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“Beautiful riad with helpful staff” 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 #91 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful riad with helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for five nights. The riad was very clean and peaceful. Walking through the busy medina it always felt relaxing to arrive.

About 20 minutes walk to the Djeema El Fna (although the first time will take longer as it is easy to get lost in the souks!).

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Amina organised a transfer to and from the airport, a trip to the Atlas mountains and a visit to a hammam. I emailed ahead for the transfer and organised the rest once we had arrived.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you so much Tim, we so appreciate your lovely review. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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Rating summary
  • 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 May 25, 2013

we spent a week with the family in the riad ariha to celebrate my 60th birthday. we booked all 5 rooms for a reasonable price. it was a great experience, everything was fine- the riad, the rooms , the very good and individual breakfast, and also the two dinners we had there. the cook is excellent, she was organizing within in few hours a very nice dinner for 10 people from fresh goods only. the staff is very friendly. booking of tours is very professional ( and less expansive compared to traveling offices). in summary, a great experience.
only limitation: if you are not in a group or family, book one of the three rooms at second level, they are more quiet, at basement level you have the noise of the guests during breakfast etc., not important if everybody know each other. outside riad is a busy part of the medina, more than in south part but also more original life...

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We very much appreciate it.
Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have been to Marrakech a number of times and Riad Ariha is by far the best place I have ever stayed in. I stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend and we loved it so much, we found ourselves not leaving the Riad at all for a whole day! The food was superb, the bathrooms are very clean and the beds are very comfortable. I cannot thank the staff of Riad Ariha enough for making our stay so amazing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you so much Patrick, for such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that your stay in our riad was such a pleasing experience. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed in Riad Ariha for two nights in April 2013. Its a very pretty traditional style riad in the medina in Marrakesh. Light and airy, very clean and well looked after. It has a pretty roof terrace and relaxing communal areas, a definite welcome break after spending the day walking around the town which is hectic to say the least. We were in Jasmine room on the first floor which was lovely, tall windows, clean lines and white decor, lots of natural light with an airy feel. The bathroom was spotless and the shower was hot and powerful.

The staff were fabulous, super friendly and helpful, we mistakenly left something behind when we had checked out and they arranged to have it driven to our new accommodation which was 3 hours away in Essaouira! We couldn't have asked for a better service to be honest. The breakfast was lovely and we had an evening meal there which was delicious. A fabulous stay in a well run professional riad.

Room Tip: The rooms 1st floor upward have more privacy than the ground floor ones.
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  • Stayed April 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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ArihaMarrakech, Manager at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are so pleased that
you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our efforts.
Barbara, Bader and all the team at Riad Ariha
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This Riad has everything you could want from a trip to Marrakesh - excellent location for exploring the city (once you have mastered the 'map'), peaceful interiors, friendly staff, good food, and a great roof terrace. Absolutely nothing was too much hassle for the owners and the staff at this place, they went to extremes to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

I would recommend this Riad for everyone and would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
It is always so heartwarming to know our guests have enjoyed they stay with us. Thank you so much. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Ariha.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A safe haven in the heart of the marrakech alleys.. my husband and i visited this riad in october last year, transport pick up from el jadida was well organised.. our hostess amina was very helpful with directions and arranged a perfect welcome meal.. room was spacious and always cleaned perfectly.. would recommend this riad to travellers

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Ariha.
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The place was perfect! The owner picked me up from the airport, helped with my young child, and all the staff gave me a warm welcome. They served me the best fresh-squeezed orange juice I've had in my life, and cooked extraordinary meals (herb stuffed chicken, tajin, couscous, and a delicious array of salads). The room was lovely, very clean, with a view over the courtyard and a fresh breeze through the large windows. Everything in the Riad is harmonious -- all the interior decorating and the design of the structures themselves (check out the shower!) blends and gives a sense of calm. My two-year-old daughter thoroughly loved the place, and that's the best test for me! If you're looking for a place where you never need to worry and can simply relax, then this is it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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ArihaMarrakech, Owner at Riad Ariha, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
We are so glad you found your stay peaceful, this is what we strive for. Barbara, Bader and all the team at Ariha.
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Address: 90, Derb Ahmed Elborj - Sidi Ben | Slimane, Kaa Sour - Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#74 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#79 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Ariha 3*
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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