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Riad Wo
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Derb Boutouil - no41 | Kennraria Médina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #255 of 1,080 Marrakech B&B and Inns
london
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“So good I had to come back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Lovely riad

Interior: clean aesthetic, white washed walls, modern finish whilst maintaining traditional/rustic features. Have stayed in 3 different rooms-all great.

Communal areas: spacious courtyard w plungepool, cool living/dining area, awesome roof terrace with views of medina

Food: cute, healthy breakfast which is especially good as you can have it whenever you like, literally 1pm is fine.

Dinner is just brilliant-Fati is an excellent cook and the 3 course meals are a treat-I literally ate there everyday for the past week

Location: less than 10 mins walk from the square and importantly for me, near a taxi drop off point (less than a minute) which is nice after a night out when you know you won't need to traipse around the medina to get home. Good for those with limited mobility too.

Elsa: the owner is so lovely and is unbelievably helpful and kind.
Example - I first came here 5 years ago with my dad. He had an eye emergency and she got us into a taxi and sent us to a reputable ophthalmologist ASAP. She is trustworthy and helps with the little things which make all the difference (calling around spas, organising cars/taxis, showing you around etc)


Safety: I felt safe here as a solo female traveller;
-Elsa and her two female staff are lovely.
-The riad is near a taxi drop off point.
-The area is good.


Highly recommended!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed for a weekend at the Riad. What an amazing beautiful place. I was staying with a friend but we had separate rooms joined by our own little terrace. Our welcome from Elsa was fabulous, the staff were all lovely and very helpful. The rooms were stunning and the breakfasts on the roof were perfect. It's a great location, close to everything.

I highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I just spent 10 days at Riad W and loved it.

The place is 3 mn walk for Jemma El Fna and is extremely quiet, modern contemporary style with a Moroccan twist of the best taste.

Elsa the owner will make you feel home and recommend you the best place to visit and try.
Thus Fatty, Hyatt & fatima the three ladies of the house are top notch chef, we had 5 dinner in the private dining room . . . You tell them what you like and there you go

THE VERY GOOD
Elsa and her Team
Tootsie the friendly Purring Cat
the location
the Food
breakfast changing daily
the ambiance
the amenities shampoo & body wash from Les Sens de Marrakesh
the orange flower scented soap

THE GOOD
Internet ~ could be slow sometimes

THINGS TO DO WHILE THERE
Shop at Ward La Mouche for funky designer clothes ~ Ladies & Gents
At nature home you will find some great affordable argan oil, orange flower spray ... everywhere else its is much more $$$
Go for Lunch on the terrace at Foundouk
Get out of town one day and relax at Le Beldy country club
Wake up at 5 am and see the sunrise from a balloon

I will be back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 November 15, 2013

I couldn't recommend this place higher. Elsa was a great hostess - she was warm, welcoming, and informative, but wasn't overbearing (I find often B&B owners tend to hover). She was extremely accommodating when we asked if we could add an extra day to our stay.
She's done a beautiful job on the design of the place. Its 'modern minimal moroccan', if you catch my drift. The lines are clean, color palette calming, and furniture sleek yet comfortable. The Riad feels like a little oasis in the middle of a very crowded, hectic little city. I don't know how it stayed so quiet within those four walls, but I'm definitely not complaining. As it's so small it's rather no-frills, but there is a roof terrace and a little wading pool in the foyer, and though we didn't get a chance to use either, it's a very nice touch for the hotter summer months.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a full week and we couldn't have been happier! Elza is a charming host, the riad is pretty, cosy yet very pure and uncluttered, a wonderfull patio and two dreamy rooftop terraces, a sanctuary amidst of all the hustle and bustle of the city. Breakfast is simple but perfect and the dinners we had here were delicious. Service is impecable, rooms are spotless and very pretty and spatious, everything makes you feel at home, relaxed atmosphere...would book it again in a heartbeat! This place made our stay in the medina just perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Yes, we continually got lost trying to find our way in (but that's part of the 'fun' of staying in the Medina). But once in Riad Wo, tranquility reigned. We had two rooms upstairs that shared a small terrace and gave us real privacy. We could even sleep with the windows open and were not awakened by noise (and I am a notoriously light sleeper). We had the dining room to ourselves the two evenings we ate at the Riad, and really enjoyed the meals as well as the very thoughtful service (they will serve wine). The decor -- the owner prefers the label "simple" to "minimalist" -- was lovely and added to the sense of calm.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Simmozheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Our stay at Riad Wo was wonderful. It is tucked away in a narrow pedestrian street about five minutes walking distance to the main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa, at the heart of the Medina. Despite being in the middle of all the action, the Riad was very quiet which we really appreciated after a crazy day in the markets. We enjoyed hanging out in the interior patio and on the roof terrace which has a nice view over the rooftops of Marrakech. Breakfast was included (loved the coffee!) and a couple nights we ordered couscous from the riad kitchen -- delicious! Elsa, the owner, always provided great tips on what to do - day trip to visit the Berber people in the Atlas Mountains is a must. I highly recommend this Riad to anyone who wishes to experience the real Marrakech. Rooms were very clean, comfortable, spacious and keeping with traditional Moroccan style.

  • Stayed April 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
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Address: Derb Boutouil - no41 | Kennraria Médina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #255 of 1,080 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Wo 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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