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Riad Princesse du Desert
Ranked #33 of 1,172 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We just stayed one night, but the rooms are so beautiful and right out of a Moroccan movie. Karima, a manager from one of the sister hotels was filling in there the night we stayed. She sat with us and had Moroccan mint tea (a lovely ritual) and visited with is about what we could do in our time. She provided escorts for is and had a wonderful meal provided for us after our relaxing hamam experience.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

After being a little overwhelmed by my first trip to Marrakech, I thought thought this riad was a bit of heaven. The room was beautiful and clean. We were served dinner and breakfast which was very nice. The manager was easy going and tried to make our stay pleasant. I enjoyed a massage next door which was relaxing. I would love to have the opportunity to stay there again!

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1  Thank OKTraveljunker
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Two friends and I stayed two nights at Princesse du Desert and we absolutely loved it. The Riad was beautifully designed, the rooms were comfortable and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco. However, what really made Princesse du Desert stand out was the staff, led by Youssef and Samo. They treated us like old friends from the beginning and were extremely thoughtful, friendly and plain awesome. I ended up getting sick my first night in Marrakech and this was a good place to be sick. At the end of a full day without leaving my room, Samo brought me a tray of freshly made eggs and warm bread directly to bed and my two friends said that him and Youssef both asked how I as doing throughout the day. The next evening, as we had all expressed how amazing the food was, Youssef invited us into the kitchen to watch the women prepare chicken pastilla. We also watched Samira's belly dancing at the Riad - very fun evening as everyone at the Riad got into the dancing. I would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

My wife and I and a number of friends stayed in the Princess Du Desert for three nights. The booking was very straightforward and the subsequent arrangements for transfer from the airport to the hotel were all taken care of by an easy email exchange with Abdul at the Riad, and all arrangements turned out to be utterly reliably executed.
Taxis can not get inside the old city walls within which the Princess Du Desert is located, so the latter part of the airport transfer involved being lead through the narrow streets of the Medina (the old walled city) by a chap, who had met the taxi at one of the gates of the city wall, with our luggage in a wheelbarrow. I mention this not as a criticism of the location of the Riad (on the contrary) but simply to point out that you wont be able to go to the taxi rank at the airport and ask the driver to drop you outside your hotel. Ask the staff at the Princess Du Desert to take care of the arrangements for you and you will be well served.
The hospitality from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was impeccable.
The food was absolutely delicious. I expressed an interest in how the gorgeous Msemmen pancakes were made, that had been served for breakfast, and I had a cooking lesson demonstrating how! Just exceptional service.
I can not rate the Princess Du Desert highly enough.

Room Tip: All the rooms are clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a fantastic holiday at the riad. All the staff were extremely warm and welcoming and we have many great memories. Thank you to Samira and all for a wonderful time and we will hopefully be back again soon!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank AlunDL
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Spent 3 nights at this riad and left feeling like part of the family! Youssef was a great host - we had great conversations, he provided us local recommendations, and most importantly, he treated us like friends or family visiting his home, making sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. The staff was phenomenal, especially Samo. When one of our friends was not feeling well, they catered to her just like family would.

Rooms were clean and comfortable. Food was excellent - everything felt like a homecooked meal. It was surprising checking out, as the riad became 'home' for us.

Highly recommend this riad for the quality and value.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed two nights at the Princesse du Desert Riad in Marrakech. The riad has an ideal location, just a few minutes walk from the main square, but down a tiny alleyway which ensures a peaceful and quiet stay. Our room was small but very comfortable and quiet, and the riad had a great rooftop terrace which was ideal for breakfast, dinner and relaxing late in the afternoon. By far the highlight of this riad was the staff. Led by Youssef, every person at this riad showed a true enthusiasm and welcoming attitude for the guests. Simone's smile makes a whole room light up. We truly felt at home here and sorry to leave. If you are a fun-loving and open person, you can't go wrong with this place!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank plongeurcaraibes
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Additional Information about Riad Princesse du Desert

Address: No 67 Derb Habib Allah | Quartier Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 1,172 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: £44 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Princesse du Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Princesse du Desert Nothing is too good for her. Equidistant from the " Jemaa El Fna " and " Door Dar El Bacha " , the location of Riad Princesse du Desert is exceptional especially since it offers beautiful calm and tranquility. Nestled in the Medina, the small alley that leads to the riad is a wonder with warm colors that contrast with the blue sky and vegetation that is rare in the Medina which can give the feeling of a Provence in Marrakech. Additionally beautiful decoration, attention to detail , arches , columns and moucharabiehs , lace white stucco ceilings, zellij ( tiled ) walls and featuring an alchemy of colors and smells with refined bath products (jasmine and amber ) make this a wonderful place to be . Additionally, not forgetting comfort alongside the beauty, each of the 6 rooms feature air conditioning, soft bedding and luxury linens. Breakfast is included in the price and we offer complimentary Moroccan mint tea and coffee with homemade cookies at all times. ... more   less 
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