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2 Derb Ferrane Quartier Arset El Houta, 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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This traditional riad is in a restored 18th-century mansion in the heart of Marrakech's Medina, a 5 minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. It features a hammam and a rooftop terrace with lounge areas.
Score from 104 reviews Wonderful
Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel & Spa Riad El Walla is located in Marrakech. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a patio.
Score from 21 reviews Exceptional
Located a 5-minute walk from Jemaâ el-Fna Square, this traditional riad features a patio, a garden and a terrace.
Score from 195 reviews Very good
Located in Marrakech, just a 10-minute walk from Jemaâ El Fna Square, Dar Akal offers a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool, Medina views and a hammam.
Score from 95 reviews Wonderful
Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Pool would be amazing in summer. Big bathroom
Confusion with arrival to the Riad as owner only speaks French - so confirm in advance Weird key and electricity system
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!
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!
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.
Beautiful Riad with helpful staff.
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.
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.
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
Friendly staff ,great rooms ,location was right in the thick of it,whole family enjoyed their stay.
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.
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.
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
Food - very poor. Cost also little high compared with other Riads in area which were much smarter. Still nice place for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
The availability, kindness and readiness to help of the staff and owner was amazing Cristina Pinto Portugal
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!
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.
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
Slightly difficult to find at first
Brahim does a good job in managing the riad. The overall feel is that it's one of the better riads.
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.
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.
Super friendly, relatively easy to get to and from after the first time. Lovely space and excellent value.
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.
The Riad is simple, clean , efficient ,silent ; Position is really close to the center ; The owner Ibrahim is excellent , always there when needed .
First time is not so easy to find it .
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!
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 !
Breakfast! Different every day, always good, always served on the roof terrace in the sun.
Nothing. The place was really excellent - I'd recommend it to anyone.
Ibrahim was a wonderful host, always smiling and interested in the guests without being intrusive. All other staff were always polite and helpful. The place was beautiful, authentically Moroccan and clean. A traditional patio area around the pool is where breakfast is served surrounded by palms and tropical plants. Breakfast can also be taken on the terrace with views of the Atlas mountains (if you're standing up). We stayed in the Sultane Suite on the first floor with the biggest bowl of a marble bath I have encountered plus an impressive cupola roof. Very hard to fault this riad.
Location was fine but I'd probably opt to stay slightly closer to the square the next time though it's only a 20 minute walk to Jemaa El Fna and there's cafe's and shops en route and around the riad. The room appeared much bigger in the pictures than reality and I thought that my friend and I could have separate beds according to the description. However, there was only one double bed and the lounge area was a sofa at the foot of the bed. This room is perfect for a couple however.
Not suitable for single female travellers.
i loved it, right in the heart of the medina, a paradise, the owner and staff were very friendly and helpful, easy to find from el fna, very clean, lovely breakfast, fantastic rooftop terrace, cant fault it! Thankyou for a lovely stay Brahim
Wonderful place - we stayed in Sultans apartement - the room was very clean and cosy, you Can feel the atmosphere of Maroccan culture. The owner is an extremly helpful and cheerful person, thanks to him we spent much less money rhan we would without his advices. The area is very safe and food is very good. Highly recommend this riad!!!
First of all i would like to state the the manager (Brahim) of the riad is a very nice, helpfull guy who helped us out where he could with everything! i really liked the riad it felt a bit like coming home every evening. The breakfast every morning was very nice and upon request i got an egg every morning :)
The rooms were not very sound proof, i could sometimes litterally hear conversations that were going on from my bed. Our hotel room came with a giant bath which was very nice but when we tried to fill it there was only enough hot water to fill 1/4 and since the bath was marmer that water turned cold really fast.. The sheets on the bed did not really fit the mattresses so each morning they were half gone from te bed which wasen't very hygenic. The wifi didn't really work in our room but it did in the hall way.
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