This traditional Moroccan house is situated in the district of Kasbah, in the medina of Marrakech, near the famous Djemaa el Fna square in the historical town centre. Menara Airport is about 10 minutes away by car (approximately 5 km). It features a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a hairdressing salon, bar, restaurant, Internet access and a car park. Its 5 elegant rooms are en suite and equipped with a shower, hairdryer, Internet access and a balcony or terrace. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the swimming pools or relax under the parasols. There is also a gym onsite. The riad offers Moroccan meals which can be sampled in the various spaces of the property, in the lounge with its original fireplace, on the patio under the orange trees or on the sunny terraces.
Distance to city centre 3km
Distance to beach 170km
Distance to airport 5km
Address: 0524386432, Rue Tadla, Derb Chtouka, 216, Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
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This Riad offers a lovely courtyard with a huge orange tree. The room was large and comfortable. Everything was spotless. We ate there and the food was good. Breakfast we had on the roof, which had quite friendly stairs, and there was so much food we had to say enough.
There were only a couple of cons. One was that the duvet was so heavy we could not move and the other was that there was not really anything round about without walking for at least 15 minutes at my speed.
A very pleasant stay
Staying in a Moroccan Riad has been on the bucket list for forever and finally in January it got ticked off the list and what a venue and location to do it.
Following a short transfer from the airport we were welcomed to the warm, romantic, boho interior of the riad and our pre-booked dinner which was superb. All in all our candlelit arrival was simply a wow moment!
Breakfast was included and the ‘simple Moroccan’ breakfast which was freshly cooked and different every day, is more than enough to set you up for the day exploring; and you haven’t got far to walk to get to some of the main sites within Marrakech. The riad is within walking distance to Jemma El Fna, souks and the secret garden to name a few. We took the bike to Le Jardin Majorelle/YSL museum which was organised by Yousef at the Riad. While out and about, we like to try as many local restaurants as possible and we did, but for our last evening we opted for the home cooked food of Fatiha as for us it was the best food we had eaten.
After a busy day it was lovely to come back to the surroundings of the Riad and take advantage of the tranquil roof top terrace.
I would (and already have) recommend the Riad for anyone looking to visit Marrakech whether your a lone traveller or couple. Joelle, Yousef, Younes and Fatiha are friendly and helpful, with great communication up to and during your visit and the Riad is perfect!
The booking site we used for this hotel listed free parking or free valet parking in its website, which is why we selected this hotel. Unfortunately, there is neither at the Riad.
There is parking lot about 300m away, outside the city walls. The fee is 150 MAD for 24 h. We didn't know about this parking lot, because we proceeded directly to the Riad, expecting to be able to park our car.
We were met by a self-appointed guardian, who demanded we pay up-front for street parking. It is extremely doubtful that local residents are approached by these shysters.
The man from the Riad who met us on the street assured us that 50 MAD was a good price for each 24-hour period. We paid the money and never saw the 'guardian' again.
We paid the money out of concern for what might happen to the car had we not paid this ransom.
Don't expect any in-and-out privileges. We took the car for a few hours; upon returning, we were met by a completely different guardian, also demanding money.
The Riad itself is very nice. We had the Sophia room that was upstairs and faced the street. There was considerable noise from foot traffic, motorcycles, and the call for prayers. The breakfasts and dinners are both copious and delicious.
Our check-in time was listed on the booking as being from 2:00-2:30 pm. Since there always appeared to be someone at the Riad, check-in could undoubtedly be any time after 2:00 pm.
There is a wonderful terrace on the upper level where we spent a few pleasant hours.
There is a TV in one of the dining areas on the ground floor. There are no TVs in the rooms.