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Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba"

3.5-star riad with restaurant, near Le Jardin Secret

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba"
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  • Exterior
  • Indoor Pool
  • Terrace/Patio
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  • A beautiful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the Médina. Ferdi, Simo and Ayoub have…

    Oct 2, 2019

  • The place and staff were great, my only issue was shower/water pressure supply.

    Jun 4, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport pick-up service
  • In-room childcare

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 15 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 16 min walk
  • Le Jardin Secret - 11 min walk
  • Marrakesh Museum - 14 min walk
  • Majorelle Gardens - 18 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Luxury Double Room


  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 15 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 16 min walk

What’s around


  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - 15 min walk
  • Marrakech Plaza - 16 min walk
  • Le Jardin Secret - 11 min walk
  • Marrakesh Museum - 14 min walk
  • Majorelle Gardens - 18 min walk
  • Carré Eden Shopping Center - 19 min walk
  • Avenue Mohamed VI - 25 min walk
  • Palais des Congres - 26 min walk
  • Royal Palace - 30 min walk
  • Menara Mall - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Menara Airport (RAK) - 15 min drive
  • Marrakech Central Station - 29 min walk
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 7 AM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Morocco may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 3 per night)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" Marrakech
  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba"
  • Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" Marrakech
  • Mboja "Chez Ali Baba"
  • Mboja "chez Ali Baba"
  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" Riad
  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" Marrakech
  • Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" Riad Marrakech

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 3 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 5.0 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per vehicle


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Riad Mboja "Chez Ali Baba" .
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 7 AM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Henna Cafe (4-min walk), Le Comptoir du Pacha (4-min walk), and Dar Moha (6-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is EUR 15 per vehicle.
  • No, this riad doesn't have a casino, but Casino de Marrakech (3-min drive) and Le Grand Casino de la Mamounia (8-min drive) are both nearby.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We travel worldwide and stay in dozens hotels every year. This riad is the best hotel experience we've ever had! The staff showed a rear blend of professionalism and warm welcome you get from a family. Ferdi-the-manager, who is fluent in every European language, arranged our airport transfer, emailed to us immigration forms, and had our meal waiting upon arrival. He welcomed us with mint tea and local sweets, oriented us to the map and answered all our questions. He was always available with an advice, help with dinner reservations, or arrangement for a hammam visit (recommended). Two young assistants, Simo and Ayoub, were simply delightful. They made sure our stay was flawless. Simo greeted us with a big smile at the shuttle drop off and escorted us to the riad. Eager to help, he even shopped with us at a local pastry stand to get us a "friend price". Ayoub, who served us every meal, got up at 3AM to prepare our last breakfast, and then took us to the airport shuttle. At 3:30AM! The riad was gorgeous, immaculate, and authentic. Spacious room and comfortable bedding, with fresh rose petals spread on our bed every day! Food was excellent! Breakfast included a variety of fresh breads and pancakes with jams, butter, yogurt, coffee and tea. A choice of traditional meals was available for lunch and dinner. Riad is in the Old City. Easy walk to all the attractions. if you are a runner, ask Ferdi about nice routes. You will feel like you are taken care of at all times! Enjoy!

    Alexei, 3 night romance trip, Nov 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay, excellent service

    2 night romance trip, Nov 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Will be coming back again.

    This riad is a jewel! Mariam was amazing she made the best breakfast, mint tea, always happy and such a pleasure to have met her. Luc was wonderful he scheduled our trip to the desert, taxis, and a great place to get a massage. I’m coming back next year to relax and finish seeing the rest of Morocco. There is riad kitty her name is Lundina she is the sweetest and everyone here is very welcoming I truly felt this was my home away from home. Great location to walk to a lot of the sites, go shopping, and just blend in with the locals.

    Claudia, 13 night trip, Mar 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet haven within walled city

    Luc enjoys his job, and in a quietly assured way, ensured that we enjoyed our stay in his Riads. We were met and were delighted by his historic building. The petal strewn bed opened onto a balcony around the central space. Despite some rain and unusually cool temperatures he made sure we were introduced to the gardens and lanes that make this city. He also instructed us on where to change money and how to deal with the friendly traders! Finding space in his nearby Riad where we had been fed when we arrived late in the evening on the first night, Luc offered to move us to a room with large windows that opened onto the atrium. The evening meals were a wonderful introduction to Morrocan cuisine, so well chosen, that only on the lunchtime of our last day did we bother to try elsewhere. Sadly for us the roof terrace - a series of spaces at different levels overlooking the city - was only somewhere to read, because the early February sun was fleeting. For a place to stay where in a couple of turns you were into the food market, it was a delightful haven. Luc arranged for us to enjoy a Hammam and the warm glow engendered by this and the welcome from him and the interesting evening conversations with Abdullah stay with us as we reflect on Marrakesh weeks later at home in England.

    Roger & Sarah, 4 night romance trip, Feb 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A haven in the Medina

    This was our first trip to Morocco and we will definitely be back. Luc and his team at the Riad Mjoba made it very special, Luc arranged our transport from the airport and personally met us from the point at which cars cannot travel any further into the medina. He provided mint tea whilst giving us an overview of the City, tips to ensure our safety and enjoyment and a map - he also provided his contact details assuring us he would be available if any problem arose - it didn't, but it was reassuring. The Riad itself was in a residential area, so very authentic, 15 minutes walk from most attractions through the souks. The souks are hectic (!) but the Riad was so peaceful and relaxing with a lovely roof terrace perfect for watching the sun go down. The inclusive breakfast is honestly the nicest I have had with homemade yogurt, crepes and cake alongside fruit, bread and preserves.

    Carolyn, Romance trip, Feb 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An oasis of calm in the bustling Medina

    From being met at the airport, arriving to mint tea and personally tailored advice as and when you need it they couldn’t be more attentive. An authentic Moroccan Riad with great service throughout your stay. Step onto the street & you’re immediately in the hustle & bustle of the Medina.

    Roisin, Family trip, Apr 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Adventure starting from Riad Mboja

    As soon as I booked the Riad Mboja, Luc contacted me through He is very nice and he arranged my transportation from Casablanca to Marrakech. As I was travelling alone, he was very helpful and made me feel comfortable from day one. He always go the extra mile. For instance, I had a problem with my local cellphone and he brought me to a local shop to get it fixed. Later on, he also arranged the 3 days 2 nights Sahara tour for me. Overall, I would definitively recommend his services. His guest house [riad] is well located and is a 10 minutes straight walk to Jemaa el-Fnaa. This is a very beautiful riad, clean with local decoration and features. From the roof top, one can see the beautiful sunset in Marrakech.

    Chuenshoei, Other trip, Feb 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Personnel top

    Le riad ainsi que le personnel magnifique vraiment ya rien a dire J'ai jamais vue un accueil chaleureux pareil

    yassine, 3 night trip, Mar 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Eravamo tre coppie, siamo stati benissimo... il Riad è molto carino e accogliente all’interno di un quartiere molto caratteristico...

    Flavio, 3 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a lovely place

    Had the most amazing of stays..such an authentic and calm place to escape to after the sometimes hectic streets in the Medina. Lovely roof terrace with amazing views and sunset, where we could enjoy a drink after a busy day. The staff were amazing so kind and helpful and spoke good English. Ferdi the owner was very helpful and was always available.Thank you to Ferdi, Simo, Ayoub, Cederic, Abdelillag, Kawtar and Khadija. Thank you. Will definitely come back.

    LINDA, 6 night romance trip, Nov 3, 2019

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