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“Simply Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Samsara
6, Derb El Aarsa | Tarzout -Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #32 of 1,032 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Simply Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I have to say, and my husband will say i'm a sucker for Moroccan interiors, but I have rarely stayed in a more beautiful room than I did at Riad Samsara. Jacqueline has taken a beautiful Riad in the dusty, crazy streets of Marrakech and created a complete haven for the Souk-weary traveller. Not only was the place gorgeous, but Jacqueline, Isabelle and Milouda were fantastic and incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about things to do and see in the city. I recommend to all - but especially those wanting luxury, peace and beauty at a great price.

  • Stayed April 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope you'll come back to visit us again at Riad SAMSARA. Jacqueline
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had a great four days at the Riad with Jacqueline who is delightful company. The Riad is in a quiet but convenient area and there is a great Italian restaurant nearby if you have had enough tagines! Great location as you can easily walk to the square and as you are near the wall you can also walk to Guerliz. Typical and fresh breakfasts are wonderful and there is a lovely roof terrace. We will be back!

  • 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
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Chers amis, le Riad SAMSARA est un oasis de fraicheur que vous avez illuminé de vos sourires, merci de votre gentillesse. Baisers de Marrakech
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We didn't expect to see bougainvillea flowing down from the roof to the central courtyard, or red and white rose petals scattered everywhere, or to be woken up in the morning by the most melodious birdsong. It's a little jewel of a riad, where the subtle furnishings, the fountains, polished brass and brilliant colours typical of Morocco combine to enchant travellers, making them forget the heat and bustle behind the dark wood doors that lead into the Medina. Our thanks for the expert guidance provided by Isabelle; the hospitality and delicious food from the hands and heart of Milouda and her assistants, whether at breakfast on the roof terrace, or in the evening on the patio. We love Moroccan vegetables! There are many interesting places to visit in the vicinity of the riad. Thank you, Jacqueline, for making all this possible, and on such reasonable terms.

  • Stayed April 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Kate, it was a pleasure to welcome you at Riad SAMSARA, you are home !!! Jacqueline and all staff.
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our third trip to Marrakech and our best Riad in the City.
The most splendid interior we have seen.
We loved the decoration so much one lounge and its sofa's have formed the insipration for the lounge in our new home.
Breakfast on the roof terrace a favourite moment of the holiday
Isobel (sp) guided us through the medina on our first night
We will viist again
Please visit when we are not - there are only 3 rooms

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Lovely guests, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Riad SAMSARA. Hope you'll come back soon With our LOVE Jacqueline and all staff.
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Thank you Jacqueline and staff for making M a princess and giving us an unforgettable honeymoon. The Riad is so full of character and local detail that we took many pictures inside the Riad! The food was also fantastic, including vegetarian

The location, like many Riads, is off an alleyway and you have to be a bit adventurous to explore, but we were fine with that.

A tip is that from Easter the showers end and the courtyard will be clear of its plastic cover.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you lovely Princess, to share with us this special Riad SAMSARA, we hope you'll come back Very best wishes Jacqueline and all staff.
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A magical stay in the most extraordinary place I could imagine. Amazing food - unpretentious and beautifully prepared. Impeccable hosts who quietly organized our transfers and excursions and provided superb local knowledge. I've no doubt this will be a place I will be drawn back to again and again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
What a pleasure to meet you and welcome you at Riad SAMSARA, hope you'll stay longer next time. Very kind regards Jacqueline
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful traditional riad and it was so romantic and so amazing. It was beyond our expectations, the team of staff really do look after you so well and it really is like living with a lovely family. Nothing is too much trouble and they all go the extra mile to help you get the best out of the area. This is a traditional riad and you get a real feel of Marrakech and of those that live there. Jacqueline is the heart of it all and her energy is sparkling and joyful! Do go there we and do eat there too the food is quite amazing and we just loved it.

  • Stayed April 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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JacquelineMarrakech, Propriétaire at Riad Samsara, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
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Chers amis, c'est grace à vous que ce Riad SAMSARA est si agréable, grace à vos sourires et votre gentillesse, nous vous attendons avec impatience. Tres amicalement Jacqueline
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Riad Samsara Hotel
Riad Samsara Marrakech
Address: 6, Derb El Aarsa | Tarzout -Médina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 1,032 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Samsara is a traditional riad, full of charm, quietly nestled close to the heart of the bustling Medina. Jacqueline, your hostess, welcomes those travellers in search of an authentic experience, to her meticulously hand-renovated palace. The three opulent bedrooms each have their own individual style and are full of small touches to make your stay extra special.One of the most beautiful and original homes in Marrakech. Tailored for personal service and space, this is your own secluded sanctuary, a home from home. ... more   less 
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