Moroccan owned and Moroccan run - Riad Layla Rouge is a tiny jewelled palace in the middle of the beating heart of Marrakech - Place D'Jeema el Fna.1 minute from Place D'Jeema el Fna in the centre of the souqs and the first ever edible hostel riad for adventure hungry travellers in Marrakech The free tea and cake may stop you from trying to bite into the walls – or maybe not... Have a taste…
Riad Layla Rouge has 3 private suites, a luxurious dorm with giant bath and a glamping style tent. You are welcome to use one of our 2 kitchens for a cooking class or to make your own food as though you are in your own home.
You would be staying in the area of El Ksour - in the middle of markets within 5 minutes of all main tourist attractions. Or, if you want to just take a step back - relax on our top terrace (one of four) and enjoy 360 degree views of the medina with a glass of tea and shisha pipe.
Riad Layla Rouge is traditionally Moroccan. Not just in its architecture or decoration which may make you feel as though you are in a colourful jewel box, but also through its cuisine and language. 'Cooking Chez Layla', 'Arabic Chez Layla' are just two of the courses that Layla offers for you and your companions to get a taste of Moroccan life.
J'ai passé de très bon moment,c'est propre,sécurisé,bon petit déjeuner,les employés sont là pour tous renseignements,je recommande vivement ce Riad qui est situé sur la place de Jemma EL Fna,,,merci à vous tous,,,Jamal
Bonjour à tous, je conseille la location de l'appartement de LAYLA ROUGE, il est grand , propre, très bien situé, il y a tous les commerces proches, les grands axes ...
Le concierge est juste à coté pour la remise des clefs Il y avait du chauffage dans les chambres, des serviettes de bain, nous avons passé un excellent samedi à MARRAKECH dans cet appartement.
Wir hatten ein kleines Problme mit der Buchung, dennoch die fanden wir eine schnelle Lösung. Ich bekommte ein super Zimmer mit sehr interessanten Leute mit denen ich ein echt coolen Abend verbracht habe.
My friend and I went in Morocco in January. We booked one night in this place and we didn't regret it. It is perfect place for backpackers. First we got place in a room for 5 i think... When we came back from the city there was a little misunderstanding about beds, but we settle everything very fast. But in few minutes came Layla and said that there is separate room free and asked if we want to go there. Of course we took it ( i think we got that because we booked a room from Airbnb, it costs a little bit more booking from here, so we were very happy that we got that room). We had a big bed and separate shower with hot water.
We were traveling around Morocco and Marrakech was the first place for us, so we hoped to meet some people who could give us some advices. We were very happy that we booked this place for first night - we got what we hoped to get. It's good place to meet other backpackers, get some advices and have a good time. It was even sad to leave.
I red that there was a problem with staff, but we didn't have that problem. There was 3 hosts(i think..) and you can easily find them. So, I am recommending this place for backpackers and students or people who are searching for fun place to stay in Marrakech.
Thanks for everything,
Service was never prompt; they are totally understaffed. It took over an hour just to check me into my room. I was put in a room that was clearly only big enough for six beds, but they had shoved a children's bed up by the lockers as a seventh, which was where I was placed. The bed isn't really big enough for an adult, and because there was not enough space in the room for it, people literally had to step over me to get to their lockers. I was constantly kicked in the head all night long because of this.
They have staff that comes every morning to make the beds and tidy up, which is nice. But every time the woman came in she would move my stuff around and things would get misplaced. Then one morning I went to the shower for about 5 minutes (the water was freezing). In that time the woman came and made my bed, but the sweater I had left on it was completely gone. I never found it, even after asking the staff.
I also had to shorten my trip unexpectedly due to family trouble and asked the staff if I could get a refund for the nights I had to cancel. I would have understood if they simply said that it was against their policy. But instead I got a two day runaround where no matter who I talked to they told me I had to speak to someone else, and when I finally found that person (they were conveniently never around), they told me I had to speak to someone else (who was also conveniently never around), and so on.
I do not recommend this place. Also, their prices are so much more expensive over Airbnb than if you just book at the hostel or through their website. Like 50% more. If you insist on staying here, don't book through Airbnb!
The welcome introduction to the flat by Aida was very warm and professional. A nice detail was the selection of local sweets. Aida was very helpful in supplying an electric heater, which made the flat cosier (january 2014).
The location of the apartment is strategic for exploring Marrakech on foot (halfway between Bab Doukkala and Jardin Majorelle) and in the immediate neighborhood there are cafés (good espresso), simple and posher restaurants, ATM, supermarket, rent-a-car company ((website hidden)). The view to the medina over a muslim cemetery is clearly a plus. The flat itself is equipped with most of what a suitcase traveler might need and is exactly as pictured. It is situated sideways in a building along the well trafficked Blvd. Prince Moulay Abdellah, which prevents it from being very noisy. The overall standard of both building and apartment seems to be a Gehliz standard (luxury as a description is likely an exaggeration). Aida supplied a 3G dongle with no further cost which enabled quick internet access. Numerous international TV channels.
Although without knowledge of comparative holiday apartments in town, I would recommend it.
These guys deserve all the credit. They love what they do and it shows in the way they treat every customers. In only a couple of days you feel like you are part of the family. You won't find a better place for the price to start your adventure in Morocco than Layla Rouge!
Just a tremendous place to hang out at. Hope to be back soon.
I had a very warm welcome and we were served morocco-stle tea at any time without surcharge. Professional service (free towels, beds were made) and clean rooms as well.
Cosy dorms and beautiful rooftop-chillout areas which must be awesome in summertime.
Can highly recommend that place!!