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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 #218 of 1,064 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Tring, Hertfordshire
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“Wonderful Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

What a fantastic holiday in the most wonderful Riad. An oasis of calm, we absolutely loved it. The staff were helpful and friendly, the Riad is immaculate and the food excellent. Well worth having the evening meal (we did twice during our stay). Would highly recommend booking the hammam and massage offered, this takes place in the Riads own hammam room, it is a truly relaxing experience. The pool is a welcome relief from the heat and the rooftop gardens provide sun loungers to soak up the rays or shade if you need a break from it. The free transfer from the airport works brilliantly, even though our plane was delayed the driver was there waiting. Also appreciated the meet and greet from the taxi where Hazir was waiting with a cart for our luggage, to guide us through the streets, a short walk but glad of his guidance. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
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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
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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 #218 of 1,064 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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