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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Al Massarah
26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #17 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
New York City, New York
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in May 2013. Charming ambiance, very nice rooms, great location and very lovely hosts. Made us feel very comfortable in the riad, walked us around a little to make sure we had a feel for the city, prepared wonderful food, had great recommendations, and were just a pleasure to hang out with during our stay.

Would certainly go back there if we end up in Marrakech again.

Stayed May 2013, 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 December 7, 2013

There are several riads in Marrakech but what sets this one apart are its little touches. Michael showed up to Bab Doukkala gate to pick us up to walk us to the Riad so that we are better oriented with the location and routes! Very touched... Micheal and Michel make every effort to ensure you are comfortable and that you're best positioned to make the most of your time in Marrakech. Dinner reservations, cafe recommendations, mountain travel arrangements, public hammam arrangements etc, there is precious little the staff won't do to give you a superlative experience!

The rooms are tastefully done up and the food is amazing. The wifi works except in the terrace rooms so that you should keep in mind before your booking.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 4, 2013

Can't recommend this gem of a place enough. Very tastefully decorated. The food & service were both excellent. Especially enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts in the dining room of fresh fruit salad and perfectly cooked eggs.

All the staff was exceptionally friendly, and a special thank you to Marcel for taking us out to our cab in the wee hours of the morning on the way to the airport. The staff was also very helpful in making reservations for restaurants in and out of town.

The Riad truly made our time in Marrakech memorable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Fantastic experience to be there. The riad is calm and inviting with its water features and plants in the middle; the rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable; the breakfasts are delicious; and the service is absolutely first rate. I have absolutely no problem in giving the place an unqualified 100% recommendation.

Room Tip: We stayed in two rooms. One had the most amazing bathroom with a large bath; the other bathroom was...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 November 17, 2013

An Oasis, that's the word to describe it. Peace , great and on the spot service , fantastic details, great advice for shops, tours and restaurants! My only complaint was the hot water, they are working on it, and I am sure MIchael will resolve it!! I will recommend it totally!

Fernando from Ecuador

Room Tip: All are great , but I will choose the one on the roof top!
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  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This Riad is located in a nice neighborhood, near a colorful gastronomic souq. Djemaa el-fna and all the main attractions are reachable with a pleasant walk. The property is decorated with taste. Once inside the first sensation is a breath of fresh air, expecially when you have spent the day in the chaos of the medina. The owners and the whole staff are very friendly and helpful. They will give you advise about what to see, where to eat and many other things. In the morning breakfast is served on the terrace. Food at the Riad is great: we had our first dinner there and it was delicious, the same talking about breakfast.
Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 October 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on our recent honeymoon and loved it. It is in a great location in the medina such that it is easy to find and to walk to/from, but it is off the main thoroughfare so it isn't too loud or crowded. When we arrived, Michael gave us a great orientation to the city and recommended a number of cafes and shops. The riad has even created their own proprietary tourist map (because the owners found other tourists maps to be incorrect or unclear) with tons of notable restaurants and shops marked in every price range. Our room was impeccably clean and the staff provide services that you would expect at hotels, like turn-down service. The room was decorated in beautiful white and orange, and the bathroom was huge and luxurious. The common areas include a great rooftop terrace, pool area, and balcony; and you can take your breakfast in any location. In typical Moroccan dar/riad style the breakfast was substantial and fresh. The building has a couple of idiosyncrasies: there are no locks on the doors, and the traditional Moroccan doors fit on the outside of the doorways rather than in them so they are far from soundproof. We never found either of these items to be a problem, the staff is always around and visible that gives an air of security. We had dinner at the riad one night, and it was one of the most memorable of the trip. It was familiar Moroccan fare but with a modern twist: our salad came in a cool geometric-shaped presentation, and the delicious chicken tajine was prepared with a salty white cheese. Travelers in Morocco often mention getting tired of tajine, but these little touches made theirs seem fresh and memorable. I can't recommend this place enough, we loved it there.

  • Stayed September 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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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:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#136 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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