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Reviewed April 11, 2015

The good:

The owner arranged a taxi pickup from the airport and met us at the square (highly recommend this if you're arriving at night, like we did). The room was adequate for a couple. The colours and architectural style is lovely. The wifi worked best in the communal area and OK in the rooms. A space heater for no extra cost. The location is the best part, honestly: in a quiet alley off the insanity of Djamaa el Fna. The breakfast is really basic: Moroccan crepes and bread, butter, jam, coffee and tea. I missed protein. The woman who serves it though is lovely; she doesn't speak English but smiles much and tries to help best she can.

The bad:

There were a couple of hairs on the sheet already =/ The riad setting means that with the thin doors, you can hear everything if people are in the common area in the lobby. Also, there was no door separating the bedroom from the bathroom. The flimsy shower curtain meant water got everywhere. A big turn-off was that people smoked in the riad common area so that wafted upwards. Also, Aissam placed much pressure to do a tour; we ended up doing the 3 night and 2 day tour, which was worth it BUT there are issues you should be aware of: you're actually paying about 110 euros per person by the end, not just 75 euros per person. The extras are water, lunch on your own (explained already) and a guide in one town who demanded dirham from every person on the shuttle after taking us on a tour of kasbah (totally unexpected). Also, our Berber camel drive also tried to get extra money, leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

Room Tip: As far away from the ground floor as possible.
Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank genibre69
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Reviewed March 6, 2015

This hostel is tucked away nicely behind all the liveliness of the Place de Jemaa el fna. It's situated in the Medina, so shopping and restaurants are very easily accessible. Although very centrally located, the Amour de Riad hostel is a bit difficult to find seeing as it's far down a very small and easily missable street. It's also good to note that some people will claim to know where you are staying and pose as tour guides, ignore them and follow your instincts as to where your hotel or hostel is.

The Amour de Riad hostel has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere as well. The property is very authentically Moroccan and decorated with the "amour" them throughout. Rooms are cozy but comfortable. There is also a terrace on the roof of the hostel which allows great views of the Medina.

The staff at the hostel are quite possibly some of the nicest people in Marrakech; they're very genuine and helpful. You're able to book several excursions through the hostel at reasonable prices which is convenient. Breakfast is also included at this hostel; a staff member cooks it and serves it to you with a warm smile. If you don't speak French or Arabic well and English is your strong suit (like myself) do also note that, an English speaking staff member will not be at the hostel round the clock. The English speaking staff will be accessible during the afternoon/evening. The staff at the hostel is without a doubt incredibly friendly and warm and will help you in anyway they can.

I had a wonderful experience here! I would definitely recommend it if you're looking to have a genuine Moroccan experience. I'll be back soon!

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Lauren T
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Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you really know what you pay for that is the place for you. The guys are extremely friendly, you can leave your stuff in the room and not to worry about it. And the location just five minutes from the main square is very handy.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Cafeinka
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Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights and its t a 3 minute walk from the square Djeema El Fna.Went as a family and we stayed in the 6 bed dorm ensuite on the 3rd floor. It was comfortable but not so spacious but it is good enough just to sleep.
The nights used to get cold and Hussain provided us with extra blankets. Breakfast is included every morning of bread, crepe, jam, marmalade, butter, Orange juice and delicious coffee.The riad is small, well-kept and very clean and the plus point is they have warm water for the showers both in the morning and at night.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Thank PayalShah189
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Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Amour de Riad for my three nights in Marrakech, and it was a great value for the price. I think I paid around 15€ per night for a private room, which included free breakfast and wifi. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, their recommendations were great, and the location was very close to Jemma el Fna.

Some of the people I met in Marrakech stayed in much fancier places, which would have been nice, except they paid 50-80€ per night. Yikes! There are definitely more posh places to stay than Amour de Riad, but it really is the best value I found.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
Thank Mike G
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