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The Riad is really amazing. It is beautiful, spacious, clean and Nicole is a great host. She was extremely helpful in planning our trip, with great recommendations. Amina was wonderful, and her cooking is to die for, she made us a dinner that was one of our favorite in the city, and the breakfasts and tea were great too. I have nothing but great things to say, and I highly recommend Nicole and this Riad!
We had a wonderful stay at the riad. The place is really beautiful and it feels like a home away from home. Nicole is an excellent host!
Everything is just perfect. The rooms, the roofterrace, the bathrooms, everything.
We would recommend staying in for dinner en try the homemade vegetable tajine from Amina. It is a feast!
We would recommend a stay at this beautiful riad at a good spot in de medina.
La Maison, located in the eastern medina, is a wonderful oasis of peace and comfort. Beautifully decorated, it provides a stylish alternative to hotel life. The rooftop garden is the perfect spot to start your day with a fresh orange juice and a healthy breakfast, or while away a few lazy do-nothing hours on comfortable cushions under a brilliant azure sky. And then, when the mood takes you, plunge again into the busy streets and souks just a few metres away. Together, Nicole (the owner), Amina (who comes each day to make breakfast), and Samir (who provides the transport) make for a stress-free and totally enjoyable week in Marrakech. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
We've just got back from an amazing few days at la maison. The house is stunning, amina is lovely and Nicole couldn't be more helpful. I've travelled the world and rarely stayed anywhere better
Staying at Nicole's riad was a great experience! The communication was very good - fast, helpful and sweet. The riad is beautiful and Amina is an excellent cook. We recommend future guests to try her tasty meals for dinner :).
You know the places that you stay at and love, and rave about to everyone on your return? It happens every so often, and it is great when it does. What is even rarer - happening only once or twice in life - is when you find a place so good that you actually never want to tell anyone about it so that you can keep the secret all to yourself! This is that place.
Nicole was amazing - Amina was amazing - the riad was amazing. All three of these things exceeded our expectations, and went so far above and beyond that it felt like an über five star experience.
The photos are accurate, as are the reviews that heap praise on the facilities, the location, Nicole's attention to detail and assistance, and Amina. Our two year old was in love with "Nina" and even now on our return home is wandering around the house and calling out her name hoping to see her smile, hear her speak French to him, and taste her amazing food.
There is little that we can say that has not already been said - Nicole has to stop everything she is doing, find more properties, and do this as a full time living. She is simply what makes the AirBnB service what it is - the perfect example of an amazing host with a phenomenal product and service.
Thank you for everything Nicole and Amina - we will be coming back as soon as possible, and will try our best not to keep this diamond too much of a secret!
Three of us had a wonderful five-night stay in La Maison over the Christmas holiday. The riad is exactly as described, it's beautiful, spacious and very comfortable - even with the cool winter nights, as Amina came to light the fire each evening and gas heaters were provided in the bedrooms. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast each morning with the menu offering plenty of variety for different tastes and appetites. We also enjoyed two dinners prepared by Amina - lovely fish tajines with moroccan salads. Nicole was an exceptional host, always available to answer queries and communicate our wishes to Amina when our French language skills weren't up to the task. We would love to return to La Maison and stay at another (warmer) time of year.
Our stay was fantastic and Nicole and Amina really made everything so much more special. Communication with Nicole was very good before, during and after. She was helpful, honest and went over and above throughout to ensure the stay was not only to our taste but safe and easy going. My only note for not 5 stars was a bit of a wobble with the lack of french/arabic/english with us and the local team on the ground. We had a few troubles communicating where we were for taxis and arranging times and other things but Nicole was incredible as she was constantly available and staid on top of things to assist. In hind sight there would be a few things I would do differently to prepare myself for being out and about.
Amina's care for our experience, her cooking and heartfelt hospitality was really incredible. Although language was lost on us some times there was a nice bond and we were very grateful for all that she did. Our dinner on the first night was better than any restaurant and more comfortable in the house than out and about! I also got to learn how to make mint tea - more tricky than you would think!
The house was pretty chilly (time of year obviously) so prepare yourself for that - felt i was walking around in my coat and slippers to stay warm. The water for showers was luke warm most days but we weren't in there for long so didn't necessarily address it at the time. I am thinking the place would only get better with warmer weather.
I personally wouldn't have walked to the main square although it is posed to be rather close - not necessarily for safety but more for getting lost (although they say that is part of the fun). Having the local taxi definitely helped relieve any anxiety with getting around from point A to B. We only had a few days so time was money and they made that easier.
Nicole's design and taste was gorgeous - I wanted to find replicas and take it all home. Thanks for the inspiration!
Would highly recommend this place for couples, families and other adventure seekers who like a touch of local experience and high end experience. Thank you again for all that you did Nicole!
As many have said before Nicoles beautiful riad is an oasis of calm in the bustling city that is marrakech. It was a welcome retreat at the end of day and Aminas food was an additional treat. The area was very local and gave us an added flavour of Marrakech. Nicole was a helpful host and communication was frequent. I'd love to stay again! Thanks Nicole.
The little treasures and the beauty of Nicole's riad are exfolding more and more the longer you stay. It is located in a local area and was our retreat after our strolls through the buzzling city. The communication with Nicole was so kind and excellent from the beginning. Amina is such a lovely person and her couscous could be served in star rated restaurant. It was the best we had in Marrakesh.
We loved the experience living like a local and felt secure and so comfortable. We would loooove to return. Thanks, Nicole!
Nicole was a great guest. Very clean and respectful of our place. We would love to have her back is she comes to SF!
Everything worked out just perfectly and the apartment was treated respectfully and left clean and tidy. Always welcome! Thanks!
Nicole is a real creative spirit and you can really see it in her riad. A perfectionist in every part of her life, she makes the perfect host on your holiday. She's the go to person when it comes down to staying in a unique and beautiful place, eating amazing food and recommending the best of Marrakech. Enjoy your stay!
Nicole's a super creative person and a very welcoming host! Her riad in Marrakesh is absolutely stunning! She re-built the entire house from the ground up and the result is a little fairytale retreat. The decor and design are gorgeous and I am already looking forward to our next visit.
nicole is a good friend and a wonderful human vein. A perfectionist who has the greatest eye for detail which makes her good at anything she puts her mind to. She really cares about her guests and is the most hospitable and considerable girl on airbnb i am sure!
Nicole is a great friend and a hard-working girl.
She's very passionate about the things she does. This makes her a wonderful host. I'm glad to have her as a friend and I can recommend her to anyone.
this is the most stunning place ever!!!!! it really is heaven on earth ... i would highly recommend it if you fancy a trip to marrakesh ... and sleeping out on the roof under the stars in truly magical!!