Riad Al Assala Medina

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Arsat Molay Moussa, Rue du dispensaire et rue Sequaia n°19, Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Al Assala Medina
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Hotel Toulasaint??

by Dumas

Does anyone know of this hotel: Hotel Toulasaint? We are looking for a cheap safe hotel from Dec 31 - Jan 3 and all the hotels are booked for the holiday. We wanted to be in the old medina but could not find anything. Does anyone know how far this hotel is from the old medina? Could we walk there?

Also, any suggestions on cheap guest houses / hotels in the old medina area that have vacancies during this time?? We will be staying at Hotel Ali for a couple days earlier in December but they are booked for the above dates.

Sincere Thanks,

RE: Hotel Toulasaint??

by adventurousman

hi there
hotel touslousain is a nice and cheap hotel , it is located in a nice place ,the rooms are clean and the stuffs are hospitable and generous.
i wish u a nice time in marrakech if u need any info don't hesitate to email me ,
best wishes

RE: RE: Hotel Toulasaint??

by Dumas

Thanks Kerst.

We would like to stay in the medina but because of the holiday : fete de mouton (aid el kehbir) is the biggest fete in the muslim calendar. The morning is spent with each family killing a sheep if they can afford it, and the cooking and visiting friends and family. Its at least as big as Christmas day in the UK. Do you still think we could show up and find cheap, clean, safe housing in the medina?? Backpacker places are what we prefer.

Thanks for you recommendations. I am going to try and contact some of em. Thanks for your advise on the weather. We are going to summit Mount Toubkal, so we have plenty of cold weather clothes, but….hot water is worth the extra euros. You seem like you know the country well. Would love to chat with you to pick your brain.


RE: RE: Hotel Toulasaint??

by angiebabe

Sorry but i guess it depends what is considered not walkable! i frequently recommend Hotel Toulousain and yes i usually stay there when i have a car as its much easier for parking but taxis are easy and cheap to catch and if the place is available i would still recommend it.
the more pleasant service of the staff and the surroundings, which are oldish but have always been clean, and with at least some character and a rather nice courtyard.
I agree with comments about Hotel Ali, its overpriced and under quality for price. its in a very handy spot with good views from the roof. but you can also try Hotel Gazelle in the street behind with better value and the place has always been clean and tidy when i have been. i dont think it has any ensuites though.

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Be prepared of cold nights

by globetrott

be prepared for rather cold nights, especially when you go camping like I did - it was very hot during the day in April, and got rather cold at night Get some extra-boxes for your films, where you may store them a bit isolated against the extreme heat.
The best way to store films is refrigerated, but it is certainly enough to protect them against extreme heat ( like all the ordinary photo-shops do )

CTM bus to Beni Mellal

by earthflyer

CTM have 1 bus departing for Beni Mellal.

Journey time 2 hours 30mins.

Tickets are around 60 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.

All buses depart from the CTM Bus Station not the Main Bus Station.

Address: Station Road CTM, Rue Abou Baker Seddik-Marrakech.
Phone: 05 24 44 74 20.
Opening hours: 24/24.
Services Offered: Ticketing - Boarding-Drinks.

Please use prices as a rough guide only.


by supakitty

Shop, ladies: bring an empty suitcase as it will be very easy to fill it up. One can find a great selection of jewelry, carpets (yes, carried one all the way back here in my backpack), tea sets, hukas, guitars, jewlery boxes, sconces, lamps, tops, slippers, you name it.

a real Moroccan palace

by vtveen

The Bahia Palace originally was built by a so called ‘grand vizier’ (a kind of a prime minister) in 1866/67 and later – in the 1890’s - extended by his son Bou Ahmed, self a ‘grand vizier’ and also regent to the sultan. Bahia Palace means ‘brilliance’, although I also heard the name ‘Palace of the Favourite’. Bou Ahmed lived in the house with his 4 wives and a lot of concubines, servants and guards. After the extension it had about 150 rooms, 2 patios and 1 central courtyard, named ‘Harem Courtyard’. As all Moroccan palaces it is enclosed by an impressive wall.

When visiting the tourist sites in the southern medina the Bahia Palace is a ‘must see’ destination. After entering the gate (and paying the entrance fee of 10 Dirhams) we walked through the garden - with some nice flowering Christmas Stars - and reached the palace.

The whole palace is a sequence of riads, salons and rooms. All of them are richly decorated with stunning stucco work, mosaic zellij tiles on the floors ands walls, painted panels, beautiful doorways, nice fireplaces. But the cedar wooden ceilings in one of the first salons were stunningly beautiful and our favourite.
The ‘Harem Courtyard’ is rather simple and the surrounding wooden buildings can use some fresh painting.

We really enjoyed our visit to the Moroccan palace and I think by visiting the Bahia Palace one gets a good impression of the Moroccan-Islamic architecture. Be aware the palace is not a ‘real’ museum and all the rooms are completely empty.

Opening hours:
Saturday – Thursday: 8.45 – 11.45am and 2.45 – 5.45pm.
Friday: 8.45 – 11.30am and 3.00 – 5.45pm
Entrance fee (Dec. 2007): 10 Dirhams.

Mesmerizing Marrakesh

by GK2005

Marrakesh is one of the bigger cities in Morocco and it does have a lot to offer, whether it is sightseeing, food or relaxation. There is decent nightlife in Marrakesh as they have bars with dance floors open till very late. Morocco is a conservative country and so this might come as a surprise to a lot of tourists.

The public transportation in Marrakesh is also decent enough. Of course, the best way to explore this city is by walking. In keeping with the Moroccan tradition majority of the buildings are brown in color. There are bars with open terraces where you can pick up a drink and relax taking in the sights from a birds eye view.

Restaurants are aplenty in Marrakesh but eating in the market area stalls is one of the distinct features. There are tons of vendors selling food and one gets to enjoy different kinds of food served hot and right out of the stove.

Marrakesh should be on the places to visit if you take a trip to Morocco.


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 Riad Al Assala Medina

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Address: Arsat Molay Moussa, Rue du dispensaire et rue Sequaia n°19, Marrakech, Morocco