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6 Derb El Hajra Kasbah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#295 of 1,345 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Riad Awa is located in the south of the Marrakesh medina, in the Kasbah district.So it is next to the Royal Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and it is situated near the Bahia and Badi palaces.The owners, Martine and Henri, will welcome you in this contemporary place, made with all Moroccan handcrafted resources.The guesthouse is composed of 6 bedrooms which are very different ones from the others, but all are equipped with : bathrobe, hairdryer, body products, reversible air-conditioner and wifi.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Arabic
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Tracey011 wrote a review Oct 2018
Masterton, New Zealand391 contributions157 helpful votes
This was our third riad in Morocco...and whilst Ok, it was not great for the dollars spent. Same price per night as the amazing riad we stayed in in Essaouira...that had the wow factor, Awa, sadly didn’t. No instructions sent re parking arrangements (which you have to pay extra for) and no GPS coordinates made finding the place (we were self driving) very challenging. The lady who met us spoke no English but provided us with the usual mint tea....we weren’t asked if we wanted sugar or not and it arrived VERY sweet...so ask for ‘sans sucre’ unless you have a very sweet tooth! Furniture downstairs all looked a little tired (better when table clothes on tables). I was left ther when my husband went to relocate the car and was not shown to our room until I went and asked. The room we had on first floor was large, nice lounge area, bed comfortable but on the firm side, air con good. Clean, good towels and toiletries. Noisy as small windows (single glazing) to outside passage and a man shouting until 11ish one night, right outside the window. Breakfasts adequate, roof terrace with small pool a nice place to relax. Wifi good at some times of the day and slow at others. Location convenient for walking to souks, square etc. can’t compare to other riads in Marrakech, and had we paid in the region of nz$180, this would have rated higher, but at $220 a night, not good value.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jim K wrote a review Oct 2018
Masterton, New Zealand288 contributions120 helpful votes
We booked here due to TA reviews, location & parking. The location was great, easy to walk to just about anything you wanted or taxis were available right outside. Initially not an easy place to find when using Google maps... we were driving. then, the parking is 2-3 minute walk up the road, whereas you expect it easy to find. Once you drive into the Kasbah it’s a 1 way trip... it makes sense once you have been there, but beware. The Riad: for the price it wasn’t as good as the one we had in Essaouira for the same price, in that I mean the quality of the room, furnishings, customer service & breakfast. I’d give 7/8 out of 10 here for those attributes. A let down was the reception as the lady @ the time we arrived spoke virtually no English. Others did, so it was better when their shift started. We had a 3 course meal the 1st night... chicken Tagline loaded with olives... I hate olives!!!! Though the dinner was nice. Wifi was poor, usually better in the morning. Good stay, but they could improve on a few aspects.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
obe3 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom43 contributions9 helpful votes
Booked to stay at Riad Awa for my birthday. After a long and wet journey we arrived only to be told that they had overbooked and despite having my email decided to wait until we arrived to let us know. No info as to where they had booked and reluctantly showed us pictures after about 45mins. Spoke to manager/owner on the phone - very unhelpful as were the rest of staff - not a great experience. From what I saw - the Riad was tired looking and not like the pictures also an overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke. Best thing about this experience was moving as we ended up staying at Dar Charkia which is amazing.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ben H wrote a review Apr 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom87 contributions34 helpful votes
The Riad was perfectly placed for exploring Marrakech. Located right at the Medina walls, it meant that the taxi could stop right outside rather then dropping you off in the main square and then having someone transfer your bags through the winding streets. It was still only a 10 minute walk from the main square and literally round the corner from the Saadian Tombs. The streets surrounding the Riad had a number of nice shops and places to eat without being overcrowded like some other parts of Marrakech. Inside the Riad the staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. They have a hammam and can organise massages or other treatments for you. Breakfast is simple but tasty start to the day which was served for us on the rooftop terrace. There is a small swimming pool and sun loungers on a two height rooftop. The rooms are quite small but comfortable. A very nice stay.
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Date of stay: March 2018
soora88 wrote a review Sep 2017
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
A group of 6 of us stayed here last year - one of the travellers was pregnant at the time and they treated us brilliantly. Mohammed was an incredible host - really friendly and helpful at all times. This place made my stay in morocco a lot more enjoyable and I will definately stay there again!! The photos do not do it justice. Thank you for such an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
$98 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Awa
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Awa?
Nearby attractions include El Badi Palace (0.3 miles), Bab Agnaou (0.04 miles), and Saadian Tombs (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Awa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Awa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Awa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Medina Privilege Riad & Spa Restaurant, La Table de La Kasbah, and Zeitoun Cafe Kasbah.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Awa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riad Awa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Awa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Awa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Awa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.4 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (1.2 miles), and Koutoubia Mosque (0.5 miles).