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Old riad located in one of the best areas of the Medina: the Sidi Abdel Aziz. Very close proximity of the souks, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Museum; central to restaurants, cafes and places recommended for visiting!
Nested in the heart of the old medina of Marrakech and few minutes away from D'Jema El Fnaa main square, Dar Saria, the 16 pillars house, welcomes you to make you discover the hidden charms of the unique red city of Morocco. Our home is an ancient Caïd’s house which explains the particular care given to the ornamentation of the pillars’ capital surrounding the patio.
Built according to oriental houses traditional plan, all rooms open up onto a central garden. This little intimate palace singularize itself by thick walls carved with inscription to Allah’s glory and marble ground to reflect light and to refresh during summer.
Two suites and a double bedroom are soberly decorated, with hunted trinkets, local art craft and beautiful ethnic pieces also revealing our taste for Black Africa. The patio is planted with a four season lemon tree and a bougainvillea throwing its red flowers to the well of light. The terrace painted with tones of the desert offers towards South a panoramic view on the Atlas snow and closer towards East, the elegant minaret of Ben Youssef Mosque.
All entering Dar Saria climbs few steps to paradise…
Guests have full access from the patio to the roof terrace
Sidi Abdel Aziz district is very central and bustling shops of all kinds: antique and carpet shops, restaurants, cafes, jewelry shops and scarves: it's a very lively and colorful world where you can find everything you like.
Access to small taxis is at Dar el Bacha, 5 minutes walk from the house!
We had a super time in Marrakech where we stayed for one week. The riad is gorgeus and the pictures are not lying. First of all it is worth noting that the riad is named DAR SARIA, not authentic ryad marrakech.
Ahmed, the caretaker, and his family took the best care of us during our stay. He prepared a nice breakfast for us on the roof terrace every morning, and lit the fireplace in our room in the evenings. Ahmeds wife, Bouchra, prepared a delicious three course dinner for us one night. There is plenty of hot water in the shower, but there was a slightly unplesant smell from the plumbings.
The location of the riad is perfect, only a short walking distance to everything we wanted to see.
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About the Host, Cécile
We, my husband and I, are travelers and we like to welcome guests in the african way where the host is always a envoy send by god!
We also have a bnb in Hoeilaart (close to Brussels) where we live, my husband and I, in a splendid "art nouveau"house in the country.