Affordable luxury... Room Raja

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Ory
Your host, Ory
17 Reviews
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The Space

Raja is one of our 4 bedrooms, It has been decorated with cedarwood furniture inlaid with mysore ( a metal similar to silver largely used locally) and has air-condition and heating. It has a very firm and comfortable mattress,
The en suite bathroom, which is all in tadelakt ( a local wall paint which is waxed ,similar to the Venetian stucco) has a shower.
The room is spacious and airy, it has two windows and a little desk.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $416 /week
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Looking for a last minute place to stay , this Riad was a find. Not having much time to spend in Marrakech meant little time to devote to getting lost in the medina (which I enjoy). As others have said Ory's Riad is located near a gate of the medina and once you arrive it is not difficult it come and go quickly and easily. Ory has a recommendation for a taxi driver who can pick up from the airport , train or bus station. Jamilla meets you promptly at the gate and guides you to the Riad . Again, my stay was short but seamless - everything needed was provided. The room was clean and quiet. The breakfast was generous and delicious.

    April 2014
  • Great!! We loved the place! We highly recommend this place if you want to stay in Marrakech. Ory (email hidden) and Jamila deserves all the praise she can get.
    Breakfast was great, a good way to start the day.

    Thanks Ory & Jamila!! :)

    April 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Thanks a lot Marte and Leroy! It was a pleasure to have you at the riad. Come back anytime.
    Kind regards
    Ory

    April 2014
  • Stayed around 10 days in this lovely Riad, it's cool, light and we had it to ourselves! The interior and design was gorgeous. It is also very safe and we felt very comfortable leaving our belongings in the room with the door unlocked. Jamila was nice and we didn't feel awkward - breakfast could have been a little more varied, as we had baghrir and msemen with honey and jam every day. The location is very central (close to Jardins Majorelle, Djamaa el Fna and a supermarket) but the immediate neighbourhood is quite local (website hidden) - I personally would have preferred an area that was less intrusive. After 3 days we were totally accustomed! And how can i forget the roof terrace!! simple but beautiful on a sunny morning or cooler evening:)

    March 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Thanks a lot Safia. I am glad you enjoyed staying at the riad. Jamila usually prepare Moroccan crepes and pancakes but also toasted bread with jam and marmalade ( often homemade ) and cakes . We have now introduced also eggs cooked at the guest' choice as we like to improve the service all the time and we take our guests suggestion seriously. Thanks for your review and you will always be welcome at the riad.
    Kid regards
    Ory

    March 2014
  • Un séjour agréable grâce SURTOUT à Jamila, qui est une vraie perle, adorable et toujours prête à essayer de vous faire plaisir !
    Le Riad est beau et décoré avec goût, la chambre est confortable même s'il manque un petit fauteuil ou se poser et que la TV n'est pas dans la chambre, ce qui est mal annoncé sur Airbnb. Les chaines ne sont d'ailleurs qu'en italien (uniquement TV5 monde en français). Je déconseille toutefois de prendre les extras (boisson et nourriture) au Riad bien trop chers par rapport à la qualité et à ce qu'on peut trouver dans Marrakech, même dans des 4 et 5 étoiles (Naoura Barrière). Pour information: le sandwich au Riad est à 6€ contre 2,5€ dehors, la bouteille d'eau de 50cl à 1€ tandis que dehors vous paierez la bouteille de 1L5 à 0,60cts... et que vous preniez un tajine ou une soupe de légumes le soir le prix sera de 10€ par personne... ce qui semble cher étant donnés les prix pratiqués ailleurs. Bref je peux recommander ce Riad pour dormir ainsi que pour l'accueil et la gentillesse de Jamila mais pas pour le reste. Quant à l'amabilité de la propriétaire elle n'est valable que si vous n'avez aucune critique à émettre.

    February 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Je suis contente que vous ayez eu un séjour agréable au Riad. Je vous remercie de me confirmer que Jamila a été une ‘’perle’’…on peut vraiment compter sur elle et elle n’hésite pas à faire tout son possible pour nos hôtes. Merci aussi de me préciser que le Riad était très bien tenu et décoré avec goût.
    En ce qui concerne vos remarques au sujet des prix élevés pour les services en extra je dois vous préciser que personne auparavant ne s’en est plaint. Pour vos remarques sur le prix des bouteilles d’eau….entre les rues de Marrakech et le service à domicile dans un Riad où l’on vous porte les consommations dans la chambre directement sans avoir à sortir…’’.votre comparaison n’est pas raison’’ ....Vous avez aussi demandé des services en extra comme un dîner, ce qui n’est pas prévu dans notre Riad, sauf pour le premier soir et vous étiez au courant sur ce point….et là aussi nous avons tout fait pour vous satisfaire.
    Quant à vos remarques me concernant, elles ne sont pas fondées dans la mesure où vous êtes la seule à avoir eu ce genre de réaction jusqu’à maintenant. Je suis tout à fait d’accord pour accepter des critiques fondées et bien sûr remédier aux problèmes rencontrés par mes hôtes et écouter leurs suggestions pour améliorer les séjours dans mon Riad. N’oubliez pas que dès votre arrivée vous avez commencé à vous plaindre pour un tas de choses qu’au fur et à mesure nous avons réglées pour vous donner satisfaction…Pour ce qui est de la TV dans la chambre, j'ai déjà parlé avec Airbnb parce qu'il n'y a pas une façon pour dire qu'il y à la TV dans le riad et dans certaines chambres mais pas toutes. Je vous ai proposé une promotion à une chambre supérieure avec la TV mais vous l'avez refusé. En plus, au lieu de l'autre chambre, vous m'avez demandé d'être remboursé.
    Ce que je retiens toutefois ce sont vos compliments sur mon Riad que j’ai crée avec passion et sur la qualité des services de Jamila… je pense que ça se voit en votre tentatif de faire une réservation chez nous pour une amie (malheureusement nous n’avons pas pu accueillir parce que le riad été au complet. )

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I visited the beautiful Riad Atman ca. 15 min walk from the the main square Jemma El-Fna. We lived on the roof top room, with direct access to the roof top. The room was small, but perfect for what we needed. The breakfast was really nice and they were very generous with their mint tea :) Ory gave excellent advice on places to eat, things to do etc. The Riad is located almost at the beginning at the medina and was just beside the new city. Perfect location if you want to experience both. Orys helper Jamila was so nice, and even though her english wasn't amazing we could communicate okay. They were both very nice and we highly recommend staying here!

    February 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Dear Maya and 'boyfriend with the unpronounceable name' :-) thank you so much for spending some time in describing your experience with us. It was a great pleasure to have you at the riad and should you come to Rome, you have now my telephone number, please get in touch.
    I am really happy you enjoyed staying in the room Maya.
    Kind regards
    O.

    February 2014
  • Even tough Ory was in Italy when we arrived in Marrakech again she was able to instruct me the right way to her Riad on the telephone. Because of the fact that we didn't meet each other I can just write about her staff personnel Jamilia. She was very kind, a great, welcoming host and paid attention carefully to our needs and wishes. The breakfast that was prepared every morning was great! Fresh orange juice, pancakes, bread, jams and even cake (which was perfect for the Thé Menthe).

    The rooms where very, very clean and tidy. Furthermore I want to mention that in this case the reality looks much better than the photographs. We were really stunned when we first stepped into the (from the outside unobtrusive looking) Riad. Immediately we where offered tea and Jamilia took our bags to our rooms - very attentive. The rooms are very elegant and styled typically moroccan with some european influences. Not just the rooms are looking that great but also the rest of the Riad. You can really feel how carefully arranged and picked everything was. The terrace on the roof is also great and equipped with cots perfect for relaxing up there in the sun.

    The location is also a perfect combination: Central in the northern Medina (close to Bab Doukkala) and pretty much a stone's throw away from the souk it's still in a quite and hassle free location because it's in a small alley.

    This was the most comfortable and luxury stay in Marrakech (and beyond) I had so far. And for this price it's just an amazing offer. Much more than I expected! And a special thanks to Jamilia.

    January 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Dear Yannek, thank you very much for your kind review. I have no words as you described the riad and the hospitality better than I did, perhaps I should use your review in the riad descriptions!
    I am really happy you enjoyed the riad and Marrakech and thanks again to spend some time in describing your positive experience to future guests.
    I am sorry there was no possibility to meet up as I came back to Marrakech a week after your departure, maybe next time.
    Kind regards
    Ory

    January 2014
  • The Riad is decorated very tastefully and our room was in excellent condition and very clean. Jamila is a real star and is extremely accommodating.
    Location is good, with it only being a 2 minute walk away from Bab Doukkala and all other sightseeing attractions are within easy reach.

    January 2014
    Ory
    Response from Ory:

    Thanks a lot Tatjana. I am very happy you liked the riad and enjoyed Marrakech.
    I will pass your nice comments to Jamila.
    I hope you will come back!
    Kind regards
    O.

    January 2014
  • Ein schönes, gemütliches Riad in der (website hidden). 100m in einer Seitengasse gelegen, ist es hier sehr ruhig. Von dem Lärm der geschäftigen Strasse ist hier nichts zu hören.
    Da Riad ist angenehm eingerichtet, sauber und hat eine tolle Dachterrasse.
    Jamina bereitet morgens ein landesübliches Frühstück, mit Frisch gepresstem O-Saft, marrokkanischen Minztee und selbstgebackenen Crepes. Und auf Wunsch, kocht sie auch ein vorzügliches Abendgericht. Sie ist die gute Seele des Hauses, immer freundlich und ansprechbar.
    Hier würde ich gern wieder wohnen.

    January 2014
  • We've had a great time at Ory's Riad ! The place is located in the center of the old city of Marrakech, very centrally between Jemaa El Fna and El Gueliz. The place is really perfect to discover the real Marrakech, living in a very cosy riad, receiving the great advices of Jamila, the housekeeper, and having great brunches with local specialties. The terrace is also really enjoyable ! We highly recommend Ory's place

    January 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed for only one night in this lovely Riad, located about 15-20 minutes walk from the central square in Marrakech. Ory kindly arranged an airport pickup for 100Dh. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated, and the rooftop terrace (email hidden) to have breakfast / relax in the sunshine. I would recommend this Riad.

    August 2013
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Sono una donna di 53 anni ma nello spirito molti meno..... Ho iniziato l'avventura marocchina nel 2006 dopo un inverno particolarmente rigido in Inghilterra,(dove vivo quando non sono a Roma, ed ora a Marrakech o in viaggio), che mi aveva provocato un raffreddore/inflluenza dopo l'altra, Decisi di partire per un posto caldo, anche con l'idea di esplorare un possibile investimento immobiliare. Dopo 4 giorni passati a Marrakech ero guarita e mi ero anche innamorata della citta'! L'idea di acquistare un riad a Marrakech si coniugava benissimo con quella di avere un'attivita; che mi portasse via dal museo dove lavoravo part-time per raggiungere un posto caldo per almeno 3 o 4 giorni al mese giustificando tale assenze con un progetto di lavoro. Ho cosi' iniziato a cercare il posto giusto e il riad giusto (per il mio budget) , ci e; sono voluti quasi due anni e poi sono iniziati i lavori ( anche quelli da supervisionare tutti i mesi, ben felice di scappare da Londra!) anche i lavori sono durati parecchio e poi c'e' stata la piacevole seppur faticosa impresa di arredarlo facendo fare dagli artigiani locali ogni pezzo seguendo i miei disegni e i loro consigli. Cosi' nasce Riad Atman, ormai attivo da piu' di due (website hidden) continuo a viaggiare, dall'India, al Nepal, al Buthan e anche mete piu' vicine ma la magia di Marrakech ha ancora il suo effetto e ci torno piu' spesso possibile.
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