About this listing
Central, comfortable and affordable! This riad has charm and character and the staff are very helpful and friendly.
The Riad is composed of 5 cozy rooms with private bathrooms. You can choose between twin beds or a double bed.
The rooms 'Amber', 'Ayia', 'Aziyade' welcome you to their cottons, linen, accented with shades of cream yellow orange buttons purple variation specific to each ... ...
Your room offers a quality comfort mattress, winter or summer duvet of organic fair trade cotton, and double cotton hypoallergenic pillows .
In summer, the air conditioning will soften your nights while in winter we will endeavor to maintain a gentle heat throughout the house that will bring comfort rare in Moroccan architecture
There is a beautiful courtyard and terrace and open living rooms where you can relax and spend time.
The Riad also offers:
· A living rooms: library, fire place, bhous (traditional openliving room)...
· Swimming pool in the patio (courtyard)
· Hammam with health care services
· Dinner, “table d’hôte” to share dishes and stories from Morocco
· The wireless internet
· Day trips service (Atlas Mountain, Essaouira…)
We can propose to you a driver to pick you up from the airport and go to the Riad.
All spaces in this Riad in Marrakech have been arranged for you to enjoy traditional Moroccan architecture: Reading lounge in the library, fireplace overlooking the patio, sun terrace to have breakfast or simply sunbath after a refreshing dip. You can also choose to indulge in the temptation of well-being in Eastern traditional treatments in the Moroccan hammam, massage with argan oil, manicure / pedicure, henna tattoos …
Enjoy and relax!
As with all riads and hotels in Marrakech the local authorities apply a 2.5 euro per person per day tourist tax on all visitors which is payable on arrival at the riad.
Great little spot to stay. Very close to the square and right in the Souks. The rooms are small but really clean and nicely decorated. The staff were also very helpful arranging transfers and generally looking after us. Would definitely recommend. Also the roof is a great little sanctuary after a day in crazy Marrakech!
Quel riad charmant et bien situé! Après la vie mouvementée dans la médina, quel bonheur de nous retrouver dans ce riad paisible, bien entretenu et confortable. Un riad que nous vous recommandons!!!!
Thanks for a really lovely welcome. For the price it was exceptional value. Mohammed did a great job in aiming to make us feel welcome. The sheets were clean, the bathroom great (fab shower) and room spotless. Air conditioning was critical (40 plus degrees) and worked. The continental breakfast was plentiful and the dinner (yes I agree with the previous comments. There is only one dinner on offer and that was a bit odd. A menu is not a menu with one choice!). So. Really excellent. I just found the location the biggest issue. Yes it was Ramadan and yes super hot but we felt really uncomfortable navigating the alleyways "home". Sorry. Once in the door we brushed a sigh of relief and only wished there were more facilities - a small roof top plunge pool. More food and service. A bit more style and ambience. Then Leila would have a cracker. However all in all really brilliant value. Thank you.
Thank you Clare, it was a pleasure to have you stay at the riad.
Regarding the dinner, we are not a restauraunt so we do not offer a menu to choose from but we do aim to satisfy guests by offering a meal of a typical Morrocan dish, abundant, fresh and well prepared and presented in true local style.
The plunge pool is not possible on the roof architecturally and also it would be far too hot in the heat of summer months so we have it conveniently in the courtyard.
The riad is located in a very safe area; alleyways are a characteristic of the Medina, being the oldest most authentic part of Marrakech space is somewhat limited to pedestrian passage.
We have opted for a homely style and ambience of local authencity rather than go for the European style boutique riad.
We do hope to see you again.
Great little room in riad off the medina. Once inside it's a quiet haven away from the madness. I would recommend to friends , just make sure you memorise the route back as it's hard to learn.
We were picked up at the airport and escorted to our riad by our host. It was a great experience and I would definitely return.
The riad is in a great location within 5 mins walk to the main square and medina. Mohammed who runs the day to day of the riad and serves breakfast is very helpful. Abdel welcomed us on our arrival and showed us the way through the small streets to the road and to the square. They were both helpful with information and answering our questions about things to do and see.
The only negative is that this type of riad/house is not condusive to sleeping in at all in the mornings. Unfortunately if other guests are on the ground floor or on the terrace talking, you hear everything from the room and this makes it very difficult to sleep in or get to sleep after a busy day out.
The room is very cute and had everything you need. The bathroom lovely and we asked for a hairdryer and were supplied one easily.
Also the other reviews mentioned the food in the riad was excellent and to definitely have dinner in one night. When we asked to eat in for dinner the following night after our arrival, we were told to choose from the menu the next morning - this was fine with us as we had seen it had a choice of starters, mains and desserts.
The next morning I wanted to choose a starter and lamb tagine and my mother another starter and the chicken dish.
Mohammed told us we both had to choose the same thing?? I found this strange as there was so much choice on the menu. He said those were the rules and they had a small kitchen so couldn't cook more than one option. I wasn't happy with this as my mother and I have different tastes and neither should be forced to eat just one dish.
Also, I asked what happens if our room chose the chicken but another room of guests chose the lamb? They'd have to cook 2 different dishes anyway? To that Mohammed had no answer and just kept repeating these were the rules. In the end we decided not to eat dinner in the riad any of the nights but go out instead.
That and the noisy other guests until 2am or at 7am were the only things that dampened our stay.
Marina thank you for your comments. Our riad is a guest house, it is not a restaurant nor a private house. We do our very best to accommodate all our guests requests but as I said we are not a restaurant and do not offer an extensive menu. Regarding the noise, it is very unusual as we are commended for the quietness and tranquility. Such a shame you were not able to enjoy the riad fully.
The listing was accurate in its description , breakfast was boring and more variety would be good.
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About the Host, Leila
I'm Leah originally from Australia I lived for 14 years in Florence, Italy where I still have active contacts. For the past 2 years I have lived in Marrakech, Morocco a vibrant town pulsating in exotic sounds and sites. I love living here; the people, the food, the landscape, the religion, the architecture and the music...
Travel expands our life experience, paradoxically encountering people and places out of our daily routines and comfort zones increases understanding of ourselves and those close to us...
Marrakech is music to the ears!