About this listing
SEARCHING FOR A REAL MOROCCAN HOLIDAY IN THE HEART OF MARRAKESH?
Then, by all means, come and see our Naiade apartment!
NAIADE APARTMENT IN MARRAKECH:
We look forward to introducing you to our warm, talented staff—included in the price of your stay—who will show you the very best of Marrakesh.
*Housekeeping and laundry service (except Sundays)
*A complimentary, 24/7 ride from the airport when you arrive
*A “baby kit" for those with little ones, including secure crib, high chair, buggy, changing table, baby bathtub, and more
*Fresh meals and babysitting services for a little extra (see “Terms and Conditions" for pricing)
*Free WiFi and digital cable
*Use of mobile phone with Moroccan chip so you can avoid exorbitant roaming charges
*Advice for excursions that have local flair—no tourist traps!
Our jewel-toned, air-conditioned apartment sleeps up to four guests in one bed and two daybeds, and is cloaked in the rich and romantic purples, reds and indigos that define Moroccan décor.
Many of our guests tell us this apartment occupies the perfect space in Gueliz Marrakech: the city center is just outside, but we're located on a quiet street behind Mohammed V Avenue, where the city's noise doesn't reach.
Also included in the price of your booking is access to a secure, exclusive swimming pool just 5 min. away from the apartment, kept a secret by groves of palm trees, orange trees, and flowering bougainvillea. (A pool this sparkling, sunny, and well-kept is a rarity in the city center! Access during the opening season 15 Feb-15 Nov.) Take an afternoon dip and stretch out on a lounge chair for a nap in the sun—even the beach towels are included! Then, put on some sharp clothes for evening and head out with your significant other for an intimate dinner at a nearby restaurant, a coffee at a local café, and a stroll through the lush gardens of Harti and Majorelle.
When you return home for the night and sink into the sumptuous French-sized bed, draped in a royal red bedspread and lit by elegant luminaries, the bustle of the city will feel very, very far away.
If you'd rather stay in for dinner, Atika, our housekeeper and cook, will prepare an authentic Moroccan meal for you right in the apartment's sleek, eat-in kitchen (for an additional charge). Take a seat at the traditional, 4-person dining table and enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation. Or, shop for fresh produce at the central market and prepare your own meal in the fully-stocked, American-style kitchen.
When you're done cooking, enjoy your meal outside on the walk-out terrace with garden table and chairs.
And of course, the lively and ever-changing Jemaa el Fna square—which will enchant you with its food booths, snake charmers, monkey trainers, storytellers, and other artists—is just 10 minutes away.
Our first priority is making sure our guests enjoy vibrant Marrakech as much as we do, and experience it as locals would. That's why we offer reasonable rates and a wealth of extras to give you a trip to remember for a lifetime.
Please call us today to book your Moroccan holiday! You won't regret it!
We are the entire apartment, no shared with other guests
7 REASONS WHY GUELIZ MAY NOT BE FOR YOU
We do not aim to persuade travellers to stay in Gueliz unless they want to. Some people do have a strong preference for this area of Marrakech, but others do not. This list is intended to avoid disappointment for them and to explain a little more about the area, and in doing so, hopefully help holiday makers get the most out of their stay in Marrakech.
Here are seven topics to think about prior to your stay:
Marrakech is a vibrant city. As in all hot countries, people are more active mainly in the evening. Moroccans like to go out for a walk in the fresh air and visit restaurants, trendy cafés and places of entertainment. If you are the type of person who wants to go to bed at 8pm hoping for peace and quiet, you might be disappointed because you will be going to bed just at the time when the pulse of the city begins to beat. This is the best time to experience the atmosphere of Marrakech. Marrakech is a lively city and Gueliz is its centre. If you are looking first and foremost for a quiet place and you could not bear to hear the slamming of a car door, the sound of the beautiful Moroccan women walking by in their high-heels, or the shouts of snail or kebab sellers to passers-by, then Marrakech is not for you.
Alternative Option: A small inn or farmhouse 20km from Marrakech or Lake Takerkoust, located 1 hour away.
2. Lack of open spaces and palm trees:
Our apartments are located in the city centre. As in all cities of the world, space is limited and you cannot find large expanses of palm trees in the middle of avenues, boulevards and intersections. Instead, you will find shops, boutiques, banks, restaurants, art galleries and trendy bars.
Alternative option: Rent a villa in the Palmeraie, 15 km from the city centre.
3. Lack of water pressure:
Marrakech is a growing city and some water pipes still need to be upgraded. This is because in the past one or two families might have lived in one house, but this property has now become a five storey building which contains thirty or forty apartments. Therefore, the requirement for water has changed and at certain times the water pressure may be low. If this would be of great concern to you, then you may be disappointed if you rent a private apartment in Gueliz.
Another option: Paris, London or Amsterdam, where a constant water network has been established for a long time.
4. Lack of insulation:
Apartments and other buildings are almost never insulated. When it is very cold or hot, despite the fact that all our apartments are air-conditioned, it may take some time for you to acclimatise if your body is accustomed to more temperate climates.
Another alternative: Canada.
5. Construction sites:
Marrakech is booming and many building projects are underway. There are many areas of construction where pavements are in a poor state of repair and are dirty and dusty.
6. Lack of large pools:
If you are looking for a place where you can relax all day round a huge swimming pool which has water slides and water games, the city of Marrakech and Gueliz are not for you and you could be disappointed. From the 15th of Feb. to the 15th of Nov. we offer access to a luxury swimming pool situated in a pretty garden, in a relaxing setting. However, it is still in the city centre and it will never be comparable to those holiday resorts or hotel facilities which are available outside the city. In addition, you will not be able to walk in your swimsuit from the apartment to this pool and you will have to get changed at the pool when you get there.
Alternative: Club Med.
7. Difficulty getting around
There are potholes in the side streets and sometimes cars will encroach onto the pavements. It can be difficult to walk on the pavements because they are so uneven. If this would bother you, Gueliz is probably not right for you.
Another option: Iceland.
Finally, travellers who have strict requirements, and wish to find the comfort and ambience exactly as they are accustomed to in Europe will undoubtedly be disappointed if they rent a private apartment in Marrakech for their holiday.
We often see through the requests that we receive, that some holiday makers are more used to staying in a hotel or club holiday village, with all the typical activities that are provided at these venues, such as a kid's club, painting workshops, aerobic classes and buffet meals etc.
For those holiday makers, the holiday club option is a better option, both for them and for us. We also often find the opposite is true: Customers who have previously visited a club hotel, prefer to book an apartment with us because it is a solution that offers more flexibility, more comfort and more independence.
This type of holiday does not have a regimented package holiday or holiday camp atmosphere. Rather it gives travellers the opportunity to experience the real Morocco, with an authentic immersion in the life and appearance of the local culture; to share the life of the inhabitants; discover unsuspected places and above all to make their purchases and take excursions away from the tourist traps.
To our delight, our visitors then book our apartments whenever they return to Marrakech, because they know they will feel ‘at home!'
Other Things to Note
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
As we are individual direct owners rather than a large business, a travel agency or a hotel club, our cancellation policy may appear strict.
Just like you, we enjoy travelling and we understand unexpected events and emergencies do happen.
We want you to book your holiday with confidence and so we recommend subscribe a travel insurance. This insurance is designed for the travel market. This insurance may reimburse costs related to your Marrakech holiday rental by protecting you against numerous risks such as illness, flight delays, car-breakdown, or any other problems which might result in the cancellation of your stay. If you don't know a cheap travel insurance, ask and we'll advise you.
IS GUELIZ FOR ME?
We cannot say for certain if it will suit you. We believe Gueliz is the best place for travellers who will enjoy staying in the centre of the city. We have put together several points below, which will help you assess if Gueliz is the right area of Marrakech for you.
WHERE ARE YOUR APARTMENTS?
All our apartments are in the right center. You can easily locate our apartment on the map, at the bottom of this page.
HOW FAR FROM THE CITY CENTRE ARE YOUR APARTMENTS?
All our apartments are located in the city centre itself. Everything you need is accessible by foot. If travelling by car, you can park your car safely and at no charge in one of our basement parking spaces.
HOW FAR FROM THE MEDINA ARE YOUR APARTMENTS LOCATED?
It is very easy to get to the medina because it is close by the apartments. It will take about 35 minutes to walk there and it is a short and pleasant walk which will give you the opportunity to cross the beautiful garden of Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. In fact we enjoy doing this ourselves. Alternatively, you can take a three minute ‘petit-taxi ride for approximately 1.50 Euros. Be careful however, as a ‘petit-taxi' can only take three passengers. Another option is to take Bus line No. 1 which will drop you off at the bottom of the Place Jemâa el Fna. The bus stop is close to our apartments and takes about 5 minutes at a cost of 30 centimes. The bus runs until midnight.
WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK INTO THE APARTMENT?
If we do not have any guests who are leaving that day, we can be flexible about your arrival time. If someone is leaving on the same day as you arrive, you can access the apartment from 15.00h. If you have an early flight, our driver will pick you up at the airport and then we will look after your luggage for you, to leave you free to explore. You can take a walk in Marrakech, get a snack or sip mint tea while we finish preparing your apartment.
If you arrive after 20:00h, you may be asked for a fee.
WHAT TIME MUST I VACATE THE APARTMENT?
On the day of departure, we ask you to leave by 11:00h, so that we can prepare the apartment for the next guest. If your flight is not until later in the day, we can store your luggage until your departure. Thus, you can enjoy exploring Marrakech right up until the last moment or instead just top up your tan by the pool.
It may also be possible for you to retain the apartment until later in the day. In this situation we would not take a booking for the night of your departure and instead we charge you for the extra night. We ask you to confirm this option at the time of booking or no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER BREAKFAST?
There really are a number of opportunities to take breakfast within walking distance of the apartment. In addition, the kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, electric toaster, cooking utensils etc., so you can shop and prepare your breakfast easily at the apartment. However, if you wish, our cook can prepare a traditional Moroccan breakfast and serve it at the apartment. This is served from 09.00h, or if you prefer, we can leave it in the apartment the night before and you can warm it up yourself when you are ready. You can order the traditional Moroccan breakfast the day before and it costs 4 Euros per person
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER MEALS?
There are many different restaurants in various price ranges, just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You will be spoiled for choice between Moroccan restaurants, French, Italian, Chinese and Lebanese etc.
However, if you do not want to go out, or if you arrive late on the first day, you can order meals from us. They must be ordered at least a day ahead, or two days in advance if they are the type which take a long time to prepare. For example, Tanjia, a Marrakech specialty, is cooked for several hours in the wood oven steam room.
All meals made by our cook are prepared with fresh produce from the daily market. The price of meals is variable as it depends on what you order, but expect around 15-18 Euros per person, without drinks, for a traditional Moroccan meal.
WHERE ARE YOU IN RELATION TO THE AIRPORT OR THE TRAIN STATION?
We are 6 kilometers from the airport and 2 kilometers from the station. If you do want to travel independently from the station or from the airport, we will send you a detailed map, but we do usually send our driver in a private car. All you have to do is provide us with your flight information or train time. He will meet you at the airport or train station and will be holding a placard displaying your name.
CAN I ORDER A TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT?
As noted above, this service is included in all our guests, fom 3 nights booked. Our driver awaits your arrival at the airport or train station in Marrakech and takes you to your apartment by private car. Our private transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
AT THE END OF THE RENTAL PERIOD, CAN I ORDER A TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE APARTMENT?
Our apartments are located in the centre of Marrakech and so it is easier to find a taxi to get to the airport, than to get a taxi from the airport to the apartment. However, if you prefer to order a private transfer with our driver because you have a great deal of luggage or you have an early flight, you can order a transfer 48 hours in advance. Our driver will then meet you at the apartment 2 ½ hours before airline departure time. This service is available at all times. Payment is to be made by cash no later than 48 hours before the transfer.
DO YOUR APARTMENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND WIFI?
Yes. All our apartments are connected to the Internet and have WiFi. In addition, you can easily find wireless connections available in most of the surrounding cafes. If you need to print documents, you will find several cafes with printers, within a short walk in Marrakech.
WOULD YOU ADVISE ME TO USE MY MOBILE PHONE HERE?
Due to the high costs of roaming charges, it is probably best to avoid using your mobile phone. The BEST solution is to use a phone which we can lend you. It is a mobile phone with a Moroccan chip. We suggest you request the number from us before you travel, so you can give it to your loved ones, family or friends so that they can call you whilst you are here. To make calls using this phone you can buy a prepaid card in one of the many outlets near the apartment.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO TELEVISION CHANNELS IN MY APARTMENT?
Yes. All our apartments are equipped with a television box which has numerous digital channels featuring international channels, sports and cinema.
Un grand merci pour votre réservation !
Agnès et Philippe sont plus qu'heureux de vous accueillir et de vous aider à vivre le meilleur de Marrakech !
S'il vous plaît ne perdez pas de vue que vous allez séjourner dans notre appartement privé, que nous partageons avec vous lorsque nous ne l'occupons pas.
Nous y avons donc des affaires personnelles, auxquelles nous tenons.
C'est une démarche personnelle basée sur les relations humaines. Cette expérience peut vous paraître nouvelle, car très différente d'un hôtel, nous sommes dans une relation de partage et non dans une une relation marchande.
Nous faisons cela parce que nous aimons les gens et que nous aimons partager notre passion pour Marrakech et le Maroc.
Nous attendons donc un comportement identique à celui que vous auriez si l'un de vos amis, parent ou connaissance vous confiait son appartement.
Abstenez-vous simplement de faire ce que vous ne feriez pas chez vous ou que vous n'aimeriez pas que quelqu'un fasse dans votre maison.
Pour une parfaite compréhension entre-nous voici quelques règles simples à respecter :
Une fois la réservation effectuée, nous établissons un contrat de location. Nous aurons besoin de la copie du passeport des personnes séjournant dans la maison. Seules les personnes inscrites sur le contrat sont autorisées à accéder à l'appartement.
Parce que l'assurance Airbnb ne couvre pas le Maroc, nous avons besoin de la copie de votre assurance responsabilité civile. Celle-ci est généralement déjà incluse de votre assurance habitation. Pensez à vérifier qu'elle vous couvre au Maroc. Si vous n'avez pas d'assurance ou si la votre ne couvre pas le Maroc, nous pouvons vous fournir les coordonnées d'une assurance ponctuelle, qui répond à ce type de besoin
En cas de retard sur l'heure d'arrivée prévue, vous vous engagez à nous tenir informés afin que nous convenions de la meilleure solution pour votre accueil. Comme nous n'avons pas un hôtel, nous n'avons pas non plus des réceptionnistes qui se relaient 24H/24 dans l'appartement pour vous attendre.
Nous souhaitons accueillir des personnes calmes et soigneuses.
Nous aimons les enfants et sommes nous-mêmes parents et grands-parents, toutefois un appartement n'est pas un terrain de foot ni un dojo de karaté.
Même si nous ne prenons pas de frais de ménage et que celui-ci est que nous sommes heureux de le faire pour vous (excepté votre vaisselle) afin que vous profitiez au maximum de vos vacances jusqu'à la dernière minute, nous entendons récupérer un appartement dans état normal d'utilisation. Toute exagération, saleté excessive, etc... nécessitant l'intervention de personnel supplémentaire et/ou d'une entreprise de nettoyage, entraînera des frais supplémentaires.
L'appartement est non-fumeur.
L'électricité requiert une attention particulière au Maroc, où le montant des factures peut atteindre des sommets que l'on ne peut même pas imaginer en Europe ou ailleurs.
Pour cette raison, nous incluons un forfait de consommation électrique basé sur notre propre consommation, lorsque nous occupons nous-mêmes l'appartement à 4 personnes.
Vous vous engagez à respecter la législation Marocaine et les lois du pays, qui peuvent être différentes de celles du pays dans lequel vous vivez.
Gardez à l'esprit que vous êtes dans un pays musulman.
Toute personne ayant un comportement contraire au respect de l'appartement et (ou) des bonnes mœurs, ou encore en contravention avec la législation marocaine pourra être exclue sans indemnité ni remboursement.
EN RÉSERVANT CET APPARTEMENT, VOUS COMPRENEZ ET ACCEPTEZ LE PRÉSENT RÈGLEMENT. EN CAS DE NON RESPECT, L'ACCÈS A L'APPARTEMENT VOUS SERAIT REFUSE ET VOTRE CAUTION POURRAIT ETRE CONSERVÉE.