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“Great base for Marrakesh”
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Riad Tamarrakecht
Ranked #79 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great base for Marrakesh”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed four nights in the riad and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We booked the taxi pickup from the airport and were provided with a map once we checked in. We really enjoyed the rooftop breakfasts and found we never needed lunch as they were so big. We stayed in July during Ramadan and had a great time and good weather. The riad was clean and quiet with amazing decor and friendly staff who were always available to answer our questions. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This family run riad was so beautiful, and we were sad to only stay here one night before flying out of Marrakech. I had heard that riads in the medina could be noisy, however this place was so quiet and peaceful (it was about a ten minute walk from the main square). The service was great (delicious breakfast), and the family were keen to help us with directions or any other information about Marrakech. As previously mentioned in other reviews, it's best to organise a taxi through the riad - we forgot to do this and ended up being dropped at the gate to the medina. We then had to pay a local to show us where the riad was - a lot of hassle would have been saved if we had contacted the riad first!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Unfortunately we only able to stay for one night, but when we return to Marrakech we will definitely book again at this family run riad. The service was impeccable, and the lady who greeted us was very polite, friendly, and very efficient in booking our airport transfer. We arrived late so had no food or drink, and were very tired, so were grateful for delicious tea on arrival, and she brought us some food (for free) that we ate on the beautiful terrace roof. Breakfast was delicious, and the family were extremely accommodating in providing this as we had an early flight. Would love to spend more time here, as this seems like a gem in the heart of the Medina.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here a couple of nights. The family that owned the hotel were very accommodating and polite.
Unfortunately, we had the room right by reception and the kitchen so a little noisy.
There is a rather quaint higgledy-piggledy roof garden which is a real suntrap.
Recommended for a brief stay, if you're on a budget.

Stayed August 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Most reviews I've read here before making a decision to stay at this riad are absolutely to the point. The place is very nicely decorated, the hosts are wonderful, and their homemade food is delicious. However, I would like to recommend everyone to slightly lower their expectations. No, I don't want to diss the riad on anything. But it is very important to know exactly what to expect, and sometimes one may have to adjust their western expectations to the Moroccan reality. In reality, the breakfast is almost always a few minutes late, the AC is not as arctically cold as it is at home, and the paint on a bathroom wall may be peeling. But despite all this, this riad is still a great place to stay and I would do so again without any hesitation.

Now, a few tips. Do reserve a taxi from the airport via the riad - in this case the driver will take you directly to the riad's door. It's close to impossible to find the place on your own unless it's marked on the map, you have a GPS, and you know the correct route. Do ask the innkeepers, Sara and Mokhtar, for recommendations about the food stalls on Jemaa El Fna. They have a dog and at least one cat on premises, so beware if you have any dog/cat allergies. 

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited Marrakesh for the first time and loved our stay here. However, we would highly recommend contacting the Riad in advance of your flight to let them know when to collect you - if you're unfamiliar with the medina it's extremely difficult to navigate (and we were taken advantage of by a "helpful" stranger). That said, the riad itself is absolutely wonderful and I wholeheartedly recommend it. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make our visit comfortable and pleasant. I highly recommend this riad.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

After 7 days of trekking/climbing in High Atlas mountains followed by a 3 day sahara desert tour, i settled in here so i could explore, sight see, shop and get lost in and around Marrakech. When you first walk in you are transported in a oasis, very nice rooms, loved the terrace and the common room. Food was great, staff was very helpful and it was nice to finally meet sara in person. When i had to be up at 6 am for a early tour i had breakfast ready for me, that was a nice surprise. Easy walk to main square and all shopping your heart desires
If you are looking for a holiday inn express close to airport, then that is what you should get, if you are looking for a great locally owned raid, you wont do better then here

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Riad Tamarrakecht
Address: 132 Derb Aghrab Bab Aylen, Marrakech 11223, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in Marrakech’s medina,Riad Tamarrakecht is a 15-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. You can admire the view of the Atlas Mountains from the terrace, and Moroccan dishes are served in the dining room. Free Wi-Fi access and a seating area feature in the air-conditioned rooms and suites, which have an elegant decoration. Each room has a private bathroom, which is decorated with Tadelakt. A traditional breakfast is prepared every morning at the Riad Tamarrakecht. Desserts include Moroccan pastries and homemade sorbet, and you can also request cookery lessons. You can relax in the pool in the patio or in the living rooms. Excursions can be organised on site and an airport transfer is possible at an extra cost. Marrakech International Airport is a 15-minute drive from this riad and Amelkis Golf Club is 6 km away. You can visit the Majorelle Gardens, an 8-minute drive away. Medina is a great choice for travellers interested in markets, shopping and street markets. ... more   less 
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