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“Riad Azukar a colourful gem!” 4 of 5 stars
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Palais Riad Azukar
84 Derb Lala Chacha, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #434 of 1,054 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Riad Azukar a colourful gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

i found this place on a Riads dedicated website. It looked really colourful, quaint and clean.

They provided an airport transfer service. We were dropped off at a little square, which unaware at the time, is a two minute walk from the Riad. We had a bit of an unfortunate encounter with a man who picked up and carried our suitcases in a trolley. We had been advised by the transfer driver to give him 20 dirham. We only had 100 and the suitcase man insisted on keeping 80. Not a good start.

The Hotel Manager Thierry is brilliant. A really friendly guy and gives the best advice, be it food, amusement or general tips. The Staff in general are really friendly always willing to help.

The Riad itself is very pretty. Lots of colours and a little splash pool downstairs. The room we had was a quadruple and was clean. The only issue we had with the room was the smell coming from the toilet. We are unsure as to whether this is general sewer stink or if it was specifically this Riad. Either way, it was easily remedied by closing the door.

All the linen was clean and the rooms were cleaned daily. There wasnt a lock on the room door so we presumed this was a given as it was a locked Riad. The Breakfast was lovely. Always had an option of fruit, cakes and bread. You could choose between coffee, tea and orange juice, all in all...a lot of choice.

The Roof Terrace is lovely and music is always playing. The staff are always on hand if you want to have a drink or two.

Its a 10/15 walk to Djemaa el Fna. Reasonably close.

I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Really friendly and helpful manager/owner, rest of staff have limited English but try. Riad is attractive, splash pool lit by candles in evenings to create good ambience. Rooms are quite small and basic but clean. Breakfast is also quite basic but fresh. Centrally located so easy to walk to most sights but quantity of motorcycles and pollution in streets getting to centre really quite an issue. Makes Riad even more of a welcome haven but makes you reluctant to go out at times! Could be quicker at getting rooms ready for new guests and cleaning rooms.

Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

Myself, my husband, son and son's girlfriend stayed at Riad Azukar for 4 nights last week. We have nothing but praise for the location, accommodation and help from staff.

Thierry the manager arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and driven to the riad - something i would recommend. It was only a 5 minute walk into Jmaa al Fnna and at no time did we feel unsafe. The airconditioning and pool were a godsend considering the 49 degree temperatures we experienced - it was great to be able to cool off after a few hours of hard bargaining in the square - and then go back for more! Rooms were spotless and the breakfast , although simple, filled us up until lunchtime.

We enjoyed our stay at Riad Azukar and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

We recently stayed 4 nights in Riad Azukar.. Thierry and his staff made us feel welcome from the very beginning, bending over backwards to accomodate our needs. The Riad is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the main square..the pool is refreshing and relaxing - and certainly a necessity in the heat!

I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends, or anyone looking to travel to Marrakech..

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

We found our stay here very pleasent . The location is very good: just 5-10 minutes walking to the Jamaa Fna (Main square), but still very quiet.
We did enjoy the roofterrace for afternoon sunbathing. Breakfast was ok. Staff was brilliant; always friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 84 Derb Lala Chacha, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #434 of 1,054 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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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