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“Brilliant little gem of a Riad in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Azoulay
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3, Derb Jemaa El Kebir, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #27 of 1,041 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Brilliant little gem of a Riad in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed three nights at Riad Azoulay and love every minute. The Riad is well located in the fragrant spice quarter of Marrakech and a short walk from the main square / bigger souks.

The Riad is spacious, beautifully decorated with excellent service - friendly and attentive staff - and was such a lovely tranquil haven to return to away from the hustle bustle of the city. The rooftop terrace is a nice spot for breakfast and to soak up the call to prayer with a mint tea.

We'd also highly recommend the food at Riad Azoulay, dished up by a Moroccan 'mama' chef - it was the best food we had by far during the three days we were there, much better than nearby tourist traps and overpriced restaurants. It strikes a balance between authentic and reasonably priced.

Room was very comfortable and we were upgraded on the final night.

All in all, a fantastic stay and we couldn't recommend this Riad highly enough - outstanding!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at this beautiful riad and would highly recommend it. The location is perfect with many of the main things to do in the city within walking distance. We were greated from airport and safely driven/walked to the riad to be warmly welcomed with mint tea and shortbreads. The riad is tucked down an alley but the staff took us out the riad the first time to help us get our bearings and provided us with a map. The breakfast was varied each morning and delicious. The rooms were spacious and traditionally designed with a comfortable bed. Marrakesh is a busy place and this was a perfect retreat at the end of the day.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Staff and riad are absolutely amazing! from the moment you enter the riad, the staff treats you like royalty and there for anything you may need no matter how small, no matter what time. The indoor pool is heavenly and the Moroccan bath they offer is a must! We enjoyed a dinner poolside by the riad chef and it was superb and very romantic! Breakfast in the morning on the terrace was fabulous and an amazing way to start every day. definitely recommend to anyone!!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Hi

This was the second time I visited Marrakech having previously visited with friends in a different Riad I was with my wife, in December 2013.

My initial view of the Riad was positive and having been guided through the mysterious routes through the spice market I was surprised to enter this home of peace and tranquility. The common area downstairs was beautifully lit with candles shimmering across the small pool.

The positives in my opinion were:

* The place was decorated beautifully
* It was always smelling extremely nice.
* The riad had the best mint tea I've had in Morocco.
* I stayed in the Tibetan room and the favourite room. The Tibetan was more private but I preferred the favourite as it was well located and had an open fire place which we got Yaseen to light with log fire. Beautiful on a cold winters night. Very romantic.
* breakfast was awesome, local in house cook.
* location was 10/10 just behind palace Bahia.
* No need for taxis very good location
* staff members Yaseen , Rida and the Cook Fatima couldn't have done anything better. Very friendly and well spoken fluentenglish.
* the owners are at hand at all times and accommodated as at all times.
* they made sure we didnot have any trouble
* location was very lively and joyous at night in the local streets. Riad was peaceful.

* I recommend trying the in house cuisine. It's really good.

overall an excellent experience if u want to really experience the real morocco.

Room Tip: The favourite was excellent and better than Tibetan.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 December 27, 2013

A perfect oasis of calm in a bustling city. Very helpful and friendly staff. Delicious breakfast and special lunch on request. Smoothies were a treat. Great location for the main square and all tourist attractions. Would highly recommend a visit

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Riad Azoulay is an absolutely wonderful place if you'd like to live like a Moroccans. It is very clean and tasteful decorated with top class services. Anyone that works here seems real nice and friendly and speaks good english. The food is awesome. I chose to have dinner at the Riad and it was real nice, cooked from scratch. It is like an oasis. Hidden in the middle of the lively spice market yet is very quite and peaceful. You'll never be disappointed staying here.

Room Tip: Any rooms are good. I chose to stay in the suite downstairs and my friends are staying in the couple...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 November 29, 2013

Riad Azoulay is located within a bustling spice market; the small unmarked door is difficult to find within the maze of streets but the locals will guide you. For your first trip back out the staff at the Riad will take you to the main street so you can get your bearings. The contrast from the noisy streets to the peace of the Riad is delightful. The decor is beautiful; clean marble and lush greenery.

We were a group of five and stayed in a suite, which had a large main bedroom with kingsize bed, a living room with a fairly narrow bed and some chairs, and a dressing room which housed another bed and loft/bunk bed. The bathroom was large with two sinks and a separate room for the toilet. Toiletries and hairdryer were provided. All areas were kept very clean and housekeeping tidied daily. There was no lock on the door to our room but this seems common for Riads. There was a safe for valuables and the main front door is kept locked, so we were not concerned about our belongings.

The highlight of the Riad - the staff. All very friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for us, including walking us to the main road or airport transfer and booking restaurants. Everyday we were served Moroccan sweet mint tea with biscuits at whatever time we wished. Alcohol is also served within the Riad if you want it and I was not charged for my glass of wine. The breakfasts were feasts every morning, but you don't get much choice, you are simply served everything they have made. Every day this included bread, pastries, cake, Moroccan crepes, jam, yoghurt, fruit, juice or smoothies and one day there were eggs as well. On the final day we ordered lunch and were cooked a delicious three course lunch of meat and veg pastries, lentils, tagines and chocolate mousse, which came to around £10 each!

Only negative was being disturbed by noise from other guests at night, because the main lounge area and rooms are not divided by much. However, one night when we complained the staff immediately told the group to be quiet. The call to prayer is also nearby and extremely loud at 5am, but that's not really their fault!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 3, Derb Jemaa El Kebir, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 1,041 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Azoulay 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Azoualy is located in the Medina of Marrakech, in the middle of the Mellah, the ancient Jewish quarter of Marrakech, a few steps away from the Bahia Palace and a 10 minute walk from the legendary Jemaa-El-Fna square. The Riad Azoulay combines the comforts, the traditional ambiance and the charm of old riads. The building has been restored to its former splendor of the past using the traditional materials, finishes and techniques. ... more   less 
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