is in a wonderful location, located off of Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime, which is one of the main "streets" that leads to Djemaa el-Fna (5 minutes or less). It's clearly marked with a hand-painted sign "Casa Lalla" at Derb Jamaa. Just follow the signs that lead you through the winding (Derb Jamma) alley.

TIP: You can take the tourist airport shuttle #19 from the airport to bus stop #6. Round-trip fare is 30 dirham (about $4 US). When you get off the bus, walk past Club Med which will be on your left, toward the marketplace Djemaa el-Fna. Once you enter the marketplace’s main square keep right. You'll soon see the area with a concentration of orange juice vendors, take a hard right. Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime is the first main "alleyway" on the right. (If you get to the souks near the back of Djemaa el-Fna you’ve gone too far.) Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime is too narrow for cars...only pedestrians and scooters. Follow Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime for a few minutes and keep watch overhead for the "Casa Lalla" sign at Derb Jamaa (on your left). Knowing this would have saved us much frustration and about $10 in unnecessary cab fare and bag service. I also believe Casa Lalla will arrange transportation if you are staying three nights or longer.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in the Casa Lalla. Pierre-Olivier and Annabelle couldn't have been more attentive and welcoming as were all their staff. The experience of being looked after like this puts any normal hotel stay to shame. But it wasn't intrusive or 'in your face' - just relaxed, friendly and very considerate. For example, any logistical detail was covered and taken care of (taxis, restaurant bookings, excursions etc) - even when we hadn't asked and were simply unaware!

The Riad itself is beautifully designed and furnished with great attention to detail and the roof terrace was a real haven both at breakfast and after a long day in the city.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Casa Lalla was recommended to us by a friend and what a fabulous recommendation it was! It's simply a haven of relaxation which is just what you look for after a day exploring the souks. The roof terrace could be a million miles away from the madness of the Place Jemaa el Fna and the Riad is simply but beautifully furnished. I agree with others, the breakfasts are fabulous and the staff helpful and very welcoming. The Hamman and massages on site are a bonus! It was great to be collected from the airport as the Medina can be confusing at first.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

The owners of Casa Lalla are perfect hosts and the style and quality of their service was most relaxing and enjoyable. We had never stayed in a riad before and I was particularly interested in discovering more about the style of the architecture and how this typical Moroccon design has worked for so many years.

The attention to the detail of the fixtures, fittings, furniture, furnishings, and decor is just beautiful and you won't be disappointed; it's an oasis in the middle of one of the world's most exciting cities.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

My husband and I chanced on Casa Lalla. We were staying at a large hotel on the outskirts of Marrakech and for our last night wanted to stay in a Riad. This one ticked all the boxes. We had a sumptuous meal cooked by the owner which combined his french cooking expertise with local ingredients, our room was elegant, immensely comfortable and stunningly furnished as was the whole riad. We had a Hammam and massage on site which was just what we needed and excellently delivered. The breakfast was a real treat - freshly squeezed orange juice, local breads, eggs cooked to request, coffee. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Perfect.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime - 16 Derb Jamaa | Marrakech Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#93 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#164 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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