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Riad Swaka

#332 of 1,148 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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53 Derb Ragragui, Riad zitoun Jdid | Palais Bahia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We booked the Riad Swaka through a Groupon deal so we were not sure what to expect - but we certainly didn't expect the amazing place that we stayed in. We booked our transfer with Walter directly so the driver phoned ahead and Ahmed came to meet us. Thank goodness he did as it wouldn't have been that easy to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely accommodation and very friendly and helpful staff. We also really appreciated returning to the riad during the afternoon heat to enjoy the roof terrace and the comfy seating in the cool reception area. We had a coeliac in our group and she informed the staff that she wouldn't eat anything with wheat (she would just have the tea and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A truly wonderful gem that's hidden yet within walking distance to all notable attractions including, the square, the palace, the jewish quarters etc. The central car park makes it easy to set meeting points for cabbies and planned tours. The Riad was empty because we went during Ramadan which was also the hottest season in Marrakech, so we had the... More 

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walter F, Propriétaire at Riad Swaka, responded to this review

Hello there, A big thank you for your opinion, which is heartwarming! It encourages us to continue in the spirit that we want to give our house. Good luck to you walter More 

milton keynes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights.we arrived 9 in the evening and was met by Walter ( the owner), and had a 5 minute walk to the Riad from the Palace Bahia. The Riad is a lovely traditional place to stay, it's very clean and the owners and the staff go out of there way to make your stay a... More 

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Lon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful 6 night break in Marrakech at the end of February and chose this riad because of the excellent reviews - and yes it was great. A warm welcome from Walter and Fatima - with the lovely Brahim in the background to take over when English required (my husband). It is a simple but beautifully furnished riad... More 

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walter F, Propriétaire at Riad Swaka, responded to this review

hello Rosemary For English I promise I'll make more effort! It is similar to the WIFI when your friends go back it will be perfect. good luck Walter More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location seemed a bit dodgy at first due to it being down a series of back streets but after walking it a few times we realised it was ok. Walter was a great host to deal with and also met us from the taxi. He gave us a great welcome at the Riad... More 

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walter F, Propriétaire at Riad Swaka, responded to this review

hello We all do at Riad maximun and upgrade is normal if we have the opportunity! To Jacuzzi, one must understand that here too it winter there! to soon walter More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed here for 8 days. Beautifully decorated and so peaceful within the courtyard. The Riad was clean and tidy and the staff were fantastic. So polite and accommodating - Walter, his wife Fatima and Brahim. It was a sanctuary to relax after a hectic day out on the Marrakech streets and sit out on the rooftop terrace. We had a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Riad is on a quiet little street yet still close to the central square that you are close to all the hustle and bustle of the city life. Our room was lovely and clean and decorated in traditional Moroccan style. All of the staff were very accomodating and there was nothing that wasn't too much trouble for them. The... More 

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walter F, Propriétaire at Riad Swaka, responded to this review

hello Katie it is that you're amazing! We wish you lots of good things. If you return to Marrakech our house is always open for you good luck Faty and Walter More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We looked at 15 or so Riads in Marrakech medina and Swaka was by far the most beautifully renovated. Rooms are larger than most Riads and are comfortably furnished with lovely decor. All have been recently restored. Area is super quiet (no motorbikes!). Fatima and Walter are a friendly couple who treat staff and guests like family. Charming stay

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walter F, Propriétaire at Riad Swaka, responded to this review

Hello Were the people who make the nice Riad! It is true that the Riad is in a quiet neighborhood at the same time very close to the souks. thank you again for your compréhention (tickets to Essaouira) Big hello Fati who thank you for the compliments of her decor! à bientot in Marrakech fati and walter More 

Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Walter and Fatty, as well as their staff, showed us a great Moroccan welcome from the moment we entered their peaceful Riad. Always willing to answer all of our needs, they even took from their personal time to bring us shopping for mosaic tables which are manufactured on the outskirts of the city. Great times, great people, an easy choice!

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