imsy_s - London, United Kingdom
Enjoyable stay at this ryad - Sep 27, 2018
I had to think about what rating to give this place and decided to give it four stars as it does not state it's a hotel therefore should not be compared to one...it is a ryad. If you want a hotel experience, then stay at a hotel but from reading some of the reviews, it seems like people who wanted a hotel stay and services reviewed this place comparing it to a hotel. The ryad itself is beautifully true to it's morrocon roots, with an open roof and about 5 rooms upstairs. There's a rooftop with seating and downstairs there is a lounge, a kitchen, a small TV room attached to the manager's office and a very small hammam with a massage bed.When we arrived we noticed how the ryad is in a residential area, which we loved as we got to experience how the people of Medina live if we wanted to. It was fin to watch thr children play safely until late hours of the night, the bakers baking early in the morning and parents off to take their children to school.We were welcomed and offered mint tea while our room was getting ready and the manager was very helpful in providing us with a map circling the places we may want to visit. The wifi downstairs was great but no so good in our room, which was the Ruby room. The room itself was a nice standard room with a good size bathroom, an incredibly comfortable bed, safe, fridge and storage. You could hear the mopeds outside but it's all a part if the experience of living like a local in that area.Whenever we needed help or directions, the staff at the ryad were more than happy to help. The lady who cleans does a great job and someone is always around to help you at all hours. We would have liked a TV in our room but actually it wasn't so bad going downstairs to watch TV, it only encouraged us to come out of our room.We felt the excursions and food/drink were very expensive here, probably too expensive for a ryad in this area, but we had the option to step out onto the next road and buy our own drinks and food for a fraction of the price which you can eat/drink downstairs in the courtyard. We had booked all our excursions online in advance anyway and decided to use the hammam and massage at a proper spa, so the ryad provides you with options, you don't have to use their hammam or buy their drinks or dinner but the choice is there if you would like or need it.I loved the location, i am a woman in my early 30s and i understand when people say it can be intimidating at night as all the local men hang out there, but not once did i feel like i was in danger with or without my husband, it's just the local people hanging out, they don't actually say anything to you but do look at you as they know you're a tourist. Unfortunately we do tend to stick out like a sore thumb but that's what you get anywhere being a tourist in a place where the culture is different but very rich.You can walk to the market and square within 10-20 mins, i was so glad not to be staying in the thick of it and it gets very chaotic around there instead we appreciated being 10 mins away in the quieter and more rural area where we could eat and drink on the next road and not be ripped off with extortionate prices instead just pay and be treated like a local. We got the best of both worlds here, live like a local and within 15 mins be at some of the most popular tourist attractions if we wanted to be. We got to choose the pace according to how we felt that day.Thank you to the staff at Ryad Amiran for all your hospitality, we enjoyed our stay and appreciated your level of respect and support when we needed it.« less ...
   Gabrielle R -
Pleasant stay - Aug 18, 2018
I had read some awful reviews about this Ryad & my experience was completely different. Picked up from the airport by a very friendly man, taken straight to the Ryad. How he negotiated getting into the narrow streets was a marvel! The Ryad is in a good location, near to the wall, it's easy to walk up & find a taxi. I liked the area; people going about their everyday life, lots of little shops to purchase water. The Ryad was cool, clean & comfortable. Very nice staff, breakfast was very good; particularly the chocolate pancakes. We had a meal on our last evening & it was very pleasant. This was a trip for my elderly mum, she has always longed to visit Marrakech, it as ideal for us. My favourite thing was the Berber tented area on the roof; lovely to sit & look up at the night sky. This Ryad is ideal for the budget traveller.« less ...
   MoulayAbdelhakB -
beautiful Place - Aug 4, 2018
We stayed here 8th-11th of juilly. we had an absolutely amazing time here at Amiran&Spa from the service to the food everything was excellent and we would happily recommend from friends and family Many thanksKemy&freed« less ...