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La Maison Arabe
Ranked #16 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“beautiful hotel, amazing staff”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We spent three days at the hotel and loved it. My son was sick (traveler's tummy problems) during one of the days and the staff could not have been more caring and helpful: sending special food and drink, checking in, helping clean up, etc. We also took advantage of the beautiful spa (hammam and massage) and cooking class while we were there (so much fun for the entire family). The restaurant was quite good and the breakfast crepes were great. It was a highlight of our trip to Morocco.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Kind and helpful staff greet you with a welcome drink the moment you arrive. The beautiful property in reminiscent of a time when travel was elegant. La maison offers such a wide variety of ways to pamper yourself, from the spa to daily tewa service. The second pool is worth the shuttle ride, an amazing oasis from the city. Great food, hardworking staff and attention to guest set this gem above the rest. Thanks for a relaxing retreat.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We actually came from Taj Palace to eat here as we wanted some life with good food.

Beautiful location with great atmosphere, the place was packed. I had the steak which was great, my wife had the lamb which was equally as good. Live music was authentic but not obtrusive ,

The hotel itself looke every nice and the staff were great, walking us to our taxi and booking it and agreeing price.

I recommend that you take the time to visit, I think you may have to book as it is recommended by all of the hotels.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I just spent a few days at La Maison Arabe and I really loved it. I was on business in Casablanca and a friend recommended that I visit La Maison Arabe and I am so glad that I did.

The staff are very kind and accommodating. The hotel is so interesting and beautiful - there were many different places to explore within the hotel and you never felt like there were many other people around. I have stayed in other hotels in Morocco and none of them hold up to the standards of this place.

My bed was really comfortable and loved my room. I had a terrace and had breakfast on the terrace a couple of the mornings of my stay, which was really great.

I also had a couple of treatments at the spa - which were excellent. Having a private steam room was lovely and then a relaxing massage at the end was very good. The price for this treatment was very reasonable.

Overall, I am very impressed with this hotel. As a business traveller - looking for a few days to relax, this was the perfect place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We just spent a wonderful week at La Maison Arabe! What an enchanting place. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. We loved our room – we had one overlooking the pool. The food was incredible and the breakfast was out of this world.

We really enjoyed the Moroccan restaurant – what an experience. We had a beef and lamb tagines – they were both really delicious. We loved the music as well. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in traditional moroccan style.

The spa treatments were amazing – best massage we have ever had and the spa staff are outstanding.

The best kept secret is the country club location – which is a another location about 15 mins from the hotel via a shuttle – with beautiful gardens and a huge pool. It was such a tranquil place.

We chose this hotel because of the great reviews on trip advisor and we were not let down. We whole heartedly recommend this hotel. It is one of the best we have ever stayed at.

Thank you to all the staff at La Maison Arabe for the most fantastic week.

Room Tip: Overlooking the pool - very nice - but we saw another room which was not overlooking the pool and it...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

I am so very happy that we found La Maison Arabe. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The Riad itself is well situated, extremely clean, and well cared for. What set this place apart however was the incredibly supportive staff. They responded to each and every request we had and always with a smile. When we were ripped off a little while shopping they even interceded with the shop keeper to get our money back!

The food in the restaurants and bar was terrific and of course the service was great as well.

When you go there be sure to go to the Moroccan cooking class - it's truly world class as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I agree with the other reviews though having stayed in a beautiful riad in Essaouira (Riad Chbanate) La Maison Arabe felt much more like a hotel than a Riad. The service was excellent, the Jazz bar is a beautiful space as are many of the small lounges and courtyard spaces. The rooms (in the modern part of the hotel) were good though lacked some Moroccan charm or feel for me. The rooms in the original part of the hotel might be better.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ghaffouli, General Manager at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Dear Esteemed Client,
Many thanks for the kind words you have written about our establishment, and for the opportunity to explain to Tripadvisor members what we feel distinguishes our hotel from a traditional riad property. La Maison Arabe has evolved over the years by combining five adjoining riads and the former stables of the pasha’s palace. Most riad properties in Marrakech have a central courtyard, and between 3 and 8 guestrooms. We have numerous lounges and patios, 26 rooms and suites, and a staff of 100. We strive to provide the personalized service of a smaller riad property, while offering at the same time the amenities typical of larger hotels: 2 restaurants, a piano bar, a wellness center with 2 large hammams and 5 massage rooms, a cooking school with workstations for 10 participants, a boutique, room service, laundry service, and a 24-hour front desk. We also offer our guests a choice of two swimming pools: on-site in the medina, and one set in luxuriant gardens, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle. So we like to think of ourselves as a “riad-hotel”, offering clients a traditional medina experience that combines the beauty and charm of a riad property with the amenities and service of a hotel.
Respectfully yours,
Taoufik Ghaffouli
General Manager
La Maison Arabe
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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
#10 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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