About this listing
Riad traditionnel (ancienne demeure d'un marchand joaillier juif), situé dans un quartier calme et pittoresque à deux pas des souks et à proximité des jardins de Majorelle. Vous bénéficierez en outre, d'un parking à proximité (gardé).
Français: Le Riad a été classé par le magazine Times Travel en 2013 dans le ‘Top 20 des riads de charme au Maroc’ et en Aout 2014 comme Riad ‘Cosy’ dans le Emerald Street journal.
Le Riad possède 5 chambres décorées de manière traditionnelle donnant sur un patio végétalisé. Pour 70 €uros par nuit, vous avez la possibilité de séjourner dans la chambre Jasmin ou Ambre avec petit déjeuner compris. Nos chambres bénéficient de larges lits, de salles de bain avec douche en tadelak traditionnel.
La chambre Ambre est située dans le patio (rénovée en 2015) la chambre Jasmin quant à elle, bénéficie d’une excellente vue sur le patio et offre un petit salon en coursive.
Le Riad dispose d'une terrasse avec vue sur l’Atlas ou vous pourrez vous relaxer sous une pergola ou vous détendre sur des transats.
En outre, une bibliothèque et un agréable salon avec cheminée donnant sur le patio vous est ouvert.
L’équipe du Riad est à votre entière disposition jour/ nuit et sera disponible pour vous conseiller sur des excursions, des cours de cuisine, location voiture…
Un service de taxi est disponible pour venir vous accueillir à votre arrivée ou votre départ.
Pour de plus amples informations, nous vous invitons à nous contacter (Anniversaire, location privative...)
English version :The riad was featured in The Times Travel section on 23 February 2013, "The 20 best riads in Morocco" and in the August 2014 issue of the fashion and beauty magazine, "Emerald Street".
The Riad has 5 double bedrooms all ensuite and individually decorated with traditional finishes and furniture set around a tranquil plant filled courtyard garden. There is a large roof terrace with High Atlas Mt views, sunbeds and seating and a comfortable sitting room with an open olive wood fire in winter. There is also a separate cosy dining room. The riad is fully staffed with friendly and helpful staff [See Tripadvisor!] and an excellent cook - cookery sessions available on request. All bedding is smooth Egyptian cotton and towels and hairdryers are provided.
The riad is in a historic and authentic area of the medina a short walk from the souks and through them to the square of Jmna el F'n,a also near several museums and sights as well as having good access through the walls to the new town.
There is a CD player, a well stocked library and Wi Fi as well as a taxi rank and guarded parking nearby also many local shops.
Airport transfers are arranged, and the helpful house manager will give advice on all aspects of the city as well as booking excursions, official guides, spas and Hammams as well as restaurants etc.
Massages and special meals with musicians and dancers can be booked for parties and celebrations
The whole riad can be booked for families and groups or by the room.
Whole riad: Contact Alan and Kate, the owners, for rates.
Rooms: from 40 GBP per night to 50 GBP per night - breakfasts are included in these prices.
Please contact the owners for any discounts, special prices etc.
Patio, Terrasse, Salon, Bibliothèque...
Interaction with Guests
L'équipe du Riad (parle Anglais / Français et Arabe) est à votre entière disposition pour satisfaire toutes vos demandes: Location de voiture, Excursion, Cours de cuisine, Promenade dans la médina...
Parking à 100 mètres, Gare routière à 500 mètres, Accès facile à la gare ferroviaire
Other Things to Note
Quartier situé à proximité de Majorelle, des souks et de Guéliz (nouvelle ville)
Chambres accessibles à partir de midi.
Départ à 11h00 bagagerie disponible gratuitement.
Rooms available from 12 midday but early arrivals offered breakfast!
Room checkout 11am but arrangements can be made for luggage storage.
No smoking allowed in bedrooms.
This Riad is a veritable oasis among the dusty chaos of Marrakech. The location is secluded, a bit dirty but quite safe, and inside, the building is gorgeous, exactly how the pictures describe. We were a party of eight,so we reserved every room in the building. The showers are unpredictable in pressure and temperature depending on the room, so the second floor showers had weaker water, and the wi-fi only works in a couple of the second floor rooms and on the staircase. However, the beauty and value of this riad cannot be overstated; the meals cooked in house are better than at any restaurant we went to, and the staff is superb. One of the workers named Rashid, the taller one, is friendly but not very helpful, but the other Rashid, the shorter one, is extremely helpful and accomodating; we had dinner with him each day, and we became good friends. The chef was also very good, especially considering we came during Ramadan. The house is within walking distance of the Jmaa el Fna square, as well as plenty of souks and restaurants. Overall, we had an excellent experience here and would definitely recommend staying at this riad.
Nice and friendly stay in Merstan Riad for a short period unfortunately. Once you leave the quiet of the place, the life outside is thrilling in Marrakech narrow streets. Thanks to Alan in particular who was very welcoming guest and gave us some clue by sharing his experience in Marroco as a Riad owner and entrepreneur. Good luck for the next stages.
Beautiful riad with spacious rooms and nice bathrooms. Our visit was a bit chilly so each room was provided with a space heater. The staff was very friendly and accommodating -- they even offered to walk us to different sites and restaurants. At night we loved sitting in the den by the fire and playing a wide selection of games. It is a quiet and comfortable space. Would definitely recommend!
Good as allways! We had a great stay, good Food and Rachid who took care of everything... We'll come back for sure.
Lovely place with warm and wonderful staff. Rachid was extremely helpful. We really felt at home during our stay, and the Riad is beautifully decorated and truly a haven after a long day in Marrakech. The wifi didn't reach our room, which could be a concern for some, but the common areas were comfortable and inviting. Also, delicious food if you choose to have dinner there!
Our stay in Marrakech was brilliant, and the fact that Alan + Kate's Riad was our 'home away from home' absolutely made the trip! The space is absolutely magical, and the rooms are gorgeous. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful.. giving us maps and even walking us to locations that we were trying to find in the medina. We absolutely loved every moment here + have been recommending it to our friends/family already! Gorgeous rooftop views, great food, cozy rooms decorated beautifully ... can't say enough about how much we loved it!
Riad Merstane is a beautiful and typical Moroccan Riad. Rooms were clean and tidy and everything you needed was available.
The staff are amazing and I was pleasantly surprised on how helpful they were.
Try having the meal at the Riad as it was delicious.
Internet was a bit hit and miss but it didn't matter to me.
Definitely will stay there again.
If you do intend to stay here try getting the taxi they recommend as it is quite difficult to find riads located within the city walls.
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About the Host, Carol
Hi - we're Alan and Kate Elliott and fell in love with Marrakech 12 years ago when we bought and restored our beautiful riad. We enjoy helping other people to experience exotic Marrakech with it's hidden riads, winding lanes and warm and welcoming people and we especially love the mix of traditional and contemporary in the city.
Our staff also love to share their city with guests and nothing is too much troub le for them.
Come and experience this fascinating city and culture for yourselves