Two friends and I stayed here on our first visit to Marrakesh (and Morocco). Set within the old city walls and 5 only minutes walk from the main Medina square this place is a great haven of peace and quiet after a day of exploring the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms are basic but perfectly clean and comfortable, our toilet and shower room was clean and modern feeling, the room had air con in it also which is such a savior after being out in the heat all day.
The Riad itself felt light and airy, there is a cold plunge pool in the center of it which is great to wallow in to cool down after a day of wandering. Lots of space on the roof terrace and lots of comfortable seating for lounging around on. There were a few people staying there when we were there, but everyone was very quiet, the peacefulness was great. I'd imagine this place with drunken students in it might be a bit of a headache.
The staff were very friendly and I didn't get the feeling that they were being friendly for the sake of it like you get in lots of places. They all were genuinely very warm and approachable. Thierry the manager was great also, friendly and helpful; he can arrange trips for you to do. You can buy water, drinks and food in the Riad also.
I wouldn't think twice about staying here again or recommending it to my friends and family. Very happy I stayed here! :-)
Just to note, it does help (as with all of Morocco) if you can speak a little French (if not Arabic to start with).
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- 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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