26 Derb Gueraba , Dar El Bacha , Marrakech, Morocco
Best Service in Marrakech!
On arrival at Riad Tizwa we were immediately made to feel at home with some gorgeous mint tea, and shown to our rooms. We asked for a recommendation for somewhere to go for dinner in and within 20 mins a table had been booked for us and we were clutching a map showing us exactly where to go - complete with hand written instructions. The restaurant was excellent and we followed Hassan's recommendations for the rest of our stay. He also recommended a hammam for us, showing us several options online and again, booking for us once we'd picked one.
On our last day we decided to eat at the riad and I can't rave enough about the meal that was prepared for us. We sat up on the roof terrace (where we'd been sunbathing all day!) and had rose petals scattered on the table before the food was served - very romantic indeed! I've been to Morocco before, and eaten my fair share of tagine, and I can safely say it was The Best Tagine Ever. The beef just fell off the bone and the prune and nut combo is definitely something I'll be trying at home!
We were really sad to leave (albeit with their gorgeous local toiletries stuffed in our suitcases!) and we'll definitely be back soon. I can't recommend it highly enough. Just go!
Marrakech's best riad
My wife and I stayed in this hotel in Feb 2007 and loved it!
It is really chilled out and fantastic. We drove from Holland through central europe, spain then got the ferry from Tarifa to Tangir. A great trip to Fes then on to marrakech.
We stayed at Riad Tizwa as friends recommended it... it was lovely and very comfortable. When we were there there were french, spanish and italian guests - which was great as we were all looking for the same thing: tranquility in the house and the excitment of marrakech and the Souk. Great food (cooked by the chef), beautiful touches (like hand made soap) and presonal service from all of the staff (the speak good english)....
Marrakech was just great and we would recommed theis place.
Unique Quality: Great food. Personal Service, Wifi, lovely roof terrace and great breakfasts
Directions: look at their web site www.riadtizwa.com
My Favorite Marakeshi Riad
I stayed at the Riad Tizwa on three occasions and each time was as wonderful as the last.
Marrakesh is quite overwhelming, and exciting and Riad Tizwa provides the perfect oasis after a long day at the souks.
The rooms are beautifully designed and very comfortable. The little touches like the robes, slippers and rose soap, are little gems that brighten your stay. Each room also had an excellent written out guide with tips on what you need to know in terms of currency, post offices etc.
The staff is very helpful and accommodating. They provided everything from fabulous, fresh, home cooked meals (better than at any restaurant)to assistance in organizing day trips. I was truly impressed with the freshness and quality of the food.
Another little gem at Tizwa is the in house Hammam! It's really a luxury to have the full Moroccan bath treatment including massage and be only feet away from your bed or a good meal.
I can't wait until I go back, have a glass of wine on the terrace and eat their amazing food. I've been telling all my friends about it!
Unique Quality: -In House Hammam
-Roof top Terrace
-Home made food (yogurt, museli, amazing!)
-Lush robes and slippers in room
Directions: Near Dar el Basha and the Medina
Great Riad in the heart of Marrakech
We had firstly thought that we should stay in a normal modern hotel in the new bit of marrakech - as we felt that the culture shock of north africa would be too much - but a friend recommended this place which is more like a private home.
Basically the old town of marrakech is full of hustle and bustle and can be a bit overwhelming so thank goodness for this tranquil zone. The house is really chilled out and laid back with staff .etc. The rooms were beautiful, and the dressing gowns lovely and the food the best moroccan we ate. Good touches in the house with roses an petals - only one problem was it not having a heated pool.
We feel as if we have now seen a better side of morocco rather that doing the hotel thing.
Would Recommend highly
Unique Quality: The service was laid back and comfortable and it felt like a top class house rather than a impersonal hotel. Lovely rooms, great towels and gowns, hand made soap and beautiful smells.
Directions: 10 minutes walk from the main square Jemma el Fna. in a good part of town next to the Bacha Palace> BUT EASY TO FIND in comparrison to the other place we stayed
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Oasis of calm
From the moment we arrived to the time we left we felt utterly spoilt here. We had room no. 1 which was massive and the bathroom alone could have been another large bedroom. So many little touches that make this place so special from the very expensive hand made soap ( we bought some to bring home), lovely thick bathrobes, the lighting of candles in your room, ipod speakers, super friendly english speaking staff who couldn't do enough for you, oh the list goes on.
Tea and coffee if left outside your room each morning after which you can have breakfast anywhere you wish (recommend the roof terrace) and at any time and what a breakfast it is. Freshly squeezed orange juice, bowl of fresh fruit salad, homemade muesli, french bread and preserves, pain au chocolat and pancakes on one morning, all with more tea and coffee.
Richard, one of the brothers who own the riad, was there during our stay and what a fab chap he is. Ever helpful and full of great advice about where to go/eat. He chatted to all the guests and really wanted to ensure you had the best time possible and everything you need. All these personal touches you wouldn't find in a larger hotel and they really made a difference.
One thing that should be mentioned and certainly not underestimated is the location. The riad is within easy walking distance of the main square and all the souks and is VERY easy to find. Marrakesh has so many alleyways and we saw loads of riads tucked away in the depths of them, goodness only knows how you would find your way back during the day, let alone at night when it was dark.
Marrekesh is an exciting and vibrant place and I certainly know where we'll be staying if we go back. That is, of course, if it's not fully booked due to the fab reviews it's receiving!!
Thank you Richard and Daniel
A jewel in the crown
A slice of paradise - Marakech is a bustling, noisy city and yet once through the door of the riad there is a calm oasis awaiting.
The staff are amazing - contact me if you ever want to move to Herts! They couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable - the restaurant recommendations were spot on and we were even walked to the door (obviously we four women looked too incompetent to find our way there and they were so right)
The mint tea and peanuts on the terrace in the sun were heavenly and the hammam - a hotwater-soap-scrubby sort of treatment in the special hammam room in the riad was amazing.
We will definitely go back - we will have to try the owner's other properties first as no doubt they will be as superb as Tizwa but then we'll return!
perfect get away from the rain
This is the perfect place to hide.
My girlfriend and I along with 2 other couples, decided to escape the rain of Europe in july and head to Morocco for the first time. We have friends who had stayed in this riad in autumn last year and they recommended it a secret hideaway in the heart of Marrakech.
From the moment we all arrived we started to feel relaxed and chilled out. The warmth of the moroccan sun as well as the staff at this well laid back house was just what we needed. The breakfasts were fresh and delicious and the dinners we took at the riad were the best we ate during our whole trip to morocco (we went to fes too),,,,, We expected to stay only 3 nights here before going onto the atlas mountains but we decided to stay at the riad - we had to move rooms because of the extra days, but all teh rooms had their own strong character and lovely details like the handmade soaps and the free morocan beauty products.
Marrakech is a good place to see but we think it was important to get a small personal riad rather than the big one we stayed in in fes which had more that 30 rooms (riad fes) and felt very impersonal.
planning to go back in november to escape the rain again!
home sweet home
Well what can i say....?
we loved it at riad tizwa. It is beautiful, clean, great service and just soooo laid back that it is a really lovely place to be.
Food Great - cooked by Malika and Azizza and mohamed looked after us very well. Great fresh fruit juices and a general good vibe or karma. I met the owners when i was there and that was very helpful. They booked us to great restaurants and tickets to Fes... all really straight forward.
I do recommend this place, and feel another trip from the USA soon....
We took the Delta Royal air moroc flight from NYC to Casa then a train to marrakech... But next time i think we would just get a car and a driver
Peace and tranquility
Perfect if you want to get away from the hussle and bussle of Marrakesh/UK.
Riad is an absolute delight, breakfasts on the terrace are beautiful, staff are very helpful and everything was perfected to a 't'. Will be recommending this place to all friends as an ideal get away home from home.
Nothing to complain about but.....
We just left riad Tizwa and are now on our way back thru Morocco. My partner and I spent 3 nights at riad Tizwa, mostly because of the great reviews on TA. It was our first stay in MRK and we had no real idea of what accommodation we would find in the city.
Finally, regarding riad Tizwa, there is not much we could complain about : the place was nice and clean and the staff friendly and helpful.
However, while we were in Marrakesh, we spent quite a lot of time visiting other places to have a better idea about riads in terms of location comfort and rates.
The first conclusion is that there are lots of riads (hundreds !!). The second is that it is quite easy to find places with much better location than riad Tizwa (which is at about 10 minutes walk from jemaa el fna which is quite a long way), and places offering greater comfort and better surroundings for almost the same rate.
So, even though, as already said, there is nothing to really complain about riad Tiswa, the next time we go to MRK – and for sure we will – our choice will probably be different.
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Address: 26 Derb Gueraba , Dar El Bacha , Marrakech, Morocco