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“Riad Porte Royale added an extra dimension to our holiday.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Porte Royale
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb el Maada 84, Diour Jdad | Zaouia Al-Abbesia, Medina, Marrakech 40030, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #282 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Porto, Portugal
1 review
“Riad Porte Royale added an extra dimension to our holiday.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We just returned from a mini holiday in Marrakech.
What an interesting and vibrant place to visit - you get to look into a way of life and culture completely different to anywhere in Europe.
We stayed at the Riad Porte Royal, an ideal vantage-point for discoveries into the Medina an other parts of Marrakech.
The Riad, situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Medina, is like an calm oasis you can retreat to, enjoy and relax in, and plan new adventures.
Make sure that you that you take time to get the "heartbeat" of the Riad, and to enjoy the sounds of everyday life from the surrounding houses.
This is not like a hotel, just for accommodation, staying in the Riad, and enjoying the place, added an extra dimension to our holiday.
The staff is extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Really enjoyed staying here. Mohammed, Hagiba and the owner Philip were all very friendly and welcoming. The riad itself has been beautifully renovated, simple and elegant. It is north of the medina but we found to be a good location. Walkable to Marjorelle Gardens, 20 mins to Square , less to souks and with some fabulous restaurants minutes away. Thought the poor recent review (susang) to be inaccurate. Mohammed availed us of his mobile so any problems he came back right away to sort out. One negative is the taxi trip they arranged for us at 600 dhms ended with an uninvited guide jumping in our taxi and pressurising us to go into certain restaurants and shops on our trip to the atlas mountains at Setti Fatma. Though this isn't the fault of the riad, do make sure if you arrange a taxi, if you will be having to pay additional costs for a guide (200drms for us) before you go.
Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice as philip gave me a tour although don't think Africa room has aircon.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kg1488
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Isleworth,United kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Having never been to Morocco before and not knowing what to expect,it was really great to be in such a calm place with no noise from the outside world able to enter through the very thick walls. The Riad has been really beautifully adapted and without any request we were upgraded to a lovely room. We were there for the first three days of our stay and the final one before returning home.The staff could not have been more helpful even taking us to our first restaurant (Riad des Mer) on the first night.The meal cooked for us and eaten at the Riad,by Hagiba was delicious.We cannot praise the Riad enough. Comfort was paramount and we felt very at ease. We ate in other restaurants nearby -e.g. Dar Yacout,which was extraordinary.If you want a quite oasis in the "sea" known as Marrakesh,DO book to stay at this lovely place.

Room Tip: They are all good and individually decorated.I do not think that there would be any noise in any of...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Toulouse
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

This Riad was a disaster. After a perfect peaceful stay in Essaouira we booked one night prior to our flight home at Porte Royale. Depressing location- no restaurants in the area.
One has to take a taxi as it is just too far away from everything. The room was small and the pillows so hard I am still ,5 days later, suffering from a stiff neck. The acoustics are dreadful. We were unable to sleep as one hears when guests enter,leave or just talk.
The Manager promised to be there for breakfast as we had a very early flight. We suggested he leave us a prepared breakfast and order a taxi. But he insisted he would be there. Not only did he not turn up but neither did the taxi he had supposedly booked.
In a mad rush we had to hurry with lots of luggage through this dismal part of town at 5.45 in the morning and flag a taxi from the main road. We had a fabulous stay at Riad de la Mer in Essaouira but forget this place. I don't know who wrote the other reviews but for us it was just awful.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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SCOTMAROC, Owner at Riad Porte Royale, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
We always welcome criticism if it is helpful. The couple in question arrived late in the afternoon for one night, with an early departure the following morning. Our manager, at their request, directed them towards the Place, Djemma El Fna. As anyone familiar with Morocco will know, Marrakech is several times the size of Essaouira and more of a maze of lanes and mysterious buildings, so trying to navigate any part of the historic medina or indeed the city, takes time, let alone at night. Instead, the guests could have requested dinner at Riad Porte Royale, or chosen to eat at one of four famous restaurants, Dar Zellij, Dar Fez, Dar Yacout or Palais Suleimen all around a five minute walk away, or even closer, at the very popular Riad des Mers restaurant. Our manager mentioned this and offered to collect them at the end of dinner as they were unfamiliar with Marrakech, and gave them his mobile number. However, the couple decided to be more intrepid and from their description, I can only speculate as to how or where they spent their last evening in North Africa.
As most guests have found our anti-allergic pillows very comfortable, I can only presume that the clients were not used to a quilted pillow protector beneath the pillowcase, and were unaware that the two pillows per person we provide were not obligatory, but an option. For some reason the couple panicked about their early flight and left before dawn, leaving us to pay for the unwanted taxi. Just to add, the acoustics of the riad are such that nobody heard them go.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

Staying in a Riad is all about getting an insider's glimpse to what lays behind the 30' dirt/brick walls and secretive doors that create an aura of mystery and intrigue in this community . At Porte Royale, one steps from a dusty and narrow path into Shangri-la. The photos on the site -- as stunning as they are -- don't do it proper justice. And then there's Mohammed and Hajiba. If there was a way to increase my rating to Superlative I would and it's because of these two people. Mohammed runs the operations side - -always available and accommodating. Hajiba -- an amazing chef! Were she to open a restaurant anywhere, you'd probably have to book months in advance. Fresh squeezed OJ and homemade yogurt and eggs and more every morning? Oh yes, she's as gracious as she is talented. Only regret is we only spent one week.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank D808212
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

My friends and I just returned from a magical stay at Riad Porte Royale. The Riad is beautiful, the decor just lovely and Mohamed, Hajiba and Najet were so accomodating. We had a fantastic week there, two delicious dinners and lovely breakfasts. Thank you to Mohamed and Hajiba for making us feel so welcomed. You are delightful! And thank you to Philip for creating such a wonderful place.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Beverly A
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

The riad was calm and peaceful, with a cool pool in the courtyard where we sat and dangled our feet after a walk back from the souk. It is about 20 minutes from the main square which brings the benefits of quiet (other friends staying in Marrakech were woken by loud calls to prayer in the early hours) and also means you get to know the geography of the souk fast. The service is very friendly and pleasant, breakfast delicious and the rooms clean and characterful. We added another person to our party at the last minute and the riad was very accommodating on price. Beware that not all the rooms have aircon. Our stay at Riad Porte Royale was delightful, highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Riad Porte Royale
Address: Derb el Maada 84, Diour Jdad | Zaouia Al-Abbesia, Medina, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #282 of 505 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Porte Royale 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We practise ethical tourism and are legally registered as a 'Maison d'Hôtes Deuxième Catégorie' no.288/2015. Featured in the international press and guidebooks, Riad Porte Royale was build around 250 years ago close to the ramparts in an historic quarter of the medina, a short walk to major monuments, the souks, the Majorelle Garden and well-known restaurants. Renovated with traditional materials, the white walls are accented with rugs, rare textiles and artefacts from the caravan routes of Africa and Asia. All five bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and the pure Moroccan style make the atmosphere dreamy and zen. Breakfast is included, Wi-Fi and filtered drinking water is free and our Bio shower gel and shampoo contains argane. Meals at the riad, transport and excursions can be arranged. Riad Porte Royale is a perfect place to unwind with a drink or mint tea after a day of sensory overdose in Marrakech! ... more   less 
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