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Riad Azenzer
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   109 Derb Sebaat Ourijal | Quartier Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #323 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Staffordshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Indiana Jones would like it here...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

A lovely Riad. The staff couldnt be more helpful. Mohammed very courteous and attentive. Sleep quality variable...right next to speaker when call to prayer happening. Value for money excellent. Location means you get a taste of the real Marrakech. It is mainly residential...and down some alleys there are no westerners. You will get lost. We did every day and night...but just enjoy it. When in Rome...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

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.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

We decided to go to Marrakech for a few days and searched the web for a place to stay, this is where we dicovered Riad Azenzer, the owners Saïd and Cécille and there staff were really friendly and helpful and made you feel very much at home. We were shown to our room the Chefchaouen which was really nice indeed The owners contacted us by email a couple of days before we arrived to ask if we wanted a evening meal, and as we were arriving about 1930hrs we thought it was a good idea, the meal was very good indeed and a must if you are arriving in evening as to get your bearings in Marrakech in the dark on arrival unless you have been before would be a nightmare. You could have your breakfast either by the small pool or on the roof terrace which was very nice, it consisted of local bread marmalade, jam, honey and home cooked pancakes, fruit mint tea & coffee to get you set for the day, whilst we were having our breakfast Cécille the owner gave us a map and directions to he Souks and main square and answered any other qustions we had, whch was really nice. The location of the Riad is very good and its in a quite area of the medina away from the hustle and bustle of the Souks and el djemaa fna square which is about a ten to fifteen minute walk away. If we were to visit Marrakech we would certainly use the Riad Azenzer again.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

As soon as you step though the door off of the hot, dusty street you will feel a sense of calm and safety. The riad is a little gem with only 5 rooms so you get a very personal service from the ever friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend the airport pick up and finding this place would be very difficult first time around, and a lot of the maps don't have the details fine enough to map the little streets and alleyways. The breakfast is lovely and we also had dinner one night which was the best tagine we had during our stay, so highly recommended. One word of warning for any all female groups, you will be hassled by the local teenage boys so get one of the staff to walk you to the main square the first time you go as we tried it on our own and got lost whilst trying to keep away from the 'tourguides' who want to charge you upwards of £20 to take you to the square.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

Very nice and pleasant riad. Not easy to find especially on your arrival. It took a few days to find a route back from the main square to the riad, but this is probably true for all riads, and visitors to Marrakech.
Food is very good, and it was relaxing to be picked up from the airport and have dinner waiting for us.
The mint tea is good (the best we could find in Marrakech), but charged for.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

I stayed here with my boyfriend on the first couple of nights of our holiday. It is a lovely riad! The staff are really friendly and welcoming - they gave us directions to the main places of interest in Marrakech. We would definitely recommend eating there - the food was absolutely delicious!
The bedroom was clean and nice decorated with a balcony over the pool. The roof terrace was very nice.
The riad is not very far from the main square - Place Djemaa el Fna, about 15 minutes walk north, however we got a bit lost in the maze of streets so its definitely worth taking a small map!
I would also advise organising someone to meet you at one of the wall gates when you arrive as it can be quite hard to get your bearings, there are few road signs and the riad doesn't have any sign outside indicating where it is. We arranged an airport transfer and were walked to the riad from the gate.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Very cozy riad with small inner swimming pool. Rooms are very nicely decorated. If possible, avoid ground floor room as it is a bit noisy, but good anyway. Staff very very friendly and helpful. A bit hard to find, as there is no sign, so call beforehand and fix a randez-vous.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 109 Derb Sebaat Ourijal | Quartier Moukef, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #323 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Azenzer 3*
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