Hidden away from the bustle and noise of the medina and souk, Riad Anyssates is like one's own personal oasis.
The riad is some twenty minutes walk from Jemma El Fna but once one has found one's bearing in the warren of alleyways it is always a relief to return to the calm of the riad.
Nicholas and the staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming
The rooms are simply but well furnished in Moroccan style and the air conditioning, shower, loo etc all work well.
Breakfast of fruit juice, local bread, fruit, preserves and coffee is served in the central atrium around the pool which offers a cooling and refreshing dip from the heat of the day.
The bar is well stocked with local, very drinkable wines as well as beer and spirits.
We ate dinner three times in the riad and the food is delicious.
There are good local restaurants within a ten minute walk as well as the numerous cafes, restaurants and food stalls of the central square.
Bargaining in the shops is de rigeur and you will be accosted by people offering to take you to the square, Berber markets, shops etc.
Either politely and firmly decline their offer or expect to be asked for money for their services. 20 dirhams is the standard tip though they will then look disappointed or even angry to try to get you to pay more
Do visit the Maison De Photographie for an excellent collection of photographs of old Morocco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feeling, trueness, shift, these are what you shall enjoy at Riad Anyssates.As well as our “Table dhôtes” and our fill hammam services.The riad is between the exciting section Bab Doukala and the Riad El Arouss and the city remparts.The riad is ideally located between the souks, the famous *place Djema El Fna and the new city Guéliz with the taxis and guarded parking.The riad provides you with toplevel comfort, with a charming, warm and family atmosphere.With large volume and huge 380 m2 superficies, the riad provides each host with intimacy and friend meeting facilities up to 20 with exclusive reservation.To day the riad offers 4 rooms and extended terrace and space devoted to hammam and care services.The bar Lounge is open to 2 galleries, one in front the swimming pool, the other opening on the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Anyssates Marrakech
- Riad Anyssates Hotel Marrakech