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Riad Slawi

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I visited Riad Slawi in the beginning of September. I had heard very positive things about the riad and the host. And my expectations were justified by meeting this very kind and a great host in Adam and his team in the kitchen. The riad made us feel at home. It's a very beautifully decorated place and everthing is clean and functioning. The Morroccan breakfast is superb as is the the dinner and 4 out of 5 nights we ate at the riad. The service is good and beyond expectations. Thanks for such a lovely stay Riad Slawi and Adam.

Stayed in this lovely Riad 7 days and found the family of Adam and Mustapha his father very accomodating with everything that i asked for with a little written map to meander the area leading to thier home Beautiful simple tasteful breakfast Thanks Adam Michael Rooney Newcastle Northern Ireland

My boyfriend and I stayed here for just over a week while we explored the city. Marrakech can often be overwhelming for the relatively unseasoned traveller and the riad provides a safe haven of quiet hospitality that you can return to and relax in. Adam was away when we visited so we had Mustaphe (his father and assistant manager) handle us. He seems to be equally as good-a-host! Very friendly and attentive to us - he even lent us a guidebook in English we could keep and use for the duration of our visit and walked us out of the medina on our first day to point us in various directions in reference to the map we were given by hi. The breakfasts are gorgeous - fresh juice, mint tea and various moroccan delights such as flatbreads with jams and butter, and crepes with syrup. We took the advice of fellow reviewers and used the airport transfer - cannot recommend enough. The driver took us up to the door and delivered us safely through what can only be described as a maze. Even the most confident of travellers will struggle to find the door alone. We stayed in the downstairs rooms - good size room for a couple, we didnt mind the lack of privacy but others may (it is right next to the breakfast and communal area). Roof terrace is beautiful to spend the evenings on. Overall an amazing stay, thank you Riad Slawi for being part of a great holiday!

No matter how clever a traveler you are, you cannot navigate the medina on your first day in Marrakesh without help. The GPS on your phone can't save you. The Riad Slawi is a bit off the beaten path, it comes after several winding turns in the alleys of the medina, and it isn't clearly marked. All that is part of the fun, but could be very frustrating without the cheerful help of the host Adam. He offers a shuttle from the airport, and is generous with his phone number if you get lost. Adam made the trip.

Echoing all the great comments about Adam and his hospitality. We spoke via WhatsApp a few weeks before the trip so I could get some information about the tours. This is great as it doesn't leave you guessing until the day you arrive. Finding the place was a challenge, especially when I only really had 2 full days to get my bearings, but it went something like this: 1st day, completely lost, had no idea how I would ever find it!; 2nd day, found with no issues, I think the best way is to just recognise the characteristics of the buildings/walls as you start to head off the main road into the Riad. One other tip; I came home late on the 1st night and a older lady figured out I was lost and with a few french phrases she was able to take me back to the door, so if you are ever stuck and you cant call Adam for some reason ask one of the trusted ladies of the area. Do not let the kids take you back, I stupidly ignored the advice because I got frustrated the first time round, but if your really stuck take yourself back to the taxi rank on the main street (if you can - google should get you that far!) and then give Adam a call) I loved my room, lots of space, I sleep with ear plugs so had no issues with the surrounding noise either. Also I booked two tours via Adam (to visit the waterfalls in the atlas, and a 2 day trip to Mazouga (Sahara). Sometimes these trips can be hit and miss without research but Adam did not let me down, both were great (got taken to a few places to 'buy stuff' but i think you expect that a little and it wasn't excessive/pressured). If I find myself back in Marrakesh again, I know where I will be staying again.

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!

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

Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, 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

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and a safe.


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, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a library, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Double Room (Menzeh)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double or Twin Room (Kaws)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | 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 422 reviews