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Riad Lakhdar
Ranked #64 of 299 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Reviewed September 9, 2012

First appearance nice and cosey ,staff a bit pushy more intersested in you settling your bill.
Access to the riad was not easy as you have to ring a bell and wait for somebody to answer, this was supposed to be for security measure ha.First morning breakfast ok , went up to the terrace area for a sunbathe came down for lunch and found that all my cash had been taken out of my wallet .In my opinion, there was no other guests in the riad just me and my daughter and the staff . Give this place a wide birth its not rocket science what this place is about.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I've been in Riad Lakhdar for 3 nights. It was a very nice place to stay. It is very close to the center, 5 min walk from Jemaa el Fnaa. The rooms are clean and the staff is kind and never pushing you to buy excursions and such. We booked a room and there was no problem to change it since we wanted separated beds. The breakfast is good though it doesn't change, the terrace is nice, the place is full of birds singing. The only problems were that like in any other Riad you have to spend some time to find the place and when you find it maybe you have to wait 15 min for somebody to open the door. All in all it was a good value for money accommodation though the guy at the reception asked me several times if I wanted to pay immediately (which I eventually did)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank lupolucio
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you want to have a real Aladin´s Cave experience visit, go to Riad Lakhdar in Marrakech. The Riad is situated just outside the wall that surrounds the Medina, a wonderful oasis, peaceful and quiet.

From the outside you would hardly notice that there is a such a beautiful place behind the narrow front door. Inside you enter a traditional Moroccan house with rooms arranged around a square courtyard and a fountain in the middle. There are three levels, and all together six guestrooms, each room has got its own beautiful decoration, different colours and tiles. The bathrooms are all different but in the same Moroccan style - stunning. The courtyard has got oriental style dining tables and chairs. On the rooftop there is a terrace, which is perfect for breakfast, resting and just taking in the whole atmosphere.

The owner speaks fluently English (American) and his staff is kind and helpful. The breakfast which can be served on the rooftop is exceptional - pancakes, good strong coffee, bread and croissants and served with a smile. The Riad also has a Hammam, which is highly recommendable. It is different from the Turkish hammam, I would say much better. Once during your stay you should treat yourself with a dinner at the Riad, it is the best meal we had at all during our stay in Marrakech.

Stepping outside the Riad there is only 5 minutes walk to the Jna el Fan - Marrakech´s famous central square - a noise and chaotic market with everything from snakes to false teeth, do not miss it. In the Medina you feel you get lost, but strange as it may seem you always find your way back to the Riad and enjoy the cleanliness and peace and quiet as soon as your indoor. Do not hesitate, go there.

Room Tip: The first floor is more quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Annelise L
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We took a break from Liberia to explore Morocco with the kids and stayed at Riad Lakhdar in the Medina (with high speed internet - an unbelievable luxury for us in Liberia!). The Riad is run by Moroccan brothers with both service and business savy amassed after years in business in New York. The rooms are decorated in traditional style (romantic) and the complementary mint tea is to die for. We had a double bedroom and the kids shared a twin bedroom across from the fountain in the interior courtyard and they were very happy for their private space. The manager is English speaking so it was easy to communicate and he helped us arrange a camel trek (where incidentally it rained - in the Sahara! but again - the kids were happy with the adventure). The Riad was a welcome respite from the bustle of the Medina and after returning from the 2 day camel trek it was a HUGE relief to be welcomed home by our hosts. I would definitely recommend this Riad and would stay there again if we ever return to Marrakech.

Room Tip: All the room seemed great.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Marielle S
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We have being visiting Marrakech for 3 years in a row.
Every time we stop in Riad Lakhdar, and we are really happy with it.
The owner Madjoub even knows which room we like and allocated it to us without even asking :)
As mentioned in my previos review, the riad is situated very conveniently at the end of the medina, 5 minutes walk to Jemma El-Fna. In Marrakech this really counts since medina is a maze of unnamed streets, and having a riad in its heart will be a though job to find every time you need to come back. As usual we slept very well on the comfy beds and the breakfast was delicios with fresh orange juice, mint tea,coffee, arabic pancakes and croissants.

Since we know all the staff in the riad, Majoub, his brother and his nephew. Coming to riad is like visiting good friends.

I would warmly recommend this riad as being great place to relax and very good value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank phasma
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We were 7 people hosted 4 nights in this Riad and it was perfect. All the rooms were very clean and so big, with WC, hot water, towels, AC and a cup of welcome tea. The Riad is located in a silent street, 7' walking from the square Djemma El Fna.
We took a big breakfasts everyday, included tha days that we woke up so early in the morning. The staff was so friendly! they help us with a problem with a taxi driver and they offered us to see the Barça-Milan match in here own room in Riad.
We recommend this Riad!

Room Tip: Some rooms have a big plasma TV. Some rooms have a shower and some have a tub.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank eliasic
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

The gracious, home-like feeling that the owner, Mahjoub, provides at his special riad is what has kept my friends and I coming back to Marrakech for the past 7 years.

All attempts are made to make your stay the most enjoyable that you could possibly have in the beautiful city of Marrakech. Day trips, shopping trips, special dinners, entertainment? Ask and it will happen for you.

This truly is a wonderful secret that you would not want to miss.

Room Tip: All rooms are different. All rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank John B W
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Address: 28 Jbel Lakhdar R'mila, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #64 of 299 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range: $34 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Lakhdar 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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