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“Great place to stay! Excellent location, friendly and helpful owners.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ryad Dar Ganou
3, derb Fahl Ezzafriti | Laksour - Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #42 of 1,053 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Great place to stay! Excellent location, friendly and helpful owners.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The ryad is located just 3 minutes walk away from the main plaza, and 2 minutes away from where taxis can drop you off. The owner Véronique will come with her dog Shwya to pick you up and bring you to the ryad.

The service is excellent. Véronique can help you in your every need while in Marrakech, and most often she will bring you to where you want to go, just to make sure you find your way!

There is a family atmosphere. Guests can sit together and chat next to the small "pool", while the hosts join you. There is a roof top balcony with great views.

Breakfast is great! Lots of varieties and very generous quantity. The staff are very friendly.

Great place to stay!

Room Tip: I stayed in the room Remla (sable), located on the ground floor. The windows can't open and ther...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My stay at Ryad Dar Ganou was in honour of my hen party, 6 of us (from the UK) travelled and stayed there together. We had the entire Ryad to ourselves and we were blown away by the service, friendliness and extra mile Veronique, Marc, Mohammed and Noel were prepared to go to in order to ensure our comfort. No request for help or information was too big or small.

Veronique organised reasonably priced activities for us that we were keen to experience and took us into the Medina on our first day to show us the square, souks, cash machines, bureau de change, good places to eat in the square and the way back to the Ryad.

Marc took us off the beaten track to a village that makes many of the items you can find in the souks, he looked after us all well and had a brilliant sense of humour.

Mohammed was always willing to help and offer his service with a friendly smile and gave us information about places to visit in Gueliz when we fancied a night out.

Noel took special care when cleaning and tidying our rooms, each day the bed was laid in a new refreshing yet ornate style.

Veronique and Marc's little dog was really cute and friendly.

The Ryad location is perfect as we were right in the centre of the Medina so very close to the souks, the square, the Marrakesh Koutoubia Mosque, taxi ranks, bureau de change, cash machines and a 20 - 30min walk from Gueliz where you get to see the Medina wall from the other side. Yet when you close the door to the Ryad you are in a tranquil peaceful environment - just perfect after a day in the vibrant souks and intense Medina.

When we left Marc took all our bags to the taxi rank for us and both Veronique and Marc came to wave us off as we left to return home. It was such a lovely touch and felt so sad to say goodbye to them.

I will definitely go back to Marrakesh and for me there will only ever be one place to stay here - Ryad Dar Ganou.

Thank you again Veronique, Marc, Mohammed and Noel and bless you all!

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I recently stayed with Veronique and Jean-Marc at this Ryad and found them to be the most accommodating hosts I have ever experienced. No request or task was too much trouble. They had a wealth of information about where to get the best deals and also had no problem booking trips for us and taking us to out of the way places that we would never have seen had it not been for them. The terrace provided a beautiful retreat from the madness of the main square and souks and it was like an oasis in the heart of Marrakech. We were waited on hand and foot and Mohammed was there to make sure we had all we needed.

The ryad is very centrally located which allows easy access to the main shopping area and very close proximity to the taxis and transport to other places. The standard within the ryad is very high, clean and comfortable rooms, comfortable living room where the fire was lit for us in the evenings and any drink we required was sought and provided......truly excellent.......!! We ate in on 2 out of our 4 nights there and the food was really amazing and beautifully presented. It represented very good value for money at £15 per head for a 3 course meal.

Thank you Veronique and Jean-marc for making this trip to Marrakech a wonderful experience, you guys are truly the hosts with the most.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Hartland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After coming through the front door, the hustle and bustle of the main square is left behind, and a tranquil courtyard awaits. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and comfortable. Our hosts were amazing - from Veronique calling ahead to arrange us a traditional hammam, and Jean Marc walking with us there - so we didn't get lost. We felt completely taken care of, Mohammed was always at hand with drinks on the terrace and nuts and olives to nibble on. Noel made up the rooms every morning - and even arranged my pajamas into a butterfly! We stayed in one evening to eat at the Ryad, and the food was amazing, so we planned another night of eating in! Nothing was too much trouble. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location was perfect, very close to the center, and where we wanted to be, for shopping and exploring.
Thank you again

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This Ryad was a tranquil haven to come back to after the madness of the souks. The owners and staff are amazingly friendly, going out of their way to make sure you feel at home and your every need is taken care of.

The service and cleanliness is brilliant and the food was so good.

Easy to get to the main square and to taxis if you want to go further a field.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Veronique and Jean Marc are perfect hosts. Myself and six friends recently had the pleasure of staying at Ryad Dar Ganou. We were waited on hand and foot with such care and attention. I would highly recommend this Ryad, and will be doing my best to arrange repeat visits.

I have travelled far and wide and stayed in many fancy 5 star hotels right down to beach shacks, and have never experienced such a warm welcome atmosphere and such dedicated hosts.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The French couple running this ryad is offering the best combination between a warm attention to your needs and leave you the freedom to enjoy this beautiful place for yourself. Fantastic terrace on the roof, very calm even though the main place is just two minutes walk away.
The only little minus is that if you are not at smoker, you may feel like having your window opened at night to get som fresh air brings along smoky scents you may not wish.

Room Tip: Every room in the first floor is perfect.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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: 3, derb Fahl Ezzafriti | Laksour - Médina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 1,053 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true guest house ideally located in Médina !At 2 minutes of the famous Jemâa-el-Fna place and Minaret of Koutoubia.It's in the district El ksour (ksour plural of ksar which wants to say palace) that this charming ryad.Its ideal site with 2 mn with feet of the place Jemaa el fna and Koutoubia, will enable you to benefit from l' environment of the souks and l' agitation of the place, but also of l' attraction of the European district of Guéliz (10 mn with feet). ... more   less 
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