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“Home base in Marrakech”
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Riad Al Massarah
Ranked #99 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Madrid, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Home base in Marrakech”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in Marrakech, thanks largely to our accommodations at Riad al Massarah. Michael, Michel and David made us feel 100% at home, going above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed, and with no strings attached (something we learned can be a rarity when traveling in Morocco). On top of that, the riad is a mini paradise amidst Marrakech's bustling center. Many thanks to our hosts and the hospitable staff - we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stamford, CT
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

What makes Riad Al Massarah special is the service and attention provided to guests by the owners and staff. They really do go above and beyond to take care of you, as well as educate and inform you. They also help you navigate Marrakech, recommend restaurants, shops, and tours, and make restaurant or transportation reservations for you. If you are a novice traveler, they will make you feel at ease and this is the perfect place to stay. If you are a seasoned traveler, they will share travel stories and anecdotes, but do ask for details on things to do off the beaten path.

The rooms at the Riad are exceptional - they are comfortable, modern, and beautifully decorated, really helping you feel Moroccan culture first hand. The breakfast provided is made fresh daily and is excellent. Generally speaking, this Riad is an oasis within the craziness of the medina.

However, because the Riad is an open space, evening conversations can be heard throughout the facility. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to consider ear plugs or politely asking fellow guests to lower their voices if they are staying up and conversing late.

I would highly recommend this Riad to other travelers staying in Marrakech's old city and congratulate Michael, Michel, and David on a job well done.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

This is not really a hotel this is really your best friends' home. The decor is fab-U-lous and the hosts Michael and Michel are amazing. Michel is amazing and the go to guy for the most fashionable haunts in Marrakech. Michael is all knowing and in his gentle tones sorts everything out for you. Located in the unspoilt Bab Doukkala we were met by David and taken to the Riad. Once through the door you are taken back in time and enter in a beautiful Riad. I've stayed twice and will make this my place to stay in Marrakech (unless I'm bringing my young nephews, no kids at Riad Al Massarah). Food is delicious, fresh and made every morning and night (you must arrange it in the morning). After a long day out, you can relax by the fire in the library with a nice drink and soak in the atmosphere. I love this place and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Kent
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Our family stayed here for 3 nights and we were very impressed.
The hosts Michael and Michel were welcoming and helpful as were all the staff. The Riad is stunning, cool and tastefully decorated.
The food was very good as well.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We had the absolute pleasure to stay in this tasteful and delightful riad right in the centre of the medina in Marrakech. After a hectic drive in we were instructed where to park, met by the the hosts, steered down a couple of streets into the oasis of calm that is Riad Al Massarah. Completely renovated by the owners Michel and Michael, the riad is beautiful in every way. High end design with traditional Maroccan crafts, beautiful bed linen and cool spaces made up the interior. Michael sat us down and talked us through everything we needed to know to survive Marrakech and make the most of our time there. As a result we had a fantastic stress free time, found our way around easily and found some real hidden gems. Michel, Michael and their smartly dressed help were always on hand if need be, but we were left to our devices when we needed to be alone. Excellent food, wine and service, I would have no hesitation in recommending this very select Riad. It made our family's stay in Marrakech an absolutely memorable experience, and this was the nicest place we stayed in our two week visit. Good on you guys!

Room Tip: Only 5 bedroom suites and they are all brilliant
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We all had a brilliant time staying here with out two teenage boys - the staff are all amazing, the food was fantastic with different breakfasts cooked every day and served on the beautiful roof terrace. Every detail has been thought of here - the rooms are all immaculate and all different, with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The location is great as its a perfect short walk to the main hub-bub of marrakech and also an easy walk to the new town part too so the best of both worlds and great to be able to come back to this little oasis for a relaxing cup of tea and a chill out on the roof terrace! The staff are so helpful with nothing being too much trouble. Highly recommend a visit!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Malta
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Everything was simply perfect right from the start. Michael and Michel made sure that we felt welcome as soon as we arrived and took care of every little detail during our stay. The place itself is gorgeous, smells wonderful and the rooms and the fittings are wonderful. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone going to Marrakech. I look forward to going back myself!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Riad Al Massarah

Property: Riad Al Massarah
Address: 26 Derb Djedid | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Responsibly run Riad with La Clef Verte accreditation and Travel Life Gold Award for sustainable tourism. ... more   less 
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