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Riad Barroko

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Together with my cousin I visited Marrakech last week (for the first time). The Riad is situated near Bab Doukkala within 15 minutes walking from the square Jemaa el Fna and about 20 minutes walk from Jardin Majorelle. When we arrived at the Riad at 10.15 am we were welcomed with Maroccan tea by Houcine, the concierge and Beja one of the ladies who take care of the kitchen and rooms, whilst waiting for the room to be ready. In the meantime also the manager Jawad came by and sat aside with us for 1 hour, to explain all over Marrakech, where to go and also where not to go. The Riad really looks as lovely as shown on the website. We had a good size room on the first floor, 2 separate beds, nice bathroom and shower. Beds are fine and clean, cupboards are old. Inherent on the area floors can be dusty. The Riad is easy accessable from the main road, to be recognised on the Hamam on the corner. Breakfast is simple, just bread, cake, coffee/tea, but the people working there for you are so welcoming, sweet and caring that this is not a problem. You can use the kitchen as you please, so put your drinks or food in the fridge is no problem. Upon return one day we even were invited by Beja and Saida to join them with some food they prepared. It may not be the highest standard but the people bring it on a higher level.

Enjoyed our stay with a family of 12 including 2 babies. We felt right at home. Staff are 1st class and always there to help. Breakfast are decent. Our rooms were situated upstairs and the only downside to this is that you would need to make sure that someone is always around small children to prevent any accidents around the stairs. Step are uneven compared to what we have in UK but this wouldn't stop us from revisiting. We stayed there for 7 happy days without incidents. The main square is 15min straight with the buggy/stroller but always advisable to take a taxi. Food places are readily available on route to the square or around the square.

We had a delightful week at Riad Barroko where, day to day, the staff were kind, friendly and helpful. We felt very cared for by the kitchen staff who served mint tea whenever we returned. The breakfasts were good. We have, however, been disappointed since our return. On our final morning the manager volunteered to post our postcards for us, but none of them have ever arrived. An email sent after a fortnight failed to elicit a response.

We really warmed to the Riad as our 5 night stay progressed. The initial issue was really down to our own ignorance in finding it. Its tucked away in the backstreets, and whilst frustrating at first, actually really adds to its charm. Whilst check in was really slow (relaxed might be a better way of looking at it) we were supplied with mint tea. We stayed on the top floor which was lovely and supplied views across the city. The first night we were woken by the nearby mosque, but after the first night we didn't really notice the call to pray again. Whilst English is very limited by the staff, they were very attentive and friendly and wanted to help as much as the could. I would recommend if you want a realistic stay that is very close to all the major elements the city has to offer. But just don't expect modcons like TV etc.

A decent stay if you are aware of the place and have read reviews before you go there. The staff are very helpful even though they don't speak much English. A fair walk from Souks, but it's not too bad. Would certainly recommend it. It's not too difficult to find either.

An ideal place for those looking to enjoy the local culture and decor that Marrakech has to offer, whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of the hectic streets. The riad was around 15 minutes walk from the main square, and a similar distance to the new town. This was perfect for our visit allowing us to visit many areas of the city in walking distance - the returning walk during the night can be somewhat off-putting, but I feel this will be the case with any location in the city. There was a lack of information regarding breakfast, the location, other offerings and the standard information you would expect at any guest house - however, we did not speak French. Breakfast consisted of breads, jams, tea and other baked goods. Otherwise the staff were very helpful in assisting us despite our lack of knowledge of the native language. The room was small but traditionally decorated. Good for a brief stay, but the shower seemed to only have hot water for 5 minutes every day. The courtyard was lovely, especially in the evening where the pool was illuminated and the riad was peaceful, with only 5 rooms (I believe). A fantastic place to relax and take a moment away from the craziness of the city.

The décor is very traditional - which is beautiful! The roof terrace is a must see. The pool is a little small but is fine for cooling off in It only has a few rooms so you have the opportunity to get to know the staff and other guests. Make sure someone shows you how to lock the doors (theres a few bolts which don't do anything so you may think you've locked when you haven't!) The host worked very hard. He seemed to be there round the clock doing most the work on his own. When he's not there there's no one to help. Maybe the hotel would benefit from hiring someone to help him! Try and learn a bit of French before you go or you may struggle. This place would have gotten five stars as opposed to four if they hadn't overcharged us at the end.

We stayed here for two nights but we would have definitely looked for another hotel if we were staying in Marrakech longer. The good : a very quiet riad. We only had one other couple staying at the same time as us, and at times we had the whole place, including the plunge pool, to ourselves. On first appearance the riad has some nice rustic charm. A great central location. The main square is only a ten minute walk away. The bad: oh my... Where to start! We were given no indications on breakfast times or the general good availability of the riad. The front door and only wardrobe door in our tiny room was broken. Itchy bedding was a nightmare. The manager was not at all welcoming and just seemed to lie around all day, shouting every now and again at the solitary female help. Also, as a female, I didn't feel so comfortable using the plunge pool while the manager, owner and another man sat in the overlooking office just watching. Conclusion : a good price for the location if you can overlook the broken furniture and lack of welcoming from the management. Certainly not 4 stars as listed - 2 would be fair.

A delightful Riad with rustic charm. A very welcoming and homely feel to the Riad and the staff were excellent and very helpful. We really enjoyed being their it had a relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast was simple but plentiful and always served with a smile. Also very central so very easy to get around Marrakech.

In the heart of Marrakech next to the El Fna Square, this authentic and peaceful Riad is really well located between all of the Marrakech hotspots such as the 'must see' Souk in which you can find hidden little treasures surrounded by a fantastic Maroccan atmosphere. Very friendly staff that will be happy to help with any request, carried our bags and welcomed us with traditional mint tea. As we visited in May the temperatures are already starting to rise and we hit 44* on one day making the lovely refreshing swimming pool to cool off on a necessity! I would highly recommend it here for any occasion (romantic get away, girly weekends, family gatherings etc...). An overall fantastic experience here and will happily return on my next trip to Marrakech. Thanks again Riad Barroko!

26 Derb Zaouia Bab Doukkala Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jamaa el Fna and Koutoubia Minaret
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina, Riad Barroko is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Jamaa el Fna and Koutoubia Minaret. This 8-room, 4-star riad has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Marrakech, it's also close to Ben Youssef Mosque and Almoravid Koubba.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is offered each morning. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite fine-dining restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

The 8 rooms are individually decorated and have safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Select Comfort beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers.


Property features

At Riad Barroko, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is MAD 40 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for MAD 75 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 102 reviews