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“Highly Recommended. Quality Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Les Ammonites
Ranked #226 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Darwen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended. Quality Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Title sounds like an ebay review but Houda was a most welcoming host when we stopped for 4 nights in February and couldn't do enough for us. It wasn't the easiest place to find but once you're inside the Riad, it's an oasis of calm.

Jamaal was the most attentive and well mannered member of staff I've ever met to have a cold beer waiting in your room for you each night was superb. Breakfast was fine and our room was of top quality.

If you want to stop in a Riad that's bang in the middle of the Medina then give this a go.

Room Tip: Marrakech Suite is the most private one in the Riad.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank darwenkeith
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seattle
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

A warm Riad with an even warmer welcome. Tucked away in a quiet alley, deep in the medina, is this perfect blend of traditional and contemporary styles. So quiet and tranquil it’s hard to believe the scooter chaos of Marrakech is just outside. Houda and her lovely staff welcome guest (in French, Italian, English to name a few languages) with open arms, and of course tea. Each room is unique and worth having a tour. The in-house chef makes marvelous traditional meals, served in a dining room complete with fireplace. You never have to leave the Riad, and I extended my stay and did just that. I arrived very ill after an experiment with street food and they treated me like a caring mother, fetching a local tea and catering simple foods to aid in my speedy recovery.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jaketravelsabit
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Anchorage
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The rooms are very beautiful and unique. The is also a very nice roof-top terrace. Houda is the manager and she welcomed us as a friend. She helped us get taxis, luggage porters, english-speaking guide to the city, etc. She is very diligent to get you the best prices for taxis, luggage porters, comfort bus tickets to other cities and a guide. It helped us so much to have someone meet us at the airport and bring us to the Riad as it would have been difficult to find it ourselves. The cost was little and we booked this ahead with Houda. We found the alleyway clean and boys playing football outside the riad so felt very safe. Having an english-speaking guide to the souks, museums, etc. was a wonderful way to truly experience the city. He showed us tiny "hole-in-the-wall" bakeries, craftsmen, the man who keeps he fires for the hamman and is a musician!, too, etc.. We would have never found these on our own. There is also a nice rooftop cafe (Cafe Snack) in the first small market square closest to the Riad.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jay G
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Langenthal, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Very nice, friendly and comfy Riad. Away from main tourist bustle but convinient to center. Very friendly and helpful staff. The manager Houda speaks french ,italian and english and is very welcoming. The ambiance is very tasteful, a great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jutz60be
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

We have recently returned from a short break to marrakech where we stayed at the Les Ammonites Riad in Marrakech.This is a small Riad in the centre of Marakesh.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Jamal and Simon helped to ensure that our stay was relaxing and stress free.
We decided to have dinner at Les Ammonites on two occasions.The food was some of the best we had during our stay and I would recommend that anyone staying at the Riad take advantage of Leilas authentic Morrocan cooking.

One important piece of advice we would like to share. Book a taxi from the UK to take you from the airport to the Riad. Otherwise it is very probable you would be unable to find it.

The only minor downside the shower water didn't remain hot for long enough. On balance a great stay and we'd highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Chopalina
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England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2010

I was travelling around Morocco with 2 other female friends and we absolutely loved Riad les Ammonites. From the moment we stepped through the door we were treat as part of the family, offered mint tea and cakes. The staff were amazing! They even helped us collect our bags from our previous hostel.

The rooms were fabulously! Very beautiful and cerfully designed with great attention to detail. The hotel is decorated in a boutique style, with individual themes for each room, such as the Berber room. The ammonite theme is prevalent throughout wih fossils and ammonites incoporated into the decor.

The hotel was amanzing value for money, our room cost us about £30 per night each for 3 of us to stay and included breakfast. It's very comfortable with space to sunbathe, relax and we made full use of the services, including the plunge pool/jacuzzi in the shape of an ammonite, which is a very welcome relief from the Moroccan heat!

Riad les Ammonites is situated in the very centre of Marrakech so is perfectly placed for all you requirements, with just a few minutes walk from the markets and not far form the Medina.

We loved our stay and cant wait to go back!

Thank you Ali for making our trip so special!!

Love Lauren, Helen and Jess x

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank EnglandLauren
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2010

When you enter the Riad Les Ammonites you will notice the difference. It was different from other hotels with it's cleanliness and hospitality. It was totally isolated from the crowd and noise. It was like a heaven where you can hear birds. I totally recommend this hotel to the travellers. If I decided to go to Marrakech again I definitely stay at this hotel.
Thank you Riad Les Ammonites,
Nilgün & Celal from Istanbul Turkey

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nilguncelal
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Property: Riad Les Ammonites
Address: Derb el Cadi 51 | Azbezt, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #226 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Les Ammonites 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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