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Riad La Porte Rouge
Ranked #117 of 501 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had a two-week package on the Moroccan coast of Agadir but wanted to explore Marrakech alone & booked a two-night stay in this beautiful Riad some months before our departure.

Communications before our stay were answered extremely prompted & efficiently leaving us with complete confidence that we would be in safe hands during our stay. We were not disappointed.

Upon our arrival we were taken into a air conditioned sitting area where we were given a large map of the city & the places of interest were pointed out (perfect if you hadn't done any research or were coming here last minute). Whilst our room was being prepared we were given biscuits/cakes & mint tea.

The riad is a twenty minute walk away from the main square of Jemma el Fna & we were shown the best way of going to & from here.

Breakfast was filling, varied & can be eaten wherever you chose. Despite it being further out than we thought (hoped), it made an excellent base & a relaxing place to kick back after long days out in the heat of the Red City.

If we were returned to Marrakech again, we wouldn't look at staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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laporterouge, Propriétaire at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

thank you for your comment, it's been fun to see that you enjoyed your stay.

Looking forward seening you a next time soon ...

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Booked in here on the 13th August, and stayed for 3 nights. I was in the Salwa room, which was really nice. I was by myself, but I would recommend this room for couples.

I booked very last minute (on the morning before arriving), and I went with La Porte Rouge because the speed of their response and the information in their e-mail was both helpful and personal. Adil, who works in the office, was a superstar in this respect.

My flight arrived an hour late, but the airport transfer was smooth and the guy who picked me up was in great spirits despite hanging around. I'd recommend this option as it's only 10euros, and you'll get ripped off by the airport taxis paying more.

I arrived, was greeted with some orange juice and given an orientation of the city - very helpful.

So, plus points:
- great food (better value that a lot of places in town), good alcohol selection, great caretakers (Mustafa and Said will ensure you're not lost for anything), nice plunge pool, great jacuzzi, and excellent management. Karen, the owner, was extremely helpful in arranging another location for me to stay due to the Riad being fully booked when I wanted to extend a night.

Any negative points?
- maybe the rooftop terrace could be larger, but this wasn't at all a limiting factor.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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laporterouge, Propriétaire at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you very much !

It was a pleasure for us to make your stay a nice souvenir

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We loved staying at the Porte Rouge! Said was the most welcoming host, and immediately made us feel at home. He offered us tea upon our arrival, and gave us a fantastic overview of the city. His recommendations were excellent, and he answered all of our questions. He helped us book taxis as well as bus tickets, and made sure we had everything we needed. The rest of the staff was also wonderful- everyone was accommodating, helpful, and so hospitable. The riad is beautiful and spacious, with a lovely courtyard, living room, and beautiful rooftop terrace. It is peaceful, quiet and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious- coffee/tea, fresh orange juice, pastries, breads, etc. There is also a jacuzzi on the roof, which was a lot of fun. We stayed in the Narjisee room for the first night, and then they upgraded us for the second night to the Kaoutar room! Both rooms were clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The Kaoutar room was especially nice, with a spacious bathroom, a couch, and a big closet. All rooms have air conditioning and a safe. The riad is located right off the main road by Bab Hmar, but it is very quiet. It is about a 15 minute walk into the main square (or an inexpensive taxi), and the riad is very close to the Bahia and Badi palaces. We had such an amazing stay at the Riad Porte Rouge, and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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laporterouge, Propriétaire at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you very much !!

You are welcome at anytime .

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was a family holiday. We felt at home right from the beginning. Sayeed was there whenever we needed anything. Korina and Maalika were such darlings; Karen was also very helpful. The Tagine we had in the RIad was probably the best in Marrakesh. It was a very sweet gesture on the part of the Karen to provide the airport transfer.
The location of the Riad is very central to the old city. It took a 25 minutes walk to the Medina.
Staying in the Riad gave a very authentic feel ; Dont spend money staying in a hotel.The breakfast prepared by the staff WAS mouth watering

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

On our arrival Karen offered a sumptuous breakfast and welcomed us with the words: " consider this your home in Marrakech". Said and Mustafa made us feel exceptionally welcome. Our every wish was realized with a smile making us feel like very special, pampered guests. Our room on the roof terrace was beautiful. We also had the roof terrace virtually to ourselves for relaxing, tea or dinner.Breakfast is included in the price and always offers some delicious new surprises. A good selection of tasty local dinner specials is also available and having dinner served on the roof terrace under the stars is a romantic treat. The staff attention to making guests feel welcome is truly exceptional and makes this Riad stand out of the crowd.

Room Tip: The room on the roof terrace is the one to choose.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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laporterouge, Propriétaire at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you very much !

It was a pleasure and hope receive you next time.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This riad is really lovely. Karen, Adil and the team are very welcoming and can not do enough for you. Our room was absolutely beautiful, stunning decorations, clean and rose petals on arrival gave a lovely touch. We enjoyed a whole lamb shoulder at the riad which tasted wonderful! The staff worked incredibly hard and made a lot of effort for us despite the heat and the fact it was Ramadan during our stay. The roof terrace is a great place to have dinner, drinks and relax. Max, the cat is very friendly and we absolutely loved him! The staff also organised taxis and excursions for us which was was great and hassle free. The riad is a short walk from the medina, which we preferred as it was so peaceful and relaxing compared to the hussle and bustle of the tourist spots. Breakfast is varied everyday and was very nice. Would definitely recommend the riad and would stay here again :)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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laporterouge, Propriétaire at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you very much !

It was a pleasure and hope receive you next time.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed for one night during our trip to Morocco and we could not be more pleased that we did. The Riad is well situated - near to the Kasbah area of Marrakech which is great for visiting the Saadien Tombs and the Bahia Palace. We arrived early, having caught the early bus from Essaouria, and were welcomed by Adil who made sure we had breakfast - mint tea, fresh orange juice and a selection of delicious things to eat - before settling us in to our lovely room. The room was large, air conditioned and had a unique bathroom equipped with a hairdryer (which was a pleasant surprise!). There is a pool on the ground floor - perfect for cooling off after a hot day in the city. The real treat is on the roof where there is a hot jacuzzi and sun loungers as well as space to eat meals. We had dinner there and the food was excellent. The hospitality was excellent - all the staff were very friendly and accomodating and Max the cat is delightful. We both agreed that we would have happily stayed longer and will do so when we return to Marrakech.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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laporterouge, Manager at Riad La Porte Rouge, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

thank you very much for and hope see you again.

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Additional Information about Riad La Porte Rouge

Address: 48 Derb Jamaa | Bab Hmar, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#29 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#66 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#87 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $52 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad La Porte Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the Palais Royal gardens and 15 minutes walk from the legendary Jamaa Lfna square.Recently restored in the respect for the traditional morrocan architectureHospitality, comfort and service, perfectly define the Riad La Porte Rouge.You can dream in its shady patio, sip tea with mint in its morrocan lounge or refresh yourself in its moorish pool.Very quiet, a magical place that will allow you to rest in peace in the lounge or the beautiful terrace with views of the atlas, or around the patio lively murmur of a fountain bathed in rose petals, tea mint at nap time, not to mention spicy tagine or a magical light candles and dance. Real sensations that will make you sway to moments of pure well-being!For your convenience, seven different rooms , all equipped with bathroom and air conditioning and a safe . And also a jacuzzi on the terrace.A helpful and attentive staff will accompany you during your stay, to make it unforgettable. ... more   less 
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