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Maison Arabo Andalouse
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Touareg No 67 | K'Sibt N'Hass Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #39 of 472 Hotels in Marrakech
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Newport Beach, California
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“Charming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here our first 3 (of 10) nights in Morocco. When we first arrived, they didn't have a record of our reservation; we had booked directly through the internet, not a middle man, and somehow they didn't have the information.

Mohammad, who works for the Riad next door (Etoile du Sud), said, "we have no problems in Morocco, only solutions") put us in an even nicer room than what we had reserved. We had breakfast once downstairs by the courtyard fountain, and twice more on the terrace: Moroccan coffee, fresh squeezed (as in a few minutes ago) orange juice, croissants, 2 homemade jams, eggs (1 day), and Moroccan pancakes. Delicious!

Besides all this, senior manager Mohammad (different person from earlier one mentioned) was so sweet and doting on my 12 year old son, and helped us procure bus tickets, get our laundry done daily by the Riad cleaning staff, and told us what sites to visit. He was a real gem.

The only critique would be that the water pressure was weak at times and took long to hear up. Also, it is a 5-10 minute walk to the souk markets, whereas some Riads are actually alongside the souks.

The wifi connection here was always reliable (2 other Riads we stayed in had erratic connections).

Stayed April 2014
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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
I'm sorry to admit that I wasn't at the Riad when this kind Madam and his young son was at our Riad we just give to our colleague a help for overbooking.
I can't say nothing about the attitude of the colleague just I do believe the guest expecting what she booked, just sorry about the distance from the Square and Souks,but the quite and silence as a little price.
Choukrane for your well appreciate considerations
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Alicante, Spain
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we arrived late and were transported comfortabley to our riad. They very generously prepared dinner which was ready for us on our terrace when we arrived. The following morning we had breakfast waiting for us and was introduced to our host GPaolo. His knowledge and understanding of Marrakesh was invaluable and enhanced our stay. His staff were hospitable and gracious and we cannot wait to return to the Magical Marrakesh. Many thanks.......until next time...xxx

Room Tip: We had room 6 which was fabulous but understand no. 8 is amazing.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Short but very intensive stay,no a minute was lost except for the contemplating time at the terrace or chatting together concerning the Morocco history, i've not forget the time we spend tolking about our cuisine and how was made the different dishes.
The 2 hours I have organise to spend at the Hammam (Moroccan Spa),unfortunately not our but very close and controlled by ourselves,joint a further relaxing time to charge for the next day return to...............
I'm waiting for the next long weekend.
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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I spend a six days spring holiday in Maison Arabo Andalouse in March. This is the most wonderful, silent, charming place in busy Marrakech. The riad is very well maintained and we stayed in room #8 with our own terrace. Each morning we had our breakfast served here looking at the storks at the building next door and enjoying the view. Breakfast is very good and you should try to have your dinner at the riad one night, the best food we had in Marrakech.
Paolo, the owner, is a very friendly, warm and wonderful host. He does everything to make your stay memorable and his knowledge about Marrakech is huge. You get the feeling that Paolo and his staff almost become family when you are there and staying in Maison Arabo was
half of our holiday. We will for sure be back one day.

Room Tip: choos #8 you pay a little more but have a lovely big terrace where you can relax in privacy with you...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
I was little bit afraid because the weather wasn't so stable on middle of March but the this fantastic couple like so much to have the breakfasts on own terrace that finally become nice.
As for all really travellers they appreciate very much the Riad and for me was a pleasure to share delicious moment discussing about Marrakesh,style of live & cuisine.
Don't worry,when you will be back the Suite n° 8 will be assigned to you.
Choukrane Maa Salama
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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We, the three of us travelled at the beginning of February to Marrakech. We stayed for five nights in the Maison Arabo Andalouse. The room and the service are excellent. Everything is fine and just like in the advertisement described. Mohamed is the brain and the organisator and Paolo ist the head of the Riad. Both and the whole team are always trying to make it as comfortable as possible for you. Enjoy your breakfast on top of the roof and take the top advices for Marrakech which Mohamed has for you! We can recommend this Riad just without any single complaint. Thank you for everything!
Regards from Germany. Anja, Franziska and Marc.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
You where very lucky because on February the breakfast at the big terrace it's well appreciate if it's nice weather,of course not to early on the morning (still bit fresh),for that reason we take time to discuss together regarding the Riad story and Marrakesh on generally,sharing fresh orange juice and the Moroccan crepe just make by our cooker; waiting for Mohamed organise the excursions
I understand your appreciations but for us it's usually,we like ours guests have just a relaxing time.
Choukrane Maa Salama,for your appreciation.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Me and my parents stayed at the Riad Maison Arabo Andalouse for a week. We chose the Riad according to a very positive reviews at Trip Advisor and Booking.com and we weren't disappointed! We can't image a better place to stay for a calm atmosphere in the crazy busy Marrakech! The Riad itself is amazingly beautiful! The rooms are big and have everything you might need. We travel a lot and we think this was one of the best places we ever stayed at, by far! The owner of the Riad, Paolo, is very caring and extremely helpful! He helped us to get around Marrakech, provided us with maps and very useful advices. He is also a great person and thanks to him we felt very welcomed and like at home. The Riad's staff is amazing as well. Fatima and Sara are the best cooks, thanks to them we were spoiled every morning by the tasteful breakfasts and also one evening, by the amazing Moroccan dinner we ordered. Jouanes and Mohamed were very caring and helped us with anything we needed.
Everything at this Riad is perfect and if we are ever back in Marrakech, this place is where we will stay, with no doubts!
Thank you Paolo for everything you did for us! We miss you and your Riad already!:)

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
It's really hard to try to reply at this review,because the guests are so fantastic and for me do not mention her name it's like a insult.
It is more & more difficult to find so enthusiasm on what it's our job to give the best of all ours propositions.
Till when people like you exist our job as a mining.
SHUKRAN
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

First of all, thanks GPaolo for all the excellent arrangement during my trip.
The rooms are well cleaned and organized of Morocco style,but what I am surprised with is the excellent hospitality of all the staffs in Maison.
All the staffs were so kind that our family could spend a really fantastic stay in Marrakech.
I spent the new year holiday with my family in Maison Arabo Andalouse.
This is the first visit for my family to Morocco.
I have no time to check the activity in Marrakech because I tied up by business during the end of the last year.
So I had no way except asking GPaolo,the owner of Maison, for my trip arrangement.
But it turned out to be a really good choice that I relied all on GPaolo.

GPaolo knew what our family would like to do and very kindly arranged all the Marrakech activities including city tour and 1 night camel tent tour.
The first day of my city tour, I left a tour plan sheet which GPaolo gave me in the maison. However, Mohammed kindly drove a scooter and caught up with our taxi just to hand the sheet over to me.
GPaolo thought one step ahead for my family and sorted everything out for us.

Especially Camel tent tour was a great experience for my children.
GPaolo kindly chartered one car and driver for my family tent tour.
The driver was very friendly , could speak English very well and explained all about Morocco.
My son became a good friend of the driver guide when the tour finished.

The last night of my staying in Maison, our family were a little bit tired and no energy to go outside to have a dinner.
Because of that, GPaolo arranged a really fantastic dinner for us in the Maison and we could spend a very relaxed night.

I personally believe that nice and warmful hospitality you'll be given in this Maison could not be done in big hotels.
My children said that when they grew up, they definitely would like to come again with friends
to Maison Arabo Andalouse!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
I'ts for me a pleasure to help ours kind guests to relax,when they give me the timing and the wishes they have it's easy to propose several possibility on relax out of all kind of stress. The long experience, now,let me understand when I have to give my support and the staff acts and follow my intuitions,perfect,what I have to remember the Japanese they don't appreciate to much on our Menu the dishes with "Beldi"(local)vegetable on Sweet&Suer. ""Domo Harigato"",I'm waiting for your sons together with their friends.
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Saumur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We have just come back from a week in Marrakech at the Riad Maison Arabo Andalouse.
We chose the Riad on the strength of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed.
We arranged an airport transfer with GPaolo, which was great and Mohamed met us to show us the final walk to the Riad.
Despite being close to all the bustle, the Riad is in a very quiet street and once inside it is totally calm, and beautiful.
Mohamed is an absolute diamond. He was so helpful and knowledgeable, and nothing was too much trouble. Zahra and Fatima were also great, and made us feel completely at home.
We ate at the Riad one night, and it was the best meal we had in Marrakech. The Tagine of lamb, prunes and almonds was so fresh and tasty.
Our room, no. 7, was lovely - and we loved just lying in bed looking at the amazing structure of the ceiling.
The weather was not that kind to us, being wet and chilly especially at night, but the heating in the room and bathroom were completely adequate and we were never cold.
Although we didn't have much opportunity to use the roof terrace, the views of the storks and across the rooftops was stunning, and when the sun did appear it was a proper suntrap.
All the places we visited on Mohamed's recommendations were superb, and I would recommend the excursion to the Mountains and also the superb Hammam, not far from the Riad.
We were the only guests staying for the majority of the week, so we had the opportunity to view all the rooms, and they were all lovely - which ever room you get you won't be disappointed.
We will definitely return both to Marrakech, which we loved, and certainly to the Maison Arabo Andalouse.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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GPaolo B, Owner at Maison Arabo Andalouse, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Guest,thanks for yours enthusiastic comments and rewarding, but honestly perfection is always something we seek and hope to find. Can you image for a owner like me I'm witch pleasure to read from ours kind Guests so nice comments.
I taught my staff that the Riad must offer same atmosphere with 2 or 20 Guests that it's the only way to give at everybody the impression to be at home.
Choukrane Maa Salama
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Address: Derb Touareg No 67 | K'Sibt N'Hass Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#29 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maison Arabo Andalouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sumptuous,Traditionally Stylish,With An Italian Fashion Appeal This house of traditional Moroccan architecture was built next to the buttresses,an amazing building which hundreds of storks allocate as their nesting place. It has maintained its original building and decorations: stuccos,tiles,cedar wood and geometric floors laid on clay for maintaining a constant temperature. Within the old walls of the "Medina" (old city) a sumptuous Riad residence,next to the buttresses of the Palace "El Badi" of XVI century,certainly a priceless spot. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower,air-conditioning.Furniture in traditional Moroccan decor,wrought iron beds,furnished in Italian silk ,local cotton,and a different coordinated colour in each room with access to terraces. 2 Suites of 42 sqm and 6 suites between 26-30 sqm. Location infos: 7-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna Square 10-minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque 4km from Marrkech-Menara Airport ... more   less 
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