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Affordable luxury in Marrakech

Entire home/apt
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Beds
Per Night
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The courtyard  and sitting room

The courtyard and sitting room

The Space
Bathrooms: 4.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 18%
Cancellation: Moderate


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!

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Please ask for last minute rates and also for discounted rates for booking longer than 3 days. Also weekly rates are available.

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1 night minimum stay
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London, United Kingdom · Member since March 2012

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 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 (website hidden) continuo a viaggiare, dal Giappone 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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Response time: within an hour

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