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Riad Khol
Ranked #225 of 1,172 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Riah Khol is hidden in the maze in the Medina, difficult to find. Luckily it had included pick-up at the airport, good service. We arrived in the evening, the meal we had booked in advance was prepared and served in a neighboring Riad. Delicious, thanks Valerie. Also, very good service at the Riad. Hamid was very helpful and gave lots of useful information. We arrived in the evening, the meal we had booked in advance was prepared and served in a neighboring Riad. Delicious, thanks Valerie. Riad Khol has an awesome interior and decoration, both in the rooms and the patios. Nice and clean room. Only minus is that there were no door or curtains between the room and the bathroom/toilet. Breakfast served at the roof terrace in splendid surroundings. If you´re lost in the Medina late in the evening, it might be difficult to find your way back. Recommend to take a taxi.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Located in a quiet alleyway in the northern reaches of the medina we found it extremely difficult to find initially. Even the taxi man couldn't locate it with the address after asking around and this lead to him wanting more than the agreed price for the fare. The riad has a real charm even if our room was a bit cramped, we only slept there as were out sightseeing all day. Loved the design of the roof terrace and the courtyard, the only common areas. The pool is more of the plunge pool variety. The petit dejuner is a wee bit excessively petite for my liking and is served on the roof terrace.
The man from Agadir who works there is most helpful, he showed us to the taxi rank the morning of our departure which was a nice touch. Djemaa El Fna is a 10/15 minute winding walk away through a residential neighbourhood of the medina, is actually good to see the real living breathing area as opposed to a staged tourist trap.
Liked Riad Khol without falling mad in love with the place !

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

A truly beautiful and peaceful escape form the bustle of the souks, but still with the atmosphere of the Medina. My partner and I stayed for 5 days and as a gay couple we were completely welcome. Hamid the assistant was very attentive and Valerie the French manager was charming.

Our room was so romantic - a four poster bed with Maroccan lamps hanging from the ceiling. The bathroom was black marble with gold fittings and flower petals strewn over numerous soft towles. It was like a film set! Buddha Bar music is played low in the lobby and I sat there in the mornings after breakfast planning our day's itinerary.

The whole riad feels like a beautiful private house you've been invited to as a friend. Breakfast is served on the terrace which has a great view of the rooftops of the whole Medina. Coffee could have been hotter (some days it was luke warm) but it was good coffee and the breakfast was served with beautiful Maroccan silverwear - tranditional breads and local preserves as well as a delicions home made Madeira cake.

The location seems difficult to find at first but it is really 1 minute from a main road, so good for catching taxis. Just remember to turn left, right, left then right - the door to the riad is then on your left. Not that difficult really and all the taxi drivers know the mosque Sidi Ben Slimane, which the riad is near to.

And in terms of value, very hard to beat. I have stayed in 5 star hotels with much less charm and beauty and been less welcome and paid 10 times as much.

One last note, when we left, Hamid carried my heavy suitcase from the riad to the taxi on the main road (he insisted!). I very much felt this was going the extra mile and he didn't have to do this. Riad Kohl is a one off and a very personal service. I can highly reccomend it and will return with my partner and hopefully some friends and family who we can share it with. Thank you Hamid and Valerie - Shukran and merci!

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This Riad was definitely not as advertised! We were asked to pay in full, up front, as soon as we arrived!! Room was very small, dark and dingy.. When we stated that is was not the room we booked, we were told that they had just changed the decor, we do not think this was the same riad we originally booked. We were told the same thing by other travelers Bed was rock hard, breakfast was bad, hard stale and cold. Orange juice was off, smelled bad! And we had to go across street to have breakfast. Besides all of this... We asked the owner how much it would cost for a petite taxi to the train station and were told he would arrange one for 30 euro, we got our own for 50 dirham! The manager was not helpful and not at all concerned about us..... Not a pleasant experience..... Definitely not recommended!

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Riad is in a great spot, near the El Badi Palace and walking distance to the square. We arrived at night and had arranged an airport pick-up which was good as it would have been difficult to find on the first night. We were led down an alleyway until we reacher an arched wooden door in a high wall. It opened up into a lovely candlelit courtyard with a small pool. I had the pool to myself and every evening at sunset I swam and floated on my back watching the storks that nested in the giant nests on the palace walls circle above me. After my swim I was offered mint tea by the friendly lady staff or Hamid one of the managers. All the staff were lovely.The first 4 nights we stayed in a suite on the first foor. It was a nice room with a comfy bed but the airconditioning didnt cool it down enough. After our few days away we stayed in a rooftop room. This was smaller but still lovely and the airconditioning was better. Hamid was a mine of information , he spoke some English and with my very few words of French we got by, his recommendation of a restaurant was just right and we had a great night. Our last night was lovely.We arrived back in the evening from Essaoira. I had my swim and we had booked a meal at the Riad which was great. All the food was fresh and specially prepared for us by the cook.We had a lovely meal followed by mint tea by the pool. I would stay here if I ever visit Marrakech again.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Friendly staff an d very attentive to all our needs. Very good food, although the breakfast turned out to be a little too repetitive.
After leaving to our country, i was contacted by the Riad's manager because i paid more than the account for several expenses (in fact... 900 eur instead of 90 eur!). They quickly solved the error with their Bank and i promptly received the 810 eur. The best part is that all this was done before i even had the opportunity to aknowledge the error. Many thanks to all the staff and the management.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This place is a pain to find - taxi's had no clue and we ended up just exploring the medina until we stumbled on the door through a series of quiet alleys. The staff were very welcoming. The pool is really just a plunge pool (don't let the wide angle photo deceive you) but provides a refreshing break all the same. The hotel staff recommended a restaurant and a trip to the hammam. The Hammam was very good and seemed pretty authentic. The restaurant was a little more aimed at tourists - belly-dancing and traditional musicians while you eat. Nice but something you maybe only want to do once. They were keen advise us away from eating in the main square though - having spoken to people who've experienced food poisoning from eating there this seemed like sound advice.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 121 derb Sidi Ahmed Soussi | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #225 of 1,172 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $54 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Khol 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Khol is located in the heart of Marrakech’s old Medina, a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ el Fna Square and has a panoramic terrace overlooking the Medina and Atlas Mountains. It offers a hammam, sun terrace and a private swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi is available.The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Riad Khol surround the interior patio. They feature Moroccan details and furnishings and are equipped with a private bathroom.Guests have access to 2 salons and Riad Khol serves traditional Moroccan cuisine that guests can enjoy in the dining room or on the patio. ... more   less 
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