This place gave us such a positive experience in Morocco. Admittedly we were a little tired after a week of Chefchouen and Fez: tired of bartering for everything, tired of having to be on the alert, tired of being wary of the possibility of being ripped off. At Riad Azalia we felt like the hosts Andrea and Adil were on our side. Their recommendations (eg for desert safari/hamman/Atlas trek) were honest and helpful and not designed to gain them commissions. The hosts achieved the balance between being friendly and professional. They are very experienced in dealing with foreigners and knowing what non-Moroccans expect. We could leave our passports/electronic gear at the riad with no fear of them disappearing. The hosts were what made this place so comforting for us, however in addition the building is gorgeous, well-decorated clean rooms, heating provided, hot showers, enjoyable breakfast, lovely staff. As it was winter I loved that they used a heater to warm up the central atrium. We did a two day Atlas trek thanks to Adil's recommendation which became the highlight of our entire trip (magnificent views of snow-capped mountains, great guide, walking through little villages with no car access, family home-stay). Wifi connection was good/fast (only avail on ground floor common area and in some ground floor rooms). Thanks to Riad Azalia and Adil and Andrea we loved Marrakech and Morocco and had a great holiday experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Azalia places at your disposal 8 carefully decorated rooms, a patio, a kitchen with complete equipement, you will be to benefit from the tea room for your moments of relaxation. Riad Azalia also proposes to you to admire the incredible sight on the medina and the Atlas, from the terrace. Riad Azalia is in heart of Marrakech old city. It is the ideal starting point to survey the commercial streets of the old city, in Riad Zitoune El Kadim, very near to the Mosque, at 5 minutes with foot of the Djemaa El Fna square, you will be near the principal historic monuments of the city. Services : - Airport transfer - Riad Azalia - airport.- Breakfast.- Traditional Hammam.- Restaurant. When you discover Marrakech and its neighborhoods, we will put to you in relation to the various agents for the following activities :- Discovered of Marrakech and its souks.- Circuit of quad and karting.- Excursions in the valley of Ourika, the cascades of Ouzoud.- Visits of Essaouira.- Bivouacs in the desert towards Ouarzazate.- Kasbah of Benhadou.- Imlil.- Oukaimden ... more less
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