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“very helpful proprietor and staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Laora
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   1 Derb Mqqdem | Arset Loughzail, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #311 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“very helpful proprietor and staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We arrived late and the proprietor and his brother took us for a meal in the square. They were so helpful and even paid for the meal as we didn't have any local curreny , which we did reimburse. Although the proprietor doesn't speak any english a number of staff do and you can get by easily. All the staff are excellent and very attentive. A beautiful Raid. Only thing quite dim lighting so a bit of a struggle to read in the evenings and chairs in some of the rooms too low. Breakfast was good and served warm. The riad is ideally located and a few minutes walking distance to the sqaure and souks. The birds do wake you in the morning with their chirping.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Riad Laora us well placed for getting around in the Medina. Very warm and helpful staff, two delicious meals served on the roof terrace, clean and relaxing Turquoise Suite and comfortable bed. The new proprietor had only started two weeks ago, so was busy finding his feet. Communication a bit of a problem, as he speaks no English, so dependent upon my rusty French. He put us in touch with good tour operator, but I had to speak to tour guide direct to organise trips.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband booked a surprise honeymoon at Riad Laora at the end of July 2012. Neither of us have been to Morrocco before and did not know what to expect. Upon arrival at the Riad we were welcomed by the lovely Miriam with a kind and much needed mint tea. We were totally overwhelmed by the hospitality of everyone who was at the Riad. We will not say the staff as we felt that they became our friends whilst we stayed there.We were booked into the turqouise suite which was both stunningly beautiful clean and cool. Everyday we had a magnificent breakfast on the terrace and found that the rooms were kept spotlessly clean throughout our stay. We really did feel that it was just the two of us staying there as the tranquilty of the surroundings made it feel like home but with all the facilties you would get in a 5 star hotel. The whole Riad was beautiful and is just as you would find in the pictures if not better. You would need to go there to appreciate the beauty of this place. Larcen the night porter was really helpful with the language and his English was very good! Guy gave us a map of the area and the square was a short distance to walk full of hustle and bustle of the real Morrocco of these beautiful friendly people who we will come back to visit this Spring. We did go in Ramadan but still found everyone so very friendly happy and accommodating to whatever we needed. Thank you all again for making such a memorable honeymoon.



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Room Tip: I am sure all the rooms are as clean and well presented as The Turquoise suite where we stayed.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

A perfect place of calm and tranquility. So welcoming and comfortable it is joy to stay here and very restful. We stayed here twice on our trip in chocolat and cocoa rooms on the first floor, both enchanting and very comfortable.
Breakfast is delicious and served in the beautiful atrium area where there is a fountain and birds flying around. A gentle and peaceful way to start the day.
Only a 10 min walk to the main square and easy to find your way back again.
The Riad have a great supply of guide books and can also help with directions etc and will arrange taxis if asked.
Best value, best location, best welcome, best breakfast in the Medina.
I would strongly recommend a stay here and would definitely return again myself.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

An excellent Riad. We had the Turquoise suite - beautifully furnished and comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was super and we also had a very good evening meal. The location is central and with a map and directions from the staff we managed to find our way around. The riad organised a taxi pick up from the airport - essential. A stay here is highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Good location. Only a 10 min walk to the main square. The riad arranged a pick up from the airport which was a relief as I was worried I was going to get lost trying to find it. Breakfast was served warm everyday. Staff were very helpful & polite. Would recommend a stay here.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This was a very quiet and comfortable place to stay with a good central location. Our room was extremely clean, comfortable and quite glamorous. The bathroom was spectacular. Staff were friendly and helpful and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Laora
Address: 1 Derb Mqqdem | Arset Loughzail, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #311 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Laora 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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