This was my 4th time to Marrakech and I've not tired of the place.
Located in the north of the medina, at the bottom of an alleyway is Riad Anyssates. Less than 5 mins walk to the medina walls and 15 mins to the Majorelle Gardens, it's location is handy, albeit a little away from the hustle and bustle of the main square. I don't mind this though but just ensure you learn your route around the medina or rely on google maps (like I did) which was brilliantly handy.
Riad Anyssates' hosts were friendly and so welcoming. We enjoyed traditional Moroccan mint tea on arrival, followed by a tour of the place. We were also given local maps and info to help us plan our trip.
We were greeted with a friendly welcome and told we were being upgraded from the white room to a suite. Very exciting and a nice way to start the weekend! Lovely to have a little extra room and be near the top of the property.
The rooms are lovely and simple but quite luxurious, and the communal spaces of the riad are spacious and plentiful.
The pool in the central courtyard is beautiful. At lunchtime the sun hits the pool perfectly so it's the best time to have a little dip. We were here in July so a balmy 35 degrees and sunny every day, so the pool was a nice temp too. Not chilly at all.
Breakfasts were delicious and varied day to day, with pancakes, roti's, other pastries and cakes as well as delicious fresh orange juice and tea, coffee and yoghurts. Highly recommended. We took breakfast on the roof terrace but you can enjoy it anywhere in the riad.
We enjoyed dinner at the riad on our first night too, and enjoyed 3 courses of simple but delicious Moroccan food.
The staff are lovely and very considerate. Their English was sufficient to understand our needs and in many ways adds to the charm of staying somewhere overseas. A little effort on our part of speaking a little French goes a long way and is much appreciated.
The in-house Hamman was very good and pretty decent value for money. Definitely an experience! Don't expect it be to subtle and relaxing. Think more vigorous but you come out invigorated and wonderfully cleansed.
The massage was enjoyable too and relaxing.
All in all this riad surpassed my expectations. I've stayed in quite a few riads over the years and this is one of my favourites. The Mr & Mrs Smirh stamp of approval is well justified.
Looking forward to returning in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feeling, trueness, shift, these are what you shall enjoy at Riad Anyssates.As well as our “Table dhôtes” and our fill hammam services.The riad is between the exciting section Bab Doukala and the Riad El Arouss and the city remparts.The riad is ideally located between the souks, the famous *place Djema El Fna and the new city Guéliz with the taxis and guarded parking.The riad provides you with toplevel comfort, with a charming, warm and family atmosphere.With large volume and huge 380 m2 superficies, the riad provides each host with intimacy and friend meeting facilities up to 20 with exclusive reservation.To day the riad offers 4 rooms and extended terrace and space devoted to hammam and care services.The bar Lounge is open to 2 galleries, one in front the swimming pool, the other opening on the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Anyssates Marrakech
- Riad Anyssates Hotel Marrakech