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“The highlight of our holiday in Morroco!”
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Riad Laila
Ranked #130 of 1,170 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed in three different hotels in Morroco and this was by far the most beautiful, as well as being the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in. We were welcomed by Renaud, who has excellent English and provided us with maps and a log book of ideas for our time here including some excellent restaurant recommendations! He also had lunch prepared for our arrival even though we were a bit late.

This riad really is a home away from home, you feel so relaxed and at ease because of the amazing stuff. This is normally hard to come by even in a 5 star hotel. Each room is different and beautifully decorated, just like the pool area and roof top terrace.

Breakfast was varied slightly everyday but I'd expect toasted bread, fresh fruit, pancakes, jams, tea/coffee and orange juice. All very nicely prepared. I'd also recommend having lunch or dinner at the riad, it's freshly prepared everyday and is some of the best food we ate in morroco! Amazing value for the price.

I have seen people complain about the location but it's honestly not bad at all. It's in the Medina, about a 10 minute walk to the souks and a 15 minute walk to the square. While this may sound a lot Renaud will show you which way to go, how to get taxis and how to be wise to faux guides. As well as this the location meant the riad was quiet and tranquil as it was a little away from the main hussle and bussle, something you will really appreciate!

Hotel felt very safe as it's quite small and everyone knows everyone - we often left our door open when we went to the pool or to eat. Also the room is very clean, the maids cleaned and tidyed it every single day.

We really can't thank Renaud and Carole enough for making our holiday amazing, they have something really special with Riad Laila.

Room Tip: We had the Olivers room, which was beautiful. All the rooms looked incredible. I think there is one...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

First time visitors to marrakesh could be daunted, but the owners had thought of everything with a log book full of advise. Carole was so helpful made you feel so special. A tranquil oasis in a bustling city. We had a wonderful meal too.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Renaud and Carole were the perfect and knowledgeable hosts of this traditional Moroccan house, now a Riad. Our room was small, yet perfectly adequate, and opened on to a small internal courtyard, keeping us away from any external noise. Continental Breakfast, with a Maroccan twist, was served on the roof terrace. Dinner was served in the comfortable lounge, since the Feburary evenings were chilly. The food was excellent.

This Riad is in a quiet area of the Medina; perfect for us as it was away from the noise and hustlers of the Souks. This meant that most local attractions were 15 to 30 minutes walk away (we always felt safe). However we quickly learn that the shops selling Maroccan pastries were cheap (about 10 for under 50p) and the pastries deliciously sticky.

We stayed for 7 nights so took advice from Renaud and Carole on attactions. They made arrangements for our trips for us - event when we paid the attraction directly. We had a wonderful time, would certainly recommend this Riad to our friends, and will hopefully return - Insha'Allah

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Staying at Riad Laila was one of the highlights of our Morocco trip! The place is beautiful (especially the common area), and has a nice terrace / rooftop. The riad also gives you a wonderful traditional feel unlike any at a typical hotel.

The owners, Renaud and Carole, (as well as Renaud's father, Michel) were incredibly friendly, as were all of the staff. Renaud was especially helpful with trying to find us a desert tour, as well as explaining anything we needed at any time! He also let us change 2 days within our stay to accommodate a last-minute desert tour booking. Finally, he and his team normally serve dinner upon a morning request, but they created a special lamb dinner for us at a late request on a suddenly rainy night. Both Renaud and Carole worked just as hard as their team all day, ready to help guests with anything.

Moreover, the staff such as Brahim were unbelievably attentive. They went out of their way to smile and help with anything we needed! The breakfast was simple but tasty (crepes with jam and honey, with fresh OJ) and served with genuine smiles.

Overall, this was a terrific place to stay and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a very charming, hospitable, and traditional accommodation!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Riad Laila in the family suite with our 2 adult children in January and really enjoyed our stay. The Riad is beautifully decorated. Breakfasts on the terrace are wonderful. Renaud, met us at the medina walls and guided us to the riad

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was close to perfection. The Riad is beautiful and the owners Carole and Renaud are friendly and helpful. We booked airport transfer with them and Renaud received us at the car. (It would have been difficult to find otherwise). Carole explained the dos and donts of Marrakech and gave great tips for things to do. We visited restaurants she suggested and a hammam and found them all good. But the best part is the spaces in the Riad. Beautiful garden to take meals in and a great living room to sit by the fire at night. They also have a friendly dog, a blind cat, and a curious turtle roaming about in the garden. This interesting menagerie made the stay all the more exciting. Lots of nice little birds to photograph as well in the garden. Having said all this, the only reason I give it 4 and not 5 is that our room was nothing special. If the room had been just a tad nicer, this would have been the best place I have ever stayed at. Not to say that it was not well serviced and equipped, but just that it was not visually appealing or nicely decorated. Having seen photos of other rooms, I think they do have pretty rooms. We probably had the bad luck of booking the least appealing one. But all in all, I would recommend this place to anyone. It was a great experience staying here.

Room Tip: Choose something other than Les Orangers Double Room
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

The owners and the staff were really very helpful and nice people. They got in touch with us couple of days after the booking was made asking if we need airport pick-up or have any special requirements. On the night of the arrival we were explained how to navigate around the city, how not to get into the common tourist traps and have most of our stay.

The riad itself and the room was very clean, quiet and safe with the aroma of neroli all around.

The only drawback we had was the mattress. It was extra firm and reduced sleep quality, as both of us are side sleepers.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Laila

Address: 104 Diour Jdad - Arset Ben Brahim | After the Big Taxis Station of Bab Doukkala / Bab Yacout, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 1,170 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $68 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Laila 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad Laila is a stunnin dwelling in the middle of one of the most beautiful garden in the medina. The riad can accomodate up to 18 people while preserving tranquility and privacy for everyone. It has 3 suites and 4 double bedrooms. Its spacious pool and sunny terraces will give youa wonderful view of the city of Marrakech. The riad Laila conciliates Moroccan refinement and coziness sought by the travelers. We find is this unique 840m2 riad the architecture of the previous centuries, mixing tradition and moodernity. ... more   less 
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