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“We love this little oasis in the medina” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Azzouna 13
13 derb Lalla Azzouna, Marrakech 44000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #135 of 1,065 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“We love this little oasis in the medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was one of the best hospitality experiences we have ever had. Azzouna 13 is a lovely little riad with tons of charm. We had the joy to use the hammam, have wine on the terrace and as foodies we were excited to be welcomed into the kitchen to watch then talented cooks at work. Sadik is especially great! He goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy and have fun with you! He really made a difference in our trip and helped us set up an amazing trip in the desert.
Thank you azzouna 13!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked through Ramadan, so Marrakech was quiet however our Riad Manager made our stay ever so pleasant. We were met at the airport, taken by private car to the riad, met by the staff and taken to the door. The riad was clean, cosy and the staff were fabulous! Sadiq the manager, awoke when we did, served us breakfast and went out of his way to fetch us water even though he was comitted to fasting. The chef was a great cook and we had a traditional morroccan meal on our last night in the riad. We felt safe and welcome at the place and would definately go back again. Excellent value for money and beautiful.
We walked to and from the souks everyday, which was great as we managed to get some bargains closer to home. The real marrakech.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashburton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

What a find! What a wonderful place and what brilliant people to look after us. Thank you Sadik for making our stay so delightful. And thank you to Mariam and Saeida for their invisible presence keeping this beautiful riad spotless and our room in order.

Our experience here was perfect. Anything we needed was organised efficiently and cheerfully. Breakfast on the sunny terrace was no less than a sensuous daily ritual. Its worth eating dinner or lunch here as well, everything is delicious and well presented. Azzouna 13 is an exquisite space; we never got tired of its simple elegance and it was always a joy to come home after the heat and hubbub of the medina.

The only couple of suggestions would be reading lights in the room and some thin curtains for the summer months.

No doubts at all about giving Azzouna 13 an Excellent score.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Hi, we are a German couple and last week we have been the first time to Marrakesch.

It is good to organize a transfer from the airport because in the beginning the Riad is hard to find.The Riad offers a transfer from the airport and back for 15 Euros each way.
Azzouna 13 is good situated in the Medina, there might be nicer parts, but it is very interesting and busy like everywhere in the Medina.
It is close to everything. It is approximately a 10 minute-footwalk away from the big square and close to the leathermarket (part of the souks - Shoppingarea). Maybe for some people a 10-minute-walk sounds much, but walking through the streets of the Medina is part of the fun. The streets are crowded and there is always something interesting to see, eat or buy.
It is a small Riad, which makes it feel more personal.The owner of the Riad has a very good taste in decoration and design. It is very clean, which is important to me. When we arrived the first night, I was overwhelmed by its beauty! It also has a wonderful rooftop terrace. The Caretaker of the Riad, Sadik, was a wonderful host. He was always friendly and helpful. One night, when I realized that I forgot to buy drinking water, he went out for me to get me some. I'm sorry, that we couldn't say goodbye to him properly, as we needed to leave for the airport, before he came back to the Riad:(.
Also the cleaning lady and the chef were very nice and friendly. We felt welcome and at home. Hope to be back someday!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Riad is even better than the internet site makes you believe!
Old renovated Riad (2010) located in the Medina on the border of the Souk. After entering in the courtyard all the noise of this fibrating city dies of and you will find yourself in a peaceful, tastefully decorated, comfortable and surprisingly large home.
The housekeeper Sadik is very helpful and thoughtful, always ready to arrange whichever need or demand you can think of.
The location is fine and offers lots of possibilities to experience the life and culture of the city, shop or dine.
Coming back in the evening with the fire burning (february nights do get cold) in the lounge area and sipping our Mint tea was the perfect closure of the day.
Having breakfast on the roof terrace in the morning sun was a perfect energizer to start the day
Highly recommended, high price quality ratings!!
We'll be back

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Great riad in the centre of Marrakech. Hard to find in the beginning. After you stepped into the riad you'll notice the tranquility and the sophisticated design. Really standing apart from the other riads. Service was great, really clean rooms and outstanding overstay service. Bed and bathroom were spotless!
We had dinner by the fire place. Very good tajine! I would 100% recommend to go there!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Pros
- Travel was organised by the Riad for EUR 15 each way. I gave the flight number & estimated arrival time by email 1 month prior, the driver was at the exit terminal waiting for us with a handwritten sign. Easy! Get the transfer on the way to the Riad or you will be guaranteed to get lost!!! Could potentially get a cheaper taxi (but definitely less luxurious!) on the way back to airport.
- Amazing team of staff made a huge difference to the stay - Sadik greeted us with mint tea, maps and tips (he is quite a celebrity in these reviews!), the cleaner who was always lovely, smiling and did a wonderful job, the cook (brilliant food) and the punctual friendly drivers.
- Menzah Jouj room is slightly pricier than the others in the Riad but was worth the premium! It's at the end of the corridor which afforded a bit more privacy and was also much larger than all the other room. It also had its own sitting area and a 2 person stone bathtub (note hot water issue below)
- Quiet oasis 5 mins walk from the souks and 10 to the square, great location. You are right in the middle of it immediately! All the local boys (who will walk to you to where you need to go for 5 Dirhams - dont give them any more even if they complain!) know the road. Keep the card Sadik gives you so that when you lose your way someone can take you back!
- Amazing terrace on the roof where breakfast is served on a warm sunny day. The pictures on the website look EXACTLY like it does in real life. Gorgeous.
- Breakfast consistent of fresh OJ, tea/coffee, breads and jams/butter, omelettes on the first day and morrocan pancakes on the second.
- We took the advice of another traveller review and had the 3 course dinner in the riad. Best advice ever. SCRUMPTIOUS. Much better meal than what we paid more for at Fondouk. Clean and authentic experience in the riad.
- Sadik is the perfect host going above and beyond, you feel at home immediately and we don't even need to lock our door on the way out! (there is no way of doing so even if you wanted but its perfectly safe). We got back to the riad quite late when it started getting cold, he had turned the heating on for us so our room was nice and cosy!

Cons
- We ran out of hot water several times. If I took a 15 minute shower, then my partner unfortunately would only have hot water 75% of his shower. We specifically booked the room so we could enjoy a bath, but unfortunately a lack of hot water meant this was not possible.
- As the Riad is made of stone, this meant it could get very cold at night. Running the heating on through the night would fix this (but quite drying on the skin)
- Wifi won't work through the thick stone in the room upstairs. Good for loading text pages but thats it. Go downstairs ground floor for better wifi reception.
- We stayed for 2 nights but were not given any replacement towels. Towels that were too damp were removed but not replaced. Unfortunately we had to reuse wet towels the second day as towels don't dry well in cold stone bathrooms
- Minor gripes: No slippers, it was cold to walk around the bathroom/stone areas of the room (shoes need to come off after a day walking around in the grime of the souks!) Bed is quite hard and is 2 doubles put together as one. No toilet roll holder. Found some hairs in the tub on the first day but easy for me to clean. Drain in the bathtub was very slow.

Room Tip: pay the premium to get the menzah jouj! it is every bit as good as it is in the photos :)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 13 derb Lalla Azzouna, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 1,065 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Azzouna 13 has been renovated in the purest Moroccan tradition. Stucco, woodwork and wrought iron have recovered their historical and original beauty. The Riad offers a big patio with two “Bhou”, traditional exterior lounges around a refreshing fountain, a living room with a fireplace for the wintery evenings, five rooms all with en-suite tadelakt bathroom in the most sober style. A big terrace with multiple lounging areas covers the housetop. ... more   less 
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