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Very Central Marrakech Riad With 2 Pools, One Heated & Very Friendly Staff

Bedrooms 15
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Guesthouse in Marrakech Medina, Morocco - Very Easy to Access and Safe Location only 5 Minutes Walk to Djemaa el Fna Square

Riad Africa comprises of three ancient Marrakchi merchant houses fused and connected to create an atmospheric first category riad - an authentic hotel de charme in the very heart of Marrakech medina. Just 5 minutes walk from Djemaa el Fna - Africa's most famous and animated meeting place - Riad Africa benefits from a safe location and offers easy access to a taxi rank, parking, restaurants and shops.

Guests can choose from fifteen en suite rooms - with budget, standard or superior rooms plus adjoining family rooms and suites, triple rooms or quads. Facilities include two tranquil palm-filled courtyards with pools (one of which is heated in winter months), the popular Ashanti restaurant, an informal juice bar serving fresh juices and local non-alcoholic beverages plus a spacious garden/roof terrace. Views of the snow-capped High Atlas mountains can be seen to the south and the famous Koutoubia minaret to the north.

Free hi-speed WiFi access is available throughout the riad. All rooms are decorated in traditional style and adorned with colourful African furnishings and art. All rooms are well-equipped and include satellite TV, an electronic safe, iPod dock and hairdryer. More spacious superior rooms and suites also include bath robes, a fridge, Moroccan slippers, coffee station and mineral water. Suites offer a DVD player, fridge, fresh fruit and a small lounge area.

Riad Africa is British-Dutch owned and managed but is run locally by a passionate, dedicated and friendly local Moroccan team.

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Property Manager
Nick Anstead
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2017

About Nick Anstead

Born into a family hotel business, I'm originally from East Yorkshire and have spent my life working in the travel and hospitality business - as an adventure tour guide in Africa and Asia, a rental property owner, tour operator and hotelier.

I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world but now choose to spend most of my time in Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains and on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco.

My businesses set their standards high and our team always aim to deliver first-rate customer service, with prompt speed of reply, fair prices and a high quality holiday service, set in some of the world's most breathtaking locations.

Nick Anstead purchased this hotel in 2011

Why Nick Anstead chose Medina

Riad Africa has one of the best locations in Marrakech medina - an easy stroll to Djemaa el Fna and the heartbeat of the medina, yet only a short and safe walk along a well-lit medina street to a taxi rank and 24 hour parking.

A colourful local market is nearby, along with shops, local attractions and a choice of popular local restaurants. The location for me is just perfect from which to explore Marrakech medina.

What makes this hotel unique

Riad Africa has one of the largest plunge pools of any riad in the medina, and also a smaller heated plunge pool for a warming dip in winter months. We have a choice of standard, superior rooms or suites, adjoining family rooms and a couple of budget rooms - so something for everyone.

We have equipped our rooms to a high level offering satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, a/c, iPod docks, robes, slippers and safes.

What we also offer, and one of the highlights for our guests, is a friendly and helpful staff, most of whom have been with us for over 5 years.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A lovely riad in a quiet corner yet close to all the sights and bustle. Great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Use Tod's local knowledge to seek out the real Morocco - it will be worth it!" - Steve, Alison, Max & George. UK (Sep 2013).

"A delightfully peaceful riad. We have enjoyed Morocco very much - a great experience! Nick and Todd very helpful and everyone so friendly. Todd's tour was an eye-opener." Lesley & Matthew. UK (Sep 2013).
Oct 2011
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Obligatory tourist taxes – £2 per person per night. This is not included and will be added to invoice.

Prices are based on private rental rates for whole riad. Room rates are available on request.

Airport transfers – per vehicle, per transfer
• £15 (01-06 guests)
• £30 (07-12 guests)
• £45 (13-18 guests)
• £60 (19-24 guests)

Delicious 4-course Moroccan dinners prepared by professional chef - £15 per person.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Riad Zitoun Jdid in Marrakech

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • riad
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 15 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 14 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 15 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 13 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: With a total of 15 bedrooms, Riad Africa has a mixture of suites, double and twin rooms available each with traditional en-suite bathrooms, with a total capacity of 42 people. Decorated in the earthy, exotic and vibrant shades of Africa all guest bedrooms are equipped to a high specification with all the modern facilities expected of a first category boutique riad, including satellite TV, hair-dryers, bath robes, slippers, a personal safe and complimentary water on arrival. Bathrooms are very generous in size, and beautifully constructed of tadelakt-finished walls, and hand-made local polished brass washbasins and showers. Outside: Located on the ground floor, overlooking the pool, a Grand Salon (lounge) doubles as a breakfast/dining room.The salon is stylishly designed and furnished in beige, cream and opulent rouge. The salon has a corner fireplace for warming log fires on chilly winter evenings. A smaller salon is located in and around a second palm-fringed courtyard. Covering almost 250m² Riad Africa’s roof terrace is a real haven of peace and tranquility, offering wonderful views out over the medina to Djemaa el Fna and Koutoubia. A Caidal Tent provides respite from the sun and a place to lounge and relax. Garlanded with yuccas, geraniums, bougainvillea, lemon and orange trees the terrace is a delightful spot to take breakfast or a romantic candlelit evening meal. Sun loungers and parasols are available for guests wishing to lay back in the shade. In winter months the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains can be seen to the south of the city.

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