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“Winter break to Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Awa
6 derb el hajra kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #222 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
“Winter break to Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

After weeks of trepidation on our first trip to North Africa, let alone Marrakech, all i can say is what a fantastic and out of this world place this really is and all the more better for staying at Riad Awa. Henri and his wonderful staff, especially Mohamad, could not do enough for you and were always very attentive for what ever you required. Riad Awa is perfectly located and stylish and tasteful and a quiet oasis away from the madding crowds of the Medina and the Souks. The room was simple yet stylish and the shower was a welcome reward after trudging around the souks and the heat all day. If you're going to Marrakech for the first time, dont do hotels but be more local and adventurous and stay at a beautiful and quiet Riad near the Medina. Riad Awa is definately one to look into. Breakfast on the roof terrace each morning watching the storks make their nests while planning your next trip into the city is a perfect way to start the day. 10 minute walks into the heart of the city makes Riad Awa a perfect location and after several nights out we ate in on the last night and this is well recommended. Henri gave us a choice of Tagine or cous cous for mains and the beef and Pear Tagine was to die for. Morroccan salad to start with was superb and much better than what you will get in the Tourist restaurants of the Medina. Again, Mohamad and the girls in the kitchen were fantastic and made our last night in Marrakech very comfortable sitting by the fire drinking a bottle of local Morroccan Rose wine.

Thanks Henri and we hope to come back soon. Tres Bien!!

Room Tip: All six rooms are more than one needs for a short stay in Marrakech. All have A/c and en-suite and t...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our stay at Riad Awa was fantastic. The hotel is very good located, it's in the medina, but the street isn't to busy and noisy. But be prepared to wake up early, at sunrise there were a number of crowing roosters. The hotel is very tasteful decorated and the roof terrace is amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a cozy and familiar atmosphere and it's easy to feel at home. On arrival day we had dinner at the hotel, the food was great, and the breakfast is really good too!

Room Tip: First floor room seem more private, than the rooms on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 November 3, 2012

Henri and his staff will make anyone feel at home in this beautiful 6 room riad conveniently located right by the Kasbah Mosque.
The roof top terrace is a great place for lounging with a splash pool and cosy booths for meals and snacks.
Compared to other places and prices this is a true bargain for anyone who want to get into the Marrakech Medina.

SPA Les Bains de Marrakech is next door and Jemaa el-fna square is a 15 minutes walk.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Perfectly located at the edge of the Kasbah, the Riad Awa is at strategically position in the city. Close to all attractions in a authentic street. A luxury interior, made in a traditional Moroccan handcraft with a taste of modern art and an awesome comfort. The roof top over looks the city with a pool. The owner makes you feel just at home with a perfect dosage of discretion and warmness. A restaurant a Hammam, everything is taken care of seamlessly. The perfect balance for an exotic week.

Room Tip: The room we preferred is on the second floor with the musharabiah ! Comfort is equally awesome.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Such a great place with friendly hospitality and charming chic vibe.
We had a great time there and still keep talking about how wonderful time we had.
Thank you Henri to show us around and charming personality.

We all miss you and AWA
cheer from big mango (bangkok)

Natt, Michelle, Natasha and Ian

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We had a fantaastic stay at AWA. Our pick up from the airport I arranged with the hotel was on time, the evening meal in the riad was the best we had during our whole stay so I would strongly recomend eating one meal in there. The staff couldn't have been any nicer, the location any better and the owner was so welcoming. You won't be dissapointed!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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 August 30, 2012 via mobile

Henri and his team of staff offer a truly amazing service.

We were upgraded on arrival and had the most amazing time in Marrakech.

Breakfast was served to us on the roof whatever time we surfaced and all the staff were on hand for any help/advice we needed.

The pool on the roof was a nice touch as June was boiling hot! Much needed every day.

Would highly reccomend.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about Riad Awa

Address: 6 derb el hajra kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #222 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Awa is located in the south of the Marrakesh medina, in the Kasbah district.So it is next to the Royal Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and it is situated near the Bahia and Badi palaces.The owners, Martine and Henri, will welcome you in this contemporary place, made with all Moroccan handcrafted resources.The guesthouse is composed of 6 bedrooms which are very different ones from the others, but all are equipped with : bathrobe, hairdryer, body products, reversible air-conditioner and wifi. ... more   less 
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