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Bab Taghzout Diour Saboun Amssafah, Medina, 40000 Marrakesh – Show map
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Outdoor Pool, Terrace
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Airport Shuttle, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service
Safe, Air Conditioning
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Riad Amssaffah accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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Located in Marrakech, Lalla Piccara is built in a traditional architecture and features a terrace overlooking the Medina and a patio with garden. A free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Score from 145 reviews Very good
Offering a rooftop terrace and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, this traditional riad is located just over 0.3 miles from Jamaâ El Fna Square. The Majorelle Gardens are 1.5 miles from the riad.
Score from 381 reviews Excellent
This traditional Moroccan guesthouse is in the heart of Marrakesh, close to the Djemaa El Fna Square. It features 2 terraces with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.
Score from 320 reviews Very good
This traditional Riad is built around a central patio with a fountain and offers spacious rooms with breakfast served daily and free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 186 reviews Excellent
Staff very friendly and hospitable, good nights sleep.
Lack of facilities
a staff name samir was excellent host, the decor of the raid was beautiful.
Beautiful Riad, very comfortable, excellent location. At times it was noisy at night but for most of our stay the Riad was calm. The staff were friendly and accommodating. All was clean and well laid out. Many places to sit and read or relax in the sun or in the shade. Important to ask staff about towels/cleaning rooms/food available etc as info on these not clear. Would thoroughly recommend staying at this Riad. Will be staying here our next time back in Marrakech!
We had continual difficulties with the Air Conditioning. On the first night we were put in a room where it was well know by all (except us!) that the aircon did not work (we were assured it would be cold!) - the room was beautiful but we didn't sleep. Once we asked in the morning we were moved to a much better room. However the aircon in this room only worked sporadically (and somewhat uncontrollably) so we rarely slept well.
Staff were very friendly
Location, It was impossible to find the location using the map on which bookig.com provided. We had to call the hotel manager to pick us up. They need to change the online map.
I can only recommend. perfect interior, extremely kind staff. they arrange you a sahara tour for cheap price and (really) they guess your hidden wishes! They take care of you.
Prepare to be lost in the medina and the souk if you dont bring/follow the hand drawn map you get! GPS doesn't help...
1. rooms are of good value (price, space, furniture) 2. very helpful, polite and accommodating staff. 3. a simple place yet of very high comforting spirit. 4. though others dont like the prepared breakfast because of the small menu served, i find it to be enough for a good meal. 5. close to mohammad el khamis school, away by 5 minutes walking.
1. hard to find (but it is a common thing with all the places in the medina, due to the layout of the medina itself). 2. no hot water was available (it was manageable because of the summer weather )
Very beautiful riad! Much more than in the pictures.
Be aware of the hustlers that will try to take you to the riad, Set the price before you go with them. Marrakech is a lot more crowded than other maroccan cities and the people on the streets are not so nice.
This is a beautiful Riad that is reasonably clean and comfortable. It has air conditioning, which is a definite plus. The food in their restaurant is incredible. Honestly, we have tried tagines all over Morocco and haven't had anything that compares. Even if you don't stay here, EAT HERE! Also, the staff here is really good. They are overworked, which is a shame, but very friendly and helpful. The place is nicely decorated with intricate and beautiful details. The rooms are comfortable. Our shower was a bit slow to drain, but it wasn't a problem. Overall, we would recommend this place.
The owner is kind of a douchebag. He only shows up for an hour a day at 5pm and will not allow his perfectly capable staff to check people in. He also seems to under appreciate them and the fact that without them, the place would not be running. When we arrived, it was about 4pm and we had to wait for an hour for him to come before we could get into our room. We ended up going to another city and then coming back to Riad Amssaffah, having pre-booked and prepaid. Despite that, when we returned, he had given our room away. We had to ask him to find us another place and then he tried to charge US the $15 difference. After our protests he did cover it himself, although he tried to make us feel guilty about it.
This Riad is an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of the medina, what makes this place special are the staff. The rooms are air conditioned and decorated like the rest of the Riad in a Morracan style, each room is slightly different. There are several areas on the ground floor to hide and relax or dip in the pool to cool down and refresh yourself after loosing you're self in the maze of little streets, which is part of the fun in visiting this vibrant and colourful city, be prepared to have you're senses sent into overdrive. There is a large roof terrace with excellent views over the city and mountains especially during sunrise and sunsets, ideal for sunbathing during the day or for sitting down with a drink, stargazing in the evening.
There are a couple of minor negatives. 1) Cleanliness could be better. 2) Minor repairs could be improved. 3) Sun terrace is not used to its full potential. That all said I would return here again in a heartbeat.
Fantastic traditional riad in a wonderful location. Helpful staff and small but comfortable rooms. Stay here to feel truly in Morocco for a price that doesn't break the bank.
I liked everything about Riad Amssaffah, it made my visit to Marrakech!
Scalaci and the rest of the staff were very helpful and very accomodating. Large, clean rooms and bathrooms. We had an issue with no water in our room (top floor) the first few nights, but we were given a different room when we returned and one night free.
Sometimes our room on the top floor didn't have water during our first visit. It's a bit far from the main square, especially if you don't know the short cut.
Food, pool, roof terrace, friendly staff
-Amazing staff, which were very welcoming. (Ask for Skilaschi (!) ... and tell him to sleep more ;) -Great location, in the middle of the medina, yet very quiet (like an oase) -Beautiful building, in a fascinating arabic style. -The rooms were spacious and had style.
-Breakfast could be a little bit more diverse, yet for this price... good enough.
We really liked Scalachi , he was the perfect host very welcoming and helpful. A very hard worker, kind and always polite.
Lack of cleaning, particularly in the bedroom. No clean towels were offered or toilet paper.
The managers Amid and Aliza were great! Very helpful and charismatic and extremely caring for all the guests. The Riad itself is beautiful. It's right in the middle of the Medina, with a huge open courtyard and a top floor that looks out over the entire city. A small pool in the middle with lounge areas on the first floor. For its cost, the Riad is spectacular and has major value. you feel transported to a few centuries ago into a foreign and romantic land.
Only half of the lightbulbs in my room worked, but wasn't a major concern.
Roof top terrace over looking the narrow streets.refreshing pool.rooms cool and clean.the management and staff all very friendly and helpful.the breakfast and evening meal were of a high standard they also had a small bar for a much needed beer.a true Moroccan experiance,English spoken
On arrival make sure the taxi drops you near the riad.not too far too walk many narrow streets easy too get lost or get hassled for money if shown the way.best phone riad on arrival in marrakesh
Most amazing hotel in antique Moroccan style in the middle of Medina near Marrakech museum. An unexpected quiet oasis of heaven through Medina's maze of little streets. Beautiful antique carpets, furniture, decorations. Swimming pool, deck chair roof terras. Beautiful bedroom with kingsize bed and amazing antique furniture. Amazing value for such an outstanding hotel. Very friendly staff. Be prepared for a real treat!! Very suitable for families with children or teenagers too as its two steps walking from middle of Medina and has swimming pool and big roof terras for sunbathing or playing. Very spacious, most beautiful bedrooms with air-conditioning. A very unique and exotic experience
At first the staff appeared a little short with us but after a while they were very kind and helpful and gave us much information about the area, safety, do's and dont's and things to do. The room we booked wasn't as nice as we saw online but it was clean and the hotel itself was gorgeous, very traditional and clean, beautifully decorated and a very central location in the old part of the city, 15 minute walk to the central square.
The pool is a LOT smaller than appears online, not really possible to swim in! We also had a couple of glasses of wine which were pricey. We also didn't have a front door key and had to buzz every time we wanted to come in which was a slight pain if we came back late in the evenings, we were waiting outside for quite some time at some points.
While staying at this Riad was no 5 star hotel it was the real thing and we all liked it. The place was colorful, it is right smack dab in the middle of the old city and the family that ran the place were great.breakfast every morning was free and ready to go at 7:00.
The hot water situation was okay as long as you used really early or pretty late
This hotel is a big disappointment. They have nice things, like the roof terrace and hang out area. But things in the room never work! We paid for a superior room for 60 euros, then the door could not be locked, the old TV only has 2 channels in Arabic. Then they changed the room for us, into a triple room. Then the toilet doesn't flush... Even after they came to 'rapair', and said its ok, it didnt work. So we have to flush the toilet manually. Then some lights in the room didn't work. Also the air conditioner stopped working. The room was facing the inner yard, very loud at night. Because they don't give key for the main entrance, so people always have to ring the bell when they come back. Very old facilities. Cleanness has to be improved greatly. Staff was really not helpful. Totally not worth the price! I wouldn't recommend to stay here if you have a choice!
The staff were very helpful and kind. Fatima, the owner, speaks great english otherwise it´s frenchspeaking staff. Close to everything in the medina and very beautiful inside. Perfect sundeck at the roof. Great place if you want value for your money and a nice place to stay at!
The Riad is larger than other Riads I stayed at. The building was unique and both the staff and the guests were interesting people, more so than other Riads I stayed at. The building was super cool and interesting but not maintained well. For instance the bathroom door did not close because the building had shifted due to age but hadn't been fixed. I would totally stay here again because the place had great energy and frankly the little problems I reference don't bother me too much.
We stayed two nights; Our room was not made up after the first night; there was no hot water once when I wanted to shower.
Lovely staff, very friendly, nothing was too much trouble Great service,
Very cold room. No heating (in December). Dirty room. Broken toilet.
While tough t find in the beginning, it's a nice short walk from the square and it's quiet, different from the big hotels...authentic is the word..excellent WiFi..
Hot water us scarce..excellent for short stays but could be really annoying for longer ones
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The roof terrace could have been a lovely place to sun bathe. However the furniture was old, uncomfortable and it was like a dumping area. The pool looked beautiful on photos, but was small and did not look clean. It was in the middle of the dining area so I doubt anyone ever used it. The superior rooms are no better than the basic ones. I would not pay for an upgrade!
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