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29, Derb Ouihah Quartier Sidi Abdelaziz Medina, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#499 of 1,360 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
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4.5
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5

Finding an ideal romantic guest house in Marrakech does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Riad Safar, a nice option for travelers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Rahba Kedima Square (0.3 mi) and Marrakech Train Station (0.7 mi), guests of Riad Safar can easily experience some of Marrakech's most well known attractions.

Rooms at Riad Safar offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A rooftop pool will also help to make your stay even more special.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out L'Annexe, Bejganni, and Fogo de Chao, which are some barbeque restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, Jardin Majorelle, Jemaa el-Fnaa, and Bahia Palace are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Riad Safar looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Marrakech.

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Vicky S wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom74 contributions59 helpful votes
Stunningly renovated 350 year old riad in the Medina. It's beautiful, calm and quiet, and easily located near Dar El Bacha museum, a good taxi point - once you know where you are going. (NB. Google maps doesn't show it in the right alley - close location, but entirely different route! Probably easiest to save time and ask the lovely staff to come meet you) We spent 2 nights here but happily would have stayed much longer. We had the amazing junior suite, a huge space, and enjoyed the rooftop for a great breakfast, sunning and post-dinner chat. The downstairs common area is lovely for shaded relaxing too. And the bathroom copper sink and wood just fabulous, and the furnishings! Really, an amazing place. Owner stays here, and has wonderfully friendly, helpful staff.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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sally1525 wrote a review Apr 2022
Chesterfield, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing 4 night stay in this riad. At the time we were the only guests staying so had the place to ourselves. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble for the team here. We were asked if we wanted a drink one afternoon and I asked for a diet coke without realising that someone had probably had to go out to get this for me specially, but it didn't appear to be a problem - infact it was probably more of a problem for me once I realised. We asked what time breakfast was and were told we could eat whatever time we wanted and it could be served wherever we wanted within the riad. We ate in the courtyard each day but it could have been served on the roof top terrace if we had wanted. The breakfast itself was I believe typically Moroccan, eggs, pastries, bread with jams and honey. Fresh orange juice and coffee also. We didn't eat in the riad in an evening as we like to get out and about but we were offered to eat there if we wanted. We stayed in the suite and it was beautiful, traditional and spotless. It could get cool in the night but there were plenty of blankets and a heater if it was needed. Hamid and Anass looked after us so well. Anass helped book trips out for us and Hamid walked with us to join our trips each day Anass speaks good English, Hamid speaks French but school girl French worked well and we had no problems at all. Just note that on checkout you do have to pay city taxes. We did know in advance but as it just a few pounds we had forgotten about it - just make sure you have cash left to pay this as you cannot pay this on a card. All in all an excellent stay
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Westawant wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
The riad is a jewel and the service is warm and impeccable! We have been picked up at arrival and accompanied back when we left, and we have been treated superbly during the whole stay. We had an amazing time when we visited back in Spring, we will definitely come back and suggest to all our friends!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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San wrote a review Aug 2019
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My family and I loved this place. The hosts really took care of us, especially my kids. We had the pool to ourselves which the kids really enjoyed and the dinner was traditional moroccan food. Delicious! When you get to Medina, you'll have to navigate your way down a few side streets before you reach the hotel, or have one of the guys cart your belongings for you. Remember they expect a tip so have small notes ready. After a couple of days we were able to navigate quite easily once we memorized the route. On our last day, the hotel manager booked our taxi for us and waited with us until we were safe in the taxi. Just a reminder there's also a tourism tax, which we paid at the hotel on our last day. One of the locals told us to avoid the main square during the day and night, especially with our young kids so we made sure to stay away from it. Also bear in mind everyone is trying to sell you something or guide you and give you directions, it's OK to say 'NO thank you, we're not interested'. Generally people were friendly and helpful. The holiday was fine, not our best as lot's of mopeds everywhere so be careful while walking and also men staring at women but in this case my 6 year old to. She found the staring and occasional chat so uncomfortable she did not want to go out on the last day, just something to be aware of. One of our favourite moments was buying spices. The shopkeeper was so welcoming and kept on giving us free things. Definitely worth trying out a few souks before buying.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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susan c wrote a review May 2019
Navan, Ireland18 contributions6 helpful votes
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We are sadly only staying 3 nights, but have picked a great Riad! Staff have been extremely helpful and so obliging. Any queries have been responded to immediately. Riad could not be better placed. So close to great restaurants, the square and the souks. It's hot, but there's a lovely plunge pool on the rooftop. Very private. Breakfast is sweet foods and sets you up ready for the day. Dont be put off by initial approach to Riad, it's all part of the old town, interwoven alleyways. Terrace des epices is a fabulous restaurant for location and atmosphere, but is quite expensive. Worth it though! Cafs Arabbe, for a drink, or food, but beware service can be slow. I will 100% be back❤ Susan and John
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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tatous wrote a review Jan 2019
24 contributions29 helpful votes
We could not fault our stay at Riad Safar. Hamid came to collect us from a drop off point - we would have definitely not found the Riad on our own and we were welcomed with tea and coffee in a beautiful setting. The Riad is peaceful and in a great location, room was beautifully decorated and clean, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Our flight wasn’t until late at night and we were able to leave our bags in the Riad and even got to relax and have some mint tea when we went back to collect our bags. As other reviewers have said the staff doesn’t speak English but that was not a barrier for us to communicate effectively. Breakfast was lovely but mostly sweet things - which my partner loved but my taste is more for savoury and that is the only criticism of the place. Would definitely go back and recommend this place for a great stay in Marrakech.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FoxyRidger wrote a review Nov 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The room we stayed in was extroidinary beautiful. Like, a little cupboard that held our extra bedding was more beautiful than anything I have in my home. The rooftop is higher than surrounding buildings so you can get a decent view of the city. We stayed at a nearby riad later in our trip without as high a roof, and all we could see was sky, satellite receivers, and the sides of other riads. We ate dinner there too (lemon chicken tagine) and it was excellent.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Miss B wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom45 contributions83 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at Riad Safar with our two children aged 10 and 11. The location is excellent for exploring the Medina, with the closest gate and vehicle access just 5 minutes away at Bab Doukala. From the riad it is a 10 minute easy walk to the square. Our room was lovely, very clean and comfortable. The staff are very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We were even able to have a log fire in our room in the evenings as February nights are cold in Marrakech. Whilst there is no room service, the staff were happy to provide tea and coffee when we wanted. There is an option to eat dinner in the riad, although you need to let the team know by midday so they can go out and purchase ingredients. The meal we had was exceptional. The breakfasts were also very good. For first time Moroccan visitors you may like to know that breakfast is lots of mint tea and bread products. There is a small plunge pool on the roof terrace, beautiful but a bit cold to use in February. Just a couple of points to bear in mind, the staff do not speak English, so bring a French or Arabic phrase book. Terrasse des Epices restaurant is less than 5 minute walk from the riad - very good for an evening meal but expect to pay a bit more than you would in the Medina.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Martin S wrote a review Mar 2017
London, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
A delightful riad, just four guest rooms and very attentive staff (Hamid & Laaziza at the time we stayed). Great views from the roof terrace and perfect for sun bathing by the plunge pool, exceptionally peaceful in spite of the riad being situated centrally in the medina (it's off one of the main streets and a minute's walk through the alley ways - Derb Ouihah). We had a memorable four days stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Alex S wrote a review Oct 2016
Southampton, England, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
On arriving (which was a bit of an issue as our private taxi took us to riad safa not safar!!) a kind flustered woman came to collect us, which was very kind and also very much appreciated as we had no idea where we were. She guided us through the souks dragging our bags behind her and got us safely to Riad Safar. In all honesty I have absolutely no idea how we would have found the riad if it wasn't for her collecting us. The Riad is very beautiful and had been well maintained, however, we were the only people staying there at the time and it was as though they hadn't properly prepared for us such as the roof terrace not being set upend no staff being around to help us. The rooms were all very lovely, as there was no one else staying we were able to look at all the rooms and then the one lady working there allowed us to pick a bigger room than we had originally booked which was a nice touch. In the room there was no welcome pack, no telling us when or where breakfast would be served, where the nearest shop/medical help was, no information on how to access the safe etc which was a bit of a pain. Something to mention also, although not a direct criticism, was that none of the two people working in the Riad spoke any english what so ever. Another reason why a welcome pack would be beneficial. Although I had my french phrase book out, communicating was very difficult, particularly on the night we were mugged and could have really done with some help. The Riad itself, although fairly central, was down a rabbit warren of dark and slightly unnerving back streets. If you are of an even slightly nervous disposition then I would probably avoid. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, we were mugged very close to the Riad which was an incredibly frightening experience and not one we wanted on our honeymoon. Breakfast was lovely and we could have it where we pleased, we always chose up on the roof terrace. They had a supply of beer and wine at the riad too which we appreciated. There's nothing like a cold beer at the end of a long hot day in the souks. The air-con works wonderfully too! Just round the corner from the riad, about 6min walk there is a famous and very lovely bar called Cafe Arabe, its lovely there, great food and good drink plus on the way up to the cafe/bar is a beautiful boutique shop called Kaleche, go there ! Overall, a lovely place to stay but lacked atmosphere due to being alone there and being unable to have any conversation with the hosts.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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$100 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Safar
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Safar?
Nearby attractions include The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech (0.3 miles), Henna Cafe Marrakech (0.3 miles), and Dar El Bacha - Musee des Confluences (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Safar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Safar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Safar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bazaar Café, Le Trou au Mur, and Terrasse de la fontaine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Safar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riad Safar have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Safar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Safar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Safar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.8 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.3 miles), and Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (4.9 miles).