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“Exciting week in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad le Clos des Arts
Riad Zitoune Jdid, Derb Tbib 50 | Near Dar Si Said and Bahia Palace, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #3 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Ripon, California
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“Exciting week in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Recently my wife surprised me with a trip to Marrakech, Morocco for my fiftieth birthday. As if that wasn't enough she made us reservations to stay at this gorgeous Riad just outside the main square or "Jemaa el-Fnaa". It's called Riad le Clos des Arts. Our hosts Massimo and Giorgina were extremely gracious throughout our entire stay. From greeting us personally from the moment we arrived, to seeing us off to the airport on our final day, they were very hospitable. The Riad itself was delightfully accomodating with plenty of room and gorgious decor inside. Our meals were also tastefully prepared with a bit of variety throughout the week. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Riad was beautiful and well maintained throughout. The location was very convenient for all of the key sights and felt safe. It's also close to a taxi rank which is handy for any excursions. All of the staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Massimo and Giorgina were very welcoming, they helped us with organising airport transfers and also booked restaurants for us and suggested possible intineraries. I would also highly recommend having dinner at the Riad at least one evening, as it was the best meal we had on our trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

The previous reviews are spot on, i didn't think it could be as good as people had stated but it was! From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and what really struck me was the obvious responsibility that Massimo feels towards his guests, not only to ensure that they get the best from the trip to a city that he obviously loves, but also to their safety and welfare. (Not that marrakech was not safe, but very easy to get lost in!) As we left we were asked to provide feedback about how the riad could be improved, we couldn't! It is perfect, do not change a thing.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at this Riad and found on arrival and throughout our stay, the hosts/owners, Massimo & Giorgina very friendly and helpful. On arrival we were given a map, shown where the local sites were and offered the owners, local views on where to visit, dependent on what we wanted to see & do, considering time available during our stay in Marrakech. The room was clean, tidy, tap water was drinkable. Riad 10 mins walk from the centre. Safe to be out at night, and walk back. All the staff happy to help, great freshly cooked breakfast, local fruit, tasty yogurt. We recommend the local Spa which the owners know. We ate at the Raid one night and the food was delicious, traditional tangine. We would definitely return again for longer. We booked the room, last minute through Escapio. There was good wi-fi, a roof top terrace to relax and eat breakfast from on later morning meals. Architecture, design and decoration of the Riad was stunning. Highly recommend this Riad. Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 March 13, 2013

We stayed here, like others on the strength of previous reviews and every positive comment made is absolutely spot on. We could not imagine a more wonderful welcome and a stay with such lovely people. Giorgina and Massimo go out of their way to make you feel at home and have built a super team of staff who are just as friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable and full of fun and we are looking forward to coming back. We especially want to thank everyone who took extra care to make wheat free vegetarian food, and that lovely chocolate birthday cake, so thoughtful and so very much appreciated. The location is amazing, the lovely rooftop terrace is a lovely peaceful escape and the whole experience was great. Loved Marrakech

  • 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
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the Riad le Clos des Arts in February. We had booked on the strength of previous reviews and were certainly not disappointed. The Riad is beautiful, a real oasis of calm - in a peaceful location yet only a few minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna and the souks. The food is delicious. Our room (Amethyst) was lovely and a very comfortable bed. But above all, what makes this such a special place is the people - Massimo and Giorgina and their staff could not have been more helpful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. We would certainly recommend The Riad le Clos des Arts to anyone visiting Marrakech and we hope to return one day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 March 7, 2013

We stayed at Riad le Clos des Arts for 2 nights in March after our Desert Trip and it was a welcome oasis of calm. The location is great, the service is excellent and the quality of the decor was fantastic. The style and finish of the Riad was really exceptional.

Massimo, Georgina and their staff were very helpful. Nothing was too much to ask be it booking taxis, storing luggage or plying you with biscuits!

I would highly recommend staying here and it truly justifies its high ranking on Trip Advisor. Very good breakfast too!

As with most Riads in Marrakech you will need a guide to get you from the Taxi drop off to the door - the Riad has their own cart that they use to transport your bags so use one of these guys. The Riad also pays them some money to help out so make sure you give them no more than 20 Dirhams as they will no doubt try and as for a lot more!

  • 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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Address: Riad Zitoune Jdid, Derb Tbib 50 | Near Dar Si Said and Bahia Palace, 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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#3 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#12 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a narrow street of the Medina of Marrakech come and discover Riad le Clos des Arts: a charming Arab house renovated in pure Moresque style. Be seduced by this fascinating oriental atmosphere, be tempted by the authenticity of traditional Moroccan flavours, be refreshed by a plunge into the small pool on the terrace.The riad offers 4 suites and 2 rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and the possibility to have dinner on order. ... more   less 
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