A friend and I recently travelled to Morocco. We chose to stay at Riad Africa based on the trip advisor reviews. We were welcomed by Redouan and made to feel very comfortable. We were expecting to be accommodated in a twin room and this was quickly modified by temporarily placing us in another room and was then rectified the following day. We found the room to satisfactorily accommodate our needs. We were located on the ground floor which I was led to believe by other guest a better option for full wifi connectivity.
The room was equipped with a small television (we didn't find the time to watch it), it had a safe in the wardrobe (could have easily been carried away and therefore should have been secured) and there were was no where to hang your wet towels or to place your shower toiletries. I would suggest travelling with a power board as there were limited power adapters to accommodate our need to charge multiple technology devices on a daily basis.
We found the Riad to be a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets and the souks. The pool area allowed for a refreshing cool down from the heat and the roof top a tranquil place for some sun bathing and reading.
The staff, in particular Redouan did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and to ensure that we felt like we were at home. He was keen to learn of our daily experiences and next adventures.
We found the location of the Riad in the Medina to be ideal. We stayed at Riad Africa twice during our visit to Morocco and stayed in the same room on both occasions. The second stay was unplanned. It was tucked away in a small lane which initially was difficult to find. And yes, as mentioned in some other reviews on some evenings it appeared a little dark, but as two female travellers we felt safe and the hotel did have torches available if need be.
The greeting drink, first dinner and breakfast were served with a smile ensuring that all could be done to make our stay comfortable.
Thank you to all the staff for making our stay enjoyable, comfortable and safe.
- 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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