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Riad Laora

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1 Derb Mqqdem Arset Loughzail Medina, Marrakech 40008 Morocco
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#433 of 1,320 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Riad Laora is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Marrakech, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Rooms at Riad Laora offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a rooftop terrace are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. Nearby landmarks such as Rahba Kedima Square (0.3 mi) and El Badi Palace (0.6 mi) make Riad Laora a great place to stay when visiting Marrakech. Travelers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to La Mamounia, Chez Mado, or Al Bahriya Seafood Restaurant. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mediterranean restaurant such as NOMAD, Comptoir Darna Marrakech, or Restaurant of La Maison Arabe. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Jemaa el-Fnaa (0.4 mi), Bahia Palace (0.4 mi), or Ben Youssef Madrasa (0.6 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Enjoy your stay in Marrakech!
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    4 stars
  • Languages Spoken
    English, French, Arabic
  • NUMBER OF ROOMS
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My girlfriend and I stayed from the 7th of March to the 14th of March. We got the airport transfer through the Riad, a nice man picked us up from the airport and dropped us off near the Riad, where Ashraf greeted us and kindly carried our bags. The Riad was excellent, great rooms and rooftop terrace. 24 hour service. We had breakfast every day, and also ate dinner there on some nights. The food was amazing - thank you to the chefs. Room cleaned every day. Staff very helpful, and we booked excursions through them too which were great. Idris and Khalid were brilliant and made us welcome at all times. Great location - close to everything, and safe. They also arranged a transfer back to the airport on our last day. We intend to come back at the end of the year - hopefully Corona does not affect this amazing Riad.
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The riad itself is in a decent location and the breakfast was alright. Also special mention Khalid, who was present during most of our stay, was lovely, friendly and always provided excellent service - he was just about the only good thing with this riad. However the bedroom was dark, as most lights had broken, and dirty with stains on the bedsheets. Unfortunately this was the least of our problems as we booked a transfer from the airport through the riad for when we arrived. Despite looking for ages the taxi was nowhere to be seen and we had to spend ages negotiating with taxi drivers at the airport getting off to an uncomfortable start to our holiday. When we arrived at the riad, Khalid was very apologetic about the inconvenience caused. However on our last day when we were checking out we were greeted by the owner (who we hadn't met before) who demanded we pay for the taxi that never showed up! obviously, we refused and he started getting aggressive towards us. On top of that, we had to settle the tourist tax which was charged in euros but we wanted to pay in local currency which is 10 dirham = 1 euro. Having been out all day we came back to the riad to pay it with the exact amount being all our money left, however the manager suddenly changed it to 11 dirham = £1 leaving us short by a few pounds, however the manager was insistent we couldn't leave until he had ripped us off and was being very aggressive and rude to us.
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First impressions are always good and this Riad impresses as soon as you enter. All the staff are very friendly, speaking most languages. The rooms are comfortable, ours (chocolate) was small, the website photos are not up to date! Plenty of hot water, fresh towels each day, room cleaned and bed made up daily, but bed linen was not changed during our weeks stay. We ate dinner there once, it was very good and the light breakfast was also good. The facilities at the Riad, WiFi works throughout, the pool is ornamental, the roof terrace has limited space, room for two lounger beds, a couple of chairs and a covered seating area. The Riad is a short walk from the main square off the beaten track. The entrance door is kept closed and entry is only available by ringing the bell. In all, a very nice place to stay. If you are on a budget, well worth considering.
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The staff has A+, they were very attentive and helpful. Close to everything and easier to learn the location in the Old Medina. The first day was stressful in term of the traffic, a lot of people around and cultural differences but I had a wonderful time. I already recommended to one friend and she had a blast. Definitely will come back. Empleados tienen A+, fueron bien atentos y serviciales. Cerca de todo y fácil de aprender el lugar en Vieja Medina. El primer día fue estresante por el tráfico, mucha gente y la diferencia cultural; pero pasé una magnífica experiencia. Ya lo recomendé a una amiga y ella lo pasó muy bien. Definitivamente volveré.
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The Riad is beautiful and extremely good value for money. Located an easy ten minute walk from the main square it is perfectly situated. We had booked the taxi facility via the Riad from the airport and I would highly recommend this as the pick up area outside the airport is chaos and I don't think a general taxi would know the location the Riad and it certainly wouldn't drop you off anywhere near the Riad due to little access and the language barrier. Upon arrival we were met by the super Ahmed who welcomed us with traditional mint tea, beautifully served. He then chatted to us about the ability of booking trips. As we were there for just a long weekend we booked a private guided tour of the City sights which we did within the hour of arriving. This was very well priced. The vehicle used didn't have air conditioning and the pleasant driver didn't have much English (French seemed to be the main communication) so we were driven to the main sights without really knowing where we are going, but we embraced going with the flow and managed to see many cultural sites without being the bumbling tourists we would have been if left to our own devices. Do note that most of the sites you are being taken to are 70dh to enter (7ish pounds) which is good value for money. As expected lots of tourists and instagrammers! So take your camera and your patience! The following day we were booked on a group trip to the Atlas mountains which was well priced. This involved a good drive where you see lots of the area but again in the non air conditioned vehicle and the driver and 'guide' had little English. The trip takes you the the bottom of the foothills of the Mountains so no epic views and you are steered to a tourist heavy area with lots of people trying to sell tat. Be aware that EVERYONE has an angle to try and sell you something including the guides who provided in the tour. But that is just Morocco, you just have to chill and accept it. We found a lovely little cafe on the river which was really relaxing, food was good and we could paddle at the same time. The guide did suggest going to an Argan oil place to see how they made it, we declined and we were pushed to visit a 'traditional' barber farmhouse and encouraged to give a donation of your choice. Not sure how authentic the farmhouse was these days with the coach load of tourists coming through! It wasn't particularly interesting but the guides are adament you go, you are joined by other tourists wandering around also wondering why they were there. Once we were there the guide provided by the riad asked if we wanted to pay what I think was 100 Euro (I hope this was a language barrier issue) to be taken up the mountains. Hmm. The group thought that is what we had already paid for within the trip so we all said no, but this was another way to get money from you and just a bit uncomfortable (that might have been the British in me). Sigh. Not really sure why we had a second guide as he wasn't very chatty and didn't give us any local info on the culture or history about what we were seeing which is a real shame so it was a pretty silent tour which could have been made really interesting. We stayed in the turquoise room on the second floor which was decorated beautifully and had air conditioning, WIFI was okay. Evenings are rather noisy outside the Riad (you can hear everything) but the noise of the air conditioning drowns everything out. You can hear the prayers four times a day of the mosque which is rather charming in a dirge like way but that's the experience you choose to go to Morocco for! There were only 3/4 other rooms let when we were there (Riad has 7) so the actual Riad was quiet and really peaceful. There is also a roof top terrace to relax on which is lovely and the Riad does serve local beer in bottles which you can add to your bill (inc room tax etc) at the end of the stay. You do have to give your key in everytime you leave the Riad which is no problem and you just ring the bell to come back in and get your key. One of the managers Ahmed is very pleasant the other chap Abdul not as communicative and you do get the feeling he would rather be somewhere else. This feeling was reinforced when we departed, Abdul was quite surly, we had a taxi back to the airport with a lovely couple and we were dumped in the taxi, no goodbyes or pleasantries. Which was such a shame and did put a bit of a downer on the Riad experience, it felt like, right we have your money we don't have to be pleasant now. On our way back to airport the driver had a phonecall from Abdul who asked to speak to the lady in our taxi party. Abdul demanded that she give the driver the shampoo she had 'taken' from the room. The small plastic pot was nothing special and it was thought that it was complimentary like you get in many hotel rooms around the world. Perhaps this isn't done in Morocco. It was all very awkward more on the part of the Riad that left a bad taste in the mouth of everyone it's a shame they valued this plastic pot more than giving the guests a pleasant experience.
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$46 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MoroccoMarrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMarrakech
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Laora
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Laora?
Nearby attractions include Escape The Medina (0.3 miles), Marrakech Tour Guide Ali (0.2 miles), and Boucharouite Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Laora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Laora?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Laora?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Angsana Si Said, Naranj, and La Cantine Des Gazelles.
Does Riad Laora have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Laora offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Laora?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Laora?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.4 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.5 miles), and Medersa Ben Youssef (4.6 miles).