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Riad Pachavana
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Riad Pachavana for 4 nights after Easter. The hotel is well located, being 10-15 minutes from the main sights, and is like an oasis of calm among the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Beautifully furnished and equipped the hotel is run by a team of excellent and very helpful staff. We took dinner at the Riad on 3 nights and found the food to be of wonderful quality and well priced. We cannot recommend Riad Pachavana highly enough and plan to return as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Hello,
The team joins me in thanking you for your nice comment. We are always pleased when our guests leave satisfied with their stay and want to come back. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again.
Best wishes.
Natalie

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a great hotel! We loved Riad Pachavana, as well as the top notch service there.

First tip: they offer taxi pickup (20 euros) from the train station/airport - GET IT. Our cab driver could hardly find it (since the translations from French to Arabic aren't that great for some words, and it's a small narrow street)- with the money we spent on the cab as well as a local guy to bring us to the hotel, it was the same- but would've been much less of a hassle if they had picked us up.

This isn't to say that it's hard to find, it's actually 2 turns and a short 10 minute walk to the markets of the Marrakech medina - it's very convenient, just difficult to find on your first time, for sure.

The rooms were beautiful with a great central courtyard (like all roads) and an even better roof deck! They helped us arrange transport to Ouarzazate (which for us, included a surprise visit to Ait Ben Haddou!). The breakfast is great, but the service is really top notch! We truly loved staying there the most during our 2 weeks in Morocco and will definitely return there when we return to Marrakech.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Hello,
A big thank you for your glowing review. We are very glad you enjoyed the riad and we would be very happy to have the pleasure of welcoming you again.
Best wishes.
Nathalie

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I stayed here for one night while passing through Marrakech on a bit of a road.
Sure it looks quaint inside, the pool is more of a pond but the staff were very friendly and serve small bottles of beer at €5 a time with a smile.

But the big question is it really worth the hassle of getting to? Taxi drivers don't know where it is and take a while to find it, which increases the tension about the argument over the fare and even when they drop you off you have no idea how to get there from the street. You have to follow youths who lead you a long way round, through dark alley ways and then demand excessive money for their troubles. All part of the Moroccan fun? Maybe, but it's more intimidating than amusing and I'm well travelled and familiar with various environments and am aware when intimidation tactics are being used.

Stay once at a Riad and then book into a hotel in Marrakech away from the medina and Souks, it's pointless staying in the medina as you can walk into there from the square anyway and won't have to pass through it when you are trying to get home at night, in the dark, lost with hundreds of locals hassling you.

Ps - don't get a room on the ground floor unless you want to feel like sleeping in the reception/breakfast room of a hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to comment, even if I have been surprise on some points. We always offer our guests a shuttle service from the airport to the riad to avoid inconvenience you have encountered, and often make that people pay at the end more than the service we provide with our supplier, who knows the riad and accompanies the guests to the door of the riad. Concerning pools in the riads, they are related to the size of the institutions, and I think that you are more used to big hotels. I regret that the experience of the riad does not agreed you (luckily for you, it only lasted one night), but fortunately it suits at very great majority of our hosts! I'm sorry if you have experienced a little noisy people at their breakfast, this rarely happens.
Cordialy.
Nathalie

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We recently chose to spend 4 nights here based on previous reviews, and like others would 100% recommend to anyone who wants to experience daily life in the old city.

Our taxi driver from the airport wasn't familiar with the Riad as it is located off a narrow cobbled lane, but after a quick phone call he found it and helped us with our luggage. Once through the main door you are in a peaceful and beautiful oasis of calm. As a base it is great as not in a noisy neighbourhood or a touristy one but close enough to the souks and main square to be walkable. The petit taxis offer a cheap way of getting round too.

Our room (Rubis) was large and tucked away on the first floor. As we had let them know our visit was to celebrate our wedding anniversary the room was scattered with rose petals, I was touched!

All the food we had there was lovely. We ate in one night for our anniversary dinner and requested a pastilla - the cook made us a beautiful one.

The Riad has a small spa and massage room, so we had a hamman and massage their rather than having to go out, which was handy. Good too.

The service from Khamissa, Abdoul, Mohammed and the team was first class, lovely genuine people, we were very well looked after.

We wish the Riad Pachavana all the best for the future

Room Tip: Rubis was our room and so would recommend, but they all look good.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Hello,
We were very touched by your comment, and very happy to welcome you, especially for your anniversary. The team joins me in wishing you all the happiness in the world.
Warm regards.
Nathalie

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Riad Pachavana is one of the best places I have stayed in the world. It is located only 10 minutes away from the main square and offers guests tranquility and peace after a day exploring the bustling city. The food served at breakfast and dinner were the most delicious meals we had whilst in Morocco. The staff, especially Abdoul, Mohammad, and Heemsa, were very welcoming and friendly and made sure we had a fantastic holiday. I can't recommend this Riad enough - please stay here!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

All the staff, and specially Khamissa, Abdou and Mohamed, joins me to thank you for your lovely comment about the riad, the staff and services. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay and we wish to see you again another time maybe.
Best wishes.
Nathalie

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

One of the best and most beautiful places to stay in! We really enjoyed our stay here for my birthday and were really pleased that the staff Abdoul and Hamisa were so friendly and helpful at all times. The breakfast was wonderful and we definitely would recommend this riad and would love to be back.
Thank you for the birthday present Natalie!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Hello,
Khamissa Abdou and the entire team joins me in thanking you for your comment so nice. We were pleased to meet you and welcome you. You form a beautiful family with two lovely daughters, and we keep a good souvenir of your visit. Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you again.
Best wishes.
Nathalie

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We picked the Pachavana through the pictures and write up via Expedia. It turned out to be an inspired choice. As others have said it is an unexpected oasis and feels like you have stepped into a different world from the street outside. The room, the terrace, the courtyard were all great. The food compared well with restaurants outside (we ate dinner there a few times during the week) and the fish tagine was outstanding. But above all was the quality of the service - Abdoul and Hamsa contributed a lot to our having a really good holiday and we were lucky enough to meet the owners on our first night.

I just wish we had had the wit to ask for breakfast on the roof as the other reviewer did!

Its probably not a place for small children as there is an unfenced splash pool in the courtyard but that suits couples like us.

Room Tip: We had one of the suites, which was well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathybo83, Propriétaire at Riad Pachavana, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear guest,
A very big thank you for your so nice comment about the riad and the team. We were also pleased to make your acquaintance.
You have done well to ask your breakfast on the terrace. We always try to please our guests whenever possible.
We look forward to seeing you again one day.
Best wishes.
Nathalie

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Additional Information about Riad Pachavana

Address: 172 Derb Lambsober, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 299 Speciality Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range: £60 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Pachavana 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad Pachavana is a charming residence, which is also one of the most picturesque and the oldest of the Medina Riad Pachavana is a traditional Moroccan house, combining luxury, calm and voluptuousness. ... more   less 
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