We stayed at the Azenzer for two days at the end of September. This is a lovely riad in a great location being only 5 - 10 minutes walk from the main square and the souks. The staff are very helpful and the owners go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.They are happy to arrange anything you require like taxis, trips to the Atlas mountains, recommendations for restaurants etc,. Certainly it is a good idea to e-mail them to book a taxi transfer from the airport as this riad is hard to find! When we arrived we were given peppermint tea and a map of the medina with directions on how to get to the souks and main square plus some other main sights. This is invaluable because the medina is essentially a huge maze and if you have never been before you will get lost! In respect of this it is best to ask shopkeepers or other tourists for directions if struggling. Local young men will offer to guide you and even tell you they don't want money for it, however, they will then take you to places you never wanted to go such as the family shop for some pressure selling - beware!
Marrakech is a fascinating, busy assault on the senses. This can get a bit much at times but retreating to the riad is a great for escaping this and relaxing. An evening in the main square is a must and it is good to get there as the sun goes down and get a seat at one of the rooftop restaurants around the square for an outstanding view.
Overall we had a great time and would recommend the Riad Azenzer to anyone looking for value for money accommodation within the medina of Marrakech.
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