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“Traditional and Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Fabiola
Derb El Makina 14, Bab Ghmat | Quartier Arset El Misfioui, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #230 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Traditional and Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Based 5-10 minute walk from the old town we found this Riad very friendly and welcoming. Our initial thoughts were concern as the street looks pretty dodgy, but after a day in Marakech you realise that its all reasonably safe. Our room was large and pretty clean, the breakfasts were lovely. Good value for the price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

The place was filthy, run down and quite insulting. Had the so called manager actually stuck around and "managed" the place, it may of had a chance to be special, as it happens.... She never was. The rooms where dirty, there where more flies in and around the breakfast area than you see at the local meat market and it was in dire need of a proper good scrub.. Everywhere!

Staff where friendly enough, though none (except the illusive manager) could speak a word of English.... So complaining was a waste of time. Breakfast was basic, thankfully, as I couldn't of stomached anything exotic from the place anyhow!

Have stayed in Riads before, and this.... Was just an insult to some great places in morocco.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Riad Fabiola is a quiet place in the medina. The staff is friendly and helfull. Breakfast is fresh and nice. This is a good place for visiting the old town and the main tourism area.
Good value for money. We recommend !!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The Riad Fabiola organised our taxi from the airport and when we arrived we were given mint tea and given a sense of how to get around the city. We stayed in the Riad at the end of November during a festival, so when outside was busy and chaotic this Riad was the perfect picture of calm and serenity. Somebody is in the reception area 24/7 so you can ask about anything anytime. We were given a typical Morrocan breakfast and although the evening meal isn't included you can ask in the morning if you'd like to stay in that night. The Riad has its own Hammam which was amazing as we didn't have to walk through the busy streets after our ultimately calming experience. A really good Riad and such good value for money in the heart of the Medina.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We would definitely recommend this Riad. We arrived in the evening and were greeted with mint tea and biscuits by the lovely Abdou , who was very helpful in showing us a map of the city and telling us about places to go etc
The accommodation was very good value for money. The staff are friendly,the Riad is lovely with a nice sun terrace , clean pool.
The Riad is a little way out of the centre of Marrakech - but only 5 mins by taxi or a 10 min walk and only a short distance from the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Definitely the place to stay if you want to be within the Medina, in a riad with character, excellent service at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Paris, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed with my girlfriend for five days at Riad Fabiola last October and we've been delighted.
The Riad is very clean and very well kept, so are the rooms, the staff is welcoming, really service-minded and also very reserved. The oriental decoration is magic. Finally it is located at 10' walking from Jema Elfna square, in a quiet and secure neighborhood, all of that for a very reasonable price.
The only cons I could mention is that the rooms and the Riad generally speaking are not very soundproof (and the muezzin really wakes you up at 4am !), but as long as your neighbors are quiet that's ok.

To conclude we warmly recommend this place
Céline & Quentin

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If your looking for an authentic Marakech experience then look no further then this Riad.The accommodation was very good value for money.
The staff are friendly,the Riad is lovely with a nice sun terrace , clean pool ,and you do not have to walk that far to be in the middle of Marrakech square around 10 mns.

  • 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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Address: Derb El Makina 14, Bab Ghmat | Quartier Arset El Misfioui, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#91 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#195 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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