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“Beautiful but not really luxurious” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Catalina
Ranked #206 of 1,162 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
181 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Beautiful but not really luxurious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Riad is very beautiful but quite old so a little "Shabby Chique". The rooms themselves, whilst very comfortable and clean are very small. We had the Blue Room the bed was comfy and the covers look very plush but we could hardy walk around the bed the space was so limited. The staff were without exception very friendly and efficient. You take your breakfast in the central courtyard which is full of trees and a central fountain. It can be quite chilly in here in the morning before the sun reaches it. Breakfast consists of coffee fresh orange juice, bread with jam or honey and cake or pastries. The location of the Riad is very good for reaching all places around the Medina. It is located down a shabby looking alley (as are most of the riads in the Medina) but it is very safe and easy to find. It is only a 10 minute walk (max) to the Square. You can see the Koutoubia Minaret from the Riad so aim for that and you're not far away. Another landmark to look out for is the Islane Hotel. The road behind that hotel is the road that takes you back to the riad alley entrance. The riad has a small dip pool on the roof with a few sun beds and chairs which is nice to sit in the evening as the rooms only have very small windows so can be rather dark.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Within 1/2 a mile of manic central Marrakesh the Catalina is an oasis of calm. The excellent staff are their for your every need and are always smiling and attentive. Would recommend this Riad, and would certainly return.

  • Stayed October 2012
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you want to visit Marrakesh this is the place to stay. Ticks all the boxes....authentic, amazing staff, lovely food, CLEAN and extremely relaxing.
I would reccomend this Riad without a doubt in my mind!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have been in June 2012 for my birthday.
It was really comfortable stay. Service was nice and friendly.
Thanks to Diana, the manager. Beautiful Lady and very helpfull.
Definetively will go again.
See you soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

This place is wonderful! Our room was beautiful, relaxing and clean. The owners are so friendly and helpful, even giving us a room upgrade as a birthday present! You are greeted every morning with a simple but delicious breakfast - varied slightly each day and presented in the peaceful and pretty courtyard area. Another huge bonus to staying here is that it is the most perfect location. Please book it - it's worth every penny!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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new denham
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

the souk is sights,sounds and smells,behind the wooden door lies peace and tranquility,wonderful staff and good food makes this an oasis of calm,marrakesh is a must see place.the riad is well place for all the local attractions within walking distance,midsummer is very hot,september is a good time in morocco.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great hotel with amzaing food and staff with quality surroundings , 15 mins walk from the square this was a compleat change from the norm and an experence worth having , not the cheapest holiday but this was a propper feeling of morocco , treat yourself and give it a go ,, ps the pool was cold free wifi 10/10 all the way,

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Riad Catalina

Property: Riad Catalina
Address: 21 Derb Abdellah Ben Hssaine | Bab Laksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #206 of 1,162 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Catalina 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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