This Riad is a House, traditional & authentic styled , at only 400 m wlk from Jema El Fna ; Located in the main Souk called Semarine, our neighborhood is though very quiet and safe. Our guests can come as a group of 13 people or individually;
RIAD "DOLLAR DES SABLES" is a nice traditional moroccan house of 6 rooms, located in the old Medina of Marrakesh at about 2mn walk from the famous Jemaa El-Fna Square, with an easy walking access .Our neighborhood is located between "Semmarin" and "Laksour" streets, the 2 main streets of the souk; .
THE PRICE IS GIVEN FOR 1 ROOM ONLY, PER NIGHT, FOR 1 OR 2 GUESTS MAXIMUM INSIDE A ROOM, MOROCCAN BREAKFAST INCLUDED .
****We don't have double rooms for more than 2 guests , but you can send a request for our Suite double or triple room;
****if you are more than 2 guests, you need more than 1 double room , you need to book several rooms, one by one, among our 6 rooms.
You can also send a request through "Riad 6 rooms 2 min walk Jema el fna" profile , and mention the number of guests you will be , we shall adapt the joined offer including the number of rooms you will need ;
EACH ROOM ( total of 6) CAN BE VIEWED ON MY PAGE;
DOUBLE AND TWIN ROOMS' NAMES ARE: BAHIA, LALITHA, SAFIA, SALMA, ZAHIA, and "SUITE DOUBLE OR TRIPLE ROOM".
YOU CAN MAKE A REQUEST ON EACH ROOM SELECTING THE ROOM YOU PREFER
When the Riad is not let at a whole, we rent 6 rooms individually on a daily basis , per night for 1 or 2 guests inside the room).
Please Ask for our price in case of renting the whole place.
We can only accomodate guests who have booked into this property and we do not allow any additional guests.
Entirely restored to it’s former glory this traditional moroccan mansion has been decorated with taste , stylishness and ambient lighting and vibrant colours.
Our Suite is available as a double or as a Triple room ( an extra charge of 15 euros per night is required for the third guest ) located on the topfloor level.
The price is given for 1or 2 guests inside the room, for 1 night.
The only room on this floor.
with a Queen sized bed, and an extra bed for one adult or child with an extra charge of 15 Euros per night .
***Child staying in the Suite with his parents is free until 12 years old, 1 cot for a baby available for free.
Beige and Brown tadelakt on the walls, red beijmat on the bathtub, airconditioning and heat. private large bathroom with shower. Bathrobes.
Please note that 2 rooms can become connected rooms, ideal for family or friends, according to the customers's desire.," Lalitha" and "Safia" .
The large roof terrace offers a panoramic view, relaxing and traditional Hammam and massages are provided to the guests.
WIFI internet connexion
Meals :The cook "Mouna" will allow you to discover the finest morrocan food for lunch and dinners,
The Moroccan breakfast will be served either in the countyard, the dining room or in guests' bedrooms or on the terrace , according to the custmers' (website hidden) CLASS IS PROVIDED BY OUR COOK "Mouna" for a maximum of 3 people Half day morning ( including a visit to the local market nearby with Mouna) ,and lesson at the Riad): Price per pers/ 42 Euros meal included;
Availability on request.
Welcome Mint tea offered upon arrival and during your stay with us ;
mineral water offered inside the room upon arrival.
THE ROOMS RATES INCLUDE:
Accommodation for 1 night, in a double or a twin room ;
Accomodation for two or one people in one double room or twin bedded room, Moroccan "home made" breakfast, house keeping, night guard.
Early check out ( before 8.00 am) we can propose a light breakfast with fresh orange juice, coffee or tea, bread, butter and marmelade)
THE RATES EXCLUDE :
- Visitor's tax: 25 DHS per pers per night.
- Meals: Diner 200 Dhs excluding drinks
- Lunch 150 Dhs excluding drinks.
- Airport transfer 150 DHS one way, for the car; 330 DHS one way by minibus (more than 4 people)
City tours and day tours available on request ( Ourika Valley, Ouzoud Waterfalls, Essaouira, Atlas Mountain .
***Note please that the Guide and meals are not included in any of our day tours prices, in the city or outside the city.
laundry service available on payment
For your Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Honey Moon…we can arrange a typical Moroccan dinner with candels and oriental atmosphere.
Cathy and her staff will fully make you enjoy a delicious peaceful stay in the Riad in the heart of the Medina.
Despite the proximity of the Souk, our small neighborhood is very quiet and safe; about 20 moroccan families are living around us.
Public transport are very close ,at the main square Jema el Fna at 2 minutes walk: buses, horse carriages, taxis.
What makes our House special, according to our guests, is its ideal location, its moderate size which makes you feel like part of a family and kindness of the whole team, always flexible, discreet though always paying attention to each of our guests.
Then of course, what is very much appreciated by our guests is also the typical meals we can provide, adapted to any request and budget, prepared with daily fresh seasonal food and our" home made "moroccan breakfast (marmelades, yogourt, moroccan crepe and pancakes, orange juice).
COOKING CLASS WITH THE COOK MOUNA : Mouna is always happy, to provide a half day morning cooking class and share with our guests her secrets, including a visit to the local market.
Everywhere , except to the kitchen which is used by our cook;
Interaction with Guests
I like to be there upon my guests' arrival, (except by night); It is important to me to meet each of my guests and share with them my experience of living in this amazing city; Of course it is also useful for my guests to get all the needed information to enjoy the best stay.
Our neighborhood is a very small one, with only 2 short dead ends, it has been renovated in May2014; the neighborhood is lighted and several night guards are looking after the shops around and our alley which is next to these shops;
To reach the Riad easier, the best thing is to call me at the Riad or on my personal mobile to arrange an airport pick up with our driver (extra charge of 14 euros for the car one way);
If you come on your own by car , the best is to park your car in one of the nearest place around the Square , then meet us outside the Café de France;
As most of my guests advise, it is better not to follow any young boy ,knowed as "fake guides" looking for big tips, and ignoring our place among the 1000 riads located in the old Medina;
Other Things to Note
Be careful especially at JEMA EL FNA SQUARE , AND INSIDE THE SOUK, not showing off your camera, phone, wallet , money, passeport, sunglasses etc.. Pay attention to the ladies who are grabbing your arm or hand to make the Henna ,without asking; The Henna there is not natural and damage your skin seriously!
***If you like to get natural henna , we can arrange this at the Riad;
My team and I are very concerned by ecology, and environment so please pay attention to electricity and water use.
Non smoking rooms;
respect of others guests who usually are expecting quiet and peace inside a guest house.
Respect of what's inside the House, like the furniture inside the rooms, sheets, towels, carpet etc and decoration.
It was a lovely riad with lovely staff :)
We arrived there a bit late and we disturbed Ali, so sorry about that again.
We really love the Riad. It has a dreamy atmosphere. You can feel the Morocco in there. We especially like bathrooms :) Yard is also very cute! Has a great terrace especially for summer time. MAny thanks for Cathy for her politeness. And special thanks to Ali for his wonderful host! We just offer to develop the breakfast. You might add some cheese and olive.
note; Thanks for the ladies who had served us breakfast.
We had a very enjoyable stay at this riad.
-Location-the riad was right in the middle of the medina, close to the square, but along a quiet street where noise was not a concern.
-Rooms-comfortable beds, nice sized rooms with plenty of room to unpack, plentiful hangers in closet.
-Breakfast-very nice breakfast served every morning
-Layout-we were traveling with our two children and used the rooms that connect. We were able to have our own room and bathroom, but still have them in practically the same room.
wifi-There were a couple of issues with the wifi. One is that it was available in the rooms, only downstairs in the common area. The other issue is that even when we could get on their server, we were only able to check email, not access the internet. It was probably an issue with their provider, but when we notified the staff, nothing was done about it.
acoustics-While the layout of the overall riad was fantastic (with the courtyard in the middle), it caused some issues with acoustics. From the rooms, you can hear everything going on downstairs which kept us up one night and got us up particularly early one morning. When sitting in the common area downstairs, you can also hear people talking in their rooms.
Bathroom- only one of the 2 bathrooms had a shower and you had to take a very quick shower in order for it not to flood the bathroom.
Sewage smell-mid afternoon each day, there was an odor to the second floor.
Many of the issues we had were due to the fact that it is such an old building, which of course is part of the charm as well. Overall it was a good and unique experience.
Loved this Riad! Very quiet yet right in the middle of the Medina. Impossible to find on your own but have no fear they will send someone to escort you to your door. The staff is wonderful, we would like to send a special thanks to Ali :)
Highly recommend for your stay in Marrakesh.
We went with four persons to riad dollar des sable, all woman. We had à wunderfull time. The people are so friendly. Ali looks after you And makes sure you come home safe, makes tea And listen to youre stories of the day. Salles is there to look after you for the day. The two very kind woman take care of youre marvelous brackfust with pancakes, fruit, fres cofee and tea. Cathy is à very Nice person. You see here every day And she Will tell you where you can go to see marrakesh. So friendly And kind. I will go back to these very Nice And Dear friends. Thank you riad dollar des sabels. Love it! X see you soon.
I had a marvelous stay at this Riad! I was in Marrakech for one week, and when you travel alone as a woman it's nice to know that you're being taken well care of at the place you stay. Cathy and her fantastic crew made me feel at home, here, only a short walk from Jaama El Fna. I can recommend this beautiful riad to anyone, if you're a familiy or travelling alone. Thank you Cathy! Insh'allah I'll be visiting you again soon! Massalama, Kjersti
Lovely Riad with a lovely staff! What a welcome calm a to come back to after the liveliness of the Souks and the Square. Loved all the staff Ali, Salah and Moona. Cathy gave helpful advice and made everything smooth. Delicious 5 course meal on New Years. Nice touches with incense, rose petals, chocolates and Ginger tea. Thanks all!
This Riad is an excellent location in the center of the old town of Marrakech. You are in the middle of the everything, all worthy spots are in walking distance. The neighborhood is totally safe, even during night it is no problem to walk on your own.
The breakfast is delicious, the rooms are clean, comfortable and offer all you need for a stay. The rooftop is pretty relaxing and and quiet. Service is excellent, the staff is always helpful and friendly. You can have some interesting conversations as they are all Moroccans and speak french, spanish or english. The only thing you should take care of is, if you leave the Riad and return late (e.g. after midnight) announce it beforehand. We waited almost an hour to get in and this just with luck and the help of a neighbour who knew the guys from the Riad. Everything else, a strong recommendation!
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Dany and Cathy are mother and daughter; We are both very fond of Morocco and Marrakesh where I'm (Cathy) living all year long since 2006, taking care of the Riad and my Guests personally with my team, sharing time with the guests ,giving them suggestions and good adresses to go , to visit inside Marrakesh ,the surroundings and the desert.
We both like travels, sharing experience with different people and learning about different cultures.
My House has a traditional style,because I wanted it like this, all the furniture and decoration have been made by the Marrakchi craftsmen, and I keep on buying things in the Market around the Riad.
i wish more and more people will keep on visiting Morocco and Marrakesh in the future, coming to my Riad and sharing with them my own experience which brings to me happiness, and peace.
Cathy & dany