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“Great Taste of Morocco” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Tizwa
26 Derb Gueraba | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #72 of 462 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Taste of Morocco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this excellently run Riad. Its real taste of old Araby near the heart of the city with all mod cons. A short walk to the souk, sunny (v.tasty) breakfasts on the roof, beatuiful star-drenched sky at night. Lots to do and see nearby, clean comfy rooms and helpful staff. Would recommend it for a peaceful but fascinating stay. A gem.
Alan Ravenscroft

Room Tip: Rooftop room gave views of great skies - especially at night.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We booked Riad Tizwa to get the whole family (aged 15-83) together for a birthday celebration. Taking over the whole riad worked really well for everyone. It's a magical oasis in an otherwise hectic city with great bedrooms and plenty of spaces to relax and socialise - but also to retreat. The roof terrace, sun-soaked even in December, was a real joy after damp grey England.

Beyond the delight of the surroundings, full of interesting touches, what made our stay at Riad Tizwa special was the exceptional friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, for whom nothing was seemingly too much trouble. Coffee and tea were laid outside each room in the morning before a sumptuous breakfast was lugged up three flights of stairs to the roof terrace and set out on tables strewn with rose petals. At our request, the team also cooked dinner for us on two evenings - and provided probably the two best meals of our entire trip. And the charming Hassan, having patiently set out directions to find something or other in the Medina, saw the look of panic on our faces and offered to escort us there.

In December, warm sunny days gave way to cooler evenings but there were heaters in the bedrooms and an awning over the central courtyard meant that we could sit there quite comfortably.

I highly recommend Riad Tizwa.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. There's just one that doesn't have an ensuite bath-shower room, th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Carolina, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My recent stay at Riad Tizwa was in many levels prefect. For the safety conscious, the house is located in a very chic part of town with the Royal Palace nearby. Very easy to find (even for me) The house itself seems timeless. Traditional Moroccan arquitecture with some very today facilities and a very modern decor. My room was massive and gorgeous. The staff is warm, friendly and always happy to help with dinner reservations, taxis, wifi, you name it. Every morning you'll find hot coffee and tea outside every room. The breakfast al fresco was incredible; Homemade yogurt, fruit salad and muesli and heavenly bread. The best part though was after a day of exploring this chaotic city going back to this calm oasis.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Stayed several nights in this delightful Riad recently. Friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. Rooms clean, roomy and well appointed. Located within an easy walk of main attractions. Breakfast on the terrace each morning was delightful.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are the coolest in the riad if you are travelling during a hot period.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

After walking and exploring Marrakech in the heat, knowing we were returning to Riad Tizwa was always a great feeling. It was a lovely oasis ( as everyone has indicated) in the crazy business and heat of Marrakech!
Waking up each morning knowing there would always be coffee/tea on the table just outside your room was just so nice and it didn't matter what time you woke up, breakfast would be served with no problem. The terrace was a lovely setting to have your coffee, juice, croissants,yogurt, cereal and fruit.
The staff were very welcoming and always helpful. Thank you Hassan, Mohammed and Marieka for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

After having stayed the night before in an exceptionally restored dar in Fes, I can say that this dar is very average. The service was very high and is the only reason I'm rating it very good. The owners of this dar do not live here and you can feel and see the disconnect between this type of dar and those where the owners live in or nearby the dar.

We greatly appreciated all of the help from the staff. They purchased bus tickets for us, made us great breakfasts, accommodated us when the room was hot and provided many other helpful services.

The location was very good; a quick and easy walk from El Djemma Fna.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Well located in the Medina near the souk, Riad Tizwa has 6 charming rooms organized around a central courtyard. Rooms are spacious, baths are modern and also large, very helpful staff and great breakfasts.
Reasonably priced is an additional plus.

Room Tip: All rooms are organized around the courtyard so all are quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Tizwa

Address: 26 Derb Gueraba | Dar El Bacha, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#72 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully proportioned and sensitively refurbished traditional home only a short walk from Jemma El Fna. 6 double bedrooms each modernized to the highest standard are built around the courtyard, with three floors (sleeps 14, with 7 staff) perfectly suited to the discerning traveler, families looking for a lavish home from home, or a special occasion. Riad Tizwa is Morocco'€™s first recognized environmental Riad – awarded by Clef Vert the world renowned Green label for tourism. ... more   less 
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