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“Beautiful riad, difficult location” 3 of 5 stars
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Riad Arocha
Ranked #961 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful riad, difficult location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

To be honest: my first impression of this riad was not good. Our Morroccan driver had to spend a long time on his mobile before he could get someone to explain where the riad is actually located. The woman who checked us did not understand English and no one in the place could show me where the riad was located on a map. My one attempt to ask one of the staff take me to a junction that *was* marked on the Medina map turned into a 25-minute maze-like walk that failed to achieve its goal. I have to give the guy credit - he tried really hard to help us. It's just that he didn't know what we really wanted, and we couldn't tell him... our French sucks.
When we returned to the riad, frustrated, the two French women who manage the hotel were back on deck. They spoke English very and were able to help us with our questions and book a table at a nice restaurant for dinner. They also gave us the telephone number of a good taxi driver who was willing to take his cab all the way to the riad's fornt door. Not many drivers are willing to do this because it is really hard to find and they're worried they won't be able to turn around in the alleys.
The room we stayed in was beautiful - one of the best I've seen in Morrocco, and the courtyards are tastefully decorated too. I just wish the building wasn't so well hidden in the northern part of the Medina. I normally have a pretty good sense of direction, but this was too much for me to deal with. If you stay here be prepared to rely a lot on taxis. Otherwise you're better off staying somewhere further south.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Property: Riad Arocha
Address: 28 derb R'hamna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #961 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Arocha 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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