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 cosy little Blue Room is on the ground floor and opens into the courtyard with its fountains, orange trees and bird song. It is furnished with a double bed, and we can make up a banquette into a bed for a child under 10, for which we charge a €10 supplement per night. It has a large bathroom with a bath.
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 - succumb to total relaxation with an Argan oil massage at the riad.
Will, my son and 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 foodshopping and show you how to cook Marakchi.
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
Riad Maizie is a beautiful place and good location in the Medina. The roof is glorious. Be prepared for some hitches as you are in Marrakesh (Wifi didn't work while I was there and getting around was left mostly to me)... but it's a great place and very hospitable!
Fantastic stay at the raid maize over Christmas !! Beautiful, tranquil location .... Will !!!!!!! Great person to spend evening chatting away with. Very welcoming and great food!!! We look forward to return for a long weekend . Steven & Nina
I had a wonderful time staying at Riad Maizie. I loved that it was set back from the hustle and bustle of Jemaa el Fna and enjoyed walking home through the labyrinth-like corridors. Will, the manager, was very helpful and attentive. I found it to be the perfect place for my visit as a solo traveler and I highly recommend it to anyone (including couples, families and groups) looking for a pleasant stay in Marrakech.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.