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HIGHLIGHTS:
» 5 minutes to «Jemaa El Fna»
» 2 bedrooms for 4 persons
» Renovated in 2012 with traditional construction methods
» Exclusive rental: no other guests, just your family and friends!

The space

Riad Petit Palais de Marrakesh is a small private rental home in the Medina of Marrakesh. It is located in a calm area only a five-minute walk away from the famous Jemaa El Fna square. It has two bedrooms which sleep four persons. It has been renovated in 2012 with traditional construction methods.

LOCATION: The riad is centrally located in the old town of Marrakesh. The famous «Jemaa El Fna» Square is only a five minutes’ walk away. There you can easily get a taxi to discover Marrakesh and its surroundings. You will enjoy walking to the Jemaa el Fna square to buy fresh orange juice from the street stalls, and then walk back past an array of street vendors selling pastries and other local delights to enjoy it on your private roof terrace.

RENT: The rental price includes the exclusive use of the entire house and cleaning upon your departure. We provide bed sheets, towels and usual amenities such as hairdryers. There is a French/English-speaking caretaker. She is available any time during your stay to assist you and make sure you are enjoying your vacation.

PRIVACY: When you rent with us you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just you and your family and friends.

ARRIVAL BY CAR: The house is located in the old town of Marrakesh and there is no direct access by car. After booking, I will send you information about a guarded parking nearby.

ARRIVAL BY PLANE/TRAIN/BUS: We can pick you up at the airport, the train station, or the bus station. A transfer costs 15€ for or up to 7 persons. Ask for the price if you are more than 7 persons.

INTERNET ACCESS: Free Internet access through a Wi-Fi connection is available.

THE HOUSE: The riad was recently renovated with traditional Moroccan construction techniques. Examples of Moroccan handicraft, such as Tadelakt (Moroccan wall painting technique with colors), sculpted plaster and wooden ceilings are found in every room. Lamps, furniture, mirrors, bedspreads, curtains, etc. found in the riad have all been crafted by Moroccan artisans, some of them living next door.

ROOMS: The total living space is about 100m2 and it can comfortably accommodate four persons in its two bedrooms. It is equipped with reversible air-conditioning. There is a common bathroom with a bathtub. The kitchen, a Moroccan chill out area, and one bedroom are located on the ground floor. The second bedroom and the bathroom are on the first floor.

LIVING OUTDOOR: A patio with a fountain and a large palm tree occupies the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a chill out balcony with a view on the patio. On the top floor, a roof terrace of about 40m2 is the best place to enjoy the sunshine during the day and the deliciously breezy evenings of Marrakesh.

MEALS: Dinner and breakfast (typical Moroccan dishes) can be ordered and enjoyed in a nearby Riad which we are associated to.

DAY TRIPS: We know many good drivers that can be rented for a day trip. Currently, the daily rental price for a car with driver is 130€. The car can fit up to 7 persons. Please ask us for a quote. Booking our transfer from the airport is a good way to get to know the driver and the vehicle in case you plan such a trip and want it to be arranged by us.

GUIDE: If you are interested, we can organize a guide who will help you discover the many cultural and historical aspects of Marrakech. A half-day tour costs 50€.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Our house is available from 1600 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 1000 on the day of departure. If possible, though, this will be flexible depending on your final flight arrival and departure times.

SMOKING: Smoking is allowed on the roof terrace and in the patio.

VISITORS: No local visitors are allowed entry to the Riad during your stay. This restriction is necessary because of the Moroccan legislation.

NEIGHBORS: It is expected that our guests do not make excessive noise that could disturb our neighbors. Furthermore, it is not allowed to be naked on the roof terrace. We also ask our guests not to unnecessarily look at the terraces and patios of the riads in the neighborhood. The roof terraces in Morocco were originally reserved for women.

NOT TO BE MISSED: walking is the best way to explore the medina (old city) of Marrakesh. Here are a few ideas of where your steps should take you:

- Main souks, 3 min walk.
- «Jemaa El Fnaa» square, 5 min.
- «Place des Épice», 5 min.
- «Place des Ferblantiers», 7 min.
- «Palais Bahia» and «Palais Badii», 7 min.
- «Musée de Marrakesh» , 10 min.
- «Medersa Ben Youssef» (old Koranic university), 10 min.
- «Saadian tombs» (Kasbah area), 10 min.
- Restaurant/bar: «KosyBar» (beautiful roof terrace), 7 min.
- Restaurant: «Tanjia» (belly dancing), 7 min.
- Restaurants/bar: «Café Arabe» (beautiful roof terrace), 10 min.
- Restaurants/bar: «Terrasse des Épices» (beautiful roof terrace), 10 min.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $31
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

SMOKING: Smoking is allowed on the roof terrace.

VISITORS: No local visitors are allowed entry to the Riad during your stay. This restriction is necessary because of the Moroccan legislation.

NEIGHBORS: It is expected that our guests do not make excessive noise that could disturb our neighbors. Furthermore, it is not allowed to be naked on the roof terrace. We also ask our guests not to unnecessarily look at the terraces and patios of the riads in the neighborhood. The roof terraces in Morocco were originally reserved for women.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Our house is available from 1600 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 1000 on the day of departure. If possible, though, this will be flexible depending on your final flight arrival and departure times.


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3 nights minimum stay

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John User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely incredible home within the Medina. Aleks and co. are wonderful hosts!

Sam User Profile
August 2017
Great place. Wonderland-ish with a little door leading to a palace. I'd stay there again in a heart beat, probably not on August... 104 degrees was a lot for my daughter. They took excellent care of us. Everything we needed was a call away. The food was great and the place was clean... AC blowing and a smiling face ready to assist A Ten out of Ten.

Jeremy User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic things: Location Very charming Riad, beautifully decorated The host was so helpful and kind The meal we ate at their larger Riad was splendid Powerful AC, which was awesome for those hot days. The only place in Morocco we stayed that had cold AC. Things to know: Lively, sometimes noisy at night

Jodi User Profile
July 2017
This is a lovely guest home in a busy city focused upon the tourist trade. The house was a little 'retreat' for our family & we also took advantage of the half day trip to Ourika Valley. We were grateful for the hospitality and assistance provided (for example taking us to the train station to book the train to Tangiers).

Samantha User Profile
July 2017
Riad Petit Palais was wonderful. It was on secluded and quiet street, but not so far away from the main square (you could walk there in 5 minutes). Amal was also great, she was always responsive to all of our questions and queries. The Riad itself was beautiful, and served as an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Definitely recommend staying here if you are in Marrakech.

Aurie User Profile
June 2017
Very authentically restored Riad with 2 centrally placed air conditioning units in a centrally location close to the main square. Aleks has a great team of people who helped with airport pickup and drop off (recommended) and Amal, the host, was very sweet and a lifesaver. She helped us arrange a private day trip to the Oricka Vallley, made dinner reservations, recommended and booked hammam appointments and even found a pharmacy that was open on a holiday to pick up sore throat lozenges.

Lianne User Profile
June 2017
This riad was perfect for our week exploring Marrakesh! Extremely central and within walking distance of all the main souks, with taxi stops just a 5 min walk away if you want to head any further! The raid was absolutely gorgeous and extremely comfortable. It was great to have the freedom of the whole riad to ourselves, meaning we could cook using bits and pieces we picked up fresh from the markets and we could enjoy our dinner up on our own roof terrace if we were too tired to head out to any of the nearby restaurants. Amal was an incredible in country host and was always on hand if we had any questions. She also arranged our trip to the Atlas Mountains for a great price. We booked breakfast and dinner for our first day in the riad which was great value, great food and a good way to get settled in. We absolutely loved our stay and would love to come back!

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Wädenswil, SwitzerlandJoined in November 2011
Aleks User ProfileAleks is a superhost.

I have been in love with Marrakech, its inhabitants and Moroccan artwork for many years. The first time I was struck by the beauty of Morocco was when, after hitchhiking from Switzerland, I arrived in Tangier in 1979.
I offer for rent Swiss owned private vacation houses in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh. With me, you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just your family and friends!

Ich vermiete Ferienhäuser in der Medina (Altstadt) von Marrakesch. Wenn Sie ein Riad über mich mieten, mieten Sie immer das ganze Haus. Es gibt keine anderen Gäste ausser Ihre Familie und Ihre Freunde! Alle Riads sind im Besitz von Schweizer Privatpersonen und wurden sorgfälltig mit traditionellen Methoden renoviert und sind mit modernstem Komfort ausgestattet.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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