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Riad Les Trois Palmiers El Bacha
Ranked #64 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Gosport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“amazing riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Spent four nights in this beautiful riad with staff who could not have been more welcoming to us and children aged 10 and 7. Super oasis in the bustle of Marrakech. Great breakfasts - nothing was too much trouble. Kids enjoyed the pool and did not want to leave. Booking was easy - I e-mailed Patrick and all sorted very quickly. David, Gosport UK

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A beautiful riad run by a lovely couple who have resurrected this riad from ruin. Friendly, helpful staff made our holiday very special. Gorgeous decor, lovely food. I would highly recommend their cookery course to learn how to make an amazing tagine!

I will be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the room for 3 which was in the courtyard so very cool, no need for A/C and it was 37C...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights in May 2013, and much like the rest of the reviews, we were a bit overawed with the activity of the old city, and the labyrinth of lanes and alleyways to get to the Riad. Do yourself a favour and arrange an airport pickup with the Riad. Entry into the Riad is like entering another world, with luxurious surrounds, waterfalls, pools and comfortable lounges etc.
The staff are fantastic and very welcoming, the driver Mohamed is particularly helpful and knowledgable, and nothing is too much trouble. Eg. One staff member walked us out to the nearest main street(?) "Dar El Bacha" (about 150m) through the alleys and pointed out all the landmarks we would need to find our way back. Turns out it only looks confusing until you know what to look for.
We arrived late in the afternoon and had pre arranged dinner at the Riad to save the hassle of finding somewhere at short notice. Glad we did, the food was local themed and excellent with tagine, and several other courses. The nearby restaurants are also extremely good.
We were initially worried about walking after dark in the area, but felt safe throughout our stay.
In summary, an excellent place to stay, with good facilities and great staff within a very short walk to the stalls and markets of the medina, and about 10 minutes walk from Jamaa el Fna

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

What a super home from home this riad is. The family who run it and their staff are delightful and attentive without being intrusive, and the ambiance is that of tranquility and relaxation in the heart of Marrakech's bustling medina. It's beautifully decorated and restored by a couple who clearly love it and wish for their guests to be happy and comfortable.

I am already missing my mornings on the roof, welcoming the sunshine and catching a chorus of muezzins from the surrounding mosques while enjoying a delicious breakfast, and my afternoon Moroccan mint tea with a side order of French/English/Arabic banter. Definitely a place to recommend wholeheartedly and to return to again and again...

Room Tip: We stayed in the room for three and it's actually larger than the photographs suggest. The beds...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a fabulous Riad! I was very lucky to be upgrade here and was given a beautiful room. When we were picked up from the train station and were going down all these very creepy alleys, I thought Oh Dear, but on entering it was like an Oasis! very tasteful and welcoming. We were given directions on how to negotiate the souk, and got hopelessly lost, but hey that's half the fun of Marrakech.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

everything about this place is excellent - it is a haven in the craziness of the old town of Marrakech. Our family of five stayed here for three nights and everyone loved it. Beautiful rooftop terraces for breakfast or evening drinks, charming pools inside to cool down in, great personal service and rooms with character. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Do yourself a big favor and just book your reservation to this riad right now! My husband and I just had a six night visit at this riad and we were so happy with everything about it. Yes, it is down a long and winding alley, but this is Marrakech after all! From the moment you enter you are made to feel welcome and at home. This open courtyard with the three palms, the well trained and very friendly staff, the beautiful furniture and stained glass windows and iron work and pools....and the relaxing and breezy and cool rooftop patio, this is a place that is an oasis after navigating the souks and squares of Marrakech! Patrick and Caroline want you to feel at home...and do a wonderful job of attaining that goal. They will also set up day trips for you that are reasonably priced and adventurous and you will be driven by their friendly guides. So let Ibraham pour some hot mint tea for you....try out your ( at least in my case) rusty French... and Arabic and Berber....listen to the quiet from the roof and the water trickling in the pools in the courtyard and you will feel like you could stay here for a thousand and one nights!

Room Tip: The Sadienne...by all means!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Les Trois Palmiers El Bacha
Address: 35 - 36 Derb Tizougarine | Dar El Bacha Medina, Marrakech 44030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#38 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#92 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Les Trois Palmiers El Bacha 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Trois Palmiers El Bacha is an amazing house built in the 18th century by a rich family of Marrakech. Very well located in the middle of the souks, Caroline and Patrick bought this Boutique-Hotel 10 years ago, made 2 years of renovation and decoration. They offer now 12 rooms, 2 pools, 2 courtyards, 3 terraces and a stunning overview on the Medina and the Atlas Mountains. They will both make unforgettable holidays for you. They will welcome you personally to Marrakech. ... more   less 
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