Had an excellent stay in Riad Azoulay, a real oasis of calm within Marrakech.
Enjoyed the peace and quiet amid the chaos. Until a hoard of Italian guests turned up, which ruined the peace somewhat! Talking loudly, taking over the roof terrace at breakfast, and smoking inside was not appreciated given that all rooms face the inner courtyard. Shame to have to share the riad with other guests!!
Breakfast on the roof terrace was fantastic, a unique experience to take your morning coffee overlooking the old town, with views of the mountains, nearby minarets, and even the El Badi Palace which is very close.
The bedroom was clean, pleasant, cool, and very comfortable.
The call to prayer in the early morning is somewhat loud, but I quite liked it personally, quite atmospheric and exotic to be woken in such a way.
Staff in Riad Azoulay were very friendly and helpful, they will meet you on the street to walk with you to the Riad, it would be impossible to find otherwise. Also very helpful with restaurant recommendations.
The souk it is in seems safe, we walked back late at night several times, whilst a bit poorly lit and sometimes strange characters hanging around, it never felt uncomfortable or unsafe. The location of this Riad is perfect, close to the centre of the old town and very close to walk to the most important sights in Marrakech.
- 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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