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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 #221 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Exceeds expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a delightful 4 night stay in Riad Viva. The internal courtyard offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of Marrakech. The entire building is very tastefully decorated and starts feeling like a home away from home immediately. We found ourselves looking forward to returning back everyday. The staff are simply fantastic, extremely attentive and made our stay all the more amazing. After 4 days we didn't want to go back. A lovely place with lovely staff, we would happily return. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It was odd to arrive and be walked to your accommodation with your luggage in a cart but what a treat to arrive through the Medina streets to the Riad Viva. My friends were staying nearby and I felt completely comfortable staying here alone . The staff were very friendly and it was certainly great value I had a delightful room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

It was our first time in Marrakech, maybe not the last, because we really enjoyed our stay. Riad Viva is a wonderful place, that is beautifully decorated and really calm. Competly the opposite of what is going on on the streets of the city. When we first arrived we didn't get the best impression during our walk to Riad on the small streets that you need to pass to get there, but a porter that took our luggage and walked with us gave us the feeling of safety. You could never imagine how nice the Riad is, from looking at it from the outside. The courtyard is lovely with a fountain and seating area, where we got a morrocan tea served after we arrived. A really nice gesture. The receptionist took time to explain us how to move around the city and recommened places to see and where we could eat. Breakfast on the rooftop is really nice. It is also nice to sit at the rooftop at night as there is a seating area where you can relax after the whole day of sighseeing. The stuff is really friendly and helpful!! For sure a Riad to recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We found Riad Viva a very pleasant place to stay in Marrakech. The staff are very friendly and very helpful- nothing was too much trouble. Located in the medina close to the main tourist attractions.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant place to stay- location was excellent, roof top pool very welcome, authentic decor and friendly, helpful staff. We had lovely fresh breakfasts served each morning on the rooftop - definitely one to recommend .

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Riad Viva is a very pretty riad. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff are very nice, helpful and attentive with someone on call 24 hours if required. The courtyard is lovely with a pretty fountain, a comfy seating area and an atrium which lets in lots of light. Breakfast is served on the terrace. The food was very good. We had dinner twice on the terrace which was very nice. The splash pool is very refreshing and there are comfortable sun-beds to relax on. My friend and I both had a massage, which was lovely! The riad can arrange excursions for you by private taxi which are good value, 70 euros for the four of us. We went to the Ourika Valley which was very nice. Beer and wine are available and the rose wine was particularly good. We had a very enjoyable few days.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was our first visit to Marrakech and we were very happy with Riad Viva. I was travelling with my Mother and Aunty on a 3-day "girl's trip". Our first impressions arriving at 10pm were not great as it's down an dark alley off the main street, but our wonderful porter Hamza lead us to the little oasis that is Riad Viva. Check in was a bit slow after a long flight and they do not have a restaurant, so be prepared to head out again or have something to eat at the airport if you are arriving late. Thank goodness Hamza was still around to help us find Jemaa el Fina and importantly a bank to get some local money. Hamza ended up being a wealth of information, good English and someone you want to run into on the way home from a busy day in the souks or sightseeing. Breakfast each morning was lovely on the terrace, the room (Rose Suite) was spacious, clean with a stunning Morocaan bathroom. We had dinner on the terrace one night which was well worth the money after a long day out. All the girls on reception and in the kitchen were lovely: Aziza, Khamisa, Hassamia and Fatiha ... they all work so hard. The Hamman/massage staff do not speak a word of English .... ask the reception staff to translate anything you may need translated before you're in your underwear sitting on a marble bench. I would definitely stay here again, it was nice to escape the chaos of Marrakech each day. The pool was gorgeous and the riad is only one year old, so nice and clean and everything works!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 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
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Ranked #221 of 1,046 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Viva 4*
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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