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“Every bit as good as before” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Menzeh
34 derb El Arsa | Sidi Ayoub, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #22 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Every bit as good as before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our second visit to Marrakesh, and with Bernard as our host in the Riad Menzeh. This time my sister-in-law and husband joined us for the experience, and they weren't disappointed. Bernard is such an excellent host and since our last trip has added some additional efficient and very friendly staff, that made our stay magical. If you want the experience of the real Medina it is here, and you can get it at great value. Don't miss out on that trip to Amizmiz, and enjoy the hospitality of the Berbers in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, only an hour away from the city.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have stayed with my wife and two children in this Riad for just one night on the way for a trip in the desert, and we enjoyed it very much. The location is quite convenient and the staff very helpful: Bernard, the owner, booked for us an excellent dinner in a nearby restaurant and gave us many interesting hints for exploring the city. The general atmosphere is very homey and we definitely recommend it; a very good wi-fi system working also in the rooms is a plus.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely little place, lovely rooms, lovely staff. And pretty affordable too. Could not recommend more highly.
The guys really couldn't do enough for us, and the recommendation to visit the Photography Museum was a great one!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this Riad while in Marrakech, it was my first time in a Medina so as i was walking through the tiny narrow streets i wasn't too sure what to expect but as soon as i walked in to the Riad it was extremely serene and peaceful.

The rooms were very clean, well maintained and looked after but best of all were the extremely warm and friendly staff who were willing to go to the end's of the Earth to fulfil our needs!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed at Riad Menzeh for 2 nights over 2 separate stays. The team at the riad were particularly helpful even before we had arrived, organising our airport pick ups, dinners on arrival, next day transfers to Ouarzazate and pick ups a week later. The service was efficient and friendly before we had even arrived and this did not disappoint during both our stays.
We stayed in the upstairs room which suited us as it was on the upper terrace and away from the main rooms. The room was of a decent size and the bed is comfortable and you can either use the air-conditioning or sleep with the windows open like we did. The bathroom is sufficient with plenty of hot water available to enjoy a shower. Though not overly luxurious it is perfectly comfortable and clean, and provided us with a good nights sleep on both occasions.
Breakfast is a really tasty spread, very filling, with traditional Moroccan style pancakes, bread, jams and orange juice and coffee. We asked them to cook some fried eggs and it wasn't a problem.
We had a dinner and lunch during our time at the Riad and both were exceptional. Dinner was one of the best tagines we had ever eaten with tender lamb that just melted in your mouth. Served with a chilled bottle of wine in the gorgeous courtyard with great service it was a meal to remember. We enjoyed some lunch on our last day, another tasty tagine, with a super fresh tuna, cucumber & potato salad and fresh strawberries to finish off with. We had arrived back one day with a selection of olives, oysters and crackers, which the guys were happy to plate up for us and serve to us up on the roof terrace along with a bottle of chilled wine which really made our day.
The hammam and massage is definitely worth a go. A really great experience, private and comfortable, we felt scrubbed clean and very relaxed after a massage to finish off our holiday.
The riad isn't in the heart of the medina, but is an easy 15 minute walk to Jemaa el Fna.
The staff are what make this riad so special, they were all so willing to help and nothing was too much bother.

Room Tip: The top floor room is great as you are away from everyone else.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from Marrakech where my husband, two children and I spent two nights at Riad Menzeh.
The Riad is small (only 5 rooms) and located just a short walk to the main square. The staff are incredibly warm, nice and helpful. Jamal was always ready to help and answers any questions. The rooms are small but very clean and with character. Breakfast was great and varied and we loved coming back to mint tea and Moroccan biscuits at the end of a long day out. I can only recommend this lovely place and commend its staff/management. A pleasure to have met them!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed at the Riad Menzeh when visiting Marrakech early in April and just had to write and say how much I enjoyed staying here. It's in the heart of the old Medina in Marrakech, so most of the sites in the old town are within walking distance. Clean and comfortable, Riad Menzeh is a nice, calm place to come back to and unwind a bit after the hustle and bustle of the medina. And I have to single out the staff: Jamal and Yassin helped us in so many ways small and large, really making us feel at home. I heartily recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 34 derb El Arsa | Sidi Ayoub, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 469 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Menzeh is located in a small and peaceful street in the heart of Marrakech old city. 10 Minutes walk from the well known Marrakech main square of Jemaa el Fna, Riad Menzeh is the perfect place to enjoy this amazing city. Bernard and his staff will be happy to help you discover Marrakech the Red City of mysteries, sounds, smells and flavors. Activate your senses in this unique part of the world. Above all, we'€™d like to share with you our passion for this stunning and colorful city and its people, incredibly nice and friendly. Indulge yourself in a traditional spa massage over a steam bath and warm pore cleansing with scented black soap and ghassul (clay) in our private Hammam. ... more   less 
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