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Riad Helen

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The road is lovely - excellent value! Maxime and Mario are excellent hosts, we felt very looked after. This was our second visit to Marrakech but the first time at Riad Helen, we will definitely return and would highly recommend staying here.

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hello Jill, We are so late but we want to thank you for your nice review there ! We are happy that you liked the place and plan to stay there again if you come back to Marrakech. Be sure that you and Nick will always be welcome at Riad Helen ! Thank you again ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was advised by a very good friend to book a room at Riad Helen, she was so right!! The location is perfect in the Medina. The Riad is beautiful, quiet and the service attentive and caring. Maxime and Mario helped me and sorted the pick up at Rak Airport for me, gave me useful information and were always there... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hello Alessandra ! We already thanked you with a private email but we want to thank you again there for having shared your experience at Riad Helen on TripAdvisor ! It's been such a pleasure to welcome you. We are really glad that you enjoyed the place and appreciated the way we run it, with Fatiha. About the help we... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Our honeymoon started rather tragically when Royal Air Maroc lost our luggage in Casablanca. We lost our wedding clothes for a photoshoot and some sentimental items which are of little monetary value but had meant so much. Riad Helen was our second accomodation in Marrakech because we wanted to soak in a different atmosphere than our first Riad in the... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hello Sheriza ! Can we be called "hipsters" while we don't even have a moustache ? I'm joking ;-) The three of us want to thank you for this great review about your stay in our house !!! Riad Helen is a simple house in the heart of the Medina and we try to welcome our guests there in a... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This place is the best. Maxime and Mario are the nicest hosts and were chill and friendly throughout. I was there for 2 weeks and I really felt like I was at home. The riad is in a great, safe, convenient location and the boys are always wiling to help out with suggestions if you need them. I would 100%... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hi Tory ! Thank you so much for your nice review here ! We feel so glad that you enjoyed staying at Riad Helen. You know well Marrakech and it's nice for us to hear (well, to read) that you liked our place and felt like at home. Next time we will try to give you a bigger room so... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spend our last night in Marokko at Riad Helen. And it was soo nice to stay in a place where the people who run the Riad, could speake english. (We had stayed in 4 other places, where they couldnt speake any or very little english) And its just soo nice to be able to communicate and ask questions about... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hello Jette, We want to thank you for having taken few minutes to write a review there ! You spent just one night at Riad Helen and we are happy that you liked the place ! It's been a pleasure to welcome you and your family. As you said, we try to speak english ; sometimes we make mistakes but... More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

the room, the people, the place was just amazing. Beautiful, quite, well curated and familiar. Maxime and Mario are lovely and always available to help you with informations and beautiful maps ready made by them. When we were looking for a place in Marrakech we were not sure, because we never if to trust just photos, but we were really... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Ciao Alfredo ! Thank you so much for your review there ! We both have been very happy to welcome you at Riad Helen and feel glad that you and Stefano spent good times in our house. It would have been a pleasure to see you again after your trip in Essaouira (we hope you enjoyed it !) but we... More 

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I spent a weekend in Marrakech with my girlfriend in December and we had an amazing time staying at riad Helen. The place was beautiful and we were very well hosted by Mario. We found rose petals every morning in the room. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and the breakfast was delicious. The only BUT was the... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

¡Hola Carlos! Mucha gracias por tu comentario ! We are very happy that you liked the few days you spent at Riad Helen. Thank you very much for the nice words you wrote about the place ; we really appreciate ! About the location, it's the opportunity for us to specify that there are actually two ways to walk to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Marrakech would not have been the same without our wonderful stay here. When you first arrive it is a bit shocking, it is down a few back alleys (as everything is in Marrakech), and your wondering what you have gotten yourself into. And then you open the door to the Riad, and a beautiful oasis appears before you. Such a... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hello Sean, hello Richard, Thank you so much for your nice (and quick !) message here. We've been very happy to have you at Riad Helen too these last few days. We are particularly glad that you enjoyed your Christmas dinner there. Fatiha thought about this special menu in its entirety (sorry I'm not sure about the word) and prepared... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Mario & Maxime helped make our first stay in Morocco a very memorable one for us all. We were travelling with our two kids (4 yrs & 18 months), and they were perfect in catering to not only our needs, but also the children's. They bought a new mattress for the baby cot, colouring pens and paper for the kids... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hi Craig ! Thank you so much for your review, and for having chosen us to spend your holidays in Marrakech with your charming family ! We are so happy that you spent good times in our house. As we told you, we don't often welcome families with young kids but Oskar and Emily have been such great kids that... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this riad. It was our favorite place in all of Morocco. The riad itself is gorgeous, smells good and there was always good music playing. Our room often had rose petals on the bed, which was a nice touch and romantic. The room was also spacious, with a confortable bed, clean bathroom and sitting... More 

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Mario-et-Maxime, Gérant at Riad Helen, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Hi Abhi, We already had the opportunity to thank you for your nice message but we want to do it there too. We are so happy that you liked our place and had nice holidays in Marrakech and in Morocco. You two have been such nice people and it was a real pleasure for us to welcome you.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Between the great Bab Doukkala mosque and Dar El Bacha Palace, gateway to the antiques district, Riad Helen is only 10 minutes walk from the famous square Jemaa el Fna.Its 5 spacious and bright rooms are equipped with a double bed (possibility of an extra bed in one of them). In bathrooms covered with tadelakt (traditional Moroccan plaster) you will find towels, bathrobes and shower brand Les Sens de Marrakech.The Riad has a central patio with fountain where you can enjoy your breakfast or meals. Unless you prefer the dining room, convivial or terrace and a beautiful view over the rooftops of Dar El Bacha Palace.At Riad Helen there is no preset menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Helen

Address: 138 derb Arset aouzal | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $81 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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