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“I went there for my birthday, it was a surprise treat from my boyfriend.”

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Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac
Ranked #103 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were met at the airport by the hotels driver who straight away offered to carry our luggage.
In the car Mustapha was proud to tell us all about the things to see in Marrakech
The hotel is in a good area in the old walled city, and in such a quiet area.

We ate at the hotel for my birthday, and they supplied me a birthday cake (complimentary!)
The food really is very good.

The Riad is so beautifully furnished and you step into a different world upon entering, you immediately feel relaxed upon entering it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Dear Sara,
We try our very best to make all of our guests happy, and I think we succeeded with you and your husband!
I am pleased he too enjoyed his birthday and the cake!
Perhaps we will see you next year for his next birthday or perhaps yours?!

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Believe the reviews!
I took us so long to decide on where to stay in Marrakech and we came up trumps with this small personal hotel.
As soon as you arrive you are treated special.
In our room was a personalised welcome card, complimentary Argan Oil, flowers, fruit, Moroccan pastries, water.
There are both robes supplied and slippers provided. The owners really have thought of every small detail.
The best thing of all is the staff. I can not thank them enough, NOTHING was too much trouble.
The breakfasts are very filling with different choices daily.
We had lunch here, superb and such good value.
We have already booked our return next year with our friends.

Room Tip: We were on the ground floor... So peaceul and such a calming influence
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paulweller1960
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

Thank you Paul, for taking the time to write a review for us. Many of our guests find our hotel through tripadvisor and don't take the time to leave a review after, and so it is much appreciated!
We do like to make our guests feel welcome, and know they enjoy and appreciate the little touches that we provide such as the complimentary flowers, fruit, pastries, water and argan oil samples. We look at it is part of the service.
We pride our food, and the portions are perhaps a little on the large side, but rather that than not enough!
We look forward to receiving you and your friends next year again!

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Abdess and his team treated us like we were royalty! The word "no" does not exist inside the riad. They make sure you are 100% taken care of during every minute of the day. Whether it's Mustafa driving you wherever you need to go, the chef giving you a personal cooking lesson or just simply making sure your water is always filled in the room, you will feel totally spoiled and relaxed!

I recommend eating all meals at the riad. I am a major foodie and did a ton of research on the best authentic restaurants in town and was not impressed. I am sure I would have liked it if I hadn't already been spoiled by the riad. We went during Ramadan so I am sure that also limited us a lot as far as restaurants.

I wish we could have stayed longer and I am sure I will be back soon. When I do make my way back to Marrakech, I will definitely be staying at the Riad El Mansour!!!

Room Tip: We were in the Azure. It was perfect! The pictures online don't do it justice.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hayley M
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I know many of our guests use tripadvisor to find us, but unfortunately do not take the time out after to leave us a review, so your time is appreciated!
I am pleased you enjoyed the food at our riad, we have had our cook Latifa since the first day we opened and she is very much appreciated by us and all of our guests!
Also pleased to hear you found the room so lovely as it is one of our smaller rooms.
We look forward to you returning for a longer visit next time!

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

A lovely riad in the north of the medina. This riad is a sanctuary from the bustle of the souks and the hassle of the streets. The riad is approached from a busy street through 3 passages that can be be a bit daunting if you are not ready for it (it took four days to remove the dead kitten!).

The service at the riad was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, organising dinner at excellent restaurants, a day trip to the Atlas mountains and transfer to and from the airport.

Would we visit again? Without doubt, "yes", there were other riads that we ate at that we liked and would consider staying, but the staff at the riad made our stay special.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
Many of our guests find our hotel through tripadvisor and don't take the time to leave a review after, and so it is much appreciated!
We appreciate that you found us a sanctuary from the madness that is outside called Marrakech!
As the Riad is in a quite cul de sac, it is quieter than many other Riads, no traffic or moped noise.
We like to think of our service as good, and from the reviews we receive I know this is the case.
We look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I chose this Riad after reading other reviews and was not dissapointed. Abdass was most welcoming and full of interesting facts about the city, without his map and guidence i'm sure our time in Marrakech would have been very different, The rest of the staff were also very nice, friendly and helpful. We could not fault our stay there, rooms very clean and attention to detail was perfect with the fruit, flowers etc. Breakfast was also very good, plenty of choice. We had dinner at the Riad on our first night, it was delicious. I would definatly recommend this little find in the labyrinths of the Madina streets.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alison F
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
Many of our guests find our hotel through tripadvisor and don't take the time to leave a review after, and so it is much appreciated!
We are pleased you did read the positive reviews here and in the end you chose us, we are aware that there are many riads to choose from.
Nice to hear that you could not fault your stay with us and we hope that you will return again!!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a lovely place to stay in medina...absolute retreat. The hospitality started the minute we booked the place as the hotel contacted us by email and asked if we have any special request so they can accommodate it and also arranged our pick up from the airport ( which was money well spent). They also assured us they can guide us with all our sightseeing ( which we saved money with) or arrange for a guide if we would like to. The Riad is very clean, nicely decorated and really charming. The staff made sure when we arrived the we receive a full tour of the Riad, handed us a fully marked map of the medina with how and where to get there. Our room was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the terrace that was included in the price and we also enjoyed few home cooked meals in the Riad prepared by the staff. I highly recommend the Riad as your vacation destination.
Manhal T.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
Many of our guests find our hotel through tripadvisor and don't take the time to leave a review after, and so it is much appreciated!
We always email our guests for any special needs or requests they may have and inviting them for dinner on their day of arrival.
We also arrange airport transfers to the riad if required.
We serve breakfasts as and when and where required.. our only rule at Riad El Mansour is to relax and enjoy your holiday!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We booked this Riad due to the reviews here on Trip Advisor and were not dissapointed. Abdess met us and walked us to the Riad, showed us around and over a complementary drink showed us the best routes to get around the Maze that is Marrakech. The Riad is a hidden gem of relaxation and luxury amid the madness of the Medina. It is only a 10 minute walk from the square and the new town is also only a 20 minute walk or short cab ride. The Riad will arange all taxis for you so there is no worry about language or being over charged.

The attention to detail and helpfulness of the staff made us feel like royalty and the advice given made Marrakech much easier than if we had done it completely alone.

Breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked. Whilst we didn't eat an evening meal there, I have no doubt that the homecooked cuisine would have been delicious.

All in all if you are heading to Marrakech this Riad is worth a visit.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natalie B
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scrsteve27, Owner at Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
Many of our guests find our hotel through tripadvisor and don't take the time to leave a review after, and so it is much appreciated!
We take much pride in our customer service and our guests are always made to feel at home.
We do arrange all taxis if the guests require them to take them to a restaurant for example. the driver will come to the Riad and then escort you to the car and then when you are ready to leave the restaurant the driver will be waiting for you outside to escort you back to the front door.

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Address: 227 Derb Jdid | Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#23 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#78 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $143 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ghwirate Taalab Bivouac is the best Desert Sahara Hotel in Marrakech Morocco . Where you will have an unforgettable Desert experience . We offer Single Tents , Double , Triple and group Tents . benefits an unique situation to the world: precisely facing the mythical village of the Agafay Desert Situated about thirty kilometers from the ocher city, this little-known gem stretches over several hundred hectares on the first heights of the High-Atlas massif. Its arid landscapes made of stones and rocks offer an immense panorama rhythmic by white dunes whose shape and color evoke those of the Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi. Thereis an extraordinary Saharian traditional experience sleeping in Tents under the stars . ... more   less 
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