I could only find one negative review to Anayela out of the many many positive reviews. It was with this in mind i start this review.
My girlfriend and I were picked up from the airport and driven to anayela by the manager himself.
As you leave the car the smells of spices wrought metal and yes even motorcycle oil fill the air. you walk passed small shops and businesses down old city lanes.
Because the anayela is a restored palace riad in the medieval part of the city. The Journey has to be finished with a five minute walk to an old impressive wooden door. Your luggage is ferried by motorcycle and taken to your room. Then the door opens and like alice you enter into wonderland.
There are only 5 double rooms at anayela so its ideal for a romantic city break or small group of friends to hire outright.
The first evening our waiter abdul prepared a chicken tangine he served with some style in the red carpet tent on the roof of the riad even though the hotel was full we seemed to have the place to ourself.
What can i say i felt like some an early 20th century adventurer discovering an oasis paradise. And therein lies the rub if there is one. If you want a little romantic city break or hoilday with a hint of adventure about it. Then anayela is the 5 star experience for you. If on the other hand if you want a totally sanitised western style hotel with the rest of the beige hoildaymakers go elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AnaYela is a small 300 year old palace in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. The real sensation of the Anayela is its unique atmosphere and its extraordinary architecture. Real new luxury - special experiences for special guests. The Anayela has 3 rooms and 2 suites - each with a different design and all the services and comfort you need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anayela Hotel Marrakech