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“Very nice” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Ajmal
Ranked #253 of 1,170 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Amstelveen
2 reviews
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Beautiful Riad, friendly helpful staff, nice breakfast, large rooms, comfortable roof terras! A real pleasure to stay here and good location to discover Marrakech.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank mattijs m
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This riad is the real deal. It's so close to the heart of things in Marrakech: the souks, jardins, ville nouvelle, etc.

The staff is very friendly and kind. Case in point: when my friend and I arrived, we didn't have enough money to tip the locals who guided our way to Riad Ajmal. Marie, the riad owner, came to the rescue and loaned us some money.

The house manager, Mustafa, is a very kind local with much knowledge about Morocco, Marrakech, culture, history, etc. Plus, his breakfasts are amazing.

Clean, friendly, great location, a must-stay!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank shawnmd
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

A friend and I traveled to Marrakech in mid May during a trip to Spain and we completely enjoyed our stay at Riad Ajmal. The owners greeted us warmly upon our arrival and provided us with water and pastries before showing us to our room. The room had a beautiful view of the courtyard! It amazing me that you are so close to the medina but I had no problem sleeping, you couldn't hear a thing! We had breakfast every morning at whatever time we specified which was of course great, a perfect way to start the day. The riad manager, Mustafa, is the key person here. He was so nice and willing to answer our questions or suggest places to visit...he even offered to help us find quality Argan Oil. I would recommend this Riad to anyone visiting Marrakech wanting to stay at an affordable place that has an extremely friendly staff. Loved my stay here.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank heckdevo
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

In May 2011we decided to spend a week in Marrakech and were expecting a week of glorious blue skies and sun. Unfortunately the weather was very unseasonal and rather wet. Riad Ajmal was not, however, a disappointment. We were met at the airport and driven back to the Medina where we had to walk the last hundred yards or so along very small,narrow streets to the Riad. We stepped through a lowered door into an oasis of calm. We were met at the Riad by Mostaffa with a pot of wonderful mint tea and a plate of pastries. After a chat we were shown to our room which was lovely. We had a sitting area, a bed area and a shower room. The sitting area had windows looking over the court yard.There was plenty of space for us and our luggage. Each morning we had a great breakfast (at a time to suit us) in the courtyard; moving under cover when it rained! We chose to eat at the Riad on three evenings and these meals were some of the best food that we had in Marrakech. We were made very welcome by everyone at the Riad and it was in a great location for exploring the Medina. I would have no trouble in recommending the Riad Ajmal for reasonably priced accommodation in Marrakech. It was certainly far more preferable that staying in a "modern hotel" in the French area. We felt that we got to see the real Marrackech and despite the weather really enjoyed our trip.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Philippa-13
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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

Riad ajmal achieves everything as described on the homepage. The owner couple and their staff are very cooperative, friendly and always good-humored. The ambiance is very familial and quiet. The Riad is near (if you don't get lost in the souks...) to most of the attractions in the medina. Taxi station Dar el Bacha is only a few minutes from the Riad. In the neighbourhood are serveral small shops you can buy fruits, bred, water, coke and whatever you need. We will come back to Riad Ajmal, that's no question.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

It was a nice stay in riad ajmal. We also went to the Hamman with the help of the very friendly staff. The went first shopping with us for badcloths and soap, was really nice. the riad has a terrific roofterrace and Marie is a superb host. You can also have dinner there, the most lovely tajine i had in Marocco! And also free and good wifi! Just one minor point, the beds are a little hard.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Thank krassebas
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

My wife and I took a trip to Marrakech as this was one place on our travel list we wished to visit. As opposed to booking into a hotel we chose what we considered a more traditional means of accommodation. After being collected by the taxi driver arranged by Marie who owns the Riad Ajmal we were driven to our location after which we walked, guided by the driver, down several alleyways finding ourselves at the small entrance door of the Riad.

After being greeted by Moustfa with a welcomed mint tea we could not believe the serenity of what would be our living space for the week to follow. The Ajmal is a hideaway from the hustle and busstle of the souks which are only a few minutes walk from the Riad. We were introduced to the other members of staff who would be looking after us during our stay. Fatima, Latifa and Bushil are extremely friendly ladies who could not do enough for us. All the staff have a good sense of humour and we found them great fun to be with.

The Riad Ajmal is extremely clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are served at any time and I would recommend holiday makers to take advantage of the wonderful meals created within the Riad. To accompany your meals there is the choice of wines and beers are also available. We met up with a great couple (Steve & Andrea) who were also staying at the Riad and we shared a fabulous dinner in a candlelight setting.

The Riad has it's own hamam and Fatima provides scrub and a relaxing head massage.

The Riad Ajmal is located close to the souks and is only a 15 minute walk from the Koutoubia and the main square. To be honest my wife and I managed to visit all the local sights near enough on foot. There is however the city tour bus available across from the Koutoubia.

If you decide to visit the waterfalls speak with Moustafa as his father is a guide. Both Steve and I along with our wives not only got a fantastic tour through the trails around the waterfalls eventually being presented with a sight to remember. The falls are fabulous and are a sure haunt for local families who swim in the waters. Moloud who is a Berber is a very friendly person and we opted to have lunch at his home. This was a memorable experience and his and his families hospitality will never be forgotten.

To sum up My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Riad Ajmal as a first class location to reside when visiting Marakesh. Maria and all the staff we thank you for making our visit a wonderful and unforgettable experience.




Koutoubia that you can jump on and off.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Ajmal
Address: 75 Arset Aouzal, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #253 of 1,170 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Ajmal 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Ajmal - an oasis of tranquility in the very heart of the buzzing city. We are here to do all we can to make sure you enjoy an excellent stay. Located in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods in the Medina of Marrakech, in Bab Doukkala, the riad is particularly well situated, within close distance of the Pacha Palace, the road of the antiquaries, and only a few minutes walk from the traditional market and the Jemma-el-Fna Square.Once the home of nobles, the riad has been entirely renovated in 2006, in the spirit of its rich tradition. ... more   less 
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