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 on 23 February 2013, "The 20 best riads in Morocco" and in the August 2014 issue of the fashion and beauty magazine, "Emerald Street".
Riad Merstane has 5 double bedrooms all ensuite and individually decorated with traditional finishes and furniture set around a tranquil plant filled courtyard garden. For 50 GBP per night you could have either the Amber room or the Jasmine room. Breakfasts are included in the price. Both rooms are large bedrooms each with a large four poster bed. The Amber room is off the cool courtyard and has a bathroom with an antique roll-top bath. The Jasmine room has excellent views of the courtyard and has private seating outside on the couloir. The riad has 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 both day and night with friendly and helpful staff [See Tripadvisor!] and has an excellent cook - cookery sessions are 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 D'Jmna el F'naa, also near several museums and sights as well as having good access through the city wall to the new town.
There is a CD player, a well stocked library and Wi Fi as well as a taxi rank, guarded parking nearby and 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 cAROL, the owner, for rates.
Please contact the owners for any discounts, special prices etc.
Terrasse, Patio, Salon, Salle de lecture...
Interaction with Guests
L'équipe du Riad (parle Anglais et Français, Arabe...) est à votre entière disposition pour satisfaire toutes vos demandes: Location de voiture, Excursion, Cour de cuisine, Promenade dans la médina...
Quartier situé à proximité de Majorelle, des souks et de Guéliz (nouvelle ville)
Parking à 100 mètres, Gare routière à 500 mètres, Accès facile à la gare ferroviaire
Français: Arrivée à partir de 12H00, départ à 11H00.
Une bagagerie est à votre disposition gratuitement.
English version: New guests can only use their rooms after 12 noon on the first day but early guests will be offered breakfast and can use the facilities of the riad while they wait for their rooms. On the last day, rooms must be vacated by 11am but guests with late flights can stay at the riad with their luggage placed in a secure place.
There is no smoking in any room but smoking is allowed in the courtyard and on the roof terrace.
Really beautiful riad. Slightly far from the main square (Jamma El Fnaa), but very possible to walk. We got slightly lost on our way back despite the map we were given, but it was not difficult to keep asking the locals for directions to the main street it is located near to. Just be careful of who you ask on the street lest you meet one of the many unofficial "guides" around the medina. This however also means that it's in a more peaceful and residential part of the medina. The riad was really quiet and cool - a refreshing respite from the crazy bustle of Marrakech. Everything was really comfortable and the whole space of the riad was just really cosy and lovely to chill. Memorable way to spend our last night in Marrakech and Morocco.
Both Rachids were very friendly and accommodating. We left very early in the morning to catch our flight but we still had a yummy breakfast prepared for us. Thank you for the lovely stay!
Nos hemos sentido muy bien en lo de Carol, mejor imposible, todo lindo, superadas las expectativas, al principio parece un caos moverse por la medina, enseguida todo se hace mas fácil y se disfruta el paseo. La casa muy tranquila, un oasis en el medio del caos d e la medina. Carol mas que atenta, estuvo en todos los detalles, agua mineral que no falte, algo fresco o un té cuando llegamos cansados, lavado de ropa, y una cena espectacular!!! y un inmejorable desayuno, mejor imposible. un verdadero placer hospedarnos alli.
We really enjoyed our stay. The riad is really beautiful, the rooms are very spacious and especially the rooftop terrace is great and has a nice view. The staff is really friendly and welcoming and even made sure that we didn't get lost in the medina. We would love to come back! Thanks Carol!
This review may not be of great use, since Alan and Kate were about to sell their wonderful Marrakech riad when we had the pleasure to be their guests. Still - it was a nice experience throughout. Alan and Kate have been very helpful, given good advice and even offered us (as a family with smaller children) an additional room for free so that one of the parents could relax - which we ended up not using. The interior style of their riad displayed excellent taste and added to our nice holiday feeling.
We should also not forget the excellent work of all the Moroccan staff, from small Rashid to tall Rashid, with all their kindness and dedication.
Strong recommendation (if you're lucky enough to still get to this place).
Merci pour votre commentaire, Il est vrai que nous avons racheté récemment le riad Merstane à Allan et Kate, mais nous avons à coeur de poursuivre dans la même
ligne. Nous souhaitons que nos hôtes se sentent à l aise et le personnel sera toujours présent pour vous donner de bons conseils.
Les enfants sont les bienvenus, et après une journée passée à l extérieur, il est bien agréable de profiter du calme et de la fraicheur du patio
Our stay here was absolutely wonderful! We immediately felt welcome and comfortable in this adorable riad. The staff were truly awesome, going well above and beyond our expectations. They accommodated us in everything we wanted to do, and were genuinely happy to help. Their kindness really made our entire Marrakech experience great. We enjoyed an amazing traditional Moroccan dinner at the riad, prepared from scratch by the lovely ladies of the house (not to mention delicious breakfast and tea daily). The house manager guided us to Jemaa el-Fnaa, pointing out landmarks and teaching us to navigate. He also arranged excursions for us, which made everything more secure and enjoyable. I would go back in a heartbeat and definitely recommend it to all!
What a wonderful place! We loved this riad ... a quiet oasis in a perfect location. The two Rachids helped us to find our way in the medina and back on the road when we were leaving. The friendly ladys took good care of the house and arranged a very good breakfast. The owner Alan told us about the history of the riad and at night the candles in the courtyard were lightened for an amazing atmosphere. We also enjoyed the tea at the beautiful terras and the evenings at the fireplace. Omar took us on a tour with his privat taxi to some important places in Marrakesh, what was very helpful. We stayed in the riad with our little baby ... a travelcot was arranged and we could use the kitchen for his food. We can highly recommend this place!
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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