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Riad Due
2 Riad Laarousse, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #172 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“take us back NOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My wife and I booked here for three nights on our first trip to Marrakesh and staying here was the best way to introduce us to Morrocan life. Such a beautiful calm oasis hidden behind a tiny door, with calm lovely service, gorgeous rooms with a fireplace, enormous beds, massive bathrooms and amazing lunch on the rooftop terrace. Stay here.

  • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here at this Riad. Thank you so much to Khaled for looking after us so well. We had a beautiful breakfast on the roof terrace- and the breakfast here was absolutely divine! The riad is very clean and stylish and most of all so private you feel like you are the only one staying! We stayed in the suite on the ground floor and the bed was the biggest and most comfortable I have ever stayed in! In the evenings we sat in the courtyard with a glass of wine away from the wind on the terrace. All in all I would definitely Definitely come back and stay here and recommend!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Me and my partner spent 3 nights in this very stylish riad in end February/beginning Mars. The entrance surpriced us as it's just a beautiful but anonymous door on a very quiet street just 10 minutes walk (if you know the way) from Djemaa El Fna. I think they only have 4 rooms which are all huge and very tastefully decorated if you like a mix of modern and traditional furnitures, colours, features etc. Our room was huge with a very large bathroom. The service by the staff was excellent and they served us a delicious breakfast every morning. We never had dinner at the hotel. They have also a big roof terrace which we didn't unfortunatelly use due to the cold weather. I would definitly recommend this place to friends and family. If it's full, I would check out the 2 other Riads.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Riad Due is truly an oasis amid the chaos, noise, and excitement of the Medina and souks. The staff is extremely helpful. They helped guide us through the medina, make reservations, and made a breakfast that ranks as one our highlights for the entire visit.

The rooms (4) were all well decorated and comfortable. We had one of the bigger rooms and it was spectacular.

The location is superb if you want to be in the middle of the Medina. It is on the northern edge of the souks and a quick walk to great spots like Terasse de Espices (2 mins). The main square is a 8-10 minute walk through winding pathways.

Since there is a "sister" Riad (Riad 72) a short walk away, you can use their spa (highly recommended) for a hammam and massage.

We highly recommend Riad Due.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed for two nights at Riad Due, booked through Mr and Mrs Smith. The airport transfer, arranged by the Riad was very smooth. The cab was met by Rashid who took us through the Medina to the Riad. The Riad itself is stunning, it is visually very tasteful, the rooms are gorgeous. We stayed in the smallest/cheapest room. It was more than adequate. There was a wood fire in the room, already laid and ready to be lit (although the weather was great, temperature drops in the evening) - I would recommend January as a great time to go; cheap, not too hot or crowded, with the added bonus of a bit of winter sun on our bones).

We were met by Touria, who looked after us through out our stay and was brilliant. There whenever we needed anything, not pushing tours, trips or restaurants, very attentive but not in anyway overbearing. Shortly after arriving we were introduced to Rhislane, who manages all of the Uovo riads and is normally based at Riad 72. Rhislane was also excellent. He rang to speak to us at breakfast every morning to check how things were going, very informative and personable, pleasant and helpful. All our requests were met and then some. We were also helped by Khalid - anytime we needed directions or guiding. We have stayed in many upmarket hotels - the service at Riad Due was the best I have experienced.
We had a meal cooked on the first night - traditional Moroccan, very palatable. The meal was served in the courtyard, Rashid lit the fire. It was lovely. Breakfasts also fabulous, we had ours served in the courtyard, but it can be served in the room.
Other areas to relax and enjoy included a chill out room (with air conditioning for the summer months) and lovely roof terrace.
We also booked a hammam, based at Riad 72. Khalid escorted us there again - Riad was gorgeous (although I did prefer Riad Due) and hammam and massage excellent.
I cannot praise the staff highly enough. I would strongly recommend this Riad as a great base for exploring Marrakesh, providing an oasis of peace and calm, great service, great accommodation, great location. Rhislane, Touria, Rashid and Khalid - thank you very much. Like Arny.. I'll be back.

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  • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

my eight-year-old daughter and i booked into this riad for 5 nights in late november 2012. at each step of the way--from communications responding to requests for information to booking to arrival to departure--we were greeted with helpful, friendly and kind treatment.

emanuela, the manager of all three of the uovo riads in marrakech, was very well spoken in both french and english (neither of which is her native tongue) and was extremely helpful in the booking process. she also stopped by the riad when we were there to introduce herself, and we were welcomed by her and her staff at one of their other riads during our stay so we could take a tour and have a lovely afternoon tea.

the staff at riad due--rhizlane, khalid, rashid, habib and the lovely women who cared for us with the kitchen and housekeeping services--were attentive, kind, warm and generous. they truly made us feel like we were at home in marrakech, and this was no small feat for my daughter who was quite homesick at first. we were treated to guidance throughout the city when we asked for it and to recommendations for touring and eating, and we enjoyed many lovely moments in conversation with each of them. at once, they were always professional and responsive. we felt very comfortable, safe and well attended to.

we enjoyed our beautiful room (the suite abdel) with its gorgeous appointments including a demi-swimming pool for a bathtub and an enormous walk-in closet beyond the abundant seating and sleeping area and generous bathroom area. we saw each of the other suites as well and had a hard time deciding which was the most beautiful. in the end, we decided they were all spectacular. if we could have stayed longer, we would have tried staying in each of them!

the rooftop was our chosen morning location where i did yoga and my daughter relaxed on the gorgeous lounge furnishings and watched movies on the laptop. although the wifi is spotty in the riad, i ascribe that more to marrakech than to the riad itself. i am a bit ashamed that i needed it at all since the riad was such a welcome respite from all things quotidian in my normal life.

the food was outstanding on all levels. the breakfasts were ample and fit for a queen (and a princess), replete with local delicacies and even some european touches. the staff always seemed to know when we were rising and got breakfast ready to serve just as we were emerging from our suite. even on the morning of our departure when we had to leave quite early for the airport, breakfast was served beautifully and timely. dinners were equally enchanting and were easy to arrange with a little advance notice. we had arranged for a light dinner to be waiting for us on the evening of our arrival, and we were welcomed with the mostly sumptuous meal of carrot and orange bell pepper soup and a traditional tagine with chicken and olives. my only caveat with à la carte meals is that they are a bit pricey by my standards, but they are, admittedly, well worth the cost. on the other evenings when we had dinner at the riad, we were able to make some specific requests that the staff was, as usual, happy to oblige us.

riad due offers a sumptuous environment complemented by an attentive, professional and kind staff. i recommend it highly.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This was the second riad we stayed at when we went to Marrakech. Khalid, one of the helpers in riad, was kind enough to pick us up from the previous riad at which we were staying. The room we stayed in (for two people) was spacious and the bathrooms/shower was bigger than the first riad we stayed at. The location of this riad is very convenient, just next to the main thoroughfare of the northern part of the medina, yet close enough to the area accessible by taxis. Despite the proximity to the medina, it is an oasis of tranquility once you step in. It is also further away from the mosques, so our sleep was not interrupted by the early morning prayers. The kitchen in this riad was substantially bigger and hence the variety and quality of the breakfasts provided was also better. The staff were also kind enough to wake up earlier than normal to cook breakfast for us on the day of our departure. The riad also has a lovely rooftop terrace to hang out in the late afternoons before sunset. Overall, an enjoyable stay in this Riad!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: 2 Riad Laarousse, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #172 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the souk area in the old medina of Marraekch. Riad Due is a fusion between modernity and traditional style of the riads. Developed around an elegant patio with a central plunge pull. Fabulous location and service. ... more   less 
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