Riad Maizie belongs to me, Miranda. I'm a yoga teacher and author of 'Cinnamon City' a best-selling book describing the experience of buying and restoring this 200 year old house in the oldest quarter of the city. (Also see Umbrian Farmhouse airbnb)
The Pink Room contains two single beds that can convert to a double, and two banquettes that can be made up as beds for children for which we charge €10 per child per night. The Room has an intricate original Moroccan painted ceiling, and the original rainbow Gibb's frieze niche. The magnificent double doors open out onto the room's own cool northfacing verandah, equipped with comfortable seating, overlooking the courtyard with a view of orange trees and fountains. It works well with Riad Maizie Green Room as a self-contained suite for a party of friends. The Pink Room has its own adjoining bathroom with a shower.
It is one of five rooms in a peaceful Riad featured in London's Evening Standard. The house is a heavenly retreat after the kaleidoscopic chaos of the souks, just five minutes from the nearest taxi and twelve minutes from Djemaa el Fna.
We have internet access.
There is a large suntrap roof garden with a view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains - the perfect place for breakfast in the sun, or for dining beneath the stars, followed by a spot of relaxation lounging on banquettes amid the heady scent of flowers. There is also a trio of cool roosts in the courtyard under a canopy of orange trees.
The riad is a welcoming and friendly place to stay with a bunch of friends. Make it your HQ and explore the mountains, desert, or the vast golden beaches of Essouira. Or lose yourself in the souks, a beady shopper's paradise selling everything from Berber jewellery to shining brass and copper hand-basins. Or make like a sybarite, and go for total relaxation with an Argan oil massage at the riad.
Will, my son, the manager of Riad Maizie is an exceptional artist and international chef, happy to cook great real food using fresh local ingredients, including delectable vegetarian dishes, which can be hard to come by in Marrakech. Alternatively, Amal, our lovely femme de menage can do an amazing array of traditional Moroccan food.
Christmas - fab and special - from 20th Dec to 6th Jan costs €89 for two, €109 for three per night.
Make yourself at home - mi casa es su casa.
It was nice to spend our last days from our morocco trip in the Riad. Miranda wasn't there but her son Will. He picked us up at the djemna and take us to the Riad that we know the way out of the medina labyrinth . It's easy to find and a pretty nice place. Will has cooked a vegan birthday menu with a chocolate cake :-) soooo good. So it was lovely there and I was really happy with the cats around me.
We hebben (2 volwassenen en 2 kinderen) een geweldig verblijf gehad in Riad Maizie. Snelle reacties op vragen via de email, gastvrij ontvangst, heerlijk eten ( diners) en ontbijt op het dakterras. Een autenthiek opgeknapte Riad, midden in de medina. Toplocatie en zeer rustig. Zou het iedereen kunnen aanraden!
Beautiful old renovated Riad ideally located in the heart of the Medina, 2 minutes away from the museum of Marrakech and 10 from the main square. Very quiet and relaxing after a day wandering in the souk. It has a nice family atmosphere. Will, Miranda's son who's in charge of the Riad, is a funny character and will look after you. A great winter destination, a complete change of scenery!
Super Riad très calme dans la médina à Marrakech. L'accueil est très chaleureux et la chambre propre et spacieuse, sans oublier la magnifique terrasse sur laquelle nous avons pris le succulent petit déjeuner copieux tout les matins.