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“Lovely Oasis in Marrakesh” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Djebel
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   190 derb Skaya, Issebtiynne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #37 of 1,054 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Lovely Oasis in Marrakesh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A beautiful, simple, elegant yet cozy and friendly Riad. Order dinner at the Riad and have it on the beautiful roof top. One night we had the whole roof to ourselves—a magical and romantic night and no need to negotiate getting home through the city late at night, instead just walk down one flight of stairs! My partner also did a cooking course with the Riad chef. She took us for a walk in the market to the butchers, the spice shop, to get an authentic Berber tagine and then taught how to make authentic Moroccan dishes which we also ate that night. Sylvain also gave us a recommendation where to buy leather jackets at great prices and I got a great deal. You can also have a massage at the Riad itself. The bathroom in the room was like a spa/hammam in itself. Almost no need to go out!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Riad Djebel is the perfect place to explore Marrakech. In the middle of the medina, it is a quiet oasis in a busy city. Only 4 (?) rooms. Staff is very helpful (accompanied us to the main square) and friendly. Rooms are spacious and with safe and airco. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very nice and clean riad just and easy 10 minutes away from the main square. Sylvain is a very friendly host, who would do anything to help you, and would even walk you to the square or to the busstation. He really makes you feel like a special guest, which is also reflected in the beatifully served breakfast. If you like dinner can also be served (highly recommended!). Sylvain's helper (abdul ali) is also the sweetest!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We received a welcome email shortly after booking and Sylvian was quite responsive to email in the weeks leading up to the trip. They arranged for pickup from the airport and train station and our arrival was (relatively--only due to hiccups on our part) seamless.

You don't need a guide or tour to navigate life inside the walls--Miguel showed us to the square (approx 10 min walk), spent several minutes going over a map with us and it was quite easy to get around once we got our bearings. We were able to walk to see all of the sites, with the exception of the Jardins to which we took a taxi. The riad is located down a couple of alleys but we found it without trouble and never felt unsafe coming back at night (2 female travelers).

Nothing but kind words to say about the hospitality and quality of the accommodations. Also recommend having at least one dinner here--the chicken tajine was better than the restaurants and cheaper! Note, there is no view of the medina from the rooftop as some of the reviews seem to indicate; the roof is amazing but the walls are high and in peering over you see a sea of satellite dishes. Not a downside, just don't expect to be people watching from the roof. The rooms themselves also do not have windows (but do have A/C). Wireless is pretty strong, better in the downstairs common area than in the room or on the roof we found.


Ask to see the photos from before the renovations, what they did with the place was amazing!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

excellent door to door service. the hospitality was fabulous but unfussy. really good value in comparison to other places we looked at. we really liked the location and very easy to find once we got our bearings on the first day. we really loved it and will be back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed at Riad Djebel for four nights. We got in quite late the first night, a taxi driver picked us up at the airport and we were greeted by Mustapha. He was really nice and made us delicious egg crepes because we were starving. The place is really beautiful. Our room was on the first floor and it was so serene and relaxing after a day out in Marrakech, which is such a contrast. Marisa (a friend of Sylvain, owner) showed us around and walked us to the main square and made sure we knew the ropes of Marrakech before we went our own ways. She's was so helpful and fun to talk with day in and day out. Her and Mustapha helped plan a day trip to Imlil, a city surrounded by five Berbere villages. We hiked to a waterfall, stopped by a Berbere market, and even got a dromedary (camel with one hump) ride on the way back. Our trip was a fun adventure with the help of everyone at Riad Djebel. We would recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed at riad djebel for one night with my husband.. Our transfer from the station was organized by the owner Sylvian... We were greeted with a warm welcome... The riad is charming, stylish and clean. Sylvian was so helpful in everything we asked. He walked with us to the main square, so we could find our way back to the riad easily.... It is a pity that we coul not stay longer.. We certainly recommend riad djebel....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Riad Djebel

Address: 190 derb Skaya, Issebtiynne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 1,054 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Djebel 3*
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