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Riad Nerja Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here from the 05 April to the 8 April. If you are arriving at night please please please pre book a taxi and inform the Riad of your estimated time of arrival any directions needed to get there. When we arrived we were moved to another Riad. When we returned Howard put us up in his Sultan suite which was just Fab. There were only 2 minor complaints. the shower had to be held by your hand as it kept slipping and pointing at the wall and my wife did not find the bed very comfortable.Aside from this the WIFI is very good and Howard is at your beck and call. They did not give us a key to the kitchen door which is the one you enter and exit to go to the medina. Breakfast is just a selection of breads and tea or coffee. When you see the selection of fruit on sale just around the corner it makes you wonder why there is not a bit more variety for breakfast. Our best tip is to take photos with you or your partner pointing the direction of the Riad as until you get your bearings you will get lost as the street changes depending on the time of day as it gets very busy in the early evening and all the shopfronts are bustling with people. there is no mistaking it you are in the medina and large groups of young men will engage in conversation with you but we never had any issue with them. The Raid is located down a few back streets so if you are of a nervous disposition then this place is not for you. It is surrounded by family homes and they all know that Howard has guests staying. The sun terrace is worth a days relaxing although in his other Riad it was furnished with a lying sun lounger and this property only had large sun chairs so no lying on your front. Howard will cook for you but we never took him up on this offer and he will organise trips and we booked our spa treatment with him and he brought us to the Hammam. Over all we could not fault howard and his hospitality and it will take you 10 mins to get into the Jemma El Fina.

We stayed for 5 nights half-board. Aoward was an amazing host: he and his staff go the extra mile to help you plan your trips, offer advice and help you find your way around... nothing is too much trouble. We were so comfortable in the Riad, we felt like part of an extended family. Bed was very comfortable and we slept really well. Although our flight was late, meaning we arrived at the Riad at around 10pm, food was prepared for us. Every evening meal was different and all were delicious. Breakfast was jam, honey, cheese, butter, fresh orange juice, coffee and a selection of breads/pancakes - a perfect way to start the day. A wonderful Riad with an excellent host!

I stayed here for a week with my partner from 26th January 2018 and we had the most fantastic time in Marrakech. This Riad tucked away on a little back street is truly a hidden gem, we walked through the door and were amazed how beautiful it is. The host is wonderful and helped us find our way around when we arrived you can also book day trips via him and we headed out one day to Essaouira which is a beautiful place. I would highly recommend you have dinner in the Riad at least once, the food is absolutely delicious, Awoud was previously a chef. Perfect place to stay for couples, would definitely return

Stayed for 3 nights on a short break. Very welcoming host (Howard) who looked after us throughout info organising a couple of full day tours. He offered both ‘group’ and private options for the tours and did not presume. We ate out and at the riad. He provided great food and very reasonable local wine Breakfast was basic but all we needed. Riad is approx 2km from main square and takes 10-20+ to walk depending on how crowded the streets are as you approach the main square. All in all recommended.

this was one really lovely experience. although i wouldnt recommend it to sensitive holiday makers as it gives you real side of Marrakech which may be waaay to much for spoiled europeans . Mr Aouad and his crew are amazing, polite and everything you would expect from people in this industry. I will recommend them to everyone I know and I will strongly advise anyone going to stay there to contact Mr Aouad (he speaks good english and is a friendly guy with a warm smile) prior to arrival as he will take good care of you and make sure you reach the hotel as finding it for the first time will be complicated and people WILL try and rip you off for just showing you directions (as well as the cab drivers).

My wife and I stayed at this Riad from 28th November to 2nd December 2017. We were welcomed by Mr. Aowar who told us everything about the hotel and what to do and how to behave in Marrakech. The hotel is not luxerious, but simple and clean. The breakfast is Nice and you can also have Mr. Aow cook dinner for you. At the ground floor, there is 3 living rooms, a kitchen and a dining room to have. brakfast. On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms and on the 2nd floor a terrace. After dark, Mr. Aowar always met our taxi and safely escorted us back to the hotel. In daylight, we walked on our own. This is a fairy cheap hotel but you get good value for money. Mr. Aowar will take care of you!

It was amazing place to stay in Marrakech. Owner and staff really polite. Brilliant! Close to the main square Jamaa el Fna. If u want quite and authentic place to stay choose Riad Nerja, where u can feel the real atmosphere of Marrakech!

Where to start. Well, what an experience. This city is very full on. So, if your idea of a holiday is a relaxing break for a week or two, do not go. Its exhausting, loud and very crazy but for all the best reasons. You can stay in new Marrakesh. Lots of well heeled Europeans and yanks, posh shops etc. Or there are the generic resorts just out side of town. But if you want the real deal stay within the walls. That's where it's really happening.The Riyadh Nerja is a very old building situated in the old quarter of the city ( good luck finding it in the first couple of a attempts, but you get it eventually). Auoud and staff a wonderful. Do not even attempt any English on Amina, but she will clean your room to within a inch of its life. What a lovely warm place, shabby chic at its best.

The riad is great clean and really nice the owner is so nice can’t do enough for you. If you can take the maze of lanes and ally ways and all the locals trying to get you lost it’s well worth it can’t forget his cat

MASSIVE culture shock when you first arrive but you quickly learn to embrace it. Aouad and the staff could not be more helpful or accomodating at any time night or day. I would also recommend at least staying one evening for one of Aouad's meals as he is an excellent chef.

152, Bab Aylane, Derb Caid Rassou Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Jamaa el Fna and Marrakesh Museum
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina, Riad Nerja Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Jamaa el Fna and Marrakesh Museum. This 5-room, 3-star riad has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Almoravid Koubba and Ben Youssef Mosque.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the riad and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of Riad Nerja Hotel's 5 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including ceiling fans, phones, and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Riad Nerja Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for EUR 15.00 per room, as well as a casino shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. This riad also has barbecue grills.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 123 reviews