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“Tranquillity and Beauty in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riad La Rose D'Orient

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Riad La Rose D'Orient
Ranked #327 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Creston,NC
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162 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Tranquillity and Beauty in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I highly recommend this lovely and relaxing riad on the perimeter of the Marrakech medina. Owners Jose and Moses have created a place of beauty and calm amidst the chaos of the medina, so it is convenient for walking in the old town. We dined in a couple of nights on our rooftop terrace and the food is fabulous. The hammam is an essential Moroccan experience and this one is private and beautiful.

Room Tip: Rooftop room is spacious and tub is sooooo relaxing.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

This Riad was an oaisis of calm in the fantastic hustle and bustle of Marrakeck. A fun 15 minute walk through the warren of lanes, alleyways, markets and souks took us to El Fna Square where the whole world seem to gather for storytelling, music, food and "noise". And when we had had enough of the excitement and just needed to get back to peace and calm, the "Rose" with its beautiful design and layout was waiting at the end of another great fun walk home. The staff were great, the food excellent, and the rooms were beautiful. Yes, the water pressure was low and it took ages to fill a bath, but this is Morroco and they are all like that. Thank you Rose D'Orient for a great time in Marrakech!

Room Tip: Top floors nearest to terrace
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank whmwhite
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Sissinghurst, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We spent 3 nights here, I am sure that it is great in summer but in winter with very few other guests it was chilly in spite of heating in the rooms, none in the public areas, enormous bath/shower but without enough water pressure to be comfortable while showering. They tried hard and gave us dinner one night as there had been no hot water the previous evening. The rooms were lovely comfortable beds and good breakfast.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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scoobs11
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68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Start point for our 7 stop Morocco tour and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Well located far enough away from the madness of the Medina yet still close enough to easily walk to the centre of the delightful mayhem that is Marrakesh. We were served our delightful (first of many subsequent) mint teas and some lovely cookies as we were acquainted with the Riad and the surrounding area. The room, though on the ground floor (the only one, mind you), resplendent with rose petals, was wonderful, the building was great and the service sublime. The only minor issue I had was the choice of food in that my wife and I both had to have the same dish when choosing from the menu, which is a slight issue as she's a vegetarian and I'm an extreme carnivore and was looking forward to one of the great meat dishes that I'd heard Morocco was famous for!

Room Tip: Request a room not on the ground floor
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Arrived at this riad not sure what to expect as I have never traveled to Marrakech or been in a riad before. My girlfriend and u arrived in Marrakech and thats where the service began, the taxi was arranged through the riad and the guy was waiting for us coming off the plane with a namecard. We arrived at the riad to a warm welcome from a guy called Mohammed who was very nice. We were given mint tea and also the dinner we requested was brought to the roof terrace when we were settled in (were asked a time) the morrocan cuisine is really good and the meal was a good set up for the flavours to come on the rest of our trip. The rooms were nice, the staff were superb and the breakfast is AWSOME. Would 100% recommend this riad, perfect distance to the main square. A 5min stroll past stalls and local cafes to the main square.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed in August 2010 for 5 days and had the whole riad to ourselves as it was the lowest of low season and not many people were crazy enough as we were to travel to Marrakesh at that time. It was 49 degrees C the day we arrived and the breakfast butter melted in front of us! Weather aside we loved our stay so much we can't wait to go back.

Riad La Rose D'Orient is a fabulous new riad but has been meticulously built and decorated by very caring owners. The couple and their staff were fabulous in arranging our first night's dinner (lamb tagine and cous cous like we've never had before!), restaurant recommendations and general advice on gettting around.

They even helped me arrange a secret birthday surprise - a 2 day side trip to Essourira - highly recommended.

The rooms and bathrooms are private and beautiful with plenty of space and good aircon. The traditional Moroccan decor was such a treat and it was lovely wandering the souks trying to work out how we could have a Moroccan room back home.

Although it is not in the centre of town, it is an interesting and easy walk to the square and it is well lit and feels safe. The location is nice and quiet ensuring a good night's sleep.

The rooftop covered spa was refreshinly cool in the heat and we used it everyday. The pool downstairs is so pretty but we didn't use it, preferring the roof top.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GratefulTraveller101
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Netherlands
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Breakfast with fresh orange juice on the rooftop of this Riad is great. From the rooftop there is a clear view over the city up to the Koutubia.

After our delayed flight, we parked the car conveniently near the pharmacy opposite the entrance of the Lycee Lalla Aouda Saadia. Were couldn't locate the riad at first. We called were fetched within a minute by Muhammed. Although it was very late, we had a great meal in the riad and felt very welcome.

Muhammed is a great and very charming guy from Senegal, who works all day to make the stay of every guest as good as possible. Food is great and the ambiance is wonderful.

The riad is a 15 minute walk to the Jamna el Fna thru narrow alleys. Allthough very busy, we always felt safe.

The riad itself is a very quiet oasis in a busy city. Every day some roseflower leafs were left in the room by the maids.

Some practical recommendations:
- I was very glad I bought a cheap prepaid SIM card at the airport on arrival.
- We paid the old guard near the hotel some dirhams each day to look after our rental car. Muhammed knows the regular rate.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank henkjan_nl
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Property: Riad La Rose D'Orient
Address: 17-18 derb draoua-sidi soussan-medina | Bab Lalla Aouda Saadia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #327 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad La Rose D'Orient 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad la rose d’orient will receive you in a traditional ambiance of the riads in the magical red city.You will be taken by the magical aspects of the place , sculptured materials by local craftsmen, mosaiques ,gibes stone, wood , flashing lights of the thousand and one night, harmony of colors. ... more   less 
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