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Riad Africa

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was my first holiday in Morroco and I couldn't have been more happy with Riad Africa. We stayed in a triple superiror. The Riad itself was beautiful, lovely decor and prime location only a few minutes walk to the square and souks. The staff were so friendly and helpful and I was very pleased to be greeted with a...

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay, everyone was so helpful and friendly , and nothing was too much trouble !!!! The rooms were lovely , and the chef makes the best breakfasts , sure i came home a few pounds heavier !!!! Don't be put off by being met from your taxi by the guy with the ginormous wheel barrow...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at the riad Africa , Tim the manager of the riad was an absolutely amazing host gave loads of information about Marrakesh history culture and the best places to visit and had the most amazing stories to tell , the staff where absolutely amazing, little Muhammed was the most humble and nicest person I have...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Oz - delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Riad Africa! Mohamed, Tim and the staff work really hard to provide a consistently high level of attentiveness and service, and will really appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Marrakech. Do contact us directly...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb place! Tastefully decorated, spacious rooms, each with a bit different theme. Staff were supper attentive, helped us to book a great hamman and patiently answered countless questions. Definitely staying there again if back in Marrakesh!

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Kate - delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Riad Africa! We recently refurbished all bedrooms and publiic areas, so it's great to hear your positive views on the results! Many guests echo your thoughts on our ideal location, close to the Djemaa el Fna and souks, the peace and quiet inside the riad when...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riad Africa is centrally located, has good clean accommodation and traditionally decorated. The roof terrace is a good place to take a rest from the main tourist attractions, there are two small pools located in courtyards on the ground floor. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Rita - delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Riad Africa. Many guests echo your thoughts on our ideal location, close to the Djemaa el Fna and souks, the opportunity to relax in the pools, and on the terrace. Mohamed and the staff work hard to provide a consistently high level of attentiveness and service,...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We travelled as a family to Marrakech - the whole family is delighted we chose Riad Africa. In the tourism industry, the most important aspect are the people and at Riad Africa they have a few gems - to name some of them starting from Modammed, Hasan (cooks the best Moroccan dishes), Abdul and the rest of the team. Whether...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Riad Africa. Mohamed and Abdul Rahim work hard to provide a consistently high level of service and hospitality, and will really appreciate your kind comments - as will Hassan (our chef), who produces a variety of delicious meals using locally sourced ingredients. Many guests also comment...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Firstly, thank you to Mohamed, Hassan, Abdul and the rest of their team for ensuring our Christmas break in their crazy (in a good way) city was truly memorable. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel very welcome. Secondly, for anyone looking to book a Riad for their stay in Marrakech and checking out the...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and recommendation, Pete - really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas break at Riad Africa! Many guests comment on the riad being an "oasis of peace and calm" after the 'madness' of Marrakech! Mohamed and Abdul Rahim work hard to provide a consistently high level of service and hospitality, and will really...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The fist thing that hits you when you arrive is the peace and tranquilty compared to the madness of Marrakech.The rooms were comfortable though not much room for suitcase.Not a problem if only here a couple of days.There were a couple of minor niggles but the hospitality was outstanding .Mohammad and A bdul made the stay so memorable.We had dinner...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, buggymoo - really pleased that you enjoyed your New Year stay at Riad Africa! Many guests also comment on the riad being an "oasis of peace and calm" after the 'madness' of Marrakech! Mohamed and Abdul Rahim work hard to provide a consistently high level of service and hospitality (hence important touches like your birthday...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My partner and I did a round-the-world trip in 2016 and spent about 200 nights in various accommodations, and this was the best lodging experience we had all year. We arrived late at night, after the kitchen was closed, but the staff was ready and delivered a delicious light meal to our room. The room was good size and very...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review GJM3 - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Riad Africa, and to be rated as the best accommodation experience in a world trip involving 200 nights is fantastic praise indeed! Many guests also comment on the authenticity of the riad, quality of the rooms, and our ideal location close to the Djemaa el...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We arrived late on Christmas Eve for a four night stay and from the very start were made to feel so welcome by Muhammad, Abdul and all the staff. The atmosphere is tranquil and very traditional and the rooms very comfortable. Being a small establishment makes for a very personal feel and nothing is too much trouble. The food is...

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Tom W, Owner at Riad Africa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Jill - delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas break at Riad Africa! Many guests also comment positively on the authentic, traditional nature of the riad, and our ideal location, close to the Djemaa el Fna and souks. Mohamed, Abdul Rahim and the staff work hard to provide a consistently high level of attentiveness and service,...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Riad Africa

Address: 94 - 95 Derb Sakka | Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Medina, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $111 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Africa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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#25 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#64 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#74 Family Hotel in Marrakech
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“first floor rooms have recently been refurbished.”
 of 5 bubbles buggymoo, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms can be on the small side so check before booking”
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“Pick a room that isn't on the ground floor for a little more privacy - all ground floor rooms are around the plunge pool/dining tables.”
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 of 5 bubbles ashleysR7553HB, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms on the same level as the pool if thats what you would prefer, but they all looked smashing.”
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