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Riad Djemanna
69 derb el Halfahoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #161 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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“Lovely riad in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just back from a short break in Marrakesh, where we stayed in this attractive little riad in the heart of the medina. A friendly welcome and a cool, calm, clean oasis from the busyness of Marrakesh, just a few minutes' walk from the souks and the square. Our room was a suite on the ground floor, opening directly on to the main atrium, with a sofa, coffee table and ensuite bathroom which was beautifully decorated. We had some concerns that we would be disturbed by other guests' comings and goings but it was actually very quiet. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the rooftop terrace after a day's sightseeing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This Riad was easy to find even though it was tucked away. On arrival we received a warm welcome from Zohara the Manageress who made us feel at home immediately. Our room on the 2nd level overlooked reception and plunge pool. The Decor was beautiful.
We found our way easily to the medina main square, a 10 minute walk and the new city 15 minutes through a local market in the opposite direction.
I would highly recommend this Riad for value, location and hospitality.

Room Tip: As it is a small Riad I imagine all rooms are of equal standard
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 October 2, 2013

We loved our 5 day stay in the Riad Djemanna. The riad is small and run by a small team of extremly helpful and friendly staff, and it has a wonderful homely, relaxed and welcoming feel.

Our room (Sapphir - the standard room) was extremely clean, beautifully decorated, and matched the photo on the website. It was great for relaxing in on the bed after a day in the souks.

The rest of the hotel was just as good - very clean and beautifully done. The central courtyard was stunning with a beautiful little dipping pool to cool your feet in, and the roof terrace was a great place for breakfast, or to relax on as the sun goes down.

The location is good - about 15 mins walk from the souks or main square. You do have to walk down some narrow alleys off the main drag, but I never felt threatened and it felt perfectly safe. I would certainly recommend this Riad to any of my friends.

Room Tip: Our room (Sapphir - the standard room) was beautiful and comfortable, but if you want lots of living...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a little gem, hidden away down a side alley. The welcome was good and the room 'turquoise' was excellent, with a good outside sitting area. We ate in one night and the food was very good. The staff were helpful, nothing was too much trouble. A good place to stay (and the work in the alley has finished) within easy reach of the square, the souk and walkable to Majorelle gardens.

Room Tip: The higher floors have bigger rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

The Riad Djemanna is a lovely place tucked away from all the noise but yet right in the old city. We were welcomed warmly with the traditional tea in front of one of the beautiful pools with rose petals floating on it. From there we were shown to our room which was very nice with a good bathroom. The bed again was adorned with rose petals and came with dressing gowns and all the trimmings. Breakfast was very good and available from 8-11 which was great. We were off on very early trips on two mornings and the staff were very kind and did our breakfast at 630 for us. The inside of the hotel is lovely and the sunny roof terrace great for breakfast. We had dinner in the hotel on one evening and had lovely food and great service. A real traditional Riad but done well so you get everything you would want from a modern hotel at the same time. The only downside is that to get to it you go down a long and when we were there dug up alleyway. That said it always felt safe and it was being dug up to lay pipes so by now it is probably shiny new. A good find.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The approach down the alleyway is more than disconcerting, positively dangerous as said alleyway is being dug out and is not advisable for folks with unsure gait. The riad itself is beautiful, it is actually a double one so double everything from patio to terrace. We had a room on the ground floor, actually a converted sitting room as they are on the ground floor, not recommended as a little damp. The higher the better. This justifies my rating, would have been very good had we been upgraded like the guests just before us.
Breakfast on the terrace is lovely, staff like everywhere in Morocco that we can tell extremely friendly and helpful. Location is more Dar El Bacha than Bab Doukkala, so convenient for the Medina in all directions.

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor and ask about progress of the digging in the access alleyway.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The approach down alleyways is a little disconcerting, but once through the heavy wooden door any misgivings disappear
Decorated with colour and imagination, with welcoming and attentive staff this place rapidly becomes a home from home. We had an evening meal here as well and it was the best of the holiday.
Nothing was too much trouble for either the manager or her deputy.
A real find

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 69 derb el Halfahoui | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #161 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Djemanna is ideally located at the heart of the medina, two steps from Jemaâ-El-Fna square and the main souks “local markets”. You will be hosted in a charming Riad of typically Moroccan architecture. ... more   less 
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