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“Beautiful Riad decorated in traditional style with a modern twist.”
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Riad Al-Bushra
Ranked #4 of 1,139 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Exeter
1 review
“Beautiful Riad decorated in traditional style with a modern twist.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A haven from the hussle and bussle of the souks. Great hospitality from Gary and Steve - always available for help and advice without being intrusive. Delicious breakfasts on the roof terrace. Book now before it appears in all the guide books and you can't get a room for love nor money!

  • Stayed May 2014
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for your review. It is much appreciated. We loved your comment about the guide books, very funny. Wee are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Marrakech. Thank you.
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed in this riad for 4 days in May 2014. The service and the attention given was outstanding. We really felt as if we were at home. The decoration, the breakfast, the terrace were beautifully set. If we decide to return to Marrakech again we will surely stay there.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the attention and service of a high standard. We do believe that one of the attractions of staying in a Riad is the personal service that can be given. We are delighted you enjoyed this aspect. We hope to see you again in the future.
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Riad Al Bushra is in the perfect position for exploring the best bits of Marrakech. In a quiet but well policed section of the historic Medina, near a Royal Palace, it is easy to find from a south western gate (and so is easy to get back to by taxi) but is also right by the Souks and the famous Djeema El Fna. Thanks to the help and encouragement of Gary (the friendly owner) we had a lovely walk to the Majorelle Gardens ; that we otherwise may have taken a taxi to and missed out on some sights of "real Morocco" in the markets.
Gary made us so welcome and couldn't do enough for us, and the enormous breakfast spread Fatima presented us with each morning on the terrace really set us up for the day!

Room Tip: We had a "smaller" room and it was roomy, sumptuous and very well appointed. I would love...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated. We are pleased that you had such a good time and enjoyed some of Gary's "tips". Thank you for all your comments. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place is fantastic. We stayed 3 nights in May, during our holidays in Morocco. In one sentence: here you get experience like in 6star hotel! There are couple of things to mentioned what makes our staying in Riad wonderful:
1. Host Gary - so nice and helpful host, we enjoyed talking with him and he made our Morocco experience special! Not to mentioned the organization of transfers, suggestions about restaurants and shopping....Thank you so much Gary, so nice meeting you!!!!
2. Location - so peaceful, but in the center of Medina, so everything is reachable by foot
3. Amayzing decor - the whole house is just perfect (great rooms, peacful and enjoyable place for talking and meeting other guests), every single detail is well planed and just perfect!
4. Perfect breakfast prepared by Fatih (sorry for misspelling) - breakfast and cleanness just like 6star hotel!!!!!
This was our best staying ever (and we travel a lot) - thanks again Gary! We will definitely return in your perfect Riad!
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Room Tip: All rooms are just great, to have more privacy choose a room in the upper floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Your review is amazing. Thank you.

We are delighted that you had such a good stay. It is always difficult knowing what to recommend to guests. One of the pleasures is that we try all of our recommendations for ourselves first and we also have a policy of not taking any commission; we want our recommendations to be fair and based on experience. We are delighted that they worked for you.

You say many great things in your review. Thank you it is really appreciated.

Hopefully you will return to marrakech and it would be a pleasure to host you again. See you soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here for a weekend and with the charming hosts this beautifully decorated Riad is ideally located for the medina. Understated luxury in each room, carved plaster and vibrant colours make this an oasis from the bustle in the medina.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you had a good trip. Thank you for describing us as "sparkling". Hopefully we will see you again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Writing this review in June, but still talking about our amazing weekend in March 2014 at Riad Al Bushra. We were a group of 5 on a girlie birthday weekend and Riad Al Bushra was the perfect place for this special trip.

The riad is literally a few minutes walk from the souks and historical sites, but it’s all calm and peaceful once you step through the door. Everything’s been beautifully restored - hand painted doors, beautiful lamps and mirrors, intricate hand-carved plasterwork, etc. Breakfast is fantastic and as it was warm and sunny in March, we had this on the rooftop terrace, with views of the city’s rooftops and we could even see the Atlas Mountains!

We stayed in the rooms on the first floor. Comfortable beds, ensuite shower rooms with Moroccan toiletries – the white, towelling bathrobes and slippers were a lovely touch. Slight issue with water temperature and water slow to drain in the shower, but this is be expected in an old building, and it certainly didn’t detract from our fantastic time there.

The owners, Gary and Steve, are wonderful hosts. They manage to provide a very personal, but not intrusive service. Gave us lots of advice, including key Arabic phrases – very useful! – recommended places to eat, nearby hammams/spas and a very good place for curtain tassels! (Can’t thank you enough for that, Gary & Steve!). Can’t wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is most appreciated. We are delighted that you had a good stay and that you liked the tassels from Hassan.

You mentioned the slow drainage in one of the showers. This has been a difficult thing to sort out as the drain is not blocked. Nevertheless, as we are closed for Ramadan we have decided to excavate the floor to access the pipe and see if we can improve this further.

Thank you for the personal compliments we are delighted that you found our recommendations useful.

Hopefully we will see you again at Riad Al-Bushra.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

AMAZING - Gary the owner could not have done any more to make our stay so memorable.
The peace and tranquility of the Riad was top notch and the breakfast in the morning on the roof terrace with fresh croisants was delightful. We stayed in 2 different rooms which were furnished in a bespoke Moroccan style with such great attention to detail. I would only recommend one place to stay in Marrakesh and this is IT!

Room Tip: The Blue room - just the best!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveLennox, Owner at Riad Al-Bushra, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is most appreciated. We are glad you had such a good time and that you found the Riad tranquil. That is important to us. Thank you for recommending us. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Property: Riad Al-Bushra
Address: 14 Derb Snan | Mouassine, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 1,139 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
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In the heart of the UNESCO world heritage Medina of Marrakech and less than 5 minutes from the main square Riad Al Bushra is English owned and offers excellent accommodation, a high standard and friendly service at a reasonable price. We believe we offer the very best value. ... more   less 
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