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Riad Aubrac
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   29 Derb Ben Allal | Ben Salah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #248 of 1,104 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed at Riad Aubrac Oriental in the Jaquaranda room for four nights and it was by far the best place we stayed in Morocco. The riad is centrally located and you're right in the hustle and bustle when you step out. The riad it's self is a tranquil retreat from the crowds and heat. The riad is decorated lovely and the smell of incense drifting throughout was great. The room itself was large with a quirky bathroom. There was a roof terrace for relaxing with a dipping pool which was great for cooling off. The breakfast was pancakes, yoghurt, bread and jams and freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee - delicious! We also ate in the riad on the final night, we had the lamb and prune tagine and the meal was amazing - I would highly reccomend it!

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when we return to Marrakech.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Very nice Riad, tastefully decorated, in a quite location in the best part of old Medina, close to the main square. Breakfast on the terrace, nice view.
Excellent services. Annie would do anything to help, she even gave me some medicine for my stomach (be careful of what you eat in Djemaa el fna square...).
All in all highly recommended.

Πολύ προσεγμένο ριάντ, μικρό, καθαρό, ήσυχο, διώροφο με εσωτερική αυλή και ταράτσα, κιόσκι, πολύ χαλαρωτική ατμόσφαιρα, άρωμα ανατολής. Η ιδιοκτήτρια εξυπηρετικότατη, το προσωπικό ευγενέστατο.
Έχει δύο ανεξάρτητα κτίσματα, εγώ έμεινα στο πιο σύγχρονο. Πρώτη φορά είναι λίγο δύσκολο να το βρεις, όπως και οτιδήποτε στη μεδίνα, ειδικά χωρίς χάρτη, καλύτερα να κανονίσεις να σε παραλάβουν αυτοί.
Πολύ ευχαριστημένος, το συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Why Riad Aubrac(Oriental)? It was a honeymoon present and a well chosen choice. Riad Aubrac had many good reviews and the location was great.
Location: We couldn't stop rattling on about how central Riad Aubrac was in the Medina The Room: We stayed in the Olivier Suite which had superb storage space, facilities, decor and a much needed controlled A/C for the 40c heat. The room was very clean when we arrived and was cleaned everyday by an amazing staff member Hafida. Every time we would leave the beautiful smell of amber incense would welcome us back to our suite. Food: Food was MARVELLOUS!! I would highly recommend the Lamb Cous Cous Royale (250dh ) which is for two and is a feast for ~£18. We were offered a Morrocan Gris wine on the house which worked a treat. :)
Services: 5*...We had an amazing hammam and massage and a private tour to the atlas mountains. The staff went out of their way to get us the best!!

Room Tip: The Olivier Suite is one of the largest room in the Riad Aubrac (Oriental) its stylish and really qu...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Fantastic Location. 5 Min walk to jemaa el fna. Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great Value. Great breakfasts and dinner if you choose to eat at the hotel. Would recommend you arrange airport transfer through the hotel as a new visitor would find it very hard to find. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

After trawling the internet for Riads in Marrakech, we found the Riad Aubrac via TripAdvisor. The reviews were great and no-one had anything neative to say about it. Well, they were right. There were no rooms at the Riad Aubrac so we stayed in the Riad Aubrac Oriental (Olivier suite) and this is something that I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for traditional Moroccan accommodation of great quality. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The breakfast provided was also very nice and traditional. We ate at the hotel on one occasion and that was delicious too. I treating myself to a Hammam and a massage at the hotel and that was a real positive experience. I can´t not mention the staff at the hotel, who were really very kind and nothing was too much for them. The location of the Riad is good - it´s about a 7 minute walk to the Place Jemaa el Fna and about 1 minute to the start of the souk. We were wondering about whether to eat at stalls on the Place Jemaa el Fna, but it really is something you can safely do without getting ill. Another good tip for eating good food is the Café Arabe (rue de Moussadine) with its loungy yet traditional feel. Bargaining in the souks is a real must. Never pay more than 30-40% of the first price they offer. If you say no and walk away, they will come running after you if your offer was in the right area after all!! Marrakech is a great city to explore for two or three days, and the Riad Aubrac Oriental is the perfect base to set out from.

Room Tip: Though all the rooms are really lovely, the Olivier room is outstanding.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

The Riad Aubrac is tucked away down an alley in the souk that seems to lead to nowhere but once the ancient front door is open you step into paradise. The owner, Annie was very helpful & charming as was Khalid. The breakfast is to die for. It is served on the roof terrace & the local bees join in! We had a Hamman & massage at the sister hotel, the Oriental & it was pure bliss. We ordered a meal on one evening & it truly was the delicious. Thanks to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This was our first trip to Marrakech and to Morocco and after a disastrous trip around India last year, I was naturally anxious about this. I has no cause for concern! I booked this Riad on the strength of reviews on trip advisor. Contacting the Road directly, all of my e-mails were answered promptly. They arranged to collect us from the airport, and when we arrived, sure enough there was the driver waiting for us. As the car could not get close to the Riad, another man was waiting with a cart to take our luggage down to the Riad.

We stayed for 4 nights at the Oriental- the sister Riad to the Aubrac. What a wonderful place! Clean and welcoming, we couldn't have been treated any better. Our meal on the evening of our arrival was delicious. Every breakfast was a joy; simple but exquisite. Do try the pancakes with honey, yummy.

The courtyard, provides a chill out area from the sun and the noise and bustle of the streets that surround the Riad. All of the staff were attentive, and unlike in India did not hold out their hands constantly looking for money. They deserved the tip we left at the end of our stay.

I had a massage one evening and gosh I felt so relaxed afterwards, highly recommend this to anyone.

Our flight back was in the evening, and they allowed us to still use our room, that afternoon, past check out time, so that we could rest and shower etc. What was even more wondrous was the fact that we were not charged for this!!!!! Where else in the world would a hotel manager not seize the opportunity to make some extra money from a guest....

I can not rate this place, the staff, the people of Marrakech highly enough....The people of India would do well to learn something from these people, especially when it comes to keeping streets and hotel's clean!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 29 Derb Ben Allal | Ben Salah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #248 of 1,104 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Aubrac 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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