Riad Meriem

Derb El Cadi, 97, Azbezt, Marrakech
Medina

Action Bar

19
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall19
15
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Staff- team are so lovely and will go out of their way to help you with anything that you need.

Rooftop- rocking views and mini oasis from the hustle and bustle or Marrakech.

What the hotel could do better:

Location - it is close to the square and mosque etc, but a little off the beaten track to find the Riad. If you do get someone to meet you at the airport for the 1st day (helpful! but additional cost). Would be great to let customers know about the car ride, then meeting of a man with a wheelbarrowesk cart for luggage and then around 10 mins additional walk.

Catherine

Stayed June 2015

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Hotel Description

There’s a simple reason why the riad hotels of Marrakech have been so much more popular among the French than the English, Americans, or other anglophones. It’s not the proximity, not in these days of budget air travel, but the language — the simple fact is that so many riad owners are French, and so are the managers, the staffers, and therefore the clients. So the simple fact that Riad Meriem is owned by a New York–based interior designer, and managed by a couple of expat Londoners, gives it an advantage, right out of the gate, in attracting English-speaking visitors to Marrakech.

Of course that’s hardly all that matters. If language were everything we’d recommend nothing but international chain hotels, where however dreary the surroundings, at least they speak basic business English. Here at Riad Meriem the particularities of the ownership influence the experience in other, more salient ways; most notably in the visual arena.

Here Thomas Hays’s design crosses over from simple Marrakech residential style into a full-blown Arabian fantasy. The word “opulent” comes to mind, and often. It’s a fairly catholic style, admitting influences from multiple periods and cultures — there’s an Asian cast to the furnishings, and a modern bent to the artworks, that you’d never find in a more authenticity-obsessed riad. And while the look might be eclectic, there’s a certain unity to the color schemes, with each room organized around colors inspired by the Moroccan landscape: red, ivory, aubergine, and a dash of green.

The look, of course, is only half the experience. This is a full-service riad hotel, offering not just the basics like airport transfers, a small hammam, and meals from a private chef, but further customizing the guest experience. They’ll arrange a treatment at one of Marrakech’s private spas, they’ll book tables at the city’s top restaurants, and they’ll get you out into the Atlas Mountains on an ATV, or onto the links if a golf cart’s more your speed — all that remains for you to do is ask.

Monday through Thursday, Riad Meriem has a 2-night minimum stay requirement. There is a 3-night minimum stay requirement for Friday through Sunday arrivals.

How to get there:

Riad Meriem is approximately 20 minutes away from Marrakech-Menara International Airport. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for more information or assistance with transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Public parking is available at a location nearby at EUR 10 per day.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Public parking is available at a location nearby at EUR 10 per day.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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