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La Maison Arabe
Ranked #16 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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“Best hotel I have ever stayed in...”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I cannot fully express how incredible this hotel is! I stayed for 3 nights with my girlfriend and we both found it very difficult to leave. La Maison Arabe is truly a magical and surreal place. While the amenities, decor etc... were top notch what stood out to the both of us was the staff. They were the friendliest most helpful group of people I have ever been around. They truly seem to derive happiness from serving their guests.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Have just spent 8 idyllic days at La Maison Arabe, a most beautiful riad in the Medina. The service was so friendly and superb, both restaurants serve wonderful food, both Moroccan and international. The public rooms and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated in gorgeous colours, We will return next year and can't wait to enjoy it all again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ghaffouli, General Manager at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
Dear Mary,
Thank you for your review of La Maison Arabe and your very kind words regarding
our property's location, decoration and service.
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new members (only 1 posting) and who have given us a 5/5 score. These were
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Paris
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Just returned from a short break to Morocco, made perfect by our stay in this great hotel. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and our suite was lovely with its little private courtyard. The staff are wonderful, food is delicious, and the location ideal for exploring Marrakech. On our first day, my husband opted for the souks while I had one of the best massages I've ever had. He returned slightly frazzled, to find me in a blissed out glow, and immediately booked a hammam treatment for himself! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I booked this hotel as a birthday gift for my husband, he's a bit of a hotel snob so was worried about his reaction on arrival. Well, in his own words "This is the best hotel I have stayed in!". A short walk up an alleyway leads to this amazing hotel, once through the door you are greeted by the friendliest staff we have come across.

This hotel really is stuff dream are made of, the food is amazing which is backed up by the supreme service (Michelin star quality); the room we stayed in was a touch of Morocco, the feel and comfort was unsurpassed; the Hammam & Massage was the best and to top it of the location was perfect.

They also went out of there way to help me arrange multiple surprises for my husband and make the holiday perfect which it was.

If you stay in Marrakech you'd be a fool to miss out on this wonderful hotel it really is amazing, and we shall visit again in the next year or so.

Thanks for making our holiday perfect La Maison Arabe.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This hotel has the best service you could expect to find of any top class hotel anywhere in the world.
It is beautifully decorated with very comfortable rooms, excellent hospitality, and 2 very good restaurants.
The staff go more than the extra mile to make your stay welcoming and memorable. Would definitely stay there again despite not having tried other hotels in that city, I would just not bother investigating other hotels.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Really lovely hotel, interesting decor, super attentive staff and wonderful service.
Stayed in a suite. Rooms are of a decent size. Bathrooms are spacious, water pressure was decent, though the shower heads look a little aged. Room service was amazing, you can basically order whatever you want from the restaurant menu and have it served to your room. As for breakfast, like dinner, you can order anything that they serve at the breakfast buffet to your room if you prefer the privacy. The hammam and massage treatments were pretty good too. Location wise, the hotel is around 10-15 minutes walk (depending on your walking speed) to most of the attractions - square, gardens etc...
Service was really good, late checkout was provided in another room nearby
Overall, this hotel is highly recommended for its service and quality.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed for a week in January, knowing the sun wouldn't be guaranteed at this time of year. What a fabulous hotel! Technically a riad, but not like any other I've stayed in. The buildings are beautiful, well kept with fires in the many open fireplaces throughout the place when it's chilly outside. 5 houses originally, now combined incredibly well into the Maison Arabe, Some real history here too. Rooms traditionally decorated with some very nice unique if maybe, quirky features. Room was plenty warm enough on the cold nights. Magnificent bed looking up into a vaulted, domed roof. Super bathroom with excellent shower. Breakfasts as good as any I've ever experienced, from dates, figs & preserved pears through eggs cooked anyway you want them in front of you, sausages, home made soup (yes for breakfast!!), yoghurt & bread and so it goes on. Thoroughly recommend the cookery school, even if you are not a real cooking buff. Great fun & you actually produce your own dinner!! Complimentary afternoon tea is a nice touch, as are the litres of bottled water which appear constantly in your room. I didn't have to buy a single drop of bottled water during the whole week. Both The Moroccan & The International restaurants are also excellent. Hammam on site also really good. The Country Club is a real bonus. Although the Riad is in the heart of the Medina & where you really want to be, a few minutes on the free shuttle & you are in this oasis of calm.Don't miss it! The staff throughout the hotel are the real stars. They were absolutely the best I've met anywhere in the world. Jazz bar in the evenings with a quiet singer playing a piano makes for a relaxing end to the day. 3 suggestions. A hairdresser for the ladies after the Hammam would be useful (& help prevent fretting over frizzy), a somewhat lighter bar snacks menu with maybe just toasted sandwich type snacks, & get the piano player to play a bit longer. He stops at 9pm just when you want more!!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#9 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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