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The Repose
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zankat Talaa no 17 | Ras Chejra, Rabat-Salé, Sale 11000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sale
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“Gem in Rabat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

On a business trip to Rabat I thought I would try something a bit unconventional so I chose the repose. I was swayed by the number one ranking on trip advisor but I wasn't sure how it would really stack up and whether the location in Sale would be an inconvenience.

In short, this riad is a real gem. Quaint rooms, a five star kitchen, full power and heated shower, and Internet. And for 55 euro a night, I thought, are you kidding me? There had to be a catch? Well, none that i could find. The owners and staff are fantastic and this place is clean as a whistle. I thought being in Sale would be a hassle. To the contrary you get an authentic medina experience and the repose staff will quickly arrange a five dollar taxi to Rabat.

those who travel to morocco know that good affordable hotels are tough to come by. You tend to get awful to mediocre mid range places or overpriced five stars that disappoint.

The repose delivered at all levels.

Room Tip: Blue and mango suites are the way to go
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

You come for work or for pleasure, this Riad is the best choice for true dreamlike experience. Warm and colorful, every room in individual style, delicious and rich breakfasts and meals, wonderful roof terrase, charming dining and living room, but above all attentive, kind and amazing hosts! Jan and Rachid have made my stay unforgettable. You can even buy presents for very convenient prices, including tasty home-made almond cookies. There are books to read and you can even ask for a taxi driver, who is kind and always in time. I only wish to come back soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 May 15, 2013

It doesn't get better than this. We are not used to luxury travelling, but this was such a great choice!
Our room was stunning and immaculately clean. Breakfast and dinner were truly impressive, too.
We felt very welcomed and contended. Every detail of our stay was amazing.
Jan and Rachid are great hosts and such kind and warm hearted people! Thank you so much for making us feel so comfortable.
We absolutely loved Sale, walking through the medina at sunset was truly magical. This is the real Morocco!!!

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Jan has done a wonderful job in putting together a truly special riad in the heart of Sale. While we were skeptical to stay in Sale, it turned out to be a great decision. It's a great opportunity to explore an authentic Moroccan city. It was very safe and friendly. There is a good chance you'll be the only tourist in the whole city. This city was a true highlight of our trip. The service that Jan and her staff provided were second to none. We were greeted like royalty upon arrival and it didn't just stop there. The room we stayed in was the Mango room. It was beautifully decorated, quiet and spacious. We ate one meal at the Repose, cooked by Jan's husband. Always vegetarian, and amazing! And that's coming from my carnivorous husband. The are a lot of services offered at the Repose. Jan provided us with a booklet of recommendations in Sale and services she could book for you with the locals, such as henna, massage, etc.. She is big on supporting the locals and sharing the wealth, which is so awesome. Our stay in Sale at the Repose was a true highlight of our stay in Morocco. One we'll never forget.

Room Tip: Mango Room was perfect.
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  • 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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Arles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Jan and her crew run a wonderful place and take care of their gests. Rooms are great and very comfortable. The vegetarian cooking is delicious. We enjoy each moment of our stay at "The Repose" and we'll never forget how we were welcomed all along our stay. A marvellous place in which we'll come again.

  • 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Excellent personal service, good food, great rooms a real taste or Morocco. Jan and familiy are fantastic hosts. I would recommend staying to anyone.

However if you want a typical hotel with a tv in the room pool etc etc then this is not for you, but you will be missing out!

Room Tip: all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

What an excellent place to relax after a long trip. We were welcomed most graciously with smiles, tea and cookies and later had a most delicious vegetarian dinner. Our room was beautiful, comfortable and harmonious. We enjoy every minute there.

  • Stayed March 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
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Address: Zankat Talaa no 17 | Ras Chejra, Rabat-Salé, Sale 11000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region > Sale
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Repose 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship to give a haven of peace and tranquility. The whole riad oozes Moroccan charm and each of the 4 suites has its own unique identity. The salon is ideal for dining in the cooler months, reading a book or playing games. The courtyard is great for sipping tea, listening to the splashes of the fountain, while the terrace is fabulous for breakfast, sunbathing or siestas in the shade. With Rachid and Jan living on-site, the hospitality and customer service are second-to-none and the combination of their local knowledge and awareness of international expectations ensures a warm and comfortable stay. ... more   less 
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