About this listing
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 Olive Room opens directly out onto the courtyard, with its fountains, orange trees and dawn and twilight birdsong. It is furnished with a double bed, and we can provide a banquette to make a bed for a child under ten, for which we charge €10 per night. The room has a polished green tadelakt wall with an incised pattern, and a baroque set of beside shelves. The bathroom has a tadelakt 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. For a small fee she will take you shopping, and show you the secrets of Marakchi cuisine.
Christmas - fab and special - from 20th Dec to 12 Jan costs €89 for two, €109 for three per night.
Make yourself at home - mi casa es su casa.
It's a great place to stay in Marrakesh! Really central, easy to get to the main city plaza; you walking out of Riad and suddenly you get lost in a tiny messy streets in this Middle Ages styled city. Love it!
Will is a great host! He gonna help you with anything you need - gonna advice you on buying carpets, getting a taxi or dealing with all these annoying people in a streets who try to 'help' you all day long:)
Rooms are beautiful and cozy. Breakfast was tasty. House is full of Will's art - some time's it feels a bit crazy:) anyway, my husband and I loved the place.
We had a very pleasant stay at Miranda's (website hidden) is conveniently located, really beautiful and Will is a great host who showed us the way to the main square, spent time talking to us and made a lovely breakfast. There are a few things that we would like to mention: the pillow cases had some dirty spots, and for those with an allergy to cats - there are cat hairs in the room. As regards privacy, the windows to the courtyard are without glass (but there are wooden shutters) and the door is not flush with the wall. All in all, we didn't feel this encumbered our stay - we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Riad Maizie, so thank you to our host!
We had a pleasant stay at Riad Maizie. Will was a great host, always willing to help and he took good care of us. The room was clean and there were no problems with the WiFi. The cats were a nice bonus :)
Seit einigen Jahren führt Mirandas Sohn Will den Riad, der dort mit seinen Katzen lebt, wir waren "Hebammen" von 3 weiteren Kätzchen.
Will ist ein freundlicher und kommunikativer Gastgeber mit einem ausgezeichneten Musik Geschmack. Wir waren die einzigen Gäste und konnten ungestört eine sehr schöne Zeit dort verbringen.
Dem "Painter " viel Erfolg für seine Werke
Annette + Anja
The reservation was canceled 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Atmosfera familiare e piacevole. Da non perdere la colazione sulla terrazza ed i consigli di Will per chi vuole conoscere la Marrakesh meno turistica.
The Riad Maizie is a really beautiful place. Our stay there was very comfortable and enjoyable. While Miranda wasn't there when we stayed, her son Will was a great host. His breakfasts were delicious and he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and that our stay was enjoyable. The place is a little tricky to find, so it really isn't the best idea to try to find it yourself. Will picked us up from the main square and took us back on our first day and gave us some really useful information about the city, and finding our way home. Overall the experience was really nice, and I would definitely recommend it.
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About the Host, Will
Hi, my name is Will and I have lived in Marrakech for the past 5 years.
I love travelling through Morocco and meeting the locals from different regions.
I am fascinated by the ancient world, philosophy, languages and art, my favourite authors are Orwell, Vonnegut, Dostoyevsky and Borges.
I love science fiction and horror comedy movies and some of my favourite directors would be Hitchcock, Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Lynch, Kurosawa and Cronenberg.
My music collection is extensive and eclectic and ranges from classical, rock, dub reggae, east coast hip hop, funk, blues, arabic, indian and latino.
Having worked for 5 years as a chef, I have a fascination for food and new flavours, Morocco has a wealth of amazing flavours on offer, while I also offer dishes of Italian, Spanish, Mexican, middle eastern, Asian and Indian origin.
I love hosting for Airbnb because of the rich diversity of personalities that come to Riad Maizie.