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“Beautiful sanctuary.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Les Bougainvilliers
Ranked #99 of 504 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful sanctuary.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

We were a bit concerned but took previous reviews into account about how lovely it is. They were right it is in a great spot and very peaceful and the staff are second to none! So attentative and very polite and nothing is ever a problem. Our room was just next to the dipping pool and it was fantastic. Breakfast is plenty and the staff are always available. I would highly recommend this Riad and would come back here. The roof terrace is a great place to hang out. Thoroughly enjoyed staying here.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Marble Cliff, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This beautiful guest house provided comfort and serenity after spending our days in the hustle of the city or crossing the Atlas Mountains to visit the Kasbah. Moncef and the rest of the staff did everything they could possibly do to make our stay wonderful. They kept reminding us that during our stay, this was our home and that the entire house was there for us to enjoy. The rooftop garden, the lovely dining area and the open courtyard were designed to make you feel special and relaxed. In addition to eating breakfast at the guest house, two evenings we chose to dine there and were served delicious local recipes prepared in a tangine. We were sad to leave both the guest house and the staff.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Baden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We spent a week at the Riad les Bougainvilliers in April of this year. The hotel was a wonderful oasis of calm in Marrakesch. The staff was very friendly and helpful; they arranged a very interesting excursions and took care that all went well, for example walking us to the taxi or having the driver come to the Riad. Also they arranged for a pleasant Hammam experience. The staff spoke both French and English fluently, and were always happy for a chat. The rooms are large and have everything that you need, and, like the hotel as a whole, are very pleasantly and tastefully decorated. The two comfortable courtyards are small, but quite brightly lit and separated by a pleasant commons room. The pool is large enough to cool off in, but not appropriate for swimming. Also there is a terrace on the roof with a view over the city and, when the weather is right, a view of the Atlas mountains.
The dinners were were the best we had in Marrakesch; the spices were just right and the meat tender. The soup or salad for the starter, main course and dessert were perfect and very reasonably priced.
We recommend the Riad les Bougainvilliers to those that appreciate a small, quiet, pleasant hotel with a very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We went as a family in February 2012 and had two of the ground floor rooms, they were amazing, the whole Riad was absolutely spotless and beautiful, the roof terrace was fabulous and the staff were charming, they could not do enough to help, they were absolutely lovely. We felt it was a real retreat from the sightseeing of Marrakech and an oasis of calm and peace. We had a meal twice at the Riad and it was superb. I can't rate this highly enough and I have travelled a lot. I would definately go back to Morrocco and would most definately stay in this Riad. The location is spot on for the sights of Marrakech

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Riad les Bouganvilliers is a delightful small hotel close to the centre of the city, very well placed yet serene and tranquil and away from the bustle of the souks and the central square. There is a lovely roof terrace where we enjoyed sunbathing in December, and the Moroccan architecture and style of the house is beautiful. It is managed by two young Moroccan men who speak perfect English and who are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about their city. They arrange taxis to and from the airport. This was for us a perfect place to stay in a vibrant and exciting city. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

If you have ever been to Marrakech then you know walking the medina and the souks with the two way traffic of donkey carts, mopeds, bicycles, native pedestrians and other slightly bewildered tourists all traversing a very confined can feel as if you are taking your life in your hands. Total sensory overload! So, being able to return to the oasis of calm that is the Riad Les Bouganvilliers is truly wonderful.

The raid is very conveniently located (less than a five minute walk from the main square) within the medina. The staff couldn't be more helpful. They normally serve breakfast and an evening meal on request. We opted to eat in on our first night and throughly enjoyed a lamb tagine. On our last day we asked if it would be possible to have a light lunch before our return flight. No problem...We were served a delicious vegetable salad, a chicken tagine and a pomagranant dessert...delicious, authentic and VERY reasonably priced.

One of the things that I really enjoyed was the sense that the staff working here seemed to enjoy their jobs and each other. This translated into a calm, friendly, warm and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights two of which were B&B and one half board. The staff were very helpful and the facilities just what we needed for visiting the sights of the city. The location is a 5 minute walk from the main square.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Riad Les Bougainvilliers

Property: Riad Les Bougainvilliers
Address: 5, derb Ben Amrane | Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Médina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#82 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#85 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Les Bougainvilliers 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marrakesh 4-star Riad les Bougainvilliers, located in Riad Zitoune Lakdim, only five minutes away from the Djemaa el Fna square, offers a special holiday in Morocco, in one of the country's most enchanting cities, rich in souks, narrow streets, palaces, mosques, handicraft and Islamic Art Museums. Passed the Riad's entrance you will be fascinated by a patio hosting a flowered garden with banana and palm trees. A second patio hosts the swimming pool, while the indoor lounge and the terrace offer the ideal atmosphere to read a book and relax. ... more   less 
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