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Riad Anya
Hay Sidi Mimoun, Derb Sidi Mbarek 149, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #177 of 1,043 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Woodstock, ON
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“Romantic Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

After scouring the internet for days, I kept coming back to this gem and wow! We first visited Riad Anya in October 2012 and were spoiled by Jamilla and her staff.We were greeted with mint tea and Moroccan treats served in the tranquil courtyard. My friend and I enjoyed a refreshing hammam and massage by Lubna which we would strongly recommend. If you've never tried a hammam this is the place. But the riad is espeically meaningful to us because we got engaged here that night. We loved it so much we returned here for our honeymoon in February. We stayed in the Anya room and loved it! The bathroom is divine - the large shower and toilet are separated by a long counter which offers great privacy and is handy when two people are trying to get ready in the morning. Khalid gave us a warm welcome and made sure we didn't need anything. The breakfast was delicious - the fresh orange juice alone is worth it but they make a mean Moroccan orange cake. Yum! The riad is an easy 5 minute walk to the medina. The only cautionary note is that the riad is down an alley which may not be safe for women alone at night (wasn't a problem during the day though). I strongly recommend this riad and hope to visit again in June.

Room Tip: The Mamounia and Anya rooms are excellent. Mamounia is the terrace room and offers priacy and tranqu...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAnya, Propriétaire at Riad Anya, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
One thank you louse your comment and what the riad Anya is the place of loving commitment. We wish you a lot of happiness and shall be delighted by credit note to see again(to revise) you one day.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

it was a really great surprise. I chose this riad based on reviews, and I was actually really satisfied.
Great location, great hosts and a wonderful Moroccan breakfast.
Unfortunately it was raining so the internal court was still covered, but the Riad is really awesome.
Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAnya, Propriétaire at Riad Anya, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
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Merci d avoir pris le temps de nous écrire ce commentaire. C 'est toujours précieux pour nos futurs hôtes. Nous espérons vous revoir lors d 'un autre séjour à Marrakech
Bien cordialement
Toute l 'équipe du riad Anya vous salue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights. We were very happy with the Riad the room we took was on the roof lovely and secluded the only issue if it bothers you is the 5am call to prayer from the local mosque. Inside the Riad you can barely hear it on the roof it's like having a megaphone next to your head. It's 20 mins every morning if that bothers you get a room inside the building. We managed to deal with it ok and saw it as part of the moroccoan experience.

The Riad was very clean and well kept and beautifully decorated the staff were so friendly they made the stay. Khalil the night manager was really helpful with some local tips and great chats over mint tea.

Breakfast is fresh, hot and great coffee. Only gripe would be its a bit repetitive as its baguette and jam every day as the main part and a small cooked bread pancake or pastry with it. More fruit would have been great.

If you want a friendly place just 8 mins to the square with clean spacious rooms and a huge roof terrace take this place it's excellent my small gripes are just that very small things.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A gorgeous ryad with fabulous outdoor space. I'm glad I booked an airport shuttle as I realized I would never find the ryad on my own the first time. The ryad was located in a maze of small streets, about 10 minutes walk from the Djemaa El-Fna square.

The first thing I noticed was how beautiful it was. The room was not super big, but it was clean and comfortable with a spacious bathroom. And we kind of had our own private courtyard. I did discover some ants in a box of Morrocan sweets we bought 2 days ago, but since it was a ground floor room it could happen of course.

Every time we came back to the ryad, we were offered mint tea. Perfect to wind down after the city buzz. We didn't try dinner there, but breakfast was lovely especially the pancakes!

The staff definitely were eager to go the extra mile for any of our requests. They were the ones who made the stay so pleasurable. Especially Khalil, the night porter. Always ready to join us with some mint tea and to share Moroccan traditions and tales. Very friendly and eager to help.

Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woodstock, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at Riad Anya in October 2012. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure a wonderful visit. We were greeted with mint tea and delicous homemade treats. The riad was beautiful - elegant, tranquil and safe. The bedrooms were just beautiful and the bathrooms were spacious and very clean (they have the most amazing smelling soap from Les Sens Marrakesh). My friend and I went spent the afternoon lying in the sun on the riad terrace before enjoying a fabulous hammam and massage by Lubna - we HIGHLY recommend this experience with this lady. Afterwards, we wandered out to the nearby restaurants and medina. My Moroccan friend and his mother joined us later that evening and he and I became engaged at the riad! The setting was like something out of a movie. You could smell the jasmine and see the beautiful night sky from the private alcove (decorated with pillows and lamps); a small pool made it all perfect. Breakfast was delicious and filling. Jamila and her staff could not have been more helpful or discrete. We very much enjoyed our stay at the riad and I hope that my fiance and I will celebrate our wedding reception there!
Julie, Hassan, Fatima and Halima

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NYC, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

After having read that many riads are not family friendly, we were a bit nervous about bringing our 15 month old to Riad Anya. However, we were immediately welcomed by staff. The staff were affectionate and friendly with our baby. We were given a room on the ground floor (convenient for avoiding having to carry the stroller up flights of stairs) in the far back adjacent to a courtyard which was enclosed so it felt as if it was our own private courtyard for the baby to roam around. It was also situated away from the common areas and dipping pool so the baby wouldn't risk getting into trouble or disturbing other guests.

We were provided with a travel cot for the baby which was clean and sturdy. Unfortunately, our room had a shower so luckily we brought an inflatable bathtub.

The only complaints was that a print out of the bill couldn't be provided (printer was down) and I was only given the receipt of payment. The final amount was slightly more than what I was shown by reception.The other issue was a minor ant problem in the room.

The perks...the riad is located outside of the city center so it's a quiet area. It's not a far walk from the Jemaa el Fna square but complicated to cross streets with a stroller. It's also a 2-3 minute walk from a hospital which was comforting to know if there was an emergency with the baby.

Room Tip: Ground floor room at far back next to small courtyard is better for those traveling with babies.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This was our favourite Riad of all the ones we stayed in on our trip round Morocco. It was stunningly attractive and had a lovely spacious terrace.Our room was compact, but clean and comfortable with a little table and chairs on the bacony outside. We had a Hamman and massage which was very relaxing and enjoyable as well as cooking lesson from the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was really friendly and helpful. The plunge pool was very welcome after a hot day wandering round Marrakech. It was a 10 15 minute walk to the square, but straightforward enough and we felt quite comfortable walking around the area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hay Sidi Mimoun, Derb Sidi Mbarek 149, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #177 of 1,043 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad Anya is situated in the district Sidi Mimoun in 10mn on foot of the place(square) Jmena El Fna. Of the terrace you discover the gardens of the famous hotel " Mamounia ," a hammam, a room of massage, a swimming pool of 15m2 as well as a Jacuzzi shall decorate your stay. The cook(cooker) prepares Moroccan meals (earthenware cooking pots(meat stews) and cuckoos) of which you remember you for a long time. Jamila will help you to organize your stay if you wish it. ... more   less 
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