Ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
74% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NZ'er in Scotland

Great Riad

Posted 12-Jul-2014
Pros: Standard of cleanliness great. Dinky pool in courtyard such a relief when you came in from the blazing heat of Morocco. Very central location.
Cons: What could I complain about considering how much I paid to stay here, they provided a level of service and accommodation exceeding my budget.
Location: This is very central Marrakesh. The main square is 10min walk, in fact most things are. But why walk in this heat when taxis are 25p a km?? Fantastic.
We loved our stay at the Riad Sidi Mimoune. The staff were lovely and very helpful, our room was clean and a good size. We don't enjoy air-conditioning so we requested a fan and were given a large silver thing that made the rest of our sleeps very pleasant. We chose to go half board, the food was simple and traditional and took the hassle out of searching for food in the evenings.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Bug

Old-Fashioned House-Style Hotel

Posted 18-Jun-2014
Pros: They serve a really nice breakfast every morning. It's open and airy with a very relaxed atmosphere. The service was hospitable and friendly.
Cons: It would help to have more light in the room, and an elevator would be useful to help with luggage.
Location: It is really close to the main square and the marketplace, so it is a short walk to many shops, restaurants, and markets. The mosque is also close by.
We stayed at this hotel for a week. Initially we were a bit surprised, since it was unexpectedly different from a typical hotel, in that it was styled more like an old Moroccan house. There is also a long alley from the main road leading to the hotel; we had to drag a lot of luggage down the alleys and up the stairs at the hotel, since there is no elevator (although there is only one flight of stairs, not a lot). There was no phone or television in the room, but there was a small, sunny nook in the hallway, and the terrace was easily accessible and pleasant to visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
24-Jun-2014 by Anass, Hotel Management
HELLO, thank you for your feedback
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Thomas from London

Convenient location, authentic Moroccan experience

Posted 04-May-2014
Pros: 15 minute walk from any tourist hot spot. Staff very accommodating and helpful. True authentic Moroccan riad for a very affordable price.
Cons: The shower drain was clogged so that was not as pleasant when taking showers. The hair dryer broke during our stay but they kindly lent us another one
Location: Less than 15 minute walk from the Saadian Tombs, Jamaa el Fna, Souk, El Bahia Palace. In terms of location, it couldn't be better.
When we arrived via taxi, we needed to walk to riad via several narrow streets. When we got out of the taxi, a couple Moroccan men asked us where we're staying and that they'd help us get there. DO NOT ACCEPT THEIR OFFER TO HELP. They will demand a lot of money once they arrive at the riad with you because they 'helped you out' and will not leave until you have given them money. We declined them because we were warned of this in advance but we saw other customers staying at our riad being harassed by these guys and were forced to hand over money. They served typical Moroccan breakfast (bread, Moroccan pancakes or bread, jam, honey, yoghurt and orange juice) which was nice as we were looking fora true authentic Moroccan experience. In terms of location, it was perfect. It was on a narrow street with lots of riads and was situated near the main attractions and locations in Marrakesh. The staff at the riad booked the excursions on our behalf and they were definitely worth it! The staff even brought us to the location the minivans picked us up so we get on the minivan. Overall, the riad was great and positively contributed to our holiday in Marrakesh.
Comment from Hotel Management
25-Jun-2014 by Anass, Hotel Management
thank you for your comment
2 out of 5
by oz from london

More like your dads house

Posted 19-Apr-2014
The hotel is situated in a village in the old city. Taxis cant get to your hotel and have to stop at the end of this maze of a alleyway way thtough houses where people constantly approach u to help and ask for money. We arrived at night and when we arrived at the end of the alleyway we were told by the cab driver he couldnt go any further as they alley was too narrow as it was. He let this guy in his 20's guide us through these alleys in the dark where you would think u might get mugged. We got to the hotel and got our room. The pool in the hotel is more like a pond. When we wanted to go out at night the manager asked what time we will be back and stated he will be sleeping and there will be nobody to open the door. Within minutes I was online looking for a new hotel. Eventually found a hotel named ourika camp hotel based some km out of the city with a large room and large pool. Amazing friendly staff and the owners were a husband and wife from canada and there hosting was second to none. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone who doesnt want to get mugged in some dark alleyway.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Great location, lovely Riad

Posted 26-Mar-2014
Location: Hard to find so book a car in advance.
Riad is really well situated and easy to find once you know where it is. Definitely book a car (email before leaving) as without doing so it is unlikely you'll be able to locate the riad as it is (like all others) in an ally and not a road. Breakfast was tasty and very filling. Room was clean and very nicely decorated. Sound travels in the riad as take ear plugs just in case--noise wasn't a problem when we stayed there though. There is a lovely terrace with plenty of chairs which overlooks the main mosque. Overall a lovely place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
03-Apr-2014 by Anass, Hotel Management
thank you so much
3 out of 5
for Everyone

The location is good , close to everything .

Posted 22-Feb-2014
Pros: Not noisy area except the early morning prayer callings , staff very friendly .
Cons: state of the rooms ,we refused the first one offered , everything there was just not good .
Location: Everything is close by , but not easy to found the first time . the area is a bit rough .
The place is good but it's not a hotel , this is my first time in a RIAD their standard is a bit not to my test . No tv , no kettle , the only gadget that accepted the wifi code was our laptop .
Comment from Hotel Management
hello, thank you for your review,you are right a riad is not a hotel, It's like a morocain house. the guest will be like his house
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from North yorkshire

Interesting & unusual

Posted 11-Feb-2014
Pros: Amazing building - like staying in a manor house 100 years ago
Location: Bar for alcohol - Grand Hotel on 'Prince Rachin' - main street to the FNA square and very good Meal & wine on same street called Le Glacee - opp side
Get a transfer here as alleyways you WILL NOT be able to find your way round at first - but ok on the second day. Don't be intimidated as pretty safe even though appears not so initially. Just nice to be in with the real people of the town and see how they live. This Riad is really strange but a very interesting place to stay for a short break. Longer may get a little oppressive as quite dark and only a terrace for natural light or to be outside at all. All a bit' Heath Robinson' how the place is fitted out but this is an old fashioned community that have little money or access to our Westernised infrastructure, fittings and fixtures so they make things up as they go along. You have to make excuses here and there but this is a charming place for those of us who like things a bit away from the norm. If you like all Hotel style 'tickity boo' then don't go here.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

OK place for the price

Posted 10-Feb-2014
Pros: Decent nod to the building's history, felt like a real Riad rather than a 2000s repro. Great breakfast that varied every day (3 days) we were there.
Cons: Service is slow, as you'd expect in this part of the world; takes a while to check in. But no corruption, no backhanders, none of the extra fees.
Location: Not hard to find, but newcomers may be freaked by the few dark alleyways you need to walk down to get there. Ask taxi to stop at Sidi Mimoune Pharm.
A good building, lots of interest, pretty standard though given there are 100s like it in Marrakech.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Eliot from Aylesbury

Nice Riad, central and great staff.

Posted 09-Feb-2014
Pros: The roof terrace is lovely, great staff.
Location: Right in the centre and close to many of the main attractions.
The Riad was very nice. Very central and close to the Jemaa El Fna. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Not the easiest to find so make sure you know where you're going.
2 out of 5
by Stewart from London

Ok place to stay, location rubbish

Posted 09-Feb-2014
Pros: The design of the riad was very pleasing. The breakfast was very nice every morning would never miss it.
Cons: More friendly host.
Location: Overall location was close to all the major sights but a while from the new part of town and you feel as if your living like a resident of Marrakech.
When we first got out of the hotel we were dropped outside and alleyway which we had to walk through to get to the hotel and can be quite daunting when you first arrive but you get used to it after the first day. Whilst walking to the hotel and guy came and helped us with luggage and lo and behold wanted money from us which we had no choice but to give even though we did not want his help. One staff member was just not polite or helpful and tried rip us off by charging for a hammam when it should have been free as we stayed longer than 4 nights. The guy walked in while I was having the hammam which was inappropriate and the actual hammam was rubbish I seriously do not recommend you get one from there. When walking out of the hotel through the alleyways you see children playing which is great as you feel your in the thick of Moroccan life but when they start begging for money it all gets a bit to much. Even though there are a few negatives about this place its an ok place to stay if your not phased by walking around the alleyways and begging kids.