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“great service, lovely riad” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Spa Sindibad
Ranked #279 of 1,186 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
2 reviews
“great service, lovely riad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2009

Great Riad, a touch of luxury with very attentive service. The manager - Isabella (French with very good English) and her night watchman were very helpful, nothing was too difficult: they got us a DVD player on nights when we felt too lazy to go out. (N.B. there is a good sized DVD library in French with some English films) and made sure we had fresh towels for a late night dip in the roof top hot tub. The 2 ladies in charge of the kitchen were an absolute delight and breakfast was always delicious served on the sunny roof terrace with quantities increasing each day with more or what ever we had finished the day before!

Over all the riad could best be described as a touch of luxury. Whilst the rooms were rather small, we had a standard double (which had a massive bathroom) it was tasteful and comfortable.
They do have a suite, but from what I could see it's proportions were long and it was quite dark and not as fabby and spacious as suites we have seen in other Riads. Whilts the rooms were a bit glomy as all on the 2nd floor, there is a gorgeous view down through the palms and in to the tranquil spa. I had an absolutely wonderful hot stone treatment (massage) - discounts for spa treatments for residents. At night the spot lights illuminate the water and with gentle music in the background created a really calming back drop.

I will mention that for our 5 night stay we were the only residents (although there were people visiting to use the spa). Therefore, we had no experience of how noisy this riad may be if full. All rooms are all close to each other on one floor and I guess could be quite noisy if some one was being very vocal in the main spa area below.

Good location, about 30 min from main square, but like everywhere in Marrakech every venture outside was a ordeal dodging scooters and mopeds

Isabella was helpful to the end by getting up at dawn to drive us to the airport!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2008

The beautiful Riad Sindibad was our starting point in Morocco. It is located on the edge of the medina which is quite and perfect for walking into the old town or to get taxi's to visit the new town.
The restaurant next door is as beautiful and the six of us had two perfect dinners there.
Isabelle and Nicolas were both fantastic and organised lots of restaurant reservations, rental cars, Riads in other cities and gave us great advice on what to do and, very important, how much to pay for it.
They made our trip a very relaxing holiday!!

  • Liked — helpful staff!
  • Disliked — bathrooms
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank rs-amsterdam
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2008

we were 3 single women spending a week at the riad sindibad. the riad is well maintained, the roof terrace just great to relax and spend some time in the jacuzzi.

isabelle was just fantastic with us, taking really good care of us and looking for places to go.

the whole staff was great! thanks a lot!

  • Liked — roof terrace
  • Disliked — fireplace got abit smokey
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank penny_lane1974
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2007

An oasis of calm - perfect to return to after a day in the souks. very welcoming, beautiful, luxurious, calm. Normally I stay in cheap hotels and spend the money I saved on a good dinner - but you need somewhere good in Marrakesh - well worth it!

Thanks also to isabelle who was an absolute star.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2007

This was an excellent place to stay. The Riad was beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious and very relaxing.

The splash pool and jacuzzi were very popular with the children and there are plenty of options to sit and relax.

The staff were helpful and discreet. It's worth staying in to eat one night as the traditional Moroccan meal was outstanding.

It's about 15 minutes walk to the main square but the walk can take you through some of the most fascinating parts of the souk (concentrate on your route - it took us three attempts to get back without getting lost).

  • Liked — sense of relxation - tastefully decorated - staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Londonintrepid
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Brisol
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2007

Although this Riad is a fair walk from the main atractions it is more than worth it. It is easy to find, being close to one of the gates. The hotel offers airport pickup, recommended for first timers. Isabelle went out of her way to ensure we were happy and organised activities if we required.
Prices are excellent even for alcohol. Food is fresh and traditional and tasty.
The rooms are basic but superbly decorated in traditional style and there are pleny of comfy areas around the pool and jacuzzi to relax.
The only thing wrong with this Riad is it is so wondeful you may not want to go and explore.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, tradition
  • Disliked — Distance to main sites. about 40 mins
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank IzzyBristol
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Budapest
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2007

We've spent one week in this beautiful and authentic Riad. The prices are descent, the staff was helpful and kind all the time. It worths to book the dinner in the Riad because they served tipical Moroccon food - e.g. tagine and couscous -, which were very tasty. They have two friendly cats, Marjane and Treasure. In general the place is very relaxing, well located (Jemma El-Fna is only 5 minutes walk) and it is an excellent accommodation for those who wants to stay in a Moroccon styled house.

Stayed August 2007
Helpful?
Thank BudapestCat
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Additional Information about Riad Spa Sindibad

Property: Riad Spa Sindibad
Address: 253, Arset ben Brahim (Bab Yacout), Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #279 of 1,186 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Spa Sindibad 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authentic riad with warm pool, hammam, spa treatment, roof top terrace with sun beds. All the rooms and suits with air conditioning,tv sat, safety box and private bathroom. breakfast (included), lunch and diner can be served on the patio or on the terrace. ... more   less 
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