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.
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.
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.
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 is a lively area with many market stalls, small shops and street vendors.
We are happy to welcome you in our house. Please respect the decorations and furniture of the house.
Please be careful with drinks, food, cigarettes and candles. It is in your interest to keep everything safe.
For safety reasons, do not let children without supervision around the pool.
We will ask you for a deposit of the equivalence of CHF 250. This amount, which is reimbursable at the end of your stay, shall be given in cash or cheque to Fatima.
Great stay in this lovely riad in the heart of the medina, really felt like we were living with the locals away from the tourist area. Fantastic views from the terrace, clean and homely. Fatima was great, we arranged for breakfast on the first morning, which I would highly recommend.
We really enjoyed our stay at Riad Sophora and would definitely recommend this Riad for a quiet stay in the Medina in Marrakech. There were 4 of us and it was great to have the whole place to ourselves. Sibylle provided lots of helpful information by email and also arranged the airport transfer with her driver Mustapha for our arrival which was a good thing to do because the Riad is in a quiet corner, tucked away, and not easy to find on your own, although once found, it turns out to be a great location, within walking distance to many of the attractions in the Medina. The housekeeper Fatima is lovely and was also very helpful. She cooked for us a couple of nights which was great, and we also did our own cooking or ate out at restaurants on other nights. The kitchen is at your disposal if you want it. The Riad is very clean, spacious and comfortable, not to mention beautiful! Highly recommended.
Logement fidèle à la description, personnel agréable et ponctuel ( transfert aéroport .. )
Le riad baigne dans la médina tout en étant au calme absolu.
Je le recommande
We had an amazing stay at Riad Sophora, Sybille was very helpful and communicative, providing a lot of useful information before our visit. Fatima the housekeeper was a real joy, permanently smiling and very helpful (despite our language barrier!) her dinner and breakfast was great, it was very nice to make use of the beautiful dining area. The sun terrace is very private, and gets a lot of sun! The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, a little cold at night but that it so be expected, and there are heaters provided. Having Mustapha collect us from the airport was a great introduction to the city, he also organises trips to the mountains/sea which we would have done if we had the time. Overall I would absolutely recommend this little gem of a Riad, in a fantastic location. Stock up on locally baked fresh bread, avocados and mouthwatering Moroccan oranges from the local sellers!
Vielen Dank an Sybille für die Organisation des reibungslosen Ablaufs. Abholung vom Flughafen und Transport zur Unterkunft lief völlig unkompliziert ab. Das Riad ist einfach traumhaft, Punkt! Die Bilder versprechen schon einiges, aber in live überwältigt einen das Ambiente nocheinmal völlig.
An dieser Stelle möchte ich auch Fatima der Haushälterin einen riesigen Dank aussprechn, dass sie mit ihrer äußerst sympatischen und zuvorkommenden Art stets um das Wohlergehen der Gäste bemüht ist. 1+ mit Sternchen!
Wir hatten eine super Zeit im Riad Sophora, dem wirklich schönsten Rückzugsort nach dem Trouble inmitten der Medina. Absolut empfehlenswert.
Everything was lovely, Fatima was very helpful and accommodating . Great location within the medina. Would go back for sure.
Wir hatten einen wundervollen Aufenthalt in Sibylles Riad, dass zwar etwas schwer zu finden , dafür trotz der Lage mitten in der Medina eine ruhige Oase ist. Alles ist sehr liebevoll und geschmackvoll restauriert und ausgestattet. Wir hatten viel Platz und es gab auch die Möglichkeit sich aufzuwärmen bzw die Zimmer zu heizen, da es Ende Dezember in Marrakech doch schon recht frisch wird. Den Nachmittagstee haben wir in der Sonne auf der Dachterrasse genossen. Es hat alles gut geklappt , der gute Geist des Hauses, Fatima, war zur Stelle als wir ankamen und hat lecker für uns gekocht und auch Frühstück zubereitet. Sie spricht zwar nur französisch, was wir nicht sicher beherrschen, konnten uns aber trotzdem gut verständigen.
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.