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“Great Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Khabia
Houmate Berrima, Derb Chtoka #6, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #122 of 1,071 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed as a couple for a week in October in this lovely, peaceful riad close to the square and souks. The riad itself is beautiful, we had one of the suites and it was great, spacious and well presented. We enjoyed sitting in the balcony/snug area of an evening with a bottle of wine. Julien and Danni are the perfect hosts. Danni provides a delicious breakfast each morning and Julien was always on hand with useful tips and advice. He is very knowledgeable about the area and about Moroccan culture and made suggestions for a number of restaurants, many of which we went to, and all of which were great. A lovely stay and we would not hesitate to recommend this Riad to friends and family travelling to Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A lovely Riad in the medina next to Badii Palace. Very convenient, sights within walking distance. Inside the Riad is quiet and relaxing. A big contrast to the intense alleys of the medina.
Good restaurants nearby. Tried several restaurants recommended and they were all excellent.
Julien is very helpful and goes out of his way to assist wherever possible. He helped us organise a few things, including accommodation in Toubkal.
I highly recommend this place and would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed October 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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St Petersburg
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Booked this riad 2nd time. I think it is the best place I have ever stayed in my trave history. Well designed and clean riad with its character. Julien and Dany are intelligent friendly people with good manners. I would advise to book a transfer from the airport to riad as it might be hard to find the riad for the first time. You will be given a map of Marrakech and lots of helpful advices where to eat and what to see around. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Excellent Riad, very comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms, Splash pool is lovely after a hot day walking around the city! The terrace on the roof was also lovely to catch a few rays! Julien and Danni were the perfect hosts full of useful information and tips! Was difficult to find the Riad so would recommend a transfer though someone on the street showed us and we only had to give him a token tip. Would definitely recommend this Riad!

  • Stayed November 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We arrived at Riad Khabia with the pre arranged transfer from the airport. This was invaluable as we wouldn't have found it otherwise. A warm welcome, with very detailed over view of the whole city which was helpful if a little overwhelming after a long day travelling. We bought a map for a euro which Julian wrote lots of helpful notes on as well as giving us tips throughout to enable us to have a safe and enjoyable experience. We were served mint tea through out our stay, which was the nicest we'd tasted as it was not so sweet.

We had a twin room on the second (top) floor, all of the rooms look out in to the internal court yard. The room had air conditioning and some other thoughtful ideas like little lights by the bed and an extension lead. The room was spacious and the bathroom was large with a double sink and shower, it felt traditionally Moroccan. The rooms were cleaned and made up daily but things were moved around and re-organised for us. As two young female travellers it felt like we'd brought our Mum with us to tidy our room! This was a little frustrating when we couldn't find things straight away but kind and sweet at the same time.

Breakfast was simple but filling. Usually included a piece of fruit, orange juice, bread with jam and cheese or pancakes.

Julian and Danni are extremely welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. If you were after some time to yourself as a couple you may find them too intrusive, but to us they were very helpful and as the only guests for most of our stay we had all of their attention.

We had an enjoyable stay and felt very welcome and cared for by Julian and Danni. Our stay was enhanced by their kindness in the smaller details such as washing our water bottles and storing them in the fridge, giving us estimates of what we should expect to pay in the souks and for taxi's and we felt very empowered and encouraged by Danni.

Our stay was extremely reasonable and we were a little dubious but we had a pleasant stay and would absolutely recommend this lovely Riad to our friends and family and hope one day we can return.

Room Tip: You can't get wifi in the twin room on the top floor but can get it in the lovely snug area on t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Riad is in the atmospheric old medina part of the city, ideally placed for visiting the palaces, tombs and Sooks. It is so peaceful in the Riad that it is hard to believe you are right at the beating heart of the old city. It is run by a very friendly family who can't do enough to help you find your way around. I can recommend taking the open-topped tour bus to help you get your bearings (as was suggested to me by the owner); and visiting Jemma El Fna square is just a short walk from the Riad (experiencing it in the evening is a must!). Very practical and comfortable!

Room Tip: I had the Berber room which was air-conditioned.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Casablanca, Morocco
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

As an American teaching couple living in Casablanca we occasionally go to Marrakech and always send visitors there as well - and everyone stays at Riad Khabia and comes away singing their praises. Julien and Dany are the most friendly, courteous and kind hosts you could ever ask for. Their genuine interest in making sure that you have a good time during your stay puts you at ease the moment you step in the door. The riad is beautiful and pristine. During cooler parts of the year you can also have breakfast on the roof while looking at the Atlas Mountains in the distance and the Royal Palace across the street. And for first time visitors to Marrakech, Julien can provide you with a map and amazingly detailed directions on how to get places and then he'll even walk you to Jemma El Fna and point out things along the way. Their riad is cosy, fun, quiet and only a 15 minute walk to Jemma El Fna. Only 5 minutes away is the small Tinsmiths' Square with some great restaurants and Kosybar. A wonderful place to stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed June 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: Houmate Berrima, Derb Chtoka #6, Marrakech 40 000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 1,071 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Riad Khabia, Dany and her team enthusiastically welcomes you in an oasis of calm and comfort. Easily accessible, the Riad Khabia, is nestled in the protective shade of the Royal Palace's outer walls. Strategically located, a leisurely 10 minute stroll takes one to any of the historical sites or bustling souks. A small, deep and clear pool and an expansive view from the rooftop terrace are just a sampling of the Riad Khabia's 1001 charms. ... more   less 
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