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Riad El Ma

4, derb Sidi Besri | Ancienne Médina, Meknes 50000, Morocco
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Riad El Ma
Ranked #1 of 29 Meknes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Our room was nice, although a bit dark, but that's because we booked the Blue room on the ground floor (handy if you have heavy luggage though), but the TRUE highlight of this riad (beside its location and being very easy to find) is the FOOD; we had the most extraordinary tasty, wonderfully cooked dinner of all out stay in... More

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San Clemente, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We recently had the good fortune of staying in the Riad El Ma for four nights and we had a wonderful stay. The Riad is absolutely beautiful and very well put together (we have been in Morocco for over two weeks and it is by far the prettiest Riad that we have seen so far). The two managers of the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Meknes is one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco, but still not on most tourist itineraries. The people are friendly and helpful - the local police officer took us to Riad El Ma (and it was about a kilometer from the parking!). The Riad itself is simple, small and unimposing but well kept, the staff are all women and... More

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Boulogne sur Gesse, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Meknes is my favourite Moroccan city and this was my favourite riad. We always stay in riads when we can, there is something about the geometry of these buildings, with the central courtyard, the greenery and roof terraces that makes one feel welcome. Some Moroccan renovations always add a degree of kitch, patterned tiles, glitzy cushion covers etc, but this... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed at this riad one night with my Dad and had a great stay. We booked our room by e-mail. We stayed in the yellow room (chambre jaune) on the ground floor. The room was big, clean, with 2 beds (one queen and one twin). Nice bathroom also clean. The 2 ladies who manage the riad on behalf of... More

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Columbus, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This Riad is a gem. The two Aminas were very helpful. The dinner was delicious but too much food for us and served too late. We like to eat dinner at 6:30 not 8:00 (I am 80). It was an easy walk out of the medina to other restaurants. They arranged a taxi to take us to Volubilis and then... More

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
59 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed in this beautiful Riad for two nights in October. We booked one of their suites for the price of a normal room because all smaller roomd were booked. When we arrived we choose for the yellow suite because it’s situated on the ground floor. This suite seemed to be the most traditional bedroom of the house. We loved... More

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Vienna, Austria
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Meknes ,one of the four imperial cities with a wonderful Medina has a hotel / Riad that should not be missed.Parking the car outside the walls a friendly gentleman with a cart will take your luggage and lead you to Riad El Ma ( not so easy to find by yourself ) There one is welcomed by theladies of the... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Email and booking contact was very easy, and owner Francis very helpful...he even called me on the phone from France the week before my visit to answer questions in person. We stayed in the red room/suite, which was pleasantly large and very good value for money. The riad was calm and tranquil, with a great dipping pool on the roof... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful home from home with every whim catered for before you've even thought of it! The dinners have been wonderful - beef and pear tagine, beautiful soup, pancakes for breakfast and homemade honey and almond cakes. The staff are exceptional; gracious, accommodating and thoughtful. Please do not miss it!

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Address: 4, derb Sidi Besri | Ancienne Médina, Meknes 50000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Meknes
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad el Ma guest house is located in the heart of the historic city center, a few steps away from the town’s most famous monuments such as the beautiful Bab Mansour gate and the Bouinania Medersa.In the delicious atmosphere created by running water and foutains, you can relax in a fully renovated “Riad”, a traditional moroccan mansion built around an open courtyard. ... more   less 

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