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“Good Riad and dependable at that”
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Riad Slawi
Ranked #93 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Good Riad and dependable at that”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Mo Adam is an excellent host, probably what you need the most when you arrive in a foreign country. Riad is tastefully decorated and we were awed by all intricate work on the doors and inside the rooms. Breakfast was basic but had traditional Moroccan sweets, freshly prepared in the morning. Adam who is the owner also lives there and always available. Only negative to the Riad is that it's a bit of a walk into jama El FEna and since we had a small child, it wasn't a great experience. That said the host was always helpful, providing hot milk in the night for my daughter or readying a full breakfast when we were to leave for our desert tour.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Without having stayed at another Riad in Marrakech, I would not hesitate to stay at Riad Slawi every single time, even though there may be more expensive or exclusive Riad's around. The sole reason is because of Adam, the owner. Adam is polite, helpful over and above his duty and just a genuine good bloke. Sounds like a man-crush. Probably is.

The Riad itself is authentic, well renovated, clean and comfortable which is what we (and probably most other travellers) want to experience. But, to emphasise, the main reason that this Riad will better your experience of Marrakech is due to Adam and his willingness to help out.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at Riad Slawi back in March and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. Adam, the owner, is brilliant. Adam is simply one of the most accommodating and nice people I've encountered in a hotel. He went out of his way to help my wife and I, even walking us through the maze of Marrakech to get to a restaurant (tricky to do when your wife is pregnant).
The Riad itself it stunning, it really isn't that hard to find after a couple of visits and the ladies who work there are lovely, and great cooks! Best tagine of the trip was at Slawi!
Breakfast is great! Lots of it and authentic too! Sets you up for the day and makes a change from the usual cooked breakfast.
Riad Slawi is such a beautiful place, everything is so ornate and grand. The doors alone are stunning!
The streets are quiet at night and it's very peaceful for a good nights sleep.
Can't recommend this place highly enough. Adams service alone is worth the visit!
Happily return to Riad Slawi!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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united states
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Riad Slawi for five days during our 21 days Moroccan trip. The Riad is in a excellent location, just a few minute walk to the souks and less than 15 minutes to Jemma el Fna square.
Adam, the owner who grew up and educated in Canada was extremely friendly and helpful; he walked us to the square and show us the proper rout with particular landmark to remember which helped us tremendously to find our way back in a maze like medina, I asked him the location to purchase bus ticket to Essaouira and he went out bought it for me without collecting the fare first. Adam is just a super nice and accommodating, down to the earth guy. The breakfast was exceptional good. We had dinner here on our last night of stay. It was unforgettable! The dining area decorated so romantic and beautiful with candlelights and rose petals on the table, we feel like we were in honeymoon again. The Moroccan salad (eggplant caviar, peppers etc.), beef with prune Tagine were outstanding with quality ingredients, the BEST meal we had in Morocco. We regretted that we did not try it at our first night of staying.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My husband and I stayed in Riad Slawi for three days, about a week ago. The first thing to understand is that the Medina of Marrakech is a unique experience that should be appreciated for what it is. It's kind of intense and exciting and wonderful in a way you're not going to find at a sterile resort. The second thing to understand is that staying at Riad Slawi means experiencing lovely local hospitality that you also won't get at a sterile resort. Adam has gone to great lengths to restore, decorate and run the riad in a way that gives visitors a view into traditional architecture (the doors are amazing), decor, and food. He is attentive, making sure he understands what his guests might like to see, what they should pay for a taxi (get ready to haggle!), where to eat, etc. He provided a hand-drawn map that made sure any taxi driver could get us back to the riad (we did get deeply lost twice, but that's normal in the Medina). And the food was spectacularly good. We requested dinner on our first night and were treated to a wonderful series of dishes. The daily breakfasts were such a treat that I'm still sharing pictures and talking about them. I would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed in Riad Slawi recently on a two night stop-over in Marrakech. Although slightly off the beaten track and navigating the way home could be hairy enough, at first, we had a fantastic time whilst there. Adam the host was totally customer oriented, meeting all of our needs and going out of his way to ensure we had a great stay. He organised bus tickets, taxis and allowed us to linger a little longer on day of departure too. Nothing was a hassle. The rooms are delightful, exactly as shown in photos and the sun terrace is the perfect place to chill at the end of a busy days walking.
I would definitely recommend this to family & friends and hope to go back again sometime.
Carol H

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I selected this riad based on the trip advisor reviews - and our budget - and was not disappointed. Adam is a very friendly and personable owner/manager and goes out of his way to offer any assistance or advise you may need. Our room, Kaws, on the 1st floor, was lovely. Morrocan in style with an incredibly comfy bed & pillows (which I find rare even in the best hotels!), seating area and en-suite. The breakfasts were simple with yogurt, bread and freshly cooked pancakes or pastries etc, squeezed orange juice and tea (including Liptons!) and coffee. The 2 ladies who cooked, served breakfast and cleaned were delightful and also helpful. The courtyard eating area was very pleasant and the rooftop terrace just great to relax on at the end of the day. Our only slight misgiving was the location as it is quite a hike to get to/from the main square and just a little intimidating to walk these final residential streets at night. But, saying that, we chose Riad Slawi as it is away from the noise of the central medina and, when we were more accustomed with the route (you WILL get lost in the medina where ever you stay!) we had no problems what so ever.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a 1st floor room as more private :)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riad Slawi
Address: 92 Derb Ahmed el Borj | Sidi Ben Slimane, Kaa Sour, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#56 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#77 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Slawi 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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