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“Helpful Manager but bad toilets” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riad Nejma Lounge

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Riad Nejma Lounge
Ranked #932 of 1,176 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Helpful Manager but bad toilets”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2010

We arrived to a warm welcome of Abdul the manager who served us mint tea and gave us a brief overview of the city map and the places we wanted to go. He was really helpful and lent us a hair dryer, UK adapter and wireless modem (which didn't work on Mac though).

Breakfast was below average though. Simple strawberry jam served with a few pancakes and bread + butter, coffee was a plus.

The design of the room was poor in a way that the toilet had no door and any foul smell from the toilet travels to the bedroom in no time. Also, showers were usually broken and the tap had no hot water. We travelled in winter so it was essential that we had hot water.

Other than that, the staff were really genuinely helpful which deserves much praise as it is hard to find a hotel/ riad that is not out to scam their tourists. Overall, a good riad with a nice rooftop terrace if you don't mind faulty showers and open toilets with no doors.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jem_88_10
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2010

Really helpful staff - Abdou is great when he is around. Near Bab Doukkala bus, which is good for getting to other cities. A little way from the square, but you don't have the slow trudge through all the souks. Were able to give travel tips, ideas and sort out a very early morning breakfast and taxi transfer. We returned to this Riad later on in the trip. Steven the owner does answer emails swiftly.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank trekking_forever
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kingabdou, Manager at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, 15 November 2010
hi ,thanks for your comment dear friend and you always welcome.
your stay was very pleasant with us.
hope to see you soon.
Sunny regards from marrakech : Abdou Manager nejma lounge.
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154 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2010

We stayed at Riad Nejma in May 2010. Its located on the edge of the Medina which is good for grabbing a taxi if you want to escape the repetive foods offered in the Medina an have great french food in the new town area.
The Riad is very well decorated with good rooms, although I would warn against the smaller/cheaper rooms as they have NO windows, not even onto the riad courtyard, abit like being in a cell (with a toilet in the corner)!
The manager is very helpful, speaks english and can give good advice on the Medina.
The decor of the Riad is more modern/Ikea than the beautiful tiles one associates with Morocco, chequerboard black and white floor tiles throughout, all very nicely done but...
Breakfast on the roof is very pleasant, no views worth pondering over.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank NeilAustralia
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Den Bosch
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2010

Super stylish riad in the centre of Marakech. Little swimmingpool, terrific roofterrace. The men who work there (French and Moroccan) are really helpfull. They decorated the place so wonderfully! Good shower and bed. In 2007 no wireless internet, but we didn't think that was important. Really really good!

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Amavageo
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Winchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

I stayed at the Riad Nejma Lounge twice, (a total of 7 nights), during a two week visit to Morocco, (the second time unbooked but because of the very warm welcome I had received the first time). A traditional Riad with a very Moroccan feel to it. The room was clean and comfortable, (showers were hot), and breakfast on the roof was a good way to start the day, (make sure you try the fig jam). There is even a small indoor heated pool/bath to relax in by the courtyard. You can order evening meals, (and cold beers), here and the one I had was very tasty!
However, the best thing about the Nejma Lounge are the people who run it. The Manager, Ali, and his staff - Anas, Aziza, Fatima and Faiza - could not be more welcoming and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They really ensure you enjoy, and get the best out of, your stay. I have nothing negative to write about my two stays at Nejma Lounge, only positives. I was very well looked after.
The Nejma Lounge is about 20 minutes, (interesting), easy walk to the Djemaa el-Fna, (the main square), but is also well placed for the Ville Nouvelle district. I didn't need to use taxis to get around and was able to walk everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Manxman03
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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, 16 February 2010
hi there ,thanks for your sweet comment dear friend and you are always welcome.your stay was very pleasant with us.The manager name is Abdou not Ali.
hope to see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : Abdou Manager
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Bern
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2010

We stayed for about a week in this riad, which is located in the Medina of Marrakech.
The staff is very friendly and the service is superb.
The little pool in the lounge is very refreshing after a sunbath on the roofterasse.
A Trip from Marrakech to the peak of Mt. Toubkal was the highlight on our holiday!

Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
3 Thank morythemule
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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, 16 February 2010
hi there ,thanks for your sweet comment , you are always welcome.
your stay was vso great with us.hope see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : Abdou Manager
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Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2009

We stayed at the Nejma Lounge for a week in October and we had the best time! Abdou (the manager) and all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were given help with organising trips out of Marrakech and great tips on exploring the city.
Our room was fantastic and had a great Moroccon feel. We were also unexpectedly upgraded to a better room for our last 2 nights which was a great surprise.
The food at the Riad turned out to be the best we had eaten all week in Marrakech and we also had a great cooking lesson in the kitchen on our last night.
The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a day in the Souks with comfy day beds and couches to relax on.
We would definitely go back to the Nejma Lounge again. Abdou - I am getting better at making the mint tea!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank coreyem02
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kingabdou, MANAGER at Riad Nejma Lounge, responded to this review, 3 November 2009
hi everyone, I am very happy to hear from you, we really missed you and your kindness, your stay was very pleasant with us and you are always welcome, congratulations for the mint tea! now try the tagines and salads.hope to see you very soon.
sunny regards from marrakech : abdou manager
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Property: Riad Nejma Lounge
Address: 45, Derb Sidi M'hamed El Haj | Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #932 of 1,176 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Nejma Lounge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Medina, in the Bab Doukala district of Marrakech, this Riad with a lap pool is a 15-minute walk from Jamaa El Fna Square. ... more   less 
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