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Riad Ailen

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170 Deb El Mejjat, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#326 of 1,334 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Marrakech, Riad Ailen is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Riad Ailen makes it easy to enjoy the best of Marrakech.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Riad Ailen offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge. Guests of Riad Ailen are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, there is paid public parking available nearby.

Nearby landmarks such as Rahba Kedima Square (0.7 mi) and El Badi Palace (1.0 mi) make Riad Ailen a great place to stay when visiting Marrakech.

While in Marrakech be sure to experience local oyster favorites at Le Grand Cafe De La Poste, La Mamounia, or Chez Mado.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Jemaa el-Fnaa (0.9 mi), Bahia Palace (0.8 mi), and Ben Youssef Madrasa (0.8 mi), which are all within walking distance of the bed and breakfast.

Riad Ailen is sure to make your visit to Marrakech one worth remembering.

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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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MaryMC wrote a review Mar 2020
carrickfergus36 contributions8 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful Riad. My husband and I have just returned and we where well looked after by hasna and her husband. I will also mention the lady that cleaned and cooked and the young man who spoke great english and was so kind to my husband and i. This was our first time to Marrakesh and we where made very welcome. We had a beautiful meal at the Riad one evening. Hasna’s husband picked us up from the airport which was great. Thank you all so much for a lovely holiday Marie and sam
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jan F wrote a review Feb 2020
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We cannot praise highly enough this beautiful Riad, the amazing city of Marrakech, and the fabulous staff who looked after us so very well. Yunis met us at the airport and parked his car just outside the Médina. We then walked to the Riad, which was a couple of minutes away down the winding streets. It was the perfect introduction. We were absolutely amazed at the place and the welcome of Hasna, who couldn’t do enough for us throughout our trip. Our room was lovely, comfortable and had everything we needed. In the morning we had breakfast brought to us by the wonderful Name. Nothing was too much trouble for this lady, including trying to teach me Arabic! Hasna explained they lay out of the Médina and gave us a map. She told us we could get in touch with her at any time. We spent the first part of the day exploring, it was wonderful. The afternoon was spent sunbathing on the roof terrace. We ate at the Riad on our first night and the meal was really good. The next day we booked a trip to some gardens, tombs and a palace. Yunis was our driver once again and was a wonderful guide. We ate at a restaurant just off the square then went back for more sunbathing. We did find a bar that sold alcohol on the square and went there twice. The second time there were belly dancers and musicians. Our last morning was again spent walking through the amazing streets. Yunis took us back to the airport later on...we were really sad to leave Marrakech, the Riad and the lovely people who had taken care of us so well. I would go back to Riad Ailen in a heartbeat 💕
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ulsterloyal wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom63 contributions18 helpful votes
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Stayed here in December for 3 days as part of my mums Christmas present. Big mistake made booking here. We were picked up by private transfer and taken to the entrance of the medina. The driver made a quick phone call and we assumed someone from the Riad was on their way to meet us. After waiting 10 minutes nobody turned up, the driver rang again, it took a further 20 minutes until a woman dressed in robes arrived to show us to the Riad. On entering the riad all seemed great, we were given biscuits and mint tea. We were then shown our room which was acutally nice with a double bed and what I can only describe as an iron settee frame with a mattress, pillows and a duvet on it, and a small bathroom. We were asked if we would like to do any trips, we booked the palaces and gardens and then were taken in a minibus to the souk. I've been to plenty of countries where the locals try and sell you cheap tat but this was on a whole different level. We went into a little cafe for a drink and were constantly hounded by men trying to sell us sim cards, fake watches, fake iphones, fake sunglasses etc. The final straw was 3 men doing acrobatics outside in the square who then came right into the cafe with a hat asking for tips, we left and went back to the riad after that. As it was late in the day we decided to have our evening meal in the riad which was lovely - things went downhill after that with the evening meals. Because we were cold the owners went and got a superser to try and heat us up, after dinner we decided we would go to bed. To our horror we found the pillows, sheets and duvet to be very damp, I reported this to a male member of staff who said he would fix it (he turned the air conditioning on which didn't help in the slightest). We both came home with bad chest infections caused by the dampness. Breakfast was a french stick cut up and some sort of fried bread, jam, half a glass of orange juice and a coffee pot that was filled with enough to do just 2 cups and no more. If it weren't for the lovely Welsh couple also staying in the Riad as well id think we'd both have been on antidepressants. On arriving home I complained to easjet who refunded me £60 and upgraded us on our flight to Egypt 4 weeks ago foc. Im just glad id Egypt booked for 2 weeks last month which was a far better experience than what we had in Marrakech.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Feb 3, 2020
Bonjour Vous n’avez pas choisi de réserver un transfert proposé par le riad, cela a été générateur de soucis pour vous et pour nous, car notre chauffeur vous aurait emmené jusqu’à la porte du riad. Nous constatons que votre passage dans les souks a été mouvementé mais tous les tracas rencontrés ne nous incombent pas. Les petits déjeuner sont composés de café, lait, thé noir, thé à la menthe servis avec du pain français, crêpes marocaines, confitures, beurre, miel, jus d’orange. Au mois de décembre les températures sont fraîches le soir, les climatisations réversibles (chaud/froid) sont présentes dans chaque chambres pour tempérer et déshumidifier l’air. Nous regrettons que votre séjour au Maroc dans une petite structure reste sur une mauvaise note et nous constatons avec satisfaction que votre voyage organisé en Egypte a été une « merveilleuse expérience ». Cordialement
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Jane W wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was a girlie week away, non of us had been to Morocco before. We were not disappointed. As previously reviewed, the Riad is lovely with fabulous staff and not far from the outer wall so not far to walk from your transport. Hasna, Yunis and Name couldn't have done more. Yunis was happy to take us to Carrefore on a wine run when needed and there is no problem having the wine at the Riad. The Riad itself is very safe but be warned once outside.One of our party had a purse stolen but yet again Yunis was on hand to help. Can recommend a trip to The Atlas Mountains and cooking day both done by Yunis and Hasna. Thank you for a wonderful week.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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accountsclerk wrote a review Jan 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom171 contributions121 helpful votes
The Riad is a short 20 minute stroll from Jemma el Fnaa. It is an easy interesting walk apart from the scooters which you soon get used to. If you do not fancy the walk back at night try a local tuk tuk - you will not be disappointed. The Riad is clean and comfortable and the staff all very helpful.Rooms are small but clean and beds were made daily and clean towels left. .We booked our trips with Yunis. All 3 trips were excellent and good value. Breakfast was simple with various fresh breads served with jam and honey. Tea, coffee and fresh orange juice was also served. The rooms had a safe and air conditioning which we used to keep warm in the evening. The pool was closed when we were there but there is a lovely sun terrace with loungers on the top floor to enjoy the afternoon sun. The Riad is situated at the edge of the medina so very quiet. If I returned I would not hesitate to stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$38 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Ailen
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Ailen?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.6 miles), One Life Trips - Marrakech (0.2 miles), and Escape The Medina (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Ailen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Ailen?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Ailen?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Ailen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Restaurant Dar L'hssira, La Cantine Des Gazelles, and Naranj.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Ailen?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riad Ailen have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Ailen offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Ailen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Ailen?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.8 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.6 miles), and Medersa Ben Youssef (4.9 miles).