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“Excellent stay in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Azzar
94, derb Moulay Abdelkader - Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #200 of 1,046 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Excellent stay in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed in Marrakech for 3 nights in Riad Azzar in December 2012. The riad is beautiful, just a few blocks away from the bustling bazars. So, location is excellent. Be aware that a mosque is nearby which means that you will hear the prayers early in the morning. For those that sleep light, this could affect their sleep. The owners, a Dutch couple, Cees and Maryk, are so hospitable and service minded - helping out with shopping tips, restaurant booking for the evening and car rental. The rooms are clean and beatifully decorated by Maryk. We statyed in suite Zayan on the second floor, a spacious room with a balcony outside. Highly recommended. Breakfast was served at the roof terrasse, coffe, tea, fresh orange juice and toast, pancakes and jam. The only thing we missed were some healthy alternatives to the white bread and jam - eggs or fruit salad would have been great.

We also spent our New Year's Eve in Marrakech - enjoying a wonderful dinner arranged by Cees and Maryk for all their guests at their other Riad (which is a dimond for the eye...). After a few days in Marrakech we headed for the desert, to Erg Chigaga, a luxury desert camp in Sahara. Those nights out there were unforgettable. We would highly recommend Riad Azzar to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We just returned over a short stay at the Riad over New Year's and couldn't recommend it enough!
Entering the ever-shrinking intricate alleys off the souk and finally making it through the heavy door really make you feel like you stepped into the Arabian Nights.

The owners Cees and Maryk are really friendly and welcoming and nothing is ever too much trouble for every single member of the staff. We couldn't praise them enough.
Starting the day - and the year - with a marvellous breakfast spread on the sun-filled roof terrace was an experience we'll cherish for a very long time.

If we return to Marrakech (and we probably will, as 3 days were not enough to savour it fully) we will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We were in the Marmoucha room on the ground floor and it was delightful, with a big fireplace and fa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

One of the absolute nicest places i have stayed in over the years. The riad is tiny but perfectly formed. There's only six rooms and even when quite busy you never feel like you're living on top of the other guests.

I was holidaying with a friend so stayed in the twin room. While it wasn't huge, it had everything we needed and the most adorable bathroom with handcrafted basin and lovely toiletries.

Breakfast on the roof was the best possible start to our days, and the location in the middle of the Medina was just great for popping out to the square for a spot of people-watching. And the trip to the Atlas mountains organised by the riad manager was fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful riad. I didn't know what to expect from either the riad or Marrakech, and both exceeded our expectations. The owner, Maryk, was incredibly helpful, from our extensive email questions to organize a walking tour of the medina and day trip to the Atlas Mountains. She never hesitated to make time to personally help, not just us, all her guests. We really appreciate her hospitality. Her staff were all genuinely friendly. Their cook was amazing....the best dinners during our visit were all at the riad! The breakfast on the roof terrace was incredible too - not only was it a lovely setting with sunshine and views, but the home made local breads / pancakes were just too delicious, plus he freshly squeezed orange juice and mint teas were a highlight! The riad itself is stunning and stylish. Every room is tastefully decorated. We had the Taznarth room, which was very elegant and spacious...loved the big bathroom, tall ceilings, big windows and a separate room for the closets & luggage. We had plenty of hot water and the rooms were very clean + tidy. Overall, the riad was very relaxing and a great oasis from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. It is in a great location...super convenient to walk to the famous square, medina and other highlights in the center. Staying in a riad is the best way to experience Marrakech, and staying at Riad Azzar was the highlight for us! Beyond the riad, I wanted to comment on the nice local people in Marrakech. Nearly everyone we met was friendly, not pushy, which was a pleasant surprise. I would not hesitate to return to Marrakech and to stay a the Riad Azzar!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Being our first time to Marrakech, my girlfriend and I wanted to stay at a Riad but wanted one that had two beds, larger bathroom and on a second level. The Taznarth room was perfect as it has a double bed and they added a single bed, which was very comfortable. I travel a lot and have stayed at many places. I couldn't find one negative thing about this Riad. It was beautifully decorated, wonderful hospitality with staff that cater to your every need, the lady owner is an amazing host with wonderful guidance on where to go, super clean and delicious breakfast on the roof terrace. Although you are right in the hectic city centre you leave all that behind the minute you walk through the door. Such a relaxing atmosphere after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping. This was one of the highlights of my trip!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Fantastic location, minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Souks and Jemaa el Fnaa. Cees and Maryk are excellent hosts; the staff are friendly and efficient and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Not one detail has been overlooked in this exquisite Riad. After a long day's travel and maneuvering through the chaos of Marrakech, Riad Azzar could not have been a more perfect place to land. Apart from the magnificent surroundings, the staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive. The food is also impeccable. I almost didn't want to leave the riad as it is so magnificent! What stands out most though, is the care that the proprietors take in assuring their guests feel at home. I would in fact say that if it weren't for the guidance and suggestions given by the Lady of the riad, my trip to Morocco would not have been what it turned out to be. It was definitely among the best travel experiences I've ever had. When in Marrakech, don't dream of going anywhere else - let Riad Azzar be your oasis...

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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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Address: 94, derb Moulay Abdelkader - Medina, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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