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“Nice and charming hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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8 Derb Ahmar | Quartier Laksour Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #276 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Kleve, Germany
1 review
“Nice and charming hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Riad de L'Orientale is a very nice small hotel. The staff is really caring and very nice. Breakfast is yummy. There is also a nice roof top with a cosy corner where you can sit in the shadow when it is a bit windy or when the sun is to hot.

We really enjoyed our time there :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
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  • Value
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have just had a five day break at the Riad de l'Orientale. The temperature was up to 45 degrees so the lack of air-conditioning and a fan which was on a timer were a bit of a disadvantage. But it was good value for money, well located (if a bit difficult to find at first) and Latifa and Rashid could not have been more helpful. Be aware that the area is traffic free and therefore you have to walk a fair way in the heat to get to the hotel. We did not try the dinners, but the breakfasts were good with home made cakes, jam etc. All in all a very good value break with lovely people looking after the riad.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Jinja, null, Uganda
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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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New Malden, United Kingdom
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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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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
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Ranked #276 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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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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