- Style Smart and simple trad riad
- Setting Buzzy north Medina
Riad Anyssates is clearly a labour of love – but the staff radiate the impression that working here is hardly a chore. Everyone seems totally delighted to be at the hotel, and, after a leisurely afternoon supping mint tea on the rooftop terrace and watching the Marrakech medina bustle away below, you will be too.
Need to know
- Rooms Nine rooms, including six suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $124.60 (€91), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include Continental breakfast. You can rent the whole riad for €800–€1,300 a day (there's space for up to 21).
- Facilities Gardens, spa with hammam and two massage rooms, DVD/CD selection, free Wifi throughout. In rooms: air-conditioning, free bottled water.
- Poolside There’s a small, candle-lined plunge pool in the courtyard, surrounded by table and chairs and with big crimson cushions for lounging on.
- Check–out Midday, but later-check-out can be arranged if occupancy permits. Check-in, 2pm (also flexible).
Children Very welcome. Baby cots are free; extra beds are €30 a night. The Sarah suite has a double bed and a single; Victoire and Bamboo have three single beds. Hotel staff will babysit for €25 an evening and children’s meals can be readily prepared.
- Also Smoking is allowed (the hotel is open to the air) and dogs and cats are welcome. Guests itching to check their emails can use the computer in the bar.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Simple and spacious, with white walls and brightly coloured fabrics, Riad Anyssates’ suites are named after the owners’ children and friends. We really loved the Josephine Suite for its floor-to-ceiling red drapery and the freestanding bath tub with rain shower in its smart grey taledakt bathroom. Decorated in cream and chocolate tones, the Anyssates Suite is the largest bedroom in the hotel, with its own private staircase. Sarah, Victoire and Bambou can sleep three (the rate is for two, but there's an extra charge of €30 for the third person).
- Packing tips Rooms don’t have TVs, so bring a portable DVD player (or a book) if you fancy a cosy night in during your stay (although with the Medina on your doorstep, why would you stay in?).
Food and drink at Riad Anyssates
- Hotel restaurant There isn’t a defined restaurant – but foodies need not fear – resident chef Aicha is both gifted and obliging and can rustle up a traditional Moroccan meal to suit your tastes anywhere in the riad.
- Dress code Since you’re almost certain to be dining in privacy, you only need dress to impress each other.
- Top table On the roof terrace, under the stars.
- Last orders At Riad Anyssates, there’s no such thing.
- Room service Food and drink can be provided both whenever and wherever you like.
- Hotel bar You can have drinks served anywhere in the riad. We recommend the little tables by the pool, or up on the rooftop under the tented canopy for mint tea and pastries.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details