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Riad Villa Almeria
Ranked #275 of 1,153 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Stage II of mine and my boyfriends Moroccan adventure. After having stayed in a conventional non-friendly hotel in Casablanca we wanted something more Moroccan and smaller. We found this hotel absolutely delightful - even though it took 90mins of driving around Marrakesh and asking about 50 people where to find the place!! (tip - google map the place before setting off!)

We were greeted by the smell of orange blossom and incense and very friendly staff (even though they had written down my boyfriends name down wrong and weren't convinced at first we had made a booking!). The rooms have a cozy rustic feel to them, beds are very comfortable. All rooms overlook the typical Moroccan style inside garden, which is gorgeous but very noisy in the mornings. No noises are blocked out in the rooms, although they do have good blinds. The staff are exceptionally kind and helpful even though we must have been very annoying by always oversleeping breakfast time, but the staff were kind enough to keep our breakfast out until midday! The dining area is on the top of the house, decorated with beautiful flowers and with a cool swimming pool overlooking the city and Atlas mountains. The location was also very good for seeing old Marrakesh, it is within walking distance to the squares, souks and famous sites. The hotel is run by a Frenchman who gave us exceptionally good advice on places to visit and where to continue our trip.

Overall the experience was amazing and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a picturesque and peaceful hotel with lovely staff!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear Sashita,
Thank you very much four your feedback. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Good tip to have a look on google map when you come with a car, we have pointed La Maison Rouge on the map, so you can use your Gps, or have a look before departure.
As you have pointed it, the view on the mountain is awesome, and the pool on the roof is happiness especially in summer.
We hope to see you again,
Thierry
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

My friend and I stayed here in Feb 2012. All I can say is it was lovely all the staff were helpful, nothing seemed too much. Yes it is a bit diificult to find at first, but that added to the experience of Marrakech. I would definately stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comment, We are pleased that you enjoy your stay at La Maison Rouge, and we hope to see you again on a future stay.
Thierry and all the staff
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Riad La Maison Rouge is okay.

It's only average to me because the location is really confusing to get to. It's like a mouse maze getting there but you have other mice trying to force you to give up your cheese! By this I mean it wouldn't be so bad if the kids and bystanders were not CONSTANTLY haggling to show you to the Riad then to ask you for money. Eventually, we had an okay grasp of the area and late at night there were security guys walking around to make sure no funny business was going on.

For what you pay it's a good Riad (clean, nice decor). Its just not as lavish as some other Riads (who have indoor pools at the entrance etc...) but for the price you pay it is a good experience.

I think the customer service is generally good. We just had a mix up where they lost our Expedia reservation and also charged us more for tourism tax. Not sure if it was intentional but they are generally good. They fixed it and we still had a good time.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
Dear Truman,
Thank you for your comments.
About location of the riad, you just have to check our website to point where we are located, or just have a look on google it is easy to find, and anyway we provide you free maps on arrival.
You seems to be bored by people who always ask money, but it is like in all "poor" country, where all the ways are good to earn money, not more, not less.
I m very glad that you point the security effort that we provide in the district, not that it is unsafe, but just to help guest at night, because everything look the same.
You seems to be upset because the pool is not indoor but on the terrace, that our specificity!! our difference!!!
I explain, when the pool is indoor, it s most of the time on shadow place, and if you are tanning you have to go down on the ground level, and then upstair to go on a sun bed....in our house sunbeds are on the terrace and splash pool too. Our main picture on expedia is the pool on the terrace.....may be you didn t note it.....
About your booking we didn t receive it, sometimes it happens, but for accomodation tax that we charge you at the end of your stay, all along the process of booking with Expedia, you have some pop up windows who remind you that you will have to pay these taxes on site. May be you didn t note it........
I will point the fact that you wrote: "Make sure you take not of the tourism tax at the end of the your stay. Have some money on hand to pay it off.” I invite you to pay this taxe, especially when you book with expedia, or you can get in trouble. I just remind you that it is a tax collected by townhall of Marrakech, and that it is a mandatory tax.
Thank you for your apreciation,
We hope to welcome you again.
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

This riad is really great, we stayed here for 3 nights with a friend and spent some quiet and nice moments in their lovely terrace. The room was also nice and clean.
As for the staff, they have all been really helpful, smiling...well nice people!
The only things I could say is that it would have been even better if the swimming pool had been heated...but that's really a little thing...all the rest was perfect.
Another thing also is the distance to Djema El Fnaa, it's about 15/20/25mn, depends on how you get lost (or not!), and at night we would have appreciated being closer (even if during the day being a little bit outside the noise of the center can be great)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Christiane L
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Thank you very much for encouraging comments.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the La Maison Rouge.
The pool is located on the terrace, and enjoys sunshine all day, allowing it to gain a few degrees warmer.
Thank you again for your encouragement,
Thierry and the team
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 4 days before going to Casablanca. The room was very nice and very clean. We had a great time mainly driven by a constant and friendly service. The staff made us feel at home away from home. We felt we were valuable guests at all time. The breakfast was delicious and generous. Thierry was very helpful. He suggested to try the spa and I had a fantastic massage. Highly recommended :-)
If you plan to visit Morocco, stop by Riad La Maison Rouge. You'll be glad you did!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Thank you very much for your comment
What can I say more except thank you?
Thierry and all the team
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

6 nights in a beautiful and warmy place,staff very helpfully.Every thing was organized on site ,with the help of Thierry,camel ride and after rnoon in a wonderfull spa where we had extraordinary massages,not to mention the delicious food of Amina,the chief in the kitchen.back in yhe USA we think to you all and hoping to return soon

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Aleikoum Salam, thank you for this comment, and we hope to see you again very soon,
Thierry and staff
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london
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed in a room on the roof which was not of a good quality or standard. It had lots of cracks on the wall, no lock (was right beside the bar and roof terrace - didn't feel comfortable leaving our valuables) It did not feel like a room in a riad but an add on room on the roof. We asked for another room but staff were not very considerate or helpful. It was very cold and noisy in the morning as right beside the breakfast area. The toilet was very noisy and the drains smelt. Breakfast was not very good.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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maisonrougemarrakech, Gérant at Riad Villa Almeria, responded to this review, April 19, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comment, and I'm very upset that you didn't enjoy your stay, as many guest enjoy theirs.
I must point a few thing on your testimonial, you were 3 people and you have booked a twin bedroom, with a complementary bed. Cheaper solution when you are 3 people, the better solution for you was to book a Master suite, large bedroom up to 4 people, but not the same price.

You mention that staff was not very helpfull or not very considerate when you have asked for another bedroom, the reason why we didn't give you another bedroom was that we were fully booked, as I ve explain you myself.
We always try to give satisfaction to our guest when it is possible, and I always try to upgrade guest.

About breakfast, you mention that it was not very good, we are quite proud of the breakfast that we offer you, most of the food is home made, it is complete and generous, and most of our guest seems to appreciate it, but unfortunately it is not possible to satisfy all the taste of our guest. (but we try)

At least, you mention drain smell, on a rainny day it can happen, but it is not specific to our place, but when you mention it, we take all measure to be sure that it was not coming from our resort.

You stay with us 2 times, in 2 differents period, so it make me thinking that your stay was not so bad....

Thierry and all the staff
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Property: Riad Villa Almeria
Address: No 54 Bis Derb Zemrane | Quartier Berrima, Marrakech 40008, Morocco (Formerly Riad La Maison Rouge)
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #275 of 1,153 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Villa Almeria 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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