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“Quirky & Charming Riad in the Medina”
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Riad Moullaoud
Ranked #266 of 1,187 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Quirky & Charming Riad! We spent a very happy 5 days here in mid November on a recent visit to Marrakech. Morning breakfasts on the roof garden terrace, with views of the first snows on the High Atlas, then off to explore. Ismael organised an excellent guide who gave us a 4 hour tour the first morning, visiting the main sites & giving us tips on how to find our way around & through the souks. A lovely welcome home from Sumia & the most perfect mint tea from Aziz greeted our return. This is not a 4 or 5 star hotel - it is a Riad, & one with huge character & friendly helpful service from all the staff. All the rooms are different - some small, some have internal stairs to the ensuite, some with no window, some with more of light. There is no lift. That said, we would definitely return to Riad Moullaoud on our next visit - it is charming. To stay in the old Medina is really to experience Marrakech, & everywhere is only a few minutes walk away (if you don't get lost in the Souk!).

Room Tip: Many stairs, some rooms are small - worth paying for a better room.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week halfboard and cannot complain about anything. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and couldn't do anymore for you. The food every night was delicious and real Moroccan food. Our waiter explained everything we had to eat and how they make it and with what ingredients etc. Our room was always cleaned well and the mattress was very comfortable. My partner proposed here and we had a beautiful table made up for us and all the staff were congratulating us! Drinks were average price and lunch was good value and tasted lovely. I also had a spa and it was very well priced and relaxing. We loved our stay and we will definitely come back. Thanks all xx

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Got a really cheap deal as someone messed up with the advertising room rate.
As a result, we were largely ignored at this riad. It's beautiful but I would not stay there again , nor would I recommend it.

Stayed: November 2016
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We've been there for 5 days. Hotel is really traditional, if you want to enjoy old Medina and this kind of city life in Marrakech, you will appreciate hotels location. Its smashing about 10 minutes for walk from the main square - Jemma. Hotel was clean, staff was kind and breakfast was good - especially their orange juice was delicious.
Thank you for great vacation in Marrakech.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stayed 5 nights in the Orient Express suite with my sister. Comfortable beds, beautifully decorated property, attentive service. Staff speaks excellent English. They arranged to have a staff member meet us at the nearby taxi stand at Place du Moukef (pronounced MOQF) so that we had no trouble finding the riad on arrival. They also arranged a nice transfer car to the airport at the end of our trip. On-site hammam and massage were a treat, and dinner at the riad (which can be arranged in advance for a modest fee) was delicious.

The riad is about a 10-minute walk through to the souqs to the main square. It's a bit confusing the first time, but you get the hang of it. Just don't make your first attempt in the dark! (That was my biggest mistake.)

One caveat about the rooms: Bathrooms are completely open. So make sure you're very comfortable with your roommate!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

4 night in the saphyr suite with our private jacuzzi and indoor terrasse. Lovely staff. I speak French so no problem with communication. Their English was excellent too. Everyone was helpful. We loved the breakfast as it s different from your full English or continental. Hotel organised transfers to and from the airport with no issues what so ever. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Little problems: ants in our bathroom along the walls leading to the outside area. They didn't bother us too much.
The area is not the nicest but as long as you follow the same guidance as when walking around the souk, you ll have no problem. Don't get lost. Know your bearing and just say "no thank you" to anyone approaching you in the street.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I loved the quiet, the comfort, the attention to detail, the service and the beauty of this riad. The managerial staff was extremely attentive to my needs and very helpful. The staff was courteous and very responsive. I loved the rooftop garden where you could have your meals, enjoy a glass of wine, and rest by the pool in the sun. I took advantage of the in-house hammam and masseuse (which I highly recommend) during my stay. My room was lovely, clean and very comfortable. The photos online describe the property perfectly.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Riad Moullaoud

Address: 33 derb Guessaba El kebir | EL Moukkef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #266 of 1,187 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $99 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Moullaoud 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Riad is located in central Marrakesh, in the Medina and a 10-minute walk to Jamaa El Fna Square. It has 3 swimming pools, a hammam and a panoramic roof terrace. Each of the Riad De Charme's guest rooms has a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi internet access. The Moullaoud's restaurant serves traditional, regional cuisine which can be enjoyed on the hotel terrace and patio. Guests of the Riad De Charme can enjoy massage treatment and relax in the Hammam or on the sunbathing terrace. Golf is available nearby. Riad De Charme Moullaoud is just a 2-minute walk from old markets, souks and guests can visit the nearby Ben Youssef Medersa, and Jemaa El Fna square. ... more   less 
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