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“A curious mixture” 3 of 5 stars
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Ranked #926 of 1,171 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Hereford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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“A curious mixture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

This large Riad has some marvellous advantages.
1 The position is superb, being only a few minutes walk from the Square, with rooms pretty much totally insulated from any street noise.
2The internal architecture is magnificent and the pool seems to be well maintained
3 The staff, who seem to be a family, are extremely friendly in a quiet way. As an example, they organised a taxi for us for 4.00 am and, to our surprise came to our room at 3.50 to make sure we were awake, carried our bags downstairs and helped us on our way.
4The cleaning is done with care
The trouble is the downsides are numerous. Firstly there is only hot water in the mornings - during the rest of the day it is tepid. Secondly the much vaunted air conditioning does not work (there are no remote controls left - it seems that this is a common problem in Moroccan run hotels). Thirdly, although it seems usually to be fairly quiet, it can be a bit noisy when there is a tour group here (ok -it's not all night noise as the tour groups have to get ready for morning departures.
In summary you don't get the quality that this price level can buy in some other riads. However we developed an odd affection for the family running it since they so obviously were nice people who perhaps just needed a bit of business advice

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

I stayed a total of 6 nights in 4 different rooms so I got to see lots of different rooms. For a three star facility paying about £35 per person per night you have to be realistic and not expect 5 stars. We were always treated very nicely and it is a great location.

My only gripe is that the hot water didn't work. Even when we asked specifically for it to be checked. Marrakech in the winter can be surpisingly cool, combine that with an upset stomach and a cold shower feels like a slap in the face. I was lucky enough to have a hot shower one evening and it was absolutely fabulous.

Great things about this Riad
Great location less than 5 mins walk from Jeema el Fna (the main square and the heart of the action)
Large rooms
Beds are pretty alright. Ok there is no fancy 300 count bed linen but it was OK.
It was run down but the cleaning still seemed ok.
Can take LARGE groups on tour.
Always felt safe and cared for.

Room Tip: Rooms on main corridors are noisy. Because everyone has to pass by them to get to reception.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We stayed in this riad for a total of four nights (three separate stays) as part of an 11 day tour on our honeymoon (starting and ending in Marakech, with a one night stopover in the middle).

If we hadn't stayed in such a lovely riad before we probably would've loved this hotel, but although it is very pretty a lot of the finishing touches are left wanting - all out toilet cisterns were held together with sellotape, one bathroom had very poor running water (awful for us, as we had dreadful holiday tummy at that point in the journey), sloppy grouting etc. It was really clean though and has a huge pool too. Good value for money, but not the best out there and certainly not luxury.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Riad Moulay Said
Address: 60 Riad Zitoun Kedim, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #926 of 1,171 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 2
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Riad Moulay Said Hotel Marrakech

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