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Riad El Az
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   152, Derb Sidi M'Barek | Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #557 of 1,064 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed I'm the suite at the top if the Riad. We couldn't ask for more. Yusuf and Rasheeda, Hiya was simple the best! They love the kids even when our toddler was waking up the whole riad at 7am in the morning! It is very central to the old city and a 10 min walk to the new city. If your going to Morocco please stay here even if it for a couple of nights! Simply beautiful!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My daughter and I stayed in the suite at this riad and we had a double room each plus a large sitting area. It is basic but very clean and has good working aircon! The downstairs area is attractive and the lit candles at night add a touch of magic. Breakfast is basic, coffee pancakes and bread with jams. The terrace was a little disappointing. There was no really comfortable furniture and no couch under the shade canopy. Some nice chairs and tables would have been very welcome. There is no view of the gardens on the other side of the wall only the tops of the trees and no view of the surrounding area which I have enjoyed staying in other riads. Youseff the manager is very helpful, and clearly knows his job. The riad is currently for sale and it shows in the lack of updating that needs to be done. The shower regulating taps are small and fiddly and it takes quite a long time to get the temp right meanwhile water is wasted whilst you try to get it right! The price though represents very good value.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with our 3kids, we had the suite upstairs which consisted of 2 bedrooms and a living room between the 2 rooms. The Riad is beautiful and a welcomed peacefulness from the chaos outside! It is in a residential part next to the hospital and a 5-7 minute walk to the main Djemma El Fanaa square. The breakfast was simple but yummy, me and my 9 yr old really enjoyed the pancakes and the fresh orange juice, there was also french bread, butter, jams and coffee. The best thing is you can have breakfast whenever you feel like from 8am. We would mostly lie in until 10am and have breakfast around 11. Yousaf was very helpful and a friendly guy. There is a sun terrace which we enjoyed, was very nice to watch the sunset from here. Beds were very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, highly recommend it. Just a quick warning when you are shopping they will try and rip you off, always go in with an offer for half of what they have said! I got one guy down from 3250dhms to 1600!!! They will try and con you! Beware! But do have fun haggling, its all a great laugh. And definately try a tegine or two!
Happy travels!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is a beautiful Riad, and very good value for money. We had a big room that was very clean, comfy and quiet on the top floor. The terrace is a lovely place to sit with superb views. Friendly staff and a good location not far from the main square.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Berlin, Germany
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I can wholeheartly suggest this riad. Its lovely in its details, an very caring restauration took place. The only disappointment was that seating options for breakfast are limited to one nice table in the gorgeous courtyard and only cushions on the floor await you if you come late to breakfast, or the seating in the darker diwan room. I suggest that the owners should consider some more seating options for the breakfast in the courtyard.

  • Stayed December 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at Riad el Az and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are big and comfortable, and the bathrooms DO have doors. The Riad is located 10 minutes from Djemaa el Fna, but in a quiet area. There is WIFI in the entire Riad area (also in the rooms) and a beautiful roof terrace. The superfriendly staff served a basic, but good breakfast in the courtyard. All in all a superb Riad where the price-performance ratio is convincing.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The setting was stunning, of a small alleyway in the medina. the communal areas off the courtyard were very pretty with morrocan tiles. The rooms were basic but comfortable and there was a great roof terrace. Our Bathroom was very attractive with a very ornate door

the staff made the stay very special, they were attentive and genuinely friendly and a pleasure to be around.

The breakfast was fresh and consisted of bread & honey, moroccan pancakes and coffee. The location is superb, it is by the hospital and tourist police station - About 5 minutes easy walk to the main square.

This property is located near the Tourist Police building, there is a hotel at the end of the road (the turn off to the Sidi mimoun is just before the hospital) However this would be very hard to find without some local advice eg Taxi driver.

It is a 5 minute walk to the main square

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 152, Derb Sidi M'Barek | Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #557 of 1,064 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riad El Az 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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