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“Authentic Riad experience in the Medina”

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Riad Amazigh Meknes
Ranked #4 of 43 Meknes B&B and Inns
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Authentic Riad experience in the Medina”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

The staff's friendliness and Fatima's welcome made our time in Meknes special. Fatima took more time than you'd expect her to have to assist and enlighten us about Morocco, Meknes and any other queries we had.
After a baptism of fire in Marrakech the smaller size of Meknes and its medina was very welcome. After a day I could just about remember the route to and from the Riad to the Main Square.
Yes, the morning call to prayer was from a local mosque, but honestly, what do people expect in a small Medina in an Islamic country...? I guess the people who complain also eat in McDonalds in Morocco! We preferred to embrace the culture, which included, it is true, some noise from local residents till quite late. Again, this is in a residential area and in the medina children have nowhere else to play football etc.
So much to see and do in Meknes and Fatima's understanding of the place and the history made it a rewarding trip. We met many wonderful people in Meknes.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Fatima was the most amazing host you could ask for. The riad was beautiful and located in the medina. Fatima cooked a wonderful authentic Moroccan meal for us one night and we enjoyed her company. The rooms were simple and clean with character.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights and I was glad that it was no more! The room was humid and the mosque much too close so we woke up at half past 5 created by the chant! The breakfast was ok but not great!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

A cute Riad in the middle of Meknes, very comfortable and "homey." The staff were super friendly and nice. We were one of two groups staying at the hotel so Fatima offered to give us a better room up on the terrace at the same price which was lovely. Also we had asked Fatima where a good place to eat was and she walked us to a restaurant inside a woman's home which was honestly, the best food we had while in Morocco! We had to leave early the next day at 6:00 in the morning to catch our train so we told them ahead of time so we could pay for our room. They still offered to make us breakfast even though we were leaving so early and it was delicious! So nice of them, they went way above and beyond.
Unfortunately we only stayed for a night, but we would love to go back and spend more time there. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Meknes!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rabat, Morocco
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

I had a great stay here last week. The riad is beautiful, and Fatima and her staff could not have been more wonderful. My friend and I arrived late in the evening, and were met and guided to the raid and then served mint tea and chebekya to refresh ourselves. Since it was February, we were the only guests in the riad, so we were given our choice of any room we wanted, at the same price as the more inexpensive room we had booked. The nights were cold, so three space heaters and several extra blankets were moved into our room to help keep us warm. Our only problem was that the water in the shower wasn't quite warm enough in the morning to make showering pleasant....however, the water was hot in the evening and we saw a solar panel on the roof, so I think that the riad has a solar water heater. We would advise future guests to take this into account when deciding on their shower times! The riad was a little hard to find at first, but the staff was willing to come meet us and guide us home anytime we should need it, and we learned the route before too long. Fatima and her staff answered all our questions, gave us good advice about exploring Meknes, and made us feel completely at home. We loved getting to know Fatima, who was even so kind as to drive us to the train station to catch our train when we were leaving. I am planning to send my parents here in about a month, and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to get a taste of the medina in Meknes.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

A friend and I stayed two nights in a twin room in January. The room was a little cold due to only a space heater in a concrete structure. This should be an advantage in hotter weather. Fatima and her staff were awesome. I normally don't write about the "family feel". We got ripped off at the parking area by a"false guide" and she personally went with us in the AM and yelled at the attendants and got our money back. Just one example among many.
The breakfast was filling but lacked variety. Bread three different ways. The recommended dinner restaurant next door was mediocre. There is much better choices around. No alcohol sales in the medina so make sure you bring your own.
The riad is impossible to find on your own. Deep in the medina. Don't even try. Make sure you call from one of the major landmarks and get help. Many locals don't know the location either. Showing a local a map written in Roman letters will get you confused looks. Unless they have advanced education they read only Arabic but speak French. It took me a while to figure out why local people were not even pronouncing the words on the map. Getting to the riad and out was half the fun everyday.
Staying in Meknes and taking the train to Fez is very easy. Only 30 minutes by train.
Enjoy the adventure.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Geel, Belgium
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

I've travelled Morocco with my girlfriend in september 2011. Riad Amazigh in Meknes was undoubtedly the best place where we stayed during our ten-day trip. I can only affirm the other reviews below: Fatima and her working staff are the kindest in the world and will do everything to make your stay perfect. Riad Amazigh is situated in the centre of the pittoresque medina of Meknes (which is much more relaxed than those of Fes, Marrakech or Rabat, i think). The breakfast is served in Berber style on the roof terrace (with a beautiful view on Meknes) or at the palio and is excellent. I'd definitely come back when we ever travel again to Morocco!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Amazigh Meknes
Address: 32 Derb Moulay Ahmed Chebli, Meknes 50000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Meknes
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Meknes
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Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Amazigh is an authentic guest house in the Medina of Meknes.It's a nice house built in 1880, in the heart of the old Medina, close to the main historic monuments.You will be welcome to this house, and you will discover Berber hospitality. ... more   less 
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