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Vesturbyggð
Reviewed 12 November 2014

My husband and I spent five nights at the Riad Palacio Las Especias. The location was excellent, very easy to get a taxi close by and the souks just a few steps away. Getting lost in the souks the first day and falling into a few tourist traps as well during our stay was just funny and something to learn...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you Elsa for your time in write this review, thank you again for your kind words about our riad and allover about our staff, they and ourselves are very grateful for your election and we are very happy for your good time in Marrakech, of course you will be very welcome on your next visit. (we hope soon...). best...

Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Good location slightly away from the hectic souks but still close enough to walk to easily. The Riad is very clean and comfortable and the staff couldn't do more to make us feel welcome. The meal on arrival was delicious and breakfast and snacks where tasty and available at any time. It was so lovely to have a restful base...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

thank you very much for having your time in write this lovely review, we like a lot that our guests enjoy their time in the riad, the rooms, restaurant, terrace or location are very important to give a good service to our clients, and of course our staff too, we like a lot that our guest remind its holidays as...

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The Palacio de las Espacias is a cozy riad in the midst of the Medina, both in the middle of the bustle yet isolated from it. The inn is a short walk from a busy plaza where taxis are available,and a 15 minute walk from the center of the city. The inn offers to arrange transport to and from the...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Hello DaveH!!!! Thank you so much for your marvelous remark. We really appreciate it. We are very happy you had a great time in our riad. As you could see, we work hard to get excellent rating, and everything be perfect for our lovely clients too. We are a little sad not to have your "excellent" value. Thank you for...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We loved the hotel! The location was perfect, as it was very close to the medina where we spent a lot of our time. Our room was on the second floor with views of the pool. The hotel is decorated in a traditional Moroccan style with a bit of a modern touch, and it’s very clean and relaxing, especially after...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you Mayu for having your time to write a review, we always try to do it better, and our guest are the most important for us and our staff, is for that you can fell the hospitality, cleanliness, good food....everything our guests can enjoy on their holidays. thanks

Narrabeen, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2014

A wonderful hotel with a great location if you want to get to know the city. Super clean, good service and it looks just like the photos on the website. I dare to say it's even better than the photos. It's an ideal place for couples, one of these romantic hotels that you'd like to go to with your significant...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you Axel for your kind words and your time in write a review, we work very hard for our guests will be as good as they hope, so when we read something like this from you, it´s the best premium for us and our staff, of course our fireplace will be waiting you in your next winter visit. kind...

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This was a great place to stay. Really good atmosphere. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Great food. The room overlooked internal courtyard which was just beautiful. The roof terrace is a great chill out place where you can watch the turtle walk around in the sun. Highly recommended. You can easily walk to the Souks from here. Its located in...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we and specially our staff works very hard to make our guest stay as better as possible, we will be happy if you decide to be with us again on your next stay in Marrakech. kind regards from all our staff....and from the turtles again.

Girona, Spain
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I spent 3 nights with friends at this Riad. It is situated in the medina, the old city of Marrakech not too far from a parking area. The approach by foot is not that pleasant at night, but we were welcomed by a member of staff when our taxi dropped us off & he escorted us to the riad. The...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much to participate in Tripadvisor. We are glad you really think everything was great and you have enjoyed your visit of our Riad. This is just what we like to read. We want to tell you that we feel sad as we work very hard to our guests enjoy 100x100 a wonderful stay. Despite of having...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014

After doing a lot of research into the various Riads in the city, I chose Riad Palacio de las Especias. I could not have made a better choice. From the moment I booked the rooms the staff sent me helpful information regarding transfers and arrivals. I booked two rooms for myself and my parents. We chose the transfer offered by...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Hello Alice, we don ´t know how to say thank you for your kind words and your time in write it. Just thank you very much for your description, it ´s for that, our staff and ourselves work hard, we want our guest feel Palacio de las Especias like a very special experience, and not only like one more trip....

Reviewed 29 March 2014

I'm very lucky to find this place. It's very beautiful riad in nice Morrocan style. The staff are very nice and friendly. The food is very special. It's really romantic place like a dream. The location is very good. Everything is like a dream. I will definitely stay there again. If you want to know Marrakech well, you have to...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you Prapan for your fabulous experience in Marrakech with us, our staff always try to be nice and friendly and do it better day by day and our guest can fell here like a dream as you say, so is for that your words make us feel good. you always will be wellcome to Palacio de las Especias. regards

London, Ohio
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I love this riad, it's a hidden gem in the heart of Marrakech. The rooms are stylish and the roof terrace is the perfect chill out place after a day of sightseeing. We celebrated a friends birthday and hired the entire place for 3 nights at the end of Feb 2014. The owners and the staff couldn't be more helpful...

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jose b, Gerente at Palacio de las Especias, responded to this review

Thank you very much Juhi for your kind words, It was a pleasure offer you our riad and help you and your friends to enjoy your stay in Marrakech. We really hope you can visit us again on your next trip to Essaouira....kind regards

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palacio de las Especias recovers the splendour of a building erected in the 19th century. The building was originally owned by the Echerid family, who were spice merchants but, unfortunately, the years and neglect had taken their toll. Today, respecting the original building, but adapting it to provide the comfort that an establishment of this nature deserves, it opens its rooms from within the heart of the Medina, in order to provide its visitors with the enjoyment and relaxation they are looking for. The decor of its rooms, the coolness of its patios, the murmuring of its fountains and the peaceful evenings on the terrace mean that resting inside its rooms becomes the happy ending to a perfect day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palacio de las Especias

Address: Sidi Bouamar 35, Quartier Riad Larrousse, Medina, Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $120 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palacio de las Especias 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms on the first floor facing in towards the Riad's inner courtyard are probably the best”
 of 5 bubbles marksR2376AM, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very unique. We especially liked rooms on 2nd floor with view of riad at night.”
 of 5 bubbles thekostyuks, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bab El Khemish room is lovely. Comfortable bed, nice view, good water pressure.”
 of 5 bubbles Orb, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs are the best”
 of 5 bubbles anng161, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We had Bab Ksiba, it was a lovely room but we didn't spend much time in it as we were out and about most of the time.”
 of 5 bubbles AbiC1983, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
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