18th c.Traditional Garden Riad

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

The Space

Beautifully restored 18th c. traditional garden riad in the deep heart of the Marrakech medina. All rooms hidden behind old sculptured cedar doors open on to the vast open patio with 4 gardens planted with 90 yr.old orange and mandarin trees, jasmin, hibiscus...around a marble fountain. Garden chairs and tables. 3 spacious high-ceiling bedrooms - 2 double & 1 twin convertible on double PRICE IS PER ROOM/PER NIGHT - with fully equipped ensuite bathrooms; large salon with fireplace; music/library salon with sculptured 'peacock' arch; mirrored dining room reflecting gardens; large fully equipped kitchen. Refined decoration with beautiful objects and art deco touches. Vast terrace with lounging chairs and handpainted 'bird' tables surrounded by trees from the Glaoui Palace gardens. An intimate calm hideaway filled with birdsong away from the outside hustle & bustle of the outside world for 6 friends or individual couples. Free WIFI, games, books, DVD's, & music for every taste. Delicious breakfast changed daily. Dinner on request. 3 hr nouvelle Moroccan cooking classes with Fatimaza followed by a candlelight dinner in the garden under the orange trees. Patricia, your hostess with the mostess (see TripAdvisor reviews) will advise on where to go/what to see & do. Place Jemaa el Fna, markets, parks, museums and other attractions 15 minutes on foot. I can organise everything and anything -- guardian parking 10 minutes, pickup from the airport/train, car rentals, guides, day excursions, off-the-beaten-track treks, desert trips, restaurants, golf, paragliding, helicopter flights....
An intimate, romantic stay in a rare green oasis in the Medina.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $853 /week
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Loved my stay in Marrakech and especially the beautiful Riad Mescellil. Patricia was a gracious host and fascinating to talk to and spend some time with. Loved the decor and the feeling of the Riad. All in all an wonderful experience. Thank you Patricia and hope to see you again sometime soon :)

    March 2014
  • We had a very lovely stay at Patricia's Riad. We will not forget those days en certainly go back there! She made it very personal, we had nice conversations and even had a private concert in the morning (thanks to my boyfriend..)! The rooms and the patio look and feel fabulous, fairylike... Thanks Patricia for all your hospitality!

    February 2014
  • Patricia's riad is the perfect place to go if you visit Marrakech. Is right in the heart of the Medina, incredibly quiet and intimate. It has been restored and furnished with love, devotion, and uncommon taste. In the morning the breakfast (oh, those crépes!) is served in a beautiful courtyard under clementine trees while birds drink from a little fountain right in front of you. But beside the wonderful pace, without exaggerating I have to say that Patricia is the most incredible, funny, crazy, charming and amazing host you can hope to find. Patricia is quite a tornado. She's worth a trip to Marrakech!

    August 2013
    Response from Patricia:

    I will steal Marco's words - incredible, funny, crazy, charming!!! and throw them back to him & Juliana adding fuel to their fire with dynamic & inspirational when having indepth discussions. Voila!

  • A beautiful Riad in a great location very close to all the action. Although in the heart of the Medina, Patricia's beautifully restored Riad was a peaceful and welcoming sanctuary, surrounded by orange and clementine trees, birds and wood pigeons and gorgeous cool sunlight which was a very much appreciated after a dusty day in the 43 degree heat. Breakfast was always a delight serving fresh coffee, fruits, homemade crepes, delicious stewed orange and cloves, local breads and pastries...It was actually hard to venture out of the riad in the mornings! It was wonderful to experience such a life as is living in the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, well recommended.

    June 2013
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Born in NZ. Sydney: journalist/stylist film/commercials, Paris: journalist profiles/features, New York: Literary Agent wrote/published book, Marrakech: owner of Riad Mesc el Lil Marrakech. Can't live without books, music, film, art, good conversation, the people I meet in my travels, wonderful food & excellent red wine...And of course all my international fun & interesting guests who have stayed with me, many of whom have become friends. How lucky I am. Motto? One should never stop learning and live each moment as if it is the last.
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