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Riad Slawi

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Riad Slawi is a clean and pleasant place to stay. The owner, Adam, makes this riad very special, as he goes out of his way to meet your every need. Adam personally walked us to our cabs and would text us frequently to make sure we felt safe and comfortable. I cannot say how pleased I am!

I have just returned from a 4 night stay at Riad Slawi with my sister and niece, we loved the Riad and its owner, Adam! The Riad is located in the winding streets of Sidi Ben Slimane, and just a short walk to the souks and then onto the main square Jemaa el-fnaa. Adam was nothing short of the perfect host! We felt as if we were staying in the home of a friend, absolutely nothing was too much trouble. Adam arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport and from the drop off point we were walked to the Riad, to be honest we had no problem at all finding it after we were shown initially. If you request in the morning you can eat in the Riad, we had a delicious 3 course authentic meal on the day of our arrival. Breakfast is simple, but very nice and slightly different every day. We were given a hand drawn map upon our arrival and Adam explained everything we needed to know about the area and local culture with his top tips and recommendations for an enjoyable stay. He also gave us his telephone number in case we got lost (very reassuring if you are unsure of the area). There is a small roof terrace where you can sit and relax (no sun loungers just chairs). I cannot recommend this place highly enough, perfect location too!

We have just returned from a short stay at Ryad Slawi a great find! The host Adam was most helpful in every way and the Ryad was comfortable, homely and welcoming. We ate at the Ryad twice during our stay and the food was delicious and authentic. The Ryad is in a good position close to the souks and main square. Adam was more than happy to offer advice, provided a map and his number in case we needed it while we were out and about and all in all was just brilliant. We would definitely recommend this property.

The Riad Slawi is a little jewel right in the heart of old Marrakech. The welcome is no less than perfect - thank you Adam; the riad is very comfortable; the service is tiptop and the breakfasts were great.

This is a very cute Riad, and Adam really goes out of his way for you. He helped us book a great experience at a nearby hammam (even walked us there and lent us a huge umbrella when it was pouring) and recommended Le Marrakchi when we asked for a spot to relax over wine. He also helped us book an excursion to Essaouira (I would encourage you to book a private taxi and not a shared vehicle so that you can actually leave early in the morning and have more hours to spend there instead of waiting for everyone else to get picked up - although this was no fault of Adam's!...we merely asked him to help us book the one we wanted and he did). Adam was great and always walked us to the taxi every single time. Very light breakfast, but delicious, and different each day. He accepted American dollars, which was great, because it prevented us from having to take out more Moroccan dirhams. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because the actual riad location is challenging to get to. It's a pretty decent walk from the main square and is hard to navigate from the spot where the taxi drops you off. When you first arrive there, I would say it would be extremely difficult to find the Riad unless you call Adam and he comes pick you up (which he graciously did for us!). Don't listen to the local boys who will follow you and say you are going the wrong way or offer to bring you here if you pay them money. The other thing contributing to the lack of a star is that we really had no WiFi in our rooms. There was some WiFi in the common area on the 2nd floor as well as dining area on the 1st floor, but it was exceptionally slow. But our understanding was that this is not an issue with this riad per se, but more so an issue with staying in the medina in general. Since we were on vacation, no wifi was not a terrible deal, but if someone was trying to do some work over the internet during their vacation, it would probably be difficult. Overall, great stay! Thank you Adam!

We booked a Riad feeling a little bit apprehensive on what to expect but we thought we CAN'T go to Morocco and not experience staying in a Riad?! We looked for Riads that weren't too expensive but close to the square (Jemma el-fna). Riad Slawi popped up with its great reviews on every site we looked at, so we thought we'd go for this one. We stayed for 4 nights. We arrived in Menara airport at 7:30pm (just a tip: bring a pen as you will need it to fill out the embarkment forms at the airport. The cleaner guys will lend you one but at a price!) Also there is also a huge wait at the airport to get through security. It appears they are super tight on security and there seems to be checks everywhere! Anyway, we pre-arranged with Adam (Riad manager) a taxi to pick us up from the airport. The drive from the airport was about 15-20 minutes. The taxi driver kindly walked us to the door of the Riad and there we were greeted by Adam. MashaAllah, Adam is the loveliest and friendliest host I have ever come across. He WILL go out of his way to make everything perfect for you and he is so accommodating. Thanks for all your help Adam! The location - I wouldn't say its the greatest location purely because of how complicated it is to find your way back. Eventually you do find your way back but there are many small alleyways and they all look the same. The taxi drops you off about 5 minute walk away from the Riad so the main roads are quite far from the Riad itself. Local kids will offer to take you to the Riad, again at a price, so just say 'no thank you' and find your own way (or call Adam). Jemma elfna (the main square) was about a 20 minute walk through the souks, which was a nice experience. Adam provides a handdrawn map and contact numbers before you venture out on your own. Also, the Riad is away from Marrakesh's hustle and bustle so is quiet. Oh boy was it cold in the Riad! They tend to be open top covered by a plastic sheet during cold days so in the lounge area it was very cold. In the rooms we were provided with a nice heater, which did a good job at keeping the room warm. Shower gel, liquid soap and shampoo was provided. Towels and a bathrobe was also provided. No slippers though so you may want to bring some flip flops with you. No TV either. Good supply of hot water. The room was quite dark and had concrete floors - I guess this is what makes it authentic. Beautiful traditional Moroccan decor. It was probably my own fault but I didn't realise there were different types of rooms. We stayed in the small room called Safae. The room is on the ground floor, inches away from the dining/lounge area. The doors weren't very soundproof so it wasn't very private. If you would like something more private, you should book one of the rooms upstairs. It was fine though, you get used to it eventually. On the first night we had a 3 course meal prepared by the Riad's chefs. The traditional Moroccan food was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Breakfast consisted of something different everyday and was also very scrumptious. It was a lot of bread though and wasn't a huge breakfast but this seemed to be a Moroccan thing - having light breakfast. Adam arranged our excursions and he even took us out to the taxi on the day. He really did go above and beyond expectations. Even if we were lost in the square, he would come out to get us! All in all, Riad Slawi deserves a 5* rating. We felt very comfortable and safe. It was quite an authentic Moroccan experience and Adam's service was exceptional :)

Me and my partner traveled to Marrakech for 1 week and stayed at Riad Slawi and we couldn't be more happy with our choice. Adam is just amazing, he is like a friend that helps you with whatever you need. The location is really good and safe with locals and some Riads near by and an easy and short walk to the Souks and main square. We stayed at the Sabat Suit and it was always tidy, the breakfast was delicious as well. Adam can help you with everything, we wanted to go to a Spa in our last day and he personally walked us till the spar door. Best choice ever!

This riad is an absolute hidden gem, it's in the old town,it's so beautiful it's lovely and authentic Moroccan. Adam the owner was the perfect host, and nothing was to much trouble, we needed bus tickets and a sim card and he went out and got them for us so that we could enjoy our holiday and not have to mess about. When we arrived we were given Moroccan tea and biscuits and the warmest welcome. The room we had booked we were upgraded to a better room. The room was quite large and comfortable, the bed was massive and really comfy, if you wanted there was seating upstairs on the roof area which was quaint and relaxing. We loved being in the old town and we were very near the soukes which Adam drew us a quick map for if we got lost. we can't say enough about this riad it was just perfect, so if you want somewhere beautiful quaint and typically Moroccan then this is the place. And you can't go wrong with Adam as he is great he is there to help make your trip better. P.s sorry Adam for late posting of the review, an I'm still waiting for the recipe for the sauce lol.

When planning our trip to Marrakech we knew staying in a Riad was a "must" to get that authentic Marrakech experience. Based on the reviews we chose Riad Slawi and we were not disappointed. Riad Slawi has 5 stars for a reason. This hotel is a little oasis of calm in the busy medina of Marrakech. Adam, the owner is wonderful. He helped with absolutely everything from organizing a day to Essasouira, to walking us to meet guides and taxis, and above all coming out at 11pm to find us when we got lost in the medina. Don't let the location scare you...The Riad is in a maze of alleyways that can seem daunting and impossible to navigate (over the course of 5 days we only found our way back from the main square once) but, so is ALL OF THE MEDINA - this is what you have to come to love about Marrakech. The Riad provides some tranquility in the medina as it is off the beaten path, and it provides a nice quiet spot to lay your head. We came to appreciate the location after the first day. We found that getting lost on the way to the main square was a fun adventure because somehow you can't miss finding the main square, and then we would get a taxi ($5 or so) back to the general neighborhood of the Riad and we were good from there. The rooms are charming and offer fun and eclectic Moroccan touches. We were able to do a load of laundry for $5, we organized to have dinner one evening after a long day trip for $20 each and it was one of the best meals we had in Marrakech (3 lovely courses bought fresh that morning from the local markets), and the breakfasts were a delight. We came home from our trip feeling as if we had a true Moroccan experience and also made a new friend in the process. Thank you so much for the hospitality, and we definitely hope to see you again! Keep doing what you are doing Adam.

A lovely Riad in the heart of Marrakech..... in a fantastic location, a highly enjoyable 10-minute walk through the souks to the main square. We stayed for four nights over New Year and had a fabulous time. Rooms are big and very comfortable, and the varied fresh breakfast is absolutely fantastic! You're guaranteed great hospitality and Adam and his staff are there to help you with whatever you need, from guides to the city, advice about what to see and where to go or printing off tickets. If you're looking for an authentic Marrakech experience and want to stay in a traditional Riad in a central location we cannot recommend Riad Slawi highly enough :)

92, Derb Ahmed El Borj Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ben Youssef Mosque and Almoravid Koubba
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina, Riad Slawi is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Ben Youssef Mosque and Almoravid Koubba. This 3-star riad has 4 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Jamaa el Fna and Marrakesh Museum are also near this Marrakech riad.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 4 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night.


Property features

Guests of Riad Slawi enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 4 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Double or Twin Room (Kaws)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room (Menzeh)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Saba)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 416 reviews