About This Listing
Charming colourful room with 2 single beds, en-suite shower room and a balcony overlooking the central courtyard
Lovely bedroom with 2 separate single beds (not possible to put together) colorful cushions, a little balcony overlooking the patio, and an oriental bathroom with shower.
There are 5 other bedrooms in the Riad, all very different in style and size.
The riad, a traditional house built around an open patio with fountain and trees, is very peaceful.
You can relax on the roof terrace on a sun-lounger or in one of the tents, in the jacuzzi/pool, or hammam.
Moad, the 2 Rachidas and Hassan will welcome you warmly with a mint tea and local pastries and help you organise your stay in Marrakech.
Guests have access to the jacuzzi, hammam, central courtyard and rooftop terrace.
Our Riad is centrally situated, in the Medina (old town), in a quiet area, but only 2 minutes from buzzing pedestrian streets, lined with exotic looking shops, traditional workshops and laid-back cafés, that lead you to the souks (10 min) and the famous Djemaa El Fna square (15 min).
There is a taxi rank less than 5 minutes from the riad.
Other Things to Note
There is a local tourism tax of 8Dh and a tourist promotion tax of 15Dh payable per guest per night at the property for all guests over the age of 12. This 23Dh charge per night per person is about €2.30
We would like to remind you that Morocco is a Muslim country, therefore as a mark of respect for its inhabitants it is highly recommended to avoid short dresses and shorts, as well as bare belly, low-cut tops, or anything too revealing (especially in the old city).
Also it is very inappropriate to eat or smoke in the street in the daytime during Ramadan (starting 28 June 2014 for 1 month)
Truely enjoyed my stay at this riad. I really felt immersed in the culture and enjoyed the tranquility it provided from the hustle and bustle of the medina. I would recommend having dinner at the riad as it is top knotch. The mint tea was amazing. The entire staff went above and beyond to meet my accommodations despite having some language barriers it made the trip all the more memorable.
Thank you for your lovely comments on the riad. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to the riad.
We would be delighted to welcome you back at any time.
Sorry about the Jacuzzi but it needed a new pump for the bubbles!!!
The team at Riad O2
We got a nice reception with tea on the roof top terrace. and it was hard to leave this pleasant and peaceful oasis to discover the exciting medina.
The riad is beautifully restored and luxuriously decorated.
Thank you to the staff for all the help we got during our short stay!
Regina and Anna-Luka
Dear Regina and Anna-Luka,
Thank you for your lovely comments on our riad. The team are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us .
We look forward to welcoming you back and remember you benefit from a 15% loyalty discount on your next stay and a 10% discount for any friends or family who come and visit us too.
The Riad O² team
(Marie, Hugues, Annette, Moad, both Rachidas and Hassan)
First of all I would like to thank all the staff at the Riad for their help, all the mint tea, early breakfasts and chat/advice I got. The Riad is lovely, just as advertised, with an amazing roof garden to chill, and cozy hot tub to relax (make sure to tell the staff to warm it up as early in advance as possible though, it takes some time as it is quite big, which is a good thing actually). Like the others before me I would recommend to order the taxi ride from the airport (way back it's up to you really), it's probably close to impossible to find the Riad on your own if it's your first time, but after you know the drill it's no problem whatsoever, all the streets in Marrakesh are a bit of a labyrinth to be honest, so better get used to it asap. The Riad is located in perfect location, within a walking distance to the Souks, the Jemaa el-Fnaa main square (Medina) and Majorelle Gardens (New Town). On the first night, straight from the airport taxi, I went on a night straw to the main square, fun but a bit scary, I would recommend to always have change in your pocket, there are a lot of wannabe tour guides, jumping on you the second you stop to look at a map, and if you only have 200 MAD in your pocket it makes you feel a bit uneasy about how to get rid of them. On my second night I had the advertised dinner at the Riad, and it was very good with a more than decent protein portion, just the way I like it. All in all I couldn't recommend the Riad enough, it was pretty much perfect. I've also used the travel agency on the street the Riad is located (not affiliated with the Riad) for a cheeky trip to the Atlas mountains on my last day, and I even managed to negotiate a deal so that they would drop me off at the airport on our way back, that said I did have to push for it a bit on the day, as the driver didn't want to honor it initially, all ended well and I got to the airport on time and de facto saw some amazing landscapes (a one day excursion is something I would definitely recommend) plus saved money on the taxi ride. Hope this helps, thanks again, all the best, Lukasz
Die Abholung am Flughafen hat gut funktioniert. Als Begrüßung gab es einen herrlichen Minztee und Kekse. Die Begrüßung war sehr herzlich, alle wurden uns vorgestellt.
Thank you Susanne, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is true that breakfast on the terrace with the view is a great way to start the day.
We do try and light the fire every evening in the riad especially during the colder months such as January but not during the day as guests are usually out and about .
Thank you again for your kind comments.
The Riad O² team.
This was by far the nicest riad we stayed at in Morocco. Really lovely staff and beautiful decorations, plus the terrace is massive. The location is quite isolated and difficult to find but we made it work. The bed was also very uncomfortable.
Thank you for your lovely comments.
It is true that the riad is a little difficult to find the first time, which is why we do recommend our transfer service but once guests have done the trip once to the Sidi Ben Slimane square they are usually well able to negociate their way back and forth to the riad.
Fomos 3 amigos pela primeira vez a Marraqueche e o Riad O2 contribui, sem dúvida, para termos ficado com vontade de lá voltar. O Riad O2 é um espaço lindo no coração de Marraqueche. Fomos recebidos e tradados com toda a simpatia e foram uma ajuda essencial para nos orientarmos na cidade. Fui para lá recomendada por uma amiga e vou recomendar a todos os meus amigos sem dúvida.
Bonito, acolhedor, limpo e com todas as comodidades. Espero voltar em breve.
O pequeno almoço é uma delicia, com sabores tipicos de marrocos. O facto de podermos tomar o pequeno almoço a qualquer hora e em qualquer espaço do Riad, faz-nos sentir em casa e sem stress de horários, que tão bem sabe quando se está de férias.
Este Riad tem um terraço tão agradável que nos sentimos divididos entre ir passear pela fantástica cidade ou ficar ali apenas a relaxar, ler ou apanhar sol.
Todo o espaço emana calma, paz e simpatia.
The accommodation was comfortable and pleasant. The staff was friendly and hospitable.
The most fantastic thing about the location of the riad is that it's situated in the inner city of Marrakesh and that makes you feel like beeing able to enjoy the true marrocain every day life.
It was a unique experience .
It is true that the central location of the riad means you are in the heart of the Medina and local life yet have the peace, comfort and tranquility of the riad to come back to at the end of the day. Thank you for your kind comments.
The team at Riad o2.
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About the Host, Marie&Hugues
We are a French couple who fell in love with Morocco years ago.
We then decided to buy a place in Marrakech. After a long period of renovation work, combining modern comfort, traditional material and our taste for design, we finally created our beautiful riad.
We love going to the desert, sleeping in berber tents and listening to Touaregs playing drums and singing.
We also enjoy meeting people and telling them about our favourite places to see and visit.