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Riad Al Massarah
Ranked #91 of 496 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Riad Al Massarah is almost too perfect. We didn’t want to leave and explore in the incredible city of Marrakech. Michael and Michel have created such a serene, oasis of tranquility that you could easily stay there and never leave. From the moment you wake up to the sound of your breakfast table being set-up right outside your room, to lounging on the roof top terrace, to visiting their own private Hammam, you could easily make a vacation at al Massarah.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had a romantic long weekend away
Excellent staff, great riad and good advice from David and Michel on where to go and what to see
Ideally located. We had an amazing time
Ate an evening meal there that was delicious and the breakfast is super too

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Tucked away in the bustling medina this Riad is beautiful, serene and runs quietly like clockwork. It's situated in a local area that is, at the moment, largely untouched by tourism. What really made it great for us were the people ... Michael and Michel are the perfect hosts. David made our stay particularly special from the start by meeting us from our transfer and guiding us through the local souk to the Riad, which we would not have found on our own! The advice, above and beyond what you would get from any guide book, set us up for our exotic adventure and we really couldn't imagine the experience without this! What we Loved? The rose petals on the bathroom floor, the fact that you don't need to lock your room doors, the free wifi, fabulous breakfasts and the sound of the early morning call to prayer alarm clock x

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Both David and Michel were very warm and helpful from informative emails, pick ups, tips, etc. The riad is beautiful and was our awaited haven after bustling days in Marrakech. Very clean and tidy, lovely staff, and great breakfast. A staff member, Abdulsalam, was absoloutely wonderful and made us feel right at home. This place was one of the highlights of our trip!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

On our first visit to Marrakech, Riad Al Massarah was a perfect choice. Smack in the middle of the city and an easy walk everywhere (even in the heat), the riad is an oasis in bustling Marrakech. Michael and Michel are excellent hosts, as is the rest of the staff. Cannot say enough about this wonderful place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Davis, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

It was an incredible experience to stay at this riad. Before the trip, Michael and Michel sent very helpful emails and were able to accommodate our requests. They were able to provide an airport pick up and a guide to lead me through the medina to the riad. The decor was beautiful, and the whole staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They even went out and bought our train tickets so we wouldn't have to! With the extreme heat, winding medinas, and language barrier in Marrakech, this was the perfect place to come back and find some respite. The city was fascinating and exciting, but staying at this riad really made the whole trip.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Michael and Michel made our stay at riad al massarah an absolute delight. Not only are they consummate hosts, but their knowledge of Marrakech, and willingness to share it, are a huge benefit! From our arrival, when we were greeted with fresh mint tea, to being walked to our taxi on departure, everything was just wonderful.

The riad is small, with only a handful of rooms, which gives it a really intimate feel. The rooms themselves are decorated really tastefully in a traditional style with subtle charming details. The staff are so friendly and the service they provide impeccable . Particular mention should go to the hammam (scrubbing massage) and the breakfast on the roof terrace, which really is pure paradise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Al Massarah

Property: Riad Al Massarah
Address: 26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Responsibly run Riad with La Clef Verte accreditation and Travel Life Gold Award for sustainable tourism. ... more   less 
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Riad Al Massarah Hotel Marrakech

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