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“Delightful riad”
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Ryad Zahraa
Ranked #18 of 43 Meknes B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was a delightful riad - one of the five we stayed in during our holiday in Morocco. The decor was lovely and the room we stayed in was very nice and large enough. The people were friendly and we were greeted with the usual mint tea. Getting to the riad through the maze of streets in the medina was interesting especially since this was our first time in any medina in Morocco - glad we had our guide! The early wake-up call at 4.30am from prayer time of the surrounding mosques wasn't too much of a disturbance and was really quite fascinating. This riad had an air of authenticity and not trying to be too over the top like others.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

First place we stayed and after 3 weeks of travelling around it ended up being our favourite. Right in the middle of the medina but still nice and quiet (but surrounded by mosques so very loud at prayer times!) really well decorated.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The folks at Riad Zahraa were very nice. When we still hadn't checked in hours after we said we would, they called. Our train broke down and we didn't know how much longer we would be. The riad told us to call them when we arrived in Meknes and they would send someone to meet us outside the medina (so that we wouldn't have to navigate our way to the riad after a stressful train ride).

Our room on the top floor was on the small side, but it was very quiet. The riad itself is very large and the common areas are spacious.

The staff was very helpful and assisted us in arranging a taxi to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank JustinaL370
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Riad Zahraa is nicely presented although the rooms are small and I found my four night stay to be very noisy (from next door neighbours). Communication with staff is limited unless you speak French and it is difficult to get advice. The breakfast is standard Moroccon/French fare. Overall I feel it was definitely not worth the 40 Euros a night I paid...I found clean, comfortable and quiet riads throughout Morocco for half that price. One consolation is the small restaurant Konouz Al Madina next door which does serve top quality traditional Moroccon food in a quiet and
comfortable environment (just remember to bring your own wine).
Will, Australia... 20/09/12

Room Tip: If you must go there opt for a room well inside the riad away from outside walls.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Will4004
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed at this Riad for one night on our recent two week trip with Real Morocco Tours. The riad is located in the heart of the medina, just a few minutes walk from the central plaza.

The riad is close to the markets and restaurants, and its location down the maze of laneways gives you a true appreciation of what it is like tyo stay/live in an ancient Moroccan city.

The riad itself is authentic - much better than staying in a hotel - and the service is very very friendly and welcoming. The food (breakfast) is also a great way to start the day. The rooms are quiet, and face out to the central (indoor) courtyard. You can also walk to the terrace to see a great 360 degree view of the Meknes skyline.

Room Tip: Get one of the local porters to take your bags down the laneways, they're very efficient and wil...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We spent one night in a room on the top floor. It was ok for one night. It didn't feel too clean though. Everything else was good. The breakfast and dinner were great! The common area were nice, and the staff are really friendly and hospitable!

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We very much liked our stay in RIad Zahraa. It wasn't difficult to find with the help of the friendly locals. They still try to sell you things, but do so with a much less aggressive tactic than in other Moroccan cities. They will show you the Riad and ask you to come visit them afterwards.
The Riad is well located in the nice and relatively easy medina of Meknes. When you enter you will be astonished by the beauty of this place. There are decorations everywhere. You will be welcomed by the hospitable staff and tea will of course be served. They have a beautiful terrace with a magnificent view over all of the medina, which you're in the middle of.
Our room was nice and quiet, we could choose between different ones. The bathroom was clean, spacious and there was hot running water. The only comment we have is that the holder for the showerhead wouldn't keep it in the same place, which made it less comfortable to take a shower.
The breakfast was very good: everything you would expect if you've been in Morocco for a few days, but here there's home-baked cake every morning. And it is delicious.
And a minor detail: the creditcard machine appeared to be nonfunctional so we had to pay in cash.

All in all: would go here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ryad Zahraa

Address: 5 Derb Abdellah El Kasri, Touta, Meknes 50000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Meknes
Price Range: $28 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ryad Zahraa 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Zahraa is an andalusian guest house situated in the heart of the medina in Meknes, Morocco. Its proximity to hammams, souks, mosques... makes it an ideal place for cultural enlightenment. It is composed of two suites and four rooms, a pacio and a splendid terrace with a view on all the medina. Most of its furniture and decoration are deliberately intended to allow tourists discover real Moroccan arts. ... more   less 
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