My husband and I have recently returned from a weeks stay at the Riad Zayane. Nothing but praise for this very friendly hotel.
A total of five rooms, all of excellent standard (we had a sneaky peak into all of the rooms as we were the only guests on our first night). We booked a taxi pick up from the airport and an evening meal on our first night. The taxi driver was friendly and very knowledgeable and carried our suitcase to the Riad for us. We would never have found the place if it wasn't for him. We were greeted with mint tea as we checked in and the evening meal was exceptional so much so we ate in the hotel twice more during our visit.
It is in a central location, and is easy to get to on foot from any of the tourist attractions. The European part of Marrakech and to the Medinah are easy to find using the maps that the hotel provides. The hardest part is remembering how many streets you have to walk up to turn right to find the Riad, but the hotel have business cards which they leave in your room to carry with you with all their details and a little map on the back to make sure you don't get lost. They have thought of everything.
The courtyard is well furnished with plenty of relaxing space, and a small plunge pool. The rooftop is well equip with settees, chairs and sun loungers. There are a few umbrellas that will provide some shade for those looking to stay out in the sun. They even provide towels and sunhats for your protection on the roof. The photographs don't do it justice.
The hotel arranged some trips for us and they worked out cheaper than booking through agents before hand and even the street hawkers selling trips to the tourists. We had the same taxi driver for our trips (over the Atlas mountains and to the Beach), and I am pleased to say he was a very friendly and competent driver. He refused our offers of tips (except the last one when he took us back to the airport).
Alexander the owner and the rest of the staff were very friendly, spoke several languages to cater for all their clientele. We wanted for nothing while we were there, and when we go back to Marrakech again, we will definitely return to the Riad Zayane.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Zayane Hotel Marrakech