About this listing
Situated in the historical medina of Marrakech, our Riad is an intimate and relaxed full service boutique hotel with only 4 suites and 1 standard bedroom all with private bathrooms, plus a living room and a winter garden.
The large patio has a heated plunge pool under the lush palm trees. The terrace with 360 degrees view over the medina and the Atlas mountains is the perfect spot to catch the best sunset of Morocco.
Our cook makes the most amazing dishes for B'fast, lunch and dinner. A traditional hammam and massage facility is also available in-house for our guests. The owners and a team of 2 great local employees are there to take care of you!
The area, Sidi Ben Slimane is one of the oldest areas with narrow streets in which only donkey transport is possible. The area is also part of the UNESCO world heritage. In some minutes you are in the Souk and in 15 min at the famous Place Jamaa el Fnaa. Many museums are also in walking distance, including the gardens of Yves St. Laurent - Jardin Majorelle.
From the Airport we arrange transport for 150dh. It's only a 15 minutes ride and then a walk through the narrow streets to your quiet paradise.
This riad functions as a fully services "Maison d'hotes" which french for a B&B. However the house has more services than a B&B as you can live here 24/7 without even leaving the house. We have a cook, a maid, a night guard. I also live here most of the time. When I am not here you will probably see my mother. Therefore, you are in good hands.
For the food, apart from standard B'fast, it is best to tell Touria, our cook, your wishes in the morning, if you want to stay for lunch or dinner. Menu with price list for extras are available in your room.
For the private Spa, we will also need some hours to heat up the Hammam and book our team of local experts for the Hammam and Massage services.
For Transport, we have a very reliable chauffeur that can take you on smaller and longer trips. He also can pick you up on the airport and ensuring you find our hidden paradise in the medieval labyrinth. That costs you 170dh during the day, but is recommendable if you do not know Marrakech well.
Check-in and -out is managed flexible when possible. If otherwise not possible, 14:00 check-in and 11:00 check-out. You can of course stay the rest of the day if you have a late flight anyway, and we also have an extra bath if you need to refresh before taking off.
As the traditional houses in the medina are very intimate, we ask you to adapt your voice control accordingly. On the upper terrace, which has an amazing view, we also ask you to apply a discrete dress code in respect for our local neighbors and the Moroccan culture, e.g. sunbathing in bikini, no problem, but when walking around to enjoy the views, cover up.
All in all, we try to fulfill all your wishes, including live music and belly dancers, for that special evening, or support to negotiate in the Souk.
I stay at Jean's riad for 10 days, and wish I could have stayed longer! This place is amazing. Jean is a perfect host, friendly, and only too willing to help.
The environment inside the riad is a welcome retreat to the hustle and bustle of the souks, and the view from the rooftop has to be one of the best in the city. A perfect place to have the amazing Berber breakfast, which is delicious!
The riad itself is spectacular, you can tell that Jean has spent a lot of time adding special touches to make every room special.
The Carbon room has everything you need, all the essentials are taken care of.
Hassan is able to help you with anything local, no problem is too big or too small, and he makes the best mint tea I had in Marrakech! Eman is friendly and helpful as well, always making sure you have everything you need.
I look forward to returning soon!
As soon as we met the mom from Jean, we realised we had made the right decision to stay at this Riad. It is an amazing Riad with 5 rooms, so the experience is very personal. Location was perfect inside the northern medina but still very quiet. Decoration was pretty and a fantastic mix between Moroccan, traditional and international Design elements.The rooms are a good size, air-conditioned and very clean. Jeans mom made our stay perfect, always ready to help us and give advice. Her lemon cake, which she served for dessert was delicious. Will never forget our stay in Marrakech and would highly recommend it to those who would like to stay in Riad 144.
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About the Host, Jean
I am living between Paris and Marrakech. For the past 10 years I have worked as Art Director in multinational agencies as well as working as steward for a company flying only to the most beautiful islands.
Being french of origin, and with 9 years of experience living in Africa (Madagascar and Cameroon), the past year has been devoted to make our Riad a home for us and any guests with the passion for Morocco and a relaxed life. The place has been created based on experiences from places all over the world in which we have travelled. We have tried to keep the best of everything we have seen..... up to you to come and judge.