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“Nice Riad on the Southern edge of the Medina”
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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PerthLoui...
Perth
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Riad on the Southern edge of the Medina”
Reviewed 20 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011
1
person found this review helpful

We booked for two nights in early January. Our first night there was a booking snafu so they arranged a room for us in a Riad around the corner and we moved to the Awinati the following day. The mint tea and biscuits they served us when we first arrived were a wonderful way to start. I recommend having the Riad arrange a transfer from the airport, especially if it is your first time in Marrakech, as the driver we got at the airport dropped us by the nearest gate into the Medina and told us we would have to walk! We arranged our next taxi through the Riad - way less stressful.

Breakfasts were great and the staff very helpful. It does help to speak at least a little French to make life easier - but that holds true throughout Morocco.

The Riad is located in the Kasbah area which is a slightly less chaotic than the area around the Djemma al-Fna but an easy walk away. The Saadian Tombs are a 5 minute walk away and well worth a visit.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nabenk
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 20 December 2010 for a stay in December 2010
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person found this review helpful

Quiet, clean, charming personnel and beautiful... an outstanding experience.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SilviaVdB
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quirky riad away from the busy centre”
Reviewed 10 October 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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people found this review helpful

We loved staying in this riad which with 5 rooms in total was not too overrun with other guests. Located in the kasbah you feel you get a taste of the life as lead by the locals even though this means that you are a 15 minute walk removed from Jemaa el-Fna. We found this to be a plus rather than a minus. At night we often took a taxi back - be prepared to pay a 'prix fix' of about MAD 30. A lot of drivers refused to put their teller on for us - the privelege of being a tourist! But at €3 or £2.5, a similar trip at home would be at least 3x as much, so we did not mind paying this once or twice. The riad is very well located for walking around, regretably not in, the Royal Palais and its grounds and visiting the Saadian Thombs as well as the Palais Bahia (a must!). Rooms are nicely furnished and clean. A roof terrace provides welcome respite after visiting Marrakech which can be a bit taxing in the heat. Having been to Marrakech before when we paid more for a tourist hotel with no charm whatsoever, we found the price/quality ratio for this riad more than acceptable.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JoaoPorti...
Portimão
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almost Perfect”
Reviewed 27 September 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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person found this review helpful

We´ve just flew back from Marrakesh and I must say that we liked very much the Riad. Everyone at Awinati (owners and staff) where very nice and always tryring to make our stay in Marrakesh perfect. The Riad is very nice and I only can point two things that prevent me to call it perfect: the location and the heat in the room.
About the location, it´s in the Kasbah, wich means that you have to walk about 20 minutes to get to Djema El Fna square. This can be seen as a disadvantage to some persons, but it wasn´t so bad for us, as we took the chance to know the surrondings pretty well. Nevertheless, don´t forget that you are in the Kasbah, which may seem a bit heavy to the persons who are not usted to arabic cities. We got out every nigths and had no problem whatsoever.
About the second item, our room (on the ground floor, facing the patio) was very hot. Even with the air conditioning working, we were sweating a bit. Please mind that the Riad only accepts payment in cash (no credit or debit cards are accepted).
On the overall, I should say the Riad is very good and I strongly recommend it.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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angSevill...
seville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“oasis of calm”
Reviewed 13 September 2010 for a stay in September 2010
1
person found this review helpful

The owner of the riad,Abi did everything possible to make our stay in Marrakesh such an enjoyable experience. He was always just a phone call away day or night should we need to ask him for help or advice . The riad is staffed by Abi's family who adopt the same helpful attitude as he does. His niece ,Zaza did the traditional moroccan cooking which was truly delicious. We only ate ouside of the riad one of the four nights we were there. The service was first class and we were made to feel special. We certainly felt the riad offered excellent value for money.Abi took time to chat to us about the moroccan culture and lifestyle . The riad and its staff in our opinion was faultless. We have never stayed in a more hospitable hotel

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CANKSTERB...
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“ITS GOOD BUT SADLY LACKING”
Reviewed 23 August 2010 for a stay in August 2010
4
people found this review helpful

The taxi picked us up at the airport on time as arranged by the riad but cost 150 dirhams, this was a bit off as should hav cost around 50!.
Riad was nice and good vvalue for money and hosts couldnt do enough for us, rather than right an essay I will list the good/bad points.

GOOD POINTS

Kind and attentive Hosts
Clean/Nice Rooms
interesting lively location
good price

BAD POINTS

smell of sewage permeates riad when it rains.
very poor english
food was awful
plumbing is primeval

When we arrived at riad we were met by ABI, he then presented us with bill and insited we pay immediatly, we refused and advised we would pay at end.

Another issue we has was on the 3rd night of our stay we were asked to change rooms as they had a plumbing issue, this we did not mind as thee things happen so we moved all our things to the new room, when we got there we asked if we could stay in the new room for the rest of week, this was agreed. We went out the next morning to oasiria and upon our return we found our room empty and all our stuff gone, they then advised they had moved us! we were annoyed as they had not asked us despite us leaving at 10 am and waving goodbye to them, they had my mobile but did not call. We complained about strangers going through me and my daughters things and moving them all to another room but they could not see what our problem was.

Aside from this incident they were lovely but did have a rather cavalier attitude to customer service.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 Sep 2010
I want to underline that welcoming by Abi, the manager, was impossible because he was in Italy on holidays with his children

About your luggage, it could have been nice to advise you but Fatimzara is a very kind person and I am sure, she just wanted to be helpful.

I am very surprise about your comment for the quality of the food and that you would rather eat at Mac Donalds than our Moroccan traditional dishes. Since the opening of the Riad Awinati, we are used to have pretty good comments concerning our cook Fatimzara and the quality of dishes (tajine, couscous etc.).

Marrakech’s taxi drivers managed to set a price for everyone (150 dh) due to the airport transfers delays.

From my point of view, 45€ per night for a 24sqm en-suite room breakfast included in center of Marrakech, during high season, is an excellent quality/price ratio.
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Meekles
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kind Hosts, Lovely Building, Good Value”
Reviewed 28 July 2010 for a stay in June 2010
2
people found this review helpful

We had a really difficult time finding Riad Awinati. A taxi driver dropped us off outside of the medina walls and off we went with roller bags in tow. Luckily, two kind young men helped us find the riad, but without them, we'd have been lost. Once there, however, it becomes clear what a great location this place is actually in--close enough to the main square to walk but far enough away for peaceful nights. The couple who run the riad were wonderful--so kind and helpful--and our room (the turquoise) was nice. Breakfasts were basic but okay. Overall, a good place to stay in Marrakech run by two truly wonderful hosts.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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