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“An absolute pleasure and joy” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riad Awa
Ranked #262 of 1,186 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An absolute pleasure and joy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

Me and my boyfriend went to Marrakesh last month and I booked this riad through Henry, the owner at a good price because of the low season. I have done lots of research prior to the trip and decided on this because of the favourable and positive reviews by other travellers. We were not disappointed. Fantastic rooms, tasteful decor, authentic dinner and reasonable central location in the Medina and Henry the owner was very helpful in every way. We really like the common areas with the nice big sofa seats as they were sooooo comfortable and relaxing... We came back after a 3 day desert trip and had dinner in the riad! It was the best night as we had a nice fire going on, yummy Moroccan food with a bottle of wine all in the comfort of the riad on those massive sofas... Highly recommended although the location of the actual riad was a little difficult to find the first time when you arrive but after that, we managed to walk to everywhere (including the new town). On any other normal period, this riad would have considered to be quite pricey too as there are way too many options around.

Room Tip: The biggest room on the ground floor which happened to be the most expensive is the best.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Just had a trip to Marrakech and stayed at Riad Awa. It was beautiful, really clean and the owner (Henri) and the staff were so helpful and friendly. Henri made sure we had all the information we needed before we ventured out to explore the local souks, he organised taxis and booked restaurants for us when asked. We were a group of 10 on a weekend trip so took 5 rooms at Riad Awa, all were lovely and spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated, all in all it was perfect. The food we had at the Riad was amazing, probably the better than we had at any restaurant during our visit and very reasonably priced. I would definitely go back to Riad Awa and recommend it to friends, I think it would be hard to find a nicer place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

Spent 3 nights at Riad Awa with a group of 9 friends to celebrate my 50th birthday and couldn't have asked for more. Arrived to a lovely welcome from Henri (the owner) and everyone fell in love with the beautiful riad, cool and stylish and very comfortable. Henri and his staff provided a fantastic meal on our arrival in the evening in front of a log fire and made us feel at home immediately. Location is as good as it gets and Henri provided priceless information on how to get around and where to eat etc., couldn't have been more helpful. Roof terrace provided a lovely setting to relax after a busy day in the souk. I would highly recommend this riad without hesitation and hope to return again soon!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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sydney, australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

We stayed at the Riad Awa for five nights in January. We were completely bowled over by Marrakesh in general; by the people, the souk, the sheer vibrancy of the place. Loved it far more than I expected. The riad was a calm, soothing retreat to come back to every night. There is nothing rushed, jolting or intrusive about the place. It is decorated and furnished with neutral colours, clean lines and consummate style. The staff is low key, but always available and always helpful. If you want advice I'm sure you'd get it. Henri, who is the owner, made a phone call to a carpet salesman in the souk on our behalf and asked him to give us a good price. I have multiple food intolerances and particularly appreciated the efforts the staff went to provide me with a breakfast I could eat - you don't get such helpfulness everywhere. Thank you Henri, Mohammed and the ladies in the kitchen - you're stars!

For my take on Marrakesh, see http://pimpmybricks.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/a-monstrous-long-post-sans-oomph-but-avec-pictures/

Room Tip: We stayed in La Suite - it was larger than the others and lovely. There was sometimes a little nois...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

We' ve stayed here for 5 days and we' ve been very impressed with the style of this b& b, the service was exceptional and the food delicious, so i strongly recommend if you visit marrakech or its outside area. We' re also like to send a big thank you to Henri and all his staff at Riad Awa for all their help and advices. See you soon

  • Stayed January 2012
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Just returned from Marrakesh, we spent 4 nights at this Riad and we loved it.
The place itself is very nice, the owner and the staff friendly but very proffessional at the same time.
We enjoyed the cozy evenings at the fireplace.....hammam and massage very good.
the only regrets: we should have asked to cook for us more often, we only taste their delicius food on the last evening!
GRAZIE HENRI!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

I went away with a group of 14 ladies for a hen weekend. We had the Riad exclusively to ourselves. We arrived to a very warm welcome from the owner Henri and his staff. He gave us a tour of the building and then sat down with us to tell us all we needed to know about Marrakech, where to go, what to do, what not to do.
The location of Riad Awa is superb. Right in the old town with a 10 minute walk to the square.
We had a fantastic weekend. Marrakech is a great city. However, this trip was trumped by having the best accommodation ever. We didn't want to leave!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you are looking for something traditional, charming and FABULOUS!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Awa
Address: 6 derb el hajra kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #262 of 1,186 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Awa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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