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Riad Azoulay
Ranked #26 of 508 Hotels in Marrakech
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Tampa
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3 reviews
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

I had the pleasure of traveling in May with my daughter to Marrakech. We stayed at the Riad Azoulay in the old city. The owner Massimilian Roma and his staff were absolutely the greatest! They made you feel like a princess! He is so helpful with any arrangements or wishes. We were picked up at the airport and escorted to the door. It was a bit unnerving walking thru the market place at first but once you open the door to the Riad it's wonderful. There is also a roof top terrace that we used frequently for our meals! Getting around wasn't difficult. The petite taxis are helpful. Massimiliano recommends some great places of interest and food but his chief is the best! I would love to return sometime and highly recommend the Riad! Peggy Doane

  • Stayed May 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2010

The Riad is beautifully decorated. The rooms are spacious. Bathrooms are modern. The staff was very accomodating and very friendly. They go 'above and beyond' to make you feel welcome. The Riad's location is within walking distance (10 minutes) to the main square. If going to Marrakech, you must stay in the old town to truely experience Morocco. The Riad is highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2010

My friend and I had a wonderful stay at Riad Azoulay. After a very long journey due to volcanic eruption we had a very warm welcome and a wonderful meal waiting for us. Max and his staff are the most charming and warm people and the food is great. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a joy with the added experience of watching storks close up. I hope we can return soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2010

this wholy renewed riad is quite nearby to Bahia Palace in the old medina; the palace is wonderful and the little swimming pool on the bottom floor and the terrace support to create the magnificent atmosphere it has. it is managed by young italian guys that will treate you like family guests in their place. the food is quite excellent (the Italian manager also cook) and offer you the choice of what you prefer (fush/meat/vetetable/cakes); the results are always faboulous food experiences. it's in the middle price range but it's worth the ratio price/service. some rooms have chimneys that really add something even more special to the atmosphere of this riad (there's also a chimney in the common area where you have dinner). additional services like hamman and massages are avaibale. the guys will offer you any kind of advices you may need (include shopping!).

Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

Stayed in the royal suite with some friends. Lovely clean, well decorated. Amazing mint tea on demand with home made cookies and cake. The host was very friendly. We didn't eat in the riad as we wanted to try a few restaurants. Would definately stay there again. However, bring ear plugs as the 'call to prayer' at 6am in the morning is rather annoying. I think this is the case in most riads around the medina

Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2009

Riad Azoulay was one of the best aspects of our visit to Marrakech. The ground floor was beautiful and our suite (Sultan suite) was wonderful - spacious, and the details made the difference. The breakfast varied each day and it was my favourite meal during the whole trip. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I don't speak French, but my partner does a little but I still felt very comfortable and we even had some laughs. If I were to return I would definitely stay there again and have already told friends about it. I didn't feel like I was staying in a hotel....it was a unique and great experience.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2009

This place is stunning - I mean it takes your breath away.
From the hussel and bussel of the centre of Marrakech you enter into the riad which is perfectly peaceful, sublime and instantly relaxing. The rooms are exquisitely decorated. The hamman is luxurious. The food is incredible. The roof top terrace is delightful.
And Max - the manager - was really helpful and thoughtul.
Perfection!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riad Azoulay
Address: 3, Derb Jemaa El Kebir | Near Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 508 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Azoulay 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Azoualy is located in the Medina of Marrakech, in the middle of the Mellah, the ancient Jewish quarter of Marrakech, a few steps away from the Bahia Palace and a 10 minute walk from the legendary Jemaa-El-Fna square. The Riad Azoulay combines the comforts, the traditional ambiance and the charm of old riads. The building has been restored to its former splendor of the past using the traditional materials, finishes and techniques. The Riad Azoulay has five spacious rooms, all overlooking the internal patio and all furnished with air conditioning and heating, roomy wardrobes, small safes for personal effects, Internet and WI-FI connection, mineral water and fresh flowers daily. Soft plump pillows and sheets of Egyptian cotton will help to make your nights comfortable and dreamy! All the bathrooms are ensuite, and are equipped with hair-dryers, soft towels and top rate ecological toilet and beauty products. Each suite has an individual theme, giving them a unique and unforgettable character.Some of the rooms can be provided with a third bed. The African, Mauritanian and Syrian rooms have matrimonial beds which can be made into two singles. The Riad Azoulay boasts two magnificent junior suites, the Favorita and the Tibetan Suites, and two large sumptuous suites, the Sultana and Royale Suites. The suites, which have been decorated with great care and attention to detail, come equipped with air conditioning and central heating, spacious wardrobes, private safes for the guests' personal effects, Internet and WI-FI connection, and a daily supply of mineral water and fresh flowers. Soft plump pillows and sheets of the finest Egyptian cotton have been provided to ensure the guests with all one needs for a relaxing night's sleep.All the bathrooms are ensuite, and are equipped with hair-dryers, soft towels and top rate ecological toilet and beauty products. The typical Mediterranean breakfast, included in the tariff of the room, can be served "al fresco" on the patio or terrace, or in the winter months, in the ground floor dining area. Guests will able to begin their day with freshly baked bread, homemade marmalade and jams, boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs or omelettes,oven fresh cakes and biscuits, yoghurt, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, and of course coffee or tea. Light freshly made snacks are available throughout the day. Thus while you are basking in the sun on the terrace you could enjoy a Moroccan yoghurt made with honey and nuts, or a bowl of fresh fruit salad, or if something a little more filling is preferred, a "trio" of Moroccan salads, or a perhaps a sandwich of grilled vegetables, with goats' cheese and a touch of mint. Our dinners are the result of a fusion of Moroccan and Italian cuisine, served by candlelight, and followed by a relaxing herb tea. We never use processed foods in our kitchen, and all our meals are prepared using traditional methods. Our chef plans a delicious menu of the day with typical traditional Moroccan dishes, prepared with love and the freshest of ingredients. Try our "briouates" (small pastries with savoury fillings) or the famous "pastilla" with pigeon and almonds, Moroccan salads and soups, and our delicious tajines and couscous, and we are sure you will be delighted! As we are only a small hotel, guests are kindly asked to let the staff know if they would like to dine with us. The chef will make every attempt to satisfy any dietary requirements the guests may have. Vegetarians are made most welcome. Moroccan Cuisine is a perfect combination of various traditional cuisines and is one of the best in the world. Its fascinating mixture of flavours, aromas and colours, combined with its capacity to amalgamate vegetables, fish and fruit with delicate and refined spices, have made it renowned and appreciated the world over. Mediterranean, African, and Oriental cuisine have been fused with the local Berber traditions; the bitter-sweet tastes are inherited from the lands of Arabia, whereas the tradition of combining fruit with meat is Persian. The desserts, full of sugar and spice, are instead a Turkish passion. In order to know a country well, the is no better way than to study its traditional cuisine, taste its foods, and enjoy its flavours and aromas. Thus, with this aim in mind, the Riad Azoulay offers its guests the opportunity to join the chef Saida, who will reveal to them all the secrets of the Moroccan cuisine. During the course the chef will teach the students how to recognize and choose the correct spices for each dish, how to cook using the traditional methods, and how to prepare some true Moroccan meals to serve to their friends and family when they return home. Amongst other things students will be taught how to make cous cous with lamb stew and vegetables, how to use the terracotta tajine to braise meat with vegetables and fruit, and how to make some very special Moroccan desserts. The ritual of the Hammam, which heals the body and relaxes the mind, is available to our guests in our Wellbeing Centre. Guests can enjoy a relaxing steam bath or an invigorating body scrub in the candle lit hammam, sitting on the benches of Italian Carrara marble. Or maybe they would like to book a soothing massage by one of our qualified masseurs, and experience the exotic qualities of the locally sourced but world famous Moroccan Argan oil. ... more   less 
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