We arrived to a very wet Marrakech and were collected by the arranged transfer by the hotel for 20Euros. I would recommend it as this place is not the easiest to find if you were to take a local bus or pay for a taxi yourself.
On arrival the manager Thierry was not there, he had gone for the day and so we were told to sit down and given tea by one for the staff whos english was very limited. We were shown to our room which was lovely, spotlessly clean. Although there is no local (with as key) on the door I thought we would feel more worried about it but after a day or two soon settled into the fact that it was rather a safe little spot to be in. The safety deposit box is in the wardrobe but it is not bolted in and can be picked up with your worldly possesions in!
The breakfasts are great, freshly squeezed orange juice, home made omelettes and cakes and some fresh fruit.
We didnt have the best weather whilst we were there so one day were really stuck in the riad. The rain was monsoon style! The ipod docking station was not in our room as advertised so we had no music to listen too on that nor a TV to watch. The small dipping pool looked more like a pond, it didn't look very clean or safe to be in, and infact on our last day someone had put too much chemical in the pool and it was foaming and our eyes and throats were burning, They had to empty the pool it was that bad!
The roof terrace is delightful, the loungers are comfortable and you can even get the wifi up on the roof!
Having visited Marrakech 3 times now, this Riad is not ideally situated for someone who might feel a but apprehensive about a walk along some dark alleys in the evening back from the square. At one point we were quiet intimidated by young men shouting at us and swearing at us on route to the square. A taxi to the main square is not an option really.
This Riad is in a good location if your happy to walk about for places like Bahia and Badi place, Djemma El Fna square, Royal Palais etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- RIAD Modern and trendy design is no more for elites!!!Azukar is the place for those in quest of discoveries and curiosities Located very close to the frantic Djemaa el Fnaa square, in a peaceful neighborhood; Riad Azukar has 8 rooms en suite with air conditioning, WIFI and Ipod Stations.Azukar also has living rooms, dining rooms, a bar and a swimming pool.Azukar has just been opened and offers excellent customer services such as restaurant, laundry, concierge, etc. ... more less
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