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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 #517 of 1,040 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2006

If I came to Marrakech again I would definitely stay at this place again.

The Riad is quite tastefully and comfortably decorated. My partner and I stayed in December and heating was provided in our room. The rooms and the common areas were kept tidy and spotless.

The staff were very friendly and the overall feel of the Riad was quite relaxing. Sitting on the cushions on the roof terrace and in the court yard was great. Breakfast was included in the price and there was plenty of it. Pan cakes every day.

It is tucked away in a quiet alley and that is part of its charm. It feels like a little world of luxury away from the hectic, but fun, souks.

  • Liked — The Court Yard
  • Disliked — Hot water would fluctuate whilst showering.
  • Tips/Secrets — Make sure you have a contact number upon arrival because you will need help finding it. Once you have found it you will remember how to get there again.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2006

My partner and I stayed at this riad July 7 & 8. This riad is located in an offshoot of an alleyway, at the end of a small blind alley; it's very important that you have the contact number to call when you arrive. You will not find it on your own! We enjoyed our stay there, although we were at the riad during a heat wave and were a little uncomfortable at night without air conditioning. What was lacking in air conditioning was made up for in other ways. The concierge Yousef was extremely helpful in assisting our planning of the weekend, as we expected to be in Essaouira for the remainder of the trip, and even helped us cash some traveller's cheques at a hotel. Warning - do not bring traveller's cheques to morocco - the vast majority of bank branches do not exchange them. Also, make sure you have your passport number with you at the hotels as they are required to have this information documented by law (my partner left his passport at his apartment in Casablanca). Bring a ton of patience with you to Marrakesh - you will likely get lost more than once, people with monkeys will come up to you and harrass you, children selling sweets may invade your personal space, the maps are confusing, orange juice vendors will shout at you....but the average moroccan is a very decent person, and you'll have a great experience.

  • Liked — troubleshooting offered by concierge
  • Disliked — no A/C and the place in general (particularly the public parts) could have been cleaner
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2006

This is a small Riad, only 5 very spacious rooms all with private bathroom. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and they were maintained like that throughout our stay.
It is well located, a 5-10 minutes walk to Djema el Fna and about the same time walking to the entrance of the Saadian Tombs.
My wife loved the decoration, it was a tasty mixture of modern and tradtional Moroccan elements.
It has a terrace on the roof that is great to spend the evenings.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad El Az

Address: 152, Derb Sidi M'Barek | Sidi Mimoun, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Hotel Style:
Ranked #517 of 1,040 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad El Az 3*
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