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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had a pleasant stay in Riad dar Saba. Mohammed is friendly and helpfull.
Most of the sights/atractions are on walking distance. Nice restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood. We will come another time .

Peter & Jolanda

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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babouche99, Owner at Riad Saba, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Peter & Jolanda,

We are happy you liked your stay at Riad Saba.
It was very nice meeting you in Marrakech

Kind regards
Mohammed

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

New Years this year was an extraordinary event. Myself, my husband and our two sons (8 and 5 years old) spent it at the delightful Riad Saba together with the other guests, mostly families with older children, and the hosts Maria and Jabrane as well as the Moroccon staff living and or working there. A perfect end to our 5 day stay in Marrakech after Christmas. I would recommend Riad Saba to anyone who wants to explore the old city of Marrakech and possibly combine it with a bit of adventure as Maria Sebnat, the host, is also very helpful in tailor making your trip to your interests and needs. She had arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and taken to the desert camp Scarabeo, less than an our from Marrakech, where we spent one night in a fairy tale landscape far away from the bustling market of Jma el Fna. The tents were certainly de luxe style and the tagines that our Morrockan hosts made for us to die for. A great experience for the whole family. Maria had also organised a day trip to the highlands of the Atlas Mountains with lots of climbing and play for the kids. Marrakech and Riad Saba was the perfect place for us to get some sun and rest in the middle of winter.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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babouche99, Manager at Riad Saba, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Anna,

Thank you for you kind words!
It was such a pleasure having you and your family over new year!

We wish you a wonderful year and happy travelling!
Best regards
Riad Saba team

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Riad Saba is located quite centrally to the old town. We found it an easy walk to both the main square (Fna) and the Bahia palace. There are also a few neat museums nearby.

As I guess is the point of a riad, as you enter the guesthouse you step out of dusty, noisy chaos of the city and into a place of tranquility. It was always an extreme relief to pass through the doors!

The rooms are larger than I expected, and all have an en suite (shower only, as water is in short supply in Marrakech). A small roof terrace offers a pleasant place to sit in the warm and read a book, and if it gets too hot there's a good sized living room on the ground floor too. I couldn't fault the accommodation.

Breakfast is a fruit salad, yogurt, a selection of breads, apricot jams, some chive and garlic cream cheese and (on most days) some fried egg. This was just what we needed to set us up for the day, but might become rather repetitive had we stayed a whole week. Coffee comes on demand, which is ideal! We took breakfast on the roof terrace when it was dry, and in the courtyard when raining.

We also tried dining in the riad one evening, and it was actually the best food we had in the whole holiday (beating Tobsil and Pepenero for taste and atmosphere). It was also really relaxing to dine in the charming courtyard, and the gentleman serving us had a great sense of humour and warmth even if we could not speak with him in English.

The remainder of the staff were also all friendly and eager to please, and Maria and Jabrane in particular were sure to come at breakfast time to check we were happy and all was in order, which it almost always was. They also arranged taxis for us to and from the airport (all of which was just added to our room bill), which made haggling with the drivers a non-issue.

If we ever went back to Marrakech (which I don't think we would...) I would definitely stay here again, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere with great rooms and friendly service but which is a bit more relaxed than the larger hotels.

In terms of local spots, note that Pepe Nero is a highly rate Italian/Moroccan restaurant about 2 minutes walk further down the alley from Riad Saba, while heading towards the main square it's about four minutes' walk to 'Dejeuner de Marrakech', a cafe with a nice roof terrace and great snack dishes (sandwiches, salads, soup, etc.)

Room Tip: You may wish to ask not to be in 'Room Chocolate' as it looks out over the main square. On our first night there was a drumming festival and bonfire in the square until 5am, and on other nights children played football loudly until late at night.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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babouche99, Manager at Riad Saba, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Thank you very much for your detailed review!

I was slightly surprised to hear that you didnt like the big square of Marrakech ( Jemaa el Fna) But after I read you review I saw it with new eyes anda agree that it can be an exhausting place...

The first night you stayed at Riad Saba it was the Achora fest that occurs once a year, when every single child gets a drum....the result is quite noisy. I suppose it is a way to keep the drumming tradition alive.

It was such a pleasue to have you at Riad Saba, I hope you filled you sun batteries with some energy.

Live and travel well!
Kind regards
Riad Saba team

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is my third visit to the Riad Saba and subsequent fourth for my travelling friend. As always the hospitality and personal attention we receive from Maria and Jabrane, the owners, and of their wonderful friendly and welcoming staff is second to none.

The Riad is beautifully comfortable and tranquil and perfectly located within the medina, five minutes from place jemma el efna where the you can join the relative mayhem of this exciting and frantic city.

We will be back next year and we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else!

Room Tip: We love the chocolate room, but they are all lovely
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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babouche99, Manager at Riad Saba, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Dear Andi & Sandra,

The nicest compliment we can have is that of a guest returning.
Your home in Marrakech is waiting for you whenever you feel like it!
We look forward to see you again!
All the best from all at Riad Saba!

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Many mails were sent, between Riad Saba and myself, before we arrived, to check everything. We had many questions and Maria had an answer on everything. Felt a bit lost when we stood outside the Riad, but when the door was opened it was magic. Our first time in Marrakech was a success and we will come back. And a lot of this was because of the Riad Saba, Maria and Jabran, and their staff. Splendid service and very very nice people. The guided tour in Marrakech as well as the tour to the Atlas mountains was wounderful. The location of the Riad Saba is really a hit, you are in the middle of the Medina and within walking distance to a lot of interesting things.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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babouche99, General Manager at Riad Saba, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Dear Bengta,

It was so nice to have you and your friends in Riad Saba. Being a former home for an extended family, the riad always comes especially alive when a group of family or friends fill the spacious livingroom or have dinners all toghether.
We enjoyed the days with you very much and hope to see you again.
We hope that you have filled your sunbatteries for afewmonths....or else you know where to go.

Warm regards
from all of us to all of you
Maria, Jabrane, Rachida, Idrissia, Youssef, Lahceen & Milouda

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