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Riad El Sagaya
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150 Rue El Gza | Arset Ihiri, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #210 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
1 review
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“Would recommend this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my man and our 2 kids (the youngest was only 9months old). We booked the Douiria suite. The room is actually huge and beautifully decorated. The rooftop terrace is great to relax on. The ground floor with the pool is wonderful when you get in the first time you know you will love the place already. We had the perfect stay, especially thanks to Yacinne and the girls Hanan and Bouchra, they made everything (and more) to make us feel at home.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

i have not rated anywhere as 5 star but this place is exactly what i needed and what people should expect from a riad in marrakech. a quiet oasis in the middle of the crazy medina you do feel like you are another world away. the reception area is beautiful and relaxing. the rooms are luxurious without being pretentious. the best part of the place is the terrace on the roof which has sunbeds, shisha tables and cushions everywhere. the hotel staff also bring breakfast up to the terrace so you can eat in the sun.
the staff are wonderful- so friendly and accommodating.i would recommend this place to everyone.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed in the Aladdin room which took us by surprise as it was literally next door to the breakfast and reception. That said it wasn't a problem falling out of bed into a beautiful homemade breakfast of crepes, fresh orange juice and hot coffee. The rooms were spotless and cleaned every day, staff were friendly and welcoming. The peace and quiet is such a welcome from the mad world of the souks and the roof top terrace is a pleasant way to chill out after a hard days shopping. The price is reasonable. Marjorella gardens a short stroll away and once you get used to the area, this riad is easy enough to find and about a 20 minute stroll to the main square.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

So many of the reviews here have described this Riad as an 'oasis', emphasising how tranquil it is, compared to surrounding streets of Marrakech... I hope this doesn't bore you, but this is going to be another of those raving reviews. It's difficult to comprehend the sense of peace, comfort and relief to be found within the safe, beautifully whitewashed walls of Riad El Sagaya without also experiencing the chaos encountered once you step outside the door. This is not to say that the Riad is in a bad or difficult location. On the contrary, it is in an excellent position, giving you equally easy access to sights both inside and outside the Medina (the walled Old City). Youssef and the other staff are trustworthy, genuinely helpful and friendly. Don't be afraid to ask Youssef for tips on anything Marrakech-related- he's as street-smart as he is refined, and will generously share useful knowledge which your guidebook neglects to mention. Everywhere you look is inspiration- the wall-climbing flowers reaching for the blue sky above the courtyard, the little birds flitting inside the house and waiting for crumbs of your simple and yet perfect breakfast. The interiors are delightful, colourful, beautiful and balanced- you can experience the traditional Moroccan design, while still enjoying the smooth white sheets and cleanliness we come to expect from a high quality hotel. If you still need help making up your mind, then all that remains is this - this Riad has my FULL recommendation. I cannot imagine anything that could disappoint you here. For me personally - Marrakech, the city of my dreams, turned out to be more topsy-turvy than I could handle. But this Riad was exactly what I wanted, and it gave to me the relaxation, friendliness, honesty and magic which I had travelled to this city to seek.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed here end of February 13. Friendly, relaxed and helpful staff. Traditional Riad with a large comfortable roof terrace with mountain top views. Location near Gare Routiere for airport bus. Riad a quiet peaceful haven compared to the crazy streets of the Medina outside. Good value for money. Basic tasty breakfast, comfortable beds and very clean rooms.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here in Feb 2013 and has a fantastic time.

The location is perfect, walking to distance to all the sights and on a relatively quite road (for Marrakesh) which is easy to find.

I found it odd that people complained about the location. The Riad is located in the medina and right between all the sights. The Yves Saint Laurant gardens are about 10min walk to the north west and the souks and main square are about a 15min walk to the South East with the tombs about a 20-25min walk.

The staff were incredibly friendly and didn't mind us purchasing wine and drinks from the supermarket and drinking them on the terrace which was fantastic as not many places in Marrakesh serve alcohol.

The rooms are beautiful and cleaned every day. The shower was hot and each one in the hotel seems very unique. We had all the 4 rooms on the middle floor and they were all perfect. We stayed in Feb and there were no problems of being cold. The beds have lovely thick duvets on them and there are also blankets if you need them (we didn't).

The roof top terrace is beautiful and so quiet compared to the chaos just outside the front door. We found the breakfast perfect, orange juice and coffee with amazing morrocan pancakes and bread and jams.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We (my friend and i) recommend this very nice and traditional Riad for sure!
You are staying in the hart of the Medina. Typically Maroccon style! It is very busy outside, but when you are step in to the Riad you are enjoying the silence!
Our room was big and had a bathroom with a bad. Very nice!
Breakfast is simple and every day the same, but ok. In the medina there is a lot of food that you can buy for a few dirham. There is also a supermarket nearby.
The Riad is clean and the staff is very, very friendly and helpful.
A perfect stay for a few days in Marrakech!
The jemaa el fna square is about 15 till 20 minutes walking. The riad is in the north of the medina. You can walk to every tourist attraction, but remember that you are making a lot of meters. So put on good shoes. Use can use a map (to get an idea of the touristic places) but you can easily get lost in the souks...but...also that is a whole experience!
Must do: in the evening go to the jemaa el fna square and enjoy your diner there. It is delicious and cheap.
Be aware of ' guids' who wants to guide you around. They ask afterwords money for it.
And....in the souks they ask al lot of dirham for the souvenirs, try to get it a lot cheaper. Its a game and it is normal to do! Enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 150 Rue El Gza | Arset Ihiri, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#117 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad El Sagaya 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simplicity - authenticity - Riad Elsagaya - Marrakech The riad is ideally located in the centre a Marrakech, a few minutes on foot from the magical Jamaa El Fnaa square and from the new city “Guéliz”. Annabella and Youssef, an Anglo-Moroccan couple, will look after you during time of your the stay. than the riad has 8 rooms that can accommodate 2 or 3 people and a large suite for 4 people ... more   less 
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