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La Maison Arabe
Ranked #19 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
South East England
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We have just returned from 5 days at the wonderful La Maison Arabe, what a fantastic place! In amongst the madness of Marrakech is this haven of peace and tranquility made even better by the staff who are just amazing, nothing was too much trouble, they are the best. Having read the comments on Tripadvisor I had very high expectations, these were not only met but far exceeded. The location is ideal, a few minutes from the souks and 5-10 mins from the main square. The hotel is beautifully decorated and authentically Moroccan, some reviewers have noted its a tiny bit worn in places, but this is really minimal and if anything, adds to the experience. We used the pool at the hotel a couple of times and then relaxed on the loungers on the terraces, we also went to the country club 15 minutes away which is a delight and so peaceful it feels like you're in your own private sanctuary. The food was lovely, we ate there on our first night, on the remaining nights the staff helped us book restaurants and organised taxis so that we wouldn't be overcharged. It is also spotlessly clean. We also experienced the hammam and massage - amazing! I can't recommend this place enough!

Room Tip: Definitely get somewhere with a balcony, we had a junior suite and it was perfect
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

La Maison Arabe is a very tastefully designed luxury resort with several patios, a very nice pool area with a restaurant, a great spa and a nice jazz bar corner. Everything you can wish for in a 5-star arrangement.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Very happy to return to La Maison Arabe after a first visit last year, although a bit disappointed that my room this time was right next to the room we had last time, so I didn't get to see more of the place. But this room was insulated from the pre-dawn call to prayer, so that issue, the only negative from my last visit, went away.

This time I visited the off-site pool which was a great respite from the +40 degree heat. Non alcoholic drinks are available, charged to one's room.

The breakfast is now via a buffet, but with people operating griddles to prepare fresh egg etc dishes. I thought this was a bit of a come-down from the last time I was there, where things were brought from the kitchen. Breakfast this time maybe 8/10 vs 10/10 before.

Service, as before, was impeccable and very helpful.

As I mentioned last time, you can't get away from the stairs at La Maison Arabe, especially if you are in the 'original' part of the Riad; they are moderately steep too. There is a lift in the 'newer' part but still some stairs involved.

Room Tip: If stairs are an issue, ask for a room in the newer part, although there are still some stairs invol...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

A very unassuming location hides a hotel that really was a superb base from which to visit Marrakech.
First and foremost the staff were amongst the best i have ever had in any hotel. Very helpful and friendly, they even surprised me on my birthday with cake and a rendition of "Happy Birthday".
The hotel itself was beautiful, from the quiet secluded courtyard to the quality restaurant. The rooms were clean and a nice size with all the usual amenities. My highlight was the country club which can be reached by courtesy shuttle, this was pure luxury. In a city that i found one of the most chaotic i have ever visited, lying by the pool in the country club provided me some much needed relaxation.
All in all a first class hotel that i recommend highly.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My wife and i were very impressed with the comforts of the room, as well as the professional attitude of the staff. All spoke good English, so communication was excellent. Food was great as well. It is situated in the Medina, so most areas where within walking distance.

The best things about the hotel where the way the went about accomodating our requests. Adil and Ibrahim at reception were simply fantastic. We felt so relaxed in the Hotel that we sometimes preferred staying there rather than the hustle and bustle outside.

I would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Great location, very nicely appointed. The food was fantastic and the service the best we received in Morocco.
We went in the summer, so we enjoyed very much the decent sized pool at the hotel. The best part was their "country club", stunning place 15 mns away from the hotel by complimentary shuttle. A total oasis!
Everyone at the hotel was so professional and thoughtful. Mr. Adil Chaif among them in particular made our stay there a memorable one. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I have just returned from a 4 night stay at La Maison Arabe and it was so lovely that it made a four night break feel like a proper holiday. The staff are the nicest I have experienced at a hotel and I have stayed at many around the world. No request is to much and they go out of there way- an example filling in departure forms on our behalf for the airport. The hotel itself is beautiful, it is the perfect combination between a riad and a hotel. The rooms(suites) are spacious and have all the modern amenities you could need. Breakfast is around the pool which has a morrocon feel and adds beautifully to the ambience. We did the cookery class which I would say was a must- it was fun, informative and very tasty.An added bonus is the additional pool which is 15mins away via complimentary shuttle and is the perfect chill out area after shopping away in the baazars. All in all Maison Arabe gets an A* from me.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: La Maison Arabe
Address: 1 Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#2 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#4 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#12 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — La Maison Arabe 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This legendary and prestigious hotel boasts 26 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, a new spa, and a choice of 2 large swimming pools (on-site in the medina or at the hotel's country annex, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle). The hotel's world-famous Moroccan cooking workshops have become a "must-do" activity in Marrakech. Frommer's describes La Maison Arabe as "the epitome of Moroccan elegance." ... more   less 
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