Affordable luxury in Marrakech

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Marrakesh, 4000, Morocco
Ory
Your host, Ory
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The Space

Choose your room or rent the entire place at a discounted rate. RIAD ATMAN was completely renovated in 2008/9, preserving the original layout but blending a traditional Moroccan ambiance with a minimalist flavour, and also featuring objects collected by the Italian owner during her travels around the world. The riad has 4 double bedrooms, is fully air-conditioned and it is also heated in winter and has a lovely fireplace in the sitting area. Its convenient location in the area of Bab Doukkala in the old part of the city (Medina) which is a short walk from the famous Jemaa el Fna square but also 2 minutes from a taxi rank, allows the guest to choose between a walk through the souk or a comfortable ride by taxi, whereas most of the other riads in the Median are only accessible through a 15 minutes walk in the souk, a pleasant experience at the beginning but not every evening when the guests are tired after a long day touring the city.
The peaceful and cool courtyard which welcomes the visitors, makes a stark contrast with the noise and heat of the Medina's maze. Entering the riad is to experience a different world, leaving the chaos behind to be submerged in a serene oasis.
The strongest point is its terrace where Jamila, the housekeeper and also a very valuable element (see the reviews of our previous guest about Jamila’s pampering on this site (check for reviews of the individual rooms: Sattva, Raja, Maya And Turiya) serves a delicious breakfast which includes freshly squeezed local oranges, a selection of teas, real expresso, homemade cakes and Moroccan fresh mint tea in the afternoon.
Our rates are already reasonable and very good value for money but ask for a lastminute deal and at times you could get a real bargain!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1755 /week
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  • We had the whole riad for a week. It is just as lovely as the pictures. The décor is so attractive, and the place is kept spotlessly clean. Jamila was just fantastic. We arranged with her to have two evening meals in the riad, and they were wonderful. The riad is very well placed for visiting a lot of places, in the Medina and outside too. It's near one of the gates, and that makes it easy to find (I had been a bit worried about getting completely lost!). Ory arranged for us to be picked up at the airport by Ahmed, and that worked brilliantly. He took us to the gate, and Jamila met us there and led us to the riad. Everything was perfect.

    April 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Dear Jennie, anytime...!
    I am so happy you enjoyed the riad and Jamila's hospitality.
    Thanks a lot for taking the time to describe your experience.
    Kind regards
    O.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Ottima esperienza,eravamo in 7 e siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti: personale accogliente e professionale,la proprietaria molto disponibile, camere pulite e confortevoli,bellissima la terrazza. Il riad è in una posizione comoda sia x visitare la Medina sia x accesso con i taxi. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.

    April 2014
  • Das Riad, liebevoll eingerichtet und erstklassig betreut, liegt sehr zentral und doch sehr ruhig! Perfekter Ausgangsort für die Erkundung der Medina von Marrakesch!
    Jederzeit wieder!

    January 2013
  • We booked the whole house for our family vacation. We had a little misunderstanding and Ory was very gracious and offered us the whole house for this. The house was beautiful and clean, and quiet!. It's a short walk to the market and find things to eat. Its also walkable to the main square but we opt not to (only about 25 dh for taxi). Jamila, the house keepwe was very sweet and breakfast was delicious. We were very happy with our stay.

    November 2012
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Thank you so much Anya. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the riad and hope to have you again.
    kind regards
    Orietta

    November 2012
  • Although Jameela the housekeeper had not been informed of our reservation and late arrival, which initially caused some confusion, she was very helpful and friendly. The riad is in a great location, very clean and well presented. I would certainly recommend this riad and book it again. Breakfast on the terrace was nice too.

    September 2012
  • The riad was really beautiful and the housekeeper Jamila was fantastic - she met us and cooked a great breakfast, even organising a taxi and giving us tips. We didnt meet Ori (the host) however her contact over emails etc was most helpful. It was a shame we couldnt saty longer. I woud definately recommend staying here.

    September 2012
  • Is was a very pleasant stay at this location in Marrakech. Already our arrival worked perfect. We were picked up at the airport and transferred to the Bab Doukkalla, where the housekeeper were already waiting for us and accompanied us to the Ryad. After arriving the housekeeper offered us a marrokon tea as welcome drink on the calm and big terrace. We slept in the room with direct connection to the terrace. It isn't the biggest one, but there is enough space and it is very clean and lovely decorated in the room and the bathroom. We furthermore enjoyed a wonderful breakfast prepared by the housekeeper and the Ryad is located ideally in the Medina, next to the city center and the bus station.

    September 2012
  • Ory wasn't there during my stay, but her housekeeper Jamilla was very helpful and nice. I had a choice of 2 rooms, one was more quiet, but the AC did not work, so I chose the one facing the road. It was quiet overnight, and the AC worked well. As it was 49C during the day, and the rooms on the second floor stayed quite warm even at night - this was a welcome relief. The bathroom is small, but cute - and the whole riad is tastefully decorated. My room smelled something like mothballs, but you got used to it after a few minutes. Ory arranged a taxi driver to pick me up from the airport for 100 Moroccan Dirhams and Jamila was waiting to pick me up from where the taxi dropped me off. It's a fairly short walk from the Riad to the main souk area, and there are buses that leave for other cities just a 5-10 minute walk from the Riad.

    August 2012
  • This Riad was very, very nice! We only stayed one night, but we definitely enjoyed it! The location was very nice and the house maid, Jamila, was very, very attentive. The pictures are very accurate and the location was very convenient in the heart of the Medina.

    July 2012
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Sono una donna di 53 anni ma nello spirito molti meno..... Ho iniziato l'avventura marocchina nel 2006 dopo un inverno particolarmente rigido in Inghilterra,(dove vivo quando non sono a Roma, ed ora a Marrakech o in viaggio), che mi aveva provocato un raffreddore/inflluenza dopo l'altra, Decisi di partire per un posto caldo, anche con l'idea di esplorare un possibile investimento immobiliare. Dopo 4 giorni passati a Marrakech ero guarita e mi ero anche innamorata della citta'! L'idea di acquistare un riad a Marrakech si coniugava benissimo con quella di avere un'attivita; che mi portasse via dal museo dove lavoravo part-time per raggiungere un posto caldo per almeno 3 o 4 giorni al mese giustificando tale assenze con un progetto di lavoro. Ho cosi' iniziato a cercare il posto giusto e il riad giusto (per il mio budget) , ci e; sono voluti quasi due anni e poi sono iniziati i lavori ( anche quelli da supervisionare tutti i mesi, ben felice di scappare da Londra!) anche i lavori sono durati parecchio e poi c'e' stata la piacevole seppur faticosa impresa di arredarlo facendo fare dagli artigiani locali ogni pezzo seguendo i miei disegni e i loro consigli. Cosi' nasce Riad Atman, ormai attivo da piu' di due (website hidden) continuo a viaggiare, dall'India, al Nepal, al Buthan e anche mete piu' vicine ma la magia di Marrakech ha ancora il suo effetto e ci torno piu' spesso possibile.
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