Ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Nice little riadPosted Feb 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a great little riad very close to the main square, the service and friendliness of all staff was superb.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Beautiful spotPosted Jan 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is a lovely riad with one or two drawbacks. The water from the shower drained very slowly so you had to stand in two inches of it. When you arrive if it's evening you have no idea how to get out of the alleys where it is located to the main square, which is actually only a short walk away, but you can't take a taxi because the alleys are too narrow. So you might not be able to go for a walk until the next day when you can find your way around. The food is excellent but it seems that they don't really want guests to eat there because the prices are so high. We ate there the first night and there was one set meal with no price advertised. Afterwards I asked how much it was and found out it was 25 euros per person, which is about four times as much as food anywhere else in Marrakech. It was a nice meal but I wouldn't want to pay that price for that meal in Europe, let alone in Africa. The staff were very helpful though and an Expedia rep provided information about excursions and met us at the hotel on our first morning so that we could quickly make plans. I would stay there again, but not eat there at that price.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great Riad near the main squarePosted Jan 6, 2013
Authentic Riad, great staff who are helpful and knowledgeable. Good food and service. I would recommend this Riad to anyone going to Marrakech. Easy walk to the square too.
for Couplesby Gemma
Perfect RiadPosted Oct 21, 2012
Pros: Friendly people
Location: Very good location near the main square, the Cyber Parc, the artisan centre.
Nadia and the staff are so friendly. The Riad was magical, excellent location, lovely food, small rooms but lots of space to relax around the Riad such as the Terrace, pool and courtyard.
Posted Jul 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
Once in the door it was fine, young boys wanted 50 euro to show us the way, Didn't take no for an answer that we would find it ourselves the was threatened, hotel porter stood there and listened without a word...Other than that fabulous stay.
for Everyoneby Ben from London, UK
lovely and central / take a good mapPosted Jul 4, 2012
Riad Catalina is a lovely little hide away from the hustle and bustle of the old city. Great location, we walked to many of the places to see and then in the evening, cooled off in the rooftop pool. Our room was clean and cosy but quite small, but given the age and design of the building( with a central courtyard) I could understand why. Free WIFI a bonus too. My one word of warning is that the hotel entrance is not easy for a first timer to find, so when you get dropped off by the taxi, be prepared for local boys to try to help you with your luggage through a maze of turns down alleyways eventually to the door and then expect cash rewards, even when you did not ask for their help! In hindsight, I see that this kind of thing happens all the time, but it just caught me off guard.
for Everyoneby john from uk
riad catalinaPosted May 18, 2012
Pros: breakfast location staff
Cons: general upkeep
friendly staff very helpfull and hotel well placed to medina etc my room however was very 'tired' ...broken lamps, damp smell only one tiny window... in bathroom. the general feel of the place was bit dusty, rundown in courtyard ,not up to the stars awarded im afraid
Recommendedby Dawn S
Great LocationPosted May 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
This riad was easy to access in the Medina. Our taxi dropped us at the gate and a man with a cart took our luggage, and us, to the Riad. On our departure the staff helped us out with our luggage. The staff were wonderful, very helpful and all spoke English. Rooms were neat and tidy and being a riad, they all had their own special character - no two the same. Of course you do have to be prepared to climb stairways in accomodation such as this. We ate in and had a wonderful meal. We wished we had eaten in the next night too, when we were disappointed at a highly recommended restaurant - much better food at the riad. The location was great for getting to the main square in Marrakesh - you just had to run the gauntlet of shop owners trying to lure you in to their particular shop. This riad has a wonderful leafy courtyard and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
for Couplesby Cliff from Hertfordshire, UK
A Peaceful OasisPosted Apr 26, 2012
Pros: The Central Courtyard and the staff
Cons: The bathroom
Location: Just right. Easy to get in and out of the old town on foot.
The location is great and near to everything, yet away from the bustle. Staying in a Riad is a unique experience. The staff were excellent and so very friendly and helpful. The courtyard is beautiful and very restful. A lovely place to have a drink or a meal, or just to sit and relax quietly. The breakfasts were only average but the two evening meals we had were good. The only problem was our room and in particular the bathroom. We couldn't have got a cat into it, let alone swing it. We booked a standard room but would recommend anyone considering this riad to upgrade. Despite this we had a great time and would stay there again, but in a bigger room.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Great placePosted Apr 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
Relaxing oasis in hectic Marrakesh.