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La Maison Arabe

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This legendary and prestigious hotel boasts 26 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, a new spa, and a choice of 2 large swimming pools (on-site in the medina or at the hotel's country annex, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle). The hotel's world-famous Moroccan cooking workshops have become a "must-do" activity in Marrakech. Frommer's describes La Maison Arabe as "the epitome of Moroccan elegance."
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Shuttle Bus Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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A lovely oasis in the midst of the chaos of Marrakech. Entering into the calm Riad with scented candles and fires lit you enter a different world. Rooms spacious and comfortable; one small niggle - to be charged for coffee capsules in the coffee machine seems petty in rooms of t
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A beautiful place to stay! The service was incredible, very comfy bedrooms, and the pool retreat a short transfer away was very peaceful. I would highly recommend this place to stay for anyone visiting Marrakesh
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We stayed in a junior suite which was spacious and well thought out. We could hear Moroccan music every evening and birds chirping every morning when we left the doors to the patio open which was lovely. When we shut the doors, the room was silent for those who need quiet to slee
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The best in class tone was set upon arrival. We were greeted with Mint Tea and pampered in the Jazz bar while our room was prepped. All the rooms are unique and well appointed. Both restaurants were excellent and service was great. They provided us with a very knowledgeable guide
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We had a lovely stay at the hotel, our third. The room was small but charming and quiet, a feat as the hotel is situated in the middle of the Medina. The staff is charming and helpful, and the food is delicious. The Country Club is within easy reach with the complimentary shuttle
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Is the pool at the riad LMA heated in February/March and if so, to what temperature? Is it heated by solar power or by gas, or by another means? I want to insure that I can swim laps during my stay next winter. Many thanks.
I don’t know, we were there in the summer. Call them, they’re very friendly and will surely respond immediately.
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There are a number of cooking classes in Marrakesh however this one come highly recommended. My one concern is that do not take you shopping to buy the ingredients that will be prepared. That seems like fun thing to do but is it a must?
Dear Ray S, Please note that in the past we did organize a tour for shopping before the cooking class, then we realize that it's a waste of time. Guest prefer to visit a Moroccan traditional oven and spend more time with the dada to learn how to make the tagine . A cooking class usually starts with a comprehensive introduction that highlights the importance of cooking in Moroccan society, and reviews the variety of recipes created by dadas (traditional woman cooks) over the centuries for special occasions such as marriages, baptisms, and circumcisions. We then proceed to an overview of the most traditional recipes such as pastilla, couscous, and the broad variety of tajines (stews usually made with lamb or chicken), while reviewing some of the basic pillars of Moroccan cuisine:  Spices: The core spices used in Moroccan cuisine include ginger, saffron, cumin, ras el hanout (a mixture of up to 35 different spices), as well as salt and pepper. Olive oil, of which there is abundance in Morocco, is also an essential ingredient in the local cuisine, as well as ghi (a kind of aged butter).  Herbs: Most Moroccan recipes use parsley and coriander. Other important herbs such as thyme, oregano, bay leaf, rosemary and basil, are used depending on the recipe being prepared.  Mode of cooking: Traditionally, Moroccan homes used charcoal and clay pots to cook tajines or couscous. Modern Moroccan homes of course use the same gas or electric ranges found in European or American homes. The cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe are conducted using modern equipment, so that the participants can easily prepare the dishes they have learned once they have returned to their own countries.  Cooking techniques: A typical tajine recipe calls for searing the meat, softening the onions, bringing to a boil and allowing to slowly simmer. This results in a reduced, thick sauce. Finally, before the practical part of the cooking class begins, the participants are acquainted with the recipe of the day, whether it’s a chicken tajine with olives and preserved lemons, couscous or pastilla, and review the various vegetables and ingredients that will be used. The cooking classes at La Maison Arabe are structured around easy-to-make traditional recipes. Each participant has his or her own workstation and equipment, and follows step-by-step the preparing of that day’s dish. In a typical workshop, one learns how to make a main course as well as a Moroccan appetizer or salad (for example, eggplant or roasted green peppers with tomatoes). When the class has finished, it’s time to savor the result of one’s labor. The participants enjoy the meal they’ve prepared, in the cool shade of an olive or fig tree by the hotel’s pool. It’s been the job of the chef and translator to make sure that they’ve enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal about Moroccan cuisine and culture. Bon appétit! Good to know  There are two cooking workshops per day: one at 10h00 and the second at 15h00  The price includes the cooking workshop and lunch, and excludes alcoholic drinks
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We are planning a trip to Morocco and will be staying in Marrakesh at La Maison Arabe. We are trying to decide between a garden or the patio suite. What would be your your recommendation. Thank you
We really liked our private balcony that opened onto the courtyard. I think it was room 213.
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How to book Cooking classes and Hammock treatments?
Dear Sir, Please send your request to reservation we will be happy to get back to you with all details you need the e mail address is available on our website best regards
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Thinking of visiting in December/January time, is the pool heated and could be used around this time, or is it likely to be too cool?
I am thinking the pool is headed, but to be absolutely sure I would recommend to make a request directly at the hotel. The hotel is absolut wonderful. I'd say best choice. Enjoy.
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"Because this is a riad, all rooms will open to a beautiful garden courtyard - the sounds of the busy Medina never intruded."
"If anyone in the party has issues with walking and steps, let them know so they can find a room with less stairs ."
"There are lots of stairs involved, so if you have trouble with that, ask first."
"The rooms are not laid out like regular hotels. There are many levels so you are not right beside another room, so it is quiet and private."
"Go for room 215"
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PRICE RANGE
US$215 - US$799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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la maison arabe marrakechla maison arabe hotel marrakech
LOCATION
MoroccoMarrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMarrakech
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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