Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
What We Love
- Supercentral location just outside the medina convenient for both the old and new city
- Spacious outdoor swimming pool for whiling away hot afternoons
- Personal trainers in fitness center if you want to stay fit — and a spa if you want to indulge
What To Know
- You will hear the call to prayer from the Koutoubia Mosque — light sleepers, bring earplugs
- This place is a kid-magnet, thanks to the Diwi & Co Kids’ Club, even a Kids’ Spa
- Ground floor terraces are in view of hotel guests walking past — higher floors have more privacy
- Pets are welcome
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
An ochre-walled compound arranged around a lushly landscaped central pool, this luxury spa hotel is a world unto itself with hammams, butler service and a choice of two restaurants (Fouquet’s Marrakech is a French brasserie that also serves Moroccan specialties while the pool-restaurant, Le Wardya, is known for its buffets of international fare). Choose from 78 rooms (all with their own terrace), seven larger suites and 26 over-the-top ryads (three- to seven-bedroom complexes inspired by local palaces, each with its own private pools and gardens).
In the Area
With the hotel located just outside the gates of the Medina — the world’s original shopping mecca — you’re perfectly placed to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the spice and craft stalls. Culture vultures can walk to two historic mosques (the Mouassine and the Koutoubia, the largest in Morocco), Dar El Bacha palace, the Majorelle botanical gardens and Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech’s main plaza. Hotel staff will also arrange car excursions for golf, tennis or fishing and to visit desert sand dunes or the boho seaside city of Essaouira.
How to Get There
A very good hotel situated at Bab Er Raha immediately adjacent to the city walls close walking distance to all the main attractions and sights on offer in Marrakech. Extremely friendly and competent staff made our stay very comfortable. All the bedrooms seem to have large external balconies overlooking the splendid swimming pool area. The rooms themselves are generously sized with excellent en-suite facilities as you would expect in a hotel of this quality.
Breakfasts were a great start to the day and eggs of all sorts were available freshly cooked to order. Dinner in the main restaurant was good and although not an extensive menu provided a good selection for all tastes. A good bar area but as you would expect for an hotel of this quality quite expensive.
After much deliberation, my partner and I decided upon the Hotel & Ryads Barriere Le Naoura for our first visit to Marrakech...a deliberation that turned out to be well worth it. I had contacted the hotel ahead of our arrival in an attempt to surprise my partner for our anniversary. She (partner) clearly forgot that it was our anniversary after a long day of travel, but luckily the staff at the hotel did not, as they had upgraded our room to a Junior Suite.
The room. Was. Ex. Quisite.
The staff at the hotel were so attentive, I feel as though I did not lift a single finger any time I stepped onto the hotel grounds, not even to open the front door, mind.
10/10, would stay again.
Fantastic Hotel in Marrakesh
A modern take on traditional Arabic architecture in fantastic location, 10 mins taxi from Menara Airport and walking distance (less than 10 mins) to main tourist attractions such as Jemaa El Fna and Medina Souks.
Hotel has 5* rating for good reason, luxury rooms and facilities.
Giant Super King Size Beds
His and Hers Bathrooms
Walk in Wardrobe
Balcony with seating/furniture
Satellite TV and media system
Free WiFi throughout the complex
Excellent buffet Breakfast (hot and continental)
Opulent and well-stocked bar
Hamman and Spa with indoor heated pool
Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, always delighted to make your stay more special, in particular, the butlers and concierge team and reception staff.
We opted for the Junior suite, spacious room, and amenities, housekeeping staff always on hand
Would highly recommend this hotel for luxury vacation
Stayed here for what I had hoped would be romantic week away with my boyfriend. APPALLING service. Could never get anyone to order a drink when sat by the pool or at the bar. Was told the bar area by the pool required you to order food no drinks only seating. Breakfast incredibly disappointing. Had to always ask for fruit as it was never replenished. Limited choice. I wouldn’t be as critical if the prices were in line with a cheap deal, but this is no cheap deal. Nothing appears fluid. It’s all disjointed and clunky, like you’re doing them a favour by stating there. The restaurant food was very disappointing, and this is a self running entity that members of the public would attend. Very average food and extortionate prices. The location is great. Minutes walk from all the hustle and bustle and I think they play on that fact, selling the illusion of premium in a good location. But it’s premium price only.
I really couldn’t wait to come home!
For me the best thing about the hotel was its location and the smiley staff (but all Morrocans were very friendly and smiley anyway). The hotel needs an upgrade. It rained for a few days while we were there and it was a bit cold. We stayed in a junior suite and we tried to raise the temperature in the room, but the thermostat would not go higher than 19,5 Celsius and we were informed that the whole hotel was like that. We were freezing every night (5 nights!) and our room was also very cold during the day. It was very uncomfortable having to wear a jacket every time we were inside the room. The breakfast buffet room was so primitive that every morning we would stink of frying oil from all the smoke in the air just from entering it to pick up the food and the breakfast buffet was 70% sweet stuff and then the rest. As I said, the location was fantastic. We walked everywhere, but the rest was lacking a lot.