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.
Great host and great location!! Property was exactly as described and shown in pictures. There was regular communication prior to and during our stay at the apartment. Check-in went quite smoothly. Will stay here again in our next visit! Jihane assisted with luggage storage at riad as we arrived little early and she was fanstastic with cooking and providing local tips.
The Riad was absolutely amazing and as pictured. The location was a short walk to the Plaza Jemaa el-Fnaa, but just far enough from it to be in a calm, quiet neighborhood -- it was always a relaxing moment turning off of the busy streets closer to the plaza as we got close to the Riad.
Jihane was absolutely invaluable in helping us get oriented and explore Marrakesh, giving us great advice on sights and activities to prioritize, and everything went absolutely smoothly from the airport pick-up to meeting our rental car agent, thanks to her support.
I can honestly say that we would not have enjoyed our time in Marrakesh without Jihane.
We cannot recommend this Riad highly enough. Look no further for your perfect stay in Marrakech. Not only does it look exactly like it does in the pictures, but Jihane who manages it locally is the most lovely and helpful women you could ever wish for. We were treated to breakfast each morning, interesting chats about Morocco, recommendations for restaurants and even local Hammans!
The Riad is wonderful, it is traditional yet had modern and stylish elements to make you really feel at home. The roof top is a bonus with such gorgeous weather and the cooking plunge pool right next to the living area on the lower floor a welcome rest from the sun.
Would come back and stay in a heartbeat. Thank you!
The place is just as it appears in the pictures: clean, sunny and well appointed. As others have said, Jihane is super friendly and helpful--she went out and found medicine for our baby on the first night! The location is good if you want to visit the Djemaa El Fna (10 minute walk) and other sites in the Medina, but it's not the best location if you will be driving in and out on day trips--the closest parking is about 300 meters away. We didn't end up using the pool much, because the temperature in the courtyard stays cool even when it's quite warm outside--not a bad thing! We would recommend this place to other guests.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our time and the peaceful Riad Medina-it was the perfect resting place after a busy day visiting the sights and souks. Jihane warmly welcomed us, meeting us directly from where the car dropped us off and kindly advised us on where to go and local know hows. I would highly recommend this to all future travellers!
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.