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“Stylish, welcoming and comfortable” 5 of 5 stars
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Ryad Amiran
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bab Doukkala | El Hajra Arset Ben Brahim, 23, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #108 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Cherstey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stylish, welcoming and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Ryad Amiran. We booked it late and never having stayed in a Ryad before, didn't quite know what to expect. My friend who is a personal travel adviser, suggested it, (Denise Barcessat [--]). We were looking for an early spring, warm climate, short break with a culture hit. Marrakech has all of this. It is only 3 hours flight from Gatwick and a short ride from the airport to the Ryad. We caught a taxi from the airport and the driver was very helpful. He had to park at a gate in the wall that surrounds the old city (Medina). He carried our bags along narrow streets,(not wide enough for a car) where local people were in groups talking and children playing. It was a moon lit night and it felt surreal. After a few twists and turns we arrived at this big wooden door. We rang and were greeted by Amin,the manager. As the door opened the smell of incense burning, the light of candles flickering and the stylish interior was amazing. It was like stepping into another world. Amin made us welcome, introduced us to the other staff, gave us mint tea and showed us to our very comfortable room. Through out stay there we were given lots of advice on where to go and what to do. It was wonderful. Quality

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Broughton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

This Ryad was absolutely fantastic.I have nothing bad to say about it!It was spotlessly clean and our room was cleaned and we were given fresh towels every day. The staff were wonderful and always smiling and they managed to arrange for us to go camel riding and to a spa one day.

The food in the ryad is phenomenal.Breakfast will last you all the way til lunch and dinner is served whenever you like and you can even request certain things if you wish.

The only negative thing about the ryad is that it is about a 20 minute walk from the main square. While this wasnt a problem for us, people with young kids/older people may prefer taking a taxi to the nearest gate rather than walking back through the maze of the Medina.Saying this,I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I stayed at this Ryad for 4 nights with my two friends in February. It was our first time staying in a Ryad and having looked at hundreds before finally booking this one we definitely made the right choice. We emailed in advance to arrange a transfer from the airport (150 dihram each way) and quickly found the driver and were on our way. This saved us the hassle of haggling with a taxi driver outside the airport and also meant that we were escorted right to the door of the Ryad. The Ryad is sign posted from the nearest gate to it but if you don't get dropped at this gate you'll never find it in the maze of streets! We were greeted by Amin the manager who gave us refreshing towels, mint tea and some cakes to refresh us after our journey which was instantly relaxing. After going through the usual admin stuff he gave us a map and showed us where we were and gave us a few tips to start us off. He then took us on a small tour of the Ryad and showed us to our room where our cases were waiting.
The Ryad is absolutely beautiful, the design is traditional but all the fittings are modern with comfy seats downstairs where you can eat breakfast, a tv room and dining room. The first floor has the 5 rooms on it and upstairs is a rooftop terrace. You can have you breakfast there if you wish (I would imagine this would be lovely in the summer, but in February it was still slightly too chilly in the morning!). The whole ryad has a lovely ambiance and just feels relaxing and luxurious. It's spotlessly clean and very well maintained, there is nothing you could find fault with.
Our room was also beautiful and clean. My bed was very comfortable and I slept very well every night. The room was cleaned every day and we had fresh towels every day. The shower was huge and the toiletries in the room were a delight, they smelt gorgeous! They also had a proper hairdryer in the room not one of those awful box ones stuck on the wall!
The Ryad is about a 20 minute walk away from the Jemaa El Fna Square and Souks but there is a taxi rank about a 3 minute walk away should you not want to walk. We found some of the surrounding streets a little intimidating, especially after dark, but Amin had warned us of this as we were 3 female travellers and we didn't feel it was dangerous as such, just uncomfortable with some of the comments that got made. For this reason we were usually back in the Ryad by 10pm but it was nice just to sit inside and relax after a day in the chaos of the Medina!
I would definitely recommend you eat in the Ryad, we did twice as the food was absolutely delicious. Fatima cooks all the food and will do you a beautiful three course meal for whatever time you want it served at. We had a chicken tagine one night and a beef tagine another and both were incredible. We ate in the dining room where you're served your food and then they shut the doors so you can eat in private away from the rest of the Ryad. We spent two very enjoyable evenings having long dinners in the Ryad! Breakfast is also good. Served at whatever time you get up, you get homemade yogurt, fresh orange juice, tea or coffee, a type of omlette, a sort of pancake or crumpet type thing depending on the day, bread, chocolate croissant and jam, marmalade and honey. It'll certainly fuel you for the day ahead!
The Ryad doesn't have many staff but they all work incredibly hard and you get the impression that nothing is too much of a hassle. Amin was avaliable to give tips, directions and book things such as a morning camel trek and afternoon spa visit. He speaks excellent english and seems to care that his guests are enjoying themselves. Fatima, as previously mentioned cooks wonderful food and Mohammed the porter is always about to let you in and despite the fact that he seems to always be in the Ryad is always cheerful. He walked us down to the main taxi rank on our first night to make sure we didn't get lost which was much appreciated and even showed us how to fold our napkins in to flowers at dinner one night!
We had a lovely stay at this Ryad and should I return to Marrakech I would definitely want to stay here again. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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London
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My friends and I stayed one week at Ryad Amiran. This was our first time staying in a Ryad, so we were a bit apprehensive and weren't really sure of what to expect but as soon as we walked in we were in complete awe! A really beautiful Ryad, very stylish and contemporary whilst still keeping in with the traditonal Morroccan feel. We were greeted by Amin, the Ryad Manager who made us feel very welcomed. Offered us some tea and cakes on arrival, gave us a tour of the Ryad and showed us our room and told us to "...treat the Ryad like our home".
We had the Sapphire Room, really nice decor, very cosy! Super comfortable bed! Really nice breakfast every morning, freashly prepared, which can also be eaten up on the terrace! A 3 course dinner at the Ryad one evening is a defininte must. We had Beef Tajine with Almonds and Prunes which was absolutely amazing, best dinner I had all holiday! Very generous portions. It beat any restaurant food by miles. My only was regret was I got soo full I wasn't able to finish it all! Staff were amazing, very attentive, always went the extra mile and above and beyond. They even let us use their washing machine and dryer when we got dirty from Quad Biking! Amin, the Ryad Manager was very helpful and down to earth! Always recommended us restaurants to go to and sites to see. There was free Wi-Fi and Internet access which was a very nice touch. This Ryad definitely has a really nice atmosphere and vibe, especially in the evenings! I was even a little bit when we had to leave because it really did feel like going from home to home, all thanks to the staff! Would definitely recommend this charming little luxury Ryad to friends and family because it beats staying in a hotel any day!

  • Stayed February 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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Moscow, Russia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Ryad Amiran. Everything was just perfect. the staff was very helpful any time and fulfill every wishes. The food was extremely fantastic and we felt very comfortable in our cosy decorated stylish room , the bed was extremely nice and we enjoyed it lot, we will back definitely to this charming peaceful ,luxury ryad .

  • Stayed November 2011, 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 December 9, 2011 via mobile

Upon entering this riad, one can't help but be amazed at the stylish coziness of the decor and how good it looks. The pictures did justice to it and believe me, it's one of the best riads I've stayed in during my stay in Morocco. The rooms were uniquely decorated and furnished and the bed and bedding compares to that of 5-star hotels. Staff were attentive and they made me feel like staying on.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bab Doukkala | El Hajra Arset Ben Brahim, 23, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #108 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryad Amiran 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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