Room Maya is one of our 4 bedroom. It is the only one which has the priviledged position to be located in the terrace.
The room is not very big but has a queen sized bed and a nice en suite bathroom with shower decorated in pink tadelakt (a local traditional stucco paint which is then waxed) with a firm and comfortable mattress,
It has been a pleasure staying at Ory’s riat in Bab Dukkula. The apartment is very charming with good quality beds and handmade metal ware in the bathrooms from the medina souks. The terrace is very luxurious with a four-poster bed and is a very quiet place to relax after a day in the city and a great place eat breakfast in the morning. However there is no view over the Atlas Mountains. The staf is very friendly and helpful. Jamila cleant our rooms and made our bed every day and went with us to the marked, and Muhammad was very helpful with guidence. The breakfast was nice and consited of lemon cake, pancakes, bread, jam and alternating eggs and yoghurt. However it would have been nice with a healthy alternative to the bread such as fruit. We never ate dinner at the riad as the prices were corresponding to a luxury reatuarant with dishes to 200-300 dh.
Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed staying with us and you are welcome back anytime.
As for the view of the Atlas mountains, yes there no view from the terrace but we never promised one :-)
I do appreciate your feedback regarding the breakfast and our menu.s prices. We will improve guests' choice at breakfast time and I will look into the menus prices issue and if necessary revise the current prices. Many thanks .
Great Riad in a bustling neighborhood. Jamila was so nice and accommodating. We loved her breakfast every morning.
We had the room on the top floor with the terrace which is a nice spot to hangout. The terrace is more of a shared area and the downstairs is not.
It was a nice relaxing space to escape the chaos of the city. Room is small but clean and nice.
I had booked a stay for my parents at Orys place and they enjoyed their stay very much. The service was particularly appreciated.
We stayed with Ory for our two last nights in Morocco and it was truly wonderful. Ory was away, but Jamila took great care of us and the place. She is one of a kind and the most service-minded and helpful person you can imagine, not only changing towels, making breakfast and booking a taxi to the airport, but bringing candles and olives to the rooftop patio at night when we came home to relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea. I hardly speak any French and she speaks little English, but we managed to communicate and understand each other non-the-less.
We had some problems finding Jamila when we arrived, but that was our fault since we had forgotten to print the description with the exact meeting point, address and phone numbers before we arrived. I greatly recommend always having all your travel info with you in writing wherever you go, and especially when arriving to a new place, and not relying on being able to look it up on your smartphone, as finding internet and phone service can be difficult and confusing when you're not familiar with the location.
The room was lovely and perfect temperature. It's small, but all you need and especially with the room opening up to the rooftop patio, which we used whenever we were back at the space. The ensuite bathroom is also perfect with a warm shower, lots of towels which are changed daily and complimentary shampoo and bath products.
The location is ideal and it is easy to walk down to Jamaa el-Fnaa (the "big square") and the souks. You can also walk outside the gate and to the Majorelle Gardens in apx 15 minutes. The street outside stays busy until late, so you don't have to worry about getting lost in small back allies at night — still it's very quiet inside the room.
Ory's place is perfect if you want something really small and intimate, but run more like a hotel than someones private house. Highly recommended!
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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 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 (website hidden) continuo a viaggiare, dal Giappone 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.