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“Excellent Riad”
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Riad Al Massarah
Ranked #91 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“Excellent Riad”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Room was lovely, food (breakfast and dinner) very good, staff/owners very pleasant and helpful.

Location was good and once you get used to the alleys in most Moroccan medinas then feels perfectly safe getting there.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

This Riad is spacious and comfortable with a nice roof terrace. Free Wi-fi on all floors that works best at ground level. Lovely owners and gracious staff. Meals here are a bit pricey for what they are, but a lovely convenience if you know you will be out for a long day trip or simply don't want to go out. Cookery course was less than expected, the only part of our stay that I don't recommend.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

The riad is perfectly located in the medina - just a few minutes walk to all attractions. The riad itself is tranquil and beautiful - a perfect respite from the chaos of the medina and souk. Michael, Michele, and David were the perfect hosts and all of their recommendations were spot on. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed December 2011
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London
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of a 3 week road trip in Morocco. Considering we had stayed in many places along the way this riad still managed to blow us away with its style, warmth and the hospitality of its owners Michael and Michel.

I can not recommend this place highly enough, from the location (easy walking distance from most things you might like to do in Marrakech) to the beautifully appointed and thoughtfully decorated rooms. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade as the riad was not full during the time of our stay, which was just another perk which made our stay perfect.

Breakfast on the terrace is heavenly and food and drink we felt were very reasonably priced. Staff at Al Massarh were also fantastic. We will most certainly be returning as a real oasis!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

To stay at Riad Al Massarah was the best choice we made when planning our trip to Morocco. From the earliest booking emails to the final drop-off at the airport, we had all our needs met, all the information we could ask for + even more and the feeling as if we were visiting our dear old friends. The staff is absolutely wonderful, fun and caring and made us feel at home at any time. We stayed for two nights in the Amber room on the first floor with the biggest bathroom and fresh, homemade breakfast served on the balcony outside our door. We loved the beautiful decor and furnitures chosen by Michel and the whole Riad is restored with perfection and an amazing stylish eye for details. The rooftop was a very nice place to relax on the sunbeds with a book and strawhats for free use sipping beer and eating olives - to arrive at the riad after the buzzing and dusty souk, it was like entering a piece of heaven of tranquillity. The location was excellent, close to the more authentic part of the souk, near the new town but also within easy walking distance to Djemaa el Fna. The cooking lesson we took with the chef Abdel was fun and informative, including a trip to the local market for groceries. The best tagine with lamb and prunes! We would definately recommend this place to eveyone who will cherish a home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

What can I say? A home away from home. Friendly, efficient, superbly located between the Djemaa el Fna and the new town, in a less touristed part of the Medina, beautifully designed and furnished, unpretentious yet hugely stylish, lovely breakfasts, lovely staff, lovely rooms and bathrooms, it goes on... No they didn't pay me. This is accommodation of the highest order. Thanks, you put the cherry on my visit to other-worldly Marrakesh!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Derby
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Having had such a fantastic time as a large group of adults 3 years ago we wanted to visit again with our family. Our group comprised 4 adults plus our two daughters aged 20 & 18 and our 15 year old son.

Everything as before was perfect and much of it pre-arranged by e-mail. The airport meet works exceptionally well and removes the worry of bartering tipping and having any cash. We were met at Mosque Bab Doukala, bags placed on a hand cart and walked through the souks to the Riad. Still spotless, still perfect.

Having visited before it felt like staying with old friends. Nothing is too much trouble. Michael and David helped organise restaurants and trips. Michel helped us with shopping. Abdel and Khadija kept us exceptionall well fed and watered. The rest of the team helped us into taxis and walked us to elusive hidden restaurants.

We had a wonderful day trip into the Atlas Mountains. A real must to help contrast the Berber village life with frenetic Marrakech.

The ladies had a great day cooking with Abdel. Starting with shopping for spices in the Souks and then on to an afternoon of preparing several starters, mains and desserts for our dinner. Meanwhile the boys had a Hammam and Tqsal leaving us invigorated and hungry for the wonderful meal prepared for us. The ladies also enjoyed a well earned Hammam the next day, though fortunately for them the boys didn't cook!

If you have any uncertainties as to whether you should visit Marrakech, you should and you should stay here as everything is made easy for you. We just hope it won't be 3 years to our next visit when we hope to tie in a stay at Al Massarah with a trip to Essaouira on the coast.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Riad Al Massarah
Address: 26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Responsibly run Riad with La Clef Verte accreditation and Travel Life Gold Award for sustainable tourism. ... more   less 
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