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Riad Sapphire and Spa

3 Kaa Akhlij Sidi ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#101 of 731 hotels in Marrakech
Affordable Luxury boutique hotel in Marrakech - Riad Sapphire and Spa for an authentic stay in a quiet residential quarter of the old city of Marrakech. Warm welcome, great service. Cookery classes. Competitively priced and extremely chic. The riad boasts 8 comfortable suites, 2 dazzling marble courtyards with fountains, a spa area with a private traditional hammam, a larger than average pool, a large elegant salon and a huge roof terrace.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Indoor pool
Plunge pool
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, German
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Deb C wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
From start to finish, the staff at Riad Sapphire ensured our trip to Marrakech was very special. Not only did we have our own lovely room and bathroom, the Riad also had beautiful indoor seating spaces, a courtyard and amazing roof terrace. Everything was presented with care and exceptionally clean. As we arrived late we took advantage of the opportunity to eat at the Riad on our first night - what a fantastic introduction to Marrakech cuisine! The location meant we could walk to all the sights with the exception of our very special trip to the Atlas Mountains all organised for us by Asma.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Sapphire and Spa, General Manager at Riad Sapphire and Spa
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear Deborah, Thank you so much for booking in Riad Sapphire. We have been pleased to have you with us. Your very positive comment is so motivating and encouraging. We are grateful for sharing it. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Catherine, Jean François, Asma, and whole Riad Sapphire's Family
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Tim B wrote a review Mar 2020
Bodmin, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
The Riad is in a good clean and airy location with a great welcome from the staff. It's clean spacious with a traditional courtyard which is immaculate. The food was good but the outstanding feature was the staff who were led by Asma, the Manager. They were helpful and never without a smile. We had a large spacious suite with a good bathroom with the only disappointment being the lack of tea making facilities. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Riad Sapphire and Spa, General Manager at Riad Sapphire and Spa
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Dear Tim, Thank you for choosing Riad Sapphire among so many riads and hotels in Marrakech. Thank you for the remake :-) Your review and so encouraging and motivating. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Catherine, Jean François, Asma and the whole Riad Sapphire's Family.
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Kelly O wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas2 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I stayed at this riad over New Year's Eve. The riad is beautifully decorated, and the breakfast is diverse and delicious. Asma and the staff were very hospitable, and they were always attentive to our needs and willing to escort us through the Medina at various times of day. Definitely would stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Riad Sapphire a, Manager at Riad Sapphire and Spa
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Dear Kelly, We have been very delighted to have you with us. Thank you for choosing our riad and for sharing your wonderful review. We truly hope to see you again and we wish, you and your lovely family, the best. Best regards, Catherine, Jean François, Asma and, the whole team.
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Saketh C wrote a review Jan 2020
Reading, United Kingdom67 contributions14 helpful votes
The room that we stayed in was Topaz. It was beautifully decorated as we arrived. The room and the bathroom was very clean. It was a room with a dome and kind of a minaret. So it gives an authentic feel of staying in a riad. The downside of this is that there were no windows for ventilation. If you needed to open the ventilation, you had to go to the terrace to open/close. But having said that we did not have the need to do that because of weather and air conditioning. The only feedback I would give with regards to room is the pressure of water in the shower can be better. The riad had a terrace with decent views of the Medina. One should experience sitting on the top for an afternoon moroccan tea (if it is winter). The staff are really amazing. Asma, Abdul and Aziz were the staff I interacted during my stay and all of them have been excellent. They go an extra mile to keep you happy. I had dinner on the day of the arrival. The Dinner at the Riad is a bit expensive. But the quantities that they give are huge. I was unable to finish complete the full dish. However I was down with Diarrhea the night after eating the dinner for a couple of days. I can not say for certain that it is because of the food at Riad, but that was the only food I ate the whole day and always drank bottled water. However my wife and daughter also ate here (different dishes to mine) and they did not have any issues. Breakfast will be served on a table and it is good. There is a slight change everyday which was good. There is bread, egg (you can ask what you want), pancakes, cakes, fruits. No complaints. On days when we had to leave early for the trips, they gave a packed breakfast as well. The hotel arranged day trips to Atlas Mountains and Ait Benhaddou. These trips are slightly expensive than what you find online, but I highly recommend this. The drivers and the agency (You can read my review on "Is time tours" which is the tour company) are very good. I am very glad to have booked through the Riad. As I said above, since I was down with Diarrhea, I had asked if I can swap one of the trips to a different day and it was readily agreed. I don't think it would have been possible had I booked online with a different company. During one of the trips, we had an issue with a local guide who picked up a fight and my daughter was scared. On return when we told Asma about the experience, she kindly offered a cake to my daughter which was a good gesture. I also booked a pick up from train station through the riad and it was well organized. I was picked up by the driver and as soon as I arrived at the parking, there was someone from the hotel to help us with the way and luggage. On the return as well, Abdul helped us with luggage. Another great thing was that I could pay the final bill using a card - which is a rarity in Morocco! The location of the hotel as such not to far inside the Medina - so we do not have to walk too long. But if you are a bit late (after 9 during weekdays), you can find some youth/people who stare at you. Not that they do anything with you or bother you or it feels scary, but we felt a bit uneasy. However on day 1, Asma said we could call the hotel if we are late and someone would accompany us from the parking. However we did not feel threatened or scary enough for me to call them. Overall I would highly recommend this Riad. The only reason I am not giving it the final 5th star is because of my diarrhea after eating an expensive dinner.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Sapphire a, Manager at Riad Sapphire and Spa
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Dear Saket, Thank you so much for booking with us. We have been glad to have you with us. Thank you for your detailed nice review. Looking forward to meeting you :-) Best regards, Catherine, Jean François, Asma, and the whole team
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tssmcdonald wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand40 contributions26 helpful votes
A beautiful Riad with kind, helpful and attentive staff. Asma organised our pick up from the hotel and we had a delicious dinner waiting for us which we preordered. The rooms were clean, spacious and had lovely touches. We braved the Hammam which was a real experience - I have never been so clean in my life! It is a 15 minute walk to the centre of the Medina, shopping and souks - the perfect location for us as it was quiet, with a gorgeous rooftop to look over the city. Breakfast was generous, with a different offering every day. Would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Riad Sapphire a, Manager at Riad Sapphire and Spa
Responded Jan 4, 2020
Dear Tara, Thank you so much for choosing our riad among so many in Marrakech. We have been delighted with your visit and your family's kindness. We look forward to seeing you again soon. May 2020 bring you a lot of love and peace. Warm regards, Catherine, Jean François, Asma, and the whole team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Sapphire and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Henna Louaya (0.3 miles), Salah Excursions (0.1 miles), and Ma Creation (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Limoni Cafe and Restaurant, Lotus Privilège Moroccan Restaurant, and Dar Zellij.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Riad Sapphire and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Sapphire and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Sapphire and Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (1.2 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.5 miles), and Aromatimri (0.9 miles).