Riad Sophora - a Peaceful Heaven

House - Entire home/apt · Derb Kadi, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

A heaven of tranquility in the Medina of Marrakesh. Escape the noise and bustle after a day in the souk and relax in a beautiful and calm riad, renovated and decorated in a typical Moroccan style.

Your host, Sibylle
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A heaven of tranquility in the Medina of Marrakesh. Escape the noise and bustle after a day in the souk and relax in a beautiful and calm riad, renovated and decorated in a typical Moroccan style.

The Space

Situated in one of older districts of the medina of Marrakesh, built in a traditional Moroccan style, Riad Sophora is a beautiful private house. Riad Sophora is within 15 minutes of the world famous Jamma El Fna, a walk taking you through the tortuous and animated streets of the medina. Situated in a popular and lively district, Riad Sophora is a real haven of peace.
The house is composed of a shadowed courtyard with a small refreshing pool, a sitting area and a small table for a romantic meal. A separate dining room, a living room, a kitchen and guest toilets are also on the ground floor. On the first floor you will find three bedrooms sleeping two each. Two have their on-suite bathrooms. The spacious private terrace is ideal for sunbathing, taking drinks and enjoying the superb climate of Marrakesh.

During your stay you will be attended to by Fatima. She looks daily after he house. She will also change your linen and towels once a weeks if you stay longer than a week. Fatima can help you to find your way in the Medina of Marrakesh.

Fatima offers to take care of your meals, if you wish so. She can serve breakfast at the time suitable to you, and according to your wishes in the dining room, in the patio or on the terrace. Traditional Moroccan breakfast is copious and consists of delights of the Moroccan gastronomy. Fatima also proposes you evening meals consisting of a choice of starters, of a typical dish and dessert. Products for the meals are bought fresh very day on the market. Meals are to be booked with and paid directly to Fatima

We offer free WIFI in the house. Fatima will give you the access code with pleasure.

We can arrange transfers from the airport to the house with one of our trusted drivers. You can pay the transfer costs to him directly.

We allow you to smoke in the house, but only in open spaces and not the bed rooms, living room and dining room.

Guest Access

You have access to the small pool in the courtyard of the house. Please supervise your children as the pool does not have a child security.

The Neighborhood

Bab Aylen is the oldest part of the Marrakech medina. It is not touristic and you will enjoy the daily life of the inhabitants. It (email hidden)ly area with many market stalls, small shops and street vendors.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $288
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Sono stati 5 fantastici giorni quelli passati a Marrakech con mio marito e il Riad Sophora ha contribuito decisamente alla riuscita della nostra mini vacanza!
    La casa è molto bella, curata e pulita e fresca, situata in una zona della medina residenziale e tranquilla. In poco più di 15 minuti si arriva facilmente alla piazza Jeema el-Fnaa.
    Fatima, che si occupa della casa, è stata gentile, disponibile e precisa nelle informazioni e nel servizio. Abbiamo usufruito del servizio colazione un paio di volte e della cena una volta e tutto è stato piacevole e molto gustoso!
    Assolutamente da consigliare! Grazie e speriamo di tornare con tutta la famiglia un giorno!
    Grazie Sibylle!

    My husband and I had a great 5 days at Riad Sophora, chosing the right place to stay made a huge part of the succes of our mini holiday! The house is beautifully furnished and decorated, clean and well equipped, located in a quiet residential parte of the medina. In about 15 min you can easily walk to the main square Jemaa el-Fnaa.
    Fatima, the kind and friendly lady who looks after the house, has been very helpfull and precise with her instructions and the services she provided ( such as breakfast and dinner) were definatelly well prepared and well served, delicious and worth trying! Thank you and let's hope to be back with the whole family in the future!
    Thank you Sibylle!

    June 2014
  • I would certainly recommend this place! Beautifull!

    May 2014
  • Nous étions 5 filles et avons passé un super séjour dans le Riad de sibylle. L'emplacement est parfait et le lieu magnifique. Je recommande vivement ce logement.

    May 2014
  • Il riad era bellissimo, spazioso, pulito! La cameriera era cordiale e disponibile e preparava ogni mattina la colazione abbondante e squisita. Il terrazzo sul tetto era un'oasi di pace fuori dal caos cittadino. Molto belli gli arredamenti. Un'esperienza molto piacevole e rilassante.

    April 2014
  • Ein sehr schönes Haus, hübsch eingerichtet, und mit viel Platz (wir waren 5). Besonders gut gefallen hat uns die ruhige Lage - sehr erholsam nach einem "harten Touristentag" mit viel Trubel in den Gassen, sich an einen ruhigen Ort zurückzuziehen. Besonderes Highlight ist die grosszügige Dachterrasse. Die Küche entspricht nicht ganz europäischem Standard, aber es ist in mehr als ausreichender Menge alles da, um sich, wenn man will, auch umfangreichere Menüs zubereiten zu können. Die Abwicklung mit Frau Rupprecht war völlig problemlos. Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.

    March 2014
  • Sibylle's Riad is beautiful! A true Moroccan experience of luxery. It's located in an old and vibrant part of town, within 10 minutes walk to the big sqaure market with lots of restaurants and shopping. Her staff were very helpful, especially the driver Mustapha (I highly recommend using him for airport or other tours/transfers, he is excellent). I would highly recommend this place for your next stay in Marrakesh.

    February 2014
  • Riad Sophora is a perfect choice for integrating into the local community while offering an escape from the city. It's tucked away from the busy streets in the heart of the Medina and we loved the choices we had: Relaxing around the pool or roof terrace and then being a short walk from the Medina hot spots and a quick taxi from the clubs, shops and restaurants in the new town.

    The Riad looks and feels amazing - spotlessly clean and we (email hidden) with Fatima. Although we couldn't speak French very well, she was able to accommodate our needs including breakfast. There was no doubt that we made the right choice with Raid Sophora - it's fantastic value for money and I recommend it if you want somewhere to relax while discovering Marrakech!

    February 2014
  • I stayed here with 3 friends for 2 nights and we all had a really great time. The riad is beautiful and has everything you could want. It was rather difficult to find as we arrived in the dark and the rain, and it is situated in a notably non-touristy area. This was great to experience a different side of Marrakech, but would make it tricky to navigate if you didn't have someone with good French with you. Fatima is amazing and was a wonderful help, with everything from showing us around, giving up tips on where to go, and coming over to help with the fuse box. The driver she recommended was also a great help. Again, French is a useful skill to have with Fatima. Overall we had a great time and i would definitely come back again and recommend it to friends and family.

    January 2014
  • Beautiful house, well kept. In an interesting part of Old town Marrakesh. Close to the real Marrakesh, as it is situated in quite a non touristy area. Once we were able to navigate the labyrinth of Marrakesh streets, it is close to the main square and markets.
    Downsides: be advised unless you speak French or Arabic, communication with Housekeeper very difficult. Power outage on second last night, but fixed next day.

    January 2014
  • Ein unglaublich schönes Haus im Herzen von Marrakesch! Das eine Reise wert ist! Das Haus bietet Ruhe in der kaotischen marokknischen Stadt und viel Platz, es gibt nichts an dem es einem Mangelt und die nette Haushälterin Fatima kann einem aufkommende Fragen beantworten.

    December 2013
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I and my daughter Sophie are happy to open to you our house in Marrakech. Marrakech will transport you with its flavours, colours, and different life style. Riad Sophora is my refuge where I can relax, and tank energy. I hope that you will feel the same positive energy in my house.
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