Riad le Petit Palais de Marrakech

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

The Space

Riad Petit Palais de Marrakesh is a small but gorgeous 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.

When you rent Riad Petit Palais de Marrakesh you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just you and your family and friends.

When you contact us, please let us know a little bit about yourself so that we won't be feeling like we are going to welcome a total stranger, thank you!

LOCATION: The riad is centrally located in an area called Derb Dabachi. 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 daily price is 100€ for the entire house for up to 4 persons. Each additional persons above 4 will be charged an additional 20€ per night. When you rent this riad you always book the entire house. There will be no other guests, just you and your family and friends.

THE HOUSE: The riad was entirely renovated in 2012 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 surface of the house 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.

STAFF AND SERVICES: Bed sheets, towels and usual amenities such as hairdryers are provided by us. 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. Meals (typical Moroccan dishes) can be ordered and enjoyed in a nearby Riad which we are associated to. The caretaker is an extremely reliable person, who has been taking good care of the house for a long time.

INTERNET ACCESS: Free Internet access (email hidden) connection is available.

TRANSPORTATION: A private shuttle can be reserved to pick you up from the airport or the train station. The price (one way trip) is 15€. The shuttle is also available for sightseeing trips you might want to make around Marrakesh. Taking our shuttle 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.

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» (large roof terrace), 10 min.
- Restaurants/bar: «Terrasse des Épices» (beautiful roof terrace), 10 min.

CONTACT US: If you have any questions about our riad or Marrakesh, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our experience in Marrakech was wonderful, in many ways thanks to Aleks's crew (Nadia and Hassan) who were super friendly and took great care of us since the moment we stepped out of the airport, to arranging a delicious breakfast for us and arranging a transport back to the airport for us. They made an unforgettable experience for both me and my wife. The petit palais riad was another part of the experience. Located in the medina of Marrakech is super close to everywhere you would want to go, and is really private and peaceful for a couple or group traveling together. The place itself is not as new as you see in the pictures, but it's still gorgeous, specially in the night. I would recommend Aleks place to anyone wanting to have a unique experience in Marrakech!

    March 2014
  • This is a amazing property. Smack in the middle of the Medina geographically, only minutes walk to any sites and literally on the doorstep of the souks. Despite that it is quiet and secluded. Well presented, private, comfortable.
    Aleks was one of the most responsive hosts I've used on Airbnb and his representatives (Nadia & Hassan) were attentive, generous and helpful. We also used their airport transfer service which was on time and professional.
    The roof terrace was even nicer than it appears in photos, but views are limited as it isn't particularly high.
    A delightful, peaceful and private riad.

    February 2014
  • Very nice and charming riad, Breakfast at the nearby associated riad was superb. Nadia and Hassan were great hosts.
    Kitchen is not very well equipped if you like to cook…
    rest is perfect…

    February 2014
  • A bit complicate to acceed in the Riad but good Riad , Very small but made with a lot of Elegance and détails

    January 2014
  • Very nice and charming riad ! Very well located. Ideal for families with two kids. Nadia and Hassan are wonderful hosts. They will do the best for your trip being unforgettable.

    December 2013
  • Five nights with my two daughters at the start of a Christmas New Years holiday in Morocco. Lovely lay out of the riad with two distinct bedrooms. Breakfast at the nearby associated riad was superb. Nadia and Hassan were helpful on anything that we might have needed. Quiet location with peaceful roof deck. Right in center of the action but still private and calm.

    December 2013
  • Riad Le Petit Palais ist a comfortable, quiet and charming location close to the main square and the souks. Nadia and Hassan are wonderful, helpful people and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a cosy place to stay in Marrakech.

    December 2013
  • Aleks's Riad is fantastic and is close to everything in the Medina. I would definitely stay here again if I was in Marrakech.

    December 2013
  • We just returned from Morocco and our stay at Petit Palais was one of our highlights of the trip. It is a quiet sanctuary in the craziness of Marrakech while still being extremely close to the excitement of Jemmna el Fna. Hassan met us upon arrival (we arranged taxi service from the station with the riad and would highly suggest you do the same) and showed us to the beautiful riad. The place is clean and charming and perfect for 2-4 people. It was just 2 of us and we liked the privacy very much. Hassan arranged breakfast for us at a nearby riad. It was ready at whatever time we wanted and I would suggest using this service as well unless you would like to make your own.
    I would suggest this place to any traveler that is adventurous and would like to feel as though Marrakech is their home.

    November 2013
  • We had a most enjoyable stay at Riad Le Petit Palais in Marrakech. Nadia and Hassan could not have been more helpful. The riad itself is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It is clean, comfortable and in an excellent location. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice cosy place to stay in Marrakech.

    October 2013
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