$39 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 8, 2015 Check-out: Jan 11, 2015

Riad Picolina

4 stars
56 , Derb sidi Lahcen ou Ali, ( a cote Mosque de bab doukkala), Marrakech, 40000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
7 reviews
Beautiful charming riad!!

Took me forever to find it initially but by the third day I was oriented and able to find my way... See full review

  • Sheritadelee
  • Nov 24, 2014
Fabulous!

A Riad with a personal touch! My stay at this Riad was a lovely experience. Abdul the manager, was... See full review

  • Rich Moog
  • Oct 9, 2014
Riad Picolina is a stunning Arab-style bed and breakfast situated right in the centre of Marrakech in its old Medina. The hotel accommodates guests in 5 delightful rooms. The rooms available are double and twin and they provide en suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating and a hair dryer. There's also a small swimming pool. Riad Picolina is located just 10 minutes away from the famous Djeema el Fna square and is just a stone's throw from the Bab Doukala mosque. Beautiful Arab-style hotel in the centre of Marrakech, close to Djeema el Fna! Hotel also provides free breakfast to its guests.

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Riad Picolina Rooms

Double Double
Double Double offers one double bed. All single or double rooms are decorated in an original oriental style and full equipped air conditioning / heating, bathroom with shower, Safe and WiFi.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Majorelle Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • El Badii Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Abd El Aziz Mosque: 0.7 mi
  • Rahba Lakdima: 0.8 mi
  • Bab El Khémis: 1 mi
  • Koutoubia Mosque: 1.1 mi
  • Lycee Mohamed V: 1.2 mi
  • Bab El Robb: 1.4 mi
  • Dar Si Said Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Mellah: 1.7 mi
  • Zaouia Sidi Youssef Ben Ali: 2.1 mi
  • Menara Gardens: 2.4 mi
  • Agdal Gardens: 2.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Riad Picolina

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
cobrasigns
Business
London
Dec 16, 2014

NOT A PLACE FOR TWO SINGLE WOMEN

To call this a hotel is I think a misnomer. It is a house with bedrooms upstairs which overlook the only other room in this house. We chose it because it looked like a traditional Moroccan hotel, beautiful colours. We took a taxi to a very local area (no tourists just men looking into our taxi and running alongside it). The taxi stopped and the driver called Abdul who had to come and get us as you could not drive any further. From there it was 10/12 min walk down alleyways. It is NOT IN THE MEDINA. There are no shops or people just the odd fully cloaked person leaning against a wall. If felt very uncomfortable; it was essentially alleyways and I dread to think what it was like at night as there was no lighting. The riad (means "Old House") itself was lovely inside but the bed linen looked like old blankets and the pool is in fact a foot spa. We left after seeing the bedroom and took another taxi to a different area and paid again to stay elsewhere. THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD HAVE STAYED HERE WITH MY 20 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. IT IS TOTALLY UNSUITABLE AND THE LOCATION AND HOW ONE GETS THERE SHOULD BE MADE CLEAR ON THE DETAILS. IT IS REALLY A BED AND BREAKFAST. I have put 4* for value for money if this is the kind of place that suits you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you don't like couscous and want to eat local probably not the place to go. Also the very poor quality wine is very expensive. Don't try pizza in local restaurant, it was like cardboard with cheese.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheritadelee
Business
Georgia, USA
Nov 24, 2014

Beautiful charming riad!!

Took me forever to find it initially but by the third day I was oriented and able to find my way back to my riad. The host/manager was very friendly and helpful but not in an overbearing way. I loved Marrakech mostly because it is so different from my home. The square in the evening is very lively and fun. Lots of locals and visitors just enjoying being together. The riad gave me a true sense of living in the old town. Not touristy at all. And a great value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Obviously the square is where everything is and the markets. Lots of interesting fun.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rich Moog
Business
Leamington Spa, England.
Oct 9, 2014

Fabulous!

A Riad with a personal touch! My stay at this Riad was a lovely experience. Abdul the manager, was there to help without question and went well out of his way to ensure my stay in Marrakesh was one to savour. Even before my lady and I had arrived, he had arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and back again for a very fair price — this was via prompt email beforehand. All-in-all a top-notch lovely place to stay with staff of the same calibre — thanks you Abdul!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food at the Riad is excellent Morrocan cooking for the price. The Riad is also only 10 minutes away from the main Jemaa El Fna square and 15 minutes away from all of the other attractions. Make sure you email Abdul before you go regarding trips as we discovered he can get them much cheaper!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SammieC
Business
Cambridge
Oct 6, 2014

Lovely little Riad in great location

Small and quiet, the Riad was not easy to find hidden down a back street, but once you got your bearings it was in an ideal location just 10 minutes walk from Square, Souks and Marjorelle Gardens. Our Host was friendly and welcoming and cooked a lovely meal for us on our last night whilst waiting for taxi back to airport. And thank god for the air conditioned rooms. My only negative comments would be that the small plunge pool and the roof top terrace could both do with a clean, but the pool was perfect for soaking sore and tired feet. Lovely stay, Many thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Not many place sell alcohol, but there is a bar called Le Salama in Banques Rd just behind the French Cafe at the top right of the square - Happy hour, more like Happy day..

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AnCath 1
Business
Marrakech, Morocco
Apr 13, 2014

very enjoyable holiday

Hotel (Riad Picolina) was beautifully "Moroccan" in style and very cosy (as opposed to large impersonal hotel) - we would have happily stayed longer than just one week - and its location (inside Medina walls) meant that most attractions were very easily accessed. We are already planning on returning next Spring (weather was ideal, hot but easily bearable) I must also say that "Abdul" (manager) was very pleasant and most helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KepVet
Business
Buckinghamshire, England
May 15, 2013

Excellent small riad

Small, cosy riad accommodation. Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with all the facilities we needed. Interesting location and within easy walking distance of main attractions in the Medina. Staff very friendly and helpful, especially in organising tours in Marrakech and Ourika Valley. Only point we can think of for improvement is provision of a few more coat hangers in wardrobe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Trip to Setti-Fatma in Ourika Vally with climb to waterfalls was very interesting and enjoyable.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tabla
Business
London
Apr 23, 2013

Great traditional Moroccan experience

The riad is located in the old town area. It is very cosy and relaxing with just 5 rooms around a central courtyard. There is also a nice roof terrace. The staff was very helpful and flexible. Due to problems with our flight, we arrived at the riad in the middle of the night, but this was not a problem. There was no specific time for breakfast, so we could enjoy it even if we woke up late. The staff helped us plan an excursion to the Sahara, booked a nice hammam experience for us and arranged a cab to the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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