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Riad Dollar Des Sables

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Riad Dollars Des Sables has a very special place in my heart. The staff go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable. Having welcoming smiles from them all the time really made my lone travels not so lonely. The Riad itself is beautifully decorating so warmly you don't feel anything but at home. I loved it so much, I...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I first stayed at Riad Dollar Des Sables in 2011, when I toured Morocco with a friend. We stayed at Cathy's riad several times, as our travels brought us in and out of Marrakesh. Cathy has travel agency background and is keenly aware of what's needed to enhance her guests' experience. Our own experience here was such a happy one...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Propriétaire at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Dear A and sister, Sorry for the delay, ..I would like to thank you first for this long and detailed review :-) , then I would like to thank you ,dear A, for coming again to my house with your sister this time, it has been a great pleasure to share with you time and experience of Morocco you have...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

What a lovely place to stay! Beautiful riad, amazing location and very helpful staff. Everyone here made us feel very welcome and at home, especially Ali who went out of his way to go and buy us some shampoo and walk us to the square to get a taxi. The breakfast was delicious! Cathy took her time to advise us...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Propriétaire at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Dear guest, I just wanted to thank you very much for choosing my Riad for your stay , and for your kind review , I hope we shall see you coming back in the future. Kind regards, Cath and team

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I have now stayed here on both my trips to Marrakech and love the atmosphere and the INCREDIBLE staff. The staff are the shining star here. Ali, Mouna, and Salah are all very helpful and hospitable people. Mouna's cooking is the best food in all of Marrakech so if you stay here, eat here. I do recommend sourcing your own...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Owner at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

I paid attention to this review written by this guest coming with 2 friends, for the second time to my House and I wanted to thank them, but also wanted to give my point of view. First I want to mention that I was very pleased to welcome them again among us, and I'm at the same time a bit...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This was our first visit to Marrakech and Cathy's riad was the perfect location for our stay. Based next to a lively souk and just a 5 mins walk from the Jemaa el-Fnaa, the riad was ideal for exploring the medina. Cathy's team of staff were incredibly diligent and attentive in enabling us to have the best possible time during...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Owner at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Dear guest, I just wanted to thank you for choosing my house for your stay in Marrakech. My team and I hope to welcome you again , the next time you will come to Marrakech city. Thank you very much , Kind regards, Cathy

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was my first ever visit to Marrakech, and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. This is a traditional riad located in the souks just north of Jemaa El-Fna, about a five minute walk away. While you might not easily find it unaided on your first arrival, they were able to book us a taxi from...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Owner at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

Dear guest I would like to thank you very much for your nice review and for the time you took to post it. It has been a real pleasure for all of us to meet you and help you to feel comfortable and happy with the discovery of this city we love. I wish you will be able to visit...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2014

After 24 hrs of flying, our experience of Marrakesh and Cathy's Riad was pleasant and easy for 4 exhausted travellers from Australia. Ali meet us managed our luggage through the winding narrow streets to the haven that became our home for the next 5 days. Cathy and her staff were so welcoming and helpful, even escorting us to and from...

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Texas
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The location of the Riad was very handy for exploring on foot the many secrets of Marrakech. The staff, especially Ali and the cook and the maid, were wonderful. However, the air conditioner in our room did not work and it made for miserable nights. I'd like to say that Catherine did everything possible to get it fixed, but she...

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CathMarrakechmedina, Owner at Riad Dollar Des Sables, responded to this review

I have read this review about our Riad ,and I would like to give my opinion about this guest, because many things mentioned here are wrong. and I think it is quite unfair. It is true that in Bahia room there was a problem with the airconditioning, ; We had check it before they arrival and it was working! when...

Reviewed 24 September 2014

I have just returned from a three night stay here with seven of my friends. We arrived late one evening and were met from the taxi (all arranged by the owner Cathy) by Salah who showed us across the bustling Jemaa El Fna, through the souk and along the winding passage ways to the Riad. We were all a little...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Great hotel! Very, very friendly staff! Helped us and made breakfast and dinner one evening. The only downside is that the physical location is a little confusing to get to--would recommend getting someone from the hotel to show the way.

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Riad Dollar des Sables is a nice traditional guest house of 6 rooms ( 3 doubles, 2 twins and a very romantic Suite for two and can be transformed into a triple with an extra charge ). The ideal location inside the Medina ( 400 meters walk from Jema El Fnaa Square) allows you to explore the city easily. The Riad is located at the entrance of the main Souk,called "Smarinnne" and the famous Square "Jema el Fna" only at a 2 minutes walk. Upon arrival, we recommend you to book our airport pick up, especially by night , to avoid the fake guides; we can also meet you at the Square , or pick you up at the airport, for an extra charge (150 Dhirams :1or 2 guests . So don't hesitate to contact me , giving me your flight details so that I can arrange this service with my private driver.Our driver will drop you at jema el fna Square within 10 minutes, and we will be there to meet you. As soon as you get inside the House , you will be touched by the enchanting atmosphere of Riad Dollar des Sables. The whole staff is welcoming you with a smile, and a special attention : coloured candles, fresh roses petals at your feet, delicate flavor in the air and oriental music..Just to make you feel in the mood and comfortable.Passing through the corridor, you will discover the peaceful courtyard and its fountain made of traditional mosaics.On its terrace, Riad Dollar des Sables offers a relaxing and traditional Hammam ( run with wood) and massages for a very good price;First, you will be invited to share with me (Cathy) a sweet refreshing mint tea and moroccan pastries.As I'm living all year long in Marrakesh since 2006, I know quite well the city and shall be happy to share with you my experience , giving you all the useful information and good adresses to enjoy your stay .We shall give you a map to sign the main monuments to visit or restaurants around. We can also provide moroccan meals at the Riad,cooking classes ( mornings) with my cook Mouna, guided tours in your language with official guides, or excursionsinthe surroundings of the city, body treatments at the Riad provided by professionals only. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa | Laksour Smarinne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: RM244 - RM330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Great nights sleep if you don't stay in the suite off the courtyard!!”
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“All rooms, I suggest, would be quiet”
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“Possibly ask for a room on the second floor so away from the common area”
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“Try to avoid the room on the ground floor, not terrible, but noisier than the others.”
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