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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 6 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

Roma
Reviewed 3 February 2014

... the owner will solve the issues listed below under Cons. My wife and myself spent 3 nights in February, here our comments: PROS 1 Good location at 15minutes walking distance by the main square, in a pedestrian small street where you can enjoy a traffic free stay (but unfortunately some other noises are present) 2 Very friendly and helpful...

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

Dear just First of all I want to thank you the time you have spent sharing your experience with Trip Advisor’s readers. Secondly, We confirm you that we pay a lot of attention to all the remarks as our self-demanding is really high but unfortunately We can hardly do anything with several of your suggestions. You told us that the...

Portsmouth
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed out of season in January but it was nevertheless a lovely place to stay at this time. The roof terrace is warm and sheltered and is a great place to relax before heading out to the Souk or places of interest.The Riad is well located in the NW sector of the Medina and a walk around the Souk...

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

Hello Thanks for sharing your review with TripAdvisor readers. We are happy to read comments as good as yours. It is true that in Morocco alcoholic drinks are expensive, This is because in this country the alcoholic drinks are forbidden and the authorities apply high taxes. With respect to the excurtions, we try to offer the best price with the...

Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

A supernice experiance, lovely riad, beautifully decorated, small and cosy. Great service from Muhamed during the day who served us breakfast and made us feel so welcome on our first visit in Marrakech, a very friendly soul who made us feel right at home. Special thanks also to Driss who took such good care of us, helped meet our every...

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

Hello Maria & Markus Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad that we have made you feel good in the our Riad Palacio de las Especias. Driss and Mohamed are happy to read your lovely review. Hope to see you back in the future. Happy New year 2014!!! Best Regards Jose & Higinio

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing time there. The restaurant was so good we only dined out once and the Moroccan bath was perfect right after dinner. Friendly service, they sort out anything you need if you want something for your room or you want to plan a day trip and it's the perfect place to come back and relax after a...

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

Hello Sebastian. Thanks a lot for sharing your review with TripaDvisor community. We are happy to read your fantastic opinion about Palacio de las Especias our staff will be happy if you feel like home. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back another time. Best Regards from Marrakech

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very tastefully finished riad, the courtyard and the roof particularly lovely. Service was friendly, location - great, breakfast - tasty. No complaints from this customer. Highly recommended.

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

Hello Aaron Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion with us and the TripAdvisor users, While reading your review, we have the feeling that you have really enjoyed being in Marrakech and in our place. Thanks for choosing Palacio de las Especias and for your fantastic review. Hope to see you back one day. Thanks a lot once again and...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Our second Riad in Marrakech and they couldn't have been more different. Our first was dark and dramatic and this one light and elegant. Our room on the ground floor was very sweet and beautifully decorated as was the whole Riad. Lovely linens and towels and the best shower ever. Breakfast was delicious and the courses just kept coming -...

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Hello Kristina. Thank you for your wonderful review. We're excited. We are happy to read that everything was perfect and that yourexperience with us was nice. If you decide to return to Marrakech, we will very happy to see you again in Palacio de las Especias. We send you warm greetings from the whole team. Thank you for the confidence...

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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: €96 - €162 (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”
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