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“Well deserved praise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Al Massarah

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Riad Al Massarah
26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #17 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Brooklyn, New York
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“Well deserved praise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We spent 3 nights in this Riad in August 2012. This was during a relatively slow week, as we were the only guests on our first night. Nonetheless, the Riad is beautiful with interesting and intimate rooms, and great common areas. The location is walking distance from Djemaa El Fna and other sites/attractions, but far enough to be a quiet retreat when you need some rest. The staff and service are great. We had one dinner at the Riad, and the portions were so generous we could not finish any single dish. Definitely worth a look if you plan on spending any time in the Old City portion of Marrakech!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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 January 8, 2013

Having spent 10 days in Morocco, Riad Al Massarah was by far my favourite place to stay. It is beautifully decorated, provides lovely breakfasts (on the roof terrace if it is not too hot!), great hamman treatments and the hosts are really helpful and knowledgeable. Upon arrival, Michael gave us a map of the local area, pointing out places of interest and good places to eat. He also called restaurants to make reservations on our behalf, which was really appreciated. Location is ideal, situated right in the Medina.
I'd recommend booking an airport transfer with the riad - it was a really smooth service and it would have been difficult to find the riad without them.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went to Riad al Massarah for my wifes birthday & had 4 brilliant nights. What a cool and comfortable riad, friendly staff, good food and wonderful architecture and bedrooms. We were bowled over & will be returning. Its especially good being located in the Old City so walking everywhere is very easy and not at all difficult - getting a bit lost is all part of the experience! We enjoyed a 4 wheel trip to the hills and a long walk all organised from the riad.

Room Tip: All rooms looked fine to us.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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 January 4, 2013

Recently spent 4 wonderful nights at Riad al Massarah as part of our elopement 'wedding-moon'. Really appreciated all the personal attention my husband I got from both David and Michael during our stay. They were incredibly helpful coordinating our visit, providing excellent restaurant recommendations and arranging fun excursions outside of Marrakech.
Definitely recommend the airport transfer they provide because the Riad can be tricky to find if it's your first time navigating the medina.
We stayed in the Jade room and loved the privacy up on the rooftop. Fires every night and delicious homemade breakfasts provided a relaxing escape from the wildness of the medina.
Love the proximity of the Riad to all the tourist destinations in Marrakech. With the helpful map provided by the riad, we were able to walk to the Jemaa, Ben Youssef and museum, Majorelle gardens, etc without any problem.
Clean, quiet, convenient, wi-fi and amazing hospitality made this Riad a wonderful place to start our Moroccan adventure! Thank you Michael and David for the lovely time.

Room Tip: Michael was very helpful on a skype call before we booked helping us decide on the perfect room!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This riad is in the heart of the Medina, and if we were to return to Marrakech, we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Michael, Michel and David run a very friendly operation and they couldn't be more helpful. The rooms are excellent, the breakfast magnificent, and the dinners tasty. They'll organise trips for you, book restaurants, and transport you to and from the airport.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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 December 30, 2012

This beautiful Riad is beautifully decorated with modern art, a touch of British plaid and antique pieces. Once you enter from the street you will be amazed at the spaciousness and beauty. The room was comfortable for two, the breakfast was served outside the room on the balcony or you can go up to the roof. We didn't have time to take advantage of the spa / hamman services on offer. The location is great with shopping all around, good cafes and restaurants to choose from and not far from all the souks. The owner on site was very helpful with directions and dining recommendations. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

we stayed for 5 days as part of our honeymoon. the hosts were absolutely wonderful and we would have been a little lost without them! the riad itself is wonderfully decorated and maintained. great rooftop to have breakfast and a drink post roaming the streets in the evening. even the hamman was pretty damned good! couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. thanks so much to everyone there!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Al Massarah

Address: 26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#139 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Responsibly run Riad with La Clef Verte accreditation and Travel Life Gold Award for sustainable tourism. ... more   less 
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Riad Al Massarah Marrakech
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