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Dar Rbaa Laroub

61, Derb Abib Allah Quartier Mouassine, Marrakech 40008 Morocco
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#277 of 475 guest houses in Marrakech
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Free internet
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Rooftop terrace
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Tim wrote a review Sep 2023
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impeccably decorated Riad that offered tranquility and the chance to reconnect with nature in courtyards that were like rainforests. The Riad, or courtyard house, provided peace and rejuvenation from the sometimes chaotic medina. Ran by Jean-Noel, a man you can tell is cultured and has seen much of the world, he's styled the place to perfection, preserving a traditional aesthetic that really added to the authenticity of being in Marrakech. It felt like being in a home and the rooftop terraces offered views of the city, a nice breeze and quiet. This is the best hotel I have ever been to and I could easily see myself revisiting to even work there remotely rather than go for a holiday. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms spacious and dinner can also be provided by the in-house cooks. The food at the Riad was better than any food I had at the restaurants in Marrakech. My friend and I only spoke English, however some staff did speak english and we just laughed when we with others when we were lost in translation. You will be fine here if you can only speak English. I would highly recommend visiting, it will become your new second home. Thank you for your hospitality and for letting us into your home, Jean - Tim Mc
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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John R wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom120 contributions94 helpful votes
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Aesthetically superb: only rarely does one encounter perfect taste with the patina of age. Our stay in the KO Coloniale room was mostly delightful, especially the evening fires built by the ever-cheerful and friendly Abdou. We were told that the external bathroom (on the other side of the landing - and exceptional in its design) was exclusive to us, but on two of our mornings there was evidence of night-time users who did not clear up after themselves. Other reviewers have commented that the breakfasts could be improved, and we agree - with regard to consistency (e.g. we found out that eggs were available only when we observed that they’d been served to other guests), speed (hour-long wait on one day), and warmth of welcome (only one of the three ladies whom we encountered had a genuine smile for us). The manager who checked us in was extremely helpful. The owner, the celebrated Jean-Noël Schoeffer, felt no need to show any interest in us after one brief exchange early in our stay. He was however attentive in email correspondence before we arrived. All in all, the riad offers a visually stunning environment for a medina stay, but even though the aesthetic is all but perfect this will be a one-time stay for us. There are innumerable attractive riads in Marrakech, and the ones that we know from our visits to the city every year have been much friendlier and more welcoming.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: KO Coloniale is in a separate building. At night and in the mornings it was very tranquil.
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ksarman wrote a review Dec 2022
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6835 contributions640 helpful votes
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I discovered this place on Instagram Riad is located is the best part of the Medina Surrounded by the best attractions and near the lively souk with easy access Riad kept the spirit of the Moroccan decoration and vibes My room , the Blanche , ground floor of the first patio is spacious enough Really comfy bed and nice fire place Bathroom is ok The team was super friendly , best is Abdou ! Thanks to him If I should make one remark Please increase the level of your breakfast
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Amy wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom52 contributions67 helpful votes
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We stayed in a few riads across Morocco and this one is the most beautifully designed one. Very classy. I’ve taken so many pictures of it to inspire my family and myself how we can lift some concepts to our own garden and balcony. Breakfast is good, fresh baked french cake/bread/pastry. Location also pretty good, close to the entrance of the medina. The classic music in the evening and the morning bird sound in the courtyard - small touch but really give it a very classy feeling. Highly recommend. Also the room KO Coloniale was inspired by studio KO, the designers behind the YSL museum.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Kudrun wrote a review Jun 2019
Lugano, Switzerland301 contributions123 helpful votes
We went there for 1 night. Enjoyed the good service, cleanness and reasonable value for money. Rooms were well equipped. WIFI was abit an issue, but available in hte main areas. Nearby you find all you need
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Date of stay: July 2018
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riceland wrote a review Apr 2019
Asheville, North Carolina598 contributions304 helpful votes
Not the cleanest place, worn furniture, terrible room lighting and some rooms have private bathroom but located outside the room( be sure to check if it is an issue for you) It has a very nice rooftop terrace and lobby. Food is ok as is the staff
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Larry S wrote a review Mar 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions
The hotel Dar Rbaa Laroub lies behind a simple door, identified only by a tiny number plate, “61”. It was once a private residence, a riad, a very special type of house prized throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Dar Rbaa Laroub expresses the essential purpose of the riad: to create a haven of privacy hidden from the outside world. When you step through that door, the medina’s cacophony fades, you hear the sound of birdsong drifting down from the rooftop garden. The windows and balconies of the riad face inwards towards the courtyard which is open to the sky. It is a vision of antique tiles, white plaster walls and carved wood, half-hidden by flowering vines and palms. The hotel has seven rooms, ranging in size from the Student Room suitable for a lone individual to the Oriental Suite which could easily sleep 5. The interiors of all the rooms have benefited from the discerning eye of the hotel’s owner Jean Noel Shoeffler, who has decorated with a light, but exotic touch that never obscures the underlying beauty of the riad. Jean Noel has owned the hotel for over 25 years, and in that time has turned it into a magnet for local and international writers, artists and knowledgeable travellers. The hotel is long on creature comforts in addition to being beautiful. A magnificent breakfast including coffee, fresh orange juice and hot breads can be taken in the rooftop garden. The hotel also serves an evening meal on order, offering very fine Moroccan fare.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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elizabetta2018 wrote a review Jun 2018
Vienna, Austria4 contributions3 helpful votes
This Riad, is one of the oldest guest house of Marrakech, owned by Jean Noel, a delicious french gentleman, everything is reflect taste and real charm. If you are looking for international standards, such as jacuzzis, or a pool, there is not such things at Dar Rbaa Laroub (Riad Jean Noel). But one of the most romantic terraces, surrounded by flowers, with views on the palace Dar EL Bacha, its situated in Mouassine, one of the best spot to stay, close of all place of interest. Don't hesitate to ask to eat on site, the food is delicious. All bedrooms have a fire place. This adress resisted all temptations of marketing so the place is recommended by friends of friends since decades. You may have to reserve in advance. The prices are very reasonable compare to what you have. Certainly one of the best riad in town.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: The douria with its wonderful painted ceiling, the bedroom with the menzeh, all bedrooms have its...
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caroka wrote a review May 2018
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland91 contributions84 helpful votes
I visited this cozy home for dinner and was thoroughly impressed with the absolutely amazing dinner. The 4 salads, the fish tajine and to top it all off, the service, were stellar. The ambience is super cozy, the staff very friendly and you feel like you are in a private home rather than in a hotel. If you get to meet the owner, Jean Noel, a big plus too. A must visit !!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Room Tip: Must order at least 1 dinner at the riad, you won't find similar quality in other restaurants
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Martin Y wrote a review Jun 2017
The Bight Settlement, Providenciales34 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a hidden riad in the heart of the Medina. The roof deck is a beautiful place to have breakfast before wandering around the souks. I recommend arranging a pick-up from the airport through them as it is next to impossible to find the first time around.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dar Rbaa Laroub
Which popular attractions are close to Dar Rbaa Laroub?
Nearby attractions include Herbalism Marrakech (0.2 miles), Marrakech Guided Tours (0.2 miles), and Good Travelling in Morocco (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dar Rbaa Laroub?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Dar Rbaa Laroub?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dar Rbaa Laroub?
Conveniently located restaurants include Falafel Terrace & Brunch , Bazaar Café, and La Table Du Riad At 72 Riad .
Does Dar Rbaa Laroub have airport transportation?
Yes, Dar Rbaa Laroub offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dar Rbaa Laroub located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Are there any historical sites close to Dar Rbaa Laroub?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bahia Palace (0.8 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.4 miles), and Medina of Essaouira (0.6 miles).