Le b'hou (salon en alcove, ouvert sur le patio)Le patio, avec le bassin


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

Cool and nice Riad, with helpful and friendly staff. Quiet and ideally located, next to Jamaa El Fna, it can accomodate up to 8 people. Beautiful patio and cool terraces overlooking the medina and the Atlas mountains. Rented as a whole.

The space

LOCATION: The house is next door from Jamaa El Fna square, which makes it easy to access and find, and a very good starting point to both discover the rest of the medina and access the shopping districts of the new town, such as Gueliz or the Hivernage. It is very close to the Koutoubia, the Gardens of the Koutoubia Hôtel and the Club Med compound.

BUILDING:
The house is a 19th century Riad, with many original features, such as cedar doors and ledges, wooden ceilings.. The Riad is U shaped, wrapped around a 40 meter square patio with bougainvilleas and a small pool, heated and filtered.

GROUND LEVEL:
At the ground level, there are two lobbies "en suite" leading to the patio, a b'hou (an open living room overlooking the patio), a more formal living room with a fireplace and a painted ceiling, a visitors' bath and restroom, and a kitchen (please note that the use of the kitchen is exclusively reserved for the house cook).

FIRST FLOOR:
On the first floor, a 2m wide open gallery runs on two sides of the patio and opens, first, onto a green bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom en suite. Next, the gallery leads to a service room, which is not available to guests, and finally to the blue room, with a queen sized four poster bed and an adjacent bathroom (large tub). Both bedrooms are fitted with air conditionning.

UPPER FLOOR:
On the top floor there is a U shaped terrace with a sun bathing space and two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom and its bathroom is an independent unit fitted with air conditionning and can be accessed directly from the terrace. On top of the building housing these units there are two upper terraces. The larger one is set up as a summer living room with a pergola and offers nice views on the Koutoubia and Marrakech fabulous sunsets. The other one is used for service and not accessible to guests.

OUTDOOR SPACES:
The patio and its filtered pool, the first floor gallery, the lower and upper terraces, and the b'hou

AMENITIES:
Each bedroom is fitted with a A/C unit. Linen (sheets, towels, bathrobes..) and usual amenities such as hairdryers are provided in each room and bathroom. The house is also equipped with two beds for toddlers or young children.

STAFF
There is a French speaking guardian who also understands and speaks a little English, and a French speaking female caretaker, who is also an excellent cook. Both are totally reliable and highly professional people who have long been employed byf the owner of the house.

MEALS
Please note that access to the kitchen is restricted to the house staff. Breakfast and other meals can be arranged for an additional fee if travellers want to eat at the house. Breakfast includes home made yogurt and Moroccan pancakes, fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, cake, jam and butter.. and costs 4,5 euros (50 dirhams) per person.
Lunch and dinner cost 15 euros (160 dirhams) per person and per meal. They include an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. Among the available specialties, I strongly recommend the pumpkin-orange-carrot soup, the artichoke based salad, the Sfaa (sort of angel hair pasta with meat, a traditionnal wedding dish), the couscous, the fresh vegetables tajines, the chicken with lemon tajine, the briouates (sort of delicious dumpings), and an astonishing array of cakes and pies.

INTERNET AND MEDIA:
The house also provides free internet through a wifi connection accessible from the ground and first floors, a free access computer and its printer, satellite TV in the living room.

TRANSPORTATION:
We can arrange for a private shuttle to collect you from, or take you to, the airport. It can acommodate up to 6 people. Its price (each way) is Euros 20, which is more or less the price of a cab for the same ride, in less comfortable conditions. It is also a good way to check the quality of both the driver and the provided vehicle, which are the very same we recommend for any sightseeing trips you might want to make around Marrakech (Ouzoud waterfalls and the valley of the Ourika are two very nice possibilities for instance).

Guest access

Les voyageurs ont accès à l'ensemble de la maison à l'exception de la terrasse de service (utilisée pour le séchage du linge et les équipements de gestion de l'eau) et la cuisine, qui est le domaine exclusif de la cuisinière.

Other things to note

I rent the house to families and seasoned Airbnb members (ie: members with more than 2 positive comments from previous hosts). If you are new to Airbnb, please tell us about your groupe and the purpose of your trip. Thank you.


The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $347
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $311 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

1- The main rule is to treat the people working in the house with the consideration and respect they deserve for working hard to make your stay pleasant.
2- Any meal taken in the house is the responsibility of the cook, meaning that travellers do not have access to the kitchen for cooking. Breakfast, lunches and dinners are optional and have to be paid directly to the staff. The cost of breakfast is 4,5 euros per person. Lunch and dinner cost 15 euros per person and per meal.
3- To prevent any problem related to the payment of meals, they have to be paid for in advance, the very same day for lunch and dinner, the day before for breakfast. Sorry if it sounds harsh, but that is the result of experience.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Amanda User Profile
May 2017
This is one of the best kept secrets in the medina. Pablo's riad is beautiful, spacious and kept in immaculate condition. It was a quiet retreat in the midst of the busy market and had all of the modern amenities to make the visit more pleasant. Further, Pablo's response rate was incredibly quick and he was very helpful, answering our many questions. Ibrihim and the staff at the riad are also so pleasant and helpful and escorted me to a couple of places - including coming to find me once when I was lost. They also provided recommendations for bath houses, restaurants and local sight seeing and booked drivers for us when necessary. I can't rave enough about how great our experience was at Pablo's riad - we had such a lovely time.

Eliza User Profile
May 2017
Myself and 5 friends had a lovely stay in Pablo's place. The location was great and is very close to the souks and any transport required. Pablo was always available for advise or assistance and the house manager Brahim was incredibly helpful. We had dinner in the riad and it was quite possibly the best meal we had in Morocco. The riad was fully equipped and had everything we required.

Natali User Profile
March 2017
We couldn't say more about how great our stay was at Pablo's place! To start our plane was delayed but Pablo and Brahim the house manager made sure that our driver (organized by them before we even got there!) was still there waiting for us. When we got dropped off at the Raid house manager Brahim was there to show us around! We were blown away at first look! The raid is beautiful and even better than pictures show! There is a projector to watch movies on, a beautiful terrace with an even better view, a wonderful downstairs area, and gorgeous rooms! We ate out most of the time but when we did have breakfast in the raid it was amazing. We couldn't be happier! Since it was our first time in Marrakech we had so many questions and Brahim, the house manager, was there to answer every single one. He helped us plan dinners, our spa day, museum visits and everything in between. The location of the raid is perfect as it is a short walk to the main square! We can't wait to come back and we are so thankful for Pablo and the rest of the raid staff. Thank you!!

Hillary User Profile
March 2017
Definitely recommend! The riad is clean, beautiful, and centrally located. It was easy for us to walk all around the city from here. The owner, Pablo, was very responsive to our questions and gave great recommendations. There is a house manager there during the day who is very helpful as questions come up and we had breakfast one morning at the riad - easy and delicious. All in all a great stay! Would definitely come back.

Delwhar User Profile
February 2017
Excellent central location for a true Marrakech experience. Pablo and his staff were simply awesome in organising and making our stay in Marrakech as easy and comfortable as possible. Thank you.

Jenny User Profile
January 2017
Slightly hidden but very centrally located and comfortable

Jen User Profile
December 2016
This Riad absolutely MADE our trip. We arrived to Marrakech after a very early flight from Spain. Pablo and the house manager arranged for a car to pick us up from the airport. The driver was friendly and professional and gave us a nice introduction to Morocco on the drive. The house manager met us where we parked the car and walked us to the Riad and quickly the busy bustling chaos of a Marrakech morning washed away as we walked into this beautiful and tranquil Riad...quiet, peaceful - birds chirping, plants in the courtyard rustling, trickling water from the pool/fountain AND because Pablo helped arrange for breakfast to be ready upon our arrival, the smell of fresh breakfast welcomed us. The Riad is beautifully decorated - very Moroccan inspired but with some nice modern touches. It is also more spacious that the pictures show - the rooms were GREAT. We were a group of six and could have very comfortably fit at least 2 more. The rooftop terrace was great in the afternoon to relax but still take in the beauty of Marrakech - you can see the Atlas mountains and parts of the square from there - great place to read and enjoy some mint tea. The Riad is perfectly located, near the entrance to the souks and a 3-4 minute walk to the square. The cook is quiet and sweet and makes a wonderful breakfast, but the real star of the show is the house manager Ibrahim. He was so warm and welcoming - answering all our questions about Marrakech and Morrocco, helped us plan various tours and transports, prepares a mean mint tea and is just a all around great guy. In a nutshell - this place is fantastic!

Paris, France · Joined in April 2012
Pablo User ProfilePablo is a superhost.

Welcome to my listing. I am a 45 year old US educated dual citizen of France and Spain. I work in international development, which entails a fair share of travel in Northern and sub-saharan Africa. I went to Marrakesh a few years ago and fell in love with the place, to the extent that I bought this house in the medina (old town). The house is rather nice, but what I actually like the most about it is that it is incredibly peaceful. Like all traditional houses in the medina, it is designed to shelter its dwellers from the outside world, providing them with a very serene environment. The mild weather enables you to basically live in the patio, enjoying the opening onto the sky and the soothing noise of the water in the fountain. When you feel as if you were getting a little too much estranged from the real world, you just have to leave the house, walk a minute or so, and let yourself be overwhelmed by the bursting activity of the old town, with plenty of people on the move and a fascinating array of smells, colors, noises, shades and lights.. I am not sure about how much this tells about myself (this is supposedly the "describe yourself" section), but that is what I like to do when I stay in Marrakesh. I do hope that, if you pick this house, you'll be charmed in the same way. In any case, do come to Marrakesh: it is beautiful, laid back and has one of the most beautiful lights I have encountered in my travels. Wherever you decide to stay, I wish you a very pleasant time here.

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