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Maison Arabo Andalouse
Ranked #28 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful, friendly and comfortable riad”
Reviewed 29 May 2010

We loved staying in this friendly, comfortable and well-located riad. Paolo, Mohammad, Fatima and Sara couldn't have looked after us better - nothing was too much trouble. We loved the peace and quiet, the mint tea by the pool and a delicious dinner on the roof terrace. We would love to stay again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

The moment you step into this marvelous riad, conveniently located a few minutes walk from all of Marrakesh's major attractions, you suddenly forget what a hectic, noisy yet fascinating city you just had the privilege of visiting, and are thankful to catch your breath again. Mohammed, the sweetest "jack-of-all-trades" pours you mint tea and says "relax" (one of the few English words he knows) and, indeed, a sense of peace & calm enters your soul.

Even with the door wide open to your terrace (we stayed in room 2 which remains our favorite) you only hear the cooing of birds in the morning and the "talking" of storks from the nearly Badi palace. If you are half-asleep, you might as well think you are having a sojourn in the countryside!

The riad, owned by a charming Italian man who speaks good English, exudes warmth and friendliness. Each member of the small staff genuinely cares about your well-being -- something you will never get at bigger establishments where they just want your money.

As I mentioned before, room 2 has a wonderful nice sized terrace overlooking the small central patio and it is a joy to step out of your lovely room to contemplate your Marrakesh oasis. If you are unable to book this room, you may want to visit the wonderful terrace on top of the riad...a nice place to relax and contemplate the Badi palace next door with its family of storks.

We whole-heartedly recommend this small gem of a place, though it's not a resort for families with small children. Two bug thumbs up from all members of my family (which includes an 18 year-old teenager as well), and thank you Paolo, Mohammed, Zara and Fatima for your kind hospitality!!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Duesseldorf
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

As this has been our fourth trip to Marrakech but the first stay at the guesthouse Maison Arabo Andalouse we feel comfortable making a balanced judgement. We truly recommend this beautiful riad with it's caring host Paolo and a dedicated staff around.
The location is minutes of walk away from restaurants and other hot spots in a clean and apparently very safe district of the Medina.
Our room was spacious, quiet and very clean and both the patio with pool and the roof terrace provide charming space to relax.
And as everywhere people are making the real difference: Paolo is truly taking care of his guests, willing to provide insider advice and share lots of stories about the life in Marrakech. We have really appreciated the inspiring conversations with him. Mohammed, Sarah and Fatima are hard working to make your stay an unforgetable experience.
This riad is offering the warm and personal atmosphere of a real temporary home in Marrakech - if you were looking for the typical amenities of a five star hotel better find one around, however, you then missed an opportunity!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

This Ryad is very clean and comfortable. Above all, owner is very kind and gentle.
And Ryad has good location near the Funa squre.
Only one thing is difficult to find out the way to Ryad.

Best choice!!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 March 2010

The riad was perfectly positioned, extremely well priced, had beautiful suites, a plunge pool and rooftop terrace. However, where it was unbeatable was in the quality of service. The Italian owner and three Moroccan staff were full of tips and information and organised everything we wanted without forcing any trips on to us. The Moroccan Manager always insisted on taking and collecting us from night trips to restaurants in case we got lost! The key is that they all seemed genuinely to like and enjoy their guests and wanted their stay to be special.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Luxembourg
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Reviewed 4 March 2010

When you want to have a real Marrakech experience, it's a must to stay in a Riad in the Medina (old town). We were SO lucky to choose Maison Arabo Andalouse: we felt at home from the beginning in this wonderfull decorated, charming and quiet "island" in the heart of the very alive Medina. Paolo, the Italian owner, took great care of us (almost like a father :-); he gave us important insider tips about Marrakech, showed us personally the way to the main place in the Medina (5-10 min from the Riad), took us on a tour to the nearby valleys and even invited us to a private diner in the Riad with a few other guests. Thanks again so much for giving us such a great time! The staff (Fatima, Mohammed) was also nice and very helpful. Stongly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2010

Had an absolutely fabulous stay at Maison Arabo-Andalouse. From the first moment we were treated like family by all the staff and all our needs were looked after with a smile and enthusiasm. Excellent advice on sightseeing and eating and drinking too! The riad itself is beautiful, right next to the famous nesting storks and the main attraction at Djemaa el Fna (less than 10 mins walk). It's peaceful and cool and quiet. Will definitely go back!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maison Arabo Andalouse
Address: Derb Touareg No 67 | K'Sibt N'Hass Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#31 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Maison Arabo Andalouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the old walls of the “Medina” (old city) this stunning Riad is right next to the buttresses of the XVI century Palace “El Badi, and offers you a priceless experience of traditional Moroccan hospitality. While relaxing on our rooftop terrace, you are literally right next to the palace walls, on which hundreds of storks makes their nests. Within the Riad you will find many original features; stuccos, encaustic tiles, cedar wood carvings, decorative plasterwork, vaulted ceilings of brick and geometric floors laid on clay for maintaining a constant temperature. Marrakech is a city of mystery and Minarets, exciting contrasts and contradictions, intense colours and smells, and we provide you with the starting point for your voyage of discovery into this exciting world. The Riad consists of 6 bedrooms, two with private terraces, a public roof terrace, a garden patio with a plunge pool (4 x 3 x 1.30 m) and a salon and restaurant area. One of our suites on the ground floor is specially adapted for people with limited mobility. All rooms have: private bathroom with shower and reversible air-conditioning. Rental Includes breakfast served every morning. Breakfast and other meals, if required, can be served on the roof terrace, on the terrace at the edge of the small pool or in winter by the fireplace in the living room, or in the comfort and privacy of the rooms or private terrace. All our menus feature Moroccan dishes made from local products. There is also free Wi-Fi access, a roof terrace with sunbeds and a garden patio with a plunge pool and palm trees. Our wonderful staff will be on hand to offer advice on where to visit and are happy to show you the area. Evening meals can be booked in advance. We are situated in the Kasbah, just a 7-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna Square and a 10-minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque. We are 4 km from Marrakech-Menara Airport ... more   less 
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