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“Lovely Riad in a great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Fantasia Prestige
Ranked #973 of 1,162 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Lovely Riad in a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

This is a lovely, authentic riad with a very nice manager who always opened the front door for us so we felt secure there. The room was huge and had 3 closets and a lounge chair (air conditioning was 50 dirham extra per night), bathroom was large but smelled moldy-there was no window in there so the moisture couldn't escape. They gave us mint tea when we arrived which was very nice.  The breakfast was included and was good: yogurt, coffee with milk, mint tea, bread, and a crepe with marmalade. It was very quiet at night, and is only a 10 minute walk from Djamaa el Fna. They have private rooms or a dorm with 8 beds which is very suitable for travelers on a budget. All rooms face an indoor courtyard.  There is a great rooftop patio with lounge chairs. It wasn't too hard to find--follow the directions from their website closely to walk there from Djemaa el Fna and you'll have no trouble finding it. My complaints: The manager pushed his daytime excursions hard every morning at breakfast, and also pushed us to have dinner there.  The pushiness of the tours is annoying when you're just trying to enjoy your morning and talk to your spouse during breakfast and he won't really take no for an answer. Just say no repeatedly and nicely. It will work. Also, he went next door to get our change for us when we were paying for our room on the last day, and as he returned and was counting our change, he counted the 1 dirham coins into my husband's hand and kept the 10 dirham coin in his hand. My husband said, "that's 34 dirham, but it is supposed to be 44 dirham". The manager said, "Oh!  I forgot!" Yeah, right. You just went to ask your friend for 44 change, returned, then dropped 34 into our hands. That's not forgetful-that is on purpose and it is disrespectful. Aside from that, the Riad was nice.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

We were very happy to stay in this Riad. Kudus was very helpful to arrange everything we asked for. Sure we come back again. We also got a day trip to the Atlas mountain arranged (group tour). We can highly recommend this Riad, situated in the middle of the Medina. Thanks for the nice accomodation. Otto&Hettie

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

This Riad has excellent location, walking distance from everything. The staff is BEYOND friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about this place!! ...it became my home away from home, I certainly intend on returning here.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Fantasia Prestige
Address: Arset Laghzail ndeg 11, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #973 of 1,162 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Number of rooms: 6
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