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Riad Fantasia Reviews

105 Bis Derb MY ABDELKADER DABACHI, Derb Dabachi, Marrakech, Morocco

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53%

Rating
306 Total Reviews
  • 49%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 51%Staff
  • 46%Atmosphere
  • 49%Cleanliness
  • 43%Facilities

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100%

- good location - good price - friendly staff - warm welcome

  • 17th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Great location, it was very close to the center of Marrakesh. Our room was lockable and the Riad felt safe. Everything the hostel arranged for us was reliable and Abdul makes great meals if you feel like staying in. Only draw backs were that it didn't feel like you could prepare your own meals, it didn't have a pool even though it is advertised as having one. It is also quite noisy because of the layout of the building and people coming and going at all hours. Overall, okay hostel, great city.


94%

Wonderful Riad , would thoroughly recommend! Beautiful authentic Morrocan building, lovely staff who go out of their way to help. Excellent location really close to the main square but away from the more tourist area so you feel like you're in the real city. I would definitely stay here again and encourage friends to do the same.


100%

I would recommend Fantasia to anyone who would plan to visit Marrakesh.The hostel is in great location at the center of the old city,really clean,with great atmosphere and the staff is totally helpfull and kind!As far as a previous comment is concerned: ALL DOORS LOCK FROM INSIDE,you just have to ask the staff to show you how to do it,because it is a different kind from the usual ones :)

  • 19th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

one of the best hostel!! the people there was adorable!! thank you Zaid and Abdul for you hospitality!! always they offerd us a tradicional tea (i will missed it) and they helped us with anything! thank youuuuuu !!! :) :)


100%

OK, Raid Fantasia. I loved it. The riad is beautifully traditional. Our room was safe, quiet, clean and huge. The courtyard area and terrace are a blessing to hide away from the busy streets. Abu (probably got his name wrong) is a gracious host. On our last evening he cooked tagine, we asked him to join us to share our food. In return he shared his background story with us. It was one of the most interesting I have ever heard. Gave me a real insight into morrocan life.


80%

Good traditional riad style hostel. Very nice staff.


63%

Riad Fantasia is a nice place and staff is extremely friendly. but be aware of booking a private room, the dorms are a better option. private rooms are expensive and you dont have no privacy at all, though it`s very noisy and you can`t close the door from inside. as the door only has a locker from outside, this also means that they dont clean your room during the day (they cant enter if your not there). bathroom was smelly.breakfast was very poor for the price we paid for the private room.

  • 6th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Hands down the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The Building is a beautiful Riad with a sunny terrace, its located near all of the souks and not far from the main square, the best thing though, was the staff... and we can't really call them staff because we already feel (after only a week) that they are our family. We highly recommend staying at this hostel, you won't want to leave! Special thanks to Zaid and Abdul, you are both extremely beautiful people inside and out and we miss your tea!


83%

Staff was very helpful and fun, but don't expect to necessarily get the room you booked online upon arrival. It took an extra day to get into the original booked room however I was credited fairly for the room I was put in the first night. I would recommend taking them up on the offer for a ride from the airport or wherever. This is a tough spot to find, especially if you end up here during a busy hour with a large pack or luggage.

  • 1st Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

A charming and magical hostel located in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. The staff are extremely hospitable with excellent helpings of yummy Moroccan mint tea and a decent breakfast to set you up for a good days worth of exploring. On our final morning we caught the sunrise room the hostel's terrace, our vantage point consisted of the majestic Atlas Mountains and not a bad way to end a truly memorable stay in a wonderful city. Excellent hostel, no complaints!


100%

very friendly staff


77%

Nice hotel in good location but no heater at all. The sheet were dirty when we arrived


100%

A lovely Riad in a very good location. The staff is more than helpful. Definately the best stay in Morrocco we had.


77%

Was a nice but short stay. I organized a pick up but they didn't come which made things difficult but after that was sorted it was a good stay. Close to the market area and they can recommend some good restaurants and things to do.


100%

: Great location in the medina, easy to find compared to some other places. Great terrace and the meals were great as well. Definitely recommend this place!

  • 12th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Riad fantasia was the best hostel ever, smashed a great breakfast every morning in the riad and the location was bang in the middle of the medina. The staff were heroes and cooked the nicest Tagine in morocco!


86%

This place is like a mirage among the chaos of marrakesh. We felt so safe here. Beautiful building.


100%

When I arrived in the hostel I immediately felt home and comfortable. Especially the kind and open character of Sahid who takes care of the hostel was positive! He always was very friendly and offering to help at any question. This enthusiasm from the staff made it a very pleasant stay!

  • 1st Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Abdul is the best host you can hope for!


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