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“Riad Andalla est magnifique!” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Andalla
Ranked #31 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Riad Andalla est magnifique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Have just returned from a fantastic stay in Marrakech, thanks largely to our stay at Riad Andalla. The location is perfect, it feels like you are enjoying a really genuine Morrocan experience. Christophe and his team could not have made us feel more at home or been more helpful. From the airport pick-up, through to recommendations, to our journey back to the airport everything was handled brilliantly.

The roof terrace is also fantastic with a great view of Djemaa el Fna.

Christophe knows the city so well and his recommendations are spot on. Trust him, your trip will be the better for it! I would highly recommend this riad to friends and family and if I return to Marrakech I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Perfect location, amazing hospitality and some of the best personal recommendations I have ever had on a city break. Friend and I stayed at Andalla for three nights, first weekend in Feb and had a truly fab stay. Location of the Riad is great, shopping immense (make sure you know you can take extra baggage onto your flight back as you will need it) and Christophe’s suggestions on Pepernero and Les Bains de Marrakech were probably the best moments of this break. Unbelievably relaxing considering the hustle and bustle of the city. Andalla is homely, welcoming and I would certainly recommend it and stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The location of the riad is fantastic! You can easily reach the souk, the square, the new city and all other touristic sights. The staff was great and did everything to please us. They arranged our airport transfer and gave us some restaurants and hammas recommendations. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Pontevedra, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Riad Andalla was a wonderful place to stay while visiting Marrakech. The staff was at all times very helpful and cheerful, it was great fun thanks to them. We recommend this place as it is perfectly located, next to the most common sights

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I booked this beautiful Riad online before visiting the wonderful and chaotic city of Marrakech with my boyfriend. I chose it because many reviews had said what an excellent location it was in, how charming the staff were and how comfortable the Riad was. Booked in for two nights we ended up staying a total of four... The Riad is absolutely stunning, complete with intricately detailed tiles, authentic Moroccan furniture, trinkets collected by the owners on the walls and a roof-terrace with views of the Atlas mountains and the Djemma el Fna - (excellent for drinking mint tea on after a hectic whizz around the Medina). All of the staff made us feel very welcome, coming back in from bartering in the Souks, eating rabbit tagines and sampling Moroccan wine at all hours of the day and night. We met the owners on our second say who gladly helped us out in sorting out an epic trip into the mountains for two days which was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. On our return we opted to stay for another two nights, although this was not in our original plan(!), and we were upgraded from a very comfortable double bedroom to a glorious suite on the top floor which was very special. We had early flights on our last day and the delightful Johannes made us an early breakfast. All in all, we had a really fantastic stay which really made our trip away one to remember and would highly recommend this Riad to other travellers looking for some luxury at a very good price in Marrakech. Thank you to you all. If you ever come up to York, you will be more than welcome to stay at the Judges Lodgings. Sophie and Nick.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

First is important to say that the location is perfect.
The owners are very friendly. Riad's ambient is nice, simple and confortable, and has a great view terrace to the Jemaa el fna.
But we had some minor issues, such as: air condicioning was not working, at 1 night hot water was not enough for 2 showers (other days were good) and the room has some smell of sewage.
I would stay there again, but with some price negociation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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riadandalla, Gérant at Riad Andalla, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
I refer to your good review and thank you for your kind words about the location, the staff and the terrace.
However, for your room and shower, as you are in the medina (old city), we have put in place (like most of riads) a system that you have to open before the shower and don't forget to close after the shower (not to have bad smells).
In addition, regarding the lack of hot water for only one night during your stay (due to the fact that your friend has remained one hour in the shower before you), we have proposed to take a hot shower in another room (this you've done).
Best wishes
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Nancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've chosen this riad for our holidays 'cause we've riden a lot of great reviews about it... and we can say one thing : everything's true.
Rooms are incredibly clean and comfortable, the staff is always attentive to our needs (and their advices to visit are wise ^^), and last but not least, breakfast was soooo divinely good on the terrace during sunrise (thanks Ouria !)

It's useless to write a complete essay, because one thing is sure : I know where I will sleep each time I'll go to Marrakech.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Andalla
Address: 15 Derb Zaari | Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #31 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Andalla 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional House, Riad Andalla, typically charming and full of Moroccan warm and friendly, is ideally situated on the famous, mythical and magical Djemaa el Fna, at the gates of the souks and the center of many historic monuments. Riad Andalla has 6 rooms and 2 suites decorated with passion and originality, and has the most beautiful terrace in Marrakech: Riad Andalla offers a unique view, unique and the Treasures of Marrakech, such as the Djemaa el Fna, the archetype of Islamic monuments, the Koutoubia and the majestic mountains of the Atlas. ... more   less 
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