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“Some reservations about the Riad Lotus Perle” 3 of 5 stars
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Riad Lotus Perle
Ranked #526 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Nice, France
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“Some reservations about the Riad Lotus Perle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We are a retired British couple now living in France and returned from a week at the Riad Lotus Perle yesterday. First of all, we would agree with other reviewers that the two members of staff who seem to be in charge, Tariq and Hassa, were very good, keen to see that we enjoyed ourselves and had everything we needed. And this often included arranging for us to be guided from the Riad to other parts of town. And here we have some of the problems we encountered on tiour holiday . The riad is down a back alley leading from a rough street within the medina. There is nothing attractive, safe or peaceful about the location and we were shocked on arrival to be met by Tariq with a couple of men with a makeshift barrow to carry our cases from the taxi to the Riad. Money was demanded for this "service".
The Riad was behind a heavy wooden door and we were shown around what was a dark and gloomy building, much in need of upgrading and a good clean.The place felt damp and cold,although the roof terrace was an exception. There was a small seating area downstairs, a central foyer with a small pool and all was in the art nouveau style, but not comfortable for visitors. The hammam was really dirty and unappealing.
We had a suite, the Coco Chanel, with drapes over the windows and dark walls and floors, but the experience of staying there for a week was disappointing. The bed was so low, mounted on a platform and tricky to get into and out of.The bathroom was dark, with insufficient lighting, no effective shower and we had to ask for soap and toilet rolls. There was , however , always hot water for a bath. There was little information for visitors, either about the tv and music centre, or about the places to visit in the town. There was a mini bar but no tea making facilies.
This was certainly not a five star experience but we suspect that it is fairly typical if one chooses to stay in a Riad in the Medina..

Breakfast, by contrast was very good, with lovely fruit, yogurt and pancakes, bread and cake, juice and coffee. It was agood way to start the day, sitting on the roof terrace in the sun.

Overall, we would prefer a more clean and comfortable hotel, probably in the French quarter.The price was high for what we had.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

While visiting friends working in Marrakech a friend and myself stayed at the Lotus Perle. As soon as we stepped inside it was a calm haven compared to the hustle and bustle of the Souks not far away. The building is very impressive, the staff very attentive, kind and helpful and the rooms lovely and luxurious, clean and spacious. Amazing breakfast also and a lovely terrace to sunbathe on! Would definately recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was the most peaceful small hotel with excellent service. We had a hammam massage at another hotel in this group - Privilege Lotus & we taken there by a member of staff. This was just amazing followed by a lovely lunch. Nothing was too much trouble from breakfast on the roof terrace to getting taxis & taking us to them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I stayed at Ryad Lotus for 3 days and I've had an unforgettable experience. Everything was perfect. Big up to the staff and of course a huge thanks to my friend Farid Malaoui. Will definitely recommend it to all my friends.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

2 adults and 3 children stayed here for 5 nights in August.
Throughout our stay the staff were friendly and extremely helpful.
This Riad provides a calm and peaceful escape from the hussle of central Marrakech (walking distance to the square), whilst giving a true taste of Morocco.
Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights. very quiet and tranquil, windows of rooms look out to inner courtyard so had to have curtains drawn which left room without any natural daylight. Breakfast consisted of pancakes ,which were hard, cake and bread with jam/marmalade.No coffee making facillities in room although fridge and mini bar.
If you walk back to where guards are[you will easily find ] and go left you will find a hotel on right after about a minutes walk called Palais Donab.Would like to have stayed here but probably more expensive. Can use their pool and beautiful courtyard setting for 130 D if you pay for lunch or 150 D without. Ate here 3 times and relaxed by pool on loungers.
As so hot we also spent day at Lotus Savinio, arranged by Lotus Perle. Taxi picked us up and return. Nice pool and setting with lunch and massage if wanted.
Facinating place ,2/3 nights enough and would not recommend for children.

Room Tip: All 5 rooms different. We had black/white one -found very dark. Sunken bath but not very comfy as st...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank angelskyess
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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Riad Lotus Pearl was absolutely amazing. I wholeheartedly recommend it if you are looking for the full Marrakech experience. The riad is beautifully restored and the service is excellent. They will make you feel at home and you won't have to lift a finger. Breakfast was delicious and the proximity to the souk and the main square is priceless. No doubt would be back again and look forward to sharing this experience with more friends and family.

Room Tip: The riad has 5 rooms and each one is unique and beautiful in its own way. I would recommend all of t...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Lotus Perle
Address: 54, derb Zemrane | Quartier Ksour-Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #526 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Lotus Perle 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the exclusive Dar Bacha district, Perle is walking distance from the heart of the city's famed Medina. Amidst the charming chaos that is in Marrakech lays a new retreat that offers escapism and privacy to those who want to experience everything that this chic, bohemian city has to offer. Perle is presented in a neo-classical, colonial style inspired by Starck, Baccara and decorated by the celebrated designer Antione Van Doorne. ... more   less 
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