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“beautiful riad and great service” 4 of 5 stars
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AnaYela
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Zerwl No 28, Marrakech 4000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #87 of 471 Hotels in Marrakech
Oslo, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“beautiful riad and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights - the riad is beautiful and the staff is great. The rates include airport transfer - which is perfect - especially if its your first time in Marrakech/The medina I guess it would be a hassle get there by yourself ( the riad is located in a part of the medina were you dont find tourists, but a lot of donkeys)

Since smoking is allowed everywhere in Morocco it was a little bit disturbing at our last night when 4 people moved in to the riad and seemed to smoke cigarettes 24/7, made a big difference to the smell of the house (which was lovely to begin with!)

Overall a great place and a really kind and pleasant staff. Recommended!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed at AnaYela in May 2013, we had a very special experience--we were upgraded to a suite on arrival, which was extra special. We enjoyed a lovely and romantic dinner served by the very attentive staff the night we arrived. The next day we toured the souks and markets fueled by a very amazing breakfast. upon our return we found the riad a lovely oasis--if not a bit off the beaten path. We felt quite pampered by staff. Thank you all for a memorable experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stayed with two of my kids (23 and 15) at the AnaYela in July which is admittedly not the best time of the year to visit Marrakech (44 centigrade). The place is close to perfect. Beautifully and tastefully furnished, lovely rooms with airconditioning, a small, but very refreshing pool and wonderful attentive and super friendly service who not only serve a great breakfast, but if desired also dinner and on one occasion a completely spontaneous wonderfully improvised dinner snack after a long, hot day out. One very thoughtful feature: a little Moroccan cell phone they gave to us to call a taxi or the staff in case we would ever get lost or needed to be picked up somewhere with all the necessary numbers on file. We absolutely loved it!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

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.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

AnaYela is hidden in the mesmerizing old city centre (medina) of Marrakech. Upon arrival we were greeted with milk and dates. Then we were offered slippers to wear inside our new home away from home. Our room was amazing! The big bath was a real eyecatcher. Also our bed was really comfortable. The breakfast was nice and healthy and we've also had dinner on the rooftop. In a 1001 Night Fairy Tale like setting. I loved it!! I will certainly return to this riad!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Its a very beautiful Riad. The Rooms are very tidy and look great. The People are very nice and they make every wish come true. Also they are very helpful with planing the time in Marrakech, e.g. With organizing drivers etc. The food is simply delicious! But the best is the roof of the Riad. You can sit in a tent, Drink a tea and enjoy a marvellous view over the city. I really enjoyed my Time there and definitly recommend it to everyone who is travelling to Marrakech any time soon.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Athens, Greece
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

this is a boutique hotel, located very close to the souks of Marrakesh, very authentic friendly
neighborhood. we already had experience with Moroccan hotels, so we knew that the outside has little to do with the interior, but we truly couldn't imagine the hotel would be that gorgeous. i'd like to particularly mention the extremely friendly and willing to help personnel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Derb Zerwl No 28, Marrakech 4000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#41 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#76 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — AnaYela 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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