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2 Derb Ferrane Quartier Arset El Houta, Medina, 40000 Marrakesh, Morocco – Show map
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Sauna, Solarium, Spa, Massage, Indoor Pool
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 2 per day.
Room Service, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 15 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 130 reviews
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Inside Marrakech’s medina (historic quarter), this riad features an outdoor terrace with views of Koutoubia Mosque.
Score from 327 reviews Excellent
Less than 100 yards from Jemaâ El Fna Square, this guesthouse is just a 5 minute walk from the Koutoubia Mosque.
Score from 205 reviews Excellent
With a swimming pool and a hammam, this Riad is located a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square and Majorelle Gardens. The Riad offers a rooftop terrace with sun loungers.
Score from 141 reviews Excellent
This 18th-century riad is in Marrakesh, just a 2 minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square.
Score from 237 reviews Wonderful
April 14, 2015
Breakfast very small/unimaginative
Lovely roof garden ,and inner courtyard
April 10, 2015
The Riad is very quiet, well situated and has a beautiful Roof terrace with view on the high Atlas. Ist a oasis in the rumouros life in marrkech!. The chief gave us a City map, marked al important Points of interrest, showed us the way to the street leading to Dlamaa el fna... and helped with all questions that we had. Next time Marrakesch next time riad smara!!
April 8, 2015
The quality of the WiFi could be improved, but this was only a minor point and didn't spoil our stay!
The Riad is very stylish and comfortable and the service is excellent - very friendly and helpful. It's well located on the edge of the Medina and most attractions of Marrakech can be easily reached by foot. We felt very much at home and would definitely recommend this Riad.
April 4, 2015
The WiFi is a little inconsistent and doesn't really get through the thick bedroom walls. However this was a minor issue - at the end of the day this is Africa! Also the bedroom lacked a little light - as did the bathroom, particularly over the mirror.
The manager Ibrahim was so welcoming. He couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was comfortable. It's clear he takes great pride in his job and in helping guests enjoy their time in Marrakech. Our room was the Sultan Suite which was comfortable and had a fantastic bathroom with a wonderful ceiling - like something from a fairy tale! It was nice to return to the riad at the end of a long day exploring - we appreciated the pool which was a great way to cool down. We enjoyed the lovely breakfast out on the terrace each morning - it was a little different each day which made things more interesting!
February 4, 2015
Confusion with arrival to the Riad as owner only speaks French - so confirm in advance Weird key and electricity system
Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Pool would be amazing in summer. Big bathroom
January 10, 2015
I stayed at Riad Smara with my girlfriend. The position is very good, inside the Medina and near to the square. The manager Brahim is very kind and nice. Immidiately he gave us important advices for live the Medina in the best way. He organized also for us the excoursion for the desert for a good price. Every time that you want he prepared for you "the best moroccan whisky" (mint tea). Good breakfast and nice room, also clean. Try this Riad for a good experience!
January 7, 2015
the location is not as good as other riads, the surroundings are a bit scary at night, but still you can feel safe. the muezzin at early morning very close to the riad.
Rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated, according to the moroccan riad style. the couryard has a nice bath and different spaces to relax the terrasse is very nice the staff was helpful and nice, arranging twice (out of 3 days) the brakfast at 6am in the morning!
November 22, 2014
Beautiful Riad with helpful staff.
November 18, 2014
Great staff, lovely building with a gorgeous roof terrace. Many thanks to Bahrim, the administrator of the riad who will do anything to make your stay wonderful.
November 12, 2014
To be honest, the area is not for the faint hearted,you are smack bang in with the residents, pleasant people going about there lives, But, it's poverty the worst I've seen in years, so many people in great need,the main souk is only a 10 min walk, with all the stalls and cafes and restaurants. The food in this area is terrible, the kitchens are filthy, we had one meal here and it was well below standard. Very cheap but slop. I'm a seasoned traveller and I'm all for eating local and enjoying the culture but this is not culture, this is poverty people ringing bells and hoping you will pay them for the pleasure. When you leave the Medina and head toward the tourist area it's smart clean and very western, money not an issue. The Divide is huge, if you want to feel at ease, have some alcohol, and not be constantly pestered, perhaps stay there and visit the medina. Otherwise enjoy the spoils of the lovely riad and the excellent staff
If your going to stay in a Riad here's the place, a fantastic team headed by Abraham, a sound manager who really loves his job attention to detail, and always willing to go the extra. That is really important because around this Medina can be quite intimidating, our room was so comfi the bed and bathroom fab, the best is the roof terrace, we did our sight seeing in the a.m and then chilled on the terrace so beautiful, we enjoyed a very good lunch and dinner here the other 2 ladies working here are lovely, and present breakfast very well, something different every day, the wifi very good down on the flat, no complaints, and a swift 10 min walk to the main square, €18 for airport pick up so worth it, otherwise you will be going around in circles, we got the taxi for our departure too. Thank you for making our trip lovely.
November 7, 2014
wifi signal wasn`t very good and airport to taxi was quoted twice as much as we got it for,we didn`t have far to walk for one.
Friendly staff ,great rooms ,location was right in the thick of it,whole family enjoyed their stay.
November 2, 2014
Brahim and the staff were very helpful and friendly, the Riad is beautiful and our room and bed were lovely, a perfect oasis if the soukes get to much, would recommend it and would definitely go back.
October 12, 2014
Food - very poor. Cost also little high compared with other Riads in area which were much smarter. Still nice place for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Ibrahim, the Manager, was excellent. Nothing was to difficult for him to do or organise. B Fast was poor - no fruit in a country with huge fruit growing areas. Also, mainly Bread was the B,Fast. The amount of jam was so small. Evening meal very poor for cost. Wine selection again just about non-existing. Rooms nice but food main LET - down
July 13, 2014
June 24, 2014
The availability, kindness and readiness to help of the staff and owner was amazing Cristina Pinto Portugal
June 9, 2014
Unfortunately during our stay the WiFi wasn't working - it didn't bother us too much and is only a temporary thing but could be a bit of an inconvenience. We just returned from a trip with no WiFi and wanted to tell our families we were ok. We used a cafe down the road in the end.
The riad was beautifully decorated and felt very luxurious - perfect for us as we were returning back from a two night trip and needed some final holiday TLC before going back home. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional and helped to make our stay very enjoyable indeed. Breakfast was delicious and the pool very welcoming in the heat!
May 17, 2014
Slightly difficult to find at first
Fantastic stay at the Riad, all of the people are very friendly and helpful, although about a 10 minute to the main square it is the perfect quiet escape from the busy city
April 20, 2014
Wifi access wasn't possible for a few hours, not a big deal though. The description how to get there could be optimized. I just found it because I had been in Marrakech and knew the area well. Like with most other riads: due to the way they are built they are rather noisy and you will hear more of your fellow guests than you might want to.
Brahim does a good job in managing the riad. The overall feel is that it's one of the better riads.
April 13, 2014
The riad is beautiful, the pool is lovely on a hot day, the rooftop relaxing. Rooms beautiful and comfortable. Brahim is very nice and helpful. Best place we stayed in Morocco.
March 27, 2014
It's a little bit hard to find at first, but once found pretty easy to get to. It's a bit of a hike from Jma el Fnaa but not horrible.
Super friendly, relatively easy to get to and from after the first time. Lovely space and excellent value.
March 23, 2014
First time is not so easy to find it .
The Riad is simple, clean , efficient ,silent ; Position is really close to the center ; The owner Ibrahim is excellent , always there when needed .
March 19, 2014
The manager Ibrahim was really helpful many attention to my kid of 4 years old all the information was great I will recommend that riad to every couple or family who wants to have a nice and calm place to stay in Marrakech congratulations!
March 16, 2014
Very well located, the Riad Smara is approximately 7 to 10 minutes away from Djemaa El Fna. Many thanks to Brahim that help us a lot to plan our plan. Amazing Riad, very good value for money !
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