We have just returned from 5 nights in Riad Anyssates and overall we enjoyed it there. The Riad is a real oasis of tranquility after the bustle of the medina.
As other reviewers have mentioned, language is an issue here if your french is less than fluent but we got by and the staff were lovely!
Our room was great and was cleaned daily and we had none of the plumbing and air con issues that some other reviewers had.
Being a riad rather than a hotel, it is a little less flexible and if you want to eat there in the evening you really have to tell them in the morning. There were one or two occasions where we ordered snacks and felt that we were putting upon the staff a little!
My one word of warning would be about airport transfers. We booked a pick up from the airport prior to our arrival and I would say that this is essential - you will never find it otherwise! However, for the return I would reccomend simply picking up a petit taxi nearby. We booked a return transfer for 8.30am with the riad and at 8.30 the porter was nowhere to be seen. We waited til 8.50am and decided to just get a cab which cost us 100Dh. We were then pursued to the airport by the porter who demanded 600Dh for the transfer saying that we had just left without paying! So our return transfer cost about £70!
If you book this with Mr & Mrs Smith be warned that the manager will take your card off you and keep it; you will have to pay for a new one on your return.
So aside from the rather weird airport altercation, we enjoyed our time here. It's a great way to experience Marrakech but if you want flexibility and the convenience of 24h staffing, stay in a hotel :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feeling, trueness, shift, these are what you shall enjoy at Riad Anyssates.As well as our “Table dhôtes” and our fill hammam services.The riad is between the exciting section Bab Doukala and the Riad El Arouss and the city remparts.The riad is ideally located between the souks, the famous *place Djema El Fna and the new city Guéliz with the taxis and guarded parking.The riad provides you with toplevel comfort, with a charming, warm and family atmosphere.With large volume and huge 380 m2 superficies, the riad provides each host with intimacy and friend meeting facilities up to 20 with exclusive reservation.To day the riad offers 4 rooms and extended terrace and space devoted to hammam and care services.The bar Lounge is open to 2 galleries, one in front the swimming pool, the other opening on the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Anyssates Marrakech
- Riad Anyssates Hotel Marrakech