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“BEAUTIFUL RIAD - PERFECT LOCATION” 5 of 5 stars
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8 Derb Ahmar | Quartier Laksour Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #254 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“BEAUTIFUL RIAD - PERFECT LOCATION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were recommended the Riad by a friend and couldn't have been mor epleased. I had been to Marrakech before and stayed in a lovely Riad however the location was so difficult to find that we needed a mobile phone to call the Riad in case we got lost - Riad de l'Orientale was however so perfectly located just tucked into the Medina minutes from the main square which made it so easy to find once the souks closed down in the evening. The staff were so friendly and I loved Mimi the beautiful house cat. The room was a lovely size and they had a beautiful terrace where we ate breakfast and soaked up some of the Morrocan sun. Would highly recommend staying here.


Stayed May 2013

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This jewel in the middle of the medina is what you have been looking for, really. Everything about this place is perfect. Others have already described the riad well, but the true gem in this riad is Latifah. Latifah is the manager of the riad and she will make everything about your stay wonderful. She will help you with your riad reservation, getting to the riad from the train/plane, suggesting places to visit, etc. Look no further than the Riad de l'Orientale if you want to enjoy a great time in Marrakech.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Hi - thank you for your kind words. I couldn't agree more re: the real gem in the riad - Latifa is utterly fantastic and we're very lucky to have her with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that it lived up to expectations. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. All the best, Hugo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We visited Riad De L'Orientale with a large group of friends and had a wonderful weekend. The food was delicious and the staff warm and welcoming. The medina is just around the corner as is the main square where we ate many a delicious morrocan meal. - Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation! We hope we'll see you again in Marrakech in the near future... Best wishes, Latifa & Hugo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Loved staying here, in the middle of all the action but still quiet at night. The best was breakfast- fig jam on chapati or toast still dream about it and very friendly staff. Would def head there again if I get chance to go back to morocco.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for the comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again in the future! Hugo & Latifa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Riad De L'Orientale was recommended to us by friends of friends and we were not disappointed, a true oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech Medina.

Latifa and Zacharia made us very welcome and were very helpful.

The meals we took at the L'Orientale were beautifully presented and delicious!

The accomodation is lovely and as described.

Good value for money and very different from a hotel. I would highly recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Hi Julie - thank you for taking time to write these kind words an I am happy you had a good stay. We look forward to seeing you soon. Latifa
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We came across this place as it was recommended by one of my friends who had stayed a year ago. We were warmly greeted by the staff and they were all very friendly throughout our stay. The Riad is in a great location, very close to the main square. The rooms are a good size, very clean and safe and the breakfast gave a great start to the day. High recommended and would definitely book again on my next visit.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thanks for the comments and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you soon! Hugo & Latifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

1. reasonable price
2. wifi is accessible in room (at least my room, number 3)
3. hotel staffs are really helpful (booking taxi, restaurants etc. on).
4. close to the medina ( old market), which is really easy to walk around
5. the breakfast is good and they will customize your order for free

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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hsomershamjones, Manager at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind review - we're pleased you found us good value and hope to see you again one day. All the best, Latifa
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Additional Information about Riad de l'Orientale

Address: 8 Derb Ahmar | Quartier Laksour Medina, Marrakech 40000, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #254 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad de l'Orientale is a small, family-owned riad, situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. The riad, a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house, has been traditionally restored and has uniquely attractive rooms, all with en-suite facilities. ... more   less 

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