Authentic Riad wonderfully located in Marrakesh nearby Djemaa El Fna square with staff caring. Our accommodation shows links between tradition and modernity. Comfort is high, nearby all commodities in a quiet area, very nice place to enjoy a journey
Noura and her team offer a warm welcome for your stay at Riad located behind the walls of the old city, the medina of Marrakech.
We have restored this riad respecting traditional construction rules. It took five years to complete the total restoration that ended in September 2012. We have installed every modern comfort, water, heating, air conditioning, bathrooms and toilets in each room.
Located just steps from the Jemaa El Fna, with 4 bedrooms including a suite 4 people, a large patio, two lounges, a kitchen, a large terrace, one can easily accommodate up to ten people and even 12 with 2 extra beds. The booking price includes breakfast.
Meals can be ordered in the morning to the evening, served in a friendly atmosphere in one of two lounges, on the patio or on the terrace.
It is also possible to rent the entire house for a family or friends, like Christmas or a birthday.
All interests center are close to the Riad, Jemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia, Saadian Palace, the garden Adgal, the market of Gueliz, the souk Beldi, Majorelle Gardens, art galleries, upscale restaurants and popular nightclubs, water parks with access to free shuttle service.
We can arrange excursions and guided tours. If you have time, we particularly recommend a day trip to Essaouira, a charming town on the Atlantic coast in the west that absolutely must be seen. We also recommend the two-day trip in the Sahara desert around Zagora with overnight camping.
Discover the enchanting Moroccan atmosphere, mysterious, with a thousand colors.
Guest can access to all the amenities excepted the kitchen which is a working area.
Interaction with Guests
Before coming, we give a hand to our guests to prepare the stay and take in account all the requests. When the Riad is reached, we provide advice for all needs. We arrange sightseeings with local tourist agencies: night in desert, Essaouira port journey, etc...
Our neighborhood is very close to the Djemaa El Fna and all the amenities you need: all kinds of shops, grocery, pharmacy, restaurant with all tastes and prices, baker, glacier, call shop, office tobacco, laundry, etc ...
Jemaa El Fna is rather turbulent and agitated. However, our neighborhood is quiet because it is located in a small street.
TIP: USE OUR AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE
To reach the Riad from the airport, we recommend you use our airport transfer service. Our riad is hard to find the first time. A menber of staff will meet you with your name on a sign to take you directly to the riad. The price is 30 €.
TAKE A TAXI TO THE ARRIVAL
To take a "grand taxi" available at all times, just in front of the main exit of the airport. The price is 100 dirhams to reach the Jemaa El Fna, up to 5 people, luggage included. Be vigilant about requests for additional tariff rate by the exaggerations of the taxi drivers are a national sport in Morocco.
TAKE THE SHUTTLE (No. 19) ARRIVING
When outside after the main exit of the airport, you will see on the left stand the shuttle. First departure at 08:00 to 21:30 and final round, very easy to catch. It takes 20 minutes to get to the Jemaa El Fna. The price is 30 dirhams per person.
CALL NOW OR BEFORE LEAVING THE AIRPORT
Before or at the time of leaving the airport, please call us to let us know your impending arrival.
Arriving at the bus station on the Jemaa El Fna, stay close to the bus stop number 19, one of my staff will pick you reach the Riad.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR ARRIVAL INFORMATION
When your booking is confirmed, please, give us your flight number, the name of the airline, the date and time of arrival. This is very important for us to help you in case of unexpected and especially to welcome you.
Other Things to Note
We arrange local trips as one day in Essaouira or desert journeys. Ask us.
Smoking is better on the terrace rather than in the patio or the lounges.
It is forbidden smoking in the bedrooms.
Riad rules for guests.
Riad is not freely open to the public. We invite you to enjoy all the living spaces available in the friendliness and respect for privacy.
The hosts can not receive guests or allow any other person to enter the riad, share rooms, even if it is only for a short visit.
Check-in: from 14:00. Arrivals after 18:00 are subject to prior agreement.
Departures: before 12:00. We must have time to clean the rooms and offer our customers the next best reception on arrival.
Breakfast: served in the lounge 8: 00-9: 30. Other schedules are subject to prior agreement.
Table hosts and meals: on request
The rooms are not provided in order to do laundry or take meals. A Hi Fi is available in the large living room. The sound must be moderate at all hours of the day. You can also access the Wifi at will. Illegal downloading is prohibited. Upon request, a hairdryer is paid.
If it is a tradition that clients make their beds, put away their clothes and their effects, the staff makes every day a transition to clean trash soap and towels and renew if necessary.
Valuables (cameras, jewelry, camera, computer, cash, etc ..) should not be left in the rooms. The owners accept no responsibility for lost objects. They can be given to the owners or a member authorized in some cases staff.
General: All rooms are non-smoking. Animals are not allowed inside the Riad without prior agreement.
Out of respect for the staff and everyone in the Riad, we ask our customers to be clothed and shod when passing through common areas. Swimsuits are only allowed on the terrace. Bathrobe or clothing is required in all other places.
General Ethics: The owners are sensitive to the preservation of our planet and want to contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development.
Simple measures can do a lot.
That's why we rely on your help to:
- Avoid leaving lights on unnecessarily,
- Do not let the water run out of washing. A shower uses much less water than a bath.
- Avoid using all the towels are at your disposal if you do not really need.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. We wish you a pleasant stay.
I am very disappointed with staying with Noura and the experience I had. The reviews I read were really positive and I was excited to stay in the tradition riad as the photos looked wonderful. I specifically said I would only book if we were going to stay in the traditional riad as she has two properies. She agreed to this and also said she would arrange transfers to and from the airport aswell which was a bonus. I agreed and made a booking, then I then e-mailed her a week before our trip to just confirm everything to which she did not reply I had also noticed she had changed the pictures of the property completely and thought this was very strange. The night before we departed to Marrakesh I had to call Airbnb as Noura was not replying my e-mails and I had also tried to call/text her. After I got off the phone with Airbnb I received a message from her which stated that there had been some water damage to the traditional riad in November, and I could not stay there, and recommended I stay in the modern riad instead. I do not understand why she did not send me a message about the traditional Riad in November when the damage occurred and led me to believe I would still be staying there. At this point as it was the night before we would set off and did not have the time to cancel the booking and re-arrange so we decided to stay with her, which now I deeply regret. The Riad itself does not look anything like the pictures she provided, especially the main picture as there is not a terrace that looks like that anywhere in the property. The room we stayed in had a filthy floor as no one had mopped it but other than that it was acceptable. Noura said she had a cleaner that came and cleaned it everyday which she did not. And now on returning I have found she has sent me a request for 'damages' for 650 euros that I supposedly left, which I can swear I did not and the images she provided of the 'damages' are laughable (I'm pretty sure even hotels wouldn't charge such a large amount?!). I was there with my mother and we left the room in a nice condition and to receive this from her is an absolute shock. I would advise anyone against staying here as she ruined my trip due to her complete lack of communication, and there were plenty of other beautiful Riads in the same area which we could have stayed in if we had known previously. I do have to say Phillip was lovely during our trip and helped us a great deal, so thank you Phillip!!
Il est clair que vous n'est pas dans un état d'esprit d'honnêteté. Vous n'osez pas reconnaître les dommages que vous avez causé et vous niez l'ensemble de mes reproches à votre encontre.
Pourtant, les dégâts sont réels et sérieux et je vais me retrouver à dépenser la somme de 100,00 euros pour racheter et renouveler mon linge de maison + la somme de 500 euros pour acheter de nouveaux carreaux (tomettes, petits carreaux en pierre du pays) et payer l'intervention d'un carreleur spécialisé.
Comment osez-vous dire que la chambre était déjà sale, quelle mauvaise foi ! Je suis outrée ! Avant votre arrivée, la chambre venait tout juste d'être libérée, le matin même de votre arrivée, par une autre cliente qui a été sous le charme des lieux et qui nous a laissé un superbe commentaire.
Comment peut-on expliquer que 150 clients soient sous le charme et la beauté des lieux, y compris un fabuleux petit-déjeûner, une propreté irréprochable et du personnel aux petits soins, et lorsque je vous reproche les dégâts causés par votre présence, vous répondez que c'était déjà sale ! Quelle mauvaise foi !
J'ajoute que vous n'avez pas juste sali, vous avez endommagé les sols avec une matière que vous avez brûlé, cette matière a imprégnée les sols de manière irréversible et je suis dans l'obligation de changer plusieurs mètres carrés dans le patio, les escaliers, la terrasse et la chambre !!!
Je suis très en colère. J'espère que je pourrais au moins être indemnisée à la hauteur des préjudices subis. Cette situation n'est pas normale.
J'attends beaucoup de votre compréhension et de votre réaction.
Philippe and Noura gave us their welcome in their cozy riad in a very nice way, smiling on a lovely soundtrack (Mozart was playing) and a hot sweet tea. The riad is really close to the main square at Marrakech's Medina, in a street that keeps silent despite the close noisy city centre, where you can sleep really well!
Noura and philippe are very nice and helpful with everything. The riad is amazing and marocain style. We liked it a lot. It's a good place to stay if you want to explore the Medina of marrakech with all the souks and nice places to see
We stayed 2 nights with Noura, in Marrakech, during our three weeks in Morocco.
Noura has recently completed the renovation of her beautiful Riad. We had a couple of problems with water, which I'm sure that Noura will resolve.
Noura is a lovely person and very helpful. We wish her all the very best.
Noura was a wonderful host ready to help us with everything we needed.
Her beautiful riad was centrally located even though it was a bit difficult to find at the beginning since no exact address was provided. However, we managed to reach Noura on the phone and she explained to the taxi driver where to go.
We were provided sheets, towels and toilet paper, but no soap. Breakfast was included. It was everyday the same - pancakes + orange juice+ tea+ coffe, but it's quite easy to buy food on the street and there are tons of restaurants int he area.
Would definetly recommend.
First there is something to clarify for new guests: if you want to stay in the old Riad shown on the picture you have to confirm this with Noura. We were surprised not to stay in the old Riad but in the new modern one just 20 meters further down the same road.
It makes a huge difference if you book an old, original, charming Riad and then sleep in a new modern Riad without the historic flair of 1001 nights.
Nevertheless, for us as a family it did work out well as we got a connecting room for our son, so he had his own room to sleep. Both Riads are ideally located 5 minutes from the main square and only a few meters from the souk. To make it easy to find, Phillipe met us in the main square on our arrival. The room was newly refurbished, clean and comfortable, however there is still missing the “finishing” in terms of flair but I am shure Noura is working on it. Both hosts are very helpful and caring.
Thanks for the nice time!
I had a great time staying at Philippe and Noura's riad - Philippe was a wonderful, vivacious host who made me feel very welcome and shared his wealth of knowledge about the city. The riad is situated in an excellent location just a 5 minute walk from the main square, and the room was comfortable and well decorated. Upon arrival I found out that I had actually been upgraded from my original booking to a different location nearby - I found the riad to be perfectly suited to my needs, although it would have been nice to know about the change in advance. All things considered, I had a great trip and I'd definitely book again with Philippe and Noura.
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J'aime voyager, la nature, les fleurs, la musique, la peinture, le sport, les beaux moments d'amitié avec de bons repas.
Je pratique la danse orientale, je tourne pour le cinéma et la télé Je joue la comédie sur les scènes de théâtre. J'aime les arts en général.
I like traveling, nature, flowers, music, painting, sports, the friendly nice times with good meals.
I practise oriental dances, cinema filming and TV movies shooting . I play comedy on stages for theater.
I love The Arts in general.