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“A five day break”

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Riad de l'Orientale
Ranked #285 of 1,146 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A five day break”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have just had a five day break at the Riad de l'Orientale. The temperature was up to 45 degrees so the lack of air-conditioning and a fan which was on a timer were a bit of a disadvantage. But it was good value for money, well located (if a bit difficult to find at first) and Latifa and Rashid could not have been more helpful. Be aware that the area is traffic free and therefore you have to walk a fair way in the heat to get to the hotel. We did not try the dinners, but the breakfasts were good with home made cakes, jam etc. All in all a very good value break with lovely people looking after the riad.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were recommended the Riad by a friend and couldn't have been mor epleased. I had been to Marrakech before and stayed in a lovely Riad however the location was so difficult to find that we needed a mobile phone to call the Riad in case we got lost - Riad de l'Orientale was however so perfectly located just tucked into the Medina minutes from the main square which made it so easy to find once the souks closed down in the evening. The staff were so friendly and I loved Mimi the beautiful house cat. The room was a lovely size and they had a beautiful terrace where we ate breakfast and soaked up some of the Morrocan sun. Would highly recommend staying here.


Stayed May 2013

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This jewel in the middle of the medina is what you have been looking for, really. Everything about this place is perfect. Others have already described the riad well, but the true gem in this riad is Latifah. Latifah is the manager of the riad and she will make everything about your stay wonderful. She will help you with your riad reservation, getting to the riad from the train/plane, suggesting places to visit, etc. Look no further than the Riad de l'Orientale if you want to enjoy a great time in Marrakech.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Hi - thank you for your kind words. I couldn't agree more re: the real gem in the riad - Latifa is utterly fantastic and we're very lucky to have her with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that it lived up to expectations. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. All the best, Hugo
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Jinja, null, Uganda
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited Riad De L'Orientale with a large group of friends and had a wonderful weekend. The food was delicious and the staff warm and welcoming. The medina is just around the corner as is the main square where we ate many a delicious morrocan meal. - Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation! We hope we'll see you again in Marrakech in the near future... Best wishes, Latifa & Hugo
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Loved staying here, in the middle of all the action but still quiet at night. The best was breakfast- fig jam on chapati or toast still dream about it and very friendly staff. Would def head there again if I get chance to go back to morocco.

  • Stayed August 2012
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for the comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again in the future! Hugo & Latifa
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Riad De L'Orientale was recommended to us by friends of friends and we were not disappointed, a true oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech Medina.

Latifa and Zacharia made us very welcome and were very helpful.

The meals we took at the L'Orientale were beautifully presented and delicious!

The accomodation is lovely and as described.

Good value for money and very different from a hotel. I would highly recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Hi Julie - thank you for taking time to write these kind words an I am happy you had a good stay. We look forward to seeing you soon. Latifa
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We came across this place as it was recommended by one of my friends who had stayed a year ago. We were warmly greeted by the staff and they were all very friendly throughout our stay. The Riad is in a great location, very close to the main square. The rooms are a good size, very clean and safe and the breakfast gave a great start to the day. High recommended and would definitely book again on my next visit.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thanks for the comments and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you soon! Hugo & Latifa
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Additional Information about Riad de l'Orientale

Property: Riad de l'Orientale
Address: 8 Derb Ahmar | Quartier Laksour Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #285 of 1,146 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad de l'Orientale is a small, family-owned riad, situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. The riad, a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house, has been traditionally restored and has uniquely attractive rooms, all with en-suite facilities. ... more   less 

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