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Riad L'Orchidee
Ranked #166 of 494 Hotels in Marrakech
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect and what we needed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and we were both extremely happy with this Riad. First and biggest tip, if flying in, contact the Riad before and arrange an airport transfer as it would be very hard to find without this. We paid 15 Euro one way for 2 people and thought this was great value for money. When you arrive you will see what I mean

The Riad is clean and the decor is traditional. Our room was a good size and comfortable, I think we had the lead in room as well. Breakfast varied every day but was always a good selection and filling.

The service was great, have no complaints there at all. The only slight issue we had was that one of the staff members spoke no english but with my broken french we always managed to get what we needed.

Its location would have to be one of the biggest selling points to this Riad. It is about 3 min walk to the start of the Souks and about 10 from there to the main sq. You can walk the main road way which takes about 15 mins to the sq and this will offer a less "hassle" stroll away from the Souks.

The terrace on the roof is great to get away from it all. Being an almost dry country it is not easy to find a bar and have a nice drink. We bought some duty free and spend a few hours on the roof making our own drinks in the sun - perfect!

Would recommend this to anyone looking for great value, good service and a comfortable stay in a crazy city.

Room Tip: Book an airport transfer with the riad as it may be difficult to find without this
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We did enjoy very much during our stay in this beautiful riad. Our family of five had a very nice and spacious room with beautiful bathroom and fireplace. It is easy to recommend this place if you want to stay in the heart of Medina. This place is not designed for families with small children but our boys were happy with nice place and beautiful pool filled with refreshing water - we stayed during the winter when water was very efficient to wake you up!

Room Tip: Try to have base floor room, they are very spacious.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Good location in the Medina if you want quiet and away from the hustle but close to the souks and good walking distance to the nouvelle ville. Rooms were basic with less than ideal showers. However there is a swimming pool and a lovely terasse to hang out on. Good service, the people were helpful. The breakfast was good, with a some effort to provide some variety for multi night guests. The location is a bit hard to find so if you don't mind paying extra, take the raid owner's chauffeur from the airport. Would still reccommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I have just came back from Marrakech and this riad is the escape from the crowded noisy streets.Our room is on the ground floor there is bird noise of course but it doesn't bother us at all it gives a pleasure to woken up by birds.Jean-Christophe manager helped us in every kind of problem and always very friendly ı felt like at home during my stay.Also the shampoos in the bath smeels really good.Although the weather is not so good during our stay we enjoyed sitting in the terrace and see the mountains.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

I have just had a quick look at others´reviews and can confirm that the place is indeed lovely. nicely decorated and that the breakfast is very good (and sweet!). I also agree that it is rather hard to find 1st time. It is in a quiet back alley. One or two m i n o r niggles: the room itself was anything but sound-proofed, meaning you could other guests chit chat at breakfast or tweeting birds (I later bought myself ear plugs). I was also quoted in Euros, but because I paid by card was charged in local currency and with an added fee for having paid by card. This in itself doesn´t bother me, but had I been made aware of this, I would have simply gone to a cash machine and paid cash.
The people were very nice and friendly and the service was ever so good. English / French spoken.

Room Tip: I couldn´t say whether the other rooms were any better!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

I had the pleasure to stay in Riad Orcidee for 3 nights in november 2011. The place is clean, nice and quiet. The rooms are tasteful decorated, and every room are named according to the colours used. Typical marrocan (and sweet) breakfast, a good start of the day. The riad might be a bit hard to find the first time, but give them a call and they will meet you in the nearest square.

I experienced the best service ever in this riad. The first morning we decided to skip breakfat, since we had a late night out, and breakfast was a bit too early for us. But when we on our way out at 12.00, they were still waiting for us with fresh breakfast. Next morning we were going out extremely early (5.00 am), so we wanted skip breakfast. Not possible; at 5.00 am the service personel were waiting with fresh breakfast again. Absolutely great:-)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

We stayed at L'orchidee for 3 nights in Oct 2011 and definitely enjoyed the place. The location is within the medina, on the outskirts though - a good 15 mins walk to Jema el fna. The place is very cosy, very nicely done, and gives a real oriental feel, with its magnificent pool area. The place was clean and the staff was friendly. However, the service was at times a little bit chaotic. It seems, that occasionally, the morning staff doesnt liaise with the evening staff, which ends up in information being lost (e.g. breakfast time). This is particulary a pain when you are ready to leave a 6.30am and nobody is around (despite you having told them). Another shortcomings was the quality of the towels at disposal: I acknowledge that laundry softener is a luxury, but the towels we were given were as rough as sand paper. And lastly, try to avoid getting a ground floor room as, if there are guests socialising in the dining area, you wont be able to sleep.
BUT DONT GET ME WRONG, despite a few areas to improve, the place is great and the positives largely prevail over the negatives.

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor rooms if possible, as the place is far from being sound-proof. You dont hear the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad L'Orchidee

Property: Riad L'Orchidee
Address: 42-43 Sidi Bouamar - Riad Laarouss | Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #166 of 494 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Riad L'Orchidee 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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