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“Extremely friendly and comfortable Riad in heart of Medina”
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Riad Elizabeth
Ranked #179 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Welshpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Extremely friendly and comfortable Riad in heart of Medina”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying for four nights and we enjoyed this Riad very much. The staff are wonderful - everything we wanted was arranged for us by Samira incl. golf bookings, taxis, a guide, restaurants and so on. Because the area is quite a maze Youssef even took us to a particular restaurant and arranged for the doorman to bring us back. The Medina is fantastic, so authentic, and the bustle of people is not intimidating because they are so friendly. It is the case that taxis are essential for almost every journey at night but you get to see so much that way that you otherwise would not. A wonderful experience. We also enjoyed the roof terrace very much - for breakfast and for a rest in the sun before the evenings began. We intend to return next Spring. Thank you John and Elizabeth.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

What an amazing find. We stayed at the Riad Elizabeth after a friend's recommendation and it was undoubtedly the best service, comfort and value for money that I've had in all my travels abroad. Samira the manager and the two owners Elizabeth and John, were angels who went beyond and above to make it an amazing experience for us. On arrival we were served with delicious mint tea and traditional cakes/biscuits, and then given a tour of the gorgeous Riad. Our bedroom was very romantic with rose petals scattered throughout and beautiful finishing touches. The bed itself was almost too comfortable, making it difficult to get out in the morning! We decided to eat at the Riad one night on the rooftop terrace which happened to be the best meal of the trip and the complementary breakfasts were also wonderful. They were very accommodating of my gluten allergy, providing a great assortment of foods I can eat.
They organised our dinner reservations, taxis, a great 3 day tour to the desert and we felt very comfortable walking the streets of Marrakesh knowing we could call Samira if we got lost.
Their love for the place clearly translates in the service and quality that they provide. Couldn't rate it more highly... see for yourself.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed lovely with great air conditioners. We started off in Alessia and moved to the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

From the minute we stepped inside the door to a welcome from Samira and owner John with mint tea, we felt totally looked after. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The bed and bathroom were strewn with red rose petals when we arrived!!! They organised tours for us, which were fantastic, booked restaurants and escorts to and from them, had a reliable taxi driver to take us anywhere and, even better, pick us up on time and were available to help us 24/7. Once when we got lost we called Samira on her afternoon off and she organised the taxi to pick us up 10 minutes later. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace and Moroccan dinners if desired, and all this in a stylish, beautifully decorated establishment with great attention to detail, even down to the soap, locally made just for Riad Elizabeth. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed in Marrakesh for 3 nights with my parents (my father is 79) and my daughter (who is 10), so we had a diverse slate of needs and tastes - but the Riad Elizabeth suited all of them and we enjoyed not only our stay but the delicious, plentiful, home-cooked food.

After I booked the hotel, the owner John emailed me directly and we worked out all our plans for the three days we had in Marrakesh, including a tour guide for a day in Marrakesh at the medina and other sites, & a day trip to the mountains. He also helped me rent a car for our drive out to Essaouira. John was responsive, flexible, and honest. When we arrived and met him in person, he was warm and welcoming, so we felt like we were staying with friends rather than in a hotel. (Elizabeth, the hotel's namesake and his wife, was out of town when we were there.)

We visited in February, so it was quite chilly, but we spent a little bit of time on the roof, lounging. I imagine when it's warmer that would be a favorite place to hang out.

Usually when we travel, we eat breakfast in the hotel and dinner out-&-about, but in Marrakesh we not only loved the breakfasts, but also ended up having 3 of 4 dinners at the Riad because the food was delicious.

While we were there, the other rooms were held by couples on romantic holidays, and one even got engaged on Valentine's Day - so although I was there on a family vacation, I can imagine the hotel would be lovely for romance as well as family.

I highly recommend the Riad Elizabeth.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Kettering Northants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Its always a worry going back to a place that impressed first time around. This trip was a 'grannies on the loose' holiday, so it felt right to take dear friends to somewhere that I could recommend.
From the meet and greet by a taxi, to a hug from John on arrival, to a splendid in house meal ,to a comfy room for 3 ( ! ) everything was how I hoped. Thanks .

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Central Coast California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Riad Elizabeth is located in the heart of the old medina. You leave the ancient city and enter a gorgeous Riad. The design, decor, service, and food were all memorable. We loved everything about it. The service was especially notable. Samira made certain we were always cared for. She set up tours, arranged transportation, and made restaurant reservations at places we truly enjoyed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Olivia room. It has the largest bed.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lovely riad in heart of Marrakech Medina. Samir was warm and accommodating to all our needs. The air-conditioned quiet Olivia room was perfect for the end of a busy day in Marrakech. The breakfast was superb. John recommended The Grand Cafe de Poste in nouveau Marrakech which was excellent. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose Olivia room. Not all rooms are air conditioned, I believe.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Elizabeth
Address: Derb el Baroud 33, Marrakech 40,000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#70 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Elizabeth is an elegant and chic riad located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An oasis of style and a calm refuge from the feverish pace and excitement of the souk.British-owned Riad Elizabeth offers modern comfort and facilities whilst maintaining an air of exotic Moroccan charm and romance.The riad offers six en-suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and an iPod dock. Just a short walk from the Medersa Ben Youssef and Musée de Marrakech, Riad Elizabeth provides everything needed to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable and relaxing. ... more   less 
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