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“It's the family you wish you had...” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Ariha
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   90, Derb Ahmed Elborj - Sidi Ben | Slimane, Kaa Sour - Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #105 of 471 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“It's the family you wish you had...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

To stay at an hotel is (just) nice. To stay at this riad was an experience! From the taxi driver they sent to pick us up from the airport to the staff and the owners; they were all very welcoming.
After a 3 minute walk through the narrow streets of the Medina you open a door to an oasis of beauty and tranquility.

We came in late on saturday and at our request a meal was prepared for us: the bar was set! It was some of the best food we ate in Marrakech.

The staff was really friendly and non-intrusive. They awnsered any questions we had and gave us very helpfull tips. We even spent some evenings just chatting with the owners and staff members.

When we left, we got a firm hug from all of the (4) staff members you looked after us like family. The beautifull riad, the fantastic staff and (5) comfortable rooms at a great price; why would you stay anywhere else?!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We appreciate your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Barbara, Bader and all the staff in Riad Ariha.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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 February 22, 2012

They say that Marrakech has many hidden gems, well this is definately one of them. Hidden down a little alley in the Medina, Riad Ariha has everything you want for abeautiful Marrakech break. The first things we noticed as we came throught eh door(having been picked up at the airport and delivered right to the front door) was our gorgeously well designed the whole hotel was, it really is a sumptous feast as you come in from a dusky alleyway and enter into alight airy central courtyard. The phots on their web site really do reflect how well the whole place has been designed, add to this the sheer warmth and friendliness of all the staff and the reasonableness of the prices and lovely food! made this a really wonderful find. We are going back in three months!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Thank you so much for all your kind words, and for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you appreciated our riad and we look forward to welcoming you back. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Its a very fine place to stay in a large city and having calmful nights with fireplace (January). We could order a beautifull meal in the evening, which was delicious everyday. We stayed in the Jasmine room with a clear design and loved it to a lot of time ( 4 nights) to have a recreation there. Bader helped us , to find a closed and guarded parking place for our car, which was very important. The whole staff was very nice ( 2 women in the citchen + Abdul+ Amina).We are thankful to Barbara and Bader, to have such a nice place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Thank you for your review. It is heart warming as always to know that our efforts and that of the staff are so appreciated. Best wishes from Barbara,Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and this beautiful and sympathetically restored riad. It's every bit as beautiful as it looks on the website. The owners and staff are welcoming and accommodating and we had excellent email communication with Yvonne during the reservation process. The meal we had in house was very nice and the inclusive breakfast sets you up for the day. I have no hesitation in recommending Ariha!

Room Tip: Jasmine suite has its own fireplace which is very atmospheric at this time of the year!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, February 14, 2012
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Riad Ariha and thank so much for your kind words. I hope we can welcome you again, some time in the future.

We are grateful to you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated.

Yvonne, Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Fantastic Riad, we really enjoyed our stay. Beautifully renovated and decorated, very relaxing atmosphere. Extremely friendly and welcoming staff and owners who make you feel at home at once. Amazing breakfast that changes every morning. We stayed in the Jacaranda room, loved the dome! Thank you Bader, Barbara, Amina and Abdul!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Riad Ariha .

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to post a review, we really do appreciate it.

Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I'm having a week at this great riad; I just slept until 12:30 pm- it's that peaceful. I even still got breakfast when I woke up! The owners have been wonderful; helping me get around, explaining Marrakesh. They really try to make your entire stay a good one. I highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: Top floor may be quieter
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Dublin
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We arranged a driver from the airport - he was very helpful and showed us right to the door which is great as the riad is complex to get too (as many are).
The greeting from the staff was good and the room lovely. When we went for dinner that evening, the night porter showed us to the restaurant and then had someone escort us back. I don't think this was necessary but it was very good of them regardless.
The room was quite big, very clean, and very quiet.
As mentioned in a previous post, you are relying on the quietness of your neighbors in the Riad - but this was the same in the other Riad we stayed at so if you want to stay up late, go the the rooftop (most Riads seem to have one)or stay in a hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in Jasmine on the first floor. It was spot on. The one on the ground floor backs into the...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We always appreciate receiving feedback. Thanks for taking the time to post. Barbara
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Address: 90, Derb Ahmed Elborj - Sidi Ben | Slimane, Kaa Sour - Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#84 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#97 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Ariha 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience another way of living—without forsaking modern comforts. Riad Ariha, a boutique hotel run as a maison d’hôte/B&B, situated in a residential quarter of the old city/medina of Marrakech offers individually decorated rooms, a soothing sanctuary after the tumult and colours of the souks. You are greeted with a friendly smile, Moroccan mint tea and pastries and lots of other goodies.Riad Ariha has five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower. Your room also has a complimentary private safe, individually-controlled air conditioning and heating. There is a bottle of mineral water provided in your room upon your arrival. Free WiFi/high-speed internet on the premises. Freshly prepared breakfast every day, included in the room price.You will enjoy the organic toiletries by Nectarôme – wafting the aromas of the orient as you bathe: orange blossom, lavender, rose, lemon verbena.Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy our spa facilities, perhaps a relaxing hammam, massage or beauty treatment . Savour Moroccan dishes, including vegetarian dishes, freshly prepared by Khatija.Plunge pool in the courtyard.24-hour reception. We are flexible about early check-ins and late check-outs. Luggage can be left for those taking short side trips.Ideal for family reunions or getting together with friends. ... more   less 
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