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“Will make you want to come back” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riad des Droles

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Riad des Droles
Ranked #130 of 1,187 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
1 review
“Will make you want to come back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

When my girlfriend and I decided to take a last-minute trip to Marrakesh, she immediately thought of Riad des Droles, where she'd stayed a year and a half ago. Even though Muriel and Didier, the owners, were away and had planned to close for a week, they welcomed us with open arms and arranged everything -- transportation, keys, breakfast, etc., etc. -- via Ibtissam, the gracious, efficient, ever-smiling caretaker.

I was charmed from the moment we walked through the door. The place is a beautiful old riad built around a lovely little courtyard with a fountain in the middle. There are cozy little nooks and crannies at every turn, and the rooftop is a splendid place to sprawl out under the Marrakesh sun or stars. We stayed in the Grain de sel (red) room, which was very comfortable and, like the rest of the riad, beautifully decorated, with mosaic tile furnishings in the bathroom and Moroccan furniture and art everywhere.

The moment you step outside you're immersed in the tangled maze of the medina, and it's a short walk to the Jemaa el-Fna at the heart of the city.

I'm already looking forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Small but very beatiful and comfortable.
The rooms are pretty, I really like it.
The price is average, considering it is close to the Jemaa el Fna, I think it is a good deal.
And the lady at the riad is so friendly, so nice to see her every morning.
Go up to the roof top terrace, you can enjoy the view of the medina all around you and you can just feel that you are in the middle of the big maze!
I would certainly come back to this place whenever I have a chance to visit Marrakech again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

I stayed for five nights here in May 2013 and my stay was really perfect. Very nice, comfortable Riad. Rooms are clean, comfortable and very spacious. Riad staff are very helpful and friendly. I had a perfect breakfast every Morning, I was treated like a king:) Next time we are in Marrakesh with my family we will definetly stay at this beautiful, cozy and very comfortable Riad for sure!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed for four nights here in April. The souks, Koutoubia mosque, and main square are within easy walking distance. Ibtissim and Simo were fantastic-coming to lead us in our car to parking inside the medina and also led us out and on to the main roads. Breakfast was good-our kids loved the hot cocoa! The rooftop terrace was calming and the views spectacular! We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed 6 nights with our 6 yo and our stay was perfect, we were immediately made to feel at home. Our room was easilly large enough to have an extra bed and the en-suit beautiful. The Riad its self is small (3-4 rooms) but for us this was perfect. The roof terrace was always a favourite first thing in the morning watching the town wake up with the Atlas mountains in the back ground.

The Riad des Droles is well placed to explore Marrakech. Muriel and Didier were fantastic hosts and Ibtissam and Simo made sure that any of our questions or requirements happened. The breakfast prepared by Ibtissam seemed to get better every morning, a fantastic start to the day. The Riad is quite as is the surrounding streets.

A great place to stay. I would recommend that your take up the offer to be collected at the airport.

We would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I travel round the world, I stay 6 nights at Riad, close to famous Djema el Place, Souks 5 min walking distance.Room are clean, Ibtissam have make delicious Tajine and Simo was very helpfull to organising car rental with driver to go to Ait Benhaddou. I can recommend to book transfer from airport to Riad. Every thing is perfect organise. What you pay, what you got.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

The room was tiny! Had to step on the bed to get in to it or to put something on the windowsill shelf!

It was also damp and cold though we were promised a heater by email one was not available until the second night after we'd frozen for a night.

The wardrobe shelves and coat hangers were covered in a blanket of dust so had to clean them with a wet wipe first!

The sheets smelled as though they hadn't been changed and were a skin crawling shade of grey but not sure they were supposed to be that colour.

If you arrive at night with the porter you won't see a thing as it's dark! In the daylight the Derb is littered and muddy.

The coffee was great and the rest of breakfast was Ok but the pancakes were frozen and reheated. The breakfast table was too big for the space and all had to stand to let people through to sit for their meal.

The bath mat looked as though it had been used before with what looked like a noodle stuck to it.

The free bar of soap was wonderful and so were the Moroccan staff.

This French owned Riad needs to polish up its act tres vite!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Worldlytravelledwise
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Property: Riad des Droles
Address: Derb dabachi, Derb Jdid No23 | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 1,187 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the medina, 3 minutes from the Jemaa el Fna square , you will find in this riad converted into guest rooms (2 suites and 2 bedrooms charming and cocoon) any traditional ambience of the Red Town. Ibtissam, our housekeeper, will take care of you during your dream holiday. On the beautiful panoramic terrace, you can enjoy the moroccan sun and the view over the rooftops of Marrakech. We will advise you to make an enchanting stay. ... more   less 

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