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“The Real Marrakech” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad El Farah
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   el Kasbah, Derb El Oualidine 35, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #263 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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49 reviews
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“The Real Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were pleased we booked to stay in this riad, avoiding the Eurpoean hotels in the new parts of town as everything was in walking distance.The riad itself is very relaxing with a lovely inner courtyard and roof terrace where we chilled out most days. Mohammed made us welcome and helped us arrange excursions. The trip to Essaouira took longer than expected (a 3 hour drive) but was worth it. The excursion to Fantasia is to be avoided (see my review). It is worth taking euros as Mohammed prices wine, food etc in this currency and the exchange rate is not favourable. The riad itself is very relaxing with a lovely inner courtyard and roof terrace where we chilled out most days. Breakfast is simple -just breads/pancakes with jam and butter -OK for a week or less but some more variety would have been welcome! We booked a hotel+flight package plus transfers and it cost us under £300 each at Easter so very good value.

Room Tip: It may be worth booking a superior room or asking for one not on the street side. We had very little...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

we had a very pleasant stay at mohammed s riad. he was very helpful and protective and i was glad that he was there for us on our trips around the souks and squares. he took us up to the mountains and arranged food and wine for us at a very reasonable price. we enjoyed the meals we asked him to cook for us. the accomodation was simple but clean and very close to the old quarter of marrakech which is what we wanted. it is a small riad with a central courtyard and space to sit on the roof terrace where mohammed provided us with mint tea.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We booked the Riad El Farah for a 3 night stay. We would recommend this riad as it is ideally located for anyone who wants to experience what Marrakech has to offer in a peaceful location! The owner, Mohammed, made us welcome and let us settle in before taking us and pointing out local attractions and directions. We had a double room that was simply furnished in typical moroccan colours and cleaned daily. Breakfast was simple but tasty, comprising of crepe/pastries, honey & bread with coffee. The architecture of the riad was typical of the local structures. Mohammed was available if we needed him but was in no way overbearing, leaving us to do as we pleased. We would have no hesitation staying here in the future!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights, this riad is in a good location, if you want to experience the Moroccan way of life this is ideal if you want modern don't bother. The welcome was good the food was always good the room was cleaned daily and Mohammed was very keen too please in every way possible, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Burton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We could not fault Riad El farah. Mohammed is a gentleman through and through- he was friendly without being overbearing, giving us a warm welcome and taking us to places when we asked for his help. He took us out for the afternoon and accompanied us to bars and a restaurant, which were owned or runned by his family and friends- it is obvious that throughout Marrakech people look after each other, whether they are family, friends or just fellow Morrocans-a philosophy that we could well learn from!
The room was a standard room, and simply furnished but very comfortable and gave us a real feeling for Morrocan life, as did the whole experience. Coming out of the Riad onto the narrow streets with donkeys, motorbikes, carts, cats to name but a few, was in itself an experience not to be missed. And not far from all the main sights and sounds of the city and to where the buses leave to take you on trips.
I would recommend the half board option- the food was delicious.
If you want to experience the real Marrakech then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Many aspects of this riad are good. We were in a superior room which was large enough with additional seating. The beds were fairly comfortable and as this was February we were glad to have plenty of bedding available. The sheets and towels were of particular high quality. The architecture of the riad is lovely and it's also pretty quiet and peaceful there. On the roof terrace there was comfortable seating and a couple of very comfortable sun beds. Mohammed does cook evening meals which you can arrange and pay for ( if you haven't pre-booked half board ) or he can recommend and take you to restaurants.

However in certain ways he didn't seem to be that hospitable although this may have been in part just the contrast with the wonderful hospitality of Riad Baladin in Essaouira. Breakfast was at 9.00 and generally immovable, so that the day that both we and the other couple were staying there had to leave at 8.00 to take a tour, there was no option to have even a snack before we left ( and we did ask in advance). On the day we had to leave for the airport though he did bring breakfast forward a bit. Although the room prices are not high, I felt that the prices for alcohol and his evening meal and for wifi were a bit steep. I wasn't keen on the restaurants he recommended and wondered whether he had any vested interest in us patronising these particular establishments. Personally I would go with the Time Out Guide to Marrakech for recommendations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have just returned from a five night stay in Marrakech at the Riad el Farah. I was travelling on my own and Mohammed was a wonderful host who took care me on my visit, nothing was too much trouble for him.

I had read that the food at the Riad was excellent and so I opted for half board, and I wasn't disappointed, every meal a delight.

The Riad is in a good location, and only a shot walk from the Place Jemaa el Fna, and a good place from which to explore the old city.

Room Tip: Sorry, no fitness centre, or swimming pool, but I couldn't remove the rating!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Riad El Farah
Address: el Kasbah, Derb El Oualidine 35, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #263 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riad El Farah 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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