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“Very authentic morocco” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Africa
94 - 95 Derb Sakka | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #136 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very authentic morocco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here (12 women) for 3 nights. English speaking manager Tim was very helpful with do's and don'ts and was excellent at arranging transport and trips. The other staff were friendly and looked after us faultlessly. Tim even contacted us in Casablanca to say money had been found in one of the rooms, so genuinely honest too. The breakfast on the rooftop and home cooked Moroccan dinner was memories to last a lifetime. Highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We knew this would be a simple riad, and the staff were friendly and helpful and the location great. We were disappointed at the shabbiness of the riad and in some areas the dirtiness (eg filthy sofa in main "salle") really let it down. Our rooms were on the ground floor and felt a bit damp and gloomy. All this would have been fine if it had been very cheap, but we felt it was quite expensive for what we got (eg one dinner for 4 people, plus a few beers and soft drinks over 2 nights came to £80, and this is Morocco!). That said, the dinner was very good, although we all had to choose the same thing because the kitchen is small, so luckily we all like the same food. The only other negative, which was NOT the fault of the riad, was that our bedroom wall was onto the street, and some local boys were using it to play football against until late at night - not restful! - so I would suggest asking for a room which does not have a wall to the street.
The roof terrace was nice and a good place to watch the sun go down.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here for a girls a trip in February.

Brilliant location and food.

The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful.

The Riad Manager advised on local spots to visit and eat, going as far to act as a guide and book us into restaurants.

Would recommend for families, couples and groups.

Only negative would be the price of alcohol.

Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights twice during our holiday in Marocco. Very nice place. Quiet at night despite the location in the middle of the noisy and busy Marrakech. The staff were extremly helpfull, and the manager Tim made us feel almost at home. Beautiful rooms, nice atmosphere. If ever in Marrakech again, we will be back.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is such a nice riad. With so many to choose from, this one is really worth a visit and stay. It is very close to the main square, with only 10 minute walk away, it make take longer if you stop at all the shops along the way! The rooms are of a good size and have a nice decor. The rooftop of the riad is amazing, with stunning views of The Atlas Mountains. It is a real sun catcher, with plenty of shade if you need it. There are even two tortoises up there. The staff are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble. They make you feel really welcome. The breakfast is good. If I return to Marrakech, I would stay here again, without a doubt!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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North Walsham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay with warm and friendly staff. We found Tim the manager to be very friendly and capable with a willingness to help with any question that was asked of him. We would certainly try to stay there, should we visit Marrakech again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this Riad - the location was perfect and the bedrooms and communal rooms were very comfortable and well decorated. One of the best things about the accommodation was the welcoming helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. On returning to the UK I discovered I had lost a piece of jewellery, the staff hunted it down and sent it too my in a lovely little package. Will definitely recommend and return in the future!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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: 94 - 95 Derb Sakka | Medina, Marrakech 40000, 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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 16 spacious bedrooms and suites themed after Africa's most evocative and fabled destinations. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, iPod docks, 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, heated plunge pool, juice 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 nearby 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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