We stayed for 5 nights in February and cannot fault the Riad Africa. We stayed in the spotlessly clean Zambezi room and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. We ate dinner in the riad one evening and the food is excellent, and there's plenty of it. Breakfast was also excellent - varied and plentiful.
The roof terrace was a lovely place for a beer in the afternoon after haggling in the souks, and we spent several relaxed evenings in the salon enjoying a glass of wine in front of the open fire.
Redouan and Tod did everything possible to make our stay comfortable, interesting and enjoyable - in fact ALL the staff were fabulous. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are planning a longer trip to Morocco next year encompassing a stay in the Atlas mountains and a trip to the sahara, and of course we will return to Riad Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful refurbished first category guesthouse hotel in heart of Marrakech medina with large dipping pool and tropical roof garden. English-Dutch owned and locally managed. Riad Africa is very centrally located in a safe and peaceful residential neighbourhood in the Riad Zitoun Lakdim area of the Medina. Riad Africa has ten spacious bedrooms and suites themed after Africa’s most evocative and fabled destinations. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, iPod docks, a local mobile phone (for contact with riad staff when out and about), bath robes/slippers, a hair-dryer and personal safe. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the riad. Guests can cool off in and relax around one of the largest plunge pools in the medina. A tranquil palm-filled courtyard, a comfortable dining room/salon, a massage room, hammam, evening bar and private roof garden/terrace offer a choice of public areas in which to unwind. A range of health and beauty treatments are available including a massage/treatment room and hammam. Offering easy access (just a 2 minute walk from the taxi stand and bank) it takes just 5 minutes to walk to the bustling Djemaa el Fna square along the popular/easy to navigate Riad Zitoun Lakdim street. An excellent choice of local restaurants, cafes and shops is located within a 5 minute radius on foot, including the highly rated and atmospheric Kosybar. Other attractions located close by the riad include the Mellah, Kasbah and Dar Si Said Museum. Popular with couples, groups of friends and families with older children. ... more less
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