Romantic City Center 1-Bedroom!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue Moulay Ali, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

A Romantic City Center 1-Bedroom with Staff, Pool Access & Private Terrace

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Discover romance at Saida, a dreamy one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Marrakech!

The pampering begins when you disembark at the airport, where your private driver will be waiting for you with a placard bearing your name. When you arrive at the apartment, step onto the private terrace and have a cup of mint tea on the traditional, curved wicker furniture. Your terrace overlooks the prominent, modern Marrakech neighborhood of Gueliz, with its many restaurants, cafes, and shops. From the terrace, you and your significant other can watch Gueliz transition from hushed daytime to vivacious night, then step out to join the fun yourselves.

And this apartment is just as alluring inside as it is on the terrace—a vision in coral, gold, stained glass, curved Moroccan architecture, sumptuous linens, and elegant light fixtures.

We aim to give our guests an experience to talk about for a lifetime. Included in the price of your stay at Saida are top-notch amenities like:

*Housekeeping service
*Transport from the airport upon arrival (available 24/7)
*Exclusive building with doorman, elevator, and entry phone
*Access to a private, members-only swimming pool (just 50 m away)
*A “baby kit” which includes a secure crib, high chair, buggy, changing table, baby bathtub, and more
*Free WiFi and digital cable
*Air conditioning
*Fully-stocked kitchen
*Use of mobile phone with Moroccan chip to help you avoid exorbitant roaming charges
*Fresh, homemade meals and babysitting services for a little extra (see “Terms and Conditions” for pricing)
*Advice for excursions that have local flair—no tourist traps!

Exclusive access to a private, secluded swimming pool in the city center is another rare perk with this property. Take a short walk to the pristine pool, which is shrouded by fragrant orange trees, towering palms, and blooming bougainvillea and relax with your sweetheart on lounge chairs in the sun.

Ready for a bit more activity? Great. We, or a member of our friendly staff, will provide suggestions for dozens of adventures and excursions in and around Marrakech. Keep it simple, for example, with a hand-in-hand stroll through town, where the people are big-hearted and the wares, like authentic Moroccan Berber rugs, are dazzling. Famous Jemaa el Fna square is also nearby, and presents a spirited display of food booths, artists, and performers.

Then, at the end of a satisfying day of exploring, luxuriate with a long shower in a bathroom designed in the style of traditional hammam bathhouses, with gold fixtures and a curved entryway.

Our calendar is filling fast, so we encourage you to get in touch and book your romantic Morroccan getaway at Saida today. We look forward to seeing you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $33 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1920 /month
Security Deposit: $711
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We stayed for four nights at Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis apartment in Marrakesh. The apartment looked nice and was clean. Location was really good - it is in the new city and close to some of the best restaurants in Marrakesh. The place has a kitchen, living room, and a shower which is outdoors and separate to the toilet. Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis were very quick to respond to emails and provided a lot of information on Marrakesh. Customer service wise, Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis were great.

    The driver, Jamal, picked us up from the airport which was included in the price, this was a big positive. Jamal was very friendly and helpful, and he waited for us at the airport with a sign.

    The maid service was also a positive. She was very kind. You can give her your laundry, and the first time is free. However some of our cotton shrunk, perhaps it should have been washed in cold water.

    One of the main negatives is the apartment had an unpleasant smell which was unfortunate. We're not sure where this smell came from. Another negative was the wifi. It took over 30 mins to send a few emails as it would keep cutting out and would not connect during peak hour.

    The last negative was the amenities. For example, we had to bring our own tissue rolls once the one tissue roll provided was finished. This was a hassle, and seemed a bit cheap not to provide us with more than one tissue roll for four nights - such a small expense would have made a big difference. We were not provided with a map, so we had to find our own way round to purchase these amenities - by asking random people on the street where to find a convenient store. Also, we were provided with a phone but it had no credit - which means we had to find where we can purchase credit from. Aziz was the building manager but he was not always easy to get into contact with, especially without having credit on the phone. We were unable to get into contact with the maid, Jamal or Aziz without the phone, and when we arrived he wasn't there to greet us. We waited for 30min but he did not show up, so we went out. We managed to get a hold of him via speaking to a man outside our apartment who had his number. We were never shown where the key locations were, and we were not shown where the pool was - so we did not get to enjoy a swim. A few simple things would have made the stay much better, even if it were added to the price (eg: tissue paper, bath soaps, more water bottles, phone credit, map). However the place did have an iron, hair dryer, fridge/kitchen, which were all useful.

    March 2014
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    We were glad to have you at our Marrakech apartment! We’re glad you enjoyed the location (we love it, too) and the driver and maid service from Jamal and Atika.

    As to your concerns and suggestions for improvements, we have taken them to
    heart.
    My wife and I pride ourselves in being accessible to our guests, even when we are not currently in Marrakesh (we split time between Morocco and Nîmes, in the South of France).

    Your messages to us did not mention any problems, but if they had, we would have taken care of them immediately!
    As far as the WiFi, unfortunately there’s not much to be done about that—during peak times, the National network is just slower.

    And we would love to be able to provide all of our guests with cell phone credit, but as you would imagine, the cost is prohibitive.

    We do arrange for at-home delivery of grocery items such as toilet paper and detergent from the market—as outlined in an email—and plan to make this clearer to our future guests.

    And as to the unusual smell, we can’t figure out what that might have been as no other guests have ever mentioned it. The only explanation we could come up with is the bedroom’s cedar wood furniture, which does have a distinct, earthy scent that is pleasant to some but not others.

    Thanks again for your feedback. We hope that you’ll come see us again!

    March 2014
  • The place is clean, nice terrace, situated on the quit street (which is quite important in Marrakesh). lovely bedroom! Aziz - the guy who manages the appartment - is a very nice and very reliable person, he helped us quite a lot!

    March 2014
  • Another wonderful airbnb experience. Agnes and Phillipe were very easy to communicate with throughout the trip. They even bought us some gifts, which was very thoughtful! I really appreciate their free pick up service at the airport. And I would like to thank mustafa, their driver, for bringing us to all the lovely sites in Marrakech. The information they provided prior the trip was more than sufficient (i.e. Restaurant recommendations, tourist attractions etc) so don't bother buying those travel guide! One tip for people who are considering this listing, please check carefully with the hosts about the charges and fees for the services that you will be using in marrakech.

    January 2014
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    Thank you so much for reviewing our apartment.
    We are delighted that you enjoyed Marrakech and our home.
    As you seen, we do all to make you feel as at home
    In addition, we also noted that you enjoyed the good internet wifi connexion with your 2 laptops and your smartphones.
    That's because we've subscribed the best internet service available to Maroc Telecom, the official national operator.

    January 2014
  • The apartment was in wonderful condition, clean and airy. We particularly loved the outdoor patio for afternoon tea.
    The owners where accommodating, arranged airport pick up (at no additional cost), provided a mobile and a friendly contact (Aziz) in Marrakech.
    As soon as we showed interest in the property they were in contact and continued easy communication during our stay.
    I did not read the finer print and liability insurance is needed for your stay at this apartment. When I realised my mistake the owners kindly recommended a website.
    The apartment is in a great location. Close enough to local attractions for easy commute but far enough away for relaxation from the hustle of the madina.

    December 2013
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    Thank you so much for reviewing our apartment and sharing your experience.
    We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip in marrrakech as well our home!
    Yes, liability insurance is needed because the Airbnb's insurance does not cover Morocco.
    Usually, for the most of travelers, the liability garantee is already included in your home insurance. Just need to check with your insurance agent that it covers Morocco. If not, just ask us, we'll let you know a cheap temporary insurance to cover the duration of your stay.
    Please note that this insurance is really important for you : In case of big damage you cause, even accidentally, , your penal responsability could be engaged. This is not only for our home but for all holiday rentals.
    Do not miss to take this precaution, just a few minutes of your attention and you can enjoy your stay in total relax!

    December 2013
  • I was greeted by the apartment manager Aziz upon arrival who ensured that I knew everything about the apartment allowing me to get easily settled quickly to feel at home. The apartment is beautiful, well equipped and presented in the impressive Gueliz building. There is a nice view of the neighbourhood and the it is in walking distance from several restaurants, a supermarket and a bus stop that makes traveling all over Marrakech really simple. Thank you for everything!

    September 2013
  • This was a nice place - attractive, clean and comfortable - access to the pool was great!

    Management was good -

    Dont eat at the hotel - too expensive, boring food.

    Appreciated being picked up from the airport!

    September 2013
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    Dear Mary-Jane,
    Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our apartment Saida in Marrakech.
    Yes the pool luxury we offer is nice, clean and quiet. This differs remarkably from those horrible basins usually found in buildings.
    You're absolutely right: the food in the hotels is insipid.
    The ideal is to stay in a beautiful private apartment as our apartment Saida. You can cook yourself or use Atika, our personal chef who will cook tasty Moroccan meals for you!
    And then there are so many great restaurants within short walking distance from the apartment!.
    All the best for you and for you family.

    Warmest regards.
    Agnès & Philippe-Alexis, your dedicated hosts in Marrakech.

    September 2013
  • We spent 9 very pleasant nights at the Gueliz apartment. It is compact, but very functional and very comfortable, and very well equipped and decorated. The balcony gives you a lovely extra space, and a nice sunset view across the new city. The location is perfect, with everything you need within short walking distance. The apartment was surprisingly cool, even in the heat of Marrakech in May! Agnes and Philippe-Alexis were very responsive hosts and followed up to make sure everything was ok when we arrived. A great place to stay if you want experience Marrakech life outside the medina!

    May 2013
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    Hello Diana,
    Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. En effet, l'appartement est très agréable et la climatisation est performante, aussi bien en été pour rafraîchir qu'en hiver pour chauffer car elle est réversible et fait aussi chauffage.C'est super que vous ayez apprécié la vue sur les Jbel Gueliz et sur les Jbilets ainsi que le coucher du soleil depuis la terrasse. Nous l'aimons aussi beaucoup. Une vraie carte postale !

    A très bientôt.
    Agnès et Philippe-Alexis

    May 2013
  • The apartment is located in the best area. As the town is not very big everything is walking distance, including a big supermarket. There are very nice restaurants in the same street as well.
    While the place was very nice and clean it had more of a vacation home feel then I was used to. Basics I had to buy but no problem cause supermarket was just there. The bathroom (very pretty) is located on the balcony. I was a bit surprised because this was (to me) not clear from the pictures.
    The hosts were very good in communicating before arrival and checked if all was ok once I was there. They do not stay in the country I think, I never met them. I was happy to have the mobile phone on loan - very handy!!

    November 2012
  • Da ich nicht zum ersten Mal in den Apartments von Agnès und Philippe-Alexis wohne, wiederhole ich mich etwas.....Dieses Apartment ist, im Gegensatz zu dem anderen Apartment im gleichen Haus nach hinten zum Hof gelegen und dadurch etwas ruhiger als das zur Straßenseite hin. Beide Apartments sind schön und unterscheiden sich nur in der Einrichtung....ich komme gerne jederzeit wieder...
    bis bald

    March 2014
  • Appartement bien placé et agréable. Aziz nous attendait à l'heure et étais très disponibles et vraiment sympa. Un petit bémol sur la salle de bain accessible par le balcon il faisait très froid pour y aller. Et la connexion wi-fi était catastrophique, aucune connexion depuis la chambre. Et c'était un peu lourd avec tous les documents qui nous demandait: contrat de location signé ainsi que de la copie de votre pièce d'identité et de votre attestation d'assurance pour des vacances et surtout il y avait un relevé de de la consommation de l'électricité à mon arrivée et il fallait payer sont dépassés alors le maximum autorisé, et à cause (email hidden) pas oser allumer le radiateur par ce que il faisait froid dans l'appartement.

    January 2014
    Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis
    Response from Agnès Et Philippe-Alexis:

    Un grand merci pour votre commentaire! La plupart de nos voyageurs apprécient la salle de bains traditionnelle pour son côté Hammam Beldi typique. Il faut préciser que la terrasse est couverte et peut se fermer totalement. Le mètre cinquante qui sépare la salle de bain des autres pièces se fait donc très facilement. La connexion WIFI peut poser quelques soucis avec les anciennes cartes réseau, ce qui est probablement votre cas. Pour la majorité des PC avec protocole réseau récent aucun souci. Il existe une procédure d'optimisation, nous aurions pu vous l'expliquer en détail si vous nous aviez questionnés, malheureusement vous n'avez pas répondu à notre message vous demandant si nous pouvions vous aider en quoi que ce soit.
    Dans le tarif de location, nous incluons un volume de consommation électrique correspondant à notre consommation personnelle lorsque nous occupons l'appartement avec nos enfants (4 personnes)
    Vous êtes libre de consommer plus que nous, mais il faut savoir qu'au Maroc, l'électricité est BEAUCOUP plus chère qu'en Europe (le Maroc importe la majeure partie de son électricité.)
    Si l'on y prend garde, la dépense en électricité peut s'avérer ruineuse.
    Notre plus mauvais souvenir : des vacanciers qui ont laissé les clims tourner à fond en plein été, toutes fenêtres ouvertes.
    Résultat : Plus de 300 Euros de consommation pour 09 jours !
    Tous les voyageurs d'airbnb ont utilisé l’électricité raisonnable et n'ont jamais eu à payer un dépassement.
    Désolés si nous vous avons paru formalistes en établissant un contrat de location et en demandant votre responsabilité civile mais ces conditions étaient connues de vous lors de votre réservation. La garantie airbnb ne s'applique pas au Maroc et nous pensons qu'il est préférable que chaque partie soit en règle.
    Toutefois, il est vrai qui si vous êtes du genre laxistes, notre location pourrait ne pas vous convenir.
    Heureusement, dans la plupart des cas, nos voyageurs préfèrent une certaine rigueur d'organisation plutôt qu'un laxisme pouvant réserver quelques surprises pas toujours agréables ;-/

    January 2014
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Agnès and Philippe-Alexis live in the South of France, between Provence, Camargue and the Mediterranean. They divide their time between their small picturesque village and Marrakech, which they fell in love with over 20 years ago. Agnes is a former restaurateur. She has always been passionate about both cooking and customer service. Philippe has been a company director for over 30 years. In their apartments in Marrakech, they wanted to provide holidaymakers staying in their apartments, those services which they felt had often been missing during their own travel experiences. These include: • A warm welcome • Advice on the city and its surroundings • Advice and assistance in the preparation of excursions off the beaten track. • How to Discover AUTHENTIC Morocco • Encouraging the use of local products and crafts. They are very proud of their apartments and the confidence shown by the many visitors who rebook and return to stay with them. They hope that you too will come to enjoy the mild climate and lifestyle in Marrakech by booking one of their lovely apartments for a forthcoming stay. I am locationmarrakech on Fidbacks ---------------------------------------------- Jeunes seniors actifs, nous partageons notre temps entre Nîmes et Marrakech. Nos attaches familiales sont dans le Sud de la France et bien que nous soyons déjà privilégiés côté soleil, nous adorons aller nous ressourcer au Maroc, particulièrement Marrakech et le grand Sud. Il y a quelques années, nous avons fait le choix d'investir au Maroc pour notre retraite. Dans nos appartements, nous souhaitons apporter à nos vacanciers ce qu'il manque si souvent en voyage : - Un accueil chaleureux - Des conseils sur la ville et ses environs (à visiter, à éviter) - Une cuisine traditionnelle, avec des produits frais du marché - Conseils et aide dans la préparation des excursions en dehors du circuit touristique - Découvrir le VRAI Maroc - Privilégier l'utilisation des produits locaux I am locationmarrakech on Fidbacks
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