About This Listing
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.
The Riad is amazing! The reality is better than the pictures!
You are following the small street in that part of the Medina, where you find no tourists. The streets are busy and crowded and from that time you open the Riad, you enter into a quite arabic dream of One Thousand and One Nights!
Fatima arranges the Riad so that you feel welcome from the first time you enter the door. Everything is beautiful and harmonious furnished. The atrium is a great center of the house and the roof-deck is the highlight of the house.
You find everything you need in the house. We spend the weekend with 6 people and had enough space.
We verbleven met onze 4 kinderen (24 jaar, 20 jaar en tweeling van 14 jaar) 5 dagen in Riad Sophora. Het was er een heerlijk rustige plek, veel privacy, veel ruimte en prachtige meubels en (website hidden) overdag op stap en eet 's avonds in de Riad van het lekkere eten van Fatima. Danku Sibylle om je huis voor ons te openen !
Riad Sophora was a dream. It was a piece of heaven! It was wonderful to come back to a peaceful riad at the end of our days. Fatima was very nice, though difficult to communicate because she only speaks French. Mostapha was very helpful with translation. It was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for letting us stay here!
Kurz zusammengefasst: alles super!
Die Formalitäten vor der Ankunft liefen sehr professionell ab; wir bekamen eine genaue Wegbeschreibung und nützliche Infos. Das Riad zu finden war nicht schwer und die Schlüsselübergabe mit Fatima problemlos.
Das Riad selbst ist - wie auf den Fotos abgebildet - ein Traum. Alles im marokkanischen Stil eingerichtet; jede noch so kleine Ecke liebevoll dekoriert! Hier haben wir uns unzählige Tips geholt! Was d. Pool betrifft, so haben wir eigentlich eher einen ,größeren Brunnen' erwartet, weit gefehlt: es handelt sich um ein volllwertiges Pool mit Skimmer, usw. Für unsere Kinder war der tägliche Poolbesuch am Nachmittag das Highlight des Tages!
Die Zimmer selbst sind alle drei sehr schön und komfortabel. Auch bei den zwei Badezimmern gibt es nichts zu bemängeln.
Die Dachterasse ist recht geräumig mit zahlreichen Aufenthaltsmöglichkeiten.
Wir können dieses Riad uneingeschränkt empfehlen, sofern man eine Unterkunft dieser Art, sprich mitten in der Medina umgeben von Einheimischen, sucht.
The riad was just like Sibylle describes it. And it is a GREAT place to stay! Right in the Medina of Marrakech, my friends and I enjoyed being near all the highlights: the souk, the place Jemaa El-Fnaa, the Koutoubia mosque, the tanners etc. We also enjoyed our time in the riad itself, for example on the roof terrace, offering a nice place for a drink/a nap/a sunset look. And in case of any trouble, Fatima was there to help us out in no time!
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Marrakech!
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.
About the Host, Sibylle
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.