Riad Fabiola

Derb El Makina 14, Bab Ghmat, Quartier Arset El Misfioui, Medina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
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Very nice riad with a plunge pool!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 30, 2009

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful riad. They have 9 rooms, shared around a great courtyard with a small pool. Everything in this small riad is great decoratd, moroccan style. There's also a roof-terrace with a pleasant view.

We had the 2 cheapest and smallest rooms, chambre Saffran and chambre Mandarine, which were more than OK. We payed 45 euro a night per room, but prices have gone up since, these rooms go now for 60 euro.
The rooms have airco, and the bathrooms have a small window looking into a narrow street.

What we disliked, was the managment of this riad. The people working here were shouting to each other all the time which reduces the atmosphere. The only friendly person in this riad was the nightguard, Ahmed.
The prices for the dinner were around 20 euro per person, for this amount we could eat outside this riad with the whole family of 5 people.

The pool was very small, and only for a quiet plunge, because otherwise the beautiful carpets near the pool, would get wet.
We liked it very much though....

Unique Quality: The pool is the biggest plus for this riad. The location is quite well also, about 15 minutes walking to the Djemnaa el Fnaa square.
The breakfast is very well, with diffrent breads, fresh juice.
Rooms are decorated very beautifull, and the huge bathroom is well maintained and equipped.

Directions: Soutern Medina, near Bab Gmat

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A beautiful and tranquil guesthouse

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 19, 2007

Out of the seemingly hundreds of riads we kept coming back the the Fabiola as it seemed very good value for what it offered in style and comfort. We were not disappointed.

The riad as a whole is beautifully decorated with distinct areas for relaxation; given the size, even if the whole house was full you'd be able to find a quite spot to lounge on soft cushions and admire the surroundings. The courtyard is dominated by a pool, unheated, which is surrounded by sofas and loungers.

Individual rooms are themed by colour. We stayed in the Safran and, after returning from Essaouira, Tangerine rooms and found them both very comfortable. The A/C was particularly welcome... The bathrooms are particularly interesting, with tadelakt walls and big, sit-down showers made for cooling off.

Fabiola is just within the Medina by the Bab Ghmat (the gate where you can find a ceramics market), which is both a positive and a negative feature: you will need to do a bit of walking to get to Djemaa el Fna and the other sights (which could be a bit punishing under the July sun!) but, on the other hand, the area is decidedly untouristy and you get to see people at work and play without being hassled.

Unique Quality: We really enjoyed using the pool to cool down and just to unwind. It's big enough to swim in and to give views of the entire riad but small enough to fit with the intimate feel of the riad.

Service was friendly and efficient; a cool glass of orange juice awaited us on arrival and there was always someone on hand to help and advise. Staff don't speak English - despite what the website says - but were very patient with our French and we always got there in the end.

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Address: Derb El Makina 14, Bab Ghmat, Quartier Arset El Misfioui, Medina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco

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