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Riad Africa
Ranked #74 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cotswold
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Girls holiday - fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed at Riad Africa for my sisters birthday and eleven of us hired the whole Riad for a long weekend. Fantastic value with breakfast every day. The staff could not do too much for us, and were always there and helpful. Organised trips, anything we needed, they even picked us up from the airport and arranged food in the first evening. The rooms were spacious air conditioned and so clean. The Moroccan style bathrooms were amazing.. Some of the girls had some treatments which they really enjoyed. The centre court pool was a welcome at the end of the day, with a lounge to relax in. I highly recommend this to anyone and it is just a short walk to the main square. The staff even walked us there to make sure we were safe. Fantastic short stay and amazing staff and food.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely but the top room with access to the terrace was my favorite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed at Riad Africa for one night after a week trekking in the Atlas mountains although it was so enjoyable it felt like a lot longer. The rooms and general decor are of a very high standard and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Nick has done a fantastic job of renovating the place - care and attention has clearly been paid in all areas. Breakfast on the roof terrace was lovely and the free wi-fi was a bonus after a week 'offline'. We were made to feel extremely welcome and I will undoubtedly be back the next time I stay in Marrakech.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

There is a lot of choice when you are considering Riads in Marrakech but this one really does deliver.

We stayed after a week trekking in the Atlas and the welcome we received was fantastic. The whole group couldn’t quite take in the high standard of the place. Whether it was the; rooms, breakfast on the roof terrace, the friendly and attentive staff, location or just the overall ‘feel’ – everything just seemed to click into place.

It is close to the square yet far enough away to feel like a retreat from the hustle and bustle. The walk into the main square is as straight-forward as you are going to get in Marrakech and is along an interesting street with restaurants, stalls, etc.

I’m already planning to return with my partner. Thanks to Nick and the team.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Chris B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here with a group after being in the atlas mountains for a week. On arrival we were blown away with the peace and tranquility of it all in the middle of marrakech. You would not realise what was just a short walk away. Rooms awesome. Staff great and had the pulse of the group right on arrival. Breakfast on rooftop garden completed an incredible stay. Nick and his team were brilliant and already planning a return with family

  • Stayed October 2012
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1 Thank Adrian G
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Castleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Riad Africa is the perfect basein Marrakech and was thoroughly enjoyed by our expedition group after they'd spent a week in the Atlas mountains. The building is stunning and immaculate, the staff are welcoming and couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

The Riad is right in the heart of the city and yet you feel like you are in a different world once you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and close the door. I really couldn't recommend this riad highly enough and we'll certainly be returning with more of our teams next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paul l
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

My father and I really enoyed our time at the Riad Africa. Marrakech is an interesting city full of unique sights and smells (and tastes!) and it was great to experience them all and then return to a calm, serene spot at the Riad Africa.

The manager, Tod, and the other staff were all very accomodating and helped make the experience a wonderful and memorable one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Das S
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I have just come back after spending 5 days with my sister at Riad Africa for my 40th Birthday and all I can say is Amazing!!! we fell in love with this place and it was lovely to be able to stay away from the chaotic and madness of the Jemma El Fna Square even though we were just around the corner. The staff and management could not do enough for us and were all really wonderful and actually are the one's that makes this place so special. We loved sitting on the terrace and just being able to relax and read and also just sit an chill out by the dipping pool. Tod who is the manager there was great in recommending and showing us some amazing cafe/restaurants which we would have not found ourselves. I could go on forever but I would highly recommend Riad Africa to anyone wishing to come to Marrakesh. I will definitely stay here again if and when I travel to Marrakesh in the future. It is home from home and such a calm and serene Riad.

Room Tip: The new Bwindi room on the ground floor is lovely it is right opposite the pool - it is a large twin...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Riad Africa
Address: 94 - 95 Derb Sakka | Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 511 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Africa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful refurbished first category guesthouse hotel in heart of Marrakech medina with large dipping pool and tropical roof garden. English-Dutch owned and locally managed. Riad Africa is very centrally located in a safe and peaceful residential neighbourhood in the Riad Zitoun Lakdim area of the Medina. Riad Africa has 16 spacious bedrooms and suites themed after Africa's most evocative and fabled destinations. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, iPod docks, bath robes/slippers, a hair-dryer and personal safe. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the riad. Guests can cool off in and relax around one of the largest plunge pools in the medina. A tranquil palm-filled courtyard, a comfortable dining room/salon, a massage room, heated plunge pool, juice bar and private roof garden/terrace offer a choice of public areas in which to unwind. A range of health and beauty treatments are available including a massage/treatment room and nearby hammam. Offering easy access (just a 2 minute walk from the taxi stand and bank) it takes just 5 minutes to walk to the bustling Djemaa el Fna square along the popular/easy to navigate Riad Zitoun Lakdim street. An excellent choice of local restaurants, cafes and shops is located within a 5 minute radius on foot, including the highly rated and atmospheric Kosybar. Other attractions located close by the riad include the Mellah, Kasbah and Dar Si Said Museum. Popular with couples, groups of friends and families with older children. ... more   less 
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