Ratings based on 105 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A haven of calm

Posted Nov 5, 2017
Riad Nabila was a small haven of calm in a manic trip to marrakech. Staff were excellent, friendly and very helpful (a little easier if you speak French). Breakfasts were simple but delicious. The courtyard was pretty and charming, peaceful and a nice place to hang out. The room was charming, slightly crumbly walls but nothing upsetting. Bin hadn’t been emptied since last person, and sink was a bit grubby - but felt like if I was bothered enough to complain it would be fixed. Overall this riad felt like a safe place in an otherwise awful city.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from United Kingdom

Beautiful building, unfortunate location

Posted Apr 29, 2017
This riad is quite beautiful; the architecture and decor were incredible but the bed was terrible and there were very old towels and bedding. No basic toiletries were provided. Breakfast each day was always some variation of a Moroccan pancake, a basket of bread and some small pieces of cake served with orange juice, coffee, and apricot and strawberry jams. I think this is a pretty standard Moroccan hotel breakfast and we really enjoyed having it in the quiet courtyard next to the small plunge pool. The atmosphere and garden in the courtyard is incredible. The staff were friendly but not very fluent in English or conversational. Like most of Marrakech, I think you'll have an easier time communicating with staff if you speak French. We are somewhat experienced travellers but this riad is located in a very challenging location to access. Taxi drivers could not drive us home at night because the streets are too narrow near the riad. We also had issues every day walking to and from the area without being trailed by pushy teenage boys trying to 'guide' us to our destination (often pointing to very circuitous routes). We were booked to stay here for 7 days but checked out after 3 nights, opting to move to a different area of Marrakech in a hotel with better access and basic amenities.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Switzerland

Good Price

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: It was in the Medina and we could walk to most places from our hotel.
Cons: Could use some updating on the fixtures, such as the shower head, which did not work well (it leaked and would not stay in place.)
Location: It was in the Medina and would be hard to find if you do not know where you are going, small local shops close by, but need to walk for a restaurant.
We enjoyed our stay here. It was not expensive, so don't expect a 5 star experience, but it was what I would expect at this price level. We wanted to stay in the Medina, so that was good. The staff was nice and easy to deal with. We enjoyed the simple breakfast each morning.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 8, 2017 by riad nabila, Hotel Management
Bonjour Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire Nous faisons notre possible pour satisfaire nos clients
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wellingborough, UK

Great time

Posted Nov 16, 2016
Absolutely lovely staff, nice room and very clean. Couldn't fault it
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 19, 2016 by Said, Hotel Management
Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire positif Au Plaisir de vous revoir
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Very good

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Pros: Staff were very friendly and went out of their way.
As it is days in the description. The hotel staff were amazing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 12, 2016 by said, Hotel Management
Merci beaucoup de votre commentaire
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very relaxing

Posted Apr 6, 2016
Excellent experience and extremely friendly staff! Had a great time!
5 out of 5
by I M from Bolton

Our stay in Riad Nabila

Posted Feb 16, 2016 on Hotels
This trip was a late honeymoon for us and we could not have picked better. Marrakesh is a very busy and loud city and the riad nabila was our one place for tranquility and some quiet. The staff were always courteous and very helpful. The best statement I can make is that if I were to go again I would not hesitate to use the same riad.
5 out of 5
by karen from London

Great Riad and area great if 2 people

Posted Jan 28, 2016 on Hotels
Lovely place. Very kind and helpful manager and staff who do speak some English. They were also kind enough to make some phone calls for me as I wanted to go swimming. The breakfast of pancakes and bread and jam and very strong coffee and fresh orange was lovely. And it was quiet As others have said the Riad is about 2km north of the square, so you have to navigate your way through all the souqs to get to and from. Or a taxi.I think the area is very safe but as it was my first time in morocco and a single woman,I didn't feel confident enough at night. So I moved somewhere near the square to avoid the hassle. Which was lot more expensive But if you are 2 people you would be fine, and I think next time I would be happy to stay there
4 out of 5
by Gavin from Toronto

Beautiful hidden sanctuary

Posted Oct 13, 2015 on Hotels
This is a gorgeous Riad - the photos are real! :) - with excellent service. Siad the evening attendant in particular was very helpful with advice and assistance. The location, like many in the Medina, is in an impossibly complex series of alley ways, which made getting in and out confusing and difficult. Please note as of this writing if you plug the address into Google maps your DO NOT GET THE CORRECT LOCATION - it's in the northeast of the Medina near 'Sidi Ghalem'. Try not to get ripped off too badly by cabs in and out - 30 dirhams is really enough for anywhere - if you can, get them to turn on the meter.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good stay. Good Hotel. Not-so-good neighbourhood.

Posted Aug 23, 2015 on Hotels
Wifi didn't reach my room. I asked if they could move the router a bit so the signal could reach my room - they didn't even try. Wifi connectivity and speed from shared area was very good. Enjoyed getting into the central pool - it was clean. The shared area is quiet and relaxing. Some lovely music by the pool in late evenings was very enjoyable. Neighbourhood is not too nice. I found that it was safe. But not close to clean and posh. The entrance is quite bad - but inside it is excellent. It is about 10 - 15 min walk to the "big square". They ask to buy water/alcohol from them and not bring in your own even for consumption in your room. Google Maps showed me two "Riad Nabila"s! The email I got for the booking did not have the right GPS co-ords! This Hotel is near "Bab Kechich". The other one which probably does not really exist is near "Bab Ghmat". Breakfast was okay because I'm not too fussy. Orange juice was great.