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“Would come back in a minute......;-)” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Tibibt
Derb Lalla Azzouna 39 | Moukef Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #179 of 1,057 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Would come back in a minute......;-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Many other guests have written glowing reviews of this Riad, and I will find it hard to add more to these past reviews. I can say this: I LOVED staying here. It was so quiet, and peaceful, a bit away from the centre of the medina, and a lovely labyrinth of a walk to get back 'home'.

The Riad is 3 floors and only 5 rooms. And the staff, Erwan, Abdou and Fatima, do every thing possible to make your stay pleasant and worry free. They were constantly offering tea and snack, or to help with the stay. I even had some dirty underwear in the closet next to my suitcase. The next day Fatima had removed all of it and it was washed and folding on my bed. (She didn't even ask ! and it was not necessary, but certainly welcome).

Fatima's cooking is extraordinary. Meals cost €18 each (lunch or dinner). The Tajine was the best, I would go for that!

The only thing I would say for the potential guest, is that you have to be adventurous to stay here as the Riad is not located 5m to the Place Jema El Fna. It is a wonderous 15 minute walk to the Place every day through poor areas, open air market, and then the souk to get to the place. The first time I did it, Abdou escorted me there to show me the way. After that is was simple as pie, and I could have done it blindfolded. I loved this walk. Some will not, and if you have a poor sense of direction, then you might get lost. I never felt in danger getting back, so don't worry about that.

All the rooms and the entire Riad are decorated in a style that I love. Old semi-antiques or objets d'art, laid out all around your room and the Riad. It was cool.

To sum it up, I would come back in a minute and recommend it to friends, but if you want to be 2 minutes from the Place Jema El Fna, and you have a poor sense of direction, then this is not for you.

Room Tip: I stayed in the El Djora, which was on the second floor and this was perfect. There are 2 rooms on t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

All I can do is echo the reviews of the previous guests. This is a classy Riad with wondeful staff. Abole in particular was so nice to us, full of offers of tea, cakes, directions, advice, general conversation, free room upgrades and - kindest of all - flowers and birthday cake when he learned it was my birthday! A splendid chap!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Colourful, vibrant, quiet, welcoming, awesome cuisine and great staff make this Riad a perfect spot in the middle of the Medina. The Souk is within minutes and the area very safe. Fantastic trip in Marrakech only made the more special by the stay we had at this Riad. Heartily recommend.

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  • Stayed May 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Marrakech is a city of contrasts and history. Life within the enclosing pink hued walls of the Medina is one of daily survival for many and air is full of energy as the local population goes about a thousand trades. The street pattern remains medieval and in spite of the general limit of two and three storey buildings the residential density within most of the 'quartiers' within the Medina must be very high by UK averages. Yet step into any of the 'derb' cul-de-sac clusters of tightly packed buildings and you immediately leave behind the hustle and bustle of the criss-cross main 'rues'. Entering your destination doorway, set into one of the sheer enclosing walls of the access walkway, is to step into another world, like Alice through the looking glass! Such was our experience when we first arrived at Riad Tibibt, an oasis of quiet calm, yet a few minutes walk from many of the City's premier sites. A very warm welcome was also awaiting with the careful and attentive service of house manager Abdul supported by the quiet and efficient Fatima and the discreet yet personal oversight of the owner Erwan. We were made to feel immediately at home and no enquiry or request for assistance or advice went without solicitous response.
We have no hesitation in recommending Riad Tibibt to those travellers wanting to experience life within the Medina.

  • 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 January 7, 2013

We stayed for 4 days at this Riad and it was a fantastic experience being in the medina and being so quiet and relaxed at the same time!
We arranged a transfer from the train station to the riad and we are very glad we did it!
The taxi dropped us off in a very busy road in the medina and Abdul was waiting for us and led the way to the riad. We walked through narrow streets in a kind of maze...to finally get to a small door and entered this riad. What a lovely setting with banana and orange trees. The check in was extremely quickly and Abdul served us mint tea and pastries!
We also had dinner (highly recommended) in our last night! The best tagine we had in Morocco! Fatima is just great as a cook! Our breakfast was well served with plenty of fresh bread and pancakes! The fresh orange juice every morning at the roof terrace was an excellent start for our day. They also have a laundry service which was very handy. We felt at home at all the times.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Bordeaux, France
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had an amazing experience here (for our honeymoon) - smooth airport transfer, beautiful room & bathroom with a lovely just off of our room, amazing views from the roof terrace, a cool courtyard to relax in. Adbou & Hassan were extremely welcoming and helpful, answering every question we had and looking after us every second of the way. We felt as though it was our own home & we actually stayed there 3 different times during our stay in Morocco! The food served in the evening was delicious and the breakfast included was absolutely massive and very yummy. Laundry was included and our clothes were washed and dried in the few hours we were wandering the city in the afternoon and hung in our wardrobe. Everything was very clean and there's wifi access. We would definitely come back here.

Room Tip: We had the Maiya suite which was lovely and has a terrace with it.
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  • Stayed August 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
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Tulsa, OK
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I toured Morocco for 2-1/2 weeks, with Marrakesh being our final destination. We stayed in historic Riads in just about every city. We stayed here 4 nights, and it was far below the charm and quality that we had in every other city, and we never paid more than $100 in any city. So what made it so below-average? Furnishings - many broken old things, not really "antiques" of value. For example, the "canopy bed" was just a rickety, wobbly and heavily oxidized frame. It was too short even for my wife (who is 5ft.10in.), so our legs were hanging off the end. The sofa or something in our room's sitting area smelled of mold. No bar of soap provided in the bathroom - good thing we had brought our own. There is no place in the shower (e.g. a shelf) to put down your soap, shampoo, sponge, etc. Super-low quality toilet paper - reminded me of what I had seen in Russia in 1995. The Riad is located at the end of a series of long, dark, narrow, twisting alleys - we never felt safe walking here. In the room, we were given two 333 cl bottles of water - in every other city and Riad, it was customary to provide 1.0 liter or 1.5 liter bottles. Finding it the first time was a nightmare. They did offer to meet us to bring us to the Riad if we could call them when our taxi dropped us off in the neighborhood at the closest square (quite dingy), but we did not have a cell phone with service in Morocco. So we were left to finding it with the "help" of the locals. Being escorted there by one young boy, which grew into a group of 6 older boys insisting on money, made us feel extremely unsafe, especially as they took about 20 turns to get there, maybe not the most direct route. To make that nightmare walk even worse, when we knocked at the Riad's door, no one answered until we had knocked a half dozen times, and waited over 5 minutes, trying to fend off the ever-increasing demands for money from the boys who had followed us there. The Riad bills itself as being 10 minute walk from Jeema El Fna, but it's more like 15-20 minutes through some very crowded alleyways, and you'd better have a good sense of direction. This turned out to be a big letdown to end our otherwise magnificent trip. When we asked to leave 2 days early, to maybe go someplace nice to cap off the trip, as my wife hated it here, they allowed 1 night early, but not two, even though we asked right after 1 night into out 5 night reservation (not during a busy time). In case you're wondering why we didn't ask for a "nicer" room, it's that they made a point of telling us we were in the nicest room when we checked in. We were afraid of anything even worse. Then finally, we had birds that somehow made it into our bathroom during two of the nights, which starting loud chirping right after sunrise as they were trapped and could not find a way out, thus preventing us from even getting a good night's sleep. On the very positive side, the local man and woman who work there tending to guests are extremely nice and helpful. The common areas are extremely photogenic, which is what lured us into this place, along with the surprisingly glowing reviews. The courtyard looks charming at night, but during the day far less so, as it is completely covered over by a plastic tarp that is used to collect the occasional rainwater.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Derb Lalla Azzouna 39 | Moukef Medina, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #179 of 1,057 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In this genuine Moroccan dwelling, the lounge offers its guests cosy cushions by the fireside. The five air-conditioned bedrooms look onto the riad whose fountain ( the bou ) will cool you down on hot summer days. The sunny roof garden is the ideal place for lavish breakfasts among the colourful bougainvillaea, hibiscus and other sun-loving flowers. ... more   less 
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