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The B&B Riad Aicha is located in the east of the Medina, a fifteen minute walk from the main square Jamaa El-Fna. It is the oldest part of Marrakech and its authenticity has been preserved. There is a hammam and pool with lovely sun terraces ...
Riad Aïcha is located on the east side of the Medina,a fifteen minutes walk from Jemaa-El-Fna square. It is located in the oldest part of Marrakesh which has kept its authenticity. Bab Aïlen, described for the first time in 1130, is a large gate in the great wall of the Medina. Boutouil is the street were life is like a century ago. On entering riad Aïcha you will leave the hustle and bustle behind you. Here you are in a modern as well as traditional riad. Riad Aïcha is a haven of peace and serenity. All of our staff are committed to hospitality and helpfulness of the inhabitants of the beautiful country Morocco. On the ground floor are two bedrooms. In addition there is a lounge area with a fireplace and a library, a patio, a plunge pool and a kitchen.
On the roof is a wide terrace and another higher adjacent terrace for enjoying the Moroccan sun, which shines almost always. All of our rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a toilet with a remover suction. Breakfast is included in the room rate and can either be served on the terrace or in the Berber tent.
An evening meal, consisting of two courses (Moroccan cuisine) will also be served on the terrace, the patio or in the lounge. The Hammam (Turkish steam bath) is open from 4 pm until 7 pm and can be booked for 50 minutes. For this and other additional services such as champagne on the terrace, massages, a price list is available.
Interaction with Guests
Outside the riad you can discover the amazing city of Marrakesh. Single and multi-day excursions can be made too. We can present you a selection. There are always six-day scheduled treks to the Sahara, High Atlas and other regions. Singleday excursions we can arrange to Essaouira, Ouarzazate, waterfall d’Ouzoud, or the vallée de l’Ourika.
In the riad is free Wi-Fi connection and printing facilities.
Riad Aïcha is located in the Eastern part of the Medina. This is the oldest part of Marrakesh. Here alongside the Issil river a early Berber colony was once situated.
Not many tourists visit this popular district of town, still it is only fifteen minutes walking from the Jmaa-El-Fna square. Museums and other cultural sites are within walking distance.
Outside the Medina taxi transport is a very convenient means of transport.
From the airport it is possible to take the bus to reach at Jemaa-El-Fna square and then walk to the riad. But with luggage it is quite a walk. You can also arrange a taxi yourself to get at Bab Aïlen. But you can also take advantage of our taxi-service (€ 15). The taxi driver will bring you then to our riad.
Other Things to Note
In addition there is a lounge area with a fireplace and a library, a patio, a plunge pool and a kitchen.
We are supporting a school project for poor children of our environment.
The tipping to the manager go into the pot of this fund.
We have a non smoking policy for the rooms and the lounge.
We had a wonderful stay with our host and hostess. The rooms were very clean and had an old world charm. On the outside it looks like anywhere else in the Medina, but inside there is colour and warmth (physically and personally). If you want a place to call home while in Marrakesh, I can highly recommend staying with Loek et al.
Note that this riad is located in an area of the medina that is not touristy – also it is quite a walk to the main square. About 20 minutes. The riad is a charming place that, to be honest, has seen better days. We can't really judge the food, the breakfast is included in the price and morocco standard. Like most places in this price category in morocco there is no heating which can be tough during winter. The rooms on the first floor are really nice and we were given one of those with no extra charges for the second night of our stay. Thanks for that! Also the people who work at the riad are really friendly and helpful.
About the Host, Loek
Met een Marokkaans team heb ik Riad Aicha zelf verbouwd . Drie jaar hard werken heeft een mooi resultaat opgeleverd. Met 6 kamers, een hammam, een zwempool, een salon en twee dakterrassen ben ik erg blij de gasten te kunnen verrassen!
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