Riad Mabrouka

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Address: 56, Derb El Bahia, Riad Zitoune Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.4

Peace and serenity, far from the madding crowd.

The Riad Mabrouka is a beautiful boutique hotel carved out of two riads in the southern part of the medina, near the Bahia Palace. Designed by celebrated architect Christophe Simeon (also responsible for several other Marrakech renovations, including Riad Adore), the Mabrouka has a zen-like serenity that arises from the juxtaposition of plain whites, greys and creams with the most ornate of fixtures and fittings: an intricately painted ceiling here, a musharabiya window screen there. There’s something of the retreat about this place, so quietly does it ply its trade – take a snooze under a tent on the multi-levelled roof terrace; book yourself a spa treatment package; or just lounge with a book in the living room or by the plunge pool…however you want to spend your time, the Mabrouka and its excellent staff will cater for your every need.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
4.5
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.7
90%

Location

The Mabrouka is tucked away in a litte street near the Bahia Palace, in the southern part of the medina.

Bedrooms

There are two suites, two junior suites and two double rooms; all have bathrooms and all except one of the double rooms has air conditioning.
 

Public areas

There’s a big salon on the ground floor, featuring a large fireplace and a library corner; there’s also a dining area (with another fireplace); various seating areas on the ground floor patios; and a huge roof terrace with views to the Atlas Mountains.
 

Eating and drinking

Delicious Moroccan breakfasts are served on the roof terrace; lunches and dinners (Moroccan cuisine) can be provided with one day’s notice

Leisure facilities

Small plunge pool on the ground floor; hammam and massage room; TV, DVD player, music player games and books in the salon. Wi-fi is available in the common areas of the riad; English-speaking newspapers can be delivered daily.

Service

Hassan and Mourad speak good English and will look after your every need; they are accommodating hosts but also know when to stay in the background.

Who stays there

Mainly couples staying for a romantic retreat; some families; also groups of friends (the house can be rented as a whole, accommodating 12 people, for a minimum of 12 nights).

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of spa indulgence on offer
  • A great place for peace and quiet
  • At the top end of its price range
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