About this listing
Riad at the heart of the old Medina (Ben Salah area), 10min walk from the Place Jema El Fna.
Recently renovated, the riad combines modern style and traditional Moroccan craft.
The riad is available for exclusive rental only: you will enjoy a riad of your own, whether you are 2, 4 or 6 people.
It is composed of 3 double bedrooms, a large living room with a fireplace where you can watch a DVD/and equipped with a DVD player, a 4mx2m pool to cool down and a rooftop to relax, have dinner or simply admire the sunset.
Each bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed (160x200), has its own bathroom (shower or bathtub depending on the room) and air conditioning.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in all the riad.
For guests with kids, a baby cot and a high chair are provided freely.
Jihane, your host/on site, will be at your disposal to assist you during your stay, provide you with valuable tips and advices, and help you plan and organize your visits of the city.
She will also be your preparing breakfast (which are included) for you to have in the dining room or on the terrasse and will be in charge of the daily service (included with the room).
On request and with a supplement:
-Lunch and dinner may be served in the riad
-Transfer to/from the airport (15€) may be arranged
Getting to the Riad :
-From the airport: please contact us to arrange the transfer (15€ per transfer)
-By car: a parking lot is located at available 100m from the riad
Other Things to Note
Please note that during Christmas season (from December 20th to January 3rd), a single rate applies of 200€ /night.
People from outside are not permitted within the riad.
All rooms are non-smoking.
We are a family of four from the UK and our whole experience was great and everything was smooth with no issues or problems. From the pick up at the airport (arranged with Celine) to the stay in the beautiful Riad.
Celine, the owner was prompt in answering our queries and provided useful information. Our host Jahine, was wonderful and spoke well in English (she also speaks French) and helped us plan our day trips. On the first evening, she kindly showed us the way to the main square and recommended a restaurant (Le Marreckhi), by the square. The food was very good and great atmosphere (belly dancers and folk singers).
When you see the Riad the first time from the outside it does not look very appealing, but once inside it is a real oasis of style and calmness.
The Riad is exactly like the pictures, clean, beautiful and stylishly furnished. There is an apple docking station (ipod, iphone 4) and a cd player (do not forget to bring your cds). There is a dvd player and library of dvds. The wireless wifi is good but can be patchy sometimes. Excellent on the lower floors.
The open air atrium and the splash pool are a wonderful feature of this riad. The terrace at the top is great for relaxing and sunbathing and is private. The location is great, about 10 minutes easy walk to the main square and very peaceful.
We recommend the Majories gardens (truly beautiful and cool), Koranic School, Museum of Photography (with a nice rooftop café), Bhahia Palace. Further a field, Camel riding and Ouzad Watefalls (but it is a 2.5hr car journey each way!!).
Additionally Jahine arranged a body massage from a local masseur and she was professional and very good.
Overall we had a great and relaxing stay in Marrakech and we were very pleased we had chosen this Riad, which was made by the help of Celine and Jahine. A BIG thank you to you both.
Les 4 jours passés dans le Riad de Céline ont été très agréables. Nous avons apprécié le calme après de longues balades avec nos enfants dans les ruelles de Marrakech. Le bassin a énormément plu aux enfants. Jihane est une perle. Elle nous a préparé de délicieux petits déjeuners, des dîners merveilleux, accompagné dans un Hammam traditionnel et dans les souks. Sa gentillesse nous a conquit. Avant notre arrivée, Céline nous a envoyé pleins de recommandations. Encore Merci. Si vous souhaitez passer quelques jours sur Marrakech n'hésitez pas...c'est LE LIEU.
En un mot: le meilleur endroit pour rester à Marrakech! Vous ne serez pas déçus. Nous avons déjà décidé que la prochaine fois que nous passerons à Marrakech, nous choisirons nos dates de façon à pouvoir rester dans ce Riad. Merci à Céline et Jihane pour ce séjour mémorable! Nous sommes restés 4 jours / 3 nuits. Céline et Jihane vous donnerons des suggestions pour des: - restaurants - visites - excursions, etc. La piscine à l'intérieur du Riad est très rafraichissante après une journée complète de visite dans la chaleur merrakchi. L'emplacement est excellent, à côté de la place Jemaa el-Fnaa (8 min en marchant) In one word: you couldn't hope for a better place to stay in Marrakech! You will not be disappointed. We've already decided that the next time we come to Marrakech, we'll choose our dates so we can stay in this Riad. Thank you Céline and Jihane for our memorable stay. We stayed there for 4 days / 3 nights. Both Céline and Jihane will give you suggestions on: - restaurants - places to visit - excursions, etc. Nice refreshing pool inside after a hot's day of excursions. Excellent location, near Jemaa el-Fnaa (8 min walking) My girlfriend's review below: "Some say that they left their heart in a city they loved; I would say that I found a heart of gold in Marrakech. The kindness of Jihane could not be put into words. She made me feel like we are at home, although I am far, far away from my home in South Korea. Her hospitality is not something out of the employee guideline for 5-star hotels; it's far better than that because it is out of her heart. My boyfriend responded to Celine's text message (she was out of town) whether we are having a pleasant stay or not and he told her that we'll be leaving with a smile. Well, I have to admit that I wasn't leaving with a smile but tears because I really didn't want to leave! Jihane and Celine also gave us a list of places that we should visit or dine at. Their list was wonderful. The riad was also very beautiful. It is exactly as it looks like in the photo. The pool wasn't big enough for two adults to swim in but it was perfect to cool off after a scorching day in Marrakech. They also have a little turtle named Caroline in the riad courtyard. She's quite an active turtle and I can imagine how much children may love her. I almost never leave reviews because I'm such a lazy person, but I simply could not afford to do that after my stay at the riad. I could not recommend this place more. No need to hesitate, just book this riad before somebody snatches it away from you. Thank you so much Jihane and Celine for our lovely stay in Marrakech! I really look forward to coming back to your riad some time. :)...
We stayed at this beautiful Riad for one week and had the most amazing experience.
We cannot praise Jihane our host enough!!! As Celine was in Paris, Jihane looked after us for the entire week, making breakfast, giving us tips on where to go and generally helping us with anything we needed.
She arranged taxis for us when needed and helped with an airport transfer too!
The Riad its self was spectacular and a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of marrakech.
A wonderful stay!
A group of 5 other friends and I stayed in this Riad whilst staying in Marrakech and the photos on here don't do it justice! Somehow it is even better in real life! The attention to detail is incredible and the place is clean. Location is great. Jihane, the housekeeper, really made our stay so easy, she helped organise our trip and provided so much information. Her breakfast was also amazing! If I ever return to Marrakech, I would 100% stay here again. Thank you so much Jihane and Celine!
I could not imagine finding a better place to stay in Marrakesh then this beautiful riad! thank you Celine and big thank to Jihane, as well!
Our host Jihane was very enthusiastic and made us feel welcome. After the traditional mint tea we had an explanation of the house and its surroundings.
House is exactly as per the photos and is a beautifully restored Riad in the Medina of Marrakech. The French touch of Celine makes it a very stylish place to stay in with a nice roof terrace and plunge pool.
The whole place was very quiet and comfortable with very good beds and amenities. Really enjoyed staying there.