Riad de l'Orientale: Real Morocco
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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We're a traditional, family-owned and run riad situated in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. It is a perfect example of a a two hundred and fifty year old Moroccan courtyard house. We are a Moroccan home-from-home.

The space

Just a minute’s stroll from the bustling Jemaa El Fna, l’Orientale is a haven of peace and tranquillity, where we aim to delight all your senses. We place great importance on good traditional Moroccan cooking, comfortable beds and the warmest of welcomes, all within a traditional and elegant environment.

This listing is for a private room with a double bed and the option of adding a single bed if needed. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower and towels are included.

Whether your stay is just overnight or for a week or longer, we hope you will feel, as many of our guests do, that you have found a new home in Marrakech to which you will want to return.

Guest access

Other than the room itself, we have a good selection of areas throughout the riad where you can relax, slumber with a book and sip mint tea. Downstairs we have two traditional salons, one with a large fireplace which we use for cold winter evenings. The courtyard itself is available for using at all times of the day.

On the top floor, we have a glorious sun terrace which is broken into separate areas and levels to maximise privacy. There is a sunshade for those who chose not to sit directly in the sun as well as four sunbeds on the very top terrace where you can spend an afternoon gently tanning!

Interaction with guests

Our manager Latifa will be present daily to welcome guests and to ensure you have everything you need. We also have a night man who looks after the house and guests from early evening through to the morning, in addition to our excellent team of cooks and cleaners.

Other things to note

Our authentic Moroccan breakfasts are included in the cost of your stay. In addition lunch and dinner can be provided on request. Aziz will serve your dinner by candle-light in the courtyard, or in winter, beside a cedar log fire in the Salon.

Our food is all home cooked, with a great emphasis on quality local ingredients which are all freshly bought daily.

In addition to keeping your room clean and tidy, our staff are happy to take care of your personal laundry on request.

There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the Riad, for those who just cannot bear to be out of touch with the world!

Latifa will be happy to suggest interesting trips and help you to make any necessary arrangements.

Wheelchair accessible
Wireless Internet

Extra people $18 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We're really not a place that has a "set of rules" - we aim to be a home from home, not a strict hotel. However, we obviously expect our guests to be considerate of others and to not make too much noise if leaving for a 5am flight from the airport!

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Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Simón User Profile
December 2016
The place is amazing and the people who works there it's amazing as well! The bedroom are clean, the breakfast is big and good!! The location is nice too because you have to walk just three minutes to the main square Jamaa el fna. I recommend 100% this place!

Katrine User Profile
November 2016
Latifa was an amazing host - very kind, funny and helpful. And the communication with Hugo has been very smooth. The riad is located perfect in quiet surroundings in the busy Medina. We couldn't hear noise from the streets when we were at the beautiful riad. Very friendly staff, nice breakfast, cozy and clean rooms. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to come back myself some day.

Helen User Profile
November 2016
Nice riad in a good location to walk everywhere to see the sights. Lovely food and friendly helpful staff.

Sharmin User Profile
November 2016
Hugo and his team were incredibly warm, inviting and made sure my trip was unforgettable. The view from the rooftop terrace is stunning, the riad itself is cozy, the breakfast is delicious (I'll be dreaming of that fresh orange juice for the rest of the year!), and the location can't be beat - it's only a few minutes away from the main square, but once you're tucked into the riad, it's serene and unbelievably quiet. The staff at the riad were among the friendliest people I met in Morocco and they run things exceptionally well. Will definitely be back to Marrakech and wouldn't even think of booking a stay anywhere else.

Richard User Profile
September 2016
Thanks to Latifah and Abdul and all the staff at Riad de l'Orientale. Staying there was one of the best experiences of my trip to Morocco.
Hugo User ProfileHugo is a superhost.
Response from Hugo:
Thanks Richard - I'm sorry I missed the review period to reciprocate and say what a pleasure it was to have you stay. It was a delight for Latifa and team! Happy travels.
September 2016

James User Profile
July 2016
The riad was clean and comfortable, and great breakfast. Great location!
Hugo User ProfileHugo is a superhost.
Response from Hugo:
Thanks for the feedback James. I hope you had a lovely time. Best wishes, Hugo
July 2016

Gert User Profile
June 2016
Perfect place. Great wifi, amazing hosts, fantastic rooms, unbelievable breakfast
Hugo User ProfileHugo is a superhost.
Response from Hugo:
Thanks Gert - I hope you had a lovely stay!
June 2016

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London, United KingdomJoined in March 2011
Hugo User ProfileHugo is a superhost.

I (unfortunately!) live full-time in London, so Latifa will host you in Marrakech. Her and I have been running this little haven of peace in this ancient city for over 12 years now...

If you need anything or have any questions prior to booking, don't hesitate to ask me via Airbnb. Once you've arrived, Latifa will be able to assist you with the best tips regarding the city. She is a born and bred in "Marrakech" and knows it very well indeed - she's also the best host you'll ever meet!

Send through any questions and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 88%
Response time: within a day

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