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“a welcoming home”
Review of Riad El Ma

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Riad El Ma
Ranked #1 of 44 Meknes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2012

This Riad has four or five rooms, and feels like home. Better than home. The rooms are in good shape, and quite clean. Take a couple of flights of stairs up to the roof terrace, take a dip in the small pool and enjoy the view.

Amina and her niece little Amina are what really make this place special; charming, interested, friendly and helpful. wow.

Amina is an excellent cook. As a matter of fact, two people in the Medina told us unprompted that she is the best cook in Meknes. Therefore we both ate here and took cooking lessons from her. The cooking lessons consisted of helping prepare the evening meal in their kitchen. It was lots of fun and delicious.

Amina's cat Mimi is close to having kittens and provides cuddly entertainment in the central patio/dining area.

The staff are more than trustworthy, they feel like family. If you want to lock your room anyway, use the padlock; they can't open it either.

If you are looking for a place to stay that will make you happy, this is it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank JaneStockholm
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We spent two nights at Riad el Ma and could not recommend it more highly. The rooms were very comfortable, the food delicious and the staff extremely helpful. The pool on the terrace was very welcome given how hot the weather was in Meknes.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank S P
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We just can't praise this riad enough. The riad was beautiful. Who would have expected a roof top splash pool? We stayed in suite blanche which met all our expectations. Both 'big' Amina and 'small' Amina were very friendly and professional. The food, both breakfast and dinner, was also excellent. I can't believe this riad was not in the recommended list in our travel guide book.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Elly M
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We recommend Riad El Ma for several reasons:
- good location
- helpful staff
- delicious breakfast
- authentic Maroccon diner
- and not forget the daily minttea, with biscuits !!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank frefrie
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

What more can I add to the numerous accolade this Riad has received. Conveniently located near to the Place El Hadim, easy to find with the map provided for by the owner. Beautiful decor with an authentic ambience. But what topped it off was the warm & sincere hospitality provided by the staff, Aminah and Aminah Jnr as I call them. Always smiling, attentive & ever ready to assist. We had the most fantastic lamb tajine with prunes & apricots, truly delicious. This Riad with their hospitable staff truly made our stay in meknes enjoyable.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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1  Thank Iskandar_id
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Riad El Ma. We decided to stay there and use it as a base to travel around the area as well as for visits to Volubilis and Fes. The two Aminas who manage the Riad were enormously helpful and competent. We ventured out for dinner one night only and thereafter stayed in every other evening to enjoy the high standard of their Moroccan style home cooking. Evenings were still very cold, but we were provided with two effcient electric radiators which kept the room sufficiently warm, although I would suggest a future visit be delayed until April when the weather would be warmer. We had the pleasure of being there at the same time as the Parisian owners and spent a delightful eveing in their company. We would highly recommend a stay at the Riad El Ma

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank judy e
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I recommend this lovely Riad to all people; it does't matter if you're going there by yourself or with kids, cause the Riad is open for all. It is situated in the heart of old medina, inscribed on UNESCO list; but very easy to find, 5 minutes maximum from the main gate. The rooms are big and spacious, the toillets are clean with a hot water all the time, which is rare in Morocco. Every day you will get a good breakfast, containg of typical morrocain pancakes and cakes, bread, fresh juice; coffee, tea etc.

There is a swimming pool on the terrace; the riad is a good solution if you are searching for a calm holidays; or if you would like to visit all the great touristique places - like Meknes itself, Volubilis, Moulay Idris or even Fes which are not far away from Meknes!

Amina is great and very helpful, if you ask her she will recommend you a good restaurant, good driver to get to Volubilis for example etc.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank agngaw
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Address: 4 Derb Sidi Besri | Ancienne Médina, Meknes 50000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Meknes
Price Range: $66 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad el Ma guest house is located in the heart of the historic city center, a few steps away from the town’s most famous monuments such as the beautiful Bab Mansour gate and the Bouinania Medersa.In the delicious atmosphere created by running water and foutains, you can relax in a fully renovated “Riad”, a traditional moroccan mansion built around an open courtyard. ... more   less 
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