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“Amazing riad in the heart of Marrakech”
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Riad Granvilier
Ranked #599 of 1,154 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Amazing riad in the heart of Marrakech”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

couldn't be more satisfied with this riad. i stayed here with my mum during our holiday in Marrakech. We stayed in the "Ayadine" room on the ground floor which is really beautiful! the beds were amazing, didn't have a sleepless night during the 7 days we were there! room service was incredible. Most of all, the staff at this Riad are absolutely fantastic! Jalil the hotel manager helps us with absolutely everything we needed including travel to and from the airport (free if you stay more than 4 nights) which restaurants to go to, hammams worth visiting and absolutely everything else you could think off! him and muhammed would sit and have tea with us and tell us everything we needed to know and more. If you stay in this riad make sure you eat there at least once! the food is absolutely to die for! 5 courses on the rooftop every single on of them amazing! the riad is a stone throw away from the souks, the old square and tons of restaurants and cafes! despite being so central it is still very quiet at night! amazing! i'm already booking my next trip to marrakech next year and wouldn't dream of staying in another riad!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Me and my daughter shared a wonderful time at the riad granvilier. The staff was so friendly and helpful in every Way. The riad was peaceful and beutiful and the room was clean and Nice. We had diner twice in the riad and it was the Best good We tasted in all marrakech.
Jallil the manager really knows how to make the gruset feel at home and. At ease.
We spend Manu afternoons drikningen tea with him and Mohammed Whilr they gave us good afvises on what to see and Where to go.
We are really looking forward to coming back later This year and We will definately stay in This riad again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed for 7 nights. I had to ask on the fourth day when the bed sheets would be changed as temperatures were 37 to 39 degrees. I also had a small bath towel given with an excuse bath sheets were in the wash. I was with a friend and could not come out of the bathroom to access my clothes in the very small bedroom.Prior to this towels were taken from the shower and rehung to be used again. Horrid! There were 5 hangers between 2 of us in the wardrobe, not enough by a long way. Water was sporadic, stopped then restarted and temperature control was difficult. The room we had was the Ayadine twin room. It had 1 chair so we both could not sit down. Beds are very hard. I had backache until I returned home. The decor in the room required refurbishment. Guests on the top floor also complained and were met with smiles. Jalil said he was a receptionist only and signs as manager. He did not know what star rating the riad has.
I was pretty disappointed as it was my birthday

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

I don't normally write reviews but thought this Riad was a great place to recommend to others. All the positive reviews are so true. Beautiful, clean and perfect place to explore Marrakech.

The staff were very attentive and helpful. We arranged our free transfer from the airport via email. (Airport passport control took 2 hrs be warned!) but driver there to pick us up. Tip - take a small amount of cash to change at the airport. Otherwise there are cash machines. We were met at the main square by Jalil, who showed us across the square to the Riad. He gave helpful orientation tips on the way.

We booked a meal in advance. This was a 5 course meal for 22€, really delicious, so many flavours. Included meat Tagine. All served up by the very helpful and attentive Mohammed.

We had the terrace room. Clean with complementary shower gel etc, bath robes. Hair dryer. Safe.

We were given tips on where to visit, tips on haggling, trip to the mountains were booked by Jalil. We had a cooking lesson on the food that was cooked in the Riad. The breakfast was plentiful, bread, homemade yoghurt, freshly squeeze orange juice, cheese, pain de chocolate, omelette, pancakes, three jams..... Delicious!

Free mint tea all day.

The route to the Raid is down a small alley, but felt very safe. Locals all lovely.

Lovely Riad. Would recommend it to anyone.

Only negative thing that happened was the low water pressure, but once we mentioned it, Jalil, had a man in to fix it in later that day. He was pleased we pointed it out, so now fixed and powerful shower!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Riad on our honeymoon in March 2014. We were both so impressed with the Riad, and with all the staff who could not do enough for us during our stay. The rooms are very comfortable, and nicely decorated. The breakfast on the terrace is such a pleasure, and the food was fresh and plentiful. The staff - particularly Jalil and Mohammad - were just wonderful. Couldn't do enough for us, including serving delicious tea and sweets each time we arrived to the Rian, recommending and reserving tables at restaurants, arranging a very enjoyable grocery shopping trip and cooking lesson for me with the cook, recommending and arranging a day trip for us to the mountains. Jalil even bought a gift for my husband as it was his birthday when we were there. Such thoughtfulness and attentiveness made our trip a great pleasure. Location is good - very near the main square, but difficult to find the first time, so take Jalil up on an offer to meet you at the Square on arrival!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

From the moment our complimentary car collected us at the airport to being delivered in good time to catch our homeward bound flight The Riad Granvillier team could not have been more charming and helpful. The manager, Jalil met us at the square and accompanied us to the Riad where despite the time being 10-30 pm tea was offered (as it always is each time you return to the riad) and our superb pre_arranged dinner was served with charm and professionalism by Mohammed.
The riad has recently been refurbished to a superb standard and is both beautiful and wonderfully located close to the square and all the major sights. Our suite was large extremely comfortable and peaceful. Breakfast on the terrace each morning was another of the many hi-lights of our 4 night stay.
Jalil and Mohammed made us feel like honoured guests in their home with nothing being too much trouble. It is due to this fantastic team that my return to Marrakech is guaranteed. I am sure that Jalil must be one of the most sought after Riad managers in the city.

Room Tip: Go for one of the two suites. It is well worth the additional cost.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights so were offered a free transfer from the airport which took the stress away from the off - finding it ourselves would have been tricky to say the least. Jalil and the team were really friendly and helpful. Twin room was slightly on the small side but more than adequate. Taking breakfast on the roof terrace was great as was relaxing on the loungers when you were all souked out. Amazingly quiet location considering proximity to the mayhem of Jemaa El Fna Overall a great stay in a good location 5 mins from main square.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Riad Granvilier
Address: 100 derb Jamaa | Place Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #599 of 1,154 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Granvilier 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Granvilier is a luxury hotel in the heart of the old Medina of Marrakech. It has been tastefully and lovingly restored with great attention to detail. Decorated with the finest traditional materials, exclusive, hand-crafted furniture and contemporary Moroccan art. It is ideal for people looking for personalized service. Riad Granvilier is the perfect base to enjoy the wonders of Marrakech. You will live an authentic and unique Moroccan experience! ... more   less 
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