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“avoid unless you want to be robbed!” 3 of 5 stars
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Riad Dar Rassam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   103 Derb El Qadi Azbezt, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #286 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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3 hotel reviews
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“avoid unless you want to be robbed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 via mobile

Generally the riad is excellent, the decor is amazing and the owner Simo was adorable. The seating area on the roof however was covered in yellow stains which was explained by the strong smell of cat pee. There were also only 2 sun loungers, which would have caused some issues I imagine if the riad was at full capacity (10-12!). Luckily the 2 of us had it to ourself all week.

The location isn't great, and I wouldn't recommend staying in the old town medina unless you have your wits about you, as you will be heckled, sworn at, followed by drug dealers or hassled by false guides.

The major problem I had was having £40 stolen from my room, which they don't provide locks for. It had to have been the housekeeper or one of her numerous friends that seemed to wander in and out constantly, however the owner Simo was clearly disturbed that this could have happened and even gave me some money to try to make up for it, but the damage was done. Other than that, mainly very good...

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

The rooms were spacious, and the staff were friendly and polite. The rooftop area was disappointing though, it was in a really bad state when we were there.

Not the best location, it was extremely disturbing trying to navigate our way back to the riad at night because the little alleys to the riad were not lit.

Also, be sure not to fall for one of the riad owner's traps. The meals offered were way overpriced, you can definitely find better tasting ones around the area at a much cheaper price.
Don't pay and go for any of the tours that he suggest either, because he charged us more than 3 times what the other tour agents were charging.

Wouldn't recommend this place unless you're desperate for a place to stay because it gets really annoying how the owner tries to rip you off for almost everything

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

The hotel is an absolute diamond in the rough, the Riad spills charm and the staff are lovely! all the rooms a authentic riad style and all in fantastic condition/new, the roof is a lovely place to sit and read a book or go downstairs and sit in the open roof eating area, its small and cozy!! the only down side is the location, it is in the heart of the medina and you have to walk down small narrow dark ally ways, i would recommend staying here with a group then you will have no problems, to be honest all the locals are lovely however it is still a littel scary and some parts you will need a torch, after about 10:30pm the streets are dead with the occasional drunk wondering around.

this is the ONLY down side to the hotel everything else was absoultely amazing!

  • Liked — the charm
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Rassam

Address: 103 Derb El Qadi Azbezt, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#113 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Rassam 3*
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