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“Sweet family owned riad right in the center”

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Riad de l'Orientale
Ranked #271 of 1,133 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Strasbourg, France
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Sweet family owned riad right in the center”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is a beautiful little riad with great views from the sun terrace. It is a great location, two minutes walk right into the main square or the souks. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home. The room was small (as expected in the city!) but very well decorated, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was quite spacious. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

When going to visit Marrakesh you want to stay in the heart of it all to truly experience the vibe and the culture. Riad de l'Orientale is located just around the corner from Jemaa el-Fna, in the center of the Medina. The place is beautifully decorated, kept very clean and the staff are very helpful. There is nothing bad I can say about this Riad. I would recommend it to everyone and definitely will be coming back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013


The place is absolutely fantastic. The staff are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The riad's manager, Latifa, is very aproachable and gave us lots of great tips for our trips around Marrakech. Couldn't ask for more :)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Kleve, Germany
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Riad de L'Orientale is a very nice small hotel. The staff is really caring and very nice. Breakfast is yummy. There is also a nice roof top with a cosy corner where you can sit in the shadow when it is a bit windy or when the sun is to hot.

We really enjoyed our time there :)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We have just had a five day break at the Riad de l'Orientale. The temperature was up to 45 degrees so the lack of air-conditioning and a fan which was on a timer were a bit of a disadvantage. But it was good value for money, well located (if a bit difficult to find at first) and Latifa and Rashid could not have been more helpful. Be aware that the area is traffic free and therefore you have to walk a fair way in the heat to get to the hotel. We did not try the dinners, but the breakfasts were good with home made cakes, jam etc. All in all a very good value break with lovely people looking after the riad.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

We were recommended the Riad by a friend and couldn't have been mor epleased. I had been to Marrakech before and stayed in a lovely Riad however the location was so difficult to find that we needed a mobile phone to call the Riad in case we got lost - Riad de l'Orientale was however so perfectly located just tucked into the Medina minutes from the main square which made it so easy to find once the souks closed down in the evening. The staff were so friendly and I loved Mimi the beautiful house cat. The room was a lovely size and they had a beautiful terrace where we ate breakfast and soaked up some of the Morrocan sun. Would highly recommend staying here.


Stayed May 2013

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

This jewel in the middle of the medina is what you have been looking for, really. Everything about this place is perfect. Others have already described the riad well, but the true gem in this riad is Latifah. Latifah is the manager of the riad and she will make everything about your stay wonderful. She will help you with your riad reservation, getting to the riad from the train/plane, suggesting places to visit, etc. Look no further than the Riad de l'Orientale if you want to enjoy a great time in Marrakech.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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hsomershamjones, Owner at Riad de l'Orientale, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Hi - thank you for your kind words. I couldn't agree more re: the real gem in the riad - Latifa is utterly fantastic and we're very lucky to have her with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that it lived up to expectations. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. All the best, Hugo
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Additional Information about Riad de l'Orientale

Property: Riad de l'Orientale
Address: 8 Derb Ahmar | Quartier Laksour Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #271 of 1,133 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad de l'Orientale is a small, family-owned riad, situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. The riad, a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house, has been traditionally restored and has uniquely attractive rooms, all with en-suite facilities. ... more   less 

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