About This Listing
Welcome to Riad Helen !
The “red bedroom” is located on the ground floor of Riad Helen. The room is contiguous to the patio and therefore ideal for guests with reduced mobility.The Room is equipped with a double bed (140 x 190 cm) and wardrobes.The bathroom, covered with tadelakt (traditional coating), has shower and WC. You will find towels, bathrobes and shower products.
The house is situated between the mosque Bab Doukkala and antique district of Dar El Bacha, less than 10 minutes by walk from Jemaa El Fna square.
The Riad is built around a central courtyard and fountain. You can also relax in the lounge or on the terrace overlooking the rooftops of the Dar El Bacha Palace.
We live on site, ensuring our guests a permanent availability and Fatiha, our excellent cook, prepares your breakfast as well as delicious traditional meals. Everything according to your wishes.
The rates include :
-An open bar (without alcohol)
For groups : the riad can be rented in exclusive (5 rooms/10 adults/1-2 children). Ask us for more informations.
Five star hospitality in a boutique and homey setting. Everything written previously about the location and riad itself rings true. What makes your stay however, is the team behind the riad. Mario and Maxime, helped by the ever so talented Fateha provide wonderful, all inclusive service. They are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble; from booking our coach tickets to even mailing a postcard for me! The complimentary pick up from the airport was a welcome bonus and being walked back to the riad upon arrival was very useful. Plus, their hand drawn maps were the only thing I used to navigate the medina and surrounding area during our whole trip!! I definitely recommend ordering dinner on your first night so you can taste just how good Moroccan food can and should be. My mum was so impressed we even ended up having a mini cooking lesson with Fateha. Even though the riad was at full capacity during our stay and our room opened up to the courtyard, neither privacy nor noise were ever an issue. Wholeheartedly recommend as a great base from which to explore the medina and beyond.
Maxime and Mario were exceptional hosts! From day one, they made my boyfriend and I feel welcomed and comfortable. The riad is beautiful and immaculate. It is kept very clean and tidy. I stayed in two different bedrooms and both had heating and a lovely bath and shower. On our last night at the Riad my boyfriend and I had a romantic dinner cooked by Fatiyah. It was our best meal of the trip. For an appetizer we had a traditional berber aubergine dish that was so delicious that I asked for the recipe. The main course was a whole roasted chicken with oranges, apricots and stuffed with almonds. Dessert was poached pears. Everything was amazing! We had emailed Maxime and Mario our dietary requests and customized the menu based on them. I highly recommend having a meal in the riad! Anyone visiting Marrakesh should stay at this Riad. If I have any friends visiting Morocco I plan on highly recommending that they book with Mario and Maxime. Thank you Mario and Maxime for making my first visit to Morocco enjoyable!
What can I say from the moment we stepped into riad Helen it felt like a sanctuary. Maxime was amazing very fast with correspondence very sweet and personable, nothing was too much to as for. The riad is amazing best food from fatima in the kitchen. Maxime even upgraded us for a few nights. We can not recommend this riad or its owners highly enough! ! Great location. Very quiet. Excellent value for money. The nicest hosts ever. Win win!!!
We loved this Riad and our trip to Marrakesh. Maxime and Mario go above and beyond what is necessary to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We enjoyed the actives recommended by them, for example the hammam, and were happy to learn that they had tried them out themselves before making suggestions. We wish them every success with their Riad.
If you ever go to Marrakech – stay here! My friend and I stayed in Riad Helen for 5 nights and we loved it! It´s the perfect place if you look for a friendly atmosphere, a beautiful environment and still want a good level of comfort. The 2 hosts and the woman that works at the riad are very sweet and very service minded. You will be served a nice breakfast that will keep you full til lunch and there is always something to drink available. It´s like staying at a hotel in the sense that they are very attentive, service minded and they clean the room every day. Still it is much, much better and more personal than a hotel. The perfect combination! We will definitely stay here next time!
Staying at Riad Helen was an amazing experience for us. Best place we've stayed in Morocco by far. Maxime and especially Mario was extremely helpful and a caring host. They were willing to solve any problem we may face and to make our stay enjoyable as possible. Also the atmosphere of the riad was wonderful. Especially at nights when the candles are lit, it is magical. Everything was very clean and tidy. We loved the scented oil they put on the guest rooms. Also the breakfast was very rich and tasteful. The first night we arrived Mario welcomed us with some nice mint tea on the beautiful terrace. They were helpful and friendly in every aspect. We had to leave early at 7 o'clock in the morning after our last night. And Mario wake up at 6 in order to prepare us breakfast even thought it is normally served at 8.30. They've baked a delicious homemade cake. The only downside of our stay was that we didn't want to leave the delightful atmosphere of the riad even for the interesting sightseeing in Marrakech.
When we stepped in to Riad Helen, after Maxime picked us up, we were suprised. I was constantly like, wauwwwwhhhh..... such a beautiful Riad. It looks good on the pictures, but in real it looks great. The color they used and the decorating is perfect. I will describe it as a traditional classic Riad with a modern touch. I am professional decorator so I really felt at home! Unfortunately we just had one night before going back to Holland. I could have stay in Riad Helen for more days. We came from the desert with his silence, so we didn't want to go out for a dinner. Maxime ordered dinner for us and we had a choise of a few good wines he had in the Riad. We spent the night of the amazing sunroof with good wine, dinner and silence. It couldn't be better. Maxime and Mario, you both are friendly people and amazing hosts. Thank you for the perfect stay!
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About the Host, Maxime & Mario
Après avoir vécu à Paris et voyagé à travers l'Espagne, le Portugal, l'Angleterre, les Etats-Unis, l'Allemagne, la Hongrie, l'Italie, la Croatie, la Bosnie-Herzegovine et la Russie... nous avons décidé de nous installer à Marrakech pour accueillir à notre tour les voyageurs du monde entier.
Having lived in Paris and traveled through Spain, Portugal, England, USA, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia ... We decided to move to Marrakech for now welcome travelers from around the world.