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“beautiful, great location but a bit weird” 3 of 5 stars
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Riad Des Epices
Ranked #908 of 1,171 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Rabat, Morocco
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“beautiful, great location but a bit weird”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a lovely Riad. We have been to Marrakech several times and this Riad is gorgeous and spacious. The location is also fantastic, it's easy to walk to just about everything Marrakech has to offer. The staff was very helpful and friendly but also did a fair amount of entertaining in the Riad which we thought we had rented in it's entirety. The common areas--which in other riads is generally used by the paying guests--was used by the staff to hang out, watch tv, smoke, and chat. Also, the staff had friends over to use the showers. It was all a little weird, especially for the price. That said, when we asked that the gang refrain for smoking, blasting the tv, and inviting friends around to freshen up, they were very open to our requests. No problem at all. And we left all kinds of stuff (ipods, computers, cameras, etc) around during our stay and, despite the traffic, nothing went missing. All and all a nice stay but I would not do it again unless the price dropped. And significantly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Patricia T
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Chelmsford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We've booked this riad for our whole family 4 nights and we had an amazing stay.
Ali, the driver welcomed us at the airport for our pickup, it would be difficult to find the first time but after it's quite easy, and dropped us off at Main Square Jeema Al Fna where we met Hasia (hope it's ok for her name), she is in charge of the riad.
We walked together with a guy taking our bags and met the owner Patrick for the first time. We exchanged a lot of e-mails with him because in several books we saw that staying in the Medina could be hard sometimes with kids, but it was just wonderful.
Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Thank you so much.
All children definitely want to come back asap.

Room Tip: Book the whole riad is just amazing, home away from home.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Vincent F
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Santa Clara, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Spent 6 days in this riad and had great vacation. Nice room, nice food, very well located in the heart of the souks. Warm in summer time, about 49° celcius but AC was ok, perhaps we'll come back with friends in april or november. Jeema el fna main square was amazing, women take care about your hands, a lot of strange women are trying to draw henna for an expensive price. Definitly come back, thanks every body. Simon from Santa Clara USA.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Simon D
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Tokyo Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We spent with my wife 3 nights in this riad. We took the airport transfer, hard to find the first time, after it was better. We had nice double room on the roof, it was really hot, more than 40° but A/C worked well. We took very good breakfast every morning on the roof, free wifi was also provided. Assia and Youssef are wonderful staff, welcoming, smiling, nothing was too much trouble for them. Recommend to my friends.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hiroki O
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Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Spending our holidays first in Europe, than in Africa we've choosen this riad because of the show "vacation-vacation" and were not disapointed, nice staff, warm welcome, pickup at the airport, every thing was done just for us as if we where at home. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Juan P
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We've booked the 5 rooms of this lovely riad in exclusivity for our family and we had a great stay. We spent 4 nights there and nothing was too much for the staff. We did one day trip to the Atlas Moutains organized by the riad. Thank's for everything, hope to see you all again.

Room Tip: Private Riad is a great deal.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeremy B
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Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Beautiful and peaceful riad. The Hammam/massage was an experience not to be missed. The staff Assia and Youssef are exemplary and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks the owner for the hand-made map.Thank you for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: We took the room on the roof, it's the largest of all and very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank John T
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Property: Riad Des Epices
Address: 28 Derb Amsegui | Sidi Ishaq, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #908 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Des Epices 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect location in the middle of the Medina, young travellers, couples or families for a booking in exclusivity of the whole place. ... more   less 
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