Superb Riad of 180 m2 spread over three levels:
- A floor to stay
- A floor to sleep
- A floor to enjoy the sun
Our "Riad Ben Said" is located in a luxuriant private residence near the Marrakech Medina
The first floor contains a large moroccan style living room, a dining room of old belgian oak, a fully furnished kitchen, showers and toilet.
The upper floor contains two double bedrooms (one classic, one berber look), a shower room, a cabinet with toilet and a large cupboard.
From the deck, you can enjoy a sunbath with view on the palm grove and eternal snowy mountains!
Al Qariya Assiyahiya residence provides 3 swimming pools, several groceries and coffee-bars, a pizzeria, a pharmacy, a rent-a-car and excursion office and a beautiful mosk.
The residence is located along the old Medina walls (North East). 30 min by foot through authentic Bab Kchich neighborhood, and you reach the famous Ben Youssef Medersa, the souks and J'maa El Fna square! Or by taxi, via Majorelle garden's...
It's even possible to order delicious traditional maroccan meals at a very nice price.
In the Riad, there is also a WHEELCHAIR if necessary.
In the Riad , you have a satellite TV and free WIFI . A rockingchair accompanies the library with tourist books. Equipped with the set of saucepans , stove and oven , microwave , coffee maker, fridge and freezer . It is also possible to take delivery of traditional Moroccan meal! On the terrace , also 2 chairs, there is a romantic swing ... A washing machine and a wheelchair ( push ) are also available.
Interaction with Guests
We are regularly on site but most often it is our neighbor and friend who will welcome you and will go around the Riad . It is also she who can provide on request the famous tagines , couscous and Moroccan soups at unbeatable prices ! She will gladly answer your questions. If necessary , we are also available by phone .
Along the East ramparts of the Medina, the Al Qariya Assiyahiya residence opens onto a beautiful mosque , surrounded by lush vegetation . It offers 3 swimming pools , cafes , pizzeria , grocery stores, a hairdresser , a pharmacy and a rental car , also organizing excursions. 20 minutes through the authentic Bab Kechich , we reached the foot Medersa Ben Youssef , the Museum of Marrakech , the souks and the famous J'maa El Fna . Or by car or taxi via the Majorelle gardens ...
From Marrakech airport , a taxi can pick you up and bring you to the door!
After crossing in 5 minutes the flowery paths of the residence, the ' small ' and ' large ' taxis will take you around and around Marrakech , including Marjane mall . A bus crosses the Medina of Marrakech, Bab El Fna Kechich to Jmaa .
But it's feet as you discover the authenticity of Kechich neighborhood where still live and work many Marrakchi fruits and vegetables, poultry dealers and butchers , groceries and pastries, but also blacksmiths, carpenters and potters !
Observe neighbors, quiet and decorum of the residence.
Protect the Moroccan lounge seats if they are used as sleeping or Moroccan dining room.
Prohibit access to the roof for children (no railing)
Act as 'good father' and have lots of fun!
We spent 4 night at the Riad and everything went perfect.
The appartment is really quiet and safe, located within a private residence. Quick access to the Medina (10 min walk) and tanneries district. Amina was present to welcome us on arrival. She is always around if you need anything.
The appartment had everything we needed and was very clean. The rooftop was much appreciated. Highly recommended.
The family next door were very friendly, they gave a plate oranges as a welcoming gift. The apartment itself is lovely, big and spacious. The roof terrace has gorgeous view over the Palmeraie and the Altas Mountains. The property is situated in a gated complex just on the outskirts of the medina. It is a welcome oasis after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of the city. The pool was closed for winter whilst I was there, which is shame. I would have love to try it.
Ali was waiting at the airport even though there was a 90 minute delay and took us to the complex. Amina was waiting and greeted us warmly when was got to the Riad. The Riad exceed our expectations. Spacious, clean and with seating in the living room for about 30 it was a great home for the two weeks we were in Marrakesh. Anytime we didn't feel like going out (there's great food in the Medina at night) Amina woud cook us some great Moroccan food, huge portions.
The complex has a couple of small grocery stores (check the expiration dates), a pharmacy, a travel agency and a pizza shop. In addition to the swimming pools the complex is lined with palm trees and lots of flowers that the local birds seemed to enjoy. Everyone was friendly and the shop workers particularly attentive, if you buy anything heavy they'll carry it home for you.
A short walk to the Old Medina and narrow streets filled with donkey & horse carts, scooters and people. This end of the Medina doesn't have as many tourists as the other end and while no one spoke English everybody somehow knew how to bargain in English. It was a great place to experience Marrakesh away from the tourist zone. Tour guides and taxis had no problems finding the complex.
The internet was reasonably fast and we had no problem watching NetFlix (through Hola). The kitchen well enough equipped for our limited use. The beds were comfortable and there were more than enough blankets. The Riad felt spacious, clean and comfortable.
The location was not super convenient in terms of walking to and from places simply because we were totally unfamiliar with this city. However, Said arranged a driver to pick us up from the airport and he ended up driving us around everywhere, which was amazing!! He was super responsive, punctual, and made us feel a lot safer in this city and aware of our surroundings. The apartment itself was absolutely beautiful, and Amina was AMAZING! We loved the breakfasts she made for us, and she was super welcoming and sweet to us, even though only one of us could speak french. It was absolutely worth the money we paid to be in a more separated residential area, and we loved our time there! Thank you for everything!!
Located far enough from the Medina (1.5 miles) where there is peace and quiet. Riad was very clean, deck on the roof was amazing (especially during call to prayer). Amina was gracious and a great cook. It was refreshing to retreat to the Riad after a crazy day within the city walls. Would stay here again if given the chance.
Amina y su esposo fueron muy amables con nosotros, nos ayudaron a hacer las compras, en nuestros trayectos al aeropuerto. El apartamento es muy amplio, bonito y cómodo, con un verdadero estilo marroquí. Con todos los servicios a la mano, luego que en el barrio se encuentra todo lo necesario. Mis hijos disfrutaron de las albercas, que estaban muy limpias y con poca gente. La terraza y la vista desde ella es muy agradable. El centro (la Medina, Soko y plaza Jamaa el Fna) están muy cerca incluso caminando -sólo hay que revisar el mapa-. Fue una estancia muy agradable. Nos encantaría volver a Marrakech y al apartamento de Saïd.
Excellent place, very tidy nice location and good facilities. Would happily recommend.
Only thing I would say is.. We got charged 200 Dirham for the taxi transfer organized through Said's contact when we arrived at the station. Extortionate. After much haggling with the taxi drivers boss we got it down to 100 which even was a little too expensive we learned. Recommend agreeing taxi price before arrival or find your own when you arrive and negotiate. Not a negative on Said's part, but something to be aware of.
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