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Riad Andalla
15 Derb Zaari | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #41 of 1,057 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Chiangmai,Thailand
1 review
“Great place, great people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My parents and I were in Marrakech in May, and stayed at the riad for 5 nights.
First of all I have to mention Christophe and Andre-- they were such wonderful hosts, and it felt like you were visiting friends.Their staff also need to be mentioned, they were great, always helpful and happy to help you as well, thank you thank you! After the hectic hours of traveling and the stress that goes with it, it was great to arrive at the Riad with a warm smile. We were showed to our room, and then offered some mint tea as a welcoming drink, lovely touch. Christophe took the time to explain the area a little bit, giving us some tips on where to eat, what to visit and so on. The riad's location is ideal! You are literally 5 minutes away from the main Square, which makes it so convenient after a long hot day in the souks to just come back and have a nice glass of wine on the roof terrace, which was overlooking the square. The riad itself is lovely, small but has everything you need and very cozy. You can tell that a lot of consideration,time and love was put into the decorations. The rooms were very clean, and made everyday. When traveling, it's always the people that make the place-- the place can be wonderful , but without the right hosts, it's just not the same. Christophe and Andre are exceptional. We had two bags along with us that broke, and we asked Christophe if he knew someone who could fix it.Right away he said yes, took our bags, and they were back and fixed within an hours time. Now that's great service! Thank you again so much if you are reading this. I have nothing negative to say about this place, it's worth the money and I would go back there in a heartbeat. Much love from my parents,
Please come visit us in Thailand, we'd love to have you,

Isabel

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights, was great to be so close to the action. Owners were really helpful. Our room had a day bed in it, furnishings all really nice, bed comfy. Air con works, needed it as was so hot! Staff friendly and happy to get us anything we wanted.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed in riad Andalla for 4 nights with my wife at the end of Juni.
it was an excellent stay from all points you can see it.
first of all ,the owners Andre and Christophe are wonderfull hosts.
they helped us for everything we needed,
very polite ,always with best mood,gave to their riad
the highest niveau of quality ,cleaness,design..
rooms very comfortable ,very very clean,important in africa,
each with different design.
marrocan breakfast on the very beatiful terrace overlooking
jemma al fna.
wonderful marocan home made dinners with candles, and advises about
recipes from Andre ,was in sunsets looking at busy jemma el fna, something not
to forget over life.
staff is wonderful very friendly trying to keep the Riad in the highest level of quality.
beside the best location ,the prices are affordable.
All in all a best choice for me in Marrakech which i highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My fiance and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at Riad Andalla and had an excellent time.

Firstly, Christophe is brilliant; charming, welcoming and friendly. He really makes you feel at home.

The location is perfect, just on the edge of the square so you can go from the cool, quiet of the riad to the madness of life in Marrakech in no time. For me this was ideal; it was super hot and of course very busy, so it was nice to be able to nip back to the riad, cool down, have a drink, calm down....and then head back out again.

All of the staff were lovely, from Christophe and Andre, Younes (sorry about spelling!) who was a brilliant waiter and very friendly, to the ladies maintaining the rooms, which were always spotless.

We ate at the riad 1 night and the food was very good. A tasty 3 course meal with the option of wine also, on the rooftop.

The staff are happy to advise you on where to eat, what to see, how much to expect to pay for things, how to get to places, but this does not impact on your own discovery of the city, just enhances it.

All in all Andalla felt like a home from home, like you were visiting friends at their beautiful house, exactly what we wanted from our stay in Marrakech.

Room Tip: We stayed in Suite Chems which was very well appointed and more than large enough with good faciliti...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I am a big fan of researching a property prior to travel on tripadvisor and I know some people can moan about the tiniest things. But Riad Andalla was no exception. Not only were the reviews 100% correct, but I was so thankful to have booked this Riad in such an amazing location, It was perfect for us.

Location 10/10 - Bang on the square plus the views from the terrace mean you can watch the hustle and bustle from a distance when you are tired!

Service/Hospitality 10/10 - All staff I met were so polite, helpful, friendly and there isn't even a lock on your door so it shows how safe and secure you will feel. Christophe the owner was superb at recommending where to go, questions etc.. Really nice guy!

Breakfast - Simple, what you need to keep you going till lunch and the bread selection differed from day to day.

Room 10/10 - Really cute. It is small but what more do you need? Immaculately cleaned daily, hot water on tap and beautifully decorated with a co-ordinating fez!

It is for the money, spot on. Really happy!

I truly recommend this property to anyone :)

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed at the Riad Andalla as a 50th birthday surprise and, at the end of a day of surprises it was a crowning achievement. The riad is 'traditional chic', basic but pleasantly relaxing and Christophe and his staff are helpful and attentive without being obtrusive.

My partner was in email contact with Christophe for weeks before our arrival and was able to arrange taxi pickup from the airport - this is a convenient arrangement and one which I would recommend for any first-time visitor. Once there, Christophe is always on hand to recommend, suggest or arrange anything from restaurants, museums, excursions or places of interest.

All in all I would not hesitate to visit the Andalla again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We enjoyed our stay very much at Riad Andalla. Thank you Christophe for such a warm and friendly welcoming!! Loved the renovated Riad, the food and staff were all wonderful. We felt very safe comfortable. Christophe gave us great advice about where to eat, where and what NOT to eat, and also directions to get around and back to the hotel. The location is great and we enjoyed breakfast from the top of the Riad where you can overlook the Jemaa el-Fnaa square (also amazing to see at night from here - we were there on a weekend night). We would highly recommend Riad Andalla and would stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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Address: 15 Derb Zaari | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #41 of 1,057 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional House, Riad Andalla, typically charming and full of Moroccan warm and friendly, is ideally situated on the famous, mythical and magical Djemaa el Fna, at the gates of the souks and the center of many historic monuments. Riad Andalla has 6 rooms and 2 suites decorated with passion and originality, and has the most beautiful terrace in Marrakech: Riad Andalla offers a unique view, unique and the Treasures of Marrakech, such as the Djemaa el Fna, the archetype of Islamic monuments, the Koutoubia and the majestic mountains of the Atlas. ... more   less 
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