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Riad Zayane
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   36, derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala - médina, Marrakech 40008 , Morocco   |  
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Ranked #178 of 1,041 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a delightful 3 night break at Riad Zayane - where we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversay. We had a lovely time (had been to Marrakech before but this was our first time in Riad Zayane). The staff went out of their way to make our stay a comfortable and a memorable one. My husband (in a moment of romance ;o) contacted the Riad in advance of our arrival to organise a flower arrangement for our room. What an arrangement it was too! 50 or more beautiful roses, some were scented - stunning! We stayed in the Oasis room - beautiful and large enough (has a sofa and chairs) to spend time in when not out exploring (the roof terrace is a great place to relax too). Breakfast was delicious and fresh. I can not fault Riad Zayane and genuinely look forward to returning one day soon (we only got back last night but I have already been on to various airlines' websites to look at flight prices for next year!). Many thanks go to Joed (not sure of the spelling, sorry) and the team for looking after us at Riad Zayane and Alexandre for answering all my questions via email before heading out to Marrakech.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Oasis room - beautiful and large enough (has a sofa and chairs) to spend time in wh...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A lovely, quiet place to stay. Very pleasant environment in all parts whether inside under the panoramic opening roof or outside on the roof terrace. Excellent, friendly and helpful staff create a thoroughly relaxing atmosphere and in all aspects we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A diverse collection of general antique items also added interest in the room!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

First impressions of the Riad was excellent, a lovely retreat from the hussle and bussle of Marrakech...!!! Would definatley stay again and the food was to die for in a gorgeous setting.
The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, good value for money.

Room Tip: Only five rooms in the Riad Zayane so get the Oasis Room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Riad Zayane Atlas is a lovely quiet place in an excellent location just minutes from the bustle of the souks and the square. We were very well looked after, especially by Kamal who remained friendly, attentive and patient with our attempts at GCSE French! Nothing was too much trouble for him. We went on a 'deal' which included dinner for one evening but the food was so delicious and the surroundings so pleasant on the roof terrace that we decided to eat there on other evenings too. A splash pool had just been installed and was a welcome addition. The room we had was a bit small but this didn't really matter as there were plenty of nooks and crannies to lounge in and relax. I have no hesitation in recommending Riad Zayane, it is excellent value and I would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: There are larger rooms so request a family sized one if possible.
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Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Temperature was good this time of year, mild english summer. The riad is just inside the medina so everything is walkable to, approx 20-30 min, depending on pace! It is located down a dusty track, approached thro a small local market, (if you want European, go outside the medina!)
The riad is small, 5/6 rooms on a first floor balcony. Tasteful, good quality modern conversion with good sympathetic local ethnic feel. The inner balcony faces onto a courtyard with water, refreshingly cool. The courtyard is covered with retractable canvas roof. Excellent roof terrace for sunbathing/relaxing.
You can order evening meal for the evening in the courtyard, with a days notice. It is medium priced but better than most of the meals you will eat out!
The day to day manager is Jaovad who also cooks the excellent meals. Unfailingly helpful staff, who went out of their way to make us feel at home.

Room Tip: All the rooms open out to a central covered enclosed courtyard, so all OK. Like most places you get...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We chose this Riad from the British Airways list and despite a delayed flight arrival and the resultant confusion of the airport pickup we were delivered to the location and met at the street and then escorted a short walk to the Riad (As other reviewers have said - Finding any Riad can be difficult, so being met and guided in was brilliant)
On arrival we were warmly greeted by Jo, given mint tea ( we are now hooked on mint tea!) and everything about our stay including places to visit and the best routes into the landmarks etc was explained - A great start
During our 5 days, nothing was to much trouble and for Jo or the girls including organised an excursion for us which was excellent. We ate in one evening which was both great value and excellent food and each morning the breakfast was different and there was always enough food for a good start to the day - The omelettes are the best!
This Riad is an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and coming in through the heavy front door after a hectic day was wonderful and to be so quiet as soon as the door is shut was amazing, as was the rooftop area where we sat out in the evening watching the stars.

We recommend this Riad without hesitation!

  • Stayed June 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I can honestly can not recommend this Riad enough it was the most beautiful and relaxing accomodation I have ever stayed in.

When we arrived we were a bit harassed as the lane leading up to the Riad is quite a culture shock when first arriving in Marrakesh but we were then welcomed into Riad Zayne which is like a little peace of heaven in the noisy, bustling city. Joad who I gave the best customer service as did the ladies that work at the Riad that I have ever expereinced. Welcoming us with Morrocan mint tea and even prepared us a three course dinner at about 10pm at night in the riad, when we arrived.

The food at the riad was the best we tasted in Marrakesh, succlent tagines and lovely sweets and the rose wine was really good. The breakfasts were different each day and a lot of effort was put into them.

The rooms are decorated and themed, we were in the African room which was very nice. The roof terrace was nice to go up and sit and realx on one of their sun bed. There is also a plunge pool but we never got round to using it.

The Riad is very relaxing and I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: All rooms look lovely and have an individual theme, we stayed in the African room which was very nic...
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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Address: 36, derb Nakhla | Bab Doukkala - médina, Marrakech 40008 , Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #178 of 1,041 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Zayane 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idéalement situé à deux pas de la Mosquée Bab Doukkala et des transports en commun, le Riad Zayane est une magnifique maison d'hôtes de Marrakech à cinq minutes à pied des Souks et quinze minutes de la place Jemaâ El Fna . Outre ses 5 chambres et suite climatisées à la luxueuse décoration métissée, le Riad Zayane dispose d'une terrasse sur le toit avec solarium, d'un salon et d'une salle à manger ainsi que d'un magnifique patio aux zeligues bicolores avec bassin et fontaine traditionnelle, où vous pourrez vivre un dîner aux chandelles des plus romantiques autour de mets savoureux typiques de la tradition culinaire marocaine, concoctés par la cuisinière du Riad. Le personnel est disponible 24h/24 et vous aidera à organiser excursions et visites guidées de Marrakech et ses environs, ou encore à réserver une table de restaurant et autres billets de spectacles. Un service de navette pour l'aéroport vous sera fourni sur réservation préalable. Enfin, l'accès Wi-Fi est gratuit dans tout le bâtiment. Un parking payant se trouve à proximitéIdeally located near Bab Doukkala Mosque and the public transports, Riad Zayane is a beautiful Marrakesh guesthouse within a 5-minute walk from the Souks markets and 15-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna square. In addition to its 5 luxury guestrooms and suite exquisitely decorated, Riad Zayane has a rooftop terrace with solarium, a lounge and a dining room, as well as a beautiful patio tiled with zeligues and boasting a traditional pond and fountain, ideal setting for a romantic candlelit dinner over tasty dishes of Moroccan cuisine, concocted by Hayat, the in-house cook of the Riad. Staff are available 24/24 and will help you organize excursions and guided tours in Marrakesh and the surroundings, or to book a restaurant and tickets. A shuttle service to the airport will be provided on prior reservation. Eventually, a free wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Charged parking is available nearby ... more   less 
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