My wife and I recently stayed with friends for 4 nights. We were picked up from the airport and personally escorted to the riad by the driver. On arrival we were welcomed by Samira (a gem of a manageress)and offered refreshments before being shown to our room.
The riad is beautifully refurbished to a very high standard and is spotlessly clean. Our room overlooked a narrow street which is too narrow for cars and consequently quieter than you would expect in the centre of a bustling city. Our friends rooms were equally as nice as ours and possibly even quieter.
Our party went on may excursions which were all arranged prior to arrival by Elizabeth and John. We had excellent guides who were very knowledgable and spoke excellent English - well worth paying a little extra for.
Breakfast was served on the roof patio and every morning we were treated to a different array of goodies. Dinner was arranged for one special evening at the riad. What a wonderful experience ! It started in the morning by going to the butcher with Samira to buy the lamb and on the way picking up all the other ingredients to go in the tangier pot. We then watched the cooks preparing the dish and we the set off with our pots to go to the communal oven down the road. 6 hours later it was beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyed.
Marrakech is fascinating,buzzing and suprisingly clean. Many places of historical interest and of course the souks, which remain unspoilt.
We shall definately return to Riad Elizabeth, you will find it hard to beat !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Elizabeth is an elegant and chic riad located in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An oasis of style and a calm refuge from the feverish pace and excitement of the souk.British-owned Riad Elizabeth offers modern comfort and facilities whilst maintaining an air of exotic Moroccan charm and romance.The riad offers six en-suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and an iPod dock. Just a short walk from the Medersa Ben Youssef and Musée de Marrakech, Riad Elizabeth provides everything needed to make your stay in Marrakech enjoyable and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Elizabeth Marrakech
- Riad Elizabeth Hotel Marrakech