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Riad Viva
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   107 Derb Sidi Mbarek | Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #206 of 1,136 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Catworth, null, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very pretty and picturesque hotel. Service was fantastic, especially Hamza who was our waitor and on night duty. Had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and was very good. Enjoyed our stay, would recommended it to anyone and would definetly stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was my 2nd time in Marrakech and travelling as a group of 4 women for a mix of sun & culture which comes in abundance in Marrakech! Riad viva appealed as it has a rooftop splash pool, the pictures and it's location. We were not disappointed by this beautiful Riad! It's a short walk down 1 of the many narrow streets in Marrakech, we were greeted by Hamza who works there ready to take our bags from the free airport pick up arranged by the Riad.
Upon our arrival we were served traditional Moroccan mint tea while our rooms were prepared and it was just as it appeared in the pictures. All facilities were well looked after and maintained, the staff always greeted you with a smile and always willing to help any way they can. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. The whole decor of the riad just beautiful. We also had dinner on the first night which was delicious! Proper home cooked Moroccan food! We had a great time in Marrakech and the fact we were staying at such a fantastic riad made it all that much better! Also special thanks to Hamza and Rachid! You guys did a great job. I definitely would go back to Riad Viva!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Nttingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had just spent 3 days trekking in the montains when we arrived here, so it was like a total palace when we arrived! We were greeted by one of the staff who made us feel very welcome, serving us mint tea on the sofas, whilst we were to also complete our passport details etc for the riad. Our arrival was so seamless and welcoming that we didn't even notice when we were to be shown to our room, our bags had already been taken up to our room and so were pleasantly waiting for us. The riad is decorated traditionally and is absolutely beautiful. The rooftop terrace is lovely and peaceful, with a few sunbeds and sofas, tables and chairs, and a lovely plunge pool to cool off in after sightseeing! We aslo asked for some beers, and they were brought up to the terrace to us with no trouble at all. The breakfast was good, pancakes, pastries, cheese, jams, tea/coffee, juice and fruit, although possibly could've done with a little more of it.
We stayed here twice in one trip, by chance, as our plans changed unexpectedly. When we realised we were to pass through Marrakesh a second time, we had no hesitation on where to stay. The first time we stayed here, we stayed in the Jasmine suite, which is on the first floor, and absolutely gorgeous. On our second stay we stayed in Freesia, which was nice, but didn't have an outside window, and is also located on the ground floor so is subject to some noise and light from the communal courtyard, so of the two rooms we stayed in, I would recommend Jasmine. I would also recommend staying at the riad to anyone planning a stay in Marakesh; it was absolutely beautiful, and close to all the main sights by walking.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Absolutely loved this Riad. All the staff were really friendly and helpful, the rooms were really comfortable (and the bed was massive!) and the terrace was such a peaceful area to spend an afternoon after a morning in the main square! We had an early flight so arrived before the check-in time, but the staff were more than accommodating. We were given mint tea whilst the rooms were being cleaned, and they let us have 1 room early so that we could put our bags and relax for a bit (and get used to the heat!) Throughout our stay nothing seemed like too much trouble.

Would definitely stay here again, and cannot recommend it enough!

  • Stayed July 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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White Plains, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

All the staff where so helpful and friendly! We always felt like we were the only one there even if the place was full!!! The food was great(I'm Moroccan, so I dont get easily impressed) just make sure you ask for what you want ahead of time since they don't keep a large inventory( therefore the food is fresh). Breakfast on the terrace is Devine. Forget the big hotels! If you want a Marrakesh experience go to riad viva....only one thing... No parking... You need to park a little ways away

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

First class Hotel. All members of the team are v. frindly in particular, the hotel director. The rooms are very clean, the lokation in the old city of marrakesch is really very good. Serivce is v. excellent. All in all a super hotel & we´ll go there agian & again.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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White Plains, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My wife and I spend two nights at Riad Viva, which we selected largely based upon Internet reviews. We've been to Morocco many times, but had never stayed at a small, traditional-style hotel in Marrakech. We were not disappointed. The place was immaculate, the rooms were appointed with all modern comforts (A/C, satellite TV); the decor is very tasteful throughout. The open-air courtyard with retractable roof is terrific, and keeps the courtyard breezy and cool. The terrace is a nice place to hang out, enjoy a meal, or a drink in the evening. The staff was extremely accommodating. My only negative comments are that the pool is small (more a glorified bath tub, but suitable for cooling off) and the hamman and massage extras they offer are not on site, but a 15-minute walk away. We were told that the hotel is planning to add these facilities in the future. Also, there's no dedicated parking (though you can park on the alley and pay a guardian). Despite these limitations, Riad Viva is a great place to stay, very convenient to the medina, Jemma el-Fnaa, and other sites, and a good value for the money. We would certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Address: 107 Derb Sidi Mbarek | Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #206 of 1,136 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Viva 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Riad Viva, you can feel the atmosphere of a small royal palace, where tradition and modern style meet together. Build in a typical Moroccan style and decorated with fine handcraft, you will enjoy the luxurious comfort of spacious and bright rooms as well as the nice terracce with pool and lounge.The access to the Riad is directly near the private palace of king Mohammed VI and from the big terrace you experience the direct view into the large park of the world-famous five stars hotel Mamounia. ... more   less 
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