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“Highlight of our stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Slawi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   92 Derb Ahmed el Borj | Sidi Ben Slimane, Kaa Sour, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #43 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
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“Highlight of our stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2009

Riad Slawi was without any doubt the highlight of our two days in Marrakech. It was our introduction to Moroccan culture in comfortable, intimate and elegant surroundings. We stayed in the Menzeh room, which like the rest of the riad, blended traditional and trendy design. Riad Slawi is all crisp white lines with little touches of colour here and there. The place is more boutique hotel than B&B. Breakfast was very generous, consisting of fresh pastries, breads, freshly squeezed OJ, yoghurt, coffee or tea, etc. The attention to detail really caught my eye. That applied to the service as well. Adam, the riad manager, was a truly engaging host. His geniality and availability is Riad's Slawi's unique selling point. We received a personal service of the likes us Westerners could only dream of back home - certainly at these affordable prices. We arrived late in the evening on our first night. Adam was there to meet us in the street and walk us back to the hotel. After complimentary mint tea and local cake, he took us to the main square for dinner at one of the boisterous food stalls. His local knowledge and contacts meant we were really able to get under the skin of this fascinating city. On our second night, we opted for home-style cooking at the riad. My lamb tagine was to die for. It was like dining in a Moroccan family's home. I dare say, you can't get more authentic than that! We were looking for a unique experience and we got it at Riad Slawi. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 April 1, 2009

Riad Slawi was by far one of the best places we have stayed in and for a really affordable price too. Marrakech is an amazing city, rich in culture and abundant in energy. Riad Slawi is situated near the main square (you will get lost a few times walking but you will get the hang of it) and the rooms are great. Spacious, clean and very charming with unique moroccan style decor. The best part about staying in Riad Slawi is Adam, the trilingual (French, Arabic, English and a bit of Spanish) manager of the hotel. Not only does he go out of his way to make sure that you are comfortable in his hotel, he also arranges everything for you, i.e airport transport, meals, tours. Adam even brewed us herbal tea and medication when we were down with food poisoning (avoid countryside tagine's in the Ourika valley unless you have an iron stomach). Adam made our stay in Riad Slawi feel less like a hotel and more like a home: comfortable, unpretentious and extremely warm and inviting. A definite recommendation for a great experience in Marrakech. We look forward to revisiting Morocco and Riad Slawi in the future!!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 March 29, 2009

Thanks to Adam, his father and mother for this wonderful Riad. Adam is devoted and as a customer, I really feel it was a privilege and a chance to sleep there. Since the Riad is IN the medina, it is obviously difficult to find the place alone the first time when we arrived. Hopefully, Adam was waiting for us at the entrance of the medina. Several times, he walked with us in the medina to explain us the culture and different facts about Moroccan culture. Adam was born in Canada and live now in Morocco, so he has a gound understanding of western an Morocco's culture. He speak fluent French, English and Arab (and maybe other languages?). An interesting fact... As many travelers visiting Morocco for the first time, I was ill (yep... a one day Turista!). I had to stay at the Riad and Adam was there to make sure I was ok. He prepared me fruits and a special tea, gave me some hot bedclothes, etc. I thanks him so much for what he did. I recommend this Riad to everyone who wants a family atmosphere and an affordable room.

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Address: 92 Derb Ahmed el Borj | Sidi Ben Slimane, Kaa Sour, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#52 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#112 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Slawi 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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