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“There is more than meets the eye...” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Bahia Salam
Ranked #189 of 1,170 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“There is more than meets the eye...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

On arrival, you wouldn't be filled with confidence of the facade and the surrounding area, but once you enter the Riad Bahia Salam it is a whole new world.
The staff are warm, helpful and friendly and it is conveniently located in the heart of Marrakech Medina near to Djemma El Fna (less than 5 minutes walk away).
Breakfast is inclusive and is wonderfully set on the roof terrace. When we had dietary requests, they accommodated accordingly.
It is a basic Riad but feels like a relaxation retreat.
I didn't visit the Spa, but my only wish is that there was a pool to escape to in the scorching midday sun.

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank WB84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This Riad is not much to look at from outside but is beautifully and traditioanlly decorated inside with wonderful rooms and a roof terrace with fantastic views that gives you a great perspective of the city. It's ideally located within walking distance of everything you could wish to see and the staff are friendly. We even ate there a couple of times as the food was really good and reasonably priced. After the madness of Marrakesh it was really nice to have somewhere within walking distance that you could come back to and feel relaxed. The staff also booked us a taxi to the airport and put on an early breakfast as we were leaving before usual breakfast hours. Could not have wished for a better Riad for our first visit to Marrakesh. Would strongly recommed to others.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Emma D
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be close to the center of Marrakesh and who wants to spend a relaxing holiday. Bahia Salam provided me the relaxation I needed- great staff, beautiful hotel and great location! I am usually the complaining type- but I have nothing to say against this little treasure ... oh and when you are there, ask for "Hassan"! Great guy!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank swardi
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you enter the Riad Bahia Salam is a beautiful and cosy hotel. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and it is well-located near to the main square (less than 5 minutes walk away). My only gripe was the lack of variety at breakfast, the rather hard mattresses and the fact that the hot water in our room was never really that hot. But other than that it is a great place to stay - oh, and make sure you visit the spa for a traditional Moroccan hammam. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jaybxl1
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were very dubious when we turned up at the Riad & Spa Bahia Salam as it is in the middle of a noisy, dusty street right next to the main square. However, we soon came to appreciate it's handy location, quiet rooms and wonderful masseuses! The staff couldn't have been more helpful and it really is great value for money. They are happy for you to consume your own alcohol on the terrace and provide glasses and snacks with a smile. The rooms aren't spacious but the comfy bed, safe, TV, fridge and lashings of hot water made up for it. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Gerry H
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel is a hidden jewel! It looks like nothing from the outside, but the second you step inside, you are blown away by its beauty! I had a lovely, romantic time there. The rooms are so beautifully and traditionally furnished that I sometimes preferred to stay in bed with my girlfriend than go outside! This is a really beautiful place and the service is great. If I ever go back to Morocco, I know where I'll stay! I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Ammar K
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This a treasure in the heart of Marrakesh! My girlfriend and I had picked this hotel according to its reviews and we knew it would be quite the good time. Yet, our experience has been way more than that! The staff is ever-smiling, welcoming and there to serve you. They respect your privacy, help you as much as they can and provide an amazing service. The hotel is unbelievably close to to everything and is so well centered and so beautifully designed that I like to think of it, at the end of a long, touristic day, as the oasis where I go to rest, and enjoy a good smoke in the Terrace. I am SO glad I chose Riad Bahia Salam!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ziyad E
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Property: Riad Bahia Salam
Address: 61 Avenue Hommane El Fatouaki | Arest Lamaach, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #189 of 1,170 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Bahia Salam 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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