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Riad Sofia

#249 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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179, Derb Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala Near Dar El Bacha Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Single woman traveler in Marrakech. Right from the get go, I was hassled by several young men going to the riad. The riad is situated in a very quiet lane and is not well lite or demarcated. The conversation got heated when I refused to tip them what they wanted. Ibrahim, the riad manager, interceded but did not introduce himself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I returned to this lovely riad after staying there eight years ago with some friends. My two children (now in their 20s) loved the place. The calming peacefulness, together with the attentive staff helped make this long weekend in Marrakech so enjoyable and relaxing for us all. It's location in the medina was ideal and really added to the whole... More 

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Thank Valerie C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We have just got back from 4 days at the Riad Sofia. We were greeted by Ibrahim who couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. He gave us maps, directions and tips to help us out, and even went to the supermarket and got us wine and bottled water whenever we asked. The Riad is situated down one of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Riad is not what I expected, it is neat and clean but more like a" Maccas" in the Medina.Not authentic There is no Medina views from the top , the walls are high.Had to haggle with young guys to get baggage to Riad, from taxi. We were not given the room which was on the receipt, others were full,... More 

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Thank Rosh K
Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It is a very nice place near the medina and the souks. You start your day with a excellent breakfast on the sunny terrace. The staff, especially Ibrahim, gives you the necessary information you need to visit this particular city. You can't choose a better place to stay in Marrakech.

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Vaasa, Finland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Me and my boyfriend booked 3 nights at first, but decided to stay for a whole week. We couldn't have chosen a better place! The Riad is located on a walking disance from the souks and the big square Jemaa el Fna. The riad is incradible beautiful, cosy and comfortable. Ibrahim made our stay in Marrakech absolutely wonderful. I highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

My daughter (20s) and I (60s) have just returned from our first visit to Morocco. After a delayed flight to Marrakech, and a fairly unpleasant taxi ride we were whisked down dark alleys, on foot, by our taxi driver, with sinking hearts. He knocked at a large, old studded door, which was opened promptly by a delightful, English speaking young... More 

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Vigo, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Not to be missed the dinner at the terrace. I did it for my kids and was fantastic. The management prepared dinner at the tent at a very reasonable price and better quality. It is my Riad at Marrakech

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed into the Riad late at night by a very attentive, English speaking, Ibrahim, after a very delayed flight. He provided us with mint tea and a warm, clean, beautifully decorated twin room on the ground floor. We were too late for restaurant food however Ibrahim ordered us in some delicious kebabs! We were new to Marrakech so... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Just back from 3 days in Marrakech. This Riad was just what we were looking for. Traditional, beautiful, cosy, clean,comfortable, friendly, easy location and great value. This lovely typically Moroccan Riad has its star: Ibrahim. A discreet but attentive young man who speaks very good English and French and who will try his very best to make your stay most... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad Sofia invites you to discover the Moroccan way of life in a traditional setting with all modern comforts recently installed. The architecture and decor are elegant and restrained. There is a, swimming pool a Berber tent on the roof terrace and a Moroccan hammam and massage. The Riad comprises 7 air-conditioned rooms, each one with a sitting area and a bathroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Sofia

Address: 179, Derb Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala Near Dar El Bacha Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $43 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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