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Riad Abaka by Ghali, Marrakech

4-star riad with spa, near Jemaa el-Fnaa

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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21, Derb Roukni, Médina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
7.8.Good.
  • Great location, quite spot within Médina

    Mar. 6, 2020

  • The Riad was nice and beautiful, maybe softer beds. There was a lot of noise in the…

    Oct. 14, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 4 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 24 min walk
  • Le Jardin Secret - 6 min walk
  • Marrakesh Museum - 10 min walk
  • Bahia Palace - 21 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite Cannelle
  • Suite Jasmin De Damas
  • Chambre Double Fleur d'Oranger
  • Suite Musc Oriental
  • Suite Patshouli
  • Suite Ambre Oriental
  • Suite Verveine
  • Chambre lune de miel
  • Suite cavalier berbere
  • Suite berbere
  • Suite indigo avec terrasse privee
  • Suite femme berbere

Location

21, Derb Roukni, Médina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 4 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 24 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 4 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 24 min walk
  • Le Jardin Secret - 6 min walk
  • Marrakesh Museum - 10 min walk
  • Bahia Palace - 21 min walk
  • Royal Palace - 22 min walk
  • Avenue Mohamed VI - 27 min walk
  • Carré Eden Shopping Center - 27 min walk
  • Majorelle Gardens - 28 min walk
  • Palais des Congres - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Menara Airport (RAK) - 13 min drive
  • Marrakech Central Station - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station shuttle*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 5 per night)

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals on site

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the riad's full-service spa, Spa of Riad ghali. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Abaka Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Riad Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka
  • Riad Abaka Marrakech
  • Abaka By Ghali Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Riad
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Riad Marrakech
  • Riad Abaka
  • Riad Abaka by Ghali Riad

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 5 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per room (one-way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 5 per stay (rates may vary)

Train station pick-up and train station drop-off service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Transfers via airport shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.30 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: EUR 2.5 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Riad Abaka by Ghali does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Riad Abaka by Ghali.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bazaar Cafe (3-min walk), Chez Yassine (4-min walk), and Narwama (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per room one-way.
  • No, this riad doesn't have a casino, but Casino de Marrakech (3-min drive) and Le Grand Casino de la Mamounia (11-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as mountain climbing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Riad Abaka by Ghali also has a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    This property and the management scammed us. The pictures seen on Expedia and other sites are not of the actual Riad. There is no Spa services or restaurant on site. It's located at a different Riad. There is no 24 hour desk service. Desk clerk leaves at 6pm. Breakfast is from 8-10 not 6 to 11. Beware that the room you book may not be the room they put you in. We booked a four person suite and when we got there was offered two bedrooms on separate floors and was told that our children should sleep on the first floor with us on the second. Also, do not book excursions with this Riad as they have no idea who they are sending you with. We were scammed by the people that took us on the tour to see the waterfall and was told by the clerks at the Riad that the tour guide wasnt theirs and this man was indeed illegal. We were forced to still pay the hotel for the excursion even though we paid the scam artist and when we questioned it, was confronted by management and wasnt allowed to go to the room to check on our children until we paid her. She even threatened to call the police on us if we didnt pay her even tho she still didnt right the wrong for the room situation as we only stayed in one small room where we shared the bed with our children after paying for a suite. We were told by the Riad to talk to Expedia about the issue. Thankfully, we were issued a full refund by Expedia due to this manager scamming and completely disregarding us. BEWARE!!

    3 night trip, Jan. 19, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    To be honest, I’m a little mixed on our stay. I expected it to be hard to find but when we finally did, we were told the riad was under construction and were escorted to another riad. We did not get the room that was booked nor did this riad have the features I expected based on all the photos. Since booking I see the photos and descriptions have changed so new guests will not be mislead. The room was fine, however the bed was not as soft as I prefer. The location is easy once you get your bearings. The staff were great with us and very helpful. But other guests had issues that created a disturbance for all inside one evening. This riad is small and very noisy with people in/out. This also impacted sleep. Breakfast was okay but only served 8-10. And by 8, that’s when they start setting up so more like 8;30 before you get food. This caused us to miss one breakfast due to an early tour and we had to inhale our meal to make our other morning tours.

    Lisa, 3 night trip with friends, Jan. 19, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    BUYERS BEWARE: FAKE PHOTOS - LITERALLY A HOSTEL

    We expected a grand courtyard (pool, nice decor) and a room specified at 38sqm (which was also what I expected from a traditional riad when I stay in Marrakech 10 years ago). When we arrived, we were told that the hotel was "under renovation" (lies). So we were given the "largest" room with one double bed + 1 single bed. It was 12sqm (we brought a measuring tape cos we were trying to buy furniture). There was no place at all to place any suitcase. You can't close the bathroom door cos the single bed was too wide. You can't fully open the main bedroom door cos of the double bed. We demanded hotels.com transfer us to another riad. They couldn't cos we booked "non-refundable" but since I was a GOLD member, they offered a half price voucher. The hotel staff argued it was us who had too much expectations - "We are having renovation so why you don't understand". Their listing never stated they were under renovation. They charge full price. They refused to cancel. Anyway, most hotels used a EUR1=MAD10. These folks have the audacity to convert local taxes / airport pickup / tours at the full exchange. TOTAL CHEATS. The boss owns 2 riads. Riad Ghali's photos were used for this listing instead. For a lot less, you can go to Riad Dar One -- far bigger, grander, better service. This was supposed to be my honeymoon. I cried so hard. On the last she, she rubbed it in by going "Oh we could have transferred you to our other Riad with the big room but we didn't see you." -- ARE YOU SERIOUS??!

    Juliet, 3 night romance trip, Jan. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really nice, authentic place to stay when in Marrakech. ideally located 5 mins from Jemaa El Fna. Great Staff

    5 night trip, Jan. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay at Riad Abaka

    Riad Abaka was a wonderful place to stay. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and were willing to go to great lengths to accommodate us. The room was comfortable and clean and it was very close to the main square and most of the sights. The only drawback was that the airport shuttle was not free as advertised on hotels.com and the wifi was a little slow but manageable.

    Julia, 4 night romance trip, Oct. 21, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice riad in the middle of the old city

    Imad treated us very good , we had an amazing time. Very good breakfast!

    4 night trip, Jul. 15, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Muy buena ubicación, decoración muy bonita y personal de 10, muy amables, nos ayudaron en todas nuestras dudas.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nos gusto mucho, acogedor, personal súper amable, limpieza, decoración muy típica del lugar, desayunos completos y muy cerca de la plaza principal.

    3 night family trip, Oct. 6, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Charmant Riad au cœur de la Médina, au centre des souks et non loin de la place Jeema El Fna. Nous avons été agréablement surprises que la WiFi soit disponible et gratuite dans tout l'etablissemt. Autre point positif le service petit déjeuner, servi tous les matin sur la terrasse couverte du riad, cadre agréable et personnel très sympathique, de plus le petit déjeuner était très copieu et savoureu. Pour les points négatifs: GROS manque d'informations de la part de la réception! si l'on n'est pas vigilant la note peut être salée... Premier constat, on nous facture 3€ de frais de ménage par nuit et par personne ! Somme exorbitante pour un service qui n'était pas à la hauteur. Il faut réclamer des serviettes propres sinon rien ne sera changé durant votre séjour Les bouteilles d'eau vous sont données avec le sourire mais vous sont facturées 3€ Autre soucis rencontré, l'excursion Quad prise via le Riad. Grosse arnaque... Une prestation loin de ce que nous avions demandé et donc un tarif bien trop élevé comparé à d'autres organismes trouvés sur le net. Le choix de passer par le riad nous avait séduit par sa prise en charge (navette + guide + location) mais au final nous nous sommes retrouvées avec un chauffeur à peine aimable qui nous a déposées au milieu du désert d'Agafay dans une cours miserable avec des animaux en souffrance, 5 quads dans un hangard et des hommes parlant à peine l'Anglais ou le Francais... De plus la balade a duré 1h et non 2 comme prevu initialement!

    5 night trip, Apr. 1, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Peor experiencia de nuestra vida, trato vejatorio

    Don gustavo, 2 night romance trip, Mar. 31, 2019

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