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Riad Senso
Rue Jamaa Tililou | Medina de Rabat, Rabat 1000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #10 of 40 Rabat B&B and Inns
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“Wish we could have stayed longer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Datura room for one night. The riad is lovely. As compared to the effusion of colors and patterns one finds in many riads, Riad Senso is mostly (not entirely) white, but it feels very much intentional, not due to a lack of effort or imagination. We found it very serene, calming. The riad is on a quiet street in the medina and is unmarked – we saw no sign and not even a street number at the door – but the staff had emailed us a very helpful, easy to follow, and accurate map. Lovely view from the roof. Extremely comfortable, large bed and soft plush towels. We found the staff friendly and welcoming. They didn’t give us a key to the room, which has happened at other riads at which we have stayed but you should know in case you are not comfortable with this, although I think a key would have been available if we had asked. I think Riad Senso is a little pricier than we typically go for, but we got a last minute deal on booking.com. And the riad donates profits to Fondation Orient-Occident (East-West Foundation), which among other things helps refugees in Rabat, so we didn’t mind paying a little more than we usually would. We were also able to pay by credit card which was nice; most riads where we have stayed are cash only (even where booking.com says they accept credit cards). One somewhat odd thing, after we checked in and enjoyed the standard welcoming tea and Moroccan cookies (the tea, by the way, was very good and not overwhelmingly sweet), a staff member showed us around the riad, including the other rooms – some of which looked like they might have been occupied. He was with us the whole time, so it is not like we could have stolen anything if we wanted, but I can imagine not every guest being comfortable with this. Still, this is a great riad and one of my favorites in Rabat!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed in Rabat for two days and can only recommend this lovely nice little riad. The staff was great and our room was very nice. Moreover the riad donates all the profits to an organisation that takes care for refugees (Fondation Orient-Occident). So you not only get excellent value for your money but also do something for a good cause. We will defnitely come again!

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My stay at the Riad Senso located in the Rabat Medina was a unique, wonderful experience. For starters the Riad is fantastically located in the old Medina (away from the buzz and traffic of the city), just a street away from the Kasbah des Oudayas, the single most beautiful spot in the city of Rabat and one of the most beautiful attraction on the coast of Morocco.
The Riad is quaint, relatively small with only 5 bedrooms, full of charm and taste.
I was fortunate to stay in a spacious bedroom on the first floor, while my sons were on the top floor with great views - an ideal spot for an evening drink.
After a magical night (during which I felt I was part of the local fabric via the human street activity), we had the best breakfast ever in Morocco, everything was superb, the coffee, the jam, honey, the crepes, the bred...
Before departing, at the gift shop, I was able to find few wonderful presents for my wife - natural oils, creams, and soap made by a company in Tangier, as well as unique clothing made by women refugees.
In short I highly recommend the Riad Senso for anyone who wants to discover the real Morocco and its legendary hospitality away from the beaten path of the faceless traditional business hotels.
And while having a wonderful stay you will also support a great cause.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rue Jamaa Tililou | Medina de Rabat, Rabat 1000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Rabat
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #10 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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