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Riad Sapphire and Spa

3 Kaa Akhlij Sidi ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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Affordable Luxury boutique hotel in Marrakech - Riad Sapphire and Spa for an authentic stay in a quiet residential quarter of the old city of Marrakech. Warm welcome, great service. Cookery classes. Competitively priced and extremely chic. The riad boasts 8 comfortable suites, 2 dazzling marble courtyards with fountains, a spa area with a private traditional hammam, a larger than average pool, a large elegant salon and a huge roof terrace.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Wifi
Indoor pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, German
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775sammc2018 wrote a review Nov 2023
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Delighted we booked this gem of a hotel . From our arrival to our departure the excellent hospitality did not waiver. Every request was honoured and both Abdo and Driss did their upmost to ensure our stay there was perfect. We ate at the Riad on our first night and the food was delicious and plentiful. We also booked a’ couples ‘ Salt/Spa treatment which we would highly recommend. The Riad is immaculate and very tranquil in its setting. We slept very well! The whole team are exceptional hosts and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you again, and keep up the good work Team Saphire! Sam & Ally.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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rickythegoat wrote a review Oct 2023
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom96 contributions41 helpful votes
Very happy with our stay at Sapphire Riad,the property itself is lovely. Quiet, clean and an oasis of calm after the chaos of the Medina. No more than 25 minutes by taxi from the airport and at the north west side of the Medina,within walking distance to all the major sights but we did get a taxi back to the Riad from the Fnar square on one occasion as it was very hot. Taxis are cheap-if you haggle! We were greeted by the wonderful Abdo who served us Mint tea and delicious cake on arrival and throughout our stay was always on hand,along with his colleague, to assist in any way he could, including ringing a local restaurant to book a reservation. Nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom was lovely and spacious with a walk-in shower and very efficient air-con, there is a small plunge pool and several delightful quiet public areas to sit and also a roof top terrace to sit in the sun if preferable. Breakfast was particularly impressive, beautifully presented with a huge array of delicious savoury and sweet items which varied everyday (the chocolate cake was particularly good!) all served by the delightful staff. We would not hesitate to stay at this Riad again and highly recommend
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Riad Sapphire with TripAdvisor. The Riad team are happy to help you and make your stay wonderful. We are very much looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Kindest regards Riad Sapphire Team
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davidmJ1553PN wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
The Riad Sapphire was one of the best places i have stayed in, due in the main to the very helpful staff. The riad has been modernised but is very atmospheric, in the streets of the medina to the north of the centre. We booked a cab from the airport with the staff in advance and were met at the point the cab can go no further. Strongly recommended - you will get used to the turns to get to the riad quickly but it would be hard to find on your first arrival without the escort. Our room was on the first floor with covered windows looking out into the courtyard/dining area. This gives you privacy - rooms on the ground floor are a little more exposed. Rooms are ensuite and air conditioned - much needed in the week we stayed when temperatures were 36 degrees c in the afternoon. There is a mosque nearby so inevitably you will hear the early morning call to prayer. The staff were incredibly helpful with support - for example with a restaurant booking where the restaurant didn't open until 6.30pm and we weren't available to phone. We had issues with our collection point for a trip to the Atlas and the manager came with us, waited and phoned several times when the bus didn't arrive when it was supposed to. We had advice on how to find things not in our guide. Breakfast portions are generous and the only time we asked for a lunch a good salad appeared. We also had an escort to our pre-booked cab back to the airport in the morning. There is a private hammam so we could go as a couple - well worth it at the end of a day, though it does need to be pre-booked on the morning of your intended use. So all in all a great stay and a place I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay in.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Top floor is best - room with windows looking into the courtyard if possible.
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Katie N. wrote a review Mar 2023
Elk Grove Village, Illinois282 contributions145 helpful votes
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If you are traveling to Marrakech to experience something new, staying in a traditional Riad within the Medina is MUST! We were impressed right from the beginning when our host, Abdo, welcomed us with a warm, enthusiastic smile, excellent English and delicious tea and chocolate banana cakes as we 'checked-in'! Our room was on the first floor right off the courtyard, and while not very large, I was SHOCKED at the relatively low price we paid for what we received. When we entered our room we saw that not only was it beautify decorated but there were rose pedals EVERYWHERE (certainly not what we are used to in our world travels for roughly $100 USD/night). WOW! The breakfast that is included was impressive as well; hot/cold dishes, breads, tea/coffee, yogurt, fruit and more smiles. With only about 5 rooms, you truly feel like you are in your own home with a wonderful staff to take care of anything you need. The location is GREAT - we easily walked to Jemma el Fna and the other attractions/souks within the Medina, and if you decide to eat outside of the Riad (though, we certainly didn't need to), Dar Zellij (top rated restaurant) is mere yards away.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 2 Apr 2023
Dear Knowik, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Riad Sapphire. It was a pleasure having you with at the rias and make your stay amazing, We hope to see you soon Best regards Riad Sapphire team
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Bagsey wrote a review Mar 2023
Almancil, Portugal32 contributions17 helpful votes
Travelled with my friend and had the two junior suites on the ground floor. Riad is perfectly located just outside of the souks and easy walking distance from everywhere you’d want to visit. Abdo and all the staff are by far the kindest and most helpful team ever and nothing is ever too much trouble. Really easy to arrange transfers and amazing hamman! Perfect and peaceful location and fabulous trip. Thanks to all for making it great!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jill C wrote a review Mar 2023
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100% recommend this fabulous riad. Rooms are lovely with large, comfortable beds and hot showers. Delicious breakfast of fruit, yoghurt, pancakes, cakes and breads. Fabulous roof terrace for relaxation and views over the city. Excellent service from Driss and Abdul who walked us to and from taxi drop off points and were there to meet our every need. The riad is ideally placed in a quiet part of the medina, with no more than a 10-20 minute walk to all the main sites and the souqs. We recommend the full day cooking tour to the Atlas mountains that you can arrange through the riad.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: We loved the cinnabar room! Don't miss the cooking course in the Atlas mountains - an...
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Responded 26 Mar 2023
Dear Jill, Thank you very much for sharing your good experince at Riad Sapphire. We are glad to make your stay wonderfull, We hope to welcome you and your family soon. Kindest regards Riad Sapphire team.
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Morenike O wrote a review Nov 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
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Riad Sapphire & Spa is absolutely wonderful! A beautiful riad with a gorgeous courtyard and rooftop terrace, generously appointed suite and all the staff were absolutely wonderful. From the moment you step into the riad, the bustle of the Medina is forgotten as it's so tranquil and every corner smells absolutely divine. The courtyard with the dipping pool is calming and gorgeous too. All the rooms have functioning AC and the call to prayer sounded quite distant in the morning when the AC was on, it was no bother. Abdul and Driss were absolutely wonderful, so friendly and nothing was too much of a bother. Abdul arranged activities for us (quad biking, trip to Essaouria etc), advised where to go, recommended wonderful places to eat in the Medina and new town. We only needed to tell him what time we wanted to set off to each activity and it was all arranged without a hitch! He even helped arrange a room in another riad for our last day as our flight wasn't until 9pm and we had forgotten to extend our stay at the Sapphire, so it was unfortunately booked up. We were offered use of the courtyard and the terrace if we preferred. Breakfast is included and is delightful, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juice and fresh bakes - I got omelettes when I requested and it's a good breakfast to start your day off. The rooms are lovely and quiet and we experienced the hammam in the morning of our last stay which was beyond wonderful. All in all a superb 5 star riad in a great location and amazing staff, you'll certainly enjoy your stay! Thank you Abdul and Driss, you made our first visit to Marrakech a dream, we wish you the best!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The staff at the riad are very very helpful, be sure to ask for advice/ recommendations if nreded.
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mhill000 wrote a review Nov 2022
Windsor, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is such an amazing place to stay!The Riad is so homely, staff amazing at a 5 Star Hotel level and the cleanliness and decor so good.The location is perfect 10min walk to amazing restaurants Moroccan and Western alongside being only 15mins walk to most of the main sites.The best was the superb breakfast on the rooftop so quiet and pretty.Great stay and have stayed at 5 star hotels in busier areas worse than this.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Urszula R wrote a review Oct 2022
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
We booked the entire riad for our group. we organized a birthday dinner that was delicious. the riad is very nicely decorated. the staff is beyond the expectations. Very nice and very professional. we recommend the spa service as well. hope we will come back
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ozymandius2003 wrote a review Apr 2022
Selva, Spain105 contributions19 helpful votes
This is a calm and pleasant oasis well located to the north of the main Medina area. The rooms are very clean, well appointed, and hot water and aicon works great. WiFi probably 7/10, completely fine unless your daughter is trying to livestream a nic cage marathon (!). What makes this wonderful is abdo, the assistant manager who organises everything, serves everything, with a kind and cheerful manner, even in mid Ramadan when energies often lapse. So much so, that he would get the numbers of our tour guides to call them to check we were having a nice excursión, and to be sure to meet us when we returned. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Sapphire and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Moroccan Nature Trail (0.2 miles), Ma Creation (0.3 miles), and Boutique Stella Cadente Dar El Bacha (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Broc The Kasbah, Taj Medina, and Dar Zellij.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Riad Sapphire and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Sapphire and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Sapphire and Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Marrakech.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Sapphire and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Sapphire and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bahia Palace (1.2 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.5 miles), and Medina of Essaouira (0.9 miles).